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Thread: My first large quilt

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    Senior Member Tashana's Avatar
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    My first large quilt

    I consider myself a beginner when it comes to quilting, and this is my first quilt bigger than a table topper. It is about 60"x80". I fell in love with this fabric about 6 years ago in the City Quilter in NYC and just had to have it. It is very much like batiq and has gold crackle on top. I was scared to use the fabric because I did not want to screw it up. But in the end I realised, so what if I screw it up. It is just fabric, not the end of the world, and it is MY quilt. So what if it is not perfect? So I plunged into it and I am very happy I did. I wanted to showcase the fabric so I did minimum cutting and decided to go with simple QID. This was a big time confidence booster for me.
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    For a first big one thats beautiful

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    nice quilt, you'll get hooked

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    Very Pretty quilt

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    Very pretty! Some of my quilts have feet too! LOL
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    Your quilt is beautiful, great job.

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    Wonderful job. you did fantastic on lining up your seams. and yes the fabric is great.
    SMILE- it will make everyone wonder what you are up to.
    Stay strong and keep looking up.

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    Welcome to the wonderful world of quilters. This certainly won't be your last. Beautiful colors and fabric. Great job. You just have to jump right in and go where the road takes you. Can't wait to see your next one. I like this fabric, too.

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    Beautiful! Those fabrics are amazing.
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    That is beautiful. You are so right about getting it out and using it. I love the way you used the strips of color in the binding. What a nice touch.
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    Congrats on completing your first "big" quilt. It's a beauty!! You showcased the colors beautifully with the black.
    Helen T.

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    I can see why you fell in love with that fabric and you have made it up beautifully.

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    What pretty fabrics, and I really like your strippy binding. You did a great job! The larger the quilt the harder it is to keep all of the blocks straight and lined up perfectly... and you did good!

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    You did a wonderful job! It's a beautiful quilt!
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    I think it looks fantastic ,great job.
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    Have a great day and happy sewing !

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    Ditto very nice quilt

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    You did a great job for a first large quilt. I love your fabric the colors are so pretty. It is a beautiful quilt, one to be proud of.

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    And what a spectacular plunge you took! It looks great, and it was a very good use of the fabrics.
    People who start projects and never finish them are cooler
    than people who never start projects at all.


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    It is beautiful. Looks like stained glass! The black let the beautiful fabric pop. Great job!
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    Beautiful , you did a great job!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    OH i bet you had fun lining up those!! good job for sure. love the fabrics too!!!

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    Absolutely well done! Love your quilt. Simple but effective! Congratulations on completing a gorgeous looking quilt!
    Patchwork Crazy!!!

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    I have to agree. I love that fabric and you did a wonderful job of showcasing it.
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    Very pretty...it even gave you enough confidence to show off those fancy painted toenails! Your toes are so centered below the quilt one would almost think it had sprouted it's own feet! lol
    Being skinny isn't easy, so I gave up and opted for being sexy instead. (aunty acid)

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