It was years (and years!) ago that I made my first patch work pincushion. I was hooked. I made patchwork pouches, bags then moved on to quilts. I didn't have a sewing machine nor any fancy cutting tools, so every thing was done by hand, the old fashioned way.
At the time I was also interested in the history of quilt making and antique quilts, so I read some books related to those topics. When I first started out, I was fascinated by traditional quilt designs; such as the Baltimore album quilt, double wedding ring and grandma's flower garden and so on so forth. Soon I had strong desire to make one... I know, I know, it was a crazy idea being a beginner and attempting to make quilts like that. Also, I didn't know any quilt makers in the area I lived in. Everything I know I learned from books.
My first big quilt was this one: Irish chain.
It took me about 2 years start to finish to complete this quilt. When I cut the last thread, I was thinking to myself, "I will never do this again!". Now, years have passed, I am working on a hexagon quilt again.
Riley Blake. You see what I mean?;
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