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Thread: Hi from South Texas! (I've gotten myself into a mess already!)

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    Smile Hi from South Texas! (I've gotten myself into a mess already!)

    Hi there everyone! I'm so excited to join the group! I've been doing some quilting research the last couple weeks and everything keeps coming back here, so I figured I'd better join.

    Over the last 5-7 years I've taught myself to sew. Well actually, I think it was already in me since my grandma and mom are pretty amazing at it already. I usually make little things for my best friends kids, or clothes here and there for me. Well, then I decided I wanted to start making quilts. For Christmas last year I made 4 small (52x64") quilts for people gifts. They were the jellyroll strip quilts, and they came out amazing. I think it was a good introduction to quilting.

    Then I had this crazy idea to make a quilt for my sister and her future husband for their wedding gift. Crazy? Probably. Then she told my mom that she loved this Lockwood pattern (http://www.keepsakequilting.com/productdetail/6107.htm#) and I decided that I would make it. Really crazy, right?! So now I'm working on that and I only have two weeks to get it to the quilter or else it won't be done in time for the wedding. Wish me luck!

    And, here's a few pictures of what I've made so far.
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Size:  59.5 KBfirst block of the starburst quilt

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Size:  86.6 KBjellyroll strip quilt from batiks

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Size:  154.5 KBjellyroll quilt from animal prints
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    Looks great!
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    Wow,you are doing a fantastic job. I love your quilts. Thank you for sharing.

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    You are doing a fantantic job. Keep up the good work. Great quilts.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    Welcome to the board, and great quilts!!
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    I love the way you put the colors together

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    ​Welcome from Ontario, Canada. Well you picked a fairly hard pattern to do with a time crunch. Your first Diamond looks outstanding! If you can get the center done, you can always appliqué it onto a full size front and send it to the longarmer.

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    Welcome from Minnesota and happy quilting
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    Thank you everyone! I've got 13 diamond blocks done, only 19 more, and 32 more square ones. I'm hoping to get all the diamonds done this weekend and the squares done by Wednesday. (they're much easier!) Here's the center, so far:
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    Welcome to the board. Your quilt for your sister is going to be beautiful.
    "He who masters the grey everyday is a hero."
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    Welcome from Michigan! Your sister's quilt is going to be awesome!

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    Welcome to the board from the friendly State of Alabama. You do beautiful work.

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    Well it looks to me like you are on a roll ~ keep up the good work and welcome from Adrian, MI

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    love your quilts -- keep at your new project!! -- welcome from se TX
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    Oh my goodness look at all that beautiful work. No wonder you jumped right in. Your sister is very lucky. Welcome from the board from North Carolina. Glad you are here.

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    Beautiful quilts! Love the wedding one ~ you are well on your way. Keep us posted on your progress....Welcome from Louisiana

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    Welcome 27th planet...(your name is very interesting), So glad you joined us. Wow! for just starting off quilting you are doing an amazing job. Can't wait to see what you will be doing in a few more years. It is very addictive. This is the best quilting site. You will find out so many interesting things, make new friends and learn so much. Thanks again for posting pictures. Look forward to reading more of your posts. Welcome!
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    Good gravy that wedding quilt is going to be beautiful! Welcome from cold and snow-less KY!

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    Hello, welcome from Oklahoma!
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    Wow!!!! Beautiful! Don forget to post a picture of it when is done. I can't wait.
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    Best of luck to you...and welcome aboard....

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    Welcome for S CA. Your work looks beautiful!

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    Welcome from Kansas..

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    Hello and welcome from northern California!
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    Beautiful work. Welcome from NE Ohio.

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