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Thread: My First Quilt Top

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    I figured with all of grandmothers or as it seems to turning out great- grandmothers stuff to finish I had better figure out what I was doing LOL. Absolutly no pressure here :shock:
    This is completly hand sewn- except for the outer borders I didnt know how to use a machine until recently- about 6 months now- and I finally finished putting the borders on a couple months ago

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    Very nice job. Doesn't it feel good to complete something?

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    I had absolutely NO CLUE what I was doing LOL- I started the block field in Jan of 2003- it took me at least 2 or 3 yrs I dont remember after I learned to use my sewing machine the outer border were less overbearing but i still had to hand mitre.

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    Beautiful work! Thumbs up to you for your hand sewing!

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    Beautiful!

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    Fantastic :thumbup:

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    Nice work!

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    Awesome!!! I love that it was hand stitched, too!!! :D:D:D

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    Beautiful!!!

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    Lovely work, I love the little splashes of plaid in the blocks.
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    IMHO you bought the absolutely best book to learn how to quilt from. The sampler from that book was my first quilt too! But I did not piece by hand. I did hand quilt it though.

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    It is really pretty, and I think it is great that you tried the handstitching first. I tried it when my mom was "trying " to teach me how to quilt ( she felt that was something I just had to know). Well, I congratulate you in your success, I failed big time. It's me and the machine now if I piece anything.

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    Did you name it beginners luck? That wasn't luck, that shows a lot of talent!!!I am impressed!!! :thumbup:

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    Wow, Awesome quilt, Great Job!!!

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    That is a very pretty sampler quilt. It's a great way to get familiar with lots of blocks. You did an absolutely wonderful job on it. Thanks for sharing with us.

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    Very nice. :thumbup:

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    I noticed "miss sp" your use of striped and plaid fabric. It takes a lot of confidence to do that. I have only just learned that you can use it and it look good. I don't have any granbabys but I am old enough for them. To me every Qt I do is a learning experiance. I admire your quilt. I only just learn that machine & hand applique are a lot of fun. Streight hand sewing my stitches are to big-long. Great Qt, looking forward to seeing you next Qt. Theresse

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    Quote Originally Posted by theresse
    I noticed "miss sp" your use of striped and plaid fabric. It takes a lot of confidence to do that. I have only just learned that you can use it and it look good. I don't have any granbabys but I am old enough for them. To me every Qt I do is a learning experiance. I admire your quilt. I only just learn that machine & hand applique are a lot of fun. Streight hand sewing my stitches are to big-long. Great Qt, looking forward to seeing you next Qt. Theresse
    ok not its time for me to sound stupid lol - what does "miss sp" mean??? ~ Lee

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    there are reasons other than it being my 'first' why I named this quilt top "Beginners Luck". The book I used called for a specific amount of several different coordinating fabrics and I scrapped the whole quilt! I had several differant blues I used for backgrounds and I alternated these in a cycle as I went through the book in order- well the final layout of the top according to the instructions was not in the order that they were pieced!
    Also I had no clue about printed fabric, plaids, solid, hots,colds, any of the fabric rules and color rules- i was dumb and still am -although I'm for enough along to pay attention to these things even though I still dont "get" alot of it. This whole quilt top was a complete guess- I just picked the scrap fabric I wanted to use for each template and connected them LOL ~ Lee

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    Quote Originally Posted by sirstitchalot
    I had absolutely NO CLUE what I was doing LOL- I started the block field in Jan of 2003- it took me at least 2 or 3 yrs I dont remember after I learned to use my sewing machine the outer border were less overbearing but i still had to hand mitre.
    Oh, but it is wonderful! I have been quilting less than a year and I love it! I am getting better with each project. I just hope I get as good as Y'all!

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    omg you did a beautiful job. First one no machine just beautiful

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    Great Job!

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    That's really pretty! Great job!

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    Some times when I'm writing, I can't remember how to spell 'thats the sp'. other time words just don't look right, no matter how often I change it, a word 'wont' look right to me. My problem I spell like I pronounce a word, thats the way my head said it should be said. The older I get the worst my spelling gets. So have a laugh on me. I don't mind Theresse

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    Great job!

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