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« on: December 20, 2009 10:13:06 PM »

I got my 47yr old mom hooked on Twilight back during the fall and she now has a thing for Edward so I decided to make an Edward throw for her. It is going to be her Christmas present and I really hope she likes it. I know it isn't perfect but I tried.  Cheesy I have always admired the time and effort that you quilters put into the quilts but now I have even more after making my first.

I didn't realize how hard making it was going to be. It is 39"x39", I thought I bought enough fabric to make a larger one but I didn't. Then I had to decide on a pattern to make the fabric that I had work. That was so nerve racking for me and I almost gave up before I could even get started. But I got it figured out. I used some quilts I saw on etsy and google search for inspiration. I wanted a different style but I had to go with what would work.

For some odd reason I ironed on the picture of Edward onto a separate piece than the black around him and then "log cabined" around him instead of ironing it directly to a large black square.  Roll Eyes

The quotes were ironed directly on the fabric and then zigzagged around, which was a lot easier.  Cheesy They are "And so the lion fell in love with the lamb"; "Be Safe"; "You are my life now", and "You are exactly my brand of heroin". After I finished them I wanted to add more  but I didn't have enough iron on transfers to do it. Sad I think I need to iron the edges of the quilt a little to get them to lay flat a little more but overall I am pleased with it.



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crendon
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2009 06:49:09 AM »

love it! great job for your first quilt!
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ecuadoriana
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2009 07:26:05 AM »


I didn't realize how hard making it was going to be.... That was so nerve racking for me and I almost gave up before I could even get started. But I got it figured out. ...overall I am pleased with it.

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa317/hpaz/craftster/twiquilt.jpg

Padfoot, What you wrote about almost giving up, but got it figured out, and being overall pleased with it is the best part of the story!!!!

I used to get so frustrated too, because I have a terrible problem with math and sewing seem to be all about math! (I've always had a numbers dyslexia). And I have a really difficult time with following patterns and then following elaborate instructions. So I used to give up all the time! (A lot of the craftsters make excellent tutorials that are easy for me to follow- thanks y'all!!!) Yet every time I found myself admiring someone's work the itch to try again would strike. Then I'd find myself crying over fabric cut all the wrong size or crooked. Everytime the fabric got all bunched up in my machine I would shout curses that I didn't even know I knew! Sigh. Now I embrace the crooked lines, mismatched squares, dropped stitches...

Reading what you wrote and seeing how awesome your quilt turned out is what keeps me plugging away at it! Thanks for sticking with it- more people than just your lucky mom get to benefit from your perseverance!!!

Have a quilty 2010!!!   Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2009 05:13:05 PM »

Thanks for the comments!  Grin
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