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Mar 21, 2011

New! First Quilts on the First Guest Blogger Series on GXQ

Mar 21, 2011
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I love seeing and featuring others' work.  I was thinking it may be cool to start a new little guest blogger series here on GXQ if you are game.

The concept is simple.  Show how far you've come.

Now, I know I've read plenty of other blog posts about some beautiful, nearly perfect, magazine-cover looking first quilts.  Mine was definitely NOT like that.  

I'm sure I've shown you this before.  I taught myself to S-E-W with my first quilt.  Cut squares with scissors.  Didn't use a pattern (more like, scared of using a pattern - thinking I'd mess it up).  That's why the blocks are staggered.  I knew I'd never get the corners to match.

First Quilt Ever - 2006

It's not quilted or tied.  Honestly, I didn't even know what that meant.  I tend to jump head first into things, and don't want somebody to tell me how to do it.  I didn't reference a single book.  I had NO idea about quilty blogs.  This is what happened.

Now it's not the most hideous thing ever, but it's no prize winner either.  I've heard some bloggers say they want to burn their first quilt.  Never!

We need to celebrate these to show how far we've come.

2011 - Quilting my own quilts on a frame (I guess my color choices have remained the same!)

If anyone is interested in playing along, I would like to feature one First Quilt on the First of every Month.

  At the end of the year, Mr. Random Number Generator will choose one of the Firsts to receive a prize.  After all, we've got to add some more fun to this - and what isn't fun about a giveaway!

Here's what would need to be put into the post:

1.  Picture of your First Quilt and the story behind it
2.  Picture of your current work
3.  Story on how you've grown in your quilting, sources of inspiration, funny incidents, etc.

If you are interested in guest blogging for this post, please send me an email ( with the 2 pictures (First Quilt and Current Quilt) and your blog info.  I will then select the monthly featured guests and set up a schedule.  I hope to fill to the end of the year (?), so that's 9 posts.

Can't wait to see how we've all changed and grown!

BTW, Sew Delightful Fabrics is having a Spring Cleaning Sale - everything in the shop has been marked down!
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  1. Love the idea! I am totally in. Now I just have to dig out my first quilt, I keep it WELL hidden these days! :)

  2. I would love to join. My first quilt is actually being quilted at the moment (it's a whole story). But hopefully it will be back soon so i can photograph it!

  3. I love your story - I know what you mean, when I first started, I didn't really understand what quilting was either.

  4. I would love to do this! I also had NO clue what I was doing on my first quilt! : )

  5. I'm still working on my first quilt! I've only been quilting since January. It's a great idea! :o)

  6. Fantastic idea! I am a lot like your self in a way. I have taught myself but I had some guidence from my mom.

  7. I love it. That sounds like so much fun!!!


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