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Thread: Allies first project

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    This is our friends daughter, Allie, who wanted to learn to sew something. I found this great pattern which was large squares with appliquéd petals on it.

    We spent one day and went to the local quilt shop, where she picked out some FQs. She did all of the cutting, placement and sewing on the front (I made it into a pillow sham for her). She even did all of the edge stitching on each of the petals - she chose a different decorative stitch for each set of petals!

    She was so pleased - it looks fantastic for a first project.

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    Allie and her project
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    Great job! Way to go!!

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    Looks like she is hooked!

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    Wow! She's a natural! That is one beautiful first project! You are a terrific teacher.

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    wow! what a fantastic job!

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    great project! It looks like she had a lot of fun!

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    That's wonderful! She did a fantastic job!! (And she's cute as a button!)

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    She did a spectacular job. A very talented young lady with an excellent teacher!

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    Great JOB that is beautiful small quilt . I would be so proud if I were her. She seems to be a natural. She may the next famous quilt artist. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    It most certainly DOES look great for any project...not just a first one! Tell her :thumbup:

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    Allie - great job - I too have a granddaughter who is learning to quilt.
    Keep up the good work and hope to see more of your work.

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    What a great pattern, colors and job ! Tell her we all are so proud of her :lol: Keep up the great work, and what a way to requit a quilting buddy :wink:
    Sharon

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    Thanks all for all the great comments! I have sent her a link to the post so hopefully she will read all your wonderful compliments!

    I have to say that she is a great young lady who is very artistic and very talented. The LQS ladies and I gave her some pointers on what to choose but the choice of fabrics was all hers. She also had played around making gifts for her two brothers at Christmas on her Mom's old machine, so the actual sewing went very smoothly. The decorative stitching went slowly (who amongst us can not say that!) , but each petal got easier for her.

    All I did was give directions - it was all her project. :-)

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    eparys, good for you, to do this
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    Allie: I have a granddaughter who is five, and I am going to show her your picture. I want her to know, that this is the kind of project she can work up to. Your an inspiration to others already. Great quilt, and you are a very talented young lady! :D

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    I am so amazed! She did a great job!

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    Wonderful job. Look how happy she looks.

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    Good Job Allie :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: This is very pretty, she did wonderful on her sewing. She should be very proud of her project :D :D :D

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    Allie is a natural. Great job!

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    Wow she did a great job. WTG!!!!

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    Oh I LOVE her first project, did Allie hand stitch around the applique, it looks fantastic!! :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izy
    Oh I LOVE her first project, did Allie hand stitch around the applique, it looks fantastic!! :D
    Thanks - but No - it is not hand stitched but machine stitched. We wanted to get it done. :wink: .

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    What a great looking project! Looks like she knows what she is doing already!

    Way to go Allie!! Now you can show off your talent!

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    Looks like you've got a protege' in the making nice work ladies.

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    Allie,

    Great Job on this one. I will be looking for your next.

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    Allie is a lovely girl, and she did a great job on her project. I love when the younger ones get interested in learning to sew and make quilts. Good job Allie!

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