5.25.2010

My first quilt.

When I was growing up my mom owned a custom drapery and home decor shop. I, along with my sisters and brother spent a lot of time in the summers hanging out in the back room there. One summer I decided that I wanted to make a quilt. So I gathered up all of the scraps from the ladies, there were all sorts of scraps, tapestry's, woven,s, cottons, just about everything I could get my hands on. Then whenever there was a break on the machines I would jump in and sew on my quilt. I am thinking I was about eleven.
I was quite proud of this quilt.
After getting married it went into my cedar chest and it has stayed there until just recently. At one of my trunk shows I decided to share were I began. 
The quilt isn't in the best shape, it's falling apart at the seams, half of the ties have come out, the binding is bad, but oh well, we all start somewhere.
Have you posted about your first quilt?
If so leave a link.
I'd love to check it out.


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20 comments:

  1. http://creating4my4.blogspot.com/2009/07/almost-done.html

    I made my first quilt one year ago. It is not the best picture, but you can kinda see what it looks like. Thanks for sharing yours!!!

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  2. I made my first quilt about 16 years ago and just used it for the Bloggers Quilt Festival.

    http://sunshinestitchin.blogspot.com/

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  3. I posted about my first quilt last summer. I started quilting about 12 years ago and the first one was a mess. It has been quite a journey but alot of fun too!

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  4. Oops forgot the link! LOL!

    http://textilehouse.blogspot.com/2009/07/my-first-quilt.html

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  5. I can't remember which one was my first, but it was around the 80's. Simple and badly done applique and no quilting, just ties. I love the fabrics in yours.

    Debbie

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  6. Your first quilt was impressive but your current quilts are fantastic.

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  7. Mine was the winner of a certain ugly quilt contest ;)

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  8. I haven't finished the first quilt I started!! Its in a drawer waiting for me to come back to it. After I started my mind started racing about other projects I could make...

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  9. I posted my first quilt today. I made it about 4 years ago... long before I started blogging.

    http://adorableoriginals.blogspot.com/2010/05/first-real-quilt.html

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  10. Your first quilt is a thing to be treasured (whatever state it's in!). I must post about my first quilt, will do soon.

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  11. I made my first quilt less than a year ago. It belongs to my youngest daughter. There's not a picture of the entire thing but you can see most of it.

    http://thegorbyfamily.blogspot.com/2009/10/lilas-lovey.html

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  12. Hi! I'm 36 and I've been sewing since I was 17.so for 19 years! I have kept the "firsts" for all of my new "catergories" (in some cases just pictures!) First outfit, first pillow, first drapes, first bedding, and first quilts! I have my first quilt I did on my own (no instructions or idea of what to do!) and the first one I made in a quilting class (best class EVER!) I have used both of them to show friends how my skills have changed over the years and for them to not be so hard on themselves about their (sometimes perceived) mistakes. I helped one friend make a memory quilt for her sister and had to remind her that I had been doing this for nearly 20 years, while she had been at it for 20 minutes!
    Showing others your "firsts" and "bad/ugly choices" can be the thing that keeps them going....so they won't give up! It's helped me!
    So show off your first quilts and ugly/bad ones with pride! they will let others know that you are human! ;) keep up the good work!
    Amy from Texas

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  13. I actually just posted about my first quilt a few days ago, here. http://katandcatquilts.blogspot.com/2010/05/cats-and-quilts.html I can't believe you were 11! Well done!

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  14. Thanks for sharing Natalia! Isn't great to see how far you've come? Posting on my 1st quilt is on my list of things to do!

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  15. The first quilt I made was about 10 years ago and was a paper pieced hexagon quilt, talk about jumping in the deep end!! I had no idea what I was doing or what I was getting myself into. But it was the beginning of a life long addiction! Thankyou for sharing your story! I have uploaded a pic on my blog here...
    http://cottagedirosa.blogspot.com/2010/05/this-is-first-quilt-i-had-ever-made-was.html

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  16. I plan to do a post about my first quilt, once my website is up. I'm sure your first quilt isn't "perfect" but I have to say that the piecing seems pretty incredible for an ELEVEN YEAR OLD! Just the way you used the scraps, etc. Nice! :)

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  17. I just made my 1st quilt last March. And I just started blogging a couple of weeks ago...I know, I'm WAY behind the times.
    http://sewmuchbeauty.blogspot.com/2010/05/my-1st-quilt.html

    I think your "1st" is definitely something to be proud of!

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  18. I love the colors you picked! That is beautiful and I enjoyed hearing about how it came to be.

    I just posted about my first quilt, thanks to the little bug you put in my ear :D.

    http://emsewandsew.blogspot.com/2010/06/my-first-quilt-salt-lake-temple.html

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  19. looks great!
    my first quilt is also my ugly quilt--you couldn't forget the bright polyester beauty could you?

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