The Beginning

As I start this process of documenting my new quilting adventures I started thinking about where it all began.    It started with a car accident and a film – “How to make an American Quilt”.    While I was convalescing in Australia I thought I would try to make a quilt.  My first attempts were interesting…. I was teaching myself and there were a lot of mistakes.

With each quilt I learnt something new, like measuring is important and there is a reason you start your quilting in the center of the quilt.  I also found an outlet for my quilting attempts – my sister was a oncology nurse at the local Children’s hospital.  It was a match made in heaven.    Of the hundreds of quilts I have made over the years for Project Linus in Australia, England and now the US I only have a handful of pictures.  

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This is the only quilt that I have kept so far. I made it 15 years ago, as I was just learning to quilt.  I had not yet learned about the value of tones or that stitching in the ditch does not add much to the quilt.  I made mistakes and learned from them.  This quilt is a good illustration for my two goals with this blog:

1.  To be honest about the results of the challenges I set myself.  To show the things that do not work along with those that do.

2.  To actually photograph and document my quilts.

Let the adventure begin!

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