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Thread: I did it!

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    Ok, I got myself a new machine, so I could sew properly (Husqvarna Sapphire for quilting), and a book to learn how to do this. Here's the result from my first attempt. DDs each want a specific Mariner's Compass quilt, so I should be busy. I'm pretty proud of myself with the success of my first attempt. It'll end up a quilted cushion cover for my livingroom.
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    That looks great Rb!! Well done, did you paper piece it?

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    Beautiful!

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    That looks great!

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    Oh!!! I love it, the colors are great!!! You can make me one too!

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    Wow that is totally awesome looking!!!! Great Job!!!!

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    You quiilt is beautiful. How do you like you new machine? I'm in the market...

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    Yes, you did it and you did a great job. It looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

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    You did a great job. Love your color selection.

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    WOW .. you did good!

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    Thanks, everyone! I really surprised myself with this. I guess I had myself convinced it would be too hard, but it was so easy (with the book). The book I bought with the instructions on this type of paper piecing, and the compass basics and patterns is Judy Mathiesonís Marinerís Compass Quilts: Setting a New Course. Itís two of her quilts that my daughters saw and want for their rooms.

    Izy, yes, I paper pieced, using freezer paper, and Judyís slightly different way. Instead of sewing through the paper, you fold it back at the perforated line and sew against the edge of the paper. Itís soooo easy.

    Harmony, I absolutely LOOOOVE my new machine. Itís a Husqvarna Sapphire 870 Quilt, with apparently the largest opening without moving into the actual quilting machine. It comes with 183? stitches, with umpteen feet, and a buttonholer that is one touch, all automatic, meaning you set the fabric, and the machine stops when the button hole is done. You donít do a thing. Thatís a good thing Ďcause I can sew clothes like thereís no tomorrow, but canít do a button hole to save my life. :oops:

    Iím glad you all like my colours. I was really limited, as my stash is still quite tiny. My youngest has a better eye for colour, and had to help a bit.

    :mrgreen:

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    Wonderful job, it look Great

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    Wow :!: :!: :!: :!: That is fantastic. Great job. :) :) :) Pam W.

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    That is just gorgeous. I love the colors and how they complement and showcase each other! Nice job!

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    WOW!
    Very nice!

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    Beautiful, I love your colors and you did an excellent job on the piecing! You DID it and you DID it well! :D

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    Beautiful!! :)

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    All I can say is WOW that is a great piece!!! Your first attempt?!?! I can't wait to see what you do when you're a pro!!! :thumbup:

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    Beautiful job. I too love the colours!Just read about the paper piecing with freezer paper and not sewing through. Will try my next project with that method--will save a lot of time when it comes to not having to remove the paper!!

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    It looks perfect. Very nice.

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    You shuld be VEEEEERY proud of yourself. Great job!!!

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    Fantabulous! I like the stitch-next-to-the-freezer-paper-fold method too!

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    RB it is stunning!!!! I just love your colour choices!!!

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    WOW!! You did a great job, give yourself a BIG pat on the back. Like the colors. New machines are great aren't they? Becky from PA

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    A great job! Love the colors too. Enjoy your new machine and keep us posted on your projects...it looks great!

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