My First Quilts…

Christa's First QuiltsBlogging about making a quilt with my daughter made me remember the joy I felt when I first got into quilting, so I thought it would be fun (and sort of embarrassing) to post pictures of my first quilts!

I started quilting in 1995, two years after Jason and I got married. I don’t know what hit me but it was the most fun thing I had ever done and couldn’t imagine life without fabric!

The first quilt I made was for Jason. It was made from flannel squares and tied with yarn. I still remember the thrill of completing each 9 patch block. I had no idea about seam allowances or stitch length but I dove in and did it anyway!

First Flannel 9 PatchThe next quilt I made for me. I cut out tons of log cabin strips that were supposed to be 1 1/2 inches wide. As you can tell from the photo, I wasn’t exactly consistent in my cutting.

Tied Log Cabin QuiltAs every quilt should have a label, I finished these up properly. Even though these quilts have received lots of wear & tear over the years, I’m glad I documented them so I can remember when it all began!

Quilt Label #1Quilt Label #2

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