there's a challenge going around the blogs for us to show our very first quilt . . . oh my . . . talk about UGLY . . . but it was warm !!
I started this quilt in 1989 . . . instruction coming from a friend . . . and it took me until 1994 to finish it . . . by the time I finished it I didn't even like it anymore . . .
it's a California King size . . . the construction isn't anywhere near what I would do today . . . for one thing . . . it's tied . . . yes . . . I said TIED !!
the binding isn't even a separate fabric . . . it's the backing . . . folded forward and over a few times . . . and top stitched . . . yes I said TOP STITCHED !!
I am so thankful to Marybeth Stevenson . . . who told me in 2004 about a Saturday sampler class . . . that was meeting once a month for a year . . . I sure did learn a lot in those classes . . . and it doesn't take me 5 years to finish my quilts now either !!