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« on: February 19, 2012 08:00:12 PM »

I decided that I would made a quilt without any former quilt training. I scanned a lot of message boards (especially this one) and some youtube tutorials for all my advice. I probably broke every rule along the way, but I like how it turned out.

This was my first go at putting it together


But then I wanted more...


Here is where I ended up (Front...obviously)


And this is the back



It's also worth mentioning that I didn't want to spend a lot of money on my first quilt in the event that it turned out FUBAR, so instead, I used all thrifted fabric for the top and the black backing is a $5 sheet. Total, this was a $15 quilt, tops.

You're all so talented and I hope to eventually make quilts half as awesome as those I've seen here.
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« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2012 08:13:08 PM »

the top alone was Smiley.  but that blue border made it  Grin

 nice job!
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« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2012 09:19:43 PM »

holy crap! that is an awesome quilt! congrats. im still too chicken to try my first one. may i ask the measurements?
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« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2012 09:46:45 PM »

I think it came out really cute. And good work on the thrifted savings. I'm partial to animal prints anyway.  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2012 09:17:35 AM »

Oh, you're a lot braver than I am.  Great looking quilt.  Did you machine quilt it in the seams, called "stitch in the ditch"?
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« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2012 04:11:36 PM »

Thanks all.

This quilt measures about 4ft by 5ft, so it's really a lap quilt.

I did machine quilt it after buying the mysterious walking foot I heard so much about. What a lifesaver that little thing is!
I also did the "stitch in the ditch" method because I didn't know what else to do with it; also, some of the "ditches" aren't so even, so sometimes my stitch gets crazy. I'm proud of it regardless Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2012 10:06:18 AM »

This quilt is wild (pun intended! Smiley ) What fun fabrics, and it's awesome that you were able to make it so cheaply!
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« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2012 08:12:42 PM »

Great job!  I love it!
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« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2012 02:53:47 PM »

I don't usually care for animal prints, but I love love love the way they come together in your quilt. The blue border takes it beyond awesome.
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« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2012 04:24:45 PM »

You did a great job for the first one. 
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