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Thread: Finished my FIRST quilt.

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    Finished my first quilt project last night. I have never done a binding. Doing the mitered corners wasnt so bad but the part that gave me the hardest time was the finish. I know now to leave myself as much play room as possible. That way I dont have to fight with it so much.

    I wanted to start with a smaller quilt before tackling a large one. Now I have many to do. I thought it best I learn on something for me. That way if I screwed it up, it wasnt something for someone else. There are a few places where you can tell it was my first but all in all I am happy with it.

    I just LOVE quilting. It is a shame I didnt discover this sooner. It is so therapeutic. I am suppose to take 3 doses of pain meds a day. When I am in here quilting, I am able to only take two doses because my mind is occupied I guess.

    I couldnt have done this though without all the help I got online from watching tutorials. What a wonderful thing the internet is to have!
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    Gorgeous! And I know very well what you mean about your meds/pain and being busy doing something you really enjoy - the pleasure of doing something you really love to do overcomes the pain, at least for awhile.

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    Very pretty quilt. You did a great job.

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    Beautiful! It's hard to believe this is your first. Happy quilting.

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    Very nice, may you enjoy all of your future projects. :)

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    You did the Dresden proud. Beautiful job.

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    Very pretty.

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    Wow!

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    It's beautiful! Congratulations and welcome to quilting.
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    Good job on your 1st one.

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    That's your FIRST quilt????? AWESOME job!!!!! Keep at it -- waiting to see your next project!!! :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    love it. i have that fabric

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    This is just beautiful. I've been quilting for about 5 years, and haven't had the courage to tackle something like this. I love it!

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    Mighty impressive ... nothing like starting with a challenge for your first project!! Well Done!!!!!!

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    Feels good, doesn't it?

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    Great job!

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    beautiful you did a great job

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    That's a tough block for a first isn't it? Nice work!

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    Awesome.

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    Beautiful, love the fabrics you used, GREAT job!!! :thumbup: :D :D

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    Beautiful!

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    Beautiful quilt. Nice job. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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    Lovely! What a gorgeous quilt - let alone your first one! WTG!!!

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    Hard to believe that is your first. You did an amazing job!

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    You did a Fantastic job on this quilt! Quilting is a great way to distract from pain; but can also cause more pain. At least with me, I tend to get so involved I forget to move around and then the pain is unbelievable. Thanks for sharing and have a great time quilting many more projects/quilts.

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