Monday, July 6, 2009

My First Quilt

I heard that Camille and Carrie are hosting a Parade of Quilts.  I thought it sounded like a pretty neat idea, so I thought I'd play along. What you do is post a picture of your first quilt and your most recent quilt.

My first quilt is this one.

I am immensely proud of it.  I made it for my cousin when she was pregnant with her now 2 year old son.  I saw a picture of it online and decided that it was a winner and I had to make a replica.  I hand quilted stars in some of the blocks.  It really turned out so nicely.  I keep telling myself that I need to make a replica someday.  I really love it. 

My most recent quilt is the black, white & yellow quilt. 


In my past couple years of quilting I have figured out so much.  I truly had no idea what I was doing.  I have pretty much learned everything and am still in the process of learning.  I suspect that will always be the case though.

13 comments:

Carrie said...

Hi Nichole ~ I love them both! I think you need to make a replica of your blue star quilt too! And if you make a replica of the black, white and yellow one... Can I have it? (I've learned recently that whining about stuff like this can have very nice results.)

Thank you for playing along ~ and for showing your gorgeous quilts. (And, yes, it will always be the case... even after all these years, I still learn new things with every quilt.)

Lisa D. said...

Wow - that is a beautiful effort for your very first quilt! Yes, I think you need to make a replica to keep for yourself. And your black, white and yellow quilt is just breathtaking!

Camille said...

Oooh, I second what Carrie said. I love that yellow and black one especially. You definitely have a talent!

Deborah said...

Oh, I love them both!!! I've been admiring the star quilt for many years. So glad you did it.

Bowlby said...

Woah. That black and yellow quilt is incredible! So bold and lovely!

Leslie said...

the black and white quilt is stunning. i love the pattern

Donnelly said...

They are both stunning. Love that you want to make another version of your first quilt! Have a great day.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

I remember seeing that pattern, and love the way the background gradually gets darker.

Your black, white & yellow quilt is beautiful! Love the fabrics and the design. Very pretty.

amber johnson said...

Both of your quilts are impressive. I especially love the colors in the black, white and yellow quilt though. It's a perfect use of those colors. Great job!

Cindy said...

One of the fun things about quilting is there's always something new to learn. Each project presents a new challenge. Your quilts are gorgeous - keep using your talent!

AJ said...

Wow the black, white, and yellow one is stunning!

Anne said...

Wow!! I made the same quilt as your first one. My son requested it about 6 years ago and as I don't like working with blue, I tried suggesting a sunset sky instead but no, I had to use blue!
It's lovely though isn't it?
Cheers
Anne

EmileeHopeBinkleyTurner said...

Oh I love them both!! I saw your first quilt in a book or magazine once and I have always wanted to try that one as well. (I love stars!!) Your latest is also beautiful! So bright and cheerful and fun!! I have been thinking I want to try a black and white quilt someday..this just adds to my desire to give it a try!