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Thread: My first quilt top is done!!

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    Here it is, my first ever quilt top! There are a few oopsies but overall I am very pleased with it and my son, whom it is intended for, loves it. I'm excited to get it quilted and get the binding on (okay I'm not excited about binding it but I'm excited for it to get completely finished).

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    Well, I can't see your "ooopsies". Looks like your off to a great start. You will be soooooooo happy when it's done. We are supposed to enjoy the process as much as the finished project. Yeah, I don't much like doing the binding either. :x

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    Thanks Jackie. I've never bound anything so I'm quite scared of that part! I'll be doing more research on it before I begin.
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    Renee, You have been busy today. It's beautiful!

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    I dont see any oopsies either. Looks good to me! :)

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    Way to go gal, I am impressed with your speed, it looks great with the same size border too :D

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    Oh it looks gorgeous!!! You did a great job. And don't believe binding isn't fun to do, that is actually my very favourite part, because it's then being finished :) :) :)

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    What a nice job you did! Hard to believe it's your first! You'll have fun finishing that beauty! I'm sure your son will encourage you along! LOL! Make more!

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    :D Good job! Advice on binding: practice on some potholders first. Easy and fast to do and if you goof, sew what? At best, you will have new potholders, at worse, you throw it out. Try QuiltersTV for binding tutorial.

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    That is so awesome! keep up the awesome work and post pics when your done.

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    Good job on your first quilt!! You will do fine on the binding, just follow the instructions and soon you will be doing them automatically.

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    great job Renee :) do a Snoopy happy dance!

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    That looks great Renee....post another pic when you finish with the binding...

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    Nice quilt - glad your son loves it. That is what really counts.

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    Great job, Renee! :thumbup:

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    Renee ~ Great job. Welcome to the wonderful world of quilting. Don't let binding scare you. I'm one of those wierd-os who loves to bind. Mitered corners are no big deal if you get yuorself s good book and take it step by step. My favorite resource is "Rotary Magic" by Johnson-Srebro. It's my "bible" when it comes to basic quilting. Hope this helps.
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    Good job. Lucky son!

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    Thank you Nita for the resource, I'll check out my library for that one.
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    Not sure about the oopsies cuz I can't see any, but i sure think your off to a good start.... Keep up the good work

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    Great job :!: You've done a beautiful job and the binding will go on fine also. :D

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    Every quilt has oopsies. I love your choice for a first quilt, the colors are great. I really enjoy putting the binding on. It's one of my favorite things to do. I guess it means I'm done and ready to move onto to he next project.

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    nice job, and I love your avatar picture!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCL in FL
    Every quilt has oopsies. I love your choice for a first quilt, the colors are great. I really enjoy putting the binding on. It's one of my favorite things to do. I guess it means I'm done and ready to move onto to he next project.
    Judi - I love your avatar quilt!! Is that your own creation or a pattern? And I agree with you, the binding is one of my favorite parts, so relaxing to sit on the couch and sew it instead of needing to secregate myself in my basement to use the machine!!

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    Great job! I'm thrilled for you... first one and off to a great start. I'm sure your son will keep you busy on it!

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    mamatobugboo. I made the turtle quilt from a kit by The City Stitcher Quilt Collection by Janet Miller #27 Turtle Travels. I did not do the border that was shown because I have issues with triangles ending up where they are suppose to.It was my first time at paper piecing and the first turtle was quite the challenge. I had a hard time getting my head around the paper piecing, I should have done something a little simpler but it all worked out ok in the end. I sent you a pm.

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