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Thread: Finished my first quilt - part 2

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    Member crystaltx's Avatar
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    I just posted my progress on my first 'big' quilt last night, and you guys gave me so much motivation that I finished the top (worked on it till 2am) and got the borders on it today. What an experience! And I still have the actual quilting/binding/backing to do...wish I lived near one of you that loves to do just those parts =) I am also posting some pix from the process. Thank you for the incredibly encouraging words on here, I don't think I would have worked on it so much if it hadn't been for that. I also stopped pinning every little triangle, I figured out that I could do most of the blocks without pinning until I got it to a very large piece. It barely fits on my living room floor, and the biggest sheet I had wasn't quite big enough. Not sure how I am going to lay out the backing but I'll cross that bridge when I get there.

    Just a note - this is not my design. It is Joann's quilt of the month, it is a package that comes with the fabric you need, and instructions on how to make the blocks and other pieces. I figured that would be a great way to learn, and it was! But the creativity points go to the original quilt designer!

    Some of the blocks
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    More blocks
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    First time doing applique on this block
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    Sewing that colored outline square was a little tricky.
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    My 'pile of leaves' :)
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    Great job, well done!!!!

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    Crystal - it's beautiful!!!! You've picked a really pretty mix of fabrics and must have had a good eye for how they would go together because at first glance some of us would think they wouldn't "play together" well. but they do!!! Hope you enjoyed the process - and glad the Board provided encouragement.

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    very nice

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    wow...I like it alot

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    I love it!!! What a beautiful job you did on it!! :) :)

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    It might be your first but I bet it won't be your last!
    Great job.

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    Crystaltx, The pile of leaves is gorgeous. You're a pro!!!

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    Very creative!! I love the layout. Beautiful.

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    this looks so nice!!!!!
    beautiful colours!!!! :thumbup:

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    Fantastic. You did a great job. Can't wait to see it when it's finished.

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    You have a good eye for color - it is a beautiful top!

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    Wonderful quilt. Love those soft colors.

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    Beautiful job!!!

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    Beautiful quilt!!! Want my address? hehe

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    Oh how beautiful

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    Oh my, it's beautiful. Looks like you put alot of work into it!

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    Very impressive for a first!

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    Thank you friends! There are so many things I thought I really messed up while making it, and I was worried all the times I was off by 1/8" on my seams that it would show up as several inches of gap in the end, but it all came together just fine...I can't believe it.

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    Way to go!!!! Great job...you sure this is your first:):)

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    Beautiful

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    Very nice...........

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    Wow! what a big project for a first quilt. It looks amazing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrannyW5
    Very creative!! I love the layout. Beautiful.
    I agree.

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    very pretty!

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