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Thread: My very first quilt! My axehead quiltlet.

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    Look what I did today!

    It went together amazingly easy-all hail video tutorials on the net. Putting the strips together still required a fair amount of stitch-picking to get it right, but look-even the corners lined up correctly! (Can you tell I'm thrilled? :D ) Now I just need to find some batting, figure out what I'm going to back it with, and learn how to bind it.

    This will be for the top of my treadle, so I can put other things on it without dinging up the oak. My goal, now that I understand what I'm doing, is to eventually make a quilt for our bed.
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    Wow, nicely done! :D With all those curves, you'll be learning another new technique soon - how to make bias binding! :-D :-D :-D
    But seeing how well you did this pattern, bias binding will be no problem at all. Well done!! :D :D :D (And as a Steeler's fan, I have to say I love your color choices! :D )

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    cute cute!

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    Very nice. I have the template for this but have not tried it yet.

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    You are right, your piecing is excellent! Great job!

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    Nicely done ... Another name for this is Apple Core!

    I did a table runner in a course. It's a nice pattern and can be fun done scrappy too! and I learned a lot about patience in doing all the curves. Actually was quite enjoyable and relaxing!!
    Though, I don't think I would want to do a whole quilt in it.

    The binding is just the same as you would do for a regular quilt. Be sure to use binding on the bias. I made mine pretty narrow, and had no problems as the bias lets you have the give and take you need for the curves!

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    Well done, I have never attempted these yet.

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    That is just too cute! I love the bee fabric! No, wait....are those butterflies???Any way, I love the fabric, no matter what those really are. :)

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    that is darling! i just got some of the same bee fabric, no idea what i will do with it tho.

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    Don't stop now, add more to it. You're doing a fantastic job on those curved edges.

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    My sewing room is done in black and bees-busy as a bee. I never thought about it being Steeler colors!

    I thought the difference between applecore and axehead was size? That is, the applecore pieces were smaller, and the axehead bigger, making this an axehead at 10". I did try to start with a smaller pattern, 6", but it kicked my fanny and finally decided the template (a homemade jobbie) didn't fit itself the way it should have. This is the size I wanted anyway; I was just trying to use smaller scraps to learn on. So much for that idea.

    Nevertheless, I'm pleased. Onward and upward! :)

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    That is awesome!!! I have never tried it, but want to some day.

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    Perfect!! Love the fabric :thumbup:

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    Wow! Great job! Your points are perfect-would never guess it is your first! You're a natural!

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    I'm use to that being called an apple core. I've learned something new. It was so pretty. I'm glad I got to see it

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    I love bees. What a good way to showcase them. Carolyn

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    nice colors and selection of block :D :D

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    wow,you are brave

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    Perfect my dear! Wouldn't a whole quilt be beautiful done like that in those same colors? Go for it!

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    Very nicely done....well on your way to quilting excellence.

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    Great job. Cute fabric!

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    Nicely pieced. I'm impressed that you started on curved pieces right away. I've never done a block with curves, I stick to straight lines. I guess you're no novice to sewing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thusnelda
    Nicely pieced. I'm impressed that you started on curved pieces right away. I've never done a block with curves, I stick to straight lines. I guess you're no novice to sewing.
    Yeah, a number of people told me I was nuts for my first quilt to be all curves, but I've been sewing since I was six or so and didn't really have problems with it. OTOH, my one previous try at quilting involved an "easy" strip-pieced quilt, that nearly drove me to tears several times before I gave up on it. It's been almost 20 years between that one and this one.

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    Looking good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsBoats
    Look what I did today!

    It went together amazingly easy-all hail video tutorials on the net. Putting the strips together still required a fair amount of stitch-picking to get it right, but look-even the corners lined up correctly! (Can you tell I'm thrilled? :D ) Now I just need to find some batting, figure out what I'm going to back it with, and learn how to bind it.

    This will be for the top of my treadle, so I can put other things on it without dinging up the oak. My goal, now that I understand what I'm doing, is to eventually make a quilt for our bed.
    It was really nice to see this pattern again my grand mother used to make them she has been gone since 1977 when I was just 14.Some days when I sew I think of her a lot.She was an awesome woman and mother grandmother an wife.I will see her in heaven some day. Love you Grandma Gillum.

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