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Thread: Frist attempt at a quilt

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    Junior Member JeannieBobbin's Avatar
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    I have sewn for many years but never tried my hand at quilting. I've read these boards and watched many youtube.com tutorials and decided on this beginner block "continuous stairs" . Then I tried with a few scraps for the border. Should I hand quilt first as a beginner or machine quilt or does it matter ? :?:
    I am already addicted and thinking about another quilt.

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    Only one seam to line up
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    possible border. What do you think?
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    Nice

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    Hi and welcome to the board from Iowa. This is a lovely first quilt. You did a fantastic job. Thank you for sharing.

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    This is gorgeous! The proposed border is practically perfect for this top.
    Definitely keep up the good work. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
    Can't wait to see what else you create!

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    Very striking! You're hooked now! Thanks for sharing!

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    WOW, this is so striking! What a fantastic quilt top! Your first quilt?! Hard to believe...this is great! Looking forward to your next ones...you're a natural!

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    Congrats on your first quilt-she looks great!

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    I like the way your border looks. The black sort of frames the quilt and the zig zag adds interest to the quilt. Neat pattern and great job for a first quilt.
    As for hand quilting. I did the same for my first quilts.
    Question what will the quilt be used for? If you save your hand quilting for "forever" quilts and tie or machine quilt the ones that are more utility quilts.
    I have enjoyed both worlds hand and machine.
    Enjoy!

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    You did really great for your first quilt!

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    Thanks for the praise and I should have mentioned all the other quilts you see in my picture were hand cut and hand sewn quilts by my mother in law.

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    It is a stunning quilt top. For a large quilt, tie, handquilt, or qive to a longarmer.

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    awesome. it is beautiful. this board is the most wonderful bunch of inspirational men and women. I am so encouraged to continue to find time to plug away at my second attempt. I am about an eighth of the way done with piecing and wish I could call out sick so I could sew all day!

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    So glad you've joined. Love your 1st quilt. It has visual interesr. The border really works with it!!!!

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    Beautiful! and welcome to the ADDICTION

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    Well done, and I like you border, it will have a retro look.

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    Your quilt top is beautiful. I would agree with the other members - if you want it done quicker, then machine quilt. It will take a longer time to hand quilt it. then post a picture for us!!

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    I can't believe this was your first quilt. It's georgious! The border is perfect. As far as quilting it do what you are comfortable with.

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    Beautiful, you sure are a natural, perfect border choice.I only machine quilt on either a Juki TL98QE or Baby Loc Jane. I just finished quilting a large quilt. I have quilted lots of them, nothing fancy, just a large Stipple or meandering.
    Yes, you should just keep making quilts.

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    Lovely quilt! Keep up the good work and be sure to post pictures! :thumbup:

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    You are a born quilter. Great quilt.

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    Very nice!

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    I think you have done a wonderful job on your first
    quilt!!! The border you are showing will make the
    quilt even more beautiful. The quilting can be done
    by machine. I would do a stitch in the ditch on this.

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    Very, very pretty! You did a great job.

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    I think your first quilt is stunning and agree with choice of border. As to quilting once finished I am in same dilema or wil be when creation is finished lol

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    Congratulations! It looks great!

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