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« on: July 10, 2010 04:10:36 PM »

So, this here would actually be my fourth quilt...but I'm going to consider it my first "real" quilt.  I made my first quilt in the fall of 2008, mostly by hand.  I knew nothing about what I was doing to cut straight lines, sew proper seam allowances, or actual quilting.  That being said, it didn't turn out terribly bad.  The second was a donation for an auction, and the third was a mystery quilt project. 

Well, I found a quilt shop near where I'm living and learned they offer classes...and decided I should take the beginning class to really learn all those small details I couldn't pick up from a book.  So glad I did!  The teacher is fantastic, and the ladies I had the class with were all great fun.  And now I have a quilt that I know I worked really hard on and completed very precisely Cheesy 

And just a note, I have a fourth fabric for my border (I bought my fabric from the instructor, and she told me I could use a fourth on the top.  Score!).  So there's a close up of that one in there too.  Enough words, time for pictures Smiley











The best part?  The other ladies I took the class with and myself are taking another class together next month with the same instructor- this is addictive!! Smiley

Thanks for looking! Smiley 
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« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2010 06:30:26 PM »

Very cool!  I love it - the blues are all so pretty.  I should really take a class - I'm entirely self-taught, and I know I could be doing things in an easier/better way, but I just do it the way I know how . . .

anyhow - love the quilt! Grin
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« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2010 07:03:05 PM »

Oh I love the colors. Nice work.
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« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2010 07:24:57 PM »

Welcome to the addictive world of quilting! Grin I love monochromatic quilts, especially in blue. Beautiful work.
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« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2010 07:36:48 PM »

SO PRETTY!!!

You did a very nice job!
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« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2010 09:25:16 PM »

I love all the blues but especially love the border fabric!  I am jealous that your beginning quilt class you did a whole quilt...for mine we made two different blocks which are both sitting unused in my craft closet because I can't figure out what to do with them Sad  Since my first "Quilting 101" class I've been back to 4, soon to be 5 classes with the same individuals...definitely addictive, but so much fun!

Keep up the great work!
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« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2010 09:51:50 AM »

I love it!  Kinda looks like the weave of a basket...  and that makes me happy somehow.  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2010 10:36:11 AM »

It's gorgeous! Beautiful colors!
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« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2010 07:15:53 PM »

It was so much fun, I'm so glad I took the class!  Cheesy  Thank you for all your kind words!!!  Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2010 12:34:05 PM »

I love the colors you used! And I have a real fondness for split rail quilts, my first quilt was a split rail pattern.
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