I thought it was about time that I shared My Very First Quilt (MVFQ) with you all. Thanks to Jen at A Quarter Inch from the Edge, and Throwback Thursday, here it is! I took a class at a local quilt shop in Oakville, Ontario, when I was living out that way in 1997 or so. The intent of this quilt was for the learning, so I picked colours to go with my duvet cover at the time and the rose pink carpeting which was throughout my condo.
The advice was to pick a focus fabric, and I liked the faux stones, which the teacher tried valiantly to talk me out of, but I persevered and added the other prints by picking out colours from my focus fabric, plus the neutral background of course, which was also used for the backing.
I think there were 4 sessions, two blocks per week for three weeks plus one for setting. Some people made two of every block to make a larger quilt. Everything was from templates, which were provided, and since I didn’t have a rotary cutter and mat at the time (and it was 1997, after all), I used scissors to cut everything out and sewed it on my Omega sewing machine. I enjoyed the applique to do, but I am not such a fan of the style of it, I prefer the crispness of patchwork (hmm, perhaps because I am an engineer?). Well, except for the dresden plate, that is. I like dresden plates.
Finally I decided to hand quilt it, to make it a true practice of whether I would continue to quilt, which I also really enjoyed, using various motifs discussed in the last class. It still lives on our sofa for snuggling during movies.
Linking up to Lorna at Let’s Bee Social and to Jen at A Quarter Inch from the Edge.