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    Smile my first quilt, an exercise in patience

    Hello all! I'm making this post as kind of a diary of my first quilt piecing adventure. I chose an impossible pattern for a beginner. It was a poor decision, I'll admit. But my sister said she loved it, and I'm making this as a surprise for her wedding so I'll just have to give it my best. As I add more blocks I'll post updates. I admit that I'm posting this a little bit out of my own selfishness, because I'm sure I'm going to need some encouragement from someone not related to me so they don't have to be nice to me. And you all are so nice and helpful. Please feel free to offer up any advice or suggestions for me. I think I've finally figured out the y-seams. Those were a beast! Now I only have to rip out and redo about every fourth one, which I would call a win. Anyway, here's some pictures....
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    First block made!

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    Center star completed.

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    First row of green blocks.

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    What I finished last night.
    The floor tiles are 20" square, just to give you some perspective. It's going to be huge, I'm going to run out of floor space to lay it out soon. I have to finish this row of diamonds, then another row of green, then the black background.

    Also, just a side note. I used this Altos Quilt Cut thing and it is amazing. I got it for Christmas. I don't know if I would have ever bought it for myself, but it sure did come in handy cutting out 23 different sizes of strips.
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    I am sad, I couldn't get the photos.
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    beautiful quilt in the making they will love it

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    Sorry, I messed up the photos. They should be there now.

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    good NIGHT woman! your first quilt? yup you took on a challenge but it is going to be AMAZING when you are done. i love the color choices and i cannot offer any advice, i think you have this one under control! fantastic use of positive attitude...every 4th one which i call a win...
    congrats on what you have completed so far! its going to be stunning!
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    ​It may have been an ambitious pattern but you are doing really well so far! Give yourself a BIG pat on the back!

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    OMG, Deb, this is just beautiful. I have never tried anything like this. Your color choices are wonderful. Please post more pictures as you go along with your quilt. Gorgeous.
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    I don't know why you are here. You don't need us. You've got that one under control. Can't wait to see the finished project.

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    LOL...you go girl you're doing wonderfully! My goodness for the first one you go all out!

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    oh your doing great that is so pretty.

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    This is definitely not a beginner pattern. You are doing superbly!

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    That is amazing achievement for your first quilt.
    ​Jan

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    You're doing great!! It looks wonderful.

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    I'm stunned. That quilt is gorgeous. And you are doing a great job.

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    Holly cow, here is a real from the heart comment BEAUTIFUL WORK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    amazing amazing no lie! I can't believe you attempted something like this and are only ripping out every fourth one!
    You Go!

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    my only advice is to keep on going. Fabulous quilt!
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    That is going to be one beautiful quilt. Can't wait to see it finished! Love your color choices.
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    We are flexible like that. OKAY?

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    That is a beauty, I think u are doing a great job, give yourself kudos keep us posted.

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    This quilt is amazing. Love it! Great job.

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    I made almost an identical one for my first pieced top. What I discovered is measure, square up, press, measure, square up and PRAY. It went together well as the pattern was well designed. It was huge and is being quilted now. Can't wait to see it finished with the quilting. Yours is just beautiful as the colors contrast so nicely. You will get it done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilter 65 View Post
    I made almost an identical one for my first pieced top. What I discovered is measure, square up, press, measure, square up and PRAY. It went together well as the pattern was well designed. It was huge and is being quilted now. Can't wait to see it finished with the quilting. Yours is just beautiful as the colors contrast so nicely. You will get it done.
    Ha! This is pretty much my method, too. With extra PRAY steps in between. I looked up your diamond log cabin quilt and it is beautiful! Yay for crazy first projects!

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    Wow, you are doing a great job! I am sure your sister will love it. Keep posting photos as you go along.
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    wow... you are doing an amazing job with such a difficult pattern
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    wow wow wow. thx for showing the steps. that is going to be so cool.
    SMILE- it will make everyone wonder what you are up to.
    Stay strong and keep looking up.

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