I started quilting about nine years ago, as just something I wanted to be able to say "I've done that" and then try something else. I started with several fat quarter bundles, a pair of scissors and a sewing machine. The first one I made was for my grandpa. The patches were rectangular and NOT uniform, the seam lines weren't straight in the piecing, and I'd never even heard of "stitch in the ditch"... I had NO clue what I was doing. If it was still around I would post a picture. Grandpa loved it, but looking back on that first attempt I'm pretty embarrassed about that quilt.
Anyway, this activity I just wanted to say I'd done once has now turned into a full-on addiction. And I have to say, I'm still not very much better at it than I was to begin with. It's only been in the last couple years that I've actually started to do my homework and learn the proper techniques. My corners still don't line up with any degree of reliability, I have a hard time making my blocks come out the right size... honestly I can't understand how I could be so hooked on an activity that is so intensely frustrating!!!! So I went looking for other people who might understand that confusion... and I ended up here! I've already learned a lot from reading what members have posted! What a great site!