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Feb 27, 2014

Throw Back Thursday - My First Quilt

Feb 27, 2014
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I've been looking back at some of the "early years" lately.  The links on the My Work page go back to the first blog I started as a quilt diary for myself of the projects I'd done.  I'd never seen another quilt blog (crazy, huh?) when I began the first one in 2010, and after a couple months I left it abandoned to start GXQ.  Now realizing that here on GXQ lies the real story of my quilting journey, I'd like all my projects housed in one place.

So I'm sorry to make you suffer along through the early blog entries...  I definitely didn't know how to take pictures or edit or what makes an interesting read!  I'm going to have a few Throw Back Thursdays here on the blog until I'm caught up.  You'll catch some early pics of the kiddos - if you're a regular reader, you know that I pretty much never show those.

So here it is.  The very first one.  We all start somewhere!  
Feb. 2006
After receiving a sewing machine for Christmas, I decided to make a baby quilt when I was pregnant with my first son. I didn't know how to sew a straight line or what a bobbin was, but I figured I could wing it. I went to Joann's, bought some flannel Pooh fabric, and started cutting squares with scissors. Knowing that nothing I was making was square, I decided to stagger the rows, so no seams would need to line up. I was flying blind! No pattern and no plan. This is what I came up with... We used this blanket very much when he was a baby. Pin It

5 comments:

  1. Love how you linked up all your projects. Was gonna link up to your blog roll page but my GenX mind lives in a. Baby Boomer body, Dang!

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  2. Well, this gives me hope because my first quilt (that I made last year) is much like this one- staggered rows of rectangles!

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  3. How smart of you to stagger rows for your first quilt! You were doing improv already! It's a cute quilt and an even cuter little guy on top of it. Love those scrawny newborn legs! :)

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  4. That is lovely quilt and oh my gosh, such a cute baby!

    Emily at backtothecraft.blogspot.ca

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