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Thread: Each quilt a learning experience

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    What I learned on this quilt:
    1.) that I shouldn't use lightish gray thread (as I automatically do) on a dark pieced quilt because after it is quilted, sometimes the thread shows.
    2.) that I shouldn't just buy any type of backing fabric (bought from Hancock's (not the Paducah one) but it FADED terribly on the first washing and I should have not used it at that point),
    3.) I also learned how important this design was to use 1/4 inch seams to make sure each block matched up perfectly with such a strong color combination.
    Life is good when you learn something with every new quilt!
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    very pretty!

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    I think it looks pretty neat to me

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    WOW! That's terrific. Happy Quilting!

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    Nice quilt ... I like the design as well as your colours.
    What would the pattern name be?

    Yes, we learn as we go ... and need to remember the lessons.

    I just finished binding a quilt .... my lesson learned?

    Listen to my gut and ♥!!

    When deciding on the outside border, my gut instinct was to go narrower. Yet both the LAQ and LQS said wider.
    They're the pros ... and I followed their thoughts, being that they both went wider.

    I really like the quilt, though I think I'd be even happier if I'd trusted my gut! Lesson Learned!! :)

    (and yes, yes, pictures will be coming ... first I have another quilt to bind and I'll be posting them together.)

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    glad you learned. the quilt is still very pretty!

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    From a distance, like in the picture, those small seam issues aren't apparent. It is still beautiful. I doubt any quilt is perfect, especially in the eyes of the maker.

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    Nice design and beautiful colors! I learn something new with each quilt too.

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    I agree with the accurate 1/4" seams, I just finished a top with two shades of Tone on tone fabrics and a white background. The dark blue paired with the white just screams if the seams don't match. I know there a couple of spots that show where there are 3 are four hst that meet, but I finally just finished it. We all keep learning, but it isn't it wonderful to be finished.

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    This was an internet class through Quilt University - celtic design, where you design your own...however I went simple with the sample design provided. I am happy with it, especially that each quilt I do is something I wanted to try, and wanted to learn. I enjoy the Quilt University classes. Thank you for your feedback.

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    I have the same philosophy. Every quilt I make is a little harder or has a different technique for me to practice. Your quilt is pretty!!

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    I love the pink and brown combo.

    Is that a gazebo setting? Fits the quilt well. ;-)

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    I love how it turned out. Very nice

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    Very Nice & I really like that pattern!

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    lovely quilt, I like it
    but, I hear ya about learning on each quilt.

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    That pattern is awesome, and the colors are truly amazing.

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    I think it is a very pretty quilt. Right now I'm doing a baby quilt that is sure teaching me a few things. And it is a simple baby quilt! It's been one of those days of ripping seams out and nothing lining up correctly. Then my machine starts acting up. I cleaned the bobbin case, changed bobbins & rethreaded both the bobbin & the needle. Still was having problems with the machine jamming up. Ugh! Wouldn't you know it...the new needle I had put in to start this quilt has a slight bend. I'm so thankful that it was not the machine itself.

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    Your quilt is beautiful. And I learn something on each project - even it if is the same thing over and over!!!!

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    This is a very nice quilt and that is how we learn by doing!

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    It does look great. Yes I learn from each quilt too. If I make an error, I remember for the next time. If I accidentally get it right, the next time I probably will goof it up

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    It's a very pretty quilt!

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    WOW! It looks great!
    Nice job!

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    That is one of the great things about quilting--you learn with every new project.

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    I love it! And the quilting is a fabulous design.

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    Pretty. Like the colors.

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