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Thread: First attempt at making a patchwork quilt

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    First attempt at making a patchwork quilt

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    I've finished Birdie Box Quilt. I've never made a quilt before. I wanted it to look like the home made patchwork bed throws we had as children, 50 years ago. It probably needs a bit more quilting, but 'Less is more' and I may get carried away and overdo it. Be gentle with me. Top has the larger squares. I patchworked top and bottom. Hides a multitude of sins.
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    i think it looks fantastic for your first quilt and def like one to cuddle under...bravo and keep up the great work

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    It's very pretty. You did a great job!

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    It looks great. You did a good job. I love anything with birds on it.

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    Looks wonderfully snuggly! Great job!
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    It looks great and perfect for snuggling under. Really like the birdhouses.

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    All I saw was that wonderful bird and bird house fabric! I think you did a fantastic job for the first quilt and they say practice makes perfect, so don't stop now and have fun with what you make! I agree that "less is more" when it comes to quilting and did the same thing on my first few. I'm just now beginning to get a bit more adventurous after nearly a year with lots of practicing on sandwich scraps.
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    very nice!!!!
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    I love your fabrics and the unusual pattern of blocks. Nice job.

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    It looks great and you did a good job. Hope there are many more to come

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    Congratulations on your first quilt. I made me smile just to look at it...it's just so cheerful !!! Keep up the good work !! ... PS...i lived in Yaxley near Peterborough for 4 years....RAF Alconbury....still miss it.
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    Looks great to me, wouldn't mind snuggling under it, good job
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    Congratulations on a job well done. Looking forward to seeing more of your lovely creations.

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    Great first quilt! My first quilt is still unfinished in a closet for the past 40+ years! Just too painful to look at much less put the binding on.
    Nikki in MO

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    Hey, you're off to a great start, I like it. Good color choices.

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    Very pretty. More or less quilting is up to you. You are off to a great start, just keep making them.
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    Yeah for you. May you make many more
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    You did a fantastic job.

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    You are ambitious for your 1st project... way to go! What comes next?

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    Love it! I agree that the less quilting the cozier the quilt, but just make sure that you have followed the minimum quilting distance for the batting (wadding) that you have used. Should be on the package or the shop owner should be able to tell you.
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    congrats on a fine finish to your first quilt
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    That is SO cute! What a great job!

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    I just want to say "Thank you" to everyone for all your kind comments on my 'Birdie House Quilt'. I have learned so much by reading this site and looking at the very beautiful quilts you all produce. I am so fired up and am going to make some more quilts, this time for my grandchildren. Meanwhile, I shall practice more of the quilting. It makes a change from my usual knitting, crocheting and normal dressmaking and repairs.Thank you so much and you have given me much more confidence.

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    Love the blue fabric-Great job of piecing your first quilt! Thanks for posting you work!

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    Just terrific, great job and thank you for sharing
    Have a Blessed day
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