When I first began quilting, there was a ton of techniques that I didn't know about. Such as binding! The teacher in my first quilting class in high school taught us to turn the quilts instead of binding them. My favorite colors were orange and blue, which ended up being the colors of my undergrad later on! In 2001 and 2002 I created this first pinwheel quilt.... The backing is just a full sized sheet that I had bought to match the colors.
Then the next year I took another sewing class, but liked making quilts so much that I took an independent study and made another huge monkey wrench quilt. This one I put flannel on the back....and I fell in love with the cuddly softness!