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What pattern was the very first quilt you made?
JanTay Send a Message
Mine was the Rail Fence pattern. After making it, I was hooked on quilting.
6/10/2013 5:15:44 PM
auntjana Send a Message
Herriman, Utah
A simple Four-Patch - I was 8 years old and have been quilting ever since - I grew up under the quilts and played under them as my Grandmother and Mom would hand quilt.

I am so hooked! LOL

6/10/2013 10:02:45 PM
MainelyMe Send a Message
I took a class called " beginning to end " with a wonderful teacher when I was living in Oregon. I've never looked back!
I don't remember what the pattern was called, but it has star blocks and four patch blocks. I still really like the quilt and I learned how to make a quilt from cutting to binding!
6/12/2013 12:36:21 PM
Suzquilts Send a Message
Aurora CO
It was simply 6 inch squares from a fat quarter bundle of six fabrics - purple, yellow and green - about 4 feet by 4 feet. It hangs over my sewing studio door as my inspiration that all quilts are beautiful :)

6/12/2013 7:02:01 PM
girl Send a Message
Lone Jack Mo
I bought a book with different size templets and the very first quilt was for my hubby. The name of the quilt is Churn Dash. Date Jan 2009, Great therapy to help eaze the mind while your love one has chemo treatments. I used one of El border ideals from her Victory quilts and the colors are Brown, Blue, Light Tan, and Very Light Tan. I have made a total of 12 quilts I have photos of each one in my brag book. I am sooo hocked now that no one can take me away!! I taught myself and still learning.
6/13/2013 2:17:05 AM
FlorenceM Send a Message
Miller, Mo
I jumped in off the deep end with a Dresden Plate! I am a self taught quilter and had no one to tell me not to.
6/13/2013 5:15:13 PM
Nadine2007 Send a Message
Warrenton, Mo.
I took a class it was a sampler quilt I drove about 60 miles the first Saturday of the month just to get the block free! That was before the gas prices got so high.
6/13/2013 6:29:41 PM
TooMuchFabric Send a Message
Windy Country
Log Cabin - Eleanor Burns book
6/18/2013 9:52:06 PM
dforseth Send a Message
Need To Sew
Rail Fence
6/19/2013 6:01:12 PM
rosebud3 Send a Message
Tumbling blocks

6/20/2013 3:01:10 AM
fabricgirl Send a Message
sewing in NJ
Fence Rails.

6/21/2013 3:03:49 AM
mic-pa Send a Message
Hallstead, Pa.
Log Cabin from Eleanor's book and it did not turn out to well but I was hooked and have quilted ever since
6/21/2013 5:17:08 PM
mic-pa Send a Message
Hallstead, Pa.
Log Cabin from Eleanor''''s book and it did not turn out to well but I was hooked and have quilted ever since
6/21/2013 5:17:33 PM
kho Send a Message
Winning hands, and it went together so easy and quick...
6/23/2013 12:17:28 AM
purrfect-lady Send a Message
Gig Harbor, WA
My first real quilt was an attic window for DH's mom and step-dad. I didn't know then, that it was a difficult pattern. At least the way I did it was difficult! I didn't even know about rotary cutters in those days! They admired it, stuffed it in a plastic bag, and put it "away". Twenty yrs later, when we cleaned out their house, it was still on the top shelf of the closet, still in that bag.
6/25/2013 7:19:37 AM
judyquilts Send a Message
Albuquerque, NM
I used El's books (several of them) and did a patriotic sampler quilt for my husband. It was supposed to be a wall hanging but I kept finding more blocks I liked so it is a king size quilt. Loved using her patterns.

7/6/2013 8:48:38 PM
gmaann Send a Message
My first quilt was a Hunter's Star. I traced each piece around cardboard templates, and cut the pieces out with scissors! It is a king size quilt that is still on our bed. Then I found Eleanor's show on PBS! Quilting is a lot more fun now that I know her time saving methods!
7/8/2013 8:11:47 PM
Namarose Send a Message
Log Cabin with QIAD pattern. Rail Fence.
8/21/2013 10:26:19 PM
gershwin64 Send a Message
Summer Porch was my 1st real quilt, I saw Chickie's on here and printed out the picture and made about 6 Queen size in a row.
8/29/2013 11:05:55 AM
cindyg Send a Message
TX-Houston sub
Fence Rail and it's still on my bed. Next was El's Log Cabin. Then a Trip Around the World. And on and on she goes.
9/6/2013 11:06:05 AM
Trip Around The World.
9/7/2013 6:24:30 AM
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