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    Junior Member Arizona Sunrises's Avatar
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    This is what I've done so far. Not too bad considering I was flying by the seat of my pants and didn't have a clue what I was doing at the time.

    Baby quilt for a co-worker. Not too bad for a first try.
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    T-shirt quilt (unfinished) for a friend whose father passed away last fall. She didn't want to get rid of the shirts but knew it was time. It was a good compromise.

    I just wish I had the Pfaff then instead of that [email protected]#!#$!# old Kenmore.
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    Welcome to the Board from Memphis TN!
    I love the baby quilt, that is what I'm hung up on right now.

    I admire your tshirt quilt. I've had several ask me to do one and I wouldn't try it. Seems too difficult to me.


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    Good looking quilts. I haven't tried a tshirt quilt, dont know if I will, we'll see.

    Kyia

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplemem
    Welcome to the Board from Memphis TN!
    I love the baby quilt, that is what I'm hung up on right now.

    I admire your tshirt quilt. I've had several ask me to do one and I wouldn't try it. Seems too difficult to me.

    Thanks. I love baby things in general. I have several others planned, but I have other projects to finish first.


    The tshirt quilt really isn't as difficult as it sounds. :) Iron the interfacing to the back--use the stuff just thicker than feather-weight. Cut the large blocks--mine were 16" square. Sew the sashing. Keep your iron hot and handy because some of the interfacing will try to come loose as you're manhandling it.

    If I can do it with my lack of experience, you definitely can. Grab a couple of old, worn, stained t-shirts that are ready for the trash bin and experiment. :) I think you'll be surprised at how well the stretchy material behaves with the stuff ironed to the back.

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    Beautiful work! You don't look like a beginner. Was the t-shirt quilt hard? I've saved two shirts so far!

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    Welcome Arizona Sunrises!! You will love all the helpful people on this board. Your first attempts at quilting are pretty darned good. You started with a hard one. Great job! Jan

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    Very nice!!!!

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    Welcome to the Quilting Board group! Hey, if you are a "noob" you are a natural! I am impressed. Keep sewing and posting.

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    :D Great job! Keep up the posts.
    Welcome from CA

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    Welcome to the board. Great job!

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    Nice work.

    I am actually making the hugs & kisses (Steph's quilt) right now. I love the pattern and plan on making it more than once. Did you strip piece or did you piece block by block? I originally strip pieced, but I am now ripping each block apart and putting them back piece by piece as my 1/4 seem was no where near accurate.

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    love the baby quilt. the colors are fantastic.
    are those the red rocks of sedona in your avatar?? very nice

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    Welcome to the board! Your quilts are great for being a noob. Keep up the good work!

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    You did an awesome job on these!!!

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    Wow, You really did a nice job on the quilts. I have been wanting to do a T Shirt quilt for soooo long. I think I will now!!!

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    both of them look good.

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    Hi from Mass. Great job.

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    These quilts are great, if you are new, what will we see when you no longer consider yourself a noob? Keep up the great work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kinkajou
    Nice work.

    I am actually making the hugs & kisses (Steph's quilt) right now. I love the pattern and plan on making it more than once. Did you strip piece or did you piece block by block? I originally strip pieced, but I am now ripping each block apart and putting them back piece by piece as my 1/4 seem was no where near accurate.
    One by one by one...

    :lol: I didn't know about strip piecing or have the forethought to even think of it at the time. Nor did I for the other block quilt that I was working on at the time (and am currently sewing together).

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    Quote Originally Posted by nanabirdmo
    love the baby quilt. the colors are fantastic.
    are those the red rocks of sedona in your avatar?? very nice

    Yes, ma'am. That's Sedona. It's such an absolutely gorgeous place. I live in the Phoenix area and it's not nearly as pretty...but I have views of the rocks in Papago Park, so I can't complain.

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    You gals are great. You're just like the mom saying "Aww...that's so precious" before you hang the macaroni art on the fridge. :mrgreen:

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    Great job! The baby quilt is so cute!

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    Great job on both quilts-you do not look like a newbie to me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arizona Sunrises
    You gals are great. You're just like the mom saying "Aww...that's so precious" before you hang the macaroni art on the fridge. :mrgreen:
    LOL!!

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    I love your quilts. Not bad at all. Welcome to the board from Washington State

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