Back in '79 when I had the quilting bug hit I took my first class. It was a sampler class, all done by hand- cereal box cardboard templates, pencil, scissors, hand needles, poly thread. What did I know, except I loved to work with my hands. I do remember loving this class and being proud of the accomplishment at the time. It became my sister's Christmas gift that year, after lovingly hand quilting and binding . Today I laugh at how hideous this quilt is, but yet there are several blocks I like...
such as this dresden plate. Might be my favorite block in the entire piece.
And as for the appliqued basket...no comment. Again, I just shake my head and am glad I've taken the journey so far down the quilting path. Not that I don't still have new territories to explore, of course.
This is a bit dark, but I was semi-impressed with my first time hand quilting stitches. Not bad for a rank beginner!
Makes my want to run to the sewing room and pick up a "today" project and sew a bit. I've come a long way from the cardboard, scissors and pencil days! And all I can say is Thank Goodness!!