Tuesday, September 30, 2008

October 1 Giveaway

Fall Into Fall Quilters Giveaway!

This is my giveaway, it is 20 fat quarters. There are 10 pinks and 10 reds. To enter my giveaway, leave a comment on October 1 (not before) telling about your very first quilt!Any comments that do not meet this requirement, will not be counted. If you do not have a blog, you will need to leave your email address.

The following link will take you to a list of bloggers that are participating in this event: http://fallintofallquilters.blogspot.com/2008/09/october-1-giveaway.html

I will draw a winner on October 15. I'm looking forward to hearing about your first quilt.

166 comments:

firewoman said...

Those would be a great asset to the heart quilt I'm working on. My first quilt was made for my son while I was recuperating from surgery several years ago. It was a tessellations pattern and is now hanging in his living room.

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Sandi said...

Hi Joyce,
I was just headed off to bed (it's 1:01 a.m. on the 1st) when I saw that you had posted on my blog. Thanks so much! Please enter me in your drawing. Love the pink and red fat quarters and have a project that I could use them in!!! My first quilt was made for our daughter when we were stationed in Japan in 1970. She used it forever, took it off to college and it now resides safely, though tattered, in a pillowcase. :-)

Deb said...

Hi Joyce,
My first
quilt was an eye spy quilt that I went to class for. I think I upset the teacher there as I have very definite ideas about how I wanted my fabrics to look and she was not impressed, but at the end I was and that was all that mattered, It was for my daughter and all teddy bears fabrics The colours of fabrics in your giveaway remind me so much of the quilt I would love to be considered for your draw.

Aunt Pitty Pat's said...

LOL my first quilt is a cock eyed mess it is a log cabin quilt ... but I think it can be salvaged. With lots of love and wall paper language. I am a self taught quilt maker.. I still have lots of trials and errors. But with watching Quilting shows and reading books I am getting better.
I would love to be entered in your drawing.. thank you for this generous give away.

Fiesta said...

my 1st quilt was for my first grandaughter. I had only been taking classes for 2 months and I made her an applique heart one.

Yvonne aka sommeke said...

My very first quilt is soooo ugly I don't like to show him. No one will accept him as a present so I still keep him as a bad memory.
No pattern, just sewing things together. No colour, just some shades of ???? light green, I suppose.
Thanks for putting my name in the draw!

Kim said...

these would be awesome in the quilt i have in mind for Valentine's Day- gotta start early.
Let's see my first quilt was a 9 patch- alternated with solid blocks which was all sewn and quilted by hand. I was so proud of it- and my ex took it in the divorce :(

requilt said...

my first completely finished quilt was a pink quilt for my new niece about 8 years ago.
Rita E in AZ
requilt (at) yahoo (dot) com

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Sunny said...

My real first quilt was actually a Pokémon quilt for my oldest son. It was from The Quilter magazine. It was fairly simple but I had never even owned a sewing machine. I was so green that I had to write the editor and ask what the heck was broadcloth! LOL

Beth said...

Hey! Nobody told me that on a fence rail, you only use 3 colors and that they are supposed to make a pattern. So mine's a little abstract, but how can you go wrong with Laurel Birch fabric? Still turned out pretty.

Please enter me in your drawing for those yummy fabrics!

katie z said...

Pretty, pretty. My first quilt was a bowtie set on point (with no setting triangles on the edges, so it was a jagged-edged quilt). Oh my. The back was pieced from fabric from my grandma's clothes-making days, and the front was all remnants from my own attempts to sew and from the remnant bin at Hobby lobby. I'm not sure it's fit for public viewing!

Artsy Momma said...

My first quilt was made last year as a christmas gift it was the bento box pattern done in "Packer Colors" (green and gold) for my mom a diehard Green Bay Packers fan.

Quilt Pixie said...

:-) my very first quilt was a cheater panel (before they were really popular) that my grandmother and I worked on -- I ws doing a fiber arts class at my high school, and the teacher wouldn't allow it to be counted as a project because it wasn't either pieced or appliqued :-( It did, however, provide lots of time with my gran, and a love of the art :-)

Debi said...

My very first quilt came as a request from my oldest daughter when she went away to collage. I did not even own a sewing machine at the time. Great prizes, please enter me.

Sue Cahill said...

My first quilt was a four patch quilt with appliqued hearts in alternating blocks. I made for my daughter when she was two and made it just to use up scraps from sewing her little dresses. Little did I know I would be hooked and obsessed with quilting from that time on.
Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

miniaturequilter said...

Actually my first quilt turned out fine (I took a class), had alot of help. Actually I'm having my first big quilt (made 10+ years ago) finnally quilted (log cabin)Thanks for the chance to win all those fat quarters!

Niki RuralWritings said...

My very first quilt turned out ok. I sort of figured alot of it out on my own, but I am now taking a proper class and what a difference!
I love the colors in your pack, so please include me :)

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh, I would love to win, my first quilt was 28 years ago, when I was expecting my first baby, I got a book, cut yellow and green kitten fabric, and just followed the directions, all of my children used it and I will be getting it out for my first grand-baby due in March!!

