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Thread: How big was your first quilt?

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    How big was your first quilt? What was the pattern? Do I dare to ask? How long ago was that?

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    Mine was a queen size stack and whack.

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    My first quilt is bigger than twin but smaller than full size. It's a double Irish chain I started in 1979 and finished in 1999.

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    I started my first quilt at 16 and it was made of 9" Monkey wrench blocks made up of scraps, beige sashing and scrappy corner stones. I used a yellow rose sheet on the back and tied it with yarn. It was single bed size and didn't get a lot of use until I was 33 and had a little girl who needed a quilt for her big bed as her new little "brudder" needed her crib. Right now that quilt, a little worse for wear is in the big chair in the rec room and is still used every day. Poly/cotton really does wear well!

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    Queen size tossed 9 patch.

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    I was 6 I made a scrappy 5" patchwork quilt it was so soft about the size of a twin bed. I loved it!

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    My first quilt was a HUGE California Kng...I thought man o man this will be the last one I EVER MAKE....LOL that was 17 yrs and about 500 Plus quilts ago

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    my very first quilt that was bigger than a barbie doll blanket was a scrappy quilt made from drapery fabric samples my granny brought home from the Ben Franklin store where she worked. It was full size and weighed about 200 pounds as just the top!

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    Book was Keepsake Baby Quilts by Julie Higgins and I did the one called Butterfly Hoedown, and going to use it as a wall hanging instead of a baby quilt...

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    My first quilt was a lap size. The pattern was a Quilt in a Day, Morning Star or something like that It was about 12 years ago. We had an all-night quilt night at church and I made it there, with lots of encouragement from my friends.

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    I made ones for my Barbies when I was a kid-lots of them. Don't have a one! Years later, I did a queen size log cabin. Pink & blue. Still in great shape after all this time~~~

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    Wallhanging size Double wedding ring. Yeah baby, I was a sucker for punishment!

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    King size prairie star, picture attached. I liked the pattern and no one told me it might be hard for a beginner. That was 6 years ago.
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    Mine was bed sized and of my own horrific design. Took me 20 years to finish! My first few were bed sized. I realized that I get more satisfaction doing smaller ones in between the big ones. Less "quilter's burnout" for me that way.

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    I started my 1st quilt in late Sept 2010 and finished it sometime in late October. It was a 56 by 56 baby crib quilt. It was far from perfect but I thought it looked pretty good at the time. Now I realize the true meaning of the phrase "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder." LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by BETTY62
    I started my 1st quilt in late Sept 2010 and finished it sometime in late October. It was a 56 by 56 baby crib quilt. It was far from perfect but I thought it looked pretty good at the time. Now I realize the true meaning of the phrase "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder." LOL
    You are too cute!

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    Queen sized trip around the world tied quilt, maybe 14 years ago. It was really pretty awful. Its currently wrapped around an old piece of furniture in my garage.

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    my first 'big-quilt' grew and grew :mrgreen: by the time i figured out how to finish it it was 13 foot x 14 foot---dragonfly quilt in 2004. before that i had only made baby quilts-drag around throw's....

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    Cal King with 8" cuts and RF handquilted with simple x across each square. Took me 6 months.

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    In the early 80s I took a beginning quilting class and made a baby sampler quilt. My first larger quilt was a twin size pineapple pattern - what was I thinking - not?

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    sun bonnet sue baby size 49 years ago

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    My first quilt was a twin size Sunbonnet Sue quilt in yellow and orange. It was the 70's and that was the color my 2 year old wanted.

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    I was 6...2" squares cut and completely hand sewn to make a doll quilt probably 18" x 24". Taking the 5th on how long ago...lol

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    Long twin, done with trip around the world. Made it back in 1997! Still have it, its my daughters quilt and she loves it. Can definitly tell its my "early" work, LOL.

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    Queen size. My avatar. Finished one year ago this month. Happy 1st quilting BD to me!

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