Camille at Simplify and Carrie at La Vie en Rosie have challenged us to show our first and our most recent quilts so I have been having so much fun seeing others I decided to post mine. I'll show you the good first and then the ugly. I just made this quilt recently and I made it as a challenge to myself on placement of color and scale of prints. I love the way the colors are harmonizing. The large prints were a challenge to me as I don't usually use them but I think I got them right and I love this quilt.
I hand quilted it in a tulip design. This shot gives you a good view of the fabrics available at the time. We moved to a more urban area of NH in 1984 and that was my first exposure to a quilt shop. There was a good selection of fabrics there but not like today's fabrics. Thank goodness there are so many fabulous fabrics around now.