Everyone has to start somewhere when making quilts - this is where I started. There is a quilt block that has the date 1965 - but I hand embroidered each of these blocks throughout high school and even a bit in college. My first love was embroidery, and now I am learning how to manipulate the cloth under the machine needle and do what is termed thread painting. All the the quilts in gallery two are more traditional, but still have their moments of not being totally traditional. I am not good at following a pattern...never have been.