Terry said...

What pretty colors! Please add my name to your giveaway! My first quilt was a long time ago...i had some blocks that i embroidered and then I alternated them with rainbow colored squares. I still have the quilt but some of the colored fabrics have bled onto the embroidered blocks. :0(

T said...

LOL! My first quilt? It was a prop for a doll - I used to be a dollmaker. I had a neighbor who quilted, so when I asked her to help with the doll quilt, she stopped, took my face in her hands, looked me in the eyes and said, "Quilting is addictive. Be warned."

Need I say more?

Tracy/FiberBabble

T said...

:sigh: This is embarrassing. I entered my blog address incorrectly. Let's try it again (though I'm not looking for a second entry!).

FiberBabble is at fiberbabble.blogspot.com

Paula said...

Oh, my first quilt is so sad. I didn't really own any fabric except those that I had used to make my kids sleeping shorts. Things like jungle animals, ugly florals from the 80's, teddy bears, airplanes, etc. My sister in law taught me to hand piece. I made lots of LARGE nine patches and set them with alternating loud fabrics. It's so loud you can't even look at it. I've never finished it....because since it's hand pieced it needs to be hand quilted, but I honestly don't want to look at it! Maybe someday I'll finish it.

Ly + Alan said...

I love pinks and reds and would be so excited to win your prize. I am new to quilting and my very first quilt was a baby blanket for my niece, she loves it. I would love to win (lyannab at gmail dot com)

Pattie said...

Hi Joyce -

Thanks for visiting my blog - it's nice to meet you! I've entered your name in my book giveaway - good luck!

I love your fat quarters! They'd be perfect for a Valentine’s quilt project, don’t you think?

My very first quilt was created just a little over a year ago (yep, I'm new to all this!) It's a mini-quilt, 2 ft. x 2 ft. - made with scrappy Civil-war era fabrics. It's a little nine-patch set on point, and each square is no bigger than an inch. I didn’t know it was "supposed" to be hard to make, so it wasn’t! I gave it to my best friend.

Happy October - and thanks for putting my name in your drawing.

Kelly said...

My very first quilt isn't a quilt yet, just a top. I'm hoping to get it into a quilt this winter. But, I have completed a LOT of quilts since learning from that quilt top. My very first quilt, from start to finish, was a sampler that was given as a wedding gift.

Nancy said...

The first quilt that I ever made was a bullseye, with a twist (squares instead of circles- turned at different angles). Thank goodness for a mother who would push me because I wouldn't have gotten it done without her. I still can't stand to look at the quilt, and would get rid of it if my husband didn't like it so much.

peggy said...

Pink and reds?? hmmm....love them!
My absolute first quilt was a green/tan/burgundy TRIP AROUND THE WORLD that I made full size and tied off. I made that exactly 16 years ago and my 24 year old daughter still uses it on a daily basis. She just loves it.
I've since made nicer and better quilts but none that mean as much as the first ever.
Peggy

Jeanne said...

My first quilt is still a UFO on my list. It goes back to 1979. Pretty pathetic, eh? It was a baby quilt for my youngest son. I knew nothing about quilts except that I liked the looks of them. Maybe I'll finish it for his child someday.

Norma said...

My very "first" quilt was made when I was about ten years old. My older sister worked at a catalog order store. She brought home the old books that they had full of swatches of fabric that you could order. The pieces were about 2"x2". I tore them out of the book and sewed them together by hand to make a doll quilt. Of course. instead of right sides together, I just over lapped them and used big stitches. It held together though and I was so proud. It was the start of a 50 year fabric addiction.

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Adell Crowe said...

My first quilt was for my mom. It wasn't very good. After I gave it to her, on my first visit it was displayed in the den, on my second visit it was in the back bedroom and now it has been put in hiding -- as I said, pretty bad.

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Lavinia said...

Hi Joyce! I love your giveaway, I´m addicted to fabrics =) My first quilt is a sampler I made at quilting class, I like it a lot because it´s colorful! what I don´t like is that I haven´t finished it yet!! I´m having trouble quilting the borders =(
Please visit my giveaway too!

Ginger said...

I'll be honest, my first quilt has not yet happened! I am going to be taking a class to learn though :) Thank you for entering me in your giveaway!
maumauisginger at gmail dot com

Martha said...

My first quilt was made for my nephew when I was in elementary school. My mom taught me how to make a block she called Monkey Wrench. I see the same block called Churn Dash these days. I tied the quilt. The quilt was used by my grandniece and nephew.

Midlife Mom said...

Oh my first quilt was a disaster! lol! I didn't know how to pick out colors and I picked very loud and outlandish shades of red, yellow and green! It was a log cabin quilt and I still have it but it is safely hidden away!

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Dee said...

My first quilt was a tablerunner (square) for Christmas - then total addiction - make 14 more for presents:) - Red is my favorite color, so I am excited about your give away. Thank you. Dee - jessibir@hickorytech.net

Dawn said...

