I started blogging in December 2005 so I have a pretty comprehensive record of my quilts from that time but I had a photo album of earlier quilts that seems to have been misplaced. I keep hoping that it will turn up somewhere and I think I remember seeing it when we moved everything from Big Canoe a couple years ago but I haven’t found whatever box or bin I’d stuffed it in. Anyway, it was fun to see my sister post this little quilt I’d made for one of her cats on Facebook – I’d forgotten I’d made this.
I don’t remember where I found the inspiration but it was not a pattern although I obviously took elements from other patterns and it was my first attempt at paper piecing. Not something I’ve done much of over the years and I even labeled it! I started quilting in August 2000 so it was one of my earliest quilts. Too bad I got lazier about labels over the years … sometimes I do a simple label, sometimes no label, and occasionally I still make a special quilt specific label like this one.
Do you have photos of your early quilts?! I hope I find my album one day.