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« on: June 02, 2010 11:48:50 PM »

A long while ago I decided to make a quilt for DH and I to watch the TV. It has so many mistakes and problems I didn't even want to finish it...but here it is. MAchine pieced then half handquilted and half machined. it measures 45 x 68

It has been a painful learning process but I think I got some very valuable lessons and DH still likes it
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I even put one piece wrong side up Roll Eyes really I'm not proud of this quilt but it should have been a nice one (sigh)

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« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2010 01:14:30 AM »

Don't be too sad. It looks well crafted- your points looks sharp, and it tends to be the difficult part. You have also found a lot of very interesting fabrick. But maybe they are a little to "busy" all put together. Maybe you could have used some solids in between. I'm sure you will put it to good use, and be happier with the next quilt, you make.

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« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2010 03:42:00 AM »

i like busy, personally.  it gives you something to look at in the commercials.

i saw you made another quilt just after, so maybe you will think it's fun after a while.
not sure i have the patience for quilting, myself, but then i never thought i would even learn to sew and i sort of have (or am learning? anyway).

it seems that you have the motivation to really get into it, and so probably you will like it more as you go along.

ETA:  i meant to say, i don't see where this is ANY kind of disaster.  except it didn't make you happy doing it, and, like the other poster and i were saying, that could totally change.
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« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2010 07:17:39 AM »

beautiful and I love the colors. And your daughter likes it and that is what matters right. Great job.

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« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2010 07:28:48 AM »

You have some wonderful fabrics there.  Lots of us aren't proud of our first quilts, but they teach a lot of lessons, and I think this is great for your first try!

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« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2010 07:37:58 AM »

I think it's great! Who cares if there are some flubs? I'm a big fan of small imperfections! It's kinda like being human...our imperfections are what make us unique!!

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« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2010 08:37:46 AM »

Everyone makes mistakes... its part of the learning process.  That was an amazing amount of work for your first quilt!!

I agree with one of the other posters... maybe the fabric was too busy for the stars.  You could have made a more modern quilt with blocks, so the busy fabric wasn't cut up as much and was showcased.  Film in the Fridge is one of my favorite modern quilters.  These two quilts are perfect examples of showcasing your favorite fabric in a quilt:

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« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2010 07:29:55 PM »

Diasaster?!....Bah! I love it. I like that it's busy - it really suits the fabrics themselves. They are all such lively prints and I think they'd be very bored next to solids Smiley.


« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2010 11:55:10 PM »

May be it isn't that bad...
It is full of mistakes some of the stars have missing points and so on but it has been a great learning curve. I realised that it's no good to stitch in the ditch when you're hand quilting and that you spend an enormous amount of time glaring at the badly pieced bit.

The sad thing is Rainylakechicks it isn't my first quilt Embarrassed but it probably is the most ambitious

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« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2010 04:03:10 AM »

I love it!
If you wanted perfect you could buy one.
Now this has personality!
You hand picked those fabrics, and sewed and quilted this into life!
There will never be another quilt like this ever in the history of the world, and thats what makes it even more special.
I hope you grow to love it,

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