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Thread: my first quilt

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    This is my first quilt. I finally finished it!

    Any suggestions on why the back is so bumpy looking?
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    Congratulations! It's beautiful!

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    CUTE.. job well done!

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    Thank You!

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    There, now don't you have a sense of accomplishment? You did a grand job. What's next? I know you have something in mind already. :-)

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    I do but it took me forever!!!!! I decided it was to hot to hand quilt during the summer so I put it off until it got colder then I got a job and now I'm never home. But I DID IT before summer again :lol: .

    I have now started a yellow brick road.

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    I think "bumpy" is a preferred look! Your quilt is gorgeous. Such fine workmanship. I've also heard quilitng referred to as "crinkly goodness." I think you achieved that! :D Make more!

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    Thank you so much!!! I have been thinking I did something wrong.

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    Great quilt. Congrats on being done.

    Kyia

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    Congrats! Nothing like the first! :D

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    I love it. Great job. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: PamW.

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    Good Job! I do not see anything wrong with your quilt back, you did a wonderful job, cannot wait to see your next quilt :D

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    I think it looks great. Beautiful.

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    your quilt looks fantastic!!! I agree the bumpy look is a preferred look. I like the bumpy look!!!

    I am curious about something though... if you are concerned with the bumpy look, is your batting 100% cotton? Did you presoak it before using? If not and you quilted and then washed your quilt, you will be a more "bumpy" look.. this is also known as "antiquing". I think the antiquing look really makes a quilt look beautiful and well loved!!

    Cheers :)

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    Great first quilt!! :thumbup:

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    Quilting Aggi

    Presoak the quilting? Are you supposed to do that?

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    If you handwash your batting and heat dry, the shrinkage will be much less later on. Some do, some don't, same with fabric washing.

    Very nice quilt, you should be proud. :thumbup:

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    Great job !! you can be proud. It's lovely !

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    Nice job :!: :thumbup:

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    great job on the quilt! I like the "bumpy" look too, I'm sure it is from the batting shrinking during the wash. I love mine that way...makes them just look cozier!

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    Beautiful first quilt. a+ :lol:

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    Congratulations GJ. You did a wonderful job. Can't wait to see your next quilt

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    I love your quilt. The colors are so soft!

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    very nice!

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