Friday, December 9, 2011

My First Quilt

Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville had a post recently asking quilters to post a link to her blog of their first quilt.  Well I missed that event but I thought I'd still post a picture of my first quilt here anyway.  It was from a pattern in a patchwork quilt book put out by a craft magazine.  I cut it out with scissors after marking the fabric using cardboard templates, the first couple of applique hearts were sewn on using whip stitch until the owner of my local fabric shop showed me how to do a proper invisible applique stitch.  I wasn't too careful with the seam allowance and ended up having to cut the blocks down so they were all the same size so it went from a single bed quilt to a large cot quilt, lol.  I made it 18 years ago.  My daughter still loves it, bless her.

I did hand quilt this but never quilted the border.  I finally put a label on it a few years ago.

Thankfully I've learnt a lot since then.

Happy stitching,


  1. Its wonderful to look back to where your quilting journey began and what a lovely quilt. Take care.

  2. How fun to see a first. My first quilt piece was also drawn with pencil and cut with scissors. Didn't know anything about 1/4" seam or squaring things up. It was a flag quilt that I still hang every fourth of July. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Anything worth doing, is worth doing awkwardly (at first). ALl of us have to start somewhere, and your start wasn't bad. Thank you for sharing.