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Thread: I finally finished something!!

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    Senior Member dixie_fried's Avatar
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    I finally finished something!!

    I'm a great starter...not so great at finishing things!! I decided that I would make my best friend a quilt for Christmas. I knew what I wanted to make (Pinterest has my head full of ideas), and had the yardage to make it before Thanksgiving. I sat down and forced myself to actually MAKE it this morning. I was surprised at how quickly I got it done (2.5 hours!!) once I made up my mind. So, here it is...without the binding. I'm kind of proud since this is the first thing I have machine quilted myself. (It's supposed to look like a carved tree on one side, tree bark on the reverse...)
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    How simple and beautiful. From the heart. Your friend will treasure it

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    I really like this one!!! Thanks for sharing. I just may make one sometime myself!!!

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    You can't see in the photo, but, I embroidered our initials in the heart. Cheesy, but, sentimental. Thanks for looking!

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    Really well done!

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    Love it! It's different and very nice

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    Only 2.5 hours !!!! beautiful

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    that is wonderful! and doesn't it inspire you when you get something done? i am always (motivated) once i start finishing things up!
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    thanks, everyone!
    i agree...finishing something definitely inspires me to get more done! i'm glad to have this (my biggest holiday project) out of the way so that i can get my other gifts done now--maybe with time to spare! LOL

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    A very special gift!!! Sew very pretty!!
    You know if your a quilter when you cleanup your sewing room and your family thinks your moving out!! Author U/K Sue

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    Unique, interesting and well done. You really achieved your goal with the quilting. Going to try to learn more about quilting with my machine after Christmas.
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    Awesome! Love it!
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    I described machine quilting today as "squid wrestling". When I finished this smallish throw, I felt like I had wrestled a squid. I was nervous and tense...that made it worse. Hopefully, as I get a little more experience, that will get better!!

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    That is beautiful

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    What a lovely gift for a friend, your quilt is charming.

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    Well done! Simple and beautiful. I like your quilting design.
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    Starting and finishing is the best feeling in the world
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    Such a special gift for her! Kudos for finishing it up!
    Be a blessing to others, as you may entertain angels unaware!

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    thanks for all the kind words! i think she will love it and i will update with her reaction after the holidays!

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    Stunning. A true work of art. Galary quality.

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    Very pretty, good for you to finish something, just keep going.
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    i like cheesy. they make the best presents. =) My daughter drew a picture of us from when I was giving her her very first kiss in the hospital. She showed it to me and I burst out in tears. =) One of my most treasured possessions.
    A bed without a Quilt is like a Sky without Stars..Sew On!

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    I like it and I can't believe it only took you 2.5 hrs!

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    My husband is a wood carver so when I say this, please know I mean it.....I recognized it immediately! You did a great job. And no you can't have my board name "GreatStarter" LOL.

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    Congratulations! So simple, yet so beautiful. I know your friend will enjoy it.

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