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    I feel like shouting for joy!

    As a few of you may know, I'm a newbie to quilting. I've yet to make my first quilt. Well today my MIL came over, brought me tons of fabric - scraps and larger pieces - as well as tools (rotary, cutting mat, ironing board, etc). She showed me how to piece together the rail fence (is it rail fence or fence rail?).

    Together we ironed, measured, cut, sewed and pressed about 10 parts for the rail fence (they weren't whole blocks, haven't got that far yet...I'm talking about sewing three strips together to form a fourth of a block).

    She left a little while ago and I did nine more. I ran out of fabric to do anymore, but as it stands I've got either a nice little wall hanging-to-be or maybe a lap quilt-to-be.

    So I said all of that to say that I'm SO excited about quilting! What a thrill I got when things began to make sense, and how much more exciting when I figured out I could do it on my own! This all may sound silly, but I think you all will understand. Can't wait for DH to get home so I can gush about how awesome this day has been!!

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    :-D :-D :-D

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    Woo Hoo!!! :D:D:D

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    Way to go!!!! You are hooked now...LOL

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    It's not silly at all. I still remember making my first quilt and the way it made me feel to see what I was creating. I still get the feeling. I'm so happy for you. Do you have more fabric coming? If not I would be happy to share some of my fat quarters with you. Send me a PM.

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    dont ever lose this exuberance, its wonderful to see.

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    Thanks all!! :D

    I have more fabric, littlehud, I just ran out of one of the three I was using for the strips. She gave me about 2.5 plastic grocery bags full of fabric so I'll be set for awhile - but I surely appreciate the offer. :)

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    How wonderful, especially the time spent with the MIL, and what a great thing for her to bring you the fabric. Enjoy, and treasure the time you have.

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    Glad you got over the case of nerves you had this morning and were able to enjoy your first quilting experience.

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    Woo Hoo!! Now you have proven to yourself that you can do it!!! Have fun and keep up the good work!

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    Congrats on the beginnings of a new and wonderful addiction. Drag everyone you can into it and never let anyone stage an intervention!

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    Welcome to the beginning of your stash - may it only grow from this stsge. Isn't quilting deliciously addictive! Enjoy!

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    I am sew happy for you. What a great day you have had.

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    LOL...I think it is great and a good indication of how valuable this QB is for us all..you have already made 55 posts and "have yet to make a quilt"...WOW!

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    That is a wonderful gift!! Welcome to quilting!

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    Congrats!! Another quilter HOOKED!!!!

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    I am so happy you and your MIL had such a neat day, and like others have said. You are hooked now....Enjoy, I had sewed for years but not quilting...Made wedding gowns etc. But the joy of making that first swap block and feeling like I did good, was awesome....now I am working on my first real quilt...so much fun...and it is because of the great people on this board...thanks all of you who take time to comment, encourage, send fabric, things of inspriation, thank you

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    I am excited for you. I still feel the thrill when I start or finish a piece.

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    I've been quilting and making special things for most of my life (now 76, but don't tell). Still find the quilt room my refuge from all of life's trials. A wonderful place to go and think your own thoughts, make up your own patterns, make special gifts for those you love. One year we lost a grandson, a son, and a great grandson. It was a horrible year and I found solace in my sewing and quilting. A place to go and grieve, to remember the special times with each of those we lost, and to just love those that are still with us through soft quilts and special gifts. You will never regret the time you spend sewing and quilting. Enjoy! Enjoy!

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    I am excited for you! Yahooooooooo

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    Sounds like you got bit. tee hee Welcome to the quilting world. something tells me you'll never run out of fabric again. tee hee

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    Awww, you are all so sweet and kind. :) I have already learned much from reading about everyone's experiences, questions, etc.

    I'll post some pics in the picture category. :)

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    I'm glad you had a great sewing experience. Quarter inch seam is probably the most important thing you need to master. Once I could do those seams I could make any quilt I wanted.

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    The day you had --- well, it just warms my heart and makes me smile!

    I love the thrill of being a little nervous about starting a new project - then the pride of being able to conquer something I thought would be tough - then the satisfaction of the finished project is just heaven. But the highest-high is gifting that quilt to a loved one who appreciates the effort you put into something just for them! Happy Quilting! :D :D

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    I love to see how happy you are. Keep up the good work! You are hooked now too! LOL

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