Quiltville has a great post about her first quilt and I thought I’d share mine and link back too!
This is my first quilt, small as it is. It is an applique wall hanging that I purchased as a kit at Jo-Anns since I found it in a clearance bin for $7 and thought, “Why not?” I started it in 2005 after I got married on my little Janome 415 that I received as a wedding gift from two of my Aunts that sew and quilt. It was packed away for 5 years before I pulled it out and was determined to finish a craft project for the first time. I finished the top in early 2010.
I’d never taken a sewing class before, I’d never sewn a quilt block before. I didn’t know how to properly cut, measure, or sew a 1/4″ seam. Applique was completely new! My zig-zag stitches aren’t straight at all (ugh those circles!), my sashing is wonky. I don’t even have a photo of the back to show you how I stitched the binding onto the back. It is awful!
The only way I was able to finish this was to take the top to a local craft night at a quilt shop and get help to quilt it and put the binding on. That was an experience! I did free motion quilting for the first time along with stitch in the ditch quilting and put my binding together.
I still adore the dragonfly fabric.
These are the first and only prairie points I’ve ever done! I haven’t attempted to do any more for another quilt. I think they are so cute on this one though.