I am sorting through hundreds of photos and trying to put them in some sort of order.....starting with my quilting ones. I came across one of the first bits of patchwork I made. I was about 16 or 17 and decorating my room for Christmas....
Stunning isn't it? ha ha ha. I still have it, I still put it on the spare bed every Christmas...and I still love it!
My mother was not so impressed, as I needed a backing so I got one of her brand new flannellette sheets from the cupboard....when she wasn't looking! Stitched it to each side, folded over the edges from the back to the front and stitched across the top and bottom, leaving a gap for the doona to go in!
I can't help but ponder how far my quilting has come since then...some 26 years and about 300 quilts later! One thing has not changed...I loved sewing then and I love sewing now.
Have a great day!