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Thread: My First Quilts (Photo Memory Quilts)

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    My First Quilts (Photo Memory Quilts)

    Here are the quilts that I made for my MIL and SIL for Christmas. (barely, lol) I washed them (separately) in cold water with a few color catchers on gentle cycle and dried them in the dryer on air fluff/ no heat setting. They are my first quilts ever, so they are not perfect but I hope they like them and have a blind eye to all the little imperfections I see. I did a stippling on them with my regular sewing machine but hopefully within time I can do some of the beautiful details I see on here that some of you do. Thanks for peeking!
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    HOW BEAUTIFUL!!!! You did wonderful!
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    well, you just know the recipients are going to love those. I particularly like the second one. The stars are great frames.
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    You did a wonderful job on both quilts. What wonderful gifts!
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    Awesome work!!!!!

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    As a fellow newbie they look great to me! Congrats!

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    Those quilts are wonderful. You should be very proud. I am sure they will be cherished.
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    Wow, first quilts? Those are wonderful.

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    WOW, your first???? They are totally awesome!!!!

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    Both look great!!
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    Very very nice!
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    Wow! I am beyond impressed! Those are your first two quilts? Wow! Wow! Wow! Great job. (now I'm going to slink over to the corner and hide because I didn't finish anything for my DMIL and DSIL... January is a good time for an after Christmas gift, right?)
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    You all are so very sweet!!!! I have sewn things for my girls and for little gifts for about 5 years but yes, these are my first quilts. I did the floral one (for the MIL) first and was really nervous but by the time I got to my SIL's I wasn't as nervous. I have always loved quilts! Some great memories I have are watching my grandmother make them (by machine & by hand) and of course snuggling up in them! I never realized just how much time and work went into them! I almost gave up because they were taking me so long but I'm glad I didn't. The end result it so worth all the time and work! I've already got my next one planned! hehe Hats off to you ladies who do these over the top, extravagant, huge, many many multi piece quilts!
    The second one (my SIL's) is my favorite too. I had to really push my feelings aside to make my MIL's what I thought she would like instead of what I wanted. It's hard!
    Nancy- Anytime is a good gifting time! Personally, I have no problem getting a gift... ummm.... anytime!

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    Gorgeous memory quilts. You did a great job.

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    Great work on both quilts - some lovely memories.

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    WOW - they are treasures!!! BEAUTIFUL!

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    Very nice quilts.

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    wow, great job

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    nicely done
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    They should love them! Great job.
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    Both are very pretty, but I especially love the stars. Great job!

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    Your relatives will be amazed at what you have accomplished....They are really remarkable!! Stippling is great, and takes soooo long to do. Great job!

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    Very nice! Good job!!!

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    Love them both . Great job!

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