I'm a hand piecer and hand worker. I was taught to embroider, knit and crochet when I went to a British elementary school in Vienna, Austria years and years ago.
I started quilting in the 1980s when I was living in Virginia, where Jinny Beyer had just published her pattern block books, and we were all taught quilting and patchwork by hand. I started with Mariner's Compasses and more, but can machine piece a mean bias-cut triangle, thanks to Marsha McCloskey and her Feathered Star block series of the same "era."
This little quilt below was the first thing I EVER machine pieced. I didn't grow up around a sewing machine, so I sweated bullets doing this. And it still sits, unquilted, after all these years.
Then later, courtesy of Marsha McCloskey's fabulous bias-square triangles directions: