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Topic: New to quilting ... my attempts!  (Read 2584 times)
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« on: July 17, 2006 09:03:10 PM »

I love quilts! The only ones I own are the ones that I made myself. The time and the patience (which I have none of most of the time) is what discourages me from starting another.

Ok ... so my first quilt was made without any instruction, just thought I would give it a try (like every other craft I do). Haha ... you can laugh at it, my cats sleep on it now!  Wink

So after that little disaster I thought I would buy myself a book on HOW TO quilt. Ahh! And then I made the following:

See what happens when you follow directions? Still isn't *perfect* but I love it just the same. I pieced the quilt all together over a year ago ... I am still working on hand quilting the pieces together. It just takes forever and so I haven't worked on it in awhile. I use the blanket to snuggle with though!
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« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2006 06:06:25 AM »

both quilts are very good:) I'm impressed that you learned so much from one quilt book-good job:)

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« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2006 06:09:45 AM »

Make sure you sign and date both those quilts!
Your first one is sweet and looks like it was made with much love. So what that it's not perfect! The second one is very nice and looks near perfect to me. I have the same problem trait as you; I jump into things and just make it up as I go along. From the looks of your picture, I could probably be your mother so be prepared for a long life of embracing your creativity and lack patience for patterns..... there's nothing wrong with that!
Keep at it, your doing great.

« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2006 05:04:55 AM »

Hey, you've done a great job! A quilt is a HUGE project and you are doing so well teaching yourself. YAY!

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« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2006 02:47:44 PM »

well Im new to quilting to and am kind of slow starting one but when I saw your quilt it inspired me yesterday to make a patch quilt and I have it half done....thanks
awesome quilts by the way I love the home made snuggly quilts.

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« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2006 05:25:19 PM »

well Im new to quilting to and am kind of slow starting one but when I saw your quilt it inspired me yesterday to make a patch quilt and I have it half done....thanks
awesome quilts by the way I love the home made snuggly quilts.

Yay! Im glad I inspired you!

Damn it, I want to start another one so bad! Next one I want to make is a crazy patchwork quilt. But I have all these other crafts lingering in my mind. One at a time I guess! I need to quit my job so I can craft full time hee hee hee  Tongue
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« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2006 08:52:11 PM »


First - both of your quilts are fantastic, especially for first attempts. Smiley  Your first one looks so much better than my first.  At least you had the right idea of putting blocks of fabric into strips, I just kinda stitched chunks of fabric together Cheesy

And your second - wow, I'm impressed!  I didn't start working with triangles until I was quilting about a year and a half!

Practice makes perfect, but it's the little imperfections that show things are handmade and made with love and care.

Great job!

« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2006 11:12:13 AM »

Great Job!! 

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