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Thread: ok, so I finished the top part of my first quilt

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    I'm not sure how many hours went into this but I spent a couple of hours for a couple of nights this week. Not sure if the hard part is over, or if this is just the beginning, lol! let me know what you think :)

    I realize that some of my lines are off center, but there's no way I'm taking them apart. Besides with the black stripe in between each row of colour, it's much less aparant.

    P.S, be nice, this is my first.

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    This is a beautiful quilt. Quite an undertaking for your first quilt. I think you are doing great! A natural born quilter, no doubt :D :D :D

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    No need to ''be nice" it's beautiful! Did the pattern sat to put the black between the rows like that or was it your own idea? I think it's beautiful!

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    I'm thinking it is totally LOVELY! WELL DONE! and BEAUTIFUL! You should be most proud. Also think I should give up the hobby, forget the possibility of a new machine and find some new interest as for a first quilt you have done a marvelous job!!! Also for a 4th 69th or 140th!!!
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    very very nice. you did a fabulous job. beautiful. keep quilting girlfriend. you're a natural :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Ya, well I just saw some pics in a book and I liked it. I think the normal trip around the world pattern doesn't have the black stripes in between the rows of colour, but I really like it this way. :)

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    I like the black strips too... gives it a bit of oomph!!! Well done.

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    You are doing fantastic! The wonderful part of this is that you're young and you'll be able to delight us with your creativity for many years to come. Keep that sewing machine motor running :):):)

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    Your first quilt looks a lot better than mine did. Great job. You'll be totally hooked after it's finished.

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    Beautiful!! You did an excellent job. The black sashing between your columns really makes your colors pop! Great first effort...you really seem to have a good eye for color and a gift for quilting!

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    Pretty spectacular, if you ask me! I think it's fantastic, not even mentioning "first!"

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    Wonderful Baren! :) Your first quilt top speaks volumes of what is to come. :)

    Good job! :)

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    amazing first quilt..you deserve a medal just for having the courage to do a quilt like that as your first effort..and then another for it turning out so wonderfully. From someone who hasnt got the courage but will one day! :thumbup:

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    Awesome job Melanie! I love that you added in the black sashing strips :thumbup: Brights with black are my favorites :D :D :D

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    Beautiful job, Melanie! So cheerful and bright! Keep quilting!

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    the black strips were a great idea. stunning quilt. absolutely wonderful. :P

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    WOW! :shock: I love it. An original design too! Such talent. Make more!

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    I really like your quilt...The colors are beautiful too...Great job!! :D

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    Very pretty and I like your colors. I hate pale colors except for babies. Made my first when I was about 17. I look back now, man it was awful. When I retired after I had discs surgery on my neck my mother gave me all her material stash, books and tools and Lord knows what else. I saw a throw for some Texas colleges and decided hey I can do that. After searching for it seemed like months I finally found the right color of maroon for Texas A & M. I made my son a queen size quilt in the Irish Chain and on the solid white squares I appliqued aTm. It turned out really nice but I can go back and see how much my quilting has improved since I under took this job. Keep this quilt for yourself and use it to see how much you have improved after you do several. I think I have made close to 20 quilts since I started. Keep up the good work.

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    Beautiful work and a tough quilt for your first.

    Great work. Kyia

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