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« on: July 11, 2012 05:55:02 PM »

I finally got some pictures of my first completed quilt!  I used this tutorial from crazy mom quilts (one of my favorite blogs!).  I only have two pictures and none of the backing unfortunately, but I'm very happy with how it turned out (except the binding...I tried to do it all on the machine because I'm lazy...it's less than perfect).





Now I'm hard at work on my second!  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2012 05:59:07 PM »

I love this.  It is hard to believe this is your first quilt.  If you had fun with this quilt, I bet you'll love this one, too.
http://www.cluckclucksew.com/2009/12/raw-edge-circle-quilt-tutorial.html
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« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2012 06:22:11 PM »

It looks great! I love the muted colors of the fabrics! 

I do all my bindings on the machine. I now stitch them to the back rather than the front (using my 1/4 inch foot), flip them to the front, and very slowly machine stitch them down on the front. It looks better that way, IMO and I still get to be lazy.
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« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2012 07:25:26 AM »

I love this.  It is hard to believe this is your first quilt.  If you had fun with this quilt, I bet you'll love this one, too.
http://www.cluckclucksew.com/2009/12/raw-edge-circle-quilt-tutorial.html

I've looked at that one before!!  I think the circles are intimidating me more than anything.  I've been making a lot of pillow shams to practice free motion quilting so I can improve my circles.  I'll have to bookmark this one for later.  Thanks!!
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« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2012 08:21:57 AM »

Oh my goodness! I just made a quilt top out of this same fabric line - don't you love it? I found it really fun to piece.  Your first quilt looks great!
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« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2012 09:30:19 AM »

I love this.  It is hard to believe this is your first quilt.  If you had fun with this quilt, I bet you'll love this one, too.
http://www.cluckclucksew.com/2009/12/raw-edge-circle-quilt-tutorial.html

I've looked at that one before!!  I think the circles are intimidating me more than anything.  I've been making a lot of pillow shams to practice free motion quilting so I can improve my circles.  I'll have to bookmark this one for later.  Thanks!!

Those are super easy...what do you mean about practicing quilting to improve the circles? When you topstitch them just use your regular foot and line it up with a certain spot so the edge is even and go slow and you'll do just fine sewing them to the background fabric!
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« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2012 06:24:16 PM »

I love this.  It is hard to believe this is your first quilt.  If you had fun with this quilt, I bet you'll love this one, too.
http://www.cluckclucksew.com/2009/12/raw-edge-circle-quilt-tutorial.html

I've looked at that one before!!  I think the circles are intimidating me more than anything.  I've been making a lot of pillow shams to practice free motion quilting so I can improve my circles.  I'll have to bookmark this one for later.  Thanks!!

Those are super easy...what do you mean about practicing quilting to improve the circles? When you topstitch them just use your regular foot and line it up with a certain spot so the edge is even and go slow and you'll do just fine sewing them to the background fabric!

Hahaha that's ridiculous.  I was so convinced that you had to free motion circles every time you do them (I'm teaching myself the ins and outs of sewing and it TOTALLY SHOWS SOMETIMES).  Now that I know, I'll definitely have to book mark that!  I'm working on this pattern right now, but hadn't found one to do after that! Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2012 06:38:56 PM »

Ooh, that's an awesome pattern! Yeah there are all kinds of tricks you will learn along the way, it's amazing how you can figure out simple ways for complicated looking results! I think sometimes we get stuck thinking something has to be done just one way (I know I do) when really there are lots of ways to do it! Cheesy
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