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Thread: my very first quilt

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    Senior Member dojo36's Avatar
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    I'm 70 years old and this is the first quilt i've ever made and i'm so
    proud of it, just had to post a picture. I wish I had started quilting
    40 years ago.

    it's called Roses for Mary - a Jenny
    Haskins design.
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    So pretty. I love pink and rose colors. Great job.

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    well dojo, you better get busy, you've got a lot of time to make up. You did a wonderful job, keep it up.

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    Dang!! My first quilt looked like a first quilt. Yours is a show stopper. I award you a blue ribbon!

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    It's beautiful dojo! Thank you so much for sharing & inspiring us with it!
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    sue

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    Oh how beautiful that is!!!! Wonderful for your first quilt...I agree... give that lady a blue ribbon!!!

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    I hope it aint Pabst Blue Ribbon we're handing out!

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    I thought of that just as I hit the submit button Kathy!!! LOL

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    wow wow wow, your quilt is beautiful. I wish my first quilt would look half as good as yours. Keep up good work dojo36.

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    Wow, are you sure you are not a professional at this? LOL Excellent job. It looks amazing. I love the colors.

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    What a beautiful quilt! Mine looked like a first quilt no where near as beautiful as this one :!: I'd love to see others as you do them, if this is the first heavn help us when you complete more! LOL Great workmanship, too.

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    Dojo

    I think you got your dojo going, BEAUTIFUL!

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    Beautiful Quilt. Great Job.

    Tricia

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    That's the most beautiful quilt I've ever seen, especially for your first one. Keep up the good work and be sure to show us your next one. I could'nt be more proud of you sis.

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    :shock: Oh my goodness!!!! I think you skipped right over "first", "beginner", and "just beginning" and went straight to "award winning", "incredible", and probably "professional"!!! Great quilt!!! (are you SURE you haven't been quilting for 40 years & just don't remember???) :lol:

    That is beautiful!! Are the bows & flowers broderie perse? If so, what fabric line are they from?

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    WOW!!! You sound like a lady who learned to add, subtract, etc. while doing calculus! :shock:

    I agree with CarlaP and the others! Stunning!

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    That is one of the most beautiful quilts that I have seen. I agree with the others if that is your first quilt I can't wait to see more. My first quilt didn't even come close to that.

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    That is a real show stopper, Congrats. Display proudly, for all to enjoy.

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    DOJO , THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL QUILT!!! A WORK OF ART.
    I CAN'T BELIEVE ITS YOUR FIRST !!!

    BETTY

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    I WANT TO THANK EVERYBODY FOR VIEWING MY VERY FIRST QUILT AT AGE 70 AND ALL YOUR GRACIOUS REMARKS, THANK YOU SO MUCH. I HAVE NOW MADE A BLUE ONE JUST LIKE THE PINK ONE AND IT IS AT THE QUILTER'S MACHINE RIGHT NOW. I AM GOING CRAZY MAKING QUILTS, AND YES IT IS EMBROIDERIED, I TOOK CLASSES HERE IN ODESSA TX AND AM GOING TO TAKE SOME MORE CLASSES. I'LL POST ANOTHER PICTURE OF MY BLUE ROSES FOR MARY QUILT (JUST THE TOP), NOT QUILTED YET. I JUST FIGGERED OUT TODAY HOW TO VIEW ALL YOUR NICE MESSAGES.

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    HERE'S THE PICTURE OF MY 2ND QUILT, ROSES FOR MARY IN BLUE.
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    I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU MEANT, "WHAT FABRIC LINE ARE THEY FROM"
    i EMBROIDERIED THEM ON THERE WITH MY NEW EMBROIDERY MACHINE
    USING ROBISON ANTON THREADS AND I BOUGHT MY MATERIAL FROM 'THE BOBBIN BOX' HERE IN MY HOME TOWN. SO DON'T KNOW IF THAT EXPLAINS WHAT YOU ASKED OR NOT.

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    Truly heirloom quality. How long did it take you? Any reason why you made 2, 1 pink, and 1 blue? You emptied the kudo box, Give your self a big big Smile.

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    thank you rebecca, it took me 6 weeks to make the top. i didn't do the quilting on it though, i don't know how to do that. my class instructor and the other lady students take theirs to a professional quilter with a long arm machine so that is where i took mine to be quilted. We make the tops and assemble the backing then take it to her then when we pick it up, we have to put the binding on it. i didn't mean to mislead anybody that i did the quilting of it and the reason i made one pink and one blue is because i was so mixed up during the lessons of the first one and made quite a few mistakes on it, so i wanted to make another one to better understand how to do it. the pink first one was so hard for me to understand but the blue one came a lot easier. on the pink one every place i put a butterfly is where i had a goof. then on the blue one i just added some butterflies to enhance it. if yall can see them in the picture. i also put a hummingbird on each one.

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    Dojo,

    They are both beautiful. Yes, you answered my question; I thought they were appliqued (broderie perse is when you cut out an image from fabric and applique it to the background, hence my reason for asking about the fabric line you used). I had no idea they are embroidered. As far as any mistsakes go, we have adopted the galloping horse theory here, but just so you know, I didn't even see any mistakes at a turtles pace! :lol: They are gorgeous!!

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