WOW! A big thank you to everybody who has participated so far in the Parade of Quilts! If you haven't posted yours yet, you still have until Sunday to do it. Plenty of time. (Ahem, Joanna...) I'm a little hesitant to post mine after seeing all of yours... seriously. I can't even believe some of the quilts you attempted for your first. One thing is for sure, there is some crazy talent out there.
Not a lot matches up on this quilt (this was one of the better nine patches), the corners are pretty rough. Good thing it has that awesome hunter green/black gingham sashing and my black all over crazy stippling to highlight the piecing.
I got the fabric at the 'fabric tear' at my first Quilt Market (without being stabbed with scissors!). I was 14, and it was in St. Louis that year. Guess that would have been 199..7? or would it have been 1998? Can't remember.
Yes, it's a little scary. But still, I love it.
The last quilt I finished-finished was this one, my Wild Thing quilt out of Simple Abundance. I've started and ALMOST finished several other quilts since then, but they are still under wraps, (bleh!) so its a good thing they aren't quite done. Don't worry, I'll be sure to show you the second that I can!
So there you have it! My first quilt and my most recent finish. I think I've come a ways since the beginning. At least I hope so. I've definitely learned a lot. What have I learned? I don't even know where to start.... hmm.... well, the 1/4" seam is pretty crucial, never stipple over safety pins, and measure 5 times, cut once. Learned all those the hard way, of course. I also learned how much I adore fabric, and how much I absolutely love to quilt. (Especially when it's not on a deadline!)
Now I'm off to work on my NEXT quilt. And quite honestly, thanks to all of you, I can't wait to dive in....
See you Monday with the whole quilt parade in tow. WOHOO!! See ya there!