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« on: May 20, 2008 04:09:30 AM »

   This is my first quilt.  It's fairly simple, great big blocks of fabrics.  It will probably be one of those quilts that bothers me so much in ten years that I have to take it all apart.  or throw it out in a fit of rage.  It is wonky and poorly quilted.  The binding is all, well, wonky.  But now I love it love it love it!

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The back:

I was too impatient to pre-wash the fabrics (one of my many faults) also, I like the look of antique shrunken quilts the only problem that I didn't foresee was that the backing is half red.  I think that my whole quilt will end up being a bit purple.  Also, I used a cotton batting (also not preshrunk) to add to the antique-y,cozy, wrinkled-y look.  I will post pics when I get around to washing it.
ETA: I washed it.  It survived.  It is now perfect! YAY!
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« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2008 07:00:55 AM »

I think it's an awesome quilt!  For a first time, I think you did a great job and I bet you never ever throw it out!  Good work!
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« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2008 12:00:33 PM »

It's awesome!  Great first quilt, helps you get used to the process!  I love the orange and red fabrics on the bag....completely gorgeous combination!! Smiley  Thanks for sharing, and if you ever want to throw it out...zip it in the mail to me instead Smiley haha!

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« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2008 08:11:28 PM »

Thank you for the kind compliments.  For the back I couldn't decide wether I wanted to use red or orange so I decided to use both.
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« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2008 09:01:39 PM »

Stop being so hard on yourself!  Smiley Smiley

I have a yard of this fabulous fabric but have yet to decide what to do with it. You put the fabric to great use. I love your quilt. I'm happy to hear it survived washing.

Please do always preshrink though. Your projects will thank you for it. I like to "hem" the edges of the fabric with a crude running stitch if I put them in the washer. It keeps the raw edges from fraying all over the place.
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2008 08:57:35 AM »

I've heard good things about the dye attracting cloths.  You could try washing it with one of those.

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« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2008 02:27:35 PM »

I wanted the look that one gets from non preshrunk fabrics (also, I used half inch seam allowances) and it had no problem.
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2008 06:45:02 PM »

It's cool! And I don't think the imperfections should ever bother you. It was your first after all.
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2008 05:12:07 PM »

I love it! Such great color choices, and *oh* the quilting!  Cheesy

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