This first picture is of a sampler I made from a book called Quilting Basics For Beginners. I did not own a sewing machine at the time so it was hand pieced and hand quilted. All the piecing was done using templates traced onto the fabric and then cut with scissors. No rotary cutter and mat used here. Boy I feel so spoiled now with all of the tools and tricks we have these days.
Gotta love the mauve and country blue! Just think, these will be the "retro" colors 30 years from now.