I had always wanted to be a quilter, didn't know how or when this would happen but it did.
The day my son and his partner moved into their new townhouse (only 2 km away from us) I suddenly had a spare room which was to become my sewing room.
I sewed the cut out roosters on with a small zig zag stitch all in black (without the use of viosifix ) - I hadnt heard of that yet. I cut the sashes with scissors and wondered how the quilters did it so beautifully. I then hand quilted (with big ugly stitches) in the ditch around each Rooster. I never knew about binding a quilt, I just cut the back piece larger that the front, folded it over and stitched it in place.
The quilt is dated in pen as being completed in January 2007. I had read somewhere to label your quilts so I wrote on the back of the quilt in laundry marker. Luckily somewhere during this time I signed up for a subscription to Australian patchwork and quilting magazine and read each magazine cover to cover.
I am still quite fond of this quilt, it lives on my recliner in the lounge room and is a beautiful reminder of how far I have come in a very short time.