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Thread: My very first Two quilt blocks!! About time I got around to quilting

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    Oh it is much much fun. You were all right. It's down right addicting. I sew and sew and sew but, it is always a dress or a shirt or pajamas. Never something just fun. Always a labor of love. This is all for me. Well the first quilt is anyways :mrgreen: I went to a beginner quilt class 2 years ago and we made one block so now I am going it on my own. Here are the first two. What ya think. I now have 8 14" (finished)blocks done and am going to do solid blocks between them and then put the borders on and am going to make this one start to finish on my own. A great learning experience for sure. I have made several different blocks, all with the same fabric theme though.

    Bear Paw


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    and no I am not sharing this quilt with the cat or the dog. :mrgreen:

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    I love the cat fabric. It is so playful! Are you doing a sampler...each block different that will separated by solid blocks. You've done a great job on these two. Can't wait to see some more. I'm glad you're getting to quilt some. It's nice, isn't it?

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    yep, if thats what a sampler is then thats what I am making. LOL :) I have made some by following patterns and some I just did out of my head. Hee Hee Hee. I will post pictures when the top is done for sure. This is the first quilt ever so If I mess it up completly oh well. It will still be warm and mine. right :)

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    Nice work! It may be your first quilt, but I don't think you have to worry about messing it up.

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    You are doing great! I love the material!!! Can't wait to see it finished1

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    Very nice, Your on a roll,,,,,Don't stop.

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    Wow!!!!! Wish my first blocks looked that good. Way to go. Keep up the good work :!: :!: :!: :!: I also have that kitty fabric. Isn't it just to much fun?When I get back home from Ca. I will post a pic of the quilt I used it in. I finally got my camera back from my daughter, so I can take pics and post them. Pam W

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    Too cute! You sure Sophie won't mind the cat material? (Probably not, dogs are sweet that way!) 8)

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    ooooooh what adorable blocks!!! I made a cat lap quilt a few years ago. It still needs to be layered and quilted. but I received all these cute blocks from a Secret Sister I had at the time. She sent me all the remaining fabrics. I found a neat fabric that looked like fur to sew the blocks together. I then added a border of cat paws in two corners.. I am thinking of appliquing a couple mice in the other corners, or a ball of wool or something so it looks like a cat was running around the edge of the quilt playing!!!

    Love the fabric you chose!!! How many blocks are you planning to make in total? It will make for an awesome quilt!

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    Your blocks are adorable! And very well done. I'm so glad you're enjoying yourself. It just gets better! Make more!

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    I've seen that cat fabric!! It's so much fun to see something done with it!! I lok forward to seeing more great work from you!! :D

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    You are doing great and I am so glad you are having FUN! Quilting is very addictive.

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    I also love your blocks, and you've given me yet another idea for a quilt ... like I need more ideas! Can't wait to see the finished product.

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    I love the cat fabric paired with the paws fabric--can't help but smile! Nice work!

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    Those are so cute!! Its going to be such a fun quilt!! You got a "woman cave" and wow! look at you go!!! I'm so glad you're having so much fun. Your blocks are turning out just wonderfully!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbsstrawberry
    Those are so cute!! Its going to be such a fun quilt!! You got a "woman cave" and wow! look at you go!!! I'm so glad you're having so much fun. Your blocks are turning out just wonderfully!!
    Now she has quilting fever :lol:

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    Good job!!
    Truly addicting. Now comes the hard part!!Walking past a fabric store without spending a fortune if you can't walk past the door!!
    Tricky

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    yor are doing great!! What wonderful first blocks. Can't wait to see the rest !

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    Wow, you just jumped right in there, didn't you. Good job. I would bet there are a lot of us that don't take lessons and wind up just taking the leap. It is fun. You'll find one challenge after another and find each one a good experience..

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    I love both of the blocks. I love the fabrics that you have chosen to use......especially the kitty fabric.

    Shirley

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    I am so envious of your points! :mrgreen: They are perfect. I need more practice. Love the fabric too.

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    too tooo tooo cute, I cant wait to see it all put together.


    Nanci :D

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    Love your 1st blocks...where are the next ones?? My cats would love to have your quilt. I had been looking at that cat fabric on line and hadn't bought any yet...now I will have too. You have a great idea!

    This hobby has become an obsession for me...don't know why..its fun though, isn't it?

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    I have all 3 of those fabrics!!! LOL

    Good job!

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    The final quilt :lol: If i ever get that far will have a total of 15 blocks and then 2 borders in cream and black and the binding will be the kitty kat or the paw print if I can find more of it. The solid blocks will be cream and black. I am nervous about putting It all together but, will figure it out. I spent another chunk of change :lol: tonight at JoAnn's in buffalo on the rest of the fabric for it and now just need to buy the batting. Help What kind of batting is best. I don't have a clue what to do once the top is done. How do I sew on borders. I am in new water. Give me a Daisy Kingdom dress or a bridal gown for that fact I will whip it right up for ya but, quilting. Eeek. New to me

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