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I bought my first vinyl album when I was in the 6th grade. I had saved my money from babysitting and doing my family’s laundry. The Bay City Rollers, did I ever think I was cool.  I listened to it over and over again on my parents turntable. Probably drove my mother nuts. 

 As I got older my collection of vinyl never really grew. Technology changed and I bought cassette  tapes. But I do love the hiss and pop of vinyl.

My son has quite a collection. I call him whenever I find them in second hand stores and garage sales. They are just so classic. All the digital music we have now, while crisp and clear misses out on all the colorful covers and the hands on experience vinyl holds. 

 In memory of all this nostalgia I created On Vinyl the quilt. You can find the pattern in Fons and Porter’s easy quilts. I hope you will check it out.

I also made a new loaf of soap this week. I’m call it Sun and Sand. I think it will be perfect in four, that’s how long it takes to cure, when the January blahs hit. It has coconut milk and coconut oil and is scented with lime, lavender, eucalyptus, and rosemary. It might even fool me into thinking I’m on the beach as I shower in a few weeks. Let’s hope so.  

I have a copy of easy quilts available for one lucky winner. Just leave a comment telling me what your fist album purchase was. Good luck! I’ll pick a winner next week.


  • Frog Quilter says:

    I can't remember that far back lol.

  • Alison V. says:

    I know and I will embarrass myself — the Backstreet Boys!

  • Marie says:

    What a great idea for a quilt. My first album was Rumours by Fleetwood Mac – still love it.

  • Needled Mom says:

    I LOVE it and the title fits it perfectly. We used to have a record store where we could go into small booths and listen to the different records/albums to decide if we wanted to buy them. I still have my old vinyls, but my first ones were probably all Ricky Nelson or Johnny Mathis. Great memories.

  • Sharon Tucker says:

    I'm not sure I can remember my first album but my most played was Barry Manilow Even Now…I would sit in my room and play that thing over & over. Thanks for the memory jog!!

  • Deb E says:

    Really dating myself – but it was The Monkees! Loved the trip down memory lane…it was SO long ago! Deb

  • Lisa Boyer says:

    It was probably Cat Stevens? Or Madman Across the Water by Elton John? I'm a little fuzzy on the first album, but I sure remember my very first 78–it was "Puff the Magic Dragon." I think my first 45 was "Deeno the Little Dino," by the Flintstones cast. Fun memories!

  • quiltyD says:

    Still have my first vinyl record, HELP by the Beatles, a classic….so many years ago. Love your quilt-so colourful.

  • quiltyD says:

    Still have my first vinyl record, HELP by the Beatles, a classic….so many years ago. Love your quilt-so colourful.

  • sue says:

    I can't be positive because it was indeed a very long time ago. However, I think it might have been the soundtrack of West Side Story. I'm pretty sure I also drove my mother nuts singing along. Great times!

  • Yanicka says:

    Bon Jovi Slipery when wet!!!

  • Kimberly Smith says:

    At first glance I thought "Oh, fudge! Yum!" How does your soap taste? lol

  • Dolly says:

    One of my earliest Christmas memories is buying my mother a "little drummer boy" album at the Western Auto store in our little town, after her singing along with it to the radio one day near Christmas day.

  • Shirley says:

    I don't remember the name of the album but it was by Ricky Nelson. Bet nobody else remembers him. Thanks for the opportunity to enter the giveaway. (shirparks[at]gmail.com)

  • Unknown says:

    Alice Cooper's Killer, my parents were horrified!

  • Joye with an e says:

    I am older than you and I think my first album purchase was by the Four Tops. I used to buy 45s, too. My parents were in a record club (similar to a book club) so they had an eclectic album collection. I still have my albums, but don't have a turntable to play them. Thanks for the trip down memory lane.

  • suzanne, dutchess county NY says:

    I'd be interested to know your soap recipe. I have one I always fall back to but it takes 6 weeks to cure. I've tried hot process but not sure I like it as much

  • Gayle and Rob says:

    It was Simon and Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Water" and I was a freshman in college.

  • pcflamingo says:

    First album was probably Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons' – with Big Girls Don't Cry. I'm ancient.

  • doodlebugmom says:

    love your quilt! Bay City Roller, my first album too. My cousin gave it to me for Christmas when I was 11, great memories 🙂

  • Jeanne in Ohio says:

    My first album purchase was back in the "hootenanny" days of folk music. I don't remember the exact album, but it was probably Burl Ives or The Highway Men. That's a looong time ago!

  • Vic in NH says:

    Yikes, I can't remember what my first album was, but I owned every Judy Collins' album and sometimes, on a good day, I can recall some lyrics, LOL!

  • Kristi says:

    I was in the cassette tape crowd. I'm guessing it was something like the 'Police'. Yikes! LOL! I tried to like the music of my era…but alas…I moved on pretty quick! LOL!

  • Vicki H says:

    I don't really remember, it could have been a Beach Boys album.

  • Dorothy says:

    It would have to have been a Barry Manilow, but I'm not sure which one, wow! haven't thought about that in a long time 🙂

  • audrey says:

    Love your Vinyl quilt! So happy looking!

  • Kaja says:

    I was the vinyl generation and have just bought frames to let me display a lot of my old records on the wall. First album? Who Love You by Franki Valli and the Four Seasons.

  • Kleine Vingers says:

    Not sure if it was an ABBA record or an Elvis Presley record. I listened a lot to both of them. I did not have many record, I liked to play old records from my mother. Greetings

  • margaret says:

    I never purchased vinyl. I didn't have to purchase tapes either as my other sister did and i listened to whatever she had playing. My first purchase was CD's and they were country. i'd love to say it was Garth Brooks but I do not remember which cd came first. mdmn08 at gmail com

  • moosecraft says:

    Alvin & The Chipmunk's… Chipmunk Christmas! lol! Remember the scent of a freshly opened vinyl? Ahhh… memories!

  • Ariane says:

    This is such a sweet quilt. Beautiful design!!

  • Unknown says:

    I think it was one of The Monkees albums – a loooong time ago. Thanks for the giveaway chance – refusestofear at yahoo dot com

  • Kimme says:

    Bay City Rollers, I must have been about 8 years old. Played it on a little portable turntable that was orange and white if my memory is correct. Did you have the tartan socks and hair ribbons? What a trip down memory lane lol.

  • Louise says:

    Cute quilt! My first vinyl album was either the Star Wars soundtrack or Saturday Night Fever.

  • Sharon says:

    Paul Revere and the Raiders! Love your fabulous quilt!!

  • Havplenty says:

    I do not know if it was my first album purchase but Prince was my album collection. I dropped all of my vinyl off at Vintage Vinyl some years ago. They were so excited to get the Prince albums.

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  • tisha @ quiltytherapy says:

    Lovely finish! My first album was a cassette. The soundtrack from Cocktail. Loved that Kokomo song.

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