Bonnie Hunter is having a Linky Party to people's First Quilts - so here's one of mine... my 'real' first quilt was stolen many years ago - but this is around the same time. A very traditional Dresden Plate, made during graduate school in the late 70s... you can see I got 'fancy" with my sashing and cornerstones...
This quilt is still very much in use - the dresdens are coming loose occasionally, but other than that, it keeps me warm when I am cold!!
This one was made with the leftovers - the beginning of that pesky "Stash" issue! Oh, I really got fancy here - I put piping between those center blocks... oh my...
Another 70s quilt: my first log cabin
And a "just squares" with those Smiley Faces - no quilt historian will have trouble dating this quilt!!
And, an early Bear's Paw - I seem to have moved to a controlled color palette - I think this was the first quilt not made from scraps;;; the Bear seemed to have blunted most of his nailtips in this quilt!! I had not yet figured out how to avoid chopping off all the points of triangles!! I remember I thought putting a sheet on for backing was a novel idea at that time!!
So - those are some of my early quilts: they may not be perfectly pieced or quilted - but they have kept me warm for more than thirty years - and these are still the quilts I sleep under... they are old friends now!
And some new friends are awaiting me in my sewing room, so let me go and make their acquaintance!