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Topic: My first quilt..a long time in the making :-D  (Read 1612 times)
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« on: July 25, 2006 06:30:33 PM »

Long story short: I've wanted to make a quilt very badly for a long time, but was intimidated by all the cutting out. So, for my birthday a few years ago, my mom cut out 12 different 12x12 squares for me to make. Each one was a different block, with a different color theme. Talk about a GREAT gift! I just finished the top last week (after adding three squares of my own), and here it is...

Sorry about the wrinkles. I blame the grass! It's very crisp in real life, when not on my lawn.

Because we're both sewers and therefore fabric packrats, she only needed to buy about 6 different fat quarters for the whole quilt top. And you think *your* stash is bad...  Wink

Cream baskets, purple card trick, pink pinwheels, yellow ?? (I forget), green flying geese, and med. brown bachelor's ring.

Lt. blue spools, grey fans, a yellow/orange star, purple patchwork hearts, green log cabin, red nine square, blue home sweet home, brown bear paw, and some cute black kimonos!

This quilt is not quite twin sized, so it's perfect as a snuggle-on-the-couch blanket! I'm adding a 5" border yet, and then it will be hand and machine quilted sometime this decade. I'd like to have it done in time for my first apartment. We'll see how that goes!

As this is my first foray into quilting, I would love feedback. Tell me what you think!
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« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2006 06:35:32 PM »

You did a great job on the quilt. I am scared to cut my own blocks too. I just cant cut a straight line. Im working on one made of bandanas. They are about the same exact size and sounds like a easy way lol. I never done binding on a quilt. Id hate to mess up after all the time producing the quilt. Someday though! Anyways, that was a very thoughtful gift from your mom.
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2006 06:38:38 PM »

Great quilt.  I love how each block is different.  I bet it gave you a lot of practice.  The colors are great.  Well done.

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« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2006 07:03:51 PM »

Oh my goodness!
 So pretty! I love sampler quilts! You did an awesome job! (my very first quilt was a sampler quilt) it's a great way to find out what you like/dislike and what your strengths and weaknesses are!
 Yay for sampler quilts!!

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« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2006 05:55:48 PM »

I love how each square is a different pattern! great job!

employed = hardly any time to sew :-(
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2006 05:51:05 AM »

Beautiful!  I love how each square is a different color theme.


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