Tuesday, May 3, 2016


This month for Throwback Thursday I thought I would show you the first quilt I had published in Quilter's Newsletter Magazine way back in March 1984 ---- my, that was a long time ago!

Here it is as it appeared in the magazine.  It is a traditional quilt done in the 'strippy style'.  I think that it is funny that they included it in the "Modern Quilting" section.  Compared to today's modern quilting movement, there is nothing modern about it.  
The quilt is queen-sized, machine-pieced, and hand-quilted.
Times certainly have changed in the quilting world, but some things remain the same.
I still like a strippy-set quilt, but today they are turned horizontally and called a row quilt!!!

I'm joining the following:
Quarter Inch from the Edge for Throwback Thursday
Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Can I Get a Whoop Whoop Friday
Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it up Friday
A Quilted Passion for Whoomp There It Is! Saturday
Love Laugh Quilt for Monday Making
Cooking Up Quilts for Main Crush Monday


JanineMarie said...

Oh, yes, strippies. Still one of my favorite styles and they can look as traditional or as modern as you like. I made a break with most of my old QNMs recently. It was hard, but it was time. I'm glad to see features of them popping up online so I can still enjoy them. Congrats on your first published quilt and thanks for sharing the memory with us.

Lin said...

A stunning quilt. xx

the zen quilter said...

It's really cute and I think you should remake it using modern fabrics!

Jenn @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge said...

Oh so modern! Thanks for linking up with Throwback Thursday @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge!

Mari said...

Oh my gosh, templates! I remember those days! And I agree, you should remake it, this time as a row quilt! Thanks for the memories.

Kris said...

Oh my that is great! I love that they put your piece in modern too...just shows how the times change.

Zenia Rene said...

It is very pretty. It would be interesting to see it done in modern fabrics.

Zenia Rene said...

I thought I commented on this but I don't see it. This is a lovely quilt and I would like to see it redone in modern fabrics too.

Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts said...

It's always so fun to take a trip down memory lane. I agree with the others, this quilt would be interesting to see done in one of the more modern fabric lines. The first quilt I ever made (2004) I used cardboard templates. Every point matched, and not a one was cut off. Looking back, I wonder how I ever did that! LOL Thanks for linking to Main Crush Monday...I've enjoyed your look back in time!