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Thread: New Quilter from Melbourne, Australia

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    Hello everyone. I've been waiting until I had something to show you before I introduce myself. I'm a new quilter and have just completed my first big quilt top (big by my standards, anyway.)

    I have previously made a nine patch cot quilt which I stitched in the ditch. That was my first, and it was imperfect in many ways, but will still be good enough for the little guy who's going to receive it as a gift later this year.

    My next quilt top was for a square in a square quilt with floral centres which I'm about to have professionally quilted. That will be a new experience for me. As I go I'm blogging about my experiences at http://quiltthinking.wordpress.com and that's been a fun learning experience.

    Then there's this one, a four patch star quilt top which I finished last night. I'm pretty proud of this one, but still have a lot to learn. I look forward to learning from all of you. One of you posted a picture of a yellow and black carpenter's star a while back and that has been a great source of inspiration. A carpenter's star will most likely be my next project, or maybe the one after that.

    Four Patch Star Quilt Top
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    That is PRETTY doggone good for w newbie, and welcome to the board, enjoy yourself here.

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    That is PRETTY doggone good for w newbie, and welcome to the board, enjoy yourself here.

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    Gald you decided to join us! Welcome from Nebraska.

    Your quilt is beautiful!

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    Hi and welcome. Love your quilt. Great job.

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    Hi and welcome from the sunny state of Florida, USA!!! You did a fantastic job on your first quilt! I love the cornerstones, it really sets off the quilt!

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    Welcome from Colorado,wonderful looking quilt from a new quilter!!!

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    Welcome from Oregon! You're going to love it here!

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    Wow! Terrific for someone who is a 'beginner'. Looks pretty awesome from here. Welcome to a great site, great people, and great ideas.
    From a friendly Canuck!

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    Wonderful job for a new quilter. Welcome from Minnesota.

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    Thank you all so much for your friendly welcome and kind words. I'm being very careful to work within my limitations at this stage. Set in seams or the mariner's compass block at just a dream for me at this stage. I'm hoping I can learn from all the talented quilters on this discussion group.

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    Thank you for your comment Belmer about the cornerstones. I agree that the cornerstones 'work'. And to think that they only came about because I made a miscalculation when I put the boarders together! It just shows you that some things are meant to be :-)

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    Hello and welcome from SW Iowa. What a beautiful quilt. Great job.

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    Very pretty!!! Welcome to the board from Southern California!!!

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    Welcome from Maryland!

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    Welcome from califonia. Your quilt is beautiful, enjoy the board.

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    Welcome from Centennial, Colorado! Beautiful quilt.

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    So glad that you joined us :D:D:D

    WOW!!! Awesome quilt :D:D:D

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    congratulations on your quilt! Fantastic job! Welcome from Northern Queensland! ... Charters Towers :)

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    Very nice! Welcome to the board!

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    I'm fairly new also but enjoy reading and being inspired! I have friends in the Melbourne area. One day I plan to take a long holiday and visit your area! We'll meet for tea and coffee!

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    Hi and welcome from Victoria, Australia. Great quilt.

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    Hello and Welcome from Denver CO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by booklady
    One day I plan to take a long holiday and visit your area! We'll meet for tea and coffee!
    Sounds like a wonderful idea. If you do get to this part of the world make sure you put New Zealand on your itinerary. Both Australia and New Zealand are wonderful destinations.

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    Yes, I have a couple friends there too. That's why I'm planning on a 6-8 week trip. It will take at least that long to see half the country!

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