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    King sized log cabin with Eleanor Burns book---why start small???

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    My first quilt was when I was a Girl Scout. It was embroidered squares alternated with fabric. we tied it and donated it.

    My first official quilt was a king size log cabin. I just read about a log cabin and cut the strips by hand. I hand quilted it. It is still on my bed and it is 27 years old. I thought I would never do another quilt. 5 years later I did one for my neice and have been quilting ever since.

    I am just thinking about one for my nephew (who was born before I started quilting) who is getting married next year.

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    OMG my first quilt! I was convinced I could figure it all out on my own and paper pieced a queen-sized Grandmother's Flower Garden. I picked a high loft batting, not knowing any better, then stab-quilted the whole darned thing. I've still got it. It weighs a ton and is stiff as a board. After that, having learned a little humility, I read a few books, took a few classes, and stopped being such a know-it-all. :oops:

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    my first quilt was made in 1968, picture attached, I had forgotten the pattern but it looks like pinwheels and it was handquilted with a thin blanket for "batting". Made this quilt while living with my in-laws while DH was in Viet Nam. Don't remember what happened to it, probably gave it away after a while.

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    a "sunbonnet sue" baby quilt for my first daughter. I had no ideas what I was doing 37 years ago and it literally washed away into scraps. Oh, well. It was cute at first.

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    a "sunbonnet sue" baby quilt for my first daughter. I had no ideas what I was doing 37 years ago and it literally washed away into scraps. Oh, well. It was cute at first.

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    lapsize, to try out ideas on my embroidery machine... it's absolutely horrible, but hubby claimed it and won't let me destroy it :)

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    Mine was a wallhanging, log cabin pattern, about 8 yrs ago, all fabrics came coordinated for me, I was hooked from the beginning.

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    My first quilt was a king sized Turning Twenty and it was 2 years ago. I had gone to a Janome workshop to learn how to quilt. The Janome consultant there was sarcastic and used me as an example for what a beginner should NOT do. By danged, I'd have finished that quilt or choked on it. Actually, it was quite easy and I loved it. It's on my bed right now. Pfffttt! Take that Consultant Lady! :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MsDesigns
    How big was your first quilt? What was the pattern? Do I dare to ask? How long ago was that?
    My first quilt was lap sized. Just 9" blocks. God was a Boy and Dirt was new and Clean!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MsDesigns
    How big was your first quilt? What was the pattern? Do I dare to ask? How long ago was that?
    My first quilt was lap sized. Just 9" blocks. God was a Boy and Dirt was new and Clean!

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    My first quilt was a queen size sampler quilt. I learned all kinds of things making 12 totally different kinds of blocks.

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    My first quilt was a crib size tumbling blocks pattern, each row took me over an hour,SID to finish it. Gave it to my godson and he still has it 15 years later.

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    mine was a full size double wedding ring with a solid arch..and that was about 24 yrs ago

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    My first quilt was a appliqued trailing oak leaf quilt made in 1963. Still have it an hanging on a quilt rack in my living room.

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    102"x102" Lone Star--hand pieced -all pieces marked and cut one by one as it was well before rotary cutters.

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    Interesting question. I don't remember any quilts in our family growing up. However, when I was in high school (1965), I took scraps of polyester from sewing projects, and zigzagged together. Honestly, can't remember a backing fabric except I did tie. Very ugly, but warm.

    I'm hoping I'm learning enough to make a real quilt. I don't have anyone around who quilts. Working on finding a group. You all are my inspiration. Thanks

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    mine was a twin size 9 patch quilt. I started it in 1987 and finished it in 1991.

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    youth-bed size all-over flying geese

    40 years ago

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    My first quilt bigger than a wall hanging was a baby blanket. about 5 years ago now size doesnt matter because I mostly do miniatures. but last fall I did my first large quilt 91 in. by 91 in. 18 inch star blocks in black and white

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    Larger, longer twin.

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    King size, Night & Day, hand quilted.

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    My first quilt was a queen size QAYG in a snowball/nine patch pattern. I made it for my son 21 yrs ago and haven't stopped since!

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    My first quilt was a queen-sized log cabin. I had to have something I could use on my bed. :D

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    I did a rail fence one for a nephew's wedding gift about 20 years ago. It was tied. Didn't do anoyher one until about 2 and 1/2 years ago! (Marriage lasted less than a year.)

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