While this isn't my first attempt at quilting (it's my second) it is the one I still have. It was made in a beginners class in Stuttgart, Germany. I was stationed on Patch Barracks. At the time there was a quilt shop on post called "The Gussy Goose". The ladies were wonderful and taught me a lot. This sampler was fun to make and it is partially hand quilted. As you can see, my love affair with blues was evident even then.
I am contemplating removing the stitches and redoing. Not sure yet how I'll proceed.
One if my all time favourite blocks the Ohio Star:
The sashing from the back: