Working on this quilt, got me thinking about where I started. This is the first quilt I ever made.
If I remember right the only patchwork I’d done before this was a nine-patch pillow. Remember, I said I was a crazy ambitious beginner, so I skipped straight from simple, unquilted patchwork pillow to a bed quilt I planned to sleep under. This one is a twin size , and I did keep it simple in some ways, the piecing was a simple block pattern that I could strip piece, in three (meticulously matched) ivy-print fabrics.
It was the quilt on my bed all through high-school (I started sewing in 7th or 8th grade), college and my first apartment. Now it’s pretty worn, delicate and mostly retired, but if I ever were packing to evacuate before some disaster, it’d be coming with me.
So, what about you: What was your first quilt? Is it still in use?