What a fun giveaway! You can see my first quilt on my blog. I made it many many years ago. I can't believe my mom kept it all these years!

~D Spack~ said...

With the limited selection of fabric in our small town 35 years ago, I picked out a pinkish orangish clown fabric to tie a baby quilt. It turned out should we say..."interesting"? Here's hoping to win in Idaho!

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Oh my, my very first quilt? It was so long ago, but I think it was a flying geese pattern in country blues for my sister as a wedding gift. That would be over 20 years ago! Would love to win your giveaway!

MGM

StitchinByTheLake said...

My best friend assumed that because I could sew I could make her a quilt - so I tried. I made up the pattern, used cotton/poly fabric and a thick poly batt, and a sheet for the backing. It was awful! But she treasures it - now that's a friend. blessings, marlene

Doreen K. said...

Would love to be in your give a way. I am new to quilting. My first one, I am still working on is paper foundation. I love the method. I am up to the binding part. Little nervous on that part. I also just made my first block with strips.

Karen said...

My first quilt---Well that would be a quilt I started when I was pregnant with my daughter. It was a sampler. Some friends and I took a class from a quilter here in town. I finally finished it last spring and gave it to my son to put on his bed. He just turned 24 and my daughter was 21 in July. It only took me 20 years to get it done!! I have make a couple since then.

Karen in IN
hillk0306@yahoo.com
merrylittlequilter.blogspot.com

mrs.mommyy said...

my quilt was made of clothing pieces- of odds and ends because I was a teen and could not afford alot, where is it? It was stolen by an inlaw who visited- cannot prove it- and not gonna call the police but it really ruined a family relationship becuase of it.It was very nice- all handdone...oh well karma will come back to her somehow

Winona said...

My first quilt was made for our oldest daughter. I used cereal boxes to cut out templates, drew around them on my fabric, then machine pieced them. I knew nothing about 1/4 seam, accurate cutting, or much of anything else about quilting, but sure had fun. I have come a long way since then, but I still hand quilt.
Winona

Kellie said...

my first quilt was for my cousin's new baby. I started it when I heard she was pregnant and I think Anna was 5 when i finally finished it, lol! Love the colours you chose for the FQs.

Shiree said...

My first quilt was made for my baby son - who is now 27yrs, it was a true patchwork quilt made with lots of love from a favourite old dress and 2 of my husbands shirts.So truly a treasure, it has lasted really well, and is waiting for when it can be used again one day in the future for my son's children,

cheers, Shiree

Lyn said...

Love to be in the draw for your giveaway. My first quilt, which I still have was made in the early eighties.The colours are peach/cream and brown.It was a sampler table topper.Hand pieced and quilted.Regards Lyn

Janellybelly said...

Hi Joyce
My very first quilt was a teapots and teacups quilt in burgundy and cream - it was a joint effort with my Mum! It is draped over my quilt rack right now :) I just LOVE the giveaway fabrics, yummy!
Blessings
Janelle xx
www.threadsoffriendship.blogspot.com

May Britt said...

My very first quilt is a quilt I made for my DS 25 years ago. But at that time I did not know anything about batting and quilting so I just put some fabrics togeter for a star and added backing without any batting between it.

Michelle said...

My very first quilt was 19 years ago when I was pregnant with my youngest son. It was a sampler and we had to cut all the templates out ourselves from template plastic, trace them on the fabric, cut them out and then hand sew them together! I made about 9 blocks before the birth of my son and finally sewed them together about 10 years later. :P Thanks for a fun giveaway!

Becca said...

My first quilt was a turning twenty again. I'm not sure what exactly is holding it together because I made every mistake in the book but it's warm, cuddly, and I love it.

Corinna said...

Well this is timely! I just came across my first quilt this morning as I cleaned my storage room. I must have been about 8 when I made it. It's a little doll quilt, with hand pieced 2" squares of flannel made into 9 patches. It's barely hanging together and I used pink fleece for the back and didn't quilt it....so maybe it's not technically a quilt. lol Anyways my gma showed me how to make it so I'll treasure it always. :o)

Linda said...

The first quilt I ever did on my own without any assistance from start to finish would be a HUGE 9 patch (each block was 18"!! lol) that I did in Scooby Doo & Fabric that looked like someone had gone Ape with Paint. My 17 year old still has it on her bed -this year will get replaced at Christmas time with one made from fabrics that all have music notes :) the squares are going to be 12" and I am desperately trying to master the block! LOL
Thank you for hosting a Fall giveaway!
Linda

Melzie said...

first quilt I have or made? I will chose have :) My Nana made me a heavy duty colorful strip quilt out of a total mish mash of fabrics mainly polyester though :) Its heavy and falling apart, I loved it to death. I still have it :) I'd love the pinks and reds to make a Feb. wall hanging I want to make a wall hanging for each month to change out :) xoxo melzie

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Jess said...

My first attempt at a quilt was in Home Ec class, overlapping layers for fun. It was incredibly sloppy and I think I stuffed it in my apron.

