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Thread: My very first quilt top

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    Junior Member auntshamaine's Avatar
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    Here are some pix of my very first quilt. It is in purples, not sure that the pix really show the actual colors to their best.

    I am hand piecing this sampler to be my Mothers Day gift to my mom as a wall hanging.

    I have no idea how I am going to quilt it now that it is time to start that part. Any ideas or opinions?

    Keep in mind that it is my first time and I will learning on this. Also, what looks good on a sampler when all the blocks are different? Is there a good technique for samplers?

    thanks for the help,
    Tracy
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    Before I started I had no idea where fabrics would go or what they would do. I learned a very good lesson right off the bat when my squares had the same color as my sashing and they seem to disappear like in the flying geese block.

    I now have read lots about planning ahead and drawing up plans first and can see why....

    Lesson # 1 Learned.

    Tracy

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    very nice,Good Job. Are you going to hand quilt too? I am not much help on the quilting design, thats where I always stall. But Mom will love no matter what you do on it!!!!

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    Yes, will hand quilt. I really have no idea how to begin with my machine any way. Learning one little thing at a time.

    thanks for the thought that Mama will love it.....It will be the most personal gift she has gotten since I stopped making take home crafts about 30 years ago.....LOL

    Tracy

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    Hi Tracy, oh your quilt is so beautiful! Your mom will love it any way you do it for sure. My handquilting isnt good, have only done a little, but i like stitching in the ditch around the patterns, and in large areas like triangles and stuff, some echo lines would be nice and easy too. I like stitching in the ditch, because it makes the quilt pattern stand out so much more. Mayber on your borders you could do hearts or something? But very pretty :)

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    I LOVE all the purple :)

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    I think it is beautiful! I love the fabric.

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    That's really pretty! You're doing a great job. Gotta love purple!!

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    Very nice! :) Can't wait to see how you decide to quilt it. :)

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    You did a beautiful job. When I first started hand quilting I did a lot of outline quilting 1/4 inch from the seam. Then I got adventurous and started doing other shapes in squares and things like that.

    Come to think of it, that's still pretty much how I do it!

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