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« on: May 31, 2010 11:25:23 AM »

I absolutely canNOT believe I did this... I can't (well, couldn't) even sew with a machine! It doesn't look that great, but I really wanted to post it because I sort of taught myself how to quilt and how to sew on a machine at the same time. Geez. I don't know if it's a labor of love or delusion, but I'm still proud of it!


I know it's small... I used remnant fabric from Wal Mart as I didn't want to spend a lot on something that I wasn't sure I could do. Also, I know it's a little zig zaggy, I had a hard time getting it all smooshed together. I'll have to read up on some quilting basics (after the fact, ha!).

Suggestions are appreciated!
Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2010 11:34:48 AM »

Great job Visually it's quite stunning- and you learned new skills- Congratulations
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« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2010 12:11:14 PM »

Looks great! I love the colors!  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2010 12:33:44 PM »

Thanks a million for the kind words! About to start on my second one.... here's hoping it looks better!
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« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2010 12:36:42 PM »

This is great. I have so many scrap fabrics I'm going to try this.
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« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2010 12:37:51 PM »

That's great!  First quilts are always so exciting.  Congrats!
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« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2010 01:08:06 PM »

Congratulations!  It looks fantastic for a first quilt!  (brave of you to make so many small boxes!).  I think the slightly wobbly look is actually really cool- like an optical illusion!
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« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2010 01:08:48 PM »

I think it looks great!
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« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2010 05:09:09 PM »

Thanks, guys!  Maybe next time I'll try to exaggerate the ziggy zaggies for that (on purpose) optical illusion. I really do appreciate all the nice words, I feel encouraged enough to start quilt 2!
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« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2010 06:05:50 PM »

Congratulations for trying and double congratulations for finishing it! Here's to many more works of beauty and comfort!
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