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Thread: My first quilt - BOY have I leanred a lot

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    Senior Member miholmes's Avatar
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    Hey there,

    So this is my FIRST quilt ever...it was a learned experience. I wasn't sure how to use the seam ripper at first (thanks for showing me mom). So I accidentally made a small rip or 2 with it. So the zigzag stitch came in handy.

    This is a baby quilt for a friend, and I ALMOST didn't give it to them. I thought I should make a new one and just chalk this one up to practice. But they said NO they wanted this one, so I boxing it up and shipping it to Boston this weekend.

    I'm looking forward to finishing up my next quilt this evening tomorrow morning. And I can't tell you how much easier this one has been, compared to the other.

    The pictures aren't the BEST cause it's hanging over my treadmill. But you get the idea. :)

    P.S. This was the first time using my walking foot and stitching in the ditch...as you can see...sometimes I didn't quite stay in the ditch....like I said this was a learning experience.

    ~mike

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    Super Member LoisN's Avatar
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    Very cute quilt. I'm sure your friends will love it.

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    Good job!

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    Senior Member adriansmom's Avatar
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    This is really good for your first quilt!! From what I can see, even your points are matched up...even my points don't always match up!! This is a really good first attempt (if thta's what this really is..I think you're pulling our legs)! I can only imagine how good your second quilt is if this is your first. Congratulations and welcome to the board!

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    Very pretty quilt..You did a good job quilting it..

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    Super Member redquilter's Avatar
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    I think it's adorable and you did a great job matching those points. You should be proud of yourself and your friend's new baby is gonna love it! Keep at it and keep posting pictures!

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    Super Member n2scraplvr's Avatar
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    Judging by your quilt, you've already learned the ropes of quilting!! haha. You did FANTASTiC! Welcome to the board, you'll love it here and we'll be sure to teach you a lot~~haha~~and you'll teach us a thing or two!! You will most definitely learn alot and come back often! :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Very nice quilt-we all had to start and learn somewhere.
    Great job looking forward to seeing more of your work!
    Hugs
    April

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    Super Member Elisabrat's Avatar
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    You did great and FYI I have been quilting for 15 yrs and still I dont always stay in the ditch either (and I know I am not alone). Great quilt, I am thinking your friends will love it so much more knowing how much effort it took you. I look forward to more and more and more of your posts!!

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    I've been quilting for 12 years and I still learn something new with each quilt. Great job.

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