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Thread: My first quilt is done!

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    Senior Member DoxieMom's Avatar
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    I just finished my first quilt. It's a rag quilt made out of dinosaur fabric for my nephew. (The colors are truest in the 3rd and 4th photos.) It has some mistakes--the most distressing for me is when I accidentally clipped a block 5 times in a row while ragging it. I carefully appliqued a patch matching the fabric pattern on one side and used the label to cover it on the other. (Lesson learned: don't rag the seam allowances late at night when tired...) It passes the galloping horse test and I'm happy with my results. I consulted the board here more times than I can count while making it and I owe thanks to all of you for sharing your knowledge so generously!

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    Beautiful!

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    Very Nice!! My 6 year old would like this! :) You did a good job.

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    If my son received this when he was little, he would have been over the moon. He just loved dinosaurs.
    I do miss those days.

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    What a fantastic quilt! Great Job!!!

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    great job!

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    You did such a good job on it!!!! I am so proud of you!! Pat yourself on the back for me.... :thumbup: :D :thumbup:

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    What a neat quilt and I be he loves it.

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    This turned out great! You can be very proud of your work. Now, on to the next one!

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    you did a great job!

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    You did a great job! It's hard to bottle that feeling of finishing a quilt. Especially your first one! Here's to many, many more!

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    Nice work!

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    Wow! Great job! Congrats on finishing it, and here's to a few more.......

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    I love that. That dino fabric is wonderful. He is going to love it.

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    Beautiful quilt

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    Great job on your quilt. on my first rag quilt I ended up clipping a block and also just made a patch out of the same fabrics. You can't see it unless you are really looking hard to find it.

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    Very good job. Aren't they fun to make?! (but not late at night lol)

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    I was heart sick when it happened, but I agree the patch is very hard to see unless you're looking. I think this type of quilt is very forgiving... and I learned a good lesson!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim's Gem
    Great job on your quilt. on my first rag quilt I ended up clipping a block and also just made a patch out of the same fabrics. You can't see it unless you are really looking hard to find it.

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    Very nice and he is going to treasure it! Thanks for sharing!
    Karen in La.

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    Beautiful!

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    Congratulations!! It is beautiful :D:D:D

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    I am really learning to like the rag quilts. My problem must have been the fabrics that I didn't like. This looks clean and fresh and not falling apart. Good, good job!

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    Looks very warm and cozy! I bet your son loves it!

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