While working on new projects, I thought I'd share some photos of my previous quilts. This is the first one I made, the Baby Rail Fence which I found on Victoriana Quilt Designs. I made this in 2007 as a baby shower gift for a missionary family in Germany.
Though still very intimidated by quilting, I was hooked. I loved quilting. So, I suggested a challenge to the ladies at church. Every year, our church in Stuttgart, Germany, Victory Baptist, held a large Thanksgiving fellowship. We invited several missionary families to come in for a traditional American Thanksgiving feast and our ladies usually prepared gifts for the missionary wives and also for our own Pastor's wife. In 2007, I suggested we make her a quilt and I ordered the following pattern, Monterrey Medallion from Atkinson Designs. We chose fabrics that matched the colors of her room, greens and orange/corals. We pieced the top and since it was so large, we mailed it to the states to have it machine quilted by Ann Schuh of Quilting & More. A lady in the church pieced the shams and I quilted and put them together. This was my first attempt at free-motion quilting. I did a motif to match the quilt blocks in the center and stippling on the rest.