I'm trying to get back into the swing of things, so the quarters would be a great source of inspiration!

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Sweet P said...

My first quilt was a Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots quilt. What else would I make for a sports fan? Those red and pinks would fit well in my stash. I went to look for some pink the other day and couldn't find any! I've used mine all up.

Lisa said...

My first quilt was made when I was in middle school. I wnt with my mom to a moonlight sale at Benfranklin craft store and they had 6" fabric squares on sale for $0.01 I can't remember how many I bought to make a twin quilt. I just sewed the blocks together and backed with a blanket and then tied it.... I threw it away 10 years ago after my DD's dog passed because it smelled of dog badly...

Lisa

Karen South said...

I remember my first quilt. It was a nine patch and made with blue fabrics. I still have it in my trunk of quilts.

Jen said...

Well, since I'm new to quilting I haven't quite completed my frist quilt yet! I'm actually working on two different tops. One is a disappearing nine patch using the Portugal line from Moda. The other...well, I'm not quite sure what it's going to be. I've just been sewing 4" blocks together and hoping for the best!

Bella said...

Oh. My. Goodness. My fav colors, great giveaway! My first quilt was to impress my great-grandmother, she made awesome, HUGE quilts. I started a patchwork and by the time it got to about 24 inches, I was over it. So I finished it as best I could, showed her and she asked me if it was for my dollies (I was 12 and over dollies too). I told her it was for my puppy that I didn't have yet...It wasn't bad, but it wasn't good either. My mom still has it, it sits on my toddler rocking chair next to my mom's treadle machine that used to be my great-grandmother's treadle. Oh the circle of life!

Raquel said...

I am actually still working on my very first quilt - cats. all cat fabrics, with a cat applique on each corner. I have one planned with roses that this fabric would be perfect for. Much love, Raquel XO

Terri said...

I started my very first quilt in about 1982. It's an Ohio star lap quilt in blue/peach/rust. It is hand pieced and hand quilted and it looks like a beginner's project! I still have it, and love it though.

Jan said...

My first quilt was back in 1981 and I hand appliqued and hand quilted (I didn't have a clue what I was doing!!) a farm scene. It was fun and I still have the quilt--it hasn't fallen apart yet!!! LOL!!! Love the package of Fat Quarters!

swooze said...

My very first quilt was an Eleanor Burns Quilt in A Day Log Cabin that I made in mauves and blues and gave to my mother. She washed that quilt to death. I even used 5/8" seams. Oh...I guess I am supposed to read the directions a little more closely eh??

cedarchestquilts said...

My 1st quilt was a sampler made in a beginning quilting class. I chose colors to match my dishes. I don't have the quilt, think it got lost in a move. So my next quilt a Eleanor Burns log cabin is cherished as a first quilt. Please enter me to win the lovely pink & red FQs Angie

GARI said...

My first quilt was an appliqued leaf quilt. I remember it well because it is currently on my quilt frame. I made it in 2002 and just now am feeling that I can do quilting justice to it.

Pat said...

My very first quilt was an appliqued angel wallhanging. I still have it today.

Coleen said...

My first quilt was a sampler made for my oldest son. Unfortunately because I didn't use good fabrics, it doesn't exist anymore.Another lesson learned the hard way.

Ginny said...

Pink & Purple one for my 2nd daughters crib :)

Wehaf said...

The first quilt I made was a t-shirt quilt. It came out a little crooked, but I still loved it!

urchiken at gmail dot com

SandyQuilts said...

My first quilt was a trip around the world. I took a class at Joann's. I still have it.

Please enter my name.

Rose said...

My first quilt was self designed and I made it for my first child/daughter. It had little animals embroidered on the blocks and setting strips between all of the blocks. Not knowing any better I put it together with the fatest batting I could find. Then I tied all of the block corners with embroidery floss. Ah...live and learn. Honestly though the quilt has held up for more than 25 years. My DD still has it :)

Rose

Cathy said...

The pinks and reds are beautiful and a great giveaway! My first quilt I made about 5 years ago and it was a Buggy Barn pattern and I did it as a BOM through my LQS. I learned an awful lot about getting that 1/4 inch seam just right! Now I'm working on a Dear Jane quilt and learning oh so much, but my first quilt will always be a favorite and will hopefully show the progress I make as a quiltmaker. Thank you!

Cathy :)

Needled Mom said...

The pinks and reds are low in my stash so these would be great!

My first quilt???? My grandmother had a friend who showed me a Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt and I was hooked. I tried so hard to first draw a hexagon and then sew them together. I was probably 8 years old. You can imagine what it looked like. Needless to say, I have no idea what trash bin it ended up in.

Marilyn R said...

Love your giveaway! My first quilt was made in the late 80's when blue and mauve were so popular together. I still use it on my bed from time to time today.

Deb said...

I'd love to win those beautiful fabrics! My first quilt was a log cabin quilt for my mom. I took a quilting class and surprised her. Now, she's given the quilt to my daughter for her hope chest.

Pam said...

