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    Big Moment!

    About to start piecing my first ever bed size quilt, a gift for my niece! Wish me luck, she may be sleeping under a quilt the size of a placemat if things don't go as planned, LOL. I have only done a table runner and a small QAYG baby quilt. Hope I am not biting off more than I can chew!


    You have to start somewhere right. Here are the fabrics I am using.Name:  yellow black.jpg
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    Good luck! Beautiful fabrics!

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    Oh, looks to be really good lookin' fabric. You'll do good.

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    Good luck with it! Are you using a pattern?

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    I am using a pattern I found on Pinterest. Very similar to a pattern I purchased to used with just slight differences. Just out in my 1/4 piecing foot and ready to go! Lots of first for me, I have spent a lot of time here reading and decided to brave it.

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    ummmmm I do hope that you have more fabric yardage than that or it will be a really really small bed quilt. like for a baby doll.
    when life gets you down go and talk with a little kid. They will help you work out even the worst problems with their simple logic.

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    I was not sure what color of thread to use for piecing, I am going with a pale ivory/yellow color. What do you think?

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    really beautiful fabrics!!!
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    Yes I have 5 of these fat quarter packs and some additional yardage. I have not fully decided on backing yet, but I have a piece I am trying on for size, LOL. Seeing how it grows on me as I quilt.

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    You are off to a great start with your fabric choices. Keep us posted on your progress.

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    Good Luck, the fabric choices are amazing. Love them.
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    Ohhh, the fabric is pretty so how can you go wrong! Go ahead, dive in, you'll be fine!
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    You so have no problem staying motivated with such gorgeous fabrics.

    Good luck, have fun and be sure to share your finished quilt top ( we are a greedy lot - we also love to see WIPs)

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    I used that precise fabric to make a baby quilt and loved the results. Quilting thread color is fine. Most people use tan or light gray for most piecing. Have fun.

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    Beautiful fabrics!!! You will do just fine!!!!

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    The fabrics are gorgeous. Don't forget to post a picture when you are done!!

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    Thanks for the votes of confidence! I completed piecing one row of blocks, calling it a night. Love it so far. I work 10 hour days and 5am gets here early. But tomorrow night, I will be right back here stitching away and watching American Idol!

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    Beautiful fabrics! You can do it..just take it one step at a time...Everyone has to start somewhere!! Jusdt keep us posted on your progress, and remember the QB members are great sources for ideas and help along the way

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    Great fabric.

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    You can do this.

    I have passed this fabric up several times, but always reluctantly!

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    Bedsize aren't harder just take longer, you will do just fine, one of my first quilts was bedsize

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    Think of it as making several runners and sewing them together. That way it's not so overwhelming to think about. Good luck!

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    I love those fabrics!
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    You'll do fine. Love the fabrics.

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    Have fun, and enjoy it..

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