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Topic: Adventures in Sewing -or- My First Quilt  (Read 9859 times)
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« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2011 11:48:37 AM »

yes!!!! this is the kind of quilt i've been planning in my head, just simple & easy no rules. I'm very new to sewing and kept putting this off because I was feeling I had to follow "the rules". you've inspired me greatly!!!
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« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2011 12:03:22 PM »

You guys should really give it a try. I never made one because I was worried I'd somehow 'do it wrong', but as my fabric stash kept growing due to various projects I couldn't keep putting it off.  To make it super simple for myself, I unfolded all of my fat quarters and made sure they were the same size. Then I cut any additional fabrics I wanted to use down to the same size.

To make the smaller rectangles I took each individual block of fabric, folded it in half and cut it along the fold. Then I took each half and folded it in half again and cut along the fold. I did this once more with each piece, giving me a total of 16 pieces of each fabric. I didn't use every single block in the quilt because I was limited by the size of the batting I had, but they'll come in handy when I need to destash and make another quilt in the future. Smiley

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« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2011 12:18:37 PM »

The colors are great! What a wonderful way to use up stash.

I've recently realized that all of my favorite quilts are the ones that are simple and cheery. I really think that when you have fun doing something, it shows!

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« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2011 12:28:05 PM »

you've totally inspired me! i have a load of things saved from my little girl growing up and i'd love to make a memory quilt, but thought my lack of patience would mess me up!
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« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2011 02:20:50 PM »

Fabulous! I love, love, love quilts Smiley

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« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2011 02:32:53 PM »

This looks like a quilt I would make. Love the story behind it.

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« Reply #16 on: January 11, 2011 03:29:36 PM »

Beautiful job, Danni! I love it, and you sound like me...I only bother doing fussy stuff for other people!

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« Reply #17 on: January 11, 2011 05:11:49 PM »

its lovely my dear!! great job! Cheesy
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« Reply #18 on: January 12, 2011 07:51:51 AM »

Oh I love it sweetie. Mollie was looking over my shoulder when I saw it on hot projects and she said 'thats really nice' and then we saw you...which made it even nicer!

Good job and you look great in that last pic. X

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« Reply #19 on: January 12, 2011 09:04:39 AM »

I ADORE your quilt!!! You did such a terrific job, and it is so fun to look at!
YAY for you and your wonderful quilt!
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