Thursday, July 9, 2009

My First Quilt

Camille and Carrie are hosting a “Parade of Quilts”, meaning you have to show your first and last finished quilt. So here goes nothin’:

This was actually my second quilt (this was my first) but it was the first that I basted and quilted myself. (photo skills have definitely improved….yikes) There's a tutorial for this one over on the sidebar.------------>

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Here’s my latest finished quilt……for the next hour anyways.

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Man I’ve learned a lot since this quilt. But most of all I think I’ve learned to relax a little bit when I’m quilting. It always turns out better if I do. Oh and for the record since I said I’d tell you….I don’t like this gripper thing, it really bugs me. I like having my hand right next to where I’m cutting, and if I lose a finger it was all for a good cause.

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28 comments:

Carrie said...

Hi Allison ~ Awesome quilts! The first one, the second one and the most recent one. I haven't seen the other 94 but going by these three, I'm sure they're all awesome.

Did you really make 38 quilts in one year? WOW! And I agree with you, the more you relax, the better it goes. And I don't care for those Gripper things either. :)

Thank you for sharing your wonderful quilts!

marciekoch said...

Allison - I love your orange quilt...what pattern is that and what fabric? LOVE IT!

marciekoch said...

Allison - I love your orange quilt...what pattern is that and what fabric? LOVE IT!

Blue is Bleu said...

That's a gorgeous first (second) quilt! And big! Hehe I used to hate orange but I'm really liking it now. Especially paired with aqua / turquoise :)

littlecumulus said...

Love them both!

Camille said...

Oh my gosh!! We can't be blogging friends- THAT was your first quilt? And your second? But they are so great! Hmph.... You were definitely meant to quilt, that's for sure.

Thanks for playing!

Terriaw said...

Wow, your second quilt is beautiful (and looks huge!). And I adore your latest quilt so much! You should be proud of your work!

Andi said...

Love them all ..
the first-first quilt especially.
Andi :-)

Treasuresofjoy said...

I LOVE the blocks on the first quilt. And of course your most recent quilt is stunning as well!

erica e said...

i love your first (or 2nd) quilt! very impressive. you must have a natural talent for colors and quilts!

Sherri said...

I love all 3! This has been a lot of fun...seeing so many first and recent quilts!

I Love Baby Quilts! said...

I love them both!

Hey, i'm having a fabric giveaway/contest today for designer fabric lovers. Come on over and enter!

Taiya said...

I really love the red one! Well, both are great, but I really like the red one!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Wow, Allison, you must be the fastest learner ever. You just jumped in creating beautiful quilts right from the start.

jaybird said...

both beautiful! i can't believe that was your first quilt.. that is too good for a first!

Heather said...

Love them both. Each of them are simple but stunning.

Jessica Christensen said...

My first quilt was nowhere near as good as yours. I love your red one too. I just love red, period, but I also love half-square triangles. Beautiful work.

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Deborah said...

Unless you are a quilter...people just can't seem to understand that this is relaxing. You do beautiful work.

Bowlby said...

Beautiful quilts! Thanks for the reminder to relax, too. I have problems with that.

I'm following your blog now...I think the orange quilt tutorial might be just the thing for my next quilt...

Donnelly said...

Beautiful! I love all the ones you shared with us. Have a great day.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

All of your quilts are amazing. I'm especially fond of the red one, though! Love the little half-square triangles.

Peanut Blossom said...

Wow, I can't decide which I love more! They are all beautiful but that red really stands out, doesn't it?

amber johnson said...

We're all in awe. I love both of the quilts you showed and even your first quilt. You started off on the right foot! I love your sense of color and prints. Very cute. Thanks for sharing.

Cindy said...

Oh my gosh, your first and latest are both awesome quilts. You can forget the gripper, but please watch your fingers. You don't want to add blood stain removal to your quilting skills!

lissa said...

Classic and beautiful!!

AJ said...

Both quilts are absolutely amazing!

Pamela said...

For the record I don't like the gripper thing either ~ I think it is a racket! But I love your quilts, so glad I found you. Truly inspiring.

lucy's mom said...

saw the red love you made not sure wich quilt i like the best or love love the most am trying to do this new thing not start any new progets until i finish this one but i get so mad at my self because all the squares are not lighting up right

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