I have been cleaning out cupboards at home when I came across three of my early quilts. This one was probably my first. I remember exactly where I got the pattern and know that the fabrics were mostly polyester blends. The pattern is one by Robyn Ginn I think, I machine appliquéd the shapes using a zigzag stitch and no vlisofix.......!!!!
The facial features and a spiders web are hand embroidered. I had no idea about binding and it looks like I stitched the binding to the edge of the quilt and turned it back and hand stitched it a bit like a facing. Well I did have a garment sewing background!
This one was my first quilt made with a patchwork and quilting teacher.
Once again, the fabrics were difficult to find, I knew by now that 100% cotton was important, but in 1987 they weren't as easily found as they are today, the colours and designs were very limited.
I hand quilted it and put it into my Baby Hope Chest. I was at this stage trying to get pregnant with my first child. This patchwork class was probably an attempt to distract me from what seemed to be a fruitless task!
This one was finished in 1995, after I thought I knew lots about patchwork and quilting.......?
as it can clearly be seen.....I still had a lot to learn!
I am contemplating an "Intervention" (Dr.Phil style) do I attempt to 'fix' this quilt? or do I leave it as a testament to just how far I have progressed in the last few years?
Oh and not only did I get better with my patchwork, I managed to get a beautiful baby daughter in August 1989 my second IVF attempt!