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Thread: I'm So Excited!

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    I know all you "seasoned" quilters will not think this is much, but I just made my very first block!!! No...not quilt...block. This is all new to me and I am thrilled to get started. One of my goals was to learn to quilt and I have started...Jan 2! Yay! I made some half square triangles and put them together and I also made a hexagon flower...you know, like the Grandmother's Flower Garden. I love hand work and someone had given me a little kit. I decided now was the time! I can hardly wait for tomorrow to do more!

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    I'm not laughing. I was right where you are just a few months ago. These folks coached me through some UGLY practice blocks and gave me great tips. I'm still not up to the level of most of the rest, but I am half way through quilt #3. :)

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    I love your excitement. Makes me get excited all over again. Isn't it fun to create. Keep it up.

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    WooHoo!!!! :D:D:D
    I think we all can remember the excitement of out first blocks :D:D:D I can't wait to see what you are working on!!!

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    I remember how excited I was with my first block. It was an Ohio Star block and I thought it was wonderful. My next block was "Sister's Choice". I have to admit that I love making those two blocks.

    Enjoy!!! :thumbup:

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    I think that it is great that you are so excited!!!!!! Keep hold of that feeling. Before long you will have a lot more first along the way!

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    Just keep going and don't be afraid to try new things. Can't wait to see pictures of your work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paintbrushbrown
    I know all you "seasoned" quilters will not think this is much, but I just made my very first block!!!
    of course it's MUCH!!!

    if there could be only one most exciting thing for "seasoned" quilters, it would be sharing the joy with brand new quilters. :-)

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    Yaaaa for you. Would love to see pictures. :thumbup: :-D

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    :thumbup: you go girl!!!! I remember mine! Take a picture and hang is proudly!

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    Keep going girl. I'm so excited for you as we all remember that first block. Have a wonderful New Year and more blocks.

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    Congrats!! Some day I should post a photo of my first quilt (I just had to mend it for my 19 year old daughter who loves it.). It's, um, UGLY and so poorly put together. It's going to need a lot more mending. When I see the firsts on this forum they are so so so so far ahead of my first.

    Quilting will enchance your life--so go make another one. :-D

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    I remember that feeling!! How great it is, and it is a BIG thing. :-D
    Keep on going, and when you get that first row done, you will be crowing!!!!
    So happy for you, and welcome to the world of addicted quilters. There is no cure, and we will enable you as much as we can! :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    Quote Originally Posted by Paintbrushbrown
    I know all you "seasoned" quilters will not think this is much, but I just made my very first block!!!
    of course it's MUCH!!!

    if there could be only one most exciting thing for "seasoned" quilters, it would be sharing the joy with brand new quilters. :-)
    What a perfect reply,Patrice. Paintbrushbrown - take a picture of it and share it!! Congratulations!!

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    WooHoo!!! Way to go Marilyn!

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    i can feel your excitement. i think your hooked kiddo :-D :-D :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Sounds like you're on a roll. You'll have your first quilt done in no time. Don't forget to show pictures.

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    I still get excited when I see a pieced block come together the way it is supposed to look. I guess I have learned some tricks to help me on here and other places.

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    It is a pretty amazing moment when you realize.. Hey! I can do this!!! Congratulations!!! It is unfortunately a disorder in which you will find you need to do more.. and more and.. well it doesnt go away it only gets worse over time. I have it, everyone here has it and the longer you spend time here the firmer hold it will get on you. Luckily its not fattening at all or I would be in serious trouble. Show us a picture!!! and keep up the good work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paintbrushbrown
    I know all you "seasoned" quilters will not think this is much, but I just made my very first block!!! No...not quilt...block. This is all new to me and I am thrilled to get started. One of my goals was to learn to quilt and I have started...Jan 2! Yay! I made some half square triangles and put them together and I also made a hexagon flower...you know, like the Grandmother's Flower Garden. I love hand work and someone had given me a little kit. I decided now was the time! I can hardly wait for tomorrow to do more!
    Well Congrats. We all started that way, keep it up. You are on your way to making a quilt.

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    Pictures!! We love pictures! And it's this quilting thing fun?

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    Good for you! After making many quilts (but can't consider myself 'seasoned') I still get a thrill with the first block made for a new quilt. May you always experience that joy!

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    Congrats!! You are on your way!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paintbrushbrown
    I know all you "seasoned" quilters will not think this is much, but I just made my very first block!!!
    Are you kidding? I still get excited when my block is the right size or when I try a new block and it turns out. I sew get what you are saying. Just one word of warning - you have just started the first step on your road to a fabulous hobby that some may call an addiction. lol


    Proud of you! Keep up the good work.

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    I remember my first quilt block!! Oh my gosh....it was like a miracle and a huge epiphany!!! I can CREATE!!! WOW!!! It was an amazing day!!!

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