I’m quite new to quilting and like so many others I’m now hooked. I do remember as a teenager I started making a hexagon patchwork – by hand, with paper templates and everything. My sister made clothes to supplement the budget when her kids were young, so I had a bottomless pit of fabric scraps (with hindsight I should never have included crimplene). But I discovered more interesting things as teenagers do, and it never got finished. It lay hidden in a cupboard at mums for many years, but must eventually have been thrown away. What sparked my interest recently was when I came across “oh Fransson”’s blog. I’d never seen anything like it before – clean,crisp modern quilts made with such beautiful fabrics. And that was that – I never looked back. I went on to e-bay and bough a charm pack and used Elizabeth Hartmann’s tutorial to make a charm squares baby quit.
I was really quite pleased with it although I couldn’t sew a straight line for toffee. I enjoyed the free motion quilting once I had plucked up the courage to go for it, but it is a bit dodgy in places.
And I was very pleased that I could hand sew the binding so neatly (if my home economics teacher is reading this, see I’m not useless). I used this tutorial - I love it that you can learn how to do almost anything on t'interweb.
So that was my first one – I think it will always be rather special to me, like your first boyfriend! I’m only on number 4, but I’ve improved quite a bit already (quilts not boyfriends – sorry!)