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Thread: My zero quilt and first quilt (top)

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    My zero quilt and first quilt (top)

    I would like to present my "zero quilt" and first quilt. The zero quilt is called that because I consider it a piece where all possible mistakes got accumulated so that I don't make them in my next works from then on. Then there goes the first "real" quilt that I am going to use at home (the zero one is intended as a picnic blanket - it is not "too good to put on ground"). The first quilt is a top only right now - I am going to buy batting and finish it after the next salary arrives on my account.

    Mistakes or no mistakes, I also made a simple matching bag to keep the picnic blanket in. I hope it will be useful. I have already used it on one picnic and it felt good.






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    Welcome to the QB. You are a brave one to do this "zero" for your first quilt ! You've done a really great job. We learn by our mistakes. Don't let them discourage you. I've learned to just keep going and try to do better the next time. My kids don't care about "mistakes" and I've learned not to tell them about it. It's a great feeling to see them wrapped up in something you've made.
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    great job! my first quilt was a disaster

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    Good grief! You chose a really challenging pattern to begin with. All those points and sashing squares to match! Wow! You did an amazing job!
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    nicely done, i love the bag idea
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    great first quilt
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    Your first quilt looks wonderful. Love the name ...... zero quilt.

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    Welcome from Northern California. You have done a super job. I also love the idea of the bag. BrendaK
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    Very nice quilt and bag. Love your "zero" idea, very clever!

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    I see no mistakes. Great quilt!

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    Great quilt. I see you tackled "Y" seams on your 'first' quilt... nobody told you they were hard! And you handled them nicely.

    Love the picnic quilt and bag to carry it in. I'll have to remember that.

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    I didn't see anything wrong with either quilt. Just remember we are our worst critics. Just keep making quilts and you will be more pleased with them.

    Welcome to this board, lots of helpful people here.
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    Very nicely done.

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    Your quilt is lovely, and what a great idea on the bag.
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    I wish I could say that my "zero" quilt looked anywhere near that good.

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    Welcome to the QB...you certainly stepped out of the box for a first quilt project and you did it wonderfully. Congratulations...there is always something to learn in your quilting journey, I hope you enjoy it every step of the way.
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    Both are very nice, you did a great job.

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    Very pretty. Looks like you have been quilting a long time!
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    Keep sewing! We all make mistakes.
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    Welcome to the board! Awesome quilt! I really like the bag idea too. It is ready to go when you are.

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    Mistakes - Shmistakes. I see nothing wrong with your quilt. very good job!

    and I love the fact you are going to "use" it rather than just look at it. It will feel so good to know you put lots of time and love into every time you see it

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    You did a beautiful job. The print with the flowers is really striking. Thanks for showing us.
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    I think your "zero" quilt is great! You did a wonderful job and I love the matching bag. Your second quilt is great also. Pretty colors. You're doing good - keep going.

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    Welcome to the Board. I'm a newbie too. I have completed about a dozen or so quilts. I have been quilting less than 2 years and have learned the value of the QB. The support and encouragement are essential to your progress. These people are always kind and helpful and unselfishly share their expertise. Your first quilts look promising so try not to be too hard on yourself. Just see it as: Every mistake is a lesson learned! The quilting culture is filled with lifetime learners and much joy!
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    I threw away my first quilt. I think yours looks fine. What a challenge for your first quilt. Keep going - it gets better!

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