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Topic: First Quilt, I'm a proud girly!  (Read 7071 times)
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« on: January 07, 2004 01:57:37 PM »

I finished my first quilt (king sized) right before xmas to give to my mother inlaw. The pic isn't as vibrant and you can't see the patterns on the fabrics, but its all I have now that its in Missouri!  Cry

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« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2004 03:00:07 PM »

thats so pretty!...the colors look great...cant believe its your first quilt cause its so super!
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« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2004 04:16:06 PM »

Thanks! It was um...ambitious. I didn't even have a full pattern, I had to wing it mostly and hope that things lined up! Many mistakes were made in the 8 months I worked on it off and on.
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« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2004 01:21:46 AM »

i made my first quilt and was going to give it to my b/f for x-mas but i couldn't bear to part with it... so i kept it and made another but then i liked that one too and relized i couldn't keep doing that... so i just gave him the second one i made.
it was just simple squares but it was fun... i sewed by machine though... did you do it by hand? is that why i took 8 months?
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« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2004 10:19:03 AM »

No! Its by machine, but I kinda had to figure out math and stuff. I didn't work on it every day or anything, so it took a long time. Plus, those damn triangles! UGH!
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« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2004 10:29:14 AM »

It's brilliant. And inspiring.  

Did you buy all new fabric? And I always wonder how to do that last quilting stitch- you know the fine one that goes through all the layers?

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« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2004 10:39:44 AM »

All the fabrics were new, my husband picked them out since this quilt was for his mom and dad. I machine quilted with a clear quilting thread on top and a navy thread in the bottom bobbin (the back was navy). My machine is a work horse, so it took the quilt pretty easily. The hardest part was steering! Its huge!
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« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2004 02:58:17 PM »

you did a wonderful job! i'd say that 8 months is just right, quilts take quite awhile from start to finish Smiley

and you are the only one who will see any mistakes, if there are any, everyone else will just see the love you put into it Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2004 10:22:32 PM »

this is the quilt i made for my boyfriend... hanging on the couch in our new place!! (we just moved in so we done have much furniture and it looks like a mess... sorry)

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« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2004 06:13:47 PM »

Xanthia, it's amazing - what a wonderful gift! The colors are wonderful too - pat hubby on the back! I have only machine quilted a twin size quilt - I can't even imagine a king sized one! My sewing machine could handle the sewing part ok too - I was the one with the problem of steering it, made more difficult by the fact I was about 8 months pregnant at the time!

My mother-in-law is a quilter's quilter - everything handquilted, etc. Of course, she's retired - she has a little more time than me with my 3 kiddies! I figured if I wanted it to be done before my son went to college, I better do it on the machine!

What kind of batting did you use, and more important - when are you going to do one for yourself?? Smiley
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