In 1992 or 93 I was pretty new at exploring the internet but somehow came across Jinny Beyer's website. I had never seen such beautiful fabrics! Stunned, I decided I had to try my hand at quilting again and found a shop in town (Baltimore) that carried her designs. Here's that quilt, which I really consider it to be the beginning of my quilting life.
It's a smallish wallhanging, about 2.5'x3', more heavily beaded than you can tell from the picture; I called it Executive Wing because at the time I was working in the corporate offices of a large manufacturing company. I was involved in many projects at work that took months and even years to see completed, so quilting gave me a dose of almost instant gratification. It was also a way to express my more creative side and that was fun too. This quilt hung in my office at work for several years.
Later, I gave a similar quilt to my niece, but this one hangs in my sewing room. I still like it and I'm still attracted to Jinny Beyer's fabrics and her great borders. I've always wanted to take one of her classes but the closest I've gotten is visiting her shop near DC.