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Thread: My First Quilt

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    My First Quilt

    I posted a couple of days ago that I was a quilting addict but I was afraid to actually quilt because I didn't think I could make a "perfect" quilt. I was giving a lot of encouragement from you ladies and was told to go for it. This is a picture of a quilt I made months ago at a quilting class. It is far from perfect and I think that is what caused my hangup. It has lots of mistakes so please be gentle. ;-)

    Linda
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    looks fine to me. You are too hard on yourself.
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    It is beautiful!!! Remember, it's ok to not be perfect in every way. Mary Poppins was nearly perfect :-)

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    It's beautiful!

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    Great job.
    When you sleep under a quilt, you sleep under a blanket of love.

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    Not sure were you're mistakes are, it looks lovely to me. I have been quilting for years. I still make mistakes...I mean my little signatures, that marks the quilt as created by me. lol
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    reminds me of strawberry shortcake - looks great!!
    Liz / Calgary

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    I don't see any mistakes...I see a finished quilt that's gorgeous!
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    None of your "imperfections" show in this picture. It is beautiful. Keep going, each project will be better than the last.
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    Really pretty love the colors

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    Looks fine, to me. . . and I'm even wearing my glasses! It's beautiful!
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    It is beautiful! I really like this pattern and the colors that you chose!
    From here I don't see any mistakes... when we make something we tend to look at it with a magnifier... back up a little more and you will find it gorgeous!!! Congratulations.

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    Looks like a winner to me, much nicer than my first!

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    When you are the quilt's creator, you know where you struggled with the pattern, or fabric. You have spent hours with your nose right into the piece. You will learn from each quilt, but I bet the time you feel there are no mistakes will be rare. That's just human nature.

    For us onlookers, we see the overall effect. In this case, it is lovely. Be proud.
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    I think it looks great!!! You did a wonderful job.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    It looks great!!
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    I think it looks great. You are being too hard on yourself. It only gets better with more practice. That's what I tell myself.

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    Lovely quilt! You did a great job on it!
    Helen T.

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    Lots great to me. I have been trying to make a perfect quilt, ain't happening. I'm working on my 105th and nowhere near perfect yet. I figure if I keep trying I may get closer. The goals we set for ourselves!!!
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    If any of us are perfect it would be a miracle you keep sewing girlfriend I am sew proud of you!
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    I have decided that the perfect quilt will never be made by me. The fun is to continue trying. Every quilt I touch no matter how hard I strive just seems to take on a life of it's own so I just go for it. Then when it's finished is when I start to cringe. Welcome to the quilter's club. Looks to me you'll be starting another one or two very soon. You see a piece of fabric and before you know it, another one is started. Keep quilting.

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    I think its very pretty, and if you really dont like it, I can give it a good home!!!
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    very nice quilt

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    Love it! You did a great job.

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    How many years later, mine aren't perfect, but they are appreciated, enjoyed and bring beauty to the world. Wow that is quite a hard pattern for a first quilt. And to me it looks perfect. Done is best.
    DEB CAVAN

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