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First, Worst, Best

I made this quilt when I was 15. As you can see it is getting very worn and faded. The longest sides on this log cabin used to be black with little flowers. My mom helped me to make it for what my dad called my hopeless chest. I really like this quilt even though it is my worst. I saw a picture of it in a magazine and wanted to make it. It is the first quilt I drew up and made without a pattern. My points don’t all match up and it doesn’t lay quite right. But I was able to make it myself. I love the illusion of the wavy lines. When I help with the geometry unit at my children’s school I always bring this quilt. The children have to bring their rulers to check the lines. They never believe there are no curvy lines in it. I believe this is my best. I was trying to use up scraps. I made a color wash and then reversed appliqued over it to make the center medalion. And although it used a ton of scraps it didn’t seem to make a dent in my scrap bag. I think my scraps have wild parties when I’m not around. They seem to multipy like bunnies. There you have it my first, worst, and best quilts. Thanks for stopping by. Happy Quilting!!


  • StitchinByTheLake says:

    How brave you are to post your first and worst! Your best is beautiful, of course! My first was a disaster from the word go – and I didn’t even know it until I’d made a few more quilts. 🙂 blessings, marlene

  • Donna says:

    love your storm at sea, even if you call it your worst! The colours are great in it.

    I wish I had pics of my first, second or even 3 quilt… Unfortunately they’ve all worn away and are long gone. 🙁 My first was actually a piece of geometric patterned sheeting before pre-print panels became “acceptable” My grandmother, mother and I all quilted on it in a frame one summer… It simply disintegrated through sun rot and wear. The second is one I designed myself and is absolutely hideous… IT was bright yellow and blue rectangles sewn in rows and set so they formed a bunch of “V” shapes — called it flying geese I think… More then 30 years of quilting and too many “worsts” to think about 🙂

  • jovaliquilts says:

    Your storm at sea is proof positive that perfect quilts aren’t necessarily the best loved! It looks great, and what a brilliant idea to take it to school for a geometry unit.

  • Hideaway Girl says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! Love this post…One of these days I'll have to post my first & worst & hopefully for me, my best is yet to come. Can't wait to see Happy Trails all finished!

  • Pocket Full of Prettys says:

    Thanks for coming by for a visit! Come by anytime. Your quilts are beautiful, so pretty. I have one of my Grandmother’s quilts. I will always treasure it. Hugs***Renea

  • Salem Stitcher says:

    What a great idea to post your first, worst and best. I have to say, though, the Storm at Sea is still gorgeous even if you do think it’s your worst.

    Thanks for sharing!

  • jacquie says:

    What a great post…kind of like a little history walk! i signed up for the challenge too…i so need some motivation to get some things done.

  • Lynn E says:

    It great that you still have your first quilt. My first disintegrated from use and literally fell to pieces . As for points. they are not all that they are cracked up to be.lol

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