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Topic: Full Moon Forest - Charm Pack Quilt  (Read 1611 times)
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« on: January 06, 2008 08:31:55 AM »

This is my first quilt to actually complete.  I have started several quilt tops, but I'm a perfectionist and get frustrated and stop when I mess up.  I decided on this one that I was going to complete it no matter what, and that I was going to quilt it and bind it no matter how badly it turned out! 

Here it is, hanging from my curtain rod:

It's only a lap size quilt and not very heavy, but I can't imagine trying to quilt anything bigger!

The stitching isn't perfect, and I didn't get the squares all lined up perfectly, but I like it.  I think the person I gave it to liked it as well.  (I hope it doesn't damage a relationship by giving a quilt early on... I really don't want to scare my new girlfriend off...)

I used the Full Moon Forest charm pack because I loved the colors and prints, but I didn't want to spend a lot of money on fabric for a quilt that I wasn't sure I'd complete. 

I'm glad I finished it, and I think it turned out nicely -- now I'm not so scared to try another one!
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2008 08:55:52 AM »

Congratulations on completion!  Sometimes the most important and difficult part of a project is just seeing the dang thing through to the end.  Those are some bright, pretty fabric in the squares.  I especially like the tree trunk print.

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« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2008 09:05:45 AM »

Great first effort!!  I really like those charm packs - a bunch of different fabric that all goes together is my idea of fun.  Don't worry about the small imperfections in a quilt - they lend a quilt personality.  Perfection is over-rated.

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« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2008 11:44:16 AM »

Love the color choices!  Great job! 
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2008 12:43:18 PM »

You did a wonderful job!  I recently did one almost the same - only different colour scheme - it definately makes you feel good when you can get it finished, I'm the same as you, I give up if its not perfect!
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2008 09:37:30 AM »

Great work!  I love the colors. Smiley
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2008 08:25:57 PM »

I know for a fact that your girlfriend loves this quilt.  Wink  It is super warm and adorable!
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« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2008 03:08:20 PM »

Great job, I just bought some charm packs, haven't figured out what I am going to do with them yet, but this gives me some great ideas.

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