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Topic: First non-patchwork quilt!!! IMG HEAVY  (Read 2197 times)
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« on: December 03, 2009 08:43:21 PM »

This is my first attempt at something other than a patchwork quilt.  Our Christmas this year, is all handmade.  So this is what I made for my mom.  A simple Cathedral Window quilt.  Which, in all honesty, wasn't nearly as hard as I thought it would be!  Now I'm planning on making at least 3 more before Valentines day!!!

So, here are the progress pics.

All the little squares

Joined.  And not perfect!  I know that.  And my mom will simply say "My Grandma would say...A man on a galloping horse would never notice."  LOL.  My favorite saying by far as well.

My daughter trimming the batting, and one of our many pets trying to help her.


And showing how the back, and the outter boarder are the same.

 :)Hope you like it!  Any comments, or criticism are welcome.



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« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2009 04:11:45 AM »

I can't see much wrong with it.
Anyhoo, perfect is over rated or as my grandmother would say "A blind man would be glad to see it!"

« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2009 06:40:23 AM »

Thank you.  I know we are all our own worst critics. 

p.s. sounds like our grandma's would have got along....lol


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« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2009 07:35:47 AM »

Awesome,  I love handmade gifts!  The Amish always make a mistake in their quilts intentionally.  Because only God is perfect.

« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2009 05:08:56 PM »

That's fantastic!  I really like the Cathedral Window pattern, but have always been too intimidated to try it, but I think you've just inspired me.

I really like the border combos too. It looks really nice and I'm sure your mom will greatly appreciate it.

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« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2009 08:23:37 PM »

I think you did a lovely job- expecially considering it was your first of a new pattern!  Grin
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2009 04:34:09 PM »

Thanks ladies  Grin  Craftster friends always make things better...lol.  I was actually really concerned about the color combos.  But I showed it to my dad, and he thinks she will love it. 

Starting to make another quilt in the next day or two, will be sure to post it.

p.s.  There are some amazing videos on youtube to explain quilting.  Especially the cathedral window.  I don't think I would have even tried if I hadn't been able to watch someone else do it first. Undecided


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« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2009 02:01:40 AM »

I really like this.  Something in the simple patterns of fabric on this really speaks to me.  I like the green sashing too, so I wouldn't be worried about the color at all.  Nice job!

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