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Saturday, November 26, 2011

First Quilts with Bonnie Hunter


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!
Happy quilting,

Kate








7 comments:

Bonnie K Hunter said...

Thank you for sharing these quilts!! I'm smiling big time!

Bonnie

Cathy Tomm said...

I really love the log cabin quilt. Thanks for sharing them all. I have to find my first quilt and get a photo. The only photos I might have of it our film and not digital.

Belinda said...

These are ALL just wonderful!!

Impera_Magna said...

What beautiful quilts! And doing what they're suppose to do... keep one warm!

Leeann said...

I love the second quilt using the 4 dresden plate blocks, what a great idea to use the left overs!

Sue SA said...

The most important thing about first quilts is that you use them, loving them is optional as our tastes and styles transform over the years. Yours are obviously well used and well loved, happy quilting Sue SA.

Jenniffier said...

What lovely quilts. And a pieced back. I knew that couldn't be something new. Either that or you were just ahead of the times :) Found you through the link up, added mine too.

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