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Thread: Ordered my first Downy kit

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    I just ordered a kit from Downy. I heard about it on this board a few months back. Since I'm new to quilting, I was a little intimidated by their request for LOTS of quilting. Recently, I've done a little more FMQ and I had a brain fart last night that a Downy quilt would be a great way to practice! I'm looking forward to receiving my kit. Just thought I'd mention it for those of you who, like me, still have a lot to learn. If you have no idea what I'm talking about, here is the link:

    http://www.quiltsforkids.org/news/4/...ip-with-downy/

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    Super Member no1jan's Avatar
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    I ordered by first downy quilt a couple of days ago. I have only been piecing for a couple of months.

    I was also leary about committing to this, but it such a worthy cause. I just hope I can make it nice enough.

    Never done any FMQ so this will be a learning experience. I plan on quilting by making diagonal lines or SITD.

    Good luck on your quilt and with mine two more children will be happy.

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    My thought too was how to do the actual 'quilting' on it...The quilts I've done for myself and to give as gifts, I've had quilted by a "professional". This weekend I went to a Project Linus quilt day...what a blast..we only had to do the tops tho. The stories they told about some of the recipients of the quilts made me teary....what great causes!
    Melinda

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    I ordered one right after I got a long arm and have now done two. Great way to practice my pantographs.

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    After reading your thread, I went to the link and also ordered my first Downy quilt.
    Thanks

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    I ordered one last week... I can't wait for it to arrive, which should be tomorrow. I am so excited. I love doing things for others.

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    I just received my first quilt kit.I kept seeing posts about everyones Downy quilt. Had to find out what they were talking about. The fabrics in the kit are really of a nice quality. The pattern is easy and shouldn't be too hard to quilt for those of us who don't do fmq or have a long arm.I plan to sew x's in the blocks and sid. That should meet their qualifications. All they ask is that you also include a quilt made from your own fabrics. That shouldn't be too hard for anyone. We all have large stash of fabrics. Have fun with yours. The print on my fabric is boys on skateboards. I have to come up with a good name for the quilt. Any ideas? Thought I would ask my 10 yr old GS for an idea.

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    Sunflower, I'm glad you mentioned that they want us to include a quilt with our own fabrics. I didn't see that part. I was planning to see how much shipping is and then make a donation of that amount. Making another quilt is a bonus!

    As for the quilting, I've done SITD and also just a diagonal grid. Both of those have worked out. I'm hoping to try something a little more difficult without totally wrecking it.

    As for the skateboards, I'm getting a 10-year-old will have lots of ideas. Isn't there something the kids say when they skateboard like "Awesome!" or "Radical Dude!" or "Kowabunga!" Just kidding. A 10-year-old will definitely have the lingo.

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    Do the kids get to keep the quilt to take home?

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    I too followed your link and ordered a kit! I have been wanting to order for quite awhile, but could never get myself to do so. I have enough projects to last me a lifetime without adding another. But, It is for such a good cause!

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