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Thread: My very first quilt

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    Super Member natalieg's Avatar
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    This is the very first quilt that I ever made! Way off, I didn't know anything about quilting at all (very obvious)! I had heard of pinwheels, but apparently didn't bother reading that one side of the HST should be darker than the other side!
    I cut this all out with scissors and hand quilted it!
    I know with the scissors comment you are probably thinking that this was made in the 70's, but it was made in 1994! I didn't have a clue what a rotary cutter was at the time!

    Thank goodness I have advanced!
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    Great job! you should be very proud,,and hand quilted to boot! its really pretty. Your setting couldnt be any better to display and photograph quilts. Amazing.

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    Wow I think for your first quilt that you ever did it was awesome and you know how to take a Beautiful Photo also.
    I love your quilt :-D :thumbup:

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    That quilt has lots of character! You should be proud of it! I would be.

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    You should be very proud of your first quilt! Even with the rudimental equipment! Lol. Colors so bright and cheerful! Love the scenery! Can't wait to see what you do with rotary cutter!

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    Way, way better than my first pieced quilt - yours at least is finished and really is pretty. I too, was flying blind and didn't know anything about quilting but charged full speed ahead. Was in Branson, MO, at the neatest old-timey store and fell in love with a kit - dresden plate in solid soft greens and pinks along with a fabric having beautiful dusty pink and deeper roses on a white background. So I bought it, and started working on it when I got back to AZ. I wanted to make it larger so went to WalMart and picked up some fabric in colors that went with the kit to enlarge the blocks, for more pinks so I could applique hearts on it, and for borders and backing. However, I soon learned that you should not mix polyester cottons and 100% cottons in the same quilt as the cotton will most likely shrink and the polyester won't. Of course I didn't learn that little tidbit until partway through trying to hand quilt with that fabric (a little difficult to do) and on a larger than queen size quilt. Talk about a struggle! I set it aside and have not done anything else with it and that's been at least 7-8 years ago. Still don't know what to do about it, but I still really like the colors in the quilt.

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    Great Job for your first, keep it coming ..love the pattern and colors

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    wow you did a beautiful job!! would love to see some of your more 'advanced' work!! :)

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    Looks pretty good to me!

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    Excellent, especially the quilting! Love the photo.

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