I thought it might be fun to show my first quilt.
Isn't there an old saying, something about "the journey of a lifetime starts with a single step", or something like that? It's true for so many things. It was certainly true about my quilting journey.
Unlike most quilters, I do not have a sewing background. I dabbled a little at summer camp when I was very young,, and then in Home Ec. class--you remember learning to make tuna noodle casserole and a wrap-around skirt, don't you? (Or maybe you chose to make the apron.). At any rate, I took a Basic Machine Quilting class at a local quilt shop on a whim in 1994, just because it sounded like fun. It was summer and I had the time to try something new.
Some lessons were harder than others for a non-sewer such as myself. Seam allowance and accurate piecing, for example.
We learned to quilt with invisible thread, something I do now only occasionally. Wouldn't this quilt have looked great quilted in pink thread, or light blue?
Something that's come a LONG way in the last 15 years or so: batting! I think it's some form of Mountain Mist in this one-- it's a little bit thick, and a little stiff and bunchy.
And some lessons stay with you forever. Don't forget to label your quilt.