Saturday, May 14, 2011

My first quilt

This is the very first quilt that I made.  I think it was made in 2000 or 2001. It has been well loved by my daughter.  My mentor began teasing me by bringing her beautiful quilts to work.  Then she further tempted me by bringing in quilting magazines.  When I decided to try this quilt, she shared some of her scraps with me.  This  is one of only a few that I quilted with my domestic sewing machine.  That is the only part of the quilting process I did not enjoy.  I apologize as I long ago lost the name of this pattern.  I made the label on my printer and it faded away.
The addiction began and I have been quilting ever since.  I print my labels by hand now with fabric pens so I have their names and dates they were made.  Looking back on this quilt, I see the pieced borders.  I am trying to go back to that as I  think it adds a lot to the quilts.  
I also bought a quilting system.  I wanted to be involved in the entire process and since I disliked quilting with my domestic machine I went to the next level.  Now I can say I love the whole process and hope to improve with each quilt I make.


I decided to post this quilt in the Blogger's Quilt Festival.

11 comments:

Valentina said...

Pam, thanks for sharing this quilt with us. Congratulations!
:)

MARIKA said...

Very beautiful cheerful darling, Quilt work

Martine said...

pour un premier quilt il est très réussi, superbe résultat félicitations

felicity said...

Love the pieced border! It's fun to recall our first projects.

Michelle said...

Very pretty! What kind of quilting system do you have? I have a Hinterberg frame, Juki TL-98E and a Quilter's Cruise Control. LOVE IT!

Becky said...

What a great story of how your Mentor tempted you into quilting. Thanks for sharing your quilt!

Quiltbenaco said...

Stupenda!!!
Ciao

stitchinpenny said...

Glad you were tempted. Great quilt.

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

This is a great quilt! I love all the colors and the stars. Nice job!

Sarcastic Quilter said...

It's a beautiful quilt and I can so appreciate hating to quilt on your domestic. I bought a system (a Voyager 17) for the same reason and have found I am much more productive as a result.

Eileen said...

Love all the stars in this. Fun quilt and great story. Aways nice to know thevprogression of others. Thanks for sharing and have a great day