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Thread: First quilt with all solids

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    First quilt with all solids

    This is the first quilt I've done with all solids. I wanted to do something a bit more masculine for my adult stepson, and this is what I came up with. I pieced and quilted it with my Brother PQ1500S. This is the third quilt I've finished, so I think I have to stop calling myself a new quilter now, even though I still feel very inexperienced. I have so much to learn!

    Oh, by the way, the quilt pattern in the rectangles is the free motion swirl, which I learned from Angela Walters in her Craftsy class, Free Motion Quilting in Negative Space. So many great ideas! Loved it! I did all free motion squirrels and, if you look closely, you'll see one free motion squirrel. Scott loves squirrels, so I had to throw one in there. Thanks for looking!
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    With beautiful quilting like that your a pro.
    Love the quilt and quilting.
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    It looks to me like you're learning very fast. I love your quilt.

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    Thank you so much! Just don't look too closely. LOL I don't quite have the rhythm down yet, so the stitches definitely aren't even. Also, on the next quilt, I won't use variegated thread. I thought it would look cool on the back, but it's sort of disconcerting to see the thread when it's dark and then not see it when it goes light. Next time, I'll match the backing fabric more closely so all you see is texture.
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    Beautiful quilt & I'm sure he will love it. It doesn't look like only your third quilt! Great job!

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    love your quilt and the quilting is great!!! i want to make a solid quilt someday

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    Great job!
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    I like the solids, they do make a great man quilt. You quilting is very good also. Thanks for sharing your wonderful quilt with us.
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    looks great.....good job

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    I love this!!!

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    Thank you so much, everyone! If anyone's interested in making this, it's really easy. I didn't have a pattern. There are four sizes of rectangles and one square.

    6.5x2.5 inch
    6.5x4.5 inch
    4.5x2.5 inch
    2.5x2.5 inch

    You need the same number of each size, and all in a mix of colors. Then just mix and match.
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    very nice perfect for a man good job!!!!
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    Great quilt and quilting and I do see your squirrel!

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    You've done a great job. Didn't find the squirrel though. My eyesight isn't as good as it once was.
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    That's kool. Haven't thought about doing a solid quilt but I really like the way you have done this. Your quilting is super. Sometimes I have a problem doing a crooked line. BrendaK
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    It looks wonderful. Including the squirrels was such a sweet idea. The solids look great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by #1piecemaker View Post
    You've done a great job. Didn't find the squirrel though. My eyesight isn't as good as it once was.
    The squirrel is in the third picture (the close-up), in the large, dark rectangle. Just one squirrel in the whole quilt. I'm not going to tell him about it; I'm just going to see if he notices it.
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    Very pretty quilt and quilting. I like the solids.
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    That is a beautiful quilt. I love all the different colors. Solids are becoming very popular now. I have all boys and they prefer solids. You are certainly more than a beginner.

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    what a great quilt.I have been thinking about all solids and your is inspiration
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    Good job. You're right to stop calling yourself a newbie quilter. Just enjoy the process. We all learn something on every quilt we make.

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    you should name it "find the squirrel". very nice!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by carolynjo View Post
    Good job. You're right to stop calling yourself a newbie quilter. Just enjoy the process. We all learn something on every quilt we make.
    Next up... applique! First time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan View Post
    you should name it "find the squirrel". very nice!!
    I loooooooove that!!!! I might just have to do that, but not tell him that's the name for a few weeks. That's hysterical!
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    nicely done
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