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Thread: Mum's first quilt

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    Ok, so it's not entirely finished yet, she has to put the binding on next week, but yeah.
    I think it's pretty darn good for her first quilt. She doesn't sew her lines very straight, or consistantly at 1/4", so her blocks end up off measurement from one another by the end, and we had so fudge a lot of the seams, and try and stretch and press, lol, by the end it was pretty wonky, but it looks ok now that it's quilted.
    I showed her how to do the FMQ, although I did most of the FMQ on the quilt, she'll do it next time all by herself. Plus, my stupid sewing machine decided to slow down and stop entirely like, 5 minutes from the end, so we had to switch to my newer machine.
    Not sure what's wrong with the machine, it had the same problem last year and I brought it in for servicing, thought the problem was fixed and now the first time I use it, it does the same thing :( Basically it slowed down to a complete stop, and the wheel is super stiff when I turn it by hand... it won't even turn when I press the pedal *sigh*

    Ok, so here are the quilts we were working on. Mine is the purple one, hers is the blue/green/pink one. To be honest, I like hers better!

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    close up... had to fudge the seams a bit, but it doesn't show so much now.
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    She did a wonderful job on that. I don't see your quilt, but I love hers.

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    Yeah, my files were huge and took forever to upload!

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    nice quilts

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    Very pretty!

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    They both look great and hurrah for Mum, she did a great job for her first.

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    Both are pretty!

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    Nice job!! Your mom did a terrific job!! That looks like a fun pattern!

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    Baren, I love your quilt and the one your Mom made. Did you make it with jelly roll?
    Please let me know, I would like to give it a try on this one.

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    How neat! Are these tube quilts?

    Your mom did a great job for her first quilt! :thumbup: :thumbup:

    I like both.

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    i think that both quilts are gorgeous! What a lovely way to spend time with your mum :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by youme
    Baren, I love your quilt and the one your Mom made. Did you make it with jelly roll?
    Please let me know, I would like to give it a try on this one.
    Nope, we used 2.5" strips that we cut ourselves, but it would have been much easier to use a jelly roll. I didn't have any, and I have SO much fabric to use up that I couldn't justify buying jelly roll for that.

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    Both are lovely! Are they for the baby? I know you are getting excited! Blessings.

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    Thanks for the info.
    Both quilts are so cute that they can go to your baby soon.

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    :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    I love them both... each is striking in a different way...I give you both :thumbup: :thumbup: Good job!!!

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    They're both wonderful.

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    Two very nice quilts there. Hope you are able find the problem with your machine

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    Very nice!!!

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    i think you both did a wonderful job, both look very nice

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    Both quilts are beautiful! Your Mum did a great job!

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    oops, double post, sorry!

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    Ok, I meant to post this sooner for you all.
    Thanks for all the compliments, no the quilts are not for my baby, as they're too girly and I'm having a boy, but I'm sure we'll find another use for them. I think I will give mine to the firemen to raffle off at one of their fundraisers this summer.


    So my mother finished her quilt tonight. It ended up being a lot less wonky than I had expected, some of the blocks were 1" off from each other, so we had to fuss with several of the blocks.


    BTW, we started another one tonight, and I helped with the cutting and measuring so the seams are more even now, the quilt is going to look sooooo nice! I didn't take any pics, so I don't have a preview for you this week, but I'll show you next week :)
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    I am new and love your quilts and think maybe I could try to make one like it. Where can I get the pattern?

    Thanks!

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5WgTyqB8Pc
    We didn't use jelly rolls though, we just cut 2.5" strips of fabric ourselves.

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