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Thread: Started my 1st quilt this weekend!

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    I got all the rows done, just have to sew then together. I'm a little concerned because they are not really even. Not sure if I should attempt to straighten the line or if it will just work out in the end. :? Should have thought about that sooner, I guess. But I think it turned out pretty good for a first time.

    I had a couple oopies where I sewed the wrong sides together. Luckily, I had enough extra fabric to recut the pieces. The stitches I used were too small to undo. It would have taken me all day just to do that. :lol:

    Below is the pic. I still have to trim the in between pieces, but you get the jist of it.

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    I like your choice of colors and the placement of them. It gives a good sense of movement.

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    Very good work. Like the colors and pattern. Keep up the good work.

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    Looks like you've done a fantastic job! I really love all those blues!

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    Very Pretty! You should be very proud of this quilt! :D :D :D

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    Love your quilt. Blue is my favorite color and the yellow complements it so well. Keep up the great work.

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    Well done moonhoney....your colour choices are beautiful :D

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    Great job. Love the colors!!

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    moonhoney, i think you did good. love the colors. don't worry overmuch about the oopies. we all have them.

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    Thats a beauty, moonhoney, you did a great job. Love the colors.

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    I love it. Do you need my addy to mail it to :?: :D

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    It looks great! I can't wait to see the finished product.

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    Great colors! You did a fabulous job! How are you going to quilt it?

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    Thanks all! I'm really excited now. I was a bit discouraged last nite. The cutting took forever and when I realized I sewed a few pieces wrong, I called it a nite. I felt like a failure.

    But I woke up this morning with a new sense of excitement and couldn't wait to get started on it again.

    The BF has already requested that I make a denim quilt for him out of his old jeans (I swear the man has saved all his jeans going back to when he was in HS!)

    Now i have to figure out how to rearrange my office/craft room so that I can put in a sewing table. Or at the very least, get a case for it. Pulling the machine in and out of the box everytime I want to sew is tedious. I want to do a little sewing now since the kids are in bed, but it's too much of a hassle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harmony
    How are you going to quilt it?
    Um, I have no idea. :shock: I thought about maybe just outlining the pieces, but am not sure. i haven't gotten that far in my Quilting Basics book. :lol:

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    Love the blue and yellow. Good job.

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    I look back on my first quilts and I didn't have a clue - but I was happy with what I had accomplished. That't what this is about. We learn as we go and we have fun on the way. Just enjoy. I've only been quilting about 3 yrs and wish I had the time to do this for the last 50 yrs. enjoy!

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    I wouldn't worry about any mistakes you might find in your quilt. Everybody but one on this board has made mistakes sewing their quilts. That one person... well, he's special.

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    It looks fine. Take your time, it will all work out.

    tim (I thought I made a mistake once, but I was wrong) in san jose

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    It looks great! And believe all but one thing Tim says! 8) :lol:

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    Very nice! Love the color combinations. Welcome to the addiction known as "Quilting" !

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    That came out great, its very pretty a good pattern to start. I made one jean quilt and it will probably be my last. It is heavy and very hard to work on so don't let it discourage you. Your off to a great start :D

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    A lovely first quilt! Make more!

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    I love that pattern. Blue is my favorite color, and the yellow gives it just enough life to be interesting. I just did one sort of similar for my new granddaughter. Pictures of her and the quilt should be up soon.

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    Love the blues and yellows! Great first quilt.

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    Rats, hit a button..
    Second attempt.

    First quilts are for learning. Enjoy the colors you work with, the idea you finished a project, the comfort it gives while snuggling. Don't beat up yourself if the corners do not match perfectly ! The craft is a tough one. While working on a project it is similar to looking at an elephant with a magnifying glass !! Stand back, breath and pretend you have never seen the project before ! You will enjoy your job so much better !!

    Congratulations !!
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