This was my first quilt. Not the first one I made, but the first one I ever had. My Great Aunt Betty made this for me when I was a baby. The patches are scraps from polyester pant suits. As a kid I loved all the colors and the raised textures of the fabric. It is so warm!
Thirty-something years later this is still my favorite quilt. It was on my bed when I moved away to college, and has padded boxes in numerous subsequent moves. It has been on countless picnics and covered lots of ugly sofas.
I have made quite a few 'first quilts' for my friends' children. Today I finally finished the binding on a quilt for Miles. His mom and I traveled in Asia together and I got a bit carried away with the Asian prints as you can see the effect is somewhat dizzying. whoops.
I was thinking of all the young people I have made quilts for; Nathalea, Danae, Phineas, Marann, and Quincy Clementine. I don't have pictures of any of these but here is one that I made for Naomi Pearl.
I wonder, which of these quilts will inspire a quilter?