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Thread: Newbie's First

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    I know that many of you are probably well seasoned in the field of quilting, but I have just started. I have taken no lessons, only read books and tried to re-create things I've seen (in my own style).
    So..without further delay...here are my first two finished projects.
    The deer set is ready to give to my son for his wedding gift.
    I quilted in the black lines of the 4 placemats and did a straight line quilt on all the other items: double oven mitt, fingertip oven mit, 2 pot holders (one not shown).
    The cola bag is for a quick carrying around of my laptop. I took several ideas and popped them into one case. Not bad for a beginner (in my humble opinion). This was the VERY FIRST quilting project I ever did.

    Why aren't my pictures showing...I used the Attach Files, they are .jpg and they are less than 300K

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    waiting on pics.........

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    Trying to insert the pictures again

    My VERY FIRST quilting project, Laptop Case
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    My Son's wedding gift
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    Wow, you did an awesome job! These were your first projects? I love the deer set, very, very nice job.

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    Tracy, those look great! I love the laptop case. Sure could use one of those!

    And Welcome from Houston.

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    oh yes! you definitely have a bright future in quilting!!!! :thumbup:

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    The laptop bag WAS my very first quilting project, yes.
    Then my husband suggested placemats for our sons wedding.
    I tried a few samplers (pot holder) and found it to be easy...So i created a template for the size mats I wanted and kept on going from there

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    Your work looks great!!! You're off to a wonderful start. Welcome to the board from Southern California.

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    Well, with a start like that- we expect many more wonderful things from you in the future! :0) Very good job- you have an aptitude for this!

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    These are just great and since you indicate that the placemats and the matching pot holders and oven mits are for you son's wedding, does this mean the kids are growing up and now you might have time for some quilting projects???

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    Love all the pictures, the placemat fabric is beautiful.

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    Those look fantastic love the placemats

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    Beautiful work. Congratulations on having a great first project! And Welcome to the board from Missouri!

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    Hi and welcome! Great job and I love the coke things!

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    They are all beautifully done!!! I look forward to seeing more of your work :D :D :D

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    First projects? Those are great!

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    They are beautiful. What a great job.

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    Kudos on a great job!!

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    You did a GREAT job. Congratulations!
    Seasoned or not, it is always very exciting to see someone step on out and try to do something they are not sure they can do.
    You must be very pleased with your fine projects, the techniques you learned to use, and actually completing your first works.
    Now ... the fun really begins. What are you going to do with the leftovers from your projects (or, as we in the quilting world speak of them - - your scraps!)

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    Wow!! What a great job. Love them.

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    Very Cute! They look wonderful.

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    Looks like you are a natural! Make more!

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    I think your kidding us about being a Newbie... You sure could have fooled me, if so... Great job~ Love the prints on your place mates etc...

    Be sure to share more...

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    Not bad at all for a self-taught newbie. If that was your first, I can only imagine the fabulous things to come.

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    Oh goodness--you'll a quilter for sure. What's next?! :D

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