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Thread: MiawMC's first Quilt

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    I did this quilt over the long Christmas weekend this past December. It was for my co-worker's little boy and just for fun for me to learn. He carries it everywhere with him and has a special hanger in his room for it so he can watch it while he plays.

    The ties are done with yarn and I used a high loft batting. Obviously, I'm a beginner and you old timers are probably laughing your heads off. I learned though :D I won't try that again. It took my fingers a week to feel normal again! Yarn again, maybe, but never with high loft batting and tight cotton fabric.

    I also learned how laying it out first might have made it look a little less color heavy in spots.

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    Wow colorful!!!!! You did good!!! Cute story about the little boy.. Every quilt, now matter how long you have been quilting. is a learning process. Keep up the good work!

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    Really cute quilt. I like the random pattern that you got from not laying the fabric out first. I think the story about your coworker's son was really cute. He obviously loves the quilt you made for him.

    When I tie a quilt I use DMC floss (all 6 strands) instead of yarn. You can use a smaller needle and it does not hurt your fingers as much. I learn something with every single quilt I make and I make AT LEAST one mistake on every quilt too-I have just learned to bite my tongue and not point the errors out to everyone (which I really want to do because to me they are so obvious and I guess I want people to know I am aware of my goof!! :lol: )

    Keep up the good work and enjoy the process as well as the your finished product!!

    PS-no one is laughing their heads off

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    No, not laughing heads off - chuckling with fond memories. Of course, I have tons more mistakes to look forward too. . .

    Cute quilt. That was sweet of you to make it for him!

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    So bright and colorful for the little boy. No wonder he loves it.

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    I love it :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: It looks so soft & cuddly

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    I like it. I think you did a good job. I never tried yarn to tie. I use Embroidery floss. I sure like all the colors.....YOU DID GOOD

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    The puffier the more cuddly I say! The brighter it is--the less likely he is to lose it.

    It's perfect. :D

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    very nice, you did a great job :D :D

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    I could never get my puffy quilts puffy, I love yours, and yess you will learn something new every quilt you make. Just file everything and try something new. I love clumped colors, I think it adds interest.

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