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Topic: First quilt. Lessons learned!  (Read 3745 times)
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« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2010 02:49:35 PM »

Ha! Thanks all for all the kind comments, they are very encouraging! Cheesy

I forgot to explain the weird mini columns on the sides-- for some reason I thought it was going to be too narrow after I pieced it together and added the strips. After I did that, I thought the back would be too narrow as well and then added a vertical strip on each side to that as well. Turns out that I probably didn't need it. The back strips ended up being cut away as excess and only 1 cm of the front ones are visible. Whoops! I ended up measuring twice and cutting... like three times. Grin

« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2010 03:36:06 PM »

i'm agreeing with everyone else.  this quilt is fantastic, even more so because it's your first one and you did so well on it! i think the circles embroidered in the brown squares were a nice touch, and the pieced backing looks great.  i tend to prefer backings like this, much more than just one print, or color fabric. i can't wait to see how your next one turns out!  Grin

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« Reply #12 on: October 31, 2010 12:07:28 PM »

dont be so hard on yourself! it looks great to me! Quilting is not easy! its great that you took a leap and started! good luck with your next one!  Grin
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« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2010 10:35:39 AM »

I think you actually did really well! The quilting actually looks pretty good, and the owls are adorable!

I'm sorry you had such a horrid experience at the fabric store.  I'm lucky and I have several in my city. And they never talk me into buying less fabric than I need!! 

You've learned a lot of valuable lessons... so I hope you continue to quilt.  Just find a different shop, or go when someone else is working there. =)

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« Reply #14 on: November 02, 2010 10:36:18 AM »

You may see the mistakes, but all I can see is an adorable blanket. The owls are cute and your stitching is neat and inventive.

Even seasoned quilters mess up from time to time.  Wink

« Reply #15 on: November 10, 2010 08:11:16 PM »

I can't believe how hard you're being on yourself, this is so precious, with the baby on it, it looks like it came straight out of pottery barn, but way cooler!
« Reply #16 on: November 14, 2010 02:35:29 PM »

It looks way better than my first (and only) quilt and I had a very nice sewing machine and my mom to help.  You did great.  Grin
« Reply #17 on: November 14, 2010 11:13:59 PM »

baby and quilt are both gorgeous. baby + quilt = adorable!!
Keep em coming!

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