My very first quilt was made for my daughter, Kaydee, twenty seven years ago. It was a panel that I started to hand quilt. My grandma took one look at it and told me that the poor baby was going to get her toenails stuck in the stitches! I put it in a drawer and never brought it back out.
Twenty five years later my next FIRST QUILT was a rag quilt. (You can see it there in the background, sorry I don't have a better picture). I made it for Kaydee also.
The thing I learned from making it, is that I didn't want to ever snip demin in a rag quilt again! Also it put the desire for quilting back in my life. Thank goodness for machine quilting so the people who are wrapped up in one of my quilts won't have to worry about having their toenails get stuck in the stitches!
My latest, completely finished, quilt is this one. I did it as a "thank-you" gift. It was so much fun to do because of all the bright colors and because of where it was going.