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

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    Junior Member PatchGirl's Avatar
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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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    Pinwheels and 4 patch and I've never kept any quilt till 2010. Now I own 4.

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    A 9 Patch Irish Chain and yes I kept it. Have given all of my quilts away since then though.

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    My first quilt was a sampler. I did keep it. It is on my bed now.

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    I still have my first quilt I need to still put the back on it but it wasn't one particular pattern, it was a sampler quilt at our LQS store. I did keep all the instruction sheets, as I've had to go back and look at the instructions a couple of times since then. You'll love quilting its highly addictive.

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    My first quilt was in the Trip Around the World pattern that I learned my first quilt class in May 1999. Fabrics weren't all cotton and I didn't know how to make a 1/4" seam correctly so it's not pretty but I kept it anyway. Next I made a baby quilt and a twin quilt in the same pattern and did better at constructing them. I used better fabrics and was pleased with outcome. Twin size is on the bed in my sewing room and the baby quilt is with granddaughter, Josi. She's outgrown it but keeps it in a drawer as a memory.

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    my first attempt was in a class to make a sampler baby quilt. this was in the 70's. i made my own templates cut out of milk jug plastic and the designs were drawn on graph paper. i still have the book and materials, but don't know where the actual fabrics have gotten to. i loved the colors, mint green, soft yellow and light orange :)

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    Bento Box. It's still a WIP so technically yeah, I kept it.

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    A crazy quilt, very scrappy and ugly! It was 12 inch blocks, awful, just awful, but I still have it. My kids fight over it. First real pattern quilt was Double pinwheel qulit from the book 101 fabulous rotary cutting quilts. My son still has it on the back of his couch. Faded and worn but other than that in good condition.

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    Georgia Bonesteels, Spinning Spools Wedding ring quilt. Yep, still have it. It's hanging in DD's closet.

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    Triple Rail pattern ala Mary Ellen Hopkins' It's Okay (if you sit on my quilt because i can make another one) class. It was given to my older daughter who still has it.

    Jan in VA

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    my grandmother has the very first quilt I ever made. To date, I don't have one of my own. All the ones I've made have been claimed by family or close friends, or given away.

    The first "pattern" was just random squares. Or it was a Celtic Knot one that I drew on graph paper.

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    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?
    My first quilt was an intermediate pattern, but I didn't know any better. I had a wonderful teacher who helped me, and I learned tons!! I don't remember the name of the pattern. I still have the quilt, and my grandkids like it (the color is all teals) and use it whenever they sleep over.

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    My first quilt was made in 1976 and it was a queen size dresden plate - yes I still have it.

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    I have always given my quilts as gifts or donated to my charity of choice ( the last few years it has been The American Veteran Project.. sewing/quilting for Veterans)

    I do own 1 of my quilts now... but only because I MARRIED the man I gave the quilt to over 15 years ago...( guess he could have been in trouble if he didn't keep the quilt!.... naaaa>) We've been married almost 3 yrs now!! WOOOO HOOOOOO!!!

    He is retired Navy ( GO NAVY!!) and so it was a patriotic themed.....

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    It was a simple 4 patch...a wedding present for my sister. She still has it today 30 years later

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    My first quilt was a Lonestar, made in about 1970. I saw a picture in a craft magazine and wanted to make it. I cut a diamond shape from sandpaper to use as a templete and hand cut with scissors all the pieces. When I sewed all the pieces together my 8 points would not meet and lay flat. That is when I discovered I had not allowed for any seam allowances; so I cut enough pieces to sew another point - now, I have probably the only 9 pointed Lonestar quilt in the world. I quilted it, but not close enough and most of the batting has shifted and wadded up so several places have no batting between the top and back. But, yes, I still have it up in the attic somewhere where nobody can find it until I'm dead and gone!

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    It was a tree of life -- 48 pieces to the 12 inch block. It was for my son who wanted to remember Maine. He slept in it wrapped like a mummy and took it to college and even in his backpack when he went to teach Red Youth in Albania to play baseball. He gave it back to me a long time ago to "fix it". It was in tatters -- I still have it. He was in a body cast that summer and I was in a leg cast as I hand quilted it.

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    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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    I made a scrap sampler and it still is only a top. Sometimes I take it out and chuckle at all the newbee mistakes. When I have nothing else to do, maybe I'll finish it.

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    An 8-point twin stack-n-whack for DGD

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    My first quilt was a scrappy Lamone star, the cheater one also called star flower I still have it and it is a favorite! No one told me points were difficult and mine are just great it is my avatar.

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    Greek cross out of flannel. And no, didn't get to keep it.

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    houses on a hillside and yes i have the wallhanging on my sewing room wall and magazine still

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    My first quilt was a "fan" quilt.... didn't keep it because I had no idea what I was doing and it fell apart the first time I washed it... didn't quilt again for many years, then starting teaching myself the correct way to make a quilt.... I am pleased to say none of the others have fallen apart with laundry. :P

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    The pattern I used for my first quilt I made up. It was all pinwheels & with the fabrics I chose you can hardly tell! I called it the 20 year quilt becuase I started in in 1984 & finished it in 2004. I still have it & use it in our camper. It is backed in flannel & with all of those 1/2" seams it is very heavy & warm!

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