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Thread: My first three quilts, be gentle lol!

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    Thanks for the welcome in the other forum folks :) As promised, here are pics of my first three quilts! The photo's should link to my Flickr pages if anyone is interested in seeing larger images.

    This was the very first using a tutorial I found on another sewing site, it's a doll quilt I made for my 4yo's birthday last month. She was really happy with it, the butterfly fabric has been one of her favourites for a long time.



    The second one was another doll quilt for a swap I signed up for, it was to have a Fall theme and I used some FQ's from Moda's Acorn Hollow collection backed with a really bright Kaufman cotton that has lots of metallic highlights, it's a really lovely fabric that I couldn't photo well. I kept this one really simple as I didn't want to mess it up lol! It was my first go at freehand machine embroidery too.



    The colours are much more accurate here and you can see the backing fabric which I also used as binding.



    And here's the third one :) I originally planned to make all three kids a single bed size quilt for Xmas but after making the doll quilts and realising there's a *lot* more to quilting than I thought I decided to make them lap size instead! This is around 36" x 48", plenty big enough for my kids to snuggle under on the sofa without taking me 6 weeks to finish lol!

    The fabrics are all Kaufman cottons and the backing is a deep purple minkee, another fabric my 4yo is particularly fond of so she should like it! I went for pretty large blocks and again kept it simple so it would go together quickly. ShellyQ's tutorials were immensely helpful here :) If I'd had more than a yard of the minkee I would have put a border in but ho hum, it'll have to do without.



    The backing, it's a much richer colour in real life and the bobbin thread doesn't really stand out so much lol, it look almost white here with the flash shine but it's a matching purple, honest! You get a good look at my meandering machine quilting though, I much prefer the look of it to straight line quilting. Of course I reserve the right to change my mind on that many times!



    I've pieced and basted together the 2yo's quilt, it uses fabrics from the same ranges as the 4yo's but with a slightly different layout, I'm hoping to get it quilted and bound tomorrow while my hubby is home, he can keep them all occupied for me!

    Thanks for looking :)

    Charlene

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    Spectacular quilts! I love them all! Make more!

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    I like all three, but I especially like the first and last ones. They are just darling!

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    Those are wonderful CharlieK! Hmmm, I don't know...I think my favorite is the last one, well, wait, maybe the 2nd one - no, it's the first one....oh heck! I love them all!! :D:D:D

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    Great quilts. Thanks for sharing.

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    Finishing a quilt is hard for me, so I just keep making tops!!! LOL Great job.

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    Beautiful job! You will have many more lonely quilts to share in the future, I am sure.

    Anne

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    those are all so cute!!! Great [email protected]!! Did you do the quilting? It is really great!! I still cant machine quilt!!!

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    Great job :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    great job! it's it fun to do a smaller project? So much more instant gratification!

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    Great job!

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    You're doing fabulous work!! I started the same way--gaining confidence and seeing how everything worked together on small stuff first. It's a perfect plan!! Thanks for sharing your projects!!

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    I have been learning for four years and your binding is great. The area I need to work on. Great job you are hooked and know we will see more of your work.

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    you're doing good, keep going. love your colors

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    Lovely quilts.... you have done well....and quilted too... I can't..... !!!

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    All I can say is WOW ! :D Great job.

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    They are all so pretty. Great job. Looking forward to seeing more of quilts you make.

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    Your FIRST quilts....can't wait to see what you do on the 100th one you do. They are lovely, the colors are bright and happy and gorgeous and it looks like your work is sheer perfection. Good Job.

    Welcome to this board. There are some wonderful, wonderful folks here who are very willing to teach, encourage, share and laugh and cry with you in your quilting journey. WELCOME!

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    Those are awesome! I love those quilts! You're so talented!

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    Awesome job on the quilts and the q\free motion quilting. You should be very proude of yourself

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    Charlie-Great quilts! SOOO much better than my first quilts. Can't wait to see your next three!!

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    They are all great. I like the last one best. I know the kids will love them. Keep up the good work and send more pictures.

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    Welcome to the forum. Your quilts look great!

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    They are beautiful, I like the 2nd one the best.

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    great job.. keep up the good work..... your doing awesome :D

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