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Thread: I did it! I finished my very first quilt!

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    Senior Member krysti's Avatar
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    I did it! I finished my very first quilt!

    From the piecing to the binding; it is now complete! I know it is not nearly as elaborate or beautiful as many of the first quilts I see posted here. I also know it is nowhere close to perfect (which is why I made it for the 5 year old cuz he wouldn't notice). Anyway, here it is. I wanted to thank all of you who helped me along the way when I posted questions here--This forum ROCKS!!! When I told my little guy his quilt was finished; he got so happy, took it from me and told me Miss Krysti, you did a GREAT job! (I am his stepmommy). So between hearing that and as you can see from the 3rd pic; makes it all worthwhile! Now, on to the ladybug quilt for the 7 year old girl; then maybe I'll have the guts to try something a little harder for my other girls. Ty for looking and again THANK YOU to all those on the board who helped me along the way!




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    Looks like you did a great job on your first quilt and he sure is happy so thats all that really counts. Nothing like a child loving our quilts to be sure. He is for sure a heart melter, those eyes, and that smile tells it all.
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    Great job and adorable model!
    Have a happy day,

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    Great Job ! And you are correct that third pic says it all - and that is why we do what we do Can't wait to see the next one
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    good for you, don't worry there are 3 kinds of quilters, art quilters (amazing), elaborate quilters (wonderful)), cuddle under quilters (Like me) You did a great job, all that matters to me is that the quilt is loved and USED
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    Don't sell yourself short!! A great job!! You should have seen my first quilt!! I can really see how much he loves it too!! Keep up the great work and keep us up tio date on your progress!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by patski View Post
    good for you, don't worry there are 3 kinds of quilters, art quilters (amazing), elaborate quilters (wonderful)), cuddle under quilters (Like me) You did a great job, all that matters to me is that the quilt is loved and USED
    I love the cuddle unders!!! Nothing is more loved than something like a quilt that gives comfort!!

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    His eyes say it all! Great job and a wonderful memory to boot!

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    Congrat's; GREAT job! Welcome to the quilting world. This is wonderful community!
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    Now there's a very happy new quilt owner! Great job!!!!
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    Congratulations! That smile in the 3rd picture says it all.

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    Wonderful quilt AND wonderful smile!! You did good!!

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    Great job!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    How sweet is that , you did a perfect quilt and from the smile on his face he agrees!!!

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    Not all of us are destined to be making quilts really elaborate. I only make simple quilts that I can put together and give them away. Everyone seems to love them as much as I love making them. You did a great job on this quilt and you can tell by the smile on his face.

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    This quilt will be loved for many years. I Love that last picture and it sure does bring back memories. Thanks for sharing

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    The quilt looks great! I hope you enjoyed the process of making the quilt.....that's what important!

    And you look like you have a very satisfied customer!

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    Lovely! Nice work.

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    This is great! The seams match, the quilting lines are straight, you quilted in the borders -- You did a wonderful job! Keep going -- have fun!
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    Just look at his face!!!! Says everything you need to know about the quilt!!!!

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    Looks like somebody is thrilled with your quilt. You did a super great job and I love the fabrics you chose.
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    Yes Miss Krysti it is a great quilt. What a gorgeous little boy....It seems like you are getting along fine...I have three beautiful stepsons, they bring me as much joy and love as my own two. Happy quilting and show us what you decide on for the girls.

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    That came out great.. Now you need to kick butt, and start on the next one, and the other.. Think you are hooked

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    How exciting for you. You are hooked now!! The model is priceless.
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    You know your quilt is a success when you see that smile! Great work on your first quilt.
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