My first quilt is the pattern hovering hawks - and it's still in the shoe box in pieces.. Pam P

~Bren~ said...

My first quilt was a 4 inch checkerboard in pinks and blues. It was tied....after that I hand quilted all my quilts.
The fat quarters look lovely!

Kathy ~~~ said...

My very first quilt was only a 18x18 wall hanging that I appiqued hearts on top of a pieced background. I ended up making more to give as gifts.

Annette said...

My first quilt was made when I was young. I sewed all my own clothes growing up and I made a quilts with scraps of leftover fabrics. I still have it and can remember the clothes I wore. So fun to look back.

Loralynn said...

My very first quilt was sadly simple. Just squares! It was a start though! I moved on to bigger, better and more complicated patterns after that!

Kristi said...

My first quilt was made in 2006. It was a baby quilt made of moda flannel out of blues, greens an purples. Don't remember the name of the pattern on the fabric, but it was so cute. The piecing was "Yellow Brick Road" and I did a free-motion quilting over the main part, a swirly design on the edges and at the top "wrote" with the machine "Oh what a joy!" I found the piecing to be easy and fun, and the quilting to be tedious and difficult. I have not finished another quilt yet, but have the main part of one done for my daughter's bed.

Barbie said...

What a great giveaway prize! Lots of great fabric for Valentine's and Christmas! I am mostly a cross stitch/hardanger enthusiast, however, I did hand-quilt a baby throw "by accident" many years ago. I wanted it to be very "lofty", so when I got ready to machine quilt it, of course, it wouldn't feed through my machine, hence I was forced to hand-quilt it. It was hard work and I stuck myself many times and bled on the sweet little quilt - a fact that the owner was very proud of. I'm ashamed to say I haven't quilted since then, but would like to start incorporating some of my stitching into quilty-type projects. I love the look of the pieces at Country Garden Stitchery (http://www.countrygardenstitchery.com/) and think I could do some of that. Thanks for your generosity - brdstitcher at gmail dot com

Jennifer said...

My very first quilt was a wall hanging. I messed it up in a few places but my DD uses it for her babies!

bingo~bonnie said...

I am loving this "fall into fall" and meetingso many new blogs and the fun part is the questions to answer! :)

I have several 1sts quilts... see my blog entry on 08/21/08...which my favorite 1st was the one my mom and I made together when I was a kid and now I use it on my babies...:)

....although I've recently been enjoying my 1st that I made alone with no help and gave to my husband before we were married... it's on our bed this month :)

visit my blog and joing my "fall into fall" give-away too. Love from Texas! ~bonnie

tango's trash & treasures said...

Wow would love to win your giveaway!!
My first quilt was a scrappy Jewel Box done in jewel colors & white. I won a second place ribbon it!
Thank you

Christine said...

Love your fat quarters ... great prize. My first quilts were small and country style with lots of button hole stitch applique. I did some rather hideous handquilting on them!

Sharon said...

My sister and I both started hexagons over papers, hers in blues and mine in browns, way back in the 70s. Neither quilt was ever finished but I have fond memories of my first WIP!
email:sharon.james@artswales.org.uk

della said...

My first quilt took TWENTY years to complete. I took a beginner's sampler class to learn how to quilt. This was back in the early 80's and the teacher looked down her nose at any machine work; she taught us hand piecing and hand quilting. My quilt actually got assembled, layered up, and the middle block was hand quilted by me. Then life got in the way, and years passed until a dear friend of mine saw it a few years ago and offered to take it home and finish the quilting! She did a wonderful job and I gave her lots of credit on the label. What a friend!

Thanks-
Della
ddr1952@hotmail.com

Myra said...

My very first quilt was made in 1982. My mother and I took a lap quilting class together at the local community college. It is baby blue, baby pink, and forest green. (I have learned a lot about color since then. LOL) Would love to win your FQ's.

ikkinlala said...

My first quilt was a baby quilt made of some scraps I'd been given. It was a checkerboard of pink and lime green (which is not generally my favourite colour combination) because that's what I had, and it wasn't made for any baby in particular.

ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

Alisa said...

Red and Pink I love thee! My first quilt was a sort of wall hanging thingy. I was all wrong with mismatched seams and a really terrible lay-out. But you know what, I loved every minute of it and I guess that's what counts in the end. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

Sue H said...

What a FABULOUS prize!!! My very first quilt was in 2000 through a community ed class. Looking back, it wasn't the best instruction in the world, but it really took hold of me! We strip-pieced a Trip Around the World. Cheap-o fabrics. Tied it. Love it!

Sewfast said...

The first quilt that I made was a diamond pattern made from sewing strips of triangles together. I made it for my husband to be and it graced our first home for a long time (until the dog claimed it as his!) Mary mdeeter@hotmail.com

Deb said...

my first quilt was for my dd and it was finally finished last year--18 years after the first stitch was taken. Thanks for the opportunity of this give away.

Lissa Jane said...

hmmmmm my first quilt was made in 2000.. very ambitious needleturn applique, but it got finished... I look at it now and cringe a little, but still I am very proud of what I finished..

tisme said...

