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    Senior Member justme's Avatar
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    Hi all, it's "justme" ...I have been looking around the site for a month or two now... dicided to join in chats and on the boards. I have to say all the postings here have really given me inspiration to us my imagination and keep on quilting. Have only been quilting for a year now, but I am hooked. My husband could not understand the love of fabrics and quilts until I was with him in the tool dept of our local hardware store. He was looking and touching all these tools that he wanted or had, with this look in his eyes, he now understands the idea of more fabric and just have to have.... I can't wait to see new pictures posted and all the ideas and colors. I am glad I found this site!!!!! Here are a few of my pictures of my first quilts. Red and Black one was my vey first!!!!
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    Welcome!
    You do beautiful work.
    I just made a turquoise and brown quilt with the same fabric you used.
    I made it a sampler of 12 different blocks.
    This site is very addictive and so informative.

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    Hi justme and welcome. Everyone here is great for helping in anyway we can. Love your quilts, the motorcycle one is very nice. Is that you and your hubby in one of the pictures on the quilt? Looking forward to seeing more of your work. Yes i can understand how its so addicting to buy more fabrics and just can't seem to have enough. Always new patterns to try out or something wonderful to create for yourself or for someone special. I'm still learning myself, some days when i have troubles i ask myself why did I pick such a hard hobby. Then when i finally figure out what i need to do in a project and see how its turning out , i'm happy again and back to the store lol.... I love just walking in a fabric shop and even just walking around and checking out the wonderful colors of fabrics and then of course i have to buy something. Keep posting your wonderful work. :D

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    Hi Denise
    The pictures of motorcycles are friends of ours. That was a gift to them for all the wondeful things that they did for our chapter. It was a challenge but I accomplished what I wanted. And thank you all for your comments, they are greatfully appreciated!

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    I especially love the baby quilt, it just caught my eye........great work on all. and a big welcome :D :D :D

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    You do just lovely work! Each of them are just so individual and different. The red and blacks really lend themselves well to all of the pics and the the blues with the chocolates---just yummy! Welcome to you. I find that this is a very inspiring place to be.....

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    Your quilts look great! Love the brown & aqua! :)

    I'm pretty new around here myself, but am so pleased at what a positive atmosphere this has turned out to be. So nice to meet ya! :)

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    They are excellent.. I can not tell you are a "Newbie" :lol:

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    Great work!! Welcome aboard--this is a great place. I have learned lots
    since I joined. Everyone is so helpful.

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    Isn't this a wonderful addiction?!? Your quilts are beautiful. And I agree with you, this is the BEST bunch of quilters for all there help and encouragement.
    Keep on Quilting!
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    :D I could spend hours just looking and studying all the pictures. I have read so many posts, my head is spinning. There is such a weath of informtion here I can't believe it. I don't think that we could find all this info in a book... I have to thank everyone for their kind words and the welcome in which I feel I received!

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    Your quilts are lovely. For a 'newbie" it looks like you are doing really well. The "addiction" seems to be contagous.

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    Beautiful work, and what a nice thank you to that couple from your chapter!

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    Very nice! What kind of quilting is on the brown and blue one? I'm a beginner also but having trouble with the hand quilting :cry:. Yours is so smooth, mine is full of wrinkles!

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    Justme:
    Welcome. Glad you joined us.

    I'm amazed at your quilt work...a memory quilt as one of the first! Wow..I can't wait to see what else you can do to dazzle us.

    As Ruth said, the baby quilt really caught my eye, too. Love your choice of fabric and colors. Good job.

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    Your quilts are wonderful! I love your fabrics! You do very precise work for a beginner. I'm impressed! Make more!

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    Thank youfor your kind words The blue and brown one is quilted with the stitch in the ditch. I made that quilt to donate and everyone that saw it wanted it. My son wants one made for his bed. He thought it looked relaxing. I just need to find that fabric once again! :(

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    Glad you're joining us! It really is a great place, and lots of info. Post LOTS of pictures (my favorite part!)

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    :D that's my favorite part too!!! there are so many excellent ideas, color choices, it just shows that I have to thinkout of the box.

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    what is the pattern? It looks like " yellow brick road"

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    GJ... That's the pattern. I had a lot of fun with that one. I am in the process of using the same pattern with red, white and black fabrics. Not sure if I like the red it, but thats why I have a seam ripper. :lol:

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    I am working on the same one with reds, greens, and golds.

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    Sorry, I didn't finish. Mine has checks, dots and flowers. I hope its not to much. Mostly the colors are a dark rich color but I put the golds in to add some highlights.

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    Hi Justme!!
    You do beautiful work!! are you part of a goldwing road riders group? an old boss of mine from a quilt shop I worked in years ago are big into that. she and her hubby have a nice fancy motorcycle and they ride it every chance they get!

    I have to agree with you, I have been here just over a month on this site and I am amazed at the talent of the people here. I get inspiration from them every day!

    Cheers
    Andrea

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    Hi Andrea,

    Thank you for your kind words. YES! We are part of the GoldWing Road Riders Association! My husband and I are very involved with the association and we have ridin our bike on every vacation for last 5 years. We have gone as far as Yellow Stone Park on the bike. It's a blast! Hoping one day to go to Cal. on the bike.







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