I have decided to post about my first quilt I ever made after reading Camille's (of Thimble Blossoms) post on her blog Simplify (if you've never checked it out, you shall!!
So here it is...my first ever quilt!
It was made 11 years ago, a simple patchwork with lights and darks. All scraps that mom had in her stash, no borders, yarn tied, nothing fancy. I was only 14 at the time, so needless to say, I was at quite the beginning stage. The quilt measures 52" x 44". I had to scan the picture into my computer (originally taken with a regular camera..yes, this was before all of the fancy digital cameras) just so that I could show it! I'm not sure where the quilt is now, either upstairs in my hope chest, or at Mom's for the kitty to sleep on, or in a closet somewhere...never can tell!
And my most recent finish!
My "Summer Fun" 9-patch that I finished a week and a half or so ago. Made with a mixture of my stash, and mom's stash of brights. Many of these fabrics have great memories, and some are just fun fabrics that I've been collecting along the way. With sashing, corner stones, borders, machine quilted, and binding. Quilt measures 69" x 56" Also, my first pieced back with a few extra 9-patch blocks that I had!
As you can see, I've learned an incredible amount about quilting, the process, and have developed my own skill along the way. Most of that thanks to Mom, love you much! And, also have to throw a little special thank you out to Grandma, without her teaching Mom, I probably wouldn't have picked it up either!
I can't wait to see all of the other blogs of those that decide to take this little journey as well! Be sure to check back to Camille's blog next Monday when she will have a list of all different people who have shared about their quilting journey!