Bonnie Hunter is sharing her first quilt on her blog post here with some great stories and picture from her childhood.
My first sewing memories were from a home economics class. I didn't exactly take to it like a fish to water but successfully finished the required projects. My first machine was a Kenmore. I must have liked sewing though because I made lots of my own clothes as a young woman. And I made lots of PJs and clothes for my two kids as well.
I had a neighbour at our last house/neighbourhood who was a quilter. She was offering some ladies in our neighbourhood free quilting lessons. She provided the pattern so I just had to follow the shopping/supply list and tools and then show up. This was my first experience with a rotary cutter and mat, with contrasting fabrics that weren't all matchy, matchy. Plaids with polka dots...really? Anyway, we had a couple of lessons with Lisa and then I managed to finish the quilt by myself.
And here is my first quilt:
Stitched in the ditch for quilting and a machine sewn binding which did not wrap around. I actually entered it into the Saanich Fair for 'my first quilt category' and won second prize. I was astonished!
Anyway, this quilt was made for my son, now 20, and it's an almost twin size I still have this quilt.
Until next time,