Earlier this week I stumbled upon Amy's blog just in time to participate in her First Annual Bloggers Quilt Festival. I loved the idea - a chance to show off your favorite quilt!
As much as I love the recent quilts I've completed, I knew they wouldn't be the one I wanted to show off. Rather, I would enter the first quilt I completed.
My freshman or sophmore year of college the university student center offered a quilt class and even though I'd been invloved in crafts and sewing all my life, I'd never tried quilting. So I signed up for the class. Well, the class was one day a week for 4 weeks, and in that time we completed a small wallhanging with the Ohio Star block - because EVERYTHING was hand-pieced!! The teacher told us that we would NEVER be happy with our work if we used a sewing machine to piece together the blocks. By the end of the class I knew I loved quilting, but I did not have the patience to ever handpiece my blocks!!
I was able to find a used sewing machine in the newspaper (this was pre-internet days) for $35 and I was off and running!
I love looking at this quilt and seeing how my skills and knowledge have grown in the last 15 years of on-again, off-again quilting! Just look at that binding on the corners... I was so afraid of mitered corners that I didn't even try.
I had this quilt packed away in a chest before this week. Thanks Amy for giving me the inspiration to pull it out and take a walk down memory lane!