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Thread: First big quilt done! Learning all the way

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    First big quilt done! Learning all the way

    I hope my story can motivate brand new quilters to keep trying!
    This is where my quilting story began
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    and this is the final result.
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    I worked on it for the last 5 or 6 years on and off, but more intensively in the last year. It started because of orphan blocks, and it kept growing on me. I had no idea where I was going so I did not know how much fabric I needed to buy of course. I wanted to use what I had on hands, bits and pieces so it has a scrappy look also...
    To keep learning, I thought that a one color backing was a lost for my learning experience, therefore I made it a reversible quilt, why not, for a first.... everything goes... loll
    Came the time of making the binding, I decided to practice what I had learned on a sample project six years ago and I made a two-color binding
    I started hand quilting it 6 months ago. I used washable crayola fine point markers as I read here on the board and to my great satisfaction, it all washed away .... I had my doubt of course because this quilt is a “first” in many aspects for me!
    I am very proud of my achievement and I must admit that I am kind of tired of seeing it. I don’t know if my husband is being nice or sincere or proud of me or all of the above,.... but he could not wait to use it on our bed, where it stands right now. What is nice about this quilt is that we use it alternatively on one side than on the other side, every other day.... loll
    Just in case you ask....!
    Yes........ I have another one (smaller though) all pieced, reversible and I will be sandwiching it soon.... and I’ll post pics. It probably won’t take 6 years but a few months for sure as I want to enjoy summer for now and do outdoors activities.
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    It is fantastic! You should be very proud of yourself! You managed a lot of not so beginner techniques in this quilt and pulled it off perfectly! Congratulations!
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    That is awesome

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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn View Post
    It is fantastic! You should be very proud of yourself! You managed a lot of not so beginner techniques in this quilt and pulled it off perfectly! Congratulations!
    i heartily echo these sentiments
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    thank you very much! such a learning process, easier at the end than at the beginning... I guess I have the patience to learn once I am motivated!

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    beautiful!! isn't learning as you go fun?

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    Holy Moly....Wow... I'm not even that good and have been quilting for awhile now......great big thumbs up for sure......great job.....

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    Very nice! Congratulations on a job well finished!

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    It is awesome for a first time. I would like to make a reversible quilt.

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    Simply awsome!!!
    What a great job you did.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    Well done! It's a great quilt.

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    For a first time quilt, you hit it out of the ball park

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    Love your design. Wonderful for a first quilt or for a 50th quilt.
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    You did a terrific job. I will admit that even after 40 years of quilting my piecing is not be nearly as good as yours. Your quilting looks great also. Maybe I should come and take some lessons from you.
    Trying to sew, quilt or read everyday.

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    What a beautiful quilt and what an undertaking for your first quilt. You have some difficult blocks in there. Great job!
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    OK, there's just one word for this - WOW! :-)

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    Thank you for sharing this darling quilt!

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    You did a fantastic job! Wonderful quilt.

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    It looks great!

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    You did a wonderful job. It's beautiful and I love the border!
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    Outstanding!! Great job.
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    It is wonderful. Not only did you "pass" beginner's class, you can graduate to the accelerated class. WOW!

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    That is a beauty!! Congrats for sticking with it, you did a GREAT job!!
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    Very well done and it is truly beautiful!!!
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    Wow, for a beginner or really experienced quilter this is great. Well done I hope I might be half as good soneday.
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