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Thread: awful... first quilt i ever "finished"

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    Your daughter LOVES it....THAT is what makes it beautiful!

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    Congratulations on your new baby! My first quilt looks similar. Its nice when you keep them and have something to go back and look at later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leah Stewart
    It is very wrinkled so that doesn't help to much either! LOL
    It looks like you put lots of love in it, and she got lots of love out of it. That makes it a masterpiece in my book! :thumbup:

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    Congrats! Babies are such fun people! And just like our projects, they grow and get even better with time!

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    You just need to call it our learning curve quit and enjoy it!!

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    I think it's beautiful, you can really see the work that went into it. Sometimes that is lost on the perfect designs, especially on the laymen. Even someone who doesn't know a thing about quilting can see exactly the kind of time you put into it.

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    Congrats on your happy news! Thanks for sharing that and your quilt. You made it with love and your little one loved it, 'nough said.

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    Such a difficult one to pick as your first!!

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    that is what a quilt looks like when it's made with love

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    I teach school and give pretests before we study a unit to see what the kids know. Then the posttest is to see what they learned (and how well I taught it). This is your pretest! What you do now is your posttest ~ you will continue to get better and better. Thanks for sharing.

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    I have to totally agree with this post. That is a really challenging pattern for a first quilt. I'm glad your daughter loved it. now you have a "look how far I've come" quilt!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeslieFrost
    Congratulations on your next big event! It's good to keep those first efforts around, just to keep us humble.

    But the most important line in your message was: My daughter loved it. Yep, she did, she didn't see the mistakes you see now, she just felt the love in it.
    I agree! She loved it and that is all that matters!

    I just had to add though, you picked a really hard pattern for your first quilt and all things considered you did a pretty good job. Can't imagine making a lonestar as my first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charismah
    Hey..don't be so hard on yourself..we all start somewhere! It is well loved...isn't that the point? Good for you!
    This is exactly what I said even before I ready the comments! Incredibly ambitious! I never finished my first one - it's sitting in a box in the basement SOMEWHERE!!! LOL! What would it look like if I finished it?

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    Wow girl it looks like some of mine when I first started as well. It is fixable thought you know..

    Quote Originally Posted by Leah Stewart
    Okay so six years ago I was determinated to make a quilt and I knew no one who knew how to quilt so I set out to teach myself and slowly over the years I have improved, thank God. So, today I just found out I am pregnant with my second child, so I went looking through my daughters old baby stuff! Omg, I found this quilt, she LOVED IT, so I guess that is all that really matters. Looking at it the points do not match, clearly, LOL, it came apart a lot, so I hand stitched, I never quilter it, I had no idea how to so I tacked it with thread. All I can do is laugh, my new baby will have a little different. And I have now made some really nice quilts for my daughter, I just cannot believe how bad this one is. Lmbo. Hope you all get a kick out of it!!!

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    Congratulations on the new baby! That quilt has been well loved and well used. That's all that matters! :D :thumbup:

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    The piecing may not be perfect, but your daughter loved it, and it served its purpose. Got to start somewhere.

    Congrats on the new little bundle of joy. Take care of yourself.

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    Brings back memories, doesn't it ladies? Been there, done that!! I wish I still had my very first one so I could have a good laugh!

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    The beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. I don't think its all that bad. I have one like that too. SO you're not alone. I just laugh at mine and know the next one around will be better. I stretched my blocks and it is a scream.

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    Leah,

    Always hang on to this quilt. It will be a good reminder just how far you have come as a quilter.

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    WOW !!! :lol: :lol:

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    What's not to love??? It is a Care Bear quilt. My daughter would have loved it to pieces.

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    Your 1st quilt has so much love to show in it, and that is all that matters. It was well-used and loved...and to me, that's the point.

    Congratulations on yr upcoming bundle of joy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeslieFrost
    Congratulations on your next big event! It's good to keep those first efforts around, just to keep us humble.

    But the most important line in your message was: My daughter loved it. Yep, she did, she didn't see the mistakes you see now, she just felt the love in it.
    Amen to that. This is what its all about,not perfection. Congratulations on your new arrival, and on your first quilt.

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