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« on: July 11, 2006 07:45:12 AM »

...my lovely first finished quilt! It is 60x60 made from 144 5" squares of completely unmatching gorgeous fabrics that I got for around $6.00. I learned rather quickly that points are hard, hence the funky little pattern in the middle. It's mostly hand quilted although the outer 10" are done with my free-motion attachment. (what a disaster!)
I love it

« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2006 07:53:56 AM »

 Your first quilt??!! That is impressive! I like the way you arranged your colors-- you have a good eye for composition, and I hope to see more quilts made by you in the future. Wink

Fantastic job!


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« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2006 08:06:24 AM »

What a beautiful quilt! I would never have guessed that it was your first Smiley

« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2006 08:15:02 AM »

aww thanks both of you! I moved those squares around so many times and agonized over their placement right up until I sewed them. I'm glad other people think it looks nice!

« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2006 08:17:56 AM »

It's beautiful!!!  You should def be proud of yourself.

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« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2006 08:28:40 AM »

Oh, it's really beautiful! Love the colours  Smiley

I don't know if you know this already.. But an easy way to do triangles that are joined in squares like that is to cut squares that is as big as your triangles joined together + seam allowance. Place two right side together, trace a line on the diagonal and then sew one seam on each side of the diagonal with your usual seam allowance. Then you just cut the square at the line and you have two squares which consists of two triangles.
Ehrm.. I don't think that was clear at all, but I hope you get it  Wink You'll end up with two squares that look the same this way. If you only want to use one you can always save the other for another project.

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« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2006 08:34:48 AM »

I agree, points are hard.  Many congrats for hand quilting a lot of it, that takes dedication.  It looks gorgeous
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2006 09:27:32 AM »

I love love the colors in this.. so fresh and untraditional and non-pastel! Inspires me to take a hard look at my stash and see new ways of colors/patterns going together...

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« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2006 10:15:36 AM »

Congrats on the completion of your first quilt, ilovepaper Cheesy  It's gorgeous!!!  I love the colours and the fabrics Wink

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« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2006 11:34:16 AM »

This quilt is absolutely gorgeous -- I love the colors and the composition. I can totally relate to your agony over color placement, making points meet, and free-motion quilting. But isn't all the agony worth it when you end up with something you love? Smiley

Wonderful job on your first quilt -- can't wait to see what's next!

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