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Topic: My first ever quilt (eek...lots of pictures)  (Read 3974 times)
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« on: August 27, 2007 02:08:41 PM »

I'm nervous about posting this because ya'll have set the bar SO high here.  I often browse through the quilts ya'll have made, and just hope that *someday* I will reach that level of talent.  Seriously.

Anyhow, so today I finished my first quilt.  It is for my 4 1/2 year old son who starts K-4 tomorrow. Cry  He will have naptime at school, so he needed a small blanket and pillow.  I wanted him to have something that would make him feel loved, so I decided that a quilt was the only way to go.

I did a pretty terrible job of lining everything up properly.  Next time, I will definitely take more care with that.  The binding wasn't fun for me at all.  I struggled with it a lot, and it is far from perfect. 

The entire quilt was done on a machine.  The alien fabric is lightweight flannel, and the rest is just cotton. 

Any comments, criticisms, and/or advice would be totally welcome.  I am still learning and want to do the best I can.

My son holding the quilt (to give you an idea of how big it is)

Some of my quilting.  This picture embarrasses me because I must have taken a photo of the most crooked lines on the entire quilt.  But I guess you can get the idea at least.

This shows the backing.

Folded up with the matching pillow I made.  All ready to go to school tomorrow morning!
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2007 02:15:12 PM »

You did an awesome job for a first quilt. I know your son must love it! Binding is always a pain for me, though so far I have only made four quilts myself. Maybe one of the seasoned quilters out there can give us some tips.

« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2007 02:18:03 PM »

WOW! He looks very happy... I'd say you achieved your objective of making him feel loved at nap time... AND... I think your work looks EXCELLENT! There is always room for improvement and perfection doesn't exist Wink

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« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2007 02:24:10 PM »

You did a wonderful job! The quilt is beautiful and your son is adorable too.

There are people here so far more talented than I, that I will never be able to make some of the things I have seen here. Be happy with your own skills (which are very good by the way) I have learned to accept what I can do  Smiley

I'm sure your son will be very happy and proud to use his wonderful blanket. I can imagine other kids will wish their mom could make them something as nice.
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2007 02:28:35 PM »

Are you kidding? It's fantastic! Your points are soooo good! Great work! Smiley

« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2007 02:34:26 PM »

very cute,great job!

« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2007 04:51:35 PM »

the important thing is ...your son likes it. Smiley

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« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2007 06:40:25 PM »

I think you did a great job.  I am sure your son will love it!!

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« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2007 07:05:40 PM »

Awesome job! I love it! Keep quilting, because you are really good.
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2007 08:24:41 PM »

I think its a great first quilt. As a pp mentioned, your points are really nice, and the only thing I noticed on the close up was that you had some trouble pressing the blocks. But that just takes practice, and the only way to practice it is to make more quilts.

I love the Alien fabric, and your son obviously loves his quilt, so that's what matters, really. I saw a great quote in a quilting shop, once, "Better finished than perfect". that's my motto.
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