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« on: January 11, 2008 03:10:37 PM »

Hi all, I am new here, was told about this place on another site and I think I am going to like it here. It's nice to see some other quilters since I don't know any besides my mom IRL.

This is the second quilt I ever made. My first quilt isn't finished (needs the last border added) and being my first, well.... you know how it goes. I am way too much of a perfectionist and since I am a self taught quilter, there are a lot of imperfections. I didn't know about how to iron seams between each step, I just pieced a block then tried to iron the whole thing at the end (Yeah, I had never sewn before) and my corners don't match up, and it's just not so pretty.

But this one, I knew a few more things and I am pretty happy with how it turned out. I love Vintage/Prim looking things and this quilt makes my heart sing. I love how it turned out. I made it lap size because I needed something to snuggle under to read, then I can just drape it over the back of the couch when not in use. It's a super simple pattern as well, can't go wrong.


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« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2008 03:21:27 PM »

Your quilt top looks great! Much better then my first few.  My first was a wedding ring quilt. (not a good one to start with by the way) A rule of thumb is that you press to the dark, but that is not always the case. Anyway I think you are doing great and your quilt is beautiful. Keep up the great work!
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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2008 05:06:12 PM »

I love the colors!! Great job!!

« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2008 08:06:55 AM »

That's very well put together. Great job!

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« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2008 08:25:04 AM »

Very nice job.  I like the secondary pattern you get when you put the blocks together. 

Is it just my imagination, or is someone (you?) standing on a chair, holding the quilt, in order to take a photo of the quilt?  Big quilts can be fun to photograph!

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« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2008 03:37:25 PM »

Yes, there is someone standing on a chair. My tiny seven year old son LOL. Really this quilt is a lap quilt, it's not that big, he's just a tiny little thing.

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« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2008 07:07:53 AM »

I love what you did here! I've never used this pattern, but seeing your work really makes me want to try. Thanks for the inspiration!

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« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2008 10:12:52 PM »

Very nice!  Grin

« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2008 09:55:59 AM »

I like the pattern's simplicity.  The colors are wonderful and very classic.
« Last Edit: January 18, 2008 12:04:44 PM by critterpants » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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