A blogging drought, followed by two posts on the same day! But I came across Throwback Thursday by A Quarter Inch from the Edge in August, and loved the idea — post a picture of one of your old quilts and share some of your ‘never again!’ quilting insights. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to join up in August or September. Browsing quilt blogs after posting my ‘i’m back’ post, I found it was Throwback Thursday once again. Luckily this month I already had a picture ready. I think this was my first quilt ever. When I learned quilting, I learned by making a pot holder by hand. This was the first real quilt, again done by hand.
Look at all those calicos! There are still remaining bits of calicos (maybe even some of those same fabrics!) in my stash, but my, oh my, how my tastes have changed! And look at the size of the binding! It could be another border!
What I find interesting is the quilting itself. Clearly my penchant for dense quilting was already there…but I had no idea you also had to quilt the border! To me, the quilting was all about design..and only about design. I do think there may have been quilting in the ditch between the borders…but I am not entirely sure! Luckily I figured that bit out before I made too many quilts.
This quilt no longer graces my walls, and no longer fits my tastes, but I think it was a sign of things to come in terms of quilting style. And quite fun to look back at. How do you feel about your early quilts?