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Apr 23, 2013

Whose First Quilt would you like to see?

Apr 23, 2013
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So I am thinking about resurrecting the First Quilts on the First series.... do you remember it?  Perhaps a lot of you are new readers since I last had a First Quilts feature.

In the past, on the First Day of each month (or at least close to it), I would have a guest blogger tell us about the very first quilt they made.  The highs and the lows, the funny mistakes they made, and the sentiments behind why and/or who they made it for.  It's kind of therapeutic   To realize we don't all start off brilliant at this hobby.  To quilt, and to do it well, often takes a lot of time to build up a skill.  Learn how to choose fabrics, perfect your 1/4" seam allowance, etc.

With each quilt I make, am still always learning.  The process never stops.  To see and appreciate our humble beginnings is important.  We often do not get a chance to see it with the photos of quilts we commonly see on blogs, etc. with their ideal lighting and perfectly cropped and edited quilt photo shoots.

What do you think?  Should we bring it back?

Whose First Quilt would you like to see?  I'll do my best to recruit those whose Firsts are requested.  Leave me a comment here, on Facebook, Twitter, wherever!

    (from behappy.me)
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9 comments:

  1. I think that's a great idea. It reminds me of my own first quilt; a Thimbleberries pattern for a table topper with appliqued sunflowers. For some reason, I thought I had to do the quilting with invisible, filament thread. I still luv that little quilt and pull it out every year for autumn.

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  2. I wasn't around for that series--would love to read it. Yes, bring it back! I would like to hear about Amy Gunson of Badskirt Amy's first quilt--unless you did that last time. Gotta check!

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  3. Bring it back! That would be fun to read.

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  4. My first quilt was made the summer after I graduated from high school. I bought fabric and a how-to-quilt book with my graduation money! I ended up making a green and beige log cabin quilt that I used as my main quilt on my college dorm bed.....it was basted with pins but never quilted! That thing is still pin basted in a bag in my garage somewhere, 16 years later! I've always been embarrassed by it but I guess it should be something special to me instead. I love seeing my kids snuggle under quilts made by my great-grandmother and quilts made by me....I should really pull out my first quilt and honor it as well!

    I would love to see the quilts of Elizabeth Hartman of ohfransson and Allison Harris of cluckclucksew!

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  5. Sounds like a great idea! I had a miserable time with my first quilt - it would be nice to read other tales of frustration! :-)

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  6. I would be interested in hearing about anyone's first quilt! I also missed that last time!

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  7. I would like to see Monica Solorio-Snow's first quilt. I'll bet she'd have funny things to say about it too.

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  8. What a fun idea! How about Amy Butler or Tula Pink?

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