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Thread: I did it! First quilt top finished! And I Love It!

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    I did it! First quilt top finished! And I Love It!

    I finally found sometime to sew and I was determined to complete this quilt top. I just finsihed moments ago. First thing you have to do it post it on here Right! I really like how it turned out. Of course there are more than a few newbie boo boos, but who's counting.
    I am giving it to my niece for college. I am thinking about sending it out to be quilted, I have never quilted anything other than a QAYG strip baby quilt and table topper. Since this is a gift, I want it to look nice. I would try it I think if it was for me. It is twin size, I have no idea how much it will cost to be quilted, never priced it before in my area. Although if you have any ideas of a simple way to quilt this please share, I might be brave enough to try if it is not too hard.
    Thanks for looking and any advice is appreciated.
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    Love it! Great job!!

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    Love your quilt and you did a great job of piecing it. Welcome to the quilting world, your life will never be the same!!!

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    Beautiful, great Job

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    You could do a diagonal cross hatch type of quilting. Fairly easy to do even on small machines with a walking foot.

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    i love the colors of your quilt. great job. thanks for posting your gem.

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    This looks fabulous! How many different fabrics did you use? Love it!
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    Love it!! I would outline quilt it...or you can stitch in ditch. I don't know much about sending it out to quilt,because I hand quilt everything I do, because of the price.

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    You did a fabulous job! Love the colors!!!

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    Great quilt, love the colors. I send my quilts to charismah on QB. She will give you an estimate. I think this one would be great to machine quilt yourself. I would do the squares 1/4" away from the seam. It would make the center square pop.
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    Thanks y'all. Raynhamquilter, I used 11 fabrics counting the sashing.
    I am practicing on a quilt sandwich right now, not feeling very confident about quilting it yet. I just talked to a lady who does machine quilting and she said she can do it for approximately $50.00 to $75.00 depending on the pattern I choose. I really would like to do it myself, but I have never quilted one, nor do I know how to baste a quilt for quilting. I have read on here about how to do it, but when it omes to doing it, nope never done it and not sure where to start. So for that price I think I will let her do it. I will do the next one. Unless I gain a lot of confidence this afternoon. I sure don't want to mess this quilt up.

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    Beautiful quilt. I would stitch in a ditch.

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    Looks great

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    Great job! It's an awesome feeling when you finish that very first one!
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    Its a beautiful quilt, great colors!!!!! Maybe a huge stippling pattern would be nice, stitch in the ditch is good, stippling is just prettier to me. I dont have alot of experience myself, Ive done both on a quilt with blocks too.

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    it's a great quilt!! love your colors too.

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    Great job! I'm not confident enough to quilt my own stuff either. I send it out so it's easier on my nerves!
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    Lovely! I'm making a string quilt right now with the very same fabrics. I love them! Congratulations!

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    Your quilt is beautiful ~ you did a great job on it! Good luck with getting it quilted - whether you decide to have it done or give it a try yourself!

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    Congratulations! Awesome job even if it is your first. I'm sure there will be many more.
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    Love the colors. I just finished ones with those colors and I can wait to get it back from the quilter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grandma Bonnie View Post
    Your quilt is beautiful ~ you did a great job on it! Good luck with getting it quilted - whether you decide to have it done or give it a try yourself!
    Ditto. Welcome from Northern California. You did a super job on this quilt. Love everything about it. You should be very proud of yourself. I am proud of you. Can't wait to see the next one. BrendaK
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    Love this!

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    Congrats, it's very pretty and she will love it!!
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    I love it, great job!!


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