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    Old 01-03-2012, 10:25 AM
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    Default My latest, but oldest, quilt - put on your sunglasses!

    Yes, this is the first quilt I ever started, and I just finished it yesterday. I decided in July of 2006 that I wanted to learn to quilt. I signed up for a class at the LQS. I picked out a bunch of patriotic fabrics that were on sale at JoAnnís , because they were cheap. After the first day of class, when we cut the fabrics and started assembling a few blocks, I went home and assembled more blocks. I laid them out and almost screamed. They didnít go together at all, the colors were much too loud, it would never make a pretty quilt. So I quickly picked out some quieter fabrics and made the class quilt with mostly browns and greens. I put the original fabrics and blocks in a shoe box and placed it on a high shelf. Several times over the last few years I looked at those blocks, thinking I might be able to save them with some sashing Ė but nothing I tried seemed to work. On January 1 of this year, I decided to look at them again, and this time I decided they werenít too bad. (Maybe I need new glasses.) So I made some more blocks, added borders, used up the rest of the fabric for a scrappy back, and here it is. Itís actually louder than it looks in the pictures, but you know what? I like it!
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    Old 01-03-2012, 10:28 AM
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    I think it looks great! Love all your stripes and flags and I love bright colors too!
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    Old 01-03-2012, 10:33 AM
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    Great looking quilt!!! Glad you finished this!
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    Old 01-03-2012, 10:36 AM
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    I LOVE your quilt!! Good finish!!
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    Old 01-03-2012, 10:59 AM
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    The louder the better! I'm proud to be an American! Kudos!
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    Old 01-03-2012, 11:07 AM
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    i don't think it's too loud at all. the brighter colors accentuate the fireworks. nice job!
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    Old 01-03-2012, 11:10 AM
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    It is a very pretty quilt. Now you are all ready for the fourth.
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    Old 01-03-2012, 11:20 AM
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    I think it is very nice!!!
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    Old 01-03-2012, 11:25 AM
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    I'm glad you decided to finish it...I think it's lovely
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    Old 01-03-2012, 11:28 AM
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    that is very pretty!
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