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Thread: My first quilt

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    My first quilt

    This is my first quilt, finished a couple of weeks ago for my husband's aunt and uncle, who are having a baby in November! Some of the pictures are sideways or upsidedown - I'm sorry about that, I don't know how to fix them!!

    I admit that I didn't really go about this the right way - I found the adorable Penguin & Fish embroidery patterns, and wanted to do something using those. I embroidered the little squares, then picked some safari-colored fabrics and designed everything else around that. After I'd starting putting this together, I started reading quilting blogs and books, and it turns out that I didn't design or piece it in a very traditional way!! I arranged the blocks in a random scattered pattern, and I think I would have preferred a more organized layout. I'm pretty hooked though - having so much fun!
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    This brought such a smile to my face -just beautiful!

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    That is so cute...........

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    I love it! I think it is beautiful. :-)
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    I think you did a great job for a first quilt, AND it's cute!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JEM2012 View Post
    I admit that I didn't really go about this the right way - I arranged the blocks in a random scattered pattern, and I think I would have preferred a more organized layout.
    I absolutely disagree. I think the random nature of the diagonal strips really adds to the character of the quilt. It may not work in other instances, but I think it does here. It was hard to tell from the photos, but was the sashing between the blocks a strip of 'cheater' fabric or did you piece it from the 5 fabrics.

    In any event, it will be greatly loved.

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    Thanks, everyone!!

    Stormwater, the sashing is pieced from 5 fabrics. I thought I was being super clever when I came up with that - little did I know that strip piecing is a pretty common technique

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    No matter How you did it it turned out great. No Quilt Police Here. Be very proud. Love it. BrendaK
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    Adorable!
    Great job!
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    Beautiful first quilt. You did a great job and I am sure the quilt will be treasured.

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    Very cute quilt!!!
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    I love your quilt , it's just adorable. Very good job for a first quilt and I love the random way you placed the embroidered blocks. Are they machine or hand embroidered? Thank you for sharing and we look forward to seeing more of your work.

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    beautiful job on a beautiful baby quilt.
    will quilt 4EVER

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    Very nice baby quilt

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    I love the way, you did your sashing! Very nice!!!
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    Watson's mom, everything is hand embroidered. I have a crap-tastic $80 sewing machine that can sew straight lines (usually) and MAYBE a zig zag if it's a super fancy day. Machine embroidery is definitely beyond it's capabilities!! My husband said that if I keep this up as a hobby, there might be a new sewing machine in my future this Chanukah/Christmas! So I'm sure I'll be back before then looking for advice on a new machine

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    Your first quilt! Wow! It's absolutely stunning! Well done.
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    Hey, if everybody did things the way they are 'supposed' to be done there would never be any innovation or room for creativity!

    I think your quilt turned out fantastic, it's a lot more complex and well done than my first quilt, for sure! Great job!

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    I think you did an awesome job for your first quilt. I love it! Thank you for sharing.
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    wow that was a lot of work for a first quilt and it came out beautifully. Looks great. It is really cute for a baby.
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    I think your are brave to start out doing your own thing......and by the looks you were born to quilt!

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    Congrats on completeing your first quilt and you did a "Super" job on it!
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    I think you're very creative and have an excellent eye for color. I love this quilt, the layout and the quilting itself! Just perfect ...

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    Very very pretty!
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    You did a great job. The quilt is adorable. Keep up the good work and have fun!

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