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Thread: Finally got my first quilt top finished

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    Finally got my first quilt top finished

    Ever since I joined the board and showed off my t-shirt quilt, I've been waiting to show everyone my first real quilt top. Thanks to the encouragement of some very kind quilting angels on this board, I was motivated to keep plugging away. I made this top using part of a jelly roll I found for 1/2 off at Tuesday Morning and combined it with a white on white floral and matching white on green floral I found on sale at Joanns. I used a tube quilt tutorial from Missouri Quilt Co as a guide. The finished size is approx 50 x 60 inches. I have it hanging on the wall for now -- not sure what to do next. Thinking of taking it to a local LAQ as I don't think I'm ready to try to tackle the rest although very interested in trying. I may practice a bit more and wait until after the holidays to try my hand at a simple pattern. Anyway, thanks again to the kind words while getting started.
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    Really cute. I love the bright colors
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    Practice several different types of quilting then decide what you can do to make this look great! Even some simple echo quilting would make this pop!! You can do it!!
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    Good job! What a happy quilt
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    Very cute. Love the way you used the blues and greens. Nice.

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    Very nice job--cute!!

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    So pretty - love how you used the green. Great job.

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    The colors are so great! I didn't know they sold jelly rolls and charm packs at Tuesday Morning. Now I have to go there even more often. This is really nice!

    Speaking as an almost total newbie (just finished my first quilt), I have to tell you, hand-quilting was much easier than I thought it would be, and I loved it! It was rough going for the first night as I learned how to move my hand to get the rocking motion, but after that, it went very steadily. You might love it as much as I did, but you'll never know unless you try!
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    I LOVE those fabrics! You have done a beautiful job on this quilt
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    This is really fun and festive. I love the bright fabrics used here and you did a great job creating fun in this quilt. Nice job. Thank you for sharing.
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    You did a great job! It's a fun quilt.

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    Thats a quilt that just makes me want to smile! The colors are really stunning!

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    Delightful!! You made good choices with those fabrics.

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    Nice work! I think that's the same jelly roll I picked up at Tuesday Morning. I like what you did with yours. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    Cute fabric, cheerful and bright quilt. Thanks for sharing.
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    Bright colors, great layout. . love it! Keep up the good work!!
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    Very nice!!!!
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    What a beautiful, cheerful quilt!
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    love the bright colors

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    Great job. Love the bright colors.

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    Oh, it is so cheerful!

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    Your doing great so far, lovely quilt, so cheerful. I say you jump right in and spray baste and quilt. For your first it turned out wonderful, looks like you have a natural talent I'm sure you wont be disappointed with your own quilting. Do your research of course. Good luck! Waiting on the final product!

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    Great colors and pattern!
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    Its very cute and your seams look perfect.
    thanks for sharing with us.
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    Very Cute!

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