Monday, July 06, 2009

My First Quilt

Camille over at Simplify and Carrie of Miss Rosie fame are hosting a look at our first quilts. They want us to post a picture of our first quilt and our most recent quilt. So here goes!

My first quilt was started in the spring of 2000. A couple of ladies from church were going to teach the rest of us to quilt. We met once a week for a couple of hours. I almost gave up on quilting until someone explained how to butt opposing seams against each other. Since I was making a Irish chain quilt, that one little hint was priceless! I managed to finish that quilt and have been hooked ever since! My mom hand quilted the quilt.

This is my latest finish. It is a baby sized quilt made from Bonnie's pineapple blossom pattern. In the last almost ten years I have learned to be more adventurous in my color choices. And I have learned how important it is to be accurate.

So now it is your turn - go out there and post pictures of your first and most recent quilts. And then go back and leave a comment on Camille's or Carrie's blog so we can all go check them out!

16 comments:

Camille said...

Both are beautiful!

Lisa D. said...

Beautiful colors - I love them both!

Nanci said...

I love your quilts and your story of how you started too.
Wonderful work!

jaybird said...

love the pineapple block!!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Your Irish Chain is beautiful! It's hard to believe that was your first! And I love the Pineapple Blossom pattern. Very striking.

heather said...

They are both great!

Deborah said...

Asolutely beautiful! You did such a great job and I love the baby quilt.

Lisa said...

I love the church ladies story! That Irish chain is sooo pretty.

Donnelly said...

I like them both. Beautiful work. Have a great day.

Cindy said...

Both quilts are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your work!

amber johnson said...

Beutiful. Love your choice of colors in the baby quilt. I agree, that tip of butting the seams up against each other is priceless!

AJ said...

I love the way the blue fabric pops on your latest quilt.

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

Those are so amazing! Quilting (and knitting) I never could do. I dont know why I just could never learn. You do beautiful work

tracy

jacquie said...

it's so fun to see everyone's first quilts! great job on both! really like the colors in your pineapple!

Nadine said...

Both quilts are beautiful! Gotta love those Irish Chain quilts. The yellow in the middle of the baby quilt just glows! Thanks for sharing.

Jodi@SimplyThisThat n.. said...

That pineapple blossom pattern is gorgeous!