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    Super Member Kitsie's Avatar
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    Top is a picture of my second attempt to piece this flower! I had to unpick several times! The first one I attempted was dumped in in the trash! Note how beautifully square it is and the petals come to a nice "V" at the top. If I join it to anything else ALL the points will disappear into the seam allowance! ROTFL!

    The second one is an untrimmed or blocked block from today. Hopefully a whole lot better!

    So newbies, keep on trying, read a lot, look at lots of pictures and enjoy all the help and advice given here.

    Anyone else have pictures of "firsts"?

    And thanks always to my best friend who got me into quilting then said virtually, "That just not going to do it. Any other hobbies you like?"

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    awesome, great work

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    I love the colors and fabrics in your piece from today! They're so elegant! Thanks for the inspiring message too! I hope to be making such strides after just 2 years!

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    beautiful colors. I really like the block.

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    You've come a long way, Baby! :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by virtualbernie
    You've come a long way, Baby! :-D
    Glad you kept on trying. Major improvement.

    :lol:

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    The old saying about practice makes perfect sure applies to quilting! I am not trying for perfect but satisfactory... :-D :-D

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    You have come a longs way baby :wink: LOL Great job and Thanks for sharing the before and now pics :thumbup:

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    Very nice!

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    You have come a long way and what a great job. Love the colors and pattern of block #2.

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    :) See it pays to trudge on and blossom! Great block btw.

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    great! What a friend!

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    I'm impressed with that untrimmed block. And, yes, I made just about every mistake known in some of my first blocks. Truth be told, I'm still making mistakes but I hope not as many. LOL

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    I love the block from today. I still go back to the first quilts I made and compare. It helps me realize I am getting better. (I still have a long way to go) I looked at my third quilt that was all stars. My points were really pretty good. I only lost a few. I am amazed because I sure didn't know what I was doing. Just lucky on that one.

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    Lovely block. Lovely colors.

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    Our Mom's were right, all it takes is a LOT of practice! I love the pink.

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    What an improvement over time & practice!!! I love your colors in your block!!

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    Oh I love your block and the fabrics you used! Yep, you have improved. :)

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    Keep it up...you are getting so good!!! Great looking block! :thumbup:

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    Thanks! Just 2 more blocks to go and then all the sashing and corner stars, etc.

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    Perseverance pays off. Beautiful block from "today". My grandmother always said, "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again." That is my mantra and I can see you are living proof that it works.

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    Love your second blk, I just bought that whole line a week ago and the black witht the pink roses too that goes with it....
    very nice.

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    Thank you for sharing these with us :D:D:D

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