My first quilt was an embroidered kit from Hershnerrs. It took me about five years just to get the embroidery done. My Mom, and Grandmother and I hand quilted it on a frame my husband bought me just for that quilt. What great memories it gives.
Tammy

Valerie said...

Oh my goodness. Do you really want to hear. It was 30 years ago and it is still not quilted but I am determined that it will be this year. I am actually waiting on a walking foot that i ordered now. I would love to recieve this.

Alice Grace said...

I am working on my wall hanging from a class I took. It is ready to quilt and I will be quilting it on the sewing machine.

Andrea said...

Hmmmm...the first would be quilted hot pads I made with my grandma. but the first one I made on my one is a purple and yellow and pink baby quilt. It's still in my hope chest for future little ones! :)

julieQ said...

My first quilt, not counting the scores I helped my mother with, is a pink nine patch with alternating heart appliqued blocks. The stitches are so big you could snag your toenail!! He!

maggie said...

I love those pinks and reds. My first quilt...well that was a prize winner. LOL It was a log cabin that is slightly askew to say the least. I was unaware that I needed to have the same seam allowance on all pieces. The quilt eventually went together but was a source of much frustration to me.

jroen5472 said...

My quilt was a winning hands. I am froma family of non crafters and had always wanted to make a quilt. I had to move to Californiaand met a friend who quilted and she took me to Quilt in a Day and I signed up for a class that day. Five years, 2 dozen quilts, and a move back to Michigan and I am passing this live on to my girls.

Linda said...

My first quilt was a Blue and Brown Log Cabin quilt. I still have it and use it but not too often. I almost quit quilting because of this quilt. I took a class with one other person and the quilt teacher gave us a handout. She told us to cut the strips and sew them together according to her instructions on the handout. Then she went around her store doing other things while the two of us sat and looked at each other. Between the two of us, we read the instructions and figured out the quilt. We became friends and never went to that store again. Thanks for doing the giveaway...hugs, Linda

blueviolet said...

My very first quilt was when I was pregnant for the first time. I made one with pink,blue,and white squares. It was super simple and quite small and actually pretty shabbily made but hey, you gotta start somewhere.
doot65{at}comcast[dot]net
Elizabeth

cheryl said...

My first quilt was made out of recycled fabric from around the home - a threadbare pair of deep red velvet curtains, several pairs of wornout jeans, old kids clothes ... and it looked great once finished !!

Cheryl in France

cherylpasquier2002 at yahoo dot fr

AmandaSue said...

Super pretty fabric, I love pink! My very first quilt was a disaster lol it was an experiement since I didn't really know anything about quilting or sewing for that matter and it turned out all weird after the super long time it took to make it. But after that I did more research and learned better techniques!

Quilt Nut said...

great fabrics.

my first quilt was a denim pineapple quilt. we did it with jeans bought from the thrift store, cut them apart(i would get blisters on my fingers from the scissors) and than once pieced, tie the quilt

anarchafemina said...

my first quilt was a patchwork quilt. i made it...hmm...10 years ago and have no idea where it went!

fertawert AT yahoo DOT com

StampinCathy said...

I took a class and my very first quilt was a sample quilt. Everything was done my hand. It was so much fun and so relaxing. Thanks for a chance.

gin said...

I love the pink! My first quilt would be when I was little, about 7-8 years old with my grandmother. She taught me the 9 patch. We would sit together by the fire and she would be piecing her square and she would tell me "your stiches are too long." I did finally get enough squares made and she quilted it for me, I have loved quilting ever since.

dquilter said...

That bundle will make a great quilt!

My very first quilt was a kit my mom bought because she decided I needed something to do while my brand-new husband worked nights. I had no clue what I was getting into...I headed off to Joann's and bought a rotary cutter, a mat (not nearly big enough) and an acrylic ruler (definitely not wide enough). It was so inaccurate!! But I still put it up every year in the fall and look at it fondly. It really started me on my path to quilt obsession. ;)

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

My first quilt was a sampler quilt when a friend from my church agreed to teach some of us to quilt. I loved it from the beginning, the choosing of the fabric, the learning to use the ruler and that first slice thru the fabric....ahhhhhh.... I sound like a quilting stalker! It was a sampler of all stars. I love it!
Thanks for including me in your drawing!
Regina

Regi said...

My very first quilt was a log cabin using pinks and oranges (youngest daughters choices)It turned out a lot better then I hoped...

I would love to add those pretty fabrics to my newest project.. so please enter me in your drawing. Thank you very much!

Kristie said...

Love the fat quarters! My first quilt was a yo-yo quilt with over 2500 yo-yo's in it!!! I have made tons of quilts but I am now working on my 3 rd yo-yo quilt!
Kristie

Erin said...

I am working on my first quilt now. It's a memory quilt for my mom.

donna444444 said...

The current one is my 1st quilt. I am new.
donna444444@yahoo.com

jean said...

my very first quilt was a watercolor heart. I used some poly in it and of course it did not lay flat and was a real mess. thankfully I have gotten much better!

