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Thread: My first and second quilt and table runner

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    Here are my first quilting projects. The star quilt was made in my beginning quilt class at our local quilt shop. I learned so much and had a lot of fun. :)

    The second quilt is a super fast jelly roll quilt I made according to a tutorial on here. While I was making it, my wonderful MIL saw it and fell in love with the strips of the kittens looking over a fence. I knew immediately it would be her quilt. I looked for fabric that had more of those kittens, but couldn't find any. So, I found this kitten fabric and made this pillowcase to coordinate for her. Wednesday is her birthday, so I am sending these express mail to her assisted living center. Keep your fingers crossed that it makes it by her birthday on Wednesday.

    The table runner was fun! It used a charm pack called the 12 days of Christmas. I can't remember the name of the pattern right now, but it was a bugger matching up the seams and points. A lady at my LQS gave me four of those forked pins. You know, the expensive ones? They cost nearly 35 cents each. Anyway, she was a darling and showed them to me. They saved this project! They are worth the money, that's for sure.

    Well, don't look too closely at any of these, they are my first projects after all. Thanks for listening and looking.

    -Judy

    Close up of kitten strips
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    First quilt in class
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    With some of the backing flipped up
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    MIL's birthday quilt
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    Both are very nice, you should be proud of your handiwork.

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    I love your star quilt-both quilts are beautiful. Great job!

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    Pillowcase for MIL's quilt and the table runner
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    Thank you, ladies. :) I am having a lot of fun.

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    Very nice, all of them. So cute for the kittens to be peeking out from the fabric.

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    Very nice job, Your MIL will be sooooo happy with the kitten quilt and pillowcase.

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    Great projects! Love the kitties looking over the fence fabric!

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    Looks great!! Good job. :)

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    Lovely work

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    Great job on a lot of different projects. Love the kitties - they're sure to be a hit!

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    Good job, they are very pretty.

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    Very nice work. I am curious about the pins. Can you explain the benefits of using them?
    Thanks in advance!

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    Very pretty! Love the matching pillowcase too!

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    Very nice! Thanks for sharing!

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    How wonderful. I am sure they will be cherished. Such a nice gift. You did a real good job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lots2do
    Very nice work. I am curious about the pins. Can you explain the benefits of using them?
    Thanks in advance!
    http://www.kmart.com/shc/s/p_10151_1...0000000084953P


    For me, I found the seams stayed exactly matched and did not move or shift. It made all of the difference. There are also no heads, so it was a simple matter of manually walking my stitches over them.

    However, they are pricey. I didn't think they would be worth the money until I tried them.

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    Very nice projects! love the cats fabric. table runner is darling.

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    You are doing a very good job for your first time. Thank you for sharing your projects. I love the way the kittens look like they are peeking!

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    Very pretty

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    You did a great job!

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    Oh so nice!

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    Both are wonderful. I think you are off to an awesome start. I love the tablerunner and can understand why MIL fell in love with your quilt. Great job and thanks for sharing.

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    Thanks! Here's an update for you. My MIL's quilt and pillowcase arrived on her birthday. She immediately called and told me how much she loved it. Then, she forgot she called me and called me again to tell me how much she loved it. Then, she had her daughter, my SIL call and tell me how much she loves it. So, I guess it's okay. LOL! :)

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    Very nice!

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