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Thread: Finally finished my First Quilt! Second one close behind! Woo Hoo!!

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    Finally finished my First Quilt! Second one close behind! Woo Hoo!!

    I have always sewn clothing and all the kids and gkids are too grown up for Grammie's stuff so I have turned to quilts as a creative outlet. My brain is always thinking about the next quilt top!

    This Dutch Doll pattern was passed down from my Grandmother to my Mother, and then to me. I made it for my youngest (and last) Granddaughter. Her name is Isabel, and I named the quilt "Izzy's Dolls". I learned what I don't want to do on other quilts from this one.. ha!

    The Dresden Plate quilt is called "Heather's Violets". It's for my youngest daughter, Heather. I may send this one out for professional quilting, on the fence about it now though.

    I haven't posted much on here but I want to tell ALL of you that you keep me inspired. Looking at the day's pictures is what I do every night before bedtime. The last few years have been the hardest of my life and this place is my safe haven. The kindness and creativity of all of you here is remarkable and I wanted to thank you.

    Now if I can just upload my pictures....
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    Your quilts are lovely. You picked complicated patterns for first quilts and you did a great job.
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    Your quilts are lovely, you do beautiful work!

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    Wow you are on your way. Contratulations!!! You have done a marvelous job.

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    They are beautiful!!!

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    Great job on both!!!

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    They are just beautiful, great job and thank you for sharing
    Have a Blessed day
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    Wow!! Those are fabulous! I couldn't do that good after 300. You should be proud!!!!!
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    WOW - you are a natural quilter!!! With a great sense of color and design.
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    very nice job they are beautiful!!!
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    Both of your quilts are gorgeous! Nobody would ever guess that these were your first quilts. I really, really love the Dutch Girls. Love the way you made the borders and sashing.

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    terrific quilts!!!!
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    I love your quilts, they are both beautiful!
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    Thank you Thank you Thank you for the kind words! I'm anxious to start another top, or four... going to be on a project for 6 weeks though working 12 hour days so may not get anything done until I get back home in May. I'll still be lurking here, admiring everyone's creativity... thank you again!

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    The pattern was just a bonnet, body, and arm... I used iron on bonding to attach to the block, then a satin stitch and decorative stitch to secure and trim the dolls up. I was watching Fons & Porter one day and they showed how to make these triple squares on point and I knew that's how I would incorporate the hot pink fabric so I could use it for the backing. It was a learning experience and I loved every minute until I tried to machine quilt with a patchwork stitch. I had gone too far to rip it out so continued. Most of the puckers are hidden since I washed and dried the quilt though so it's not too sad. Izzy loves it and that's all that matters. Thank you for the nice comment.. becky

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    Very beautiful quilts,your work is so neat.
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    WOW WOW WOW that is all i have to say. Oh yeah AWESOME!!!!!!!!!
    SMILE- it will make everyone wonder what you are up to.
    Stay strong and keep looking up.

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    They are both beautiful. Izzys do;;s is extrra special and she will love it forever

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    Your quilts are so beautiful!!!

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    Beautiful work, they will be family treasures!
    He who cuts his own wood is warmed twice, but she who makes her own quilt is warmed forever - SLR 11/7/2011

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    You really hit the ground running with your first quilts!!! Great job.
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    Your quilts are beautiful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhanke View Post
    Your quilts are lovely, you do beautiful work!
    You took the words right out of my head! Beautiful!
    CHOCOLATE MAKES MY CLOTHES SHRINK.

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    Impressive especially for a first. Great job!
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    Both of your quilts are beautiful!!!
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