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« on: February 06, 2010 08:52:20 AM »

Hey all, this month is my first quiltversary month and I finally finished my first quilt including the binding.  So it took only a year to get one finished, but the next quilt should take a lot less time if I can just sit down and get off the computer for a while.



The top is from Carol Doak's Your First Quilt Book.  I changed one blue ribbon to red.



In one week I finished all nine blocks of the quilt.



Another week I got the borders on.



The summer I stuffed it under my small machine.  Took a few weeks to quilt it doing some every day.



Here is a close up of some of the quilting.



And some more close up of the quilting.



And finally a closeup of the binding (which was the stage it sat for several months).



I posted a quilt top applique which was my first applique piece, but this is truely the first quilt that I have completed.  Just in time for the late February first quiltversary.
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« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2010 03:46:52 PM »

Great job, I really like it!
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« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2010 03:51:21 PM »

It came out great!
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« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2010 04:30:07 PM »

Wow!  Great job with the quilting.  I know what it's like trying to stuff a big quilt through a little machine, and I think the trick is to only do a few lines every day.  Otherwise it just gets overwhelming.  But you did a great job, I like the little flowers.
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« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2010 05:30:21 PM »

Thanks all.  I was working with thread that matched a little bit more to the dark blue and then I ran out.  Turns out it was a happy accident and the next lightest shade looked really nice and stood out just a little bit on it.  Good thing that was one of the last parts to quilt so I was better at the little flowers than I was at the larger ones.

It's not a big quilt per se' but big enough that my tiny machine was having fun with it.  Yeah it took me about a month (or at least a couple of weeks) just working on the quilt a little at a time.  I also figured out a way to do the straight lines of the ribbons by starting and stopping at the ends instead of going back and forth and that saved a lot of frustration in the end. 

I wasn't expecting to like the quilting part of the process because I enjoy the piecing and design part, but the quilting part turned out to be fun as well.

Sometime I need to get a thimble and learn how to hand quilt.

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« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2010 08:52:33 PM »

Lovely quilt.  I love the colors and the pattern you used.
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