I'm working on my speech for Quintessential Quilts 2013, which is less than two weeks away. I've found some photos of my earliest quilts. Here's the first quilt I ever made
I had a hard time finding 100% cottons way back then. Oranges were hard to find, and purple was nonexistent.
This is a Road to Oklahoma variation. Even back then I was breaking rules and doing my own thing. Cotton fabrics were all small chintz's back then. Certainly dull by today's standards.
I made a lot of quilts to sell back then, and I made a few of these sailboats. I got tired of lining them up in regular rows.