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« on: April 28, 2017 01:09:14 PM »

I made my first real quilt recently. It took me about 4 full working days to complete it. I started it over Easter weekend and finished it the Thursday following.

It ended up being smaller than the pattern specified because I didn't read the instructions carefully lol.

It fits great on my daughter's bed though, and she couldn't wait for me to finish it, kept trying to cuddle it while I was working.  I used only fabrics I had on hand, the "batting" was some fleece I got from my ever growing stash at my Nana's house (she's got family and friends who know I sew and hand her fabrics or keep fabrics themselves for me) and stuff I had in my own personal stash, cottons I had on hand for the top and the back a horizontal rib knit that I didn't think was suitable for clothing.  The binding was off a huge roll of green bias tap that I got at a garage sale for 25 cents, only downside is it isn't prefolded, it is however about 50+ meters lol

I believe the fabrics range from the 70's to about 2012, I actually had one of the projects made and posted years ago from one of the fabrics in the quilt.

Let me know what you think.  the only other quilt-type thing I've ever done is a tshirt blanket that didn't have a backing as requested by my MIL who commissioned it from me, her condo is way too warm for a quilted blanket.  It was just double stitched alone every seam and bound with tape made from the shirt scraps.

You may say i'm a bit ambitious, seeing as this quilt called for about 1200 cut pieces just for the top.

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« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2017 02:05:52 PM »

Cute! Is it a kaleidoscope pattern? Yes, a little ambitious for your first one lol! Great job!
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« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2017 02:35:18 PM »

Wow, that is ambitious for a first real quilt! Lotta little pieces going on there, I can imagine how much time that took.

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« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2017 03:01:40 PM »

Cute! Is it a kaleidoscope pattern? Yes, a little ambitious for your first one lol! Great job!

it is a kaleidoscope pattern. I didn't cut the greatest because I was over ambitious about cutting multiple layers. the lines don't match up completely but the little didn't mind.

Wow, that is ambitious for a first real quilt! Lotta little pieces going on there, I can imagine how much time that took.



it only took about 5 days worth of work, like 4 hours on and off to cut, and maybe 30 hours sewing..
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