I mentioned recently that I’d lost the photo album with my early quilts in one of our moves but I was going through some photos today and came across this one – it’s a photo of a photo of my first quilt. I had never sewn before, but decided I wanted to make a memory quilt with photographs so I needed to teach myself to quilt. This one was hand pieced and then I went to my sister’s house where she showed me how to use a sewing machine to quilt it in the ditch. The darker blue squares are actually pockets and the pattern was designed to tuck beanie babies in the pockets. I wish I’d gotten a photo of the quilt with the beanies in it.
This one was pieced in August 2000. When did you start quilting and what was your first quilt?!