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Thread: My first two tops. I hope you like them - cc welcome

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    My first two tops. I hope you like them - cc welcome

    Hello board members. Well after 12 months of procrastinating two weeks ago I went into the room I have prepared for quilting and started making two quilts for two of my grandchildren.

    Bonnie is 5 and I have chosen a Snuggle Pot theme. Hers is the green one.

    Angus is 2 and he will have an Octopus quilt to cuddle up to. His is blue.

    At this stage they are only tops - this is a great achievement for me. Guild meeting tomorrow and I'm hoping to get some advice on quilting them and applying their names and a fussy cut of each theme using appliqué.

    I intend using cotton batting; stitch in the ditch and maybe (?) some free motion work.

    CC definitely welcome. All the best
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    Cheers, Mal from Cessnock AU

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    These quilts are beautiful the grand kids will love them. They are simple the colors are mellow and go well together . This is class and it is hard to find these days.

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    They are darling. And the grandchildren will love that you made something special for them.
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    I love the clean crisp lines of these tops. Very nicely done!

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    Very nice!!

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    Your grandkids are going to love their quilts you are making for them! Great job - they are both very nice.

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    Very nice quilts, your points match exactly! I thought I was the worlds worst procrastinator but may have met my match.
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    l really like the fabric on your second quilt



    nice

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    Wonderful quilts. Love the fabrics, especially the octopus

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    What wonderful quilts! Those will definitely be cherished!
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    Very cool tops and sure to be loved!
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    Wonderful quilts! You did a fantastic job. Your grandkids will love them.

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    great fabric choices

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    Very nice quilts!
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    Wow, your piecing is perfect, and the quilts are adorable. I'm sure your quilting will be equally impressive. Please post when finished.

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    You do good work and the littles will be thrilled.

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    Great job. They are beautiful quilts. I'm sure Bonnie and Angus will love them.

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    Love the Aussie fabrics! Thank you for sharing your darling quilts, Mal.

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    I love them and I bet they will love them too.
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    Love the fabrics and the quilts. I've been wondering where you were. When I joined the QB I enjoyed seeing your work. Glad to see you on here again and that you're still quilting.
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    O these are so pretty they well love there quilts and
    you need some mighty fine stiching !!!
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    The grands will love them. I also like the fact that you used Aussie motifs.

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    Thank you, thank you, thank you. I'm so pleased you ladies approve of my initial efforts. It's hard to get the colour right - the green quilt looks a little different "in the flesh".

    Any tips please on posting image files. One of them doesn't line up. I don't understand. Can you post words under each image?

    All the best...
    Cheers, Mal from Cessnock AU

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teddybear Lady View Post
    Love the fabrics and the quilts. I've been wondering where you were. When I joined the QB I enjoyed seeing your work. Glad to see you on here again and that you're still quilting.
    Debbie
    Teddybear Lady - I live on the east coast of Australia - about midway along that enormous distance, just 100 miles north of Sydney.

    I'm working tonight on the "flower garden" quilt I was working on when I first joined. Not going to let it beat me.

    Thank you for you kind words.
    Cheers, Mal from Cessnock AU

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    Wow...all of your points are so perfect!!! They look beautiful. I am still trying to get perfect points all the time even after all these years.
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