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Thread: My very first quilt

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    Senior Member Sharon - NC's Avatar
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    This was supposed to be a practice piece .. I picked my least favorite fabric that was in my small stash and started hand piecing nine-patches. My daughter saw and fell in love with it and asked me (repeatedly, because I kept saying NO) ... to make her a full sized quilt with it. I did, and I ended up really liking it once I added the black and white to it. It's hand pieced and hand quilted.

    The buttons are from my grandmother's button collection that I inherited when she died. As a side note, I've had the buttons for about 25 years, but when going through them for this project I found her diamond engagement ring and a beautiful locket with a diamond in it and pics of my great-grands - I guess she figured the buttons were a good place to hide "the goods"!

    I quilted it to fleece rather than using batting and cotton, because I wanted it to be something soft and warm and USED. The fleece was a bit slippery and I had to pin it and repin it several times, but I like the way it turned out. I did mostly stitch in the ditch, with some diagonals here and there.

    Notice my "inspector" in my avatar :-) She was so jealous of the quilt because usually SHE is in my lap if I sit down to watch TV, and she was replaced by the quilt for weeks.

    Don't know why the pic turned out so small.
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    Some of my grandmother's buttons.
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    Super Member thequilterslink's Avatar
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    that is lovely, enjoyed the button story too. I am sure dd loves it.

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    Nice quilt, and way cool about the treasures found in the buttons!!

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    "Ugly" fabrics can sometimes turn out the prettiest quilts.
    Great job!

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    What a beauty! and hand pieced/stitched too? yikkes! your Daughter has a good eye! I would of wanted it too!

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    What a lovely quilt and story. Your daughter will have a wonderful quilt with a great story about the buttons used on it. Would like to see a pic of your button collection. What a thrill it must have been to find those treasures!!

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    Beautiful quilt. Love it. You can tell that it was made with lots of love.

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    I love your quilt and what treasures both with the quilt and the find in the buttons!!!

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    I love it! I think it turned out great, and the addition of the buttons is wonderful!

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    Oh, what a lovely tale, and beautiful quilt! What a precious heirloom!

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