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Thread: My fabshophop Celebration Sampler Quilt Top

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    I finished the Celebration Sampler today. I started piecing the blocks after I found them all in June and began working on the remainder when they published the finishing instructions in July. This is my first completed quilt top. There are parts that I love about it (the center) and parts I'm not so crazy about (mainly a couple of color combinations).

    I had to make some changes...the blocks were supposed to measure 9 1/2 inches but mine turned out to be slightly larger than 9 inches. The outside border was supposed to be two rows of alternating fabrics...but since my measurements were off, the finished size was off and I spent some time trying to figure out how to alter the size of the squares in the border before I decided to just give up on the original and just do a 4 inch border of the blue floral fabric.

    I think it might have been a little ambitious for my first quilt top (I have started a couple of others by hand but bought a new machine in April - Janome DC2010 and was excited to use it).

    I will hand quilt this top (also new to me). I ordered a hoop today and am SO excited to get it.

    Also, I found out today that I am one of the second prize winners for June at fabshophop! It was only my 2nd month of hopping, too!
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    Beautiful

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    Very nice.

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    Great job! Congratulations!!

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    beautiful congrats and thanks for sharing

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    You really got it going on. Good for you.

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    Thanks everyone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Granna of 5
    You really got it going on. Good for you.
    What she said! :thumbup:

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    Love it

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    GORGEOPUS LOVE ALL THE COLORS NICE JOB

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    That looks great! I love your fabrics. I sure hope I can start this one soon but I made a deal with myself...no more starts until I get some of my dang WIPs done!
    Maureen

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    very pretty. Quite a job for your first quilt!

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    So beautiful and colorful.

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    Really like this quilt top! The colors are bright and cheery, and there are so many pretty squares to feast your eyes.....

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    Very nice! And congrats on the fabshophop win :)

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    Great job! I love it.

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    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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    That is beautiful..great job and love those colors.

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    Ugh...after reading all of the posts, I was looking at my quilt picture on here again...and noticed a mistake GLARING at me.

    I guess there's nothing I can do about it now??

    Must keep telling myself: first quilt...it can only get better, first quilt...it can only get better...

    Thanks for listening :)
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    You are awesome!!!!!

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    Well, after 2 tries with the seam ripper, I won! Luckily that spot was a small square and I was able to rotate it. Thanks to my encouraging husband who said "You can fix that." The first attempt left it...exactly how I had it before. Grr....hubby said "Call it a night." Nope, I was gonna be done with this top tonight and I am.

    Please don't tell me there are any more! :)

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    Good for you winning second prize! I did that in my first shop hop a couple of years ago! It was a GREAT incentive to keep in the game.
    Give me fabric, hook me for life!

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    Beautiful

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    Great job!

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    Very beautiful. Your colour choices are fabulous for this quilt. Great job for first quilt( I never would have guessed it was your first). Congratulations on winning.

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