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    Sadiemae, at the risk of sounding numb what is a stack and whack? Sounds interesting! LOL! I'm new to this and a lot of the terminology is going right over my head. Would love to see your quilt.

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    My first quilt was a log cabin.I still have that awful looking thing and I even named it my quilt from that hot place.I still look at it once in a while to remind me of how much I have improved over time.

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    Trip around the world..when i was a teenager.. about 40 some years ago !!! Until then I helped my grandma and mom ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsM
    The first quilt I made was a Log Cabin using Eleanor Burns, book. It made me so nervous cutting up $50.00 of fabric just to sew it back together. I really questioned my sanity, but was delighted and proud of the results. :D
    You know, that's not something I have ever thought of, but now that you mention it, it does sound pretty silly! :lol:

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    Appliqued Maple leaves on
    6" pale yellow kettle cloth
    for my daughters antique bed.
    Way back in 1978 (I think).
    J J

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    I made my first quilt for my first son. It was fussy cut squares with a boarder.
    I think I tied it.
    That was 36 years ago.

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    My first finished quilt was a bargello quilt in blues for my cousin who had a baby boy. That boy is now 15 years old next month. I am told they still have the quilt tucked away in the top of a closet.

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    My first quilt was an alternating Ohio Star. I saw the pattern in a crochet book made out of Granny Squares. I drew it and used templates to make out of fabric. We used that quilt for many years before the patches started to fray. (I didn't use very good fabric I guess) It has now gone to quilt heaven, but I remember it fondly.

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    I made a 9" square quilt and quilted it in the ditch. It's far from perfect - lots of unmatching corners - but I learned a lot and it keeps me warm!

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    I made the first quilt when my son was about to graduate from high school. I decided to make it with no pattern, no how-to books, and really no plan. He would graduate in June, I thought I could finish quickly-I started it the end of April- all hand appliqued with freeform suns. I sang "You are my sunshine" to him when he was a baby! My sewing machine died a painful death and I did every bit, every seam by hand. It was a labor of love and ignorance is bliss. He brought it with him through college, law school and marriage(although his wife doesn't like it). I learned many lessons doing that quilt, it is a very fond and dear memory!

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    My first quilt was the pattern "Clay's Choice" in blues and beiges about 35 years ago for my DH's sister's wedding. I think that I had found the pattern and instructions in a Better Homes and Gardens Magazine. I had sewn since I was little, but had never made a quilt before. The only direction I had was what was in the magazine. I am still self-taught.

    That first quilt had some broadcloth, some pieces of sheets, some fabric of unknown origin, etc, but it really did look very good when it was new.

    For some crazy reason my sister-in-law did all of her wash using clorox bleach and it now the quilt looks just about all white and ready to fall apart from so much bleach. It make me very sad to see it and see what has happened to it.

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    Nine patch and rail.

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    My first quilt is a queen size sampler. When I stopped at the LQS and saw this my eyes lit up. I was told I could finish this quilt in 6 weeks. Nobody said anything about quilting it. So I went to the classes and made all the blocks and just about passed out when they talked about quilting the thing. Every day when the first daughter went to school I would sit and quilt. I finished it and used it on our bed for a number of years. The quilt is still being used 28 years later. That got me "hooked".

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    The first quilt i made was for my daughter when she was five years old. I used scraps from clothing I had made for her (lots of bears)and no particular pattern, just sewed four inch squares together till it was big enough for her bed. I posted a story about it a while back that she brought it to college with her all ratty and with holes in it. She's 25 now and I know she will never part with it. I want her to bring it over so I can fix some of the holes (found the same bear fabric at a church sale) and save it from falling apart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kellie G
    My first finished quilt was a bargello quilt in blues for my cousin who had a baby boy. That boy is now 15 years old next month. I am told they still have the quilt tucked away in the top of a closet.
    A bargello! wow, I'm impressed.I love those..
    Mine was a basic nine patch.But, I love the fabric in it..

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    My first quilt was just blocks, made of remnants from clothes I had made for myself and my boys (certainly not all cotton!). It has 6 cat panels, pictures of cats on white background. It was tied with yarn. Until the puppy chewed a hole in it recently, it has lasted very well for 20+ years. I plan to repair the hole as best I can.

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    My first quilt was a sampler. It was hand done, and I wanted to master the points. And make different designs. It was a wall hanging, and then I ended up making matching pillows. That was 1982. I still love sampler quilts.

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    I started my first quilt in high school. It's an around the world, but in blocks. It's made from favorite leftover fabrics I bought at the time to make shirts and dresses. I haven't worked on it for years mostly because I haven't been home much, but also because in my naivety I choose such a thick batting that I have to hand quilt it. I thought of sending it out but I've done too much of it to switch now. I recently read about a woman who took 55 years to complete her quilt so I don't feel so bad anymore. Someday it will be finished!!!

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    Mine was a Log Cabin in purples as a Christmas present to my Daughter.

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    Mine was a Yellow Brick Road, which is what my eldest daughter is starting with. She just finished cutting... I am so excited for her (and me - another quilting buddy)...

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    A very simple 9 patch

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    Mine was a Christmas tree skirt. Maybe that doesn't count for some people, but it sure got me hooked!

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    My first quilt just used 2 1/2" squares from scraps of the clothes that my Mom and I had sewed. I arranged them all on the diagonal, and roughly shaded it from light to dark, grouping similar colors together so that it formed rainbows rather than a checkerboard pattern.

    The second quilt was a log cabin. I did several of those!

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    My first quilts were whatever I could find to put together because I needed something to keep my family warm (9 kids!) No I am working on art quilts. They will still be for the kids even though they are grown and have kids and grandkids of their own.

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    That was so long ago when I was a young girl that I do not remember.

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