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Thread: What Was The First Quilt You Made?

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    I have been looking at the gorgeous pictures of everyone's quilts. They are absolutely amazing and beautiful! It just got me thinking (as a newbie) what everyone else started with.

    So, what was the first quilt you made?

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    My first finished quilt was a triple rail fence from the Mary Ellen Hopkins It's Okay If You Sit on My Quilt (Because I Can Make Another) technique. Made for my daughter. By the end of that 6 weeks course, I had made 2 more, a Court House Steps Log Cabin and one other I can't remember at the moment, all finished and bound.

    Before I found quilting, I had made 12 candlewicked blocks which I wanted to put in a quilt, but didn't know how. I soon put that quilt together and started my first handquilting venture, totally self taught. That was 28 years ago!

    Jan in VA

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    A double irish chain and I still use it.

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    My first finished quilt was a triple rail fence from the Mary Ellen Hopkins It's Okay If You Sit on My Quilt(Because I Can Make Another) technique. Made for my daughter. By the end of that 6 weeks course, I had made 2 more, a Court House Steps Log Cabin and one other I can't remember at the moment, all finished and bound.

    Before I found quilting, I had made 12 candlewicked blocks which I wanted to put in a quilt, but didn't know how. I soon put that quilt together and started my first handquilting venture, totally self taught. That was 28 years ago!

    Jan in VA

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    Mine was six inch square blocks sewed together for my DGD. I used solid pinks and purples and alternated with fussy cut princesses. She still has it and it finds it's way to the livingroom to cover up with while watching TV.

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    My first quilt was a stack and whack. Noone told me to only use cotton, and one fabric was a poly-blend to get the right color. I have still not quilted it, but I will someday.

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    Mine was a feathered star wallhanging that I gave to my mama in 1993..all hand pieced and quilted... it hangs on my own wall now...

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    I started with a log cabin because it looked easy!

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    My first quilt was a star flower because I didn't know half square triangles were supposed to be hard, it is my avatar pic it came out great and I hand quilted it.

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    My first one was a king size T-shirt quilt made from my south Louisiana festival shirts, collected over a 10 year period. It was sashed and bordered in blue and white prints. My DS and ddil have it now. Oh yes, I took a class to learn how to do it; that was in 2003.

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