My First Quilt

All over blogland people are posting about their first quilt. Having just pulled my first quilt out of a suitcase that I had been storing past quilt projects in, I thought I should show mine too.

When I was in high school (or was it junior high? the class was held at the junior high) I took a beginning quilt class with some friends. That marked the beginning of many quilts for all of us who took the class.

Wow, I actually remember walking around the store, selecting the fabric for this quilt. I remember sewing log cabin blocks for the first time, something that is second nature to me now even though I haven’t made a Log Cabin quilt for years.

My First Quilt

My First Quilt

Pattern: Log Cabin
Size: wall hanging
Year Sewn: You mean you can’t tell by the colors? I believe it was probably 1989. That’s within a year or two anyway.
Notes/What I Learned: It’s interesting to look back at this quilt that started it all. I don’t think it’s horribly ugly, but my taste has certainly changed. I’m not so much into the traditional florals and I also prefer log cabins to be more consistently light/dark rather than the light to dark gradation that was used here. The peach colors aren’t too bad, but the darkest green is not so good.

Here is my most recent quilted object:

My First Quilt

I finished it at the beginning of March this year. The full blog post about it is here.

There are a lot of things I’ve learned over the years about quilting. The most important, for me personally, is that I generally like smaller projects like placemats and tablerunners, things that can be completed in a reasonable amount of time.

One Response to “My First Quilt”

  1. Carrie Says:

    Peach and green?! I made one of those! In fact, I think I used some of the same fabrics… and, yes, my tastes have changed too though I will always love those quilts.

    Thank you for sharing your quilts and projects ~ I’m in love with making small things too. Your tablerunner and coasters are beautiful and now I’m thinking I might need to make some of those too. I wonder if I still have any of that peach fabric… 🙂

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