New to this

Old 10-16-2016, 04:59 AM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 13
Default New to this

I am a new quilter, sewed off and on most of my life, but never pieced a quilt. I have a 50 some year old Bernini that my Mom got me when I was a teenager. Will be retiring in the next couple of years and started thinking I needed something to keep me busy. I have always admired people who could quilt so I decided to try it. I lurked here for quite awhile, looking at your beautiful work and reading, reading, reading. I seem to be drawn most to scrappy and wonky patterns. I ran across a book from Karla Alexander and loved the wonkieness so I gave it try. This is my first attempt. Thank you for all your help and inspiration! I'm hooked!
Attached Thumbnails img_4118.jpg  
CGS is offline  
Old 10-16-2016, 07:14 AM
Super Member
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 6,680

Wow! Awesome quilt. Great first quilt! I'm glad you found us and look forward to seeing more of your work.
cashs_mom is offline  
Old 10-16-2016, 07:35 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Laughlin NV
Posts: 608

A great first! Keep them coming.
SHELTIE'SMAMA is offline  
Old 10-16-2016, 07:56 AM
Power Poster
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 37,976

Welcome from Ontario, Canada. ​What a fun quilt and so well done! How lucky to have an old Bernina to sew with.
Tartan is offline  
Old 10-16-2016, 08:01 AM
Super Member
Watson's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 3,479

OK...first reaction?

WOW! That's fantastic!

You've got a great eye for colour and shape, that's for sure. I'm amazed that's your first quilt. Mine was barely recognizable as a quilt! That looks like something you'd put in a show.

Watson is offline  
Old 10-16-2016, 08:06 AM
Power Poster
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Eastern Washington
Posts: 29,393

Welcome, and what a fun first quilt!
Mariposa is offline  
Old 10-16-2016, 08:10 AM
Senior Member
Quilter 53's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Talkeetna, Alaska
Posts: 364

Welcome from Alaska. Love your wonky and the colors are perfect!
Quilter 53 is offline  
Old 10-16-2016, 09:12 AM
Super Member
osewme's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 4,528

Oh my gosh that quilt is gorgeous & fun. I love all the color combinations you used. I would have never tried blocks on point for my first quilt. I think no intimidation makes for a very good quilter & it looks like you've got just what it takes! Thanks for sharing that fantastic quilt with us.
osewme is offline  
Old 10-16-2016, 09:36 AM
Power Poster
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 21,177

That is a fabulous quilt! Can't believe it was done by a beginner. The wonky squares... I can't find any two just alike. Can't wait to see your second quilt!!

(We don't have stars here, so I gave you 5 thumbs up!)
sewbizgirl is offline  
Old 10-16-2016, 09:46 AM
Super Member
jetayre's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Vermont
Posts: 2,316

Wow! Keep 'em coming!!!
jetayre is offline  
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
Member Swaps and Round/Row Robins
06-03-2014 06:38 PM
Introduce Yourself
04-28-2014 08:01 PM
Introduce Yourself
03-05-2014 09:08 AM
12-21-2012 01:51 PM
Introduce Yourself
08-18-2010 05:42 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

FREE Quilting Newsletter

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.