While looking through some photos, I ran across a picture of my first quilt ever. It's horribly ugly and probably not even close to being square. But my husband claims it's his favorite quilt, maybe because it has a thin batting and a high thread count muslin backing that feels like an expensive sheet, nice and cool.
Okay, so here's the quilt. Don't laugh too hard. I warned you. It is ugly.
The pattern is a rail fence, pieced on my then beloved 6122 Pfaff Satin and Jeans model with IDT. That machine could really sew some crazy weird fabrics. I remember making a 1920s flappers dress for my daughter one Halloween. The fabric was slick and chock-full of sequins, and my first sewing machine from Sears that Santa brought me when I was about 10 just couldn't handle the fabric. So my wonderful husband took me to the vacuum and sewing machine store in town and let me pick out a new sewing machine. I chose the Pfaff 6122 for its IDT feature, and it never failed to sew like a dream. The quilt above was "quilted" on my Pfaff, too, using an embroidery-type decorating stitch.
If I were to guess, I'd say I finished this quilt about 10 years ago. It took me at least a year to complete! It has held up in the wash very well, and let me tell you, it has been washed A LOT. We each have our favorite quilts and this is my husband's. It goes with us on every trip we take!
Sadly, I don't sew on the Pfaff 6122 any longer. But that's another story.
Do you remember your first quilt? Or your first sewing experience?