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Thread: My first ever quilt.

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    Well, here it is, lumps and all!!

    It's not perfect, but it's done. I can't afford the quilting so i attempted to stitch in the ditch. Only my blocks didn't quite square up correct, so it's a little iffy in areas.

    The back is a soft fuzzy type of fabric... I washed it first... it didn't shrink at all so I felt fairly comfortable putting it on the back.

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    It's wonderful Nepthys! So bright & cheery - I love reds & yellows together!

    :D

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    I love the bear fabric. I agree that the reds and yellows look great together. For a first effort I think you did a great job. Wonky blocks just add character :) !

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    How beautiful!!! You did a wonderful job. Who is the lucky recipient?

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    so cute :!: :!: :!:
    love the colors and it looks like a wonderful snuggly quilt.
    you did a good job :thumbup:

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    You did a great job! i can't afford to send mine out either, that's why i only make baby and lap quilts so I can quilt it myself! Keep up the good work!

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    This will go to my new nephew, who will be about 6 months this christmas. I had hoped to take it to him personally over thanksgiving but that fell through :( there was no place for me to stay.

    So I'll have to mail it down.


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    sorry you didn't get to go visit but the quilt is fine, didn't see the iffys but that's how we learn, by practice, good job

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    That is a wonderfully warm looking quilt.
    Quilts are not meant to be perfect (in my humble opinion). The loved stitched in every seam is what shows. This has the potential of being a favorite "blankie".
    What's next?

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    Looks great - you really did a nice job on the binding, too.

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    Great colors! I love your fabric choices. Very impressive for your "first ever quilt!" That babe is going to love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yvonne
    That is a wonderfully warm looking quilt.
    Quilts are not meant to be perfect (in my humble opinion). The loved stitched in every seam is what shows. This has the potential of being a favorite "blankie".
    What's next?
    I have a plaid top together that I'd like to finish this weekend maybe. Shuffling off to Buffalo on Monday so might not get much done on that day.

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    DITTO every word that Yvonne wrote!! I love this little quilt. How sweet and cozy is that?? :D Darling fabrics, bright and cheerful, and made (quite well I'd say) with lots of love. It's perfect!!

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    Nice Job!!!! too cute

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    Very cute, Love the colors, very playful, = Good JOB

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    Wow! You did an awesome job! Your nephew will love the bright colors and the backing you chose will make it so snuggly! You should be very proud of this quilt! :D :D :D

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    your first quilt Nepthys, way to go :thumbup: There is nothing like the satisfaction you get from completing your first project. Love your cheerie yellows and reds

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    :) :) Great first try. I have done 3-4 small projects. Still have problems matching seams, cutting off border corners, selecting a quilting pattern that is appropriate, marking a quilt and machine quilting. I seem to do better with hand quilting. However, I still consider myself a newbie. I joined a quilt guild and have attended several classes and learning more all the time. I have found the comraderie of the guild meetings and people I meet very encouraging and have several projects in the mill. I am attempting to do my first twin size quilt and have learned several ways to do it easier and faster. I guess it is just a matter of mind set. No matter, I still consider myself an addicted quilter and loving it. Keep it going.

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    Love the colors! :) Very bright, cheery and snuggly. :) Good job!

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    You did great! Your binding is very well done and I think thats one of the hardest things to master. Bravo, now you are hooked!
    My first quilt was so ripply and uneven I couldn't quilt it, but I hand knotted it and still have it. Your first quilt is special.

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    Very nice job on the first quilt, can't wait to see the next one. tlcquiltnut.

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    I learn each time I make a quilt or do a quilting project. Everything we do gives it "character" . Quilting is so good for the soul, no matter what the result.... we are always harder on ourselves than others..... Keep Quilting.... Quilter 1234

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    That is a very sweet quilt! I have found that babies don't complain much about the schcrew ups I have made. And their mom's don't seem to ever notice them either!
    You did a great job, Congratulations on your hard work.

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    It is wonderful!

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