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Thread: My first quilt

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    Junior Member Laurajbr's Avatar
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    My first quilt

    While looking at all these amazing quilts folks have posted I have been inspired, and sometimes depressed. I know it takes a lot of practice, but all the quilts I have seen here are so amazing, and I fear my skills will never improve.

    But this morning I got a note from my sister about the quilt I gave her. It was my first ever finished quilt. I pieced it (I used 2 cheap jelly jolls from JF) and quilted it, bound it and mailed it off to her to be there for when my BIL got home from surgery the day after Christmas.

    She sent me a great note, and I went back to look at my photos. It is not as bad as my memory of it, and I am so proud that she likes it. It is nothing like what I have seen here, but beginners start somewhere
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    I would love to see other folk's first quilt.
    When I am perfect, I will write a book and everyone can be perfect too. Until then I will just have to be gracious in face of imperfection, and ask the same of everyone else for my imperfections.

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    Your quilt is pretty! Don't be so hard on yourself.
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    I think you are too hard on yourself....I see a very beautiful quilt.....first you have an eye for color....and if you quilted it yourself , well all I can say is that is perfect especially if it is your first ....I have done many and am still learning from each one I make.....don`t stop because you have it!!!! great work!!!

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    Welcome to the board. Your first quilt looks wonderful to me! I am sure it is loved and appreciated. I don't have a picture of my first quilt but it isn't nearly as good as yours! Great job - keep it up!

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    This is great! and I love the colors you used... You will see that we are our own worst critics. Pat yourself on the shoulder

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    I wish my first, second or third quilt was as pretty as yours! Well done!

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    Your first quilt looks great! You will learn with each new project and you are off to a great start. Enjoy the journey.

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    I have made about 25 quilts now but still straight line quilt them because I can't get the hang of FMQ! You are doing great!!!

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    My gosh! You're a born quilter! Your points all match. Your free motion quilting has all smooth curves! I just finished #239 and it's no better than yours!
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    Don't be so hard on yourself. Your quilt is wonderful!! Quilting is like everything else, the more you do it, the better you get.

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    You first quilt is amazing and way way way better than mine. Congrats

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    It's lovely! Well done!
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    That's a really nice quilt - you chose your fabric very well, jelly rolls or not, and you should certainly be pleased with yourself! And you dived right into a nice FMQ meander!

    A complicated pattern can end up looking lousy and a very simple pattern can end up looking great - it's all in the fabric choices and the craftsmanship.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dcquilter View Post
    It's lovely! Well done!
    I agree with this! I would love to snuggle up with your quilt ...

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    Beautiful quilt. A wonderful first quilt, just keep making them, you are a natural.
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    My first thought, "You are well on your way with FMQ". The blues are beautiful.

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    you did a great job!
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    Gosh I think your quilt is lovely, I would be proud of that! Thank you for sharing it with us today, you've given me the answer as to what I'll be making today at my guild's philanthropic sew day!
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    Thank goodness we didn't think about taking pictures of my first!! I still hesitate to show mine. You did a beautiful job on your quilt! I can't believe its your first!

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    Love your quilt and the stitching is very good also. You did a good job, not just for a beginner either. Thank you for sharing.

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    Like the others I think your quilt is beautiful

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    Well I think your quilt looks great. I like the blue and brown for males.

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    Your quilt is lovely. You are a true born quilter!

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    i think it looks great !
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    Kool quilt and the quilting is super. You are well on the way. BrendaK
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