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Thread: My First Quilt!

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    My First Quilt!

    This is a picture of my first entire quilt. It's a Ryan McKenna pattern, and I ended up with 3 months to make it since it was for my Aunt in Australia. We both ended up going to my nieces wedding in New Zealand, so I hand carried to her.
    I just had the best time making it and quilting it myself. I did want her to be able to use it, so I prewashed the fabric and blanket stitched around all the pieces besides fusing them. She is an owl collector and and cried when I gave it to her. She knows I just started to quilt, so that was encouraging! I am disabled and can only sit at the machine for short periods of time, but I read all I can and belong to the local Guild. I am looking forward to becoming proficient at home machine quilting,. I wish all the practicing I do in my head counted for experience lol!



    My helper is at the end!!
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    That is a beautiful quilt and for it to be your very first!!! Amazing! Nice puppy too! Your aunt is one special lady to be the recipient!
    Go forth and sew!

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    You have made an amazing quilt...it's beautiful! Very nice fabrics (I love McKenna Ryan fabrics!) and your quilting is perfect for the quilt. Hard to believe this is your first quilt.....thank you for posting this!

    Christine

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    My daughter is an Owl lover so she would love this quilt. Such nice work for a first quilt. Keep it up. Your helper is just too small but so pretty.

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    Wow..if that is only your first quilt I can't wait to see more!! It came out beautiful. What a huge dog!!!
    When it seems like the world is falling to pieces remember that the pieces are falling into place. We are nearing closer to the End Times.

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    Oh, my - your Aunt's quilt is just beautiful and so hard to believe it is your first quilt!! Also a beautiful lady & beautiful dog in the picture - is that you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nygal View Post
    Wow..if that is only your first quilt I can't wait to see more!! It came out beautiful. What a huge dog!!!
    That is just spectacular,thanks for sharing it.
    God Bless you all.
    Heather.

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    WOW WONDERFUL on the quilt and oh my gosh on the dog, how beautiful.
    SMILE- it will make everyone wonder what you are up to.
    Stay strong and keep looking up.

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    Wow, what an accomplishment! It is a beautiful work of art.
    Retired teacher, loving it.
    Love quilting also.

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    Amazing for your first quilt. You did very well. Just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

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    wow your first quilt!!! sooo pretty and the quilting is so well done and well placed......I love the colors..so serene

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    I guess it's true...a novice should just jump in, forget the hurdles! What a masterpiece. Love your puppy.

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    Wow, this really encourages me to try to just jump in and try a quilt like this. I have some patterns but waiting til I'm good enough to try them. Luv this owl quilt and thanks for the upclose pictures of the quilting.

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    If that is your first quilt, I can't wait to see what you come up with next! What great work. No wonder your aunt was so moved by your gift.

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    A very nice quilt. So glad your aunt loved it.

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    beautiful quit and a whole lotta dog

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    Absolutely fabulous, great job!
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    Absolutely phenomenal quilt, and for it to be your first one....I can't wait to see where you go next! Love your fur baby, too! When the recipient of your quilt cries upon receiving it, its the best compliment, isn't it?

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    that is amazing . joyce j

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    Wow! that is amazing for a first. You did a good job.

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    Awesome! I have some Mackenna Ryan patterns but have been too intimidated (and don't have enough time) to start one. Yours is inspiring!

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    That is just gorgeous you look like you have been quilting for years

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    Wonderful quilt-adorable beast!
    A dog is not "almost human" and I know of no greater insult to the canine race than to describe it as such.

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    Your quilt is fabulous. Can't wait to see the second one.

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    Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! Great work!
    http://s1248.photobucket.com/albums/hh485/KitsieH/
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