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Thread: What was pattern of your 1st Quilt and did you keep it?

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    I LOVE all your responses! They are TOTALLY inspiring!!!!!!
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    New to quilting and am curious as to what pattern you tried on your first official quilt? Did you keep it or give it away?

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    My first quilt was a nine patch and I still have it.

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    A baby irish change about 20 years ago

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    My very first was a lap-sized Card Trick. I made it in a beginner's class at Joann's and still have it. I machine SID for the first time also. There are a few small puckers on the back, but I love it.

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    Mine was Irish chain pattern though I didn't know it at the time. Just bought the (lap size) pattern for beginner quilting class. I gave it to my mother who used it in her wheelchair to hide her catheter bag. She said she had many compliments on it (?!)at least it was a conversation piece. She died earlier this year, and I have the quilt now. I can't bear to part with it, so I guess someone else will have to make the decision about what to do with it one day.

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    some dear friend of your mother who is also in a wheelchair would treasure it and the memory of the happy days with your mother that she shared -- just a thought -- Mim
    Quote Originally Posted by fayeberry
    Mine was Irish chain pattern though I didn't know it at the time. Just bought the (lap size) pattern for beginner quilting class. I gave it to my mother who used it in her wheelchair to hide her catheter bag. She said she had many compliments on it (?!)at least it was a conversation piece. She died earlier this year, and I have the quilt now. I can't bear to part with it, so I guess someone else will have to make the decision about what to do with it one day.

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    Log cabin table runner in Christmas colors and it is used every year!

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    I saw a pic in a magazine, thought it was pretty & the rest is history.K size braid......of all diff colors & yes,I still have it, along my my 2nd quilt,a log cabin.It's so wonky,cause I had no clue what I was doing :D

    Quote Originally Posted by PatchGirl
    New to quilting and am curious as to what pattern you tried on your first official quilt? Did you keep it or give it away?

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    A ship quilt.... my sisters and I split up the # of blocks. I haven't kept a quilt yet.... that was in 1979

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    My second one was in a magazine too, the first one by Eleanor Burns, still have it although it is in rags

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    My first quilt was Eleanor Burns log cabin. I still have it. I took a class at my LQS. I didn't even know enough to bring my sewing machine. I had never seen a rotary cutter or cutting mat and that was only 3 years ago.

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    A pre school nap quilt for my son, who will be 40 this Dec. He has it to keep.

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    My first quilt was a sampler of no fixed design. It was a lets try this and that type of quilt. My daughter claimed it and two other quilts that I have made and she uses them all winter.

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    Yes, it was a Teepee quilt on the cover of a Quiltmaker magazine. I still have the quilt.

    http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL252...2/37524727.jpg

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    Trip Around the World and yes, I still have it.

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    a 9 patch lap quilt which I did at the classes I attended - still have it and every now and then take it out and think 'Oh my' did I really make that apart from the very in your face colours of vivid green and a dark blue the stitching and quilting leave me speechless!!!!!!!!! and not in a good way ha ha

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    My first pattern was YELLOW BRICK ROAD. a perfect introduction to quilting - it allows you to see how everything comes together so beautifully, but no complicated cutting. highly recommend it for a first quilt.

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    My first quilt was the "Pinwheel" pattern. My son and DIL just moved into a new home, and my DH and I were visiting. My DIL had come downstairs from putting my 3 and 4 yr. old granddaughters to bed, and said they wanted me to go up and say goodnight. When I was kissing them goodnight my 3 yr. old wrapped her arms around my neck, and asked me if I would make her a beautiful quilt for her bed. Never having made a quilt in my life, who could say no to that. So the very next day I went shopping for fabric. She is now in her third year of university. She still has her "beautiful quilt", and I am still quilting, and loving it.

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    I made a bed spread in a quilt pattern and then made curtains to match. I knew nothing about quilting and had no reference materials. I used it on the bed for about 10 years and relegated it to the cedar chest. So the answer to that is a Resounding "YES!"

    June in Cincinnati

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    Trip Around the world by Eleanor Burns. I used fabric from some king size pillow cases and fabric a friend of mine had that she no longer wanted. Low cost wall hanging. The seams were not perfect but it looked good. I just took it down and compared with my work I do now....wow what a difference. Now I use that for my kitties...

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    I wonder how many quilters Eleanor Burns inspired to do their first quilt. She always makes it look like so much fun-- I think of the joy a child playing in the mud puddle and laughing with glee. She has been a great ambassador of our quilting talents and addictions. -- Mim

    Quote Originally Posted by BeckyL
    My first quilt was Eleanor Burns log cabin. I still have it. I took a class at my LQS. I didn't even know enough to bring my sewing machine. I had never seen a rotary cutter or cutting mat and that was only 3 years ago.

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    My very first quilt was one I made in 1963 and all appliqued oak leaves. I still have it and it is displayed on a quilt rack in my living room and has never been used. A picture of it is in the picture section.

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    The first quilt I made was a log cabin, and I gave it to my oldest DD on her 25th birthday.

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    My first quilt was just something I made up. It was 2 inch squares in a zig\zag pattern. I made it for my then 6 year old nephew. My brother and nepher moved in with me after his divorce and I made him a quilt for his new room at my house. He still has my quilt, I told him when he gets married I will make him a new one. He is now 23 years old and has a very sweet girlfriend so how knows I may have to start thinking about what kind of grown up quilt he would like.

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    Mine was ninepatch and I do not still have it, house burned in 1997

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