Thursday, August 22, 2013

#TBT - Throwback Thursday - Stained Glass Windows

Quiltin Jenny

It's Throwback Thursday here at Quiltin' Jenny, and I hope you'll link up and share your own creative adventures from your pre-blogging days.

Today I'm featuring two quilts that I made after taking a class (I think it was at Tiny Stitches).  We used this book for guidance:

The technique is so simple but striking, and the design choices are endless.  In fact, I'll have to show you another quilt next week that used this fusible bias tape in a slightly different way.  Remind me.

I made this quilt for our bedroom in the class, and immediately realized how I would do it better the second time.  I decided to make a second quilt and give it to Gram for Christmas that year.  She was living in an assisted living facility, and I thought it would be a wonderful way to brighten her room.

This really is square.  It's just hanging wonky because it's been folded up for awhile.
Now I have them both, and wonder what to do.  Is it selfish to keep them both?  My cousin actually asked if she could have it, and I said no.  But maybe I should send it to her.  Or maybe I should send her the first one and keep the one that was my grandmother's. 

I'm normally very generous and give away most of my quilts, but this one isn't begging to go live in Colorado.  What's that about, do you think?

Link up below and let's see one of your blasts from the past.


  1. Sounds like you need to make a few more! :) They are really cool. I have a stained glass project that has been floating around in my brain for a few years now. I should probably learn how to do it.

  2. I really both of them and until you are ready to part with one or both, I would hang onto them. If you change your mind later, then go for it.

  3. Personally, I wouldn't be able to give away the one you made for your Gram. If your cousin likes it for its design, then I'm sure she would love the other one you made, but if she wants it for sentimental reasons, then she might not want the other one you made. Either way, keep the one you gave your Gram.

    I know there are a couple of gifts that I gave my uncle and my grandmother before they died, and I wanted those gifts back after they died, and I didn't even make them. I think it is just special to have something that the two of you shared.


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