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Janice said...

Wow, 20 fat quarters, that is so generous. My first quilt was a queen size quilt made from men's ties and has over 300 buttons on it. Needless to say, it weighs a ton!!!

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Sandra :) said...

WOW that's a generous giveaway - I'd love to enter (from Canada)!

My first quilt was a real learning experience, lol. I cut each block with scissors - no rotary cutter or ruler - I drew the square onto the fabric with a cereal box template, so of course they weren't all equal. The rest of the quilt went fairly smoothly as I had sewn for a long time, but I'll never forget cutting out those darn squares one by one, LOL.

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Rebecca said...

The first quilt I made was a twin size for my oldest daughter. I didn't know how to rotary cut properly, didn't even have any rulers yet, and didn't know the importance of cotton fabrics. But it still turned out nice and she still uses it.

Pam's Pride said...

Does the first quilt that was ever made for me count? My mom made me a Strawberry shortcake quilt....nearly 30 years ago and I still have it! I have also made a few baby quilts that my mom helped me tie off.
But, the fat quarters would be perfect for making a patchwork strip skirt for a boutique outfit for my DD for valentine's day!!

Pat said...

My first quilt was for a guild challenge. I was so naive that I designed it myself and it had paper piecing as well as regular blocks and I hand-quilted it. At a garden quilt show, I had several people want to BUY it, but since it was my first quilt, I keep it for sentimental reasons. And...after now being more experienced, I realized I had beginner's luck and that first quilt was actually very nice!!!

julia said...

Hi Joyce,
oh, those fq's are really yummy...would give a nice quilt...!
As I just recently started quilting {well, it's about 1 1/2 years ago, but I still feel like an absolute beginner} I didn't think I could sew a big quilt all on my own {in my area there aren't that much quilt shops to take classes...} so I decided to make a little wall quilt, everything self-tought with help from a beginner book...I machine appliquéd some hearts and even managed to sew a mitered border...
Well, when I now look at this quilt I mostly see my mistakes (because I simply was too impatient...), but I like it nonetheless.
Hugs, Julia

P.S.: if you'd like to see a photo of the edge of this quilt, just click here:
http://bp1.blogger.com/_lr0yikuql_I/SF_m7vVqNEI/AAAAAAAAAQk/YaMO9x9TVX0/s1600-h/FirstQuilt.jpg

bison61 said...

the first quilt I made was over 30 years ago for my first born son. It had animals and blue solids, he loved it and used it for many many years

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

Sheryl said...

Joyce, I made my first quilt in 1985 in a sampler class for beginners. Everything was done by hand except to sew on the binding. I think I did a pretty good job, except for fabric selection. Those fabrics were very low contrast and dull. (But I had to start somewhere!)
Please enter me! Thanks!

Peaceful Piecer said...

I love pink and red. My first quilt had preprinted blocks that I hand quilted back in the 70's. I wish I could find it now, think it was lost in a move.

kathi said...

My first quilt had prarie points. I didn't know any better.

Cindy Keery said...

Hello,

My very first quilt was one I made for my parent's 25th wedding anniversary. It was hunter green and burgundy with heart shaped hand applique and embroidery. My Aunt who was dying of breast cancer at the time was teaching me how to sew and quilt. So, it was a very special time and a special quilt (even though the quilt does not look that great).

Cindy
creativecards@shaw.ca

Renee G said...

My very first quilt was a chicken wallhanging I made for my mom's kitchen.

rsgrandinetti@yahoo.com

Studio Christine said...

my very first quilt was made of sampler blocks.

unfortunately, the fabrics are all the same color range, and the block patterns are almost impossible to see, I didn't finish it.

A Stroke Above said...

I had always admired my Granny's quilts as a child and I was even given one when I married as a surprise. It had been saved for me for several years after Granny's death. Several years later, after I became disabled, I was in a Hobby Lobby and noticed a kit with materials and thread to hand quilt some potholders. I bought it and I tried it out and I was hooked. I make mini-quilts now and I even incorporate the design principals into paper arts and rubber stamping. I make cards and bookmarks. What fun! I have found something to do in my retirement years that never grows old. Thanks for sharing. Linda Crowder

Wilma L. said...

My first quilt was a baby quilt that I embroidered blocks for, and then set together with pastels. It was a baby gift. Please enter me!
Thanks
richwil2@verizon.net

Jackie said...

I'm working on my very first quilt right now. It has big blocks! I'm making a twin size and hope to machine quilt it myself. I don't think I can bear to part with it so I'm keeping it for myself!

Carol said...

My first quilt was in the mid 80's. I didn't know anything about it really. I found an Amish pattern in a magazine and decided to make it. I learned much from that experience, the pattern measurements were incorrect and not to use white batting with a black fabric quilt! I did finish the quilt.
libertythreads@charter.net

sewing_passion said...

The only quilting I've done is for fabric pieced placemats. I have fabric cut and planned out for a doll quilt for my niece, but I'm a little intimidated to start it. It was supposed to be for her birthday and now I'm planning to have it done for Christmas.

