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Thread: My first quilt top! Be gentle!

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    My first quilt top! Be gentle!

    Most of this has been practice in sewing 1/4" seams, sewing straight lines, cutting accurately... none of which I did perfectly. But if I wanted a perfect quilt, I'd buy one made in China, right?

    This is a baby-sized quilt for my new niece, made with precut scraps I bought on eBay. Her parents love anything vintage, and these fabrics could have come out of our mom's linen closet!

    It's a disappearing 9 patch. The fabric on the right is going to be for the backing, and the striped fabric I think for the binding.

    I just got a new Brother CS6000i and am super excited to quilt it! Just straight lines, I'm thinking.
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    Congratulations!!!!!! You did a fabulous job!! It is such a cheerful and happy quilt. I am sure they will LOVE it!

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    Sweet sweet sweet...love it and your choices for backing and binding are super. Great job and a great first finish. May all your quilts be finishers!
    Gramma to Isabella and NEW baby brother Enzo!

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    Oh no way am I gonna be gentle, LOL.... It's really cute! very pretty colors. I think I have this pattern, or one close to it. It's a great beginner pattern & you did a great job on it!

    Quote Originally Posted by debtex View Post
    Most of this has been practice in sewing 1/4" seams, sewing straight lines, cutting accurately... none of which I did perfectly. But if I wanted a perfect quilt, I'd buy one made in China, right?

    This is a baby-sized quilt for my new niece, made with precut scraps I bought on eBay. Her parents love anything vintage, and these fabrics could have come out of our mom's linen closet!

    It's a disappearing 9 patch. The fabric on the right is going to be for the backing, and the striped fabric I think for the binding.

    I just got a new Brother CS6000i and am super excited to quilt it! Just straight lines, I'm thinking.
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    I've trien to post a reply three times hope this works. You did a great job. Nice and colorful and cheery. Hope you continue quilting!!

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    Great job! We've all been through the 'practicing straight line phase', and I don't think I'll ever get out of it! I think it will be even more wonderful when you are done. A striped binding does add that little something extra, too!

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    I think one reason picking out these fabrics made me so happy is that the tones, especially all the yellow, reminds me of the quilt my boys used growing up that we called "The Special Quilt." If they were sick, or went somewhere away from home for the weekend, they got to use The Special Quilt. It ended up being completely loved to death.

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    Looks great to me. Keep up the good work, you'll be hooked before long. Peggy
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    Nice job - it's very happy and cheerful!

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    It looks perfect to me , a great job, and love all the colors you used.

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    Beautiful colors! Looks great!
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    It's very pretty, and you did a great job. It will be cherished.
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    Looks good to me.
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    You go girl! Great job. Love your choice of colors.
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    very nice. I really like it. and I think you did a great job.
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    It looks absolutely stunning to me! Gorgeous fabrics. Love the pattern!
    Patchwork Crazy!!!

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    That is awesome!!

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    I love your quilt top. I love the fabrics you chose. They look great together. Nice, nice job.

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    Great job. Congratulations!!!!
    Happy Quilting.

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    Nice job, great way to build your confidence. Beautiful.

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    Good job, the quilt looks great. Looking forward to seeing your next project.

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    Great job. Love the colors. Are you hooked yet?

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    BE PROUD!!!! Wait until you see after it's quilted. IT WILL BE BEAUTIFUL!!!

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    Makes me "THINK SPRING" and need that. Love it.
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    Very nice!!!!!
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