Friday, June 10, 2011

Early Quilts

My mom has always been crafty, and as a result so have my sister and I.  About five years ago, she got into quilting and so did we.  I've never looked back since!  My very first quilt project ever, was this paper-pieced birdhouse triptych made using the patterns from Jaynette Huffs fun book "For the Birds: Paper-Pieced Birdhouses and Birdfeeders."

Paper-piecing (or foundation piecing) was so easy that I quickly made a paper-pieced pillow with a Judy Mathieson inspired Mariner's compass (which the dogs have since gnawed on), and this fabulous Christmas cactus wall-hanging from a pattern by Eileen Sullivan.

Sorry for the bad pictures.  More quilts and projects coming soon!