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Thread: First quilt... kinda

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    First quilt... kinda

    This is the first quilt I've ever finished myself! The binding is the first binding I've ever attempted. It's not very good, but it wasn't as hard as I thought. I didn't have enough, so I used other fabric on the corners. And it's too wide. Other than that, I am pleased with how it turned out. I've had the top for a while and haven't really liked it. The greens don't match and it had green borders on it. I took the borders off and replaced it with something with some color. I am not sure if I like it either, but it matches well. I started at 10:00 this morning and finished around 8:30 tonight with laundry and meals interrupting.
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    You can have any design you want. As long as it's loops!

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    Very sweet. You did a great job.
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    Well, I think it is very pretty. Don't be so hard on yourself. Barny

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    you did an outstanding job.

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    That's very pretty. Isn't it a shame how laundry and meals interrupt what's important?

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    It's a very fine beginning. Look at any tree or garden and you will see a variety of greens mixed together in nature.

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    It looks great, you should be pleased! Your binding can be any size you like, no quilt police here.

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    The feeling of completion- isn't it great Looks good
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    It's very pretty!!!

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    Very pretty. We are our own worst critics. Don't be so hard on yourself you did a really good job.
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    You're all too kind!
    I washed it last night and found out why you don't want a wide binding! I'm going to have to sew it down again.
    You can have any design you want. As long as it's loops!

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    I like it!

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    very pretty, you did a great job

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    I think it's doggone pretty!
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    I think you did a terrific job! Nothing wrong with the binding!!

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    Great job.
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    It's very nice! Congratulations on your finish!

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    you did good!!!

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    it is very pretty

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    You did a great job on your first and the contrast is what makes it work.
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    Thanks everyone! I am going to put some FMQ in the white blocks. I wanted to get the "real" quilting out of the way and see how much time I had for FMQ. Since I'm giving it to my dad, I think I'll make a stencil of a screw driver/hammer or something like that.
    I also need to add some quilting in the sunflower-border. The binding, because it's so wide, kind of flops around and needs to be stitched down more. No big deal. It was 4 inches wide; it was the border that I cut off. When it was time to attach it, I forgot everything I knew about binding.
    You can have any design you want. As long as it's loops!

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    Looks PRETTY DARN GOOD TO ME!!!! Great job......
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    I was expecting something quite different. This is very nice, you are being too critical on your quilting. Now that you have made such a lovely quilt, start another.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wanabee Quiltin View Post
    I was expecting something quite different. This is very nice, you are being too critical on your quilting. Now that you have made such a lovely quilt, start another.
    Start another?! I have several started! I need to finish 3 or 5 of them!
    You can have any design you want. As long as it's loops!

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    Great job! Doesn't it feel good to be finished?
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