Cris A said...

My very first, and favorite quilt is one my Mother actually made for my husband and I. I've JUST signed up for a quilting class, so I haven't made one yet, but these fat quarters would be a nice addition to my "stash"! Thanks for a chance to win!

Narelle said...

My first quilt is hanging in the hallway, still with basting threads. The binding is finished, just needs the quilting to be finished but I figured I'd hang it up anyway. I started hand quilting but think I might machine quilt quite a bit with a little more hand quilting. One day.

Helena said...

My first quilt was the biggest I´ve made, king size. It was pieced of 3" squares, purple fabrics. It was many years ago and I can´t understand how I managed to quilt it myself....
Wonderful giveaway, please count me in!

Doris said...

Wow, I'm not even sure which one counts as my first. Probably the Split Squares UFQ #4 (yes, it's unfinihsed, but my first attempt)...not sue which was the first one to get finished, probably the Christmas dogs wallhanging I made for my sister circa 2001?

a.simple.life said...

The 1st quilt I started was a red/black and white log cabin back in the 70's. I managed through the cutting and part of the sewing before giving up in despair. (I'm a perfectionist, I admit!) My Mom rescued it, finished it and uses it on a guest bed. Fast forward to 2001 when I was introduced to rotary cutters and rulers by my Mom. Oh how I love quilting now!! Your fabrics are lovely - thanks for your generosity. a.simple.life@live.com

Regina said...

My first quilt was a yo-yo pattern I found in the back of Good Housekeeping magazine. I had a awful time of it back in 1995 before all of the nifty yo-yo makers where mainstream. I lost hope and gave up on it. A co-worker took pity on me and decided to teach me to quilt one on one in her home. I can't thank her enough because it was the start of a love affair with quilting that only grows deeper each year.

Amanda said...

My first quilt was for my oldest son. It has embroidered blocks in a transportation theme and I did very simple borders, but I should have started with a baby quilt! I hadn't taken a class, I just decided that I could do it, and so I did!

Jill said...

My very first quilt never did quite get finished. The top was pieced and looked good, but then came the hand quilting part. I gave up. Wish I knew then what I know now. Took my 15 years to try again.

chq said...

What a great gift! I made my first quilt with my mother when I was about 11 years old. I love that quilt so much, it has fabric from clothing that my mother made for all of my siblings.

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

Great Giveaway! My first quilt was a nightmare. I hand cut squares, but I don't think any of them were actually the same size. It was big, but really ugly. I wanted a quilt that looked like my Grandmothers quilts. I failed. 30 years later, I'm back at it, armed with a lot more knowledge, resources and tools!
Thanks for including me in your drawing!
Regina

Linda T said...

My first quilt was made with whatever cottonish fabric I could find. At the time I loved the colours, and it went to a friend as a wedding present. She loved it too - unfortunately so did the sun, and it faded quite a bit.

Count me in on your drawing. As a mom of 3 boys, I'd love to play with pink for a bit.

floribunda said...

my first patchwork was an apron for my sister's wedding shower made out of scraps from all the clothes I'd made; then I made a quilt in college for a design class a few years later -- wish I knew what happened to it all these years later! Thanks for the giveaway!

tisme said...

My first quilt, that I made from start to finish is a string quilt for my son. I just finished it this week!! I would love to win. Red is one of my top 3 colors.

Sue said...

oh my, those colors would look wonderful in an applique quilt!

My first quilt(s) was a baby quilt with a matching changing table cover made with the attic windows pattern. It was for our 3rd child, 16 years ago. I had no idea at the time that I'd picked something hard to do. It was all hand pieced and hand quilted and we still have the cover floating around here somewhere, though the quilt was used until it fell apart.

talia said...

Hello! My first quilt is beautiful in my eyes and i am staring at it right now! It hangs in front of my computer so i can look at it every day. I took a quilt class paid for by my dear boyfriend. I had been wanting to learn to quilt and so he paid for me to take the class. It is kind of victorian and it is deep tans and maroons. A simple 9 patch. You can find a picture here: http://www.thewitchfury.com/First%20quilt.JPG

cookiekenney said...

My first quilt was given to my brother and his wife for a present. I cut out all these little 4 inch blocks and sewed them together. It came out nice and they enjoyed it. Now that I look back and and think I wish I had the mats, rulers and cutters of today. That quilt would have been a sinch to make.

cookiekenney6@hotmail.com

fernbell said...

My first quilt was for my niece at her baby shower. I did a panel then did envelope method to make then tied it together. That was how I thought quilts were made at that time. Boy have I learned a lot since then. lol

Kritta22 said...

My first quilt that I finished was all hand pieced together with paper piecing. It is on my wall today and I love it because it has scraps of fabric from when I was making it. (It took me a year!) thanks for the giveaway!

Sherry said...

My first quilt was a sampler I made through an online quilting class. It was a fun experience. Thanks for offering the giveaway.

checkersmom said...

My first quilt was a windowpane quilt. Thanks for the giveaway