When I saw that Elizabeth was doing a little flashback Friday- quilt edition, I couldn't help but join in the fun! When I sorted back through my pictures on Flickr, all the way back to the spring of 2010, it was certainly a walk down memory lane! Those first few projects made me chuckle, and remember how I knew absolutely nothing and was completely flying by the seat of my pants!
This was my very first quilt I ever finished, and from the looks of it, it actually doesn't look all that bad, but boy did it have its issues! I remember sewing the blocks together with a "1/4" seam allowance, or more like a 1/4ish seam allowance, because I can distinctly remember going to piece the rows together and nothing matched up! My blocks were off by a good half of an inch. I'm pretty sure I just hacked away and had a total Tim Gunn make it work moment.
This must have been post block hacking because things seem to align pretty well! I also remember having absolutely no idea about fabric quality. I can remember purchasing what I now know are Jelly Rolls of fabric off of Ebay in these 3 colors along with some calico prints I picked up at Joann's.
I wish I would have taken a picture of this, but I learned a quick lesson about fabric quality, when after finishing the quilt and then washing it, after I took it out of the dryer, there was a GIANT hole in one of the fabrics! My husband can confirm that I definitely cried. It was the strangest thing, it was almost like I dropped bleach on it and the fabric just shredded! Still to this day I have never had anything like that happen, and cannot figure out what went wrong, but from then on my eyes were then opened to the world of quilt shop quality fabric.
Needless to say, this quilt never saw its intended recipient, and I'm not even sure what happened to it, but it was sure fun visiting my first quilt ever in photos!