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« on: July 08, 2010 04:51:49 PM »

I'm new to the world of quilting, but it's always something I wanted to get in to. I found a 'Learn To Quilt' book on the clearance rack at Hobby Lobby, and I thought it must be fate. I read through several times, and spent a few weeks getting everything I would need. I wanted to make a toddler-size quilt for my daughter, since the book suggested a smaller quilt would be easier and less daunting for a first project. I'm a machine quilter, because I don't have the time or the patience to hand quilt, but I applaud those that do.

So first, here's a close-up of the corner:

Next, the back:

And the part I messed up:

I know why I got these creases in the back... This fabric I bought as a remnant, and I didn't realize until I went to cut it and sew it to the top that it was a stretchy, t-shirt type material. I thought, "Meh, how difficult could it be?"
The answer: Not difficult, but ugly. So it's not perfect, but neither am I, and my daughter loves me anyway.

And the front, all finished:

And an action shot of the wonderful Abby, enjoying her new quilt:

Don't mind the thumb-sucking. We're working on that!

When I started, I thought it would be better to do one line, each direction, in the middle, so nothing would move. (So it looked like a big 'X', and then I went out to the corners from the middle.) I think this might have contributed to my creases.

Comments and suggestions always appreciated! Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2010 06:30:52 PM »

That's fantastic!  I love all the fabrics you used, especially the backing fabric. 

You could be right about the creases, next time start from the middle and go out instead.  Don't be discouraged though, it is a lovely quilt and I'm sure your daughter will treasure it as she gets older too. 

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« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2010 07:33:28 PM »

Looks great! Now get started on Chris'! :-D

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« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2010 11:48:35 AM »

Love it! Great job on your first quilt  Wink

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