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I smile when I look at my first quilt! But I'm so glad that i didn't stop at that trip around the world pattern that turn out to be a zigzag trip! I cut out each block with a cardboard pattern traced the pattern and cut out with scissors for I didn't know about rotary cutting. I have learned so much and have more to learn , but it is all so fun! Just enjoy and have fun learning!!
I made baby quilts for my four grandchildren when they were born. They were my first quilts. I knew there were many mistakes, but no one else does. Two of the kids sleep with them all the time.
Your son will love it, don't worry. My 16-year-old has a quilt that I made when he was a baby, all half-square triangles. It has large areas where the fabric has been worn through to the batting and he WON'T let me get rid of it!!
I agree with jemma & grandma peg.. I still have my 1st quilt, I did sometime back. I should send you a picture of my 1st quilt..
Be proud of yourself. I bet your son loves it very much.
Face the sun and keep your shadow at your back.
And it never hurts to keep an angel on your shoulder.
Don't worry, the only ones that would notice a quilt police and quilt judges. I bet your son is neither and will treasure his quilt because you made it. After you have a few more under your belt it is fun to go back to see how much you have learned and improved since the first one. Quilt ON!
Don't worry about seams that don't match!! You gave your sweet son a gift from your heart and hands. You will get better and better with each quilt. I have made quite a few quilts and learn something new from each one. My family loves their quilts and I love making them.
Seems like a rag quilt would be the most forgiving for mismatched seams You can't be perfect right away! Chalk it up to practice and you're guaranteed to do better next time. Anyway, the beauty of a quilt for your child is in the love, not the technique!