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Thread: my first project is started!!!!

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    The barn wall hanging with pix of my family is in the works....

    I am finding it challenging as I describe myself as a quilter w/ ADHD.....

    Here is what we have so far



    I know the silo is a bit crooked but am telling myself that's what makes it mine! :shock:
    I have learned that I should use pins if I want things to line up....and it hurts to stab yourself with the seam ripper... :roll:

    Thanks for peeking....




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    http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL14/.../325544264.jpg

    ya gotta hit the url button, type the pic info and then hit the url button again. here ya go!! it's very nice by the way--welcome again!!

    guess you figured it out quicker then I could reply!!

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    Hey!!! You're doing a great job!! Keep on updating us with pics ok??

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    thanks...I will add to this post as I add to it lol...I promised my little guy that we wold build a pirate ship now since he played nicely while I had some quilting time :)

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    Ahhh I wanna help build a pirate ship!!! Yo ho ho and a bottle of root beer!!! Where's my eye patch when I need it!

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    Keep up the good work. Can't wait to see more.

    Kyia

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    How did the pirate ship turn out. I bet that was fun! Nice block.

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    Lookin' good! I see you're a lot more adventerous than I - my skies are 'one color'.

    What size is the picture in the barn door?

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    You are certainly adventurous for your first project!!! I think the picture of you in the barn door is great. Keep up the good work

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    You are certainly adventurous for your first project!!!
    That's what I said! :wink: Angie mentioned to me--in our many emails--that she was
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    it--and I told her, ever so gently, (right drivin'?) that many patterns--this one in particular--needs a bit of presicion. :lol:

    I think she should try crumb squares next--Ang--you will love those. :D Except she doesn't have enough fabric yet.... well--for a few squares....

    But--on with the barn quilt! Are you planning on making wall hangings, or a quilt?

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    Not bad for your first project. :wink: Keep up the good work.

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    Very cute! Your doin' great! The first quilts I made were machine applique baby quilts, then my first pieced quilt was a double wedding ring, So after that everything else has been a piece of cake! You get this done and you got "er whupped!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mgshaw
    Very cute! Your doin' great! The first quilts I made were machine applique baby quilts, then my first pieced quilt was a double wedding ring, So after that everything else has been a piece of cake! You get this done and you got "er whupped!!!
    lol. I think you're right 'cause I think I'm going through the same thing. My very first quilt was just a simple Nine Patch (with "filler blocks" in-between) baby quilt. Then I moved right into this big denim quilt (oh my God, that thing was heavy!) and that one turned out nice and I still had some sanity left. So I'm working on the Tsunami quilt right now and its surprisingly easier than I thought...I think everything's become a piece of cake after that big ol' denim quilt.

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    Cool! I like the way you put the pic in the doorway.

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    thanks everyone...Although I have worn a path from my kitchen table to the computer to email Karla for help-I am having a good time.

    I had to choose this project since Karla wouldn't make me one LOL :lol:

    The picture is about 3.5" which ended up being a bit big...thanks to Karla's fearless guidance I added a deeper seam.....and it fixed it.

    Oh and the pirate ship turned out great!

    Angie

    today I tackle trees after I feed the horses and run.....

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    I have to say...I was going to give the latest barn one to Angie--but then she mentioned making one. I laughed and kept it going to my niece-- it's so much more fun for her to have HER horse in there rather than mine. :wink:

    I love your bravery and perseverance!! Awesome qualities. :D

    Hey--does that tie in the the training donkeys thing? :lol:

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    Very nice and who cares if your barn leans a bit since it survived a MAJOR storm. Great job.

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    WOW! great job on your first project so far. Cant wait to see more pics :) I dont think I could attempt that one.

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    Thats great, keep up the good work :D

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    That is so cute and I am sure the wind has blown the silo to the side!! I also think it is a hard 1st project and it looks just great.

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    Wish me luck- I am trying the trees this am.....pix later today :)

    Angie

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    That is so cute! Just tell everyone it is an Iowa silo - we've had so many storms this year, everything is leaning :lol:

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    You're doing great! Karla must have sent you her great quilting vibes! Keep going!

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    that is so cool. I like the pic. It adds a great touch. your doing a great job. keep it up. Can't wait to see more pics on this....

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    ok...here is the update for today....

    I made 3 trees w/ Karla's help and advice LOL then I ended up attaching a tree block to the left, a tree block to the barn and decided where I want the other 2 pix to go.....

    I probably wont get to work on it for 2 days since we are putting on a deck....but stay tuned on Friday LOL



    Angie

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