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Thread: Please give me a push to finish this one!

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    Please give me a push to finish this one!

    I have really gotten in over my head on this project. Only bought my first sewing machine in November and then foolishly charged right into something that I had no idea would be this difficult! The quilt police I hear you all speak of would have a field day with my points and seams. But... I only have three more star things to go and then some easy borders. This will be my first experience with hand quilting too. Despite some pretty glaring flaws it is kind of pretty My seven year old will love it anyway Thanks for looking, I am learning a lot from this board!


    Sorry meant to say "Please" in the title. When I am tired apparently I make up my own language. Argh! and I can not figure out how to edit the title.
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    I think its beautiful. Love the fabrics you used!!

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    it's very pretty. trial by fire. if you still want to quilt after this, then all is well. finish up and move on to something fun ;-)
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    I don't see a thing wrong with it. You're too hard on yourself. This will be a gorgeous quilt. Is that encouragement enough?

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    I think I love you! My husband totally does.not.get.it. But then you probably won't find me out on the riding mover with a cigar in my mouth and my top off either. (his hobby)

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    I think its beautiful. ...what is the pattern name?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tealfalcon View Post
    I think its beautiful. ...what is the pattern name?
    Sarah Fielke's Jazz Hands from Material Obsession 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by Susan7639 View Post
    Sarah Fielke's Jazz Hands from Material Obsession 2
    Ty I will have to look into getting it bc I love love your quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tealfalcon View Post
    Ty I will have to look into getting it bc I love love your quilt.
    many thanks! my library has it....

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    Looks lovely to me. You sure picked a difficult looking one, but it looks great! Keep going.. just like anything else, it gets better with practice.

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    That's impressive! I don't think you were foolish at all...

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    Looks great to me, just keep going. We are our worse critics.

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    This is definitely not a beginner pattern. But I think you have done a wonderful job persevering on through to the end. Looks like you've learned a lot. You used some beautiful fabrics. And the best compliment of all, your seven year old is going to love it. They will not be looking for perfect. They will know how much you love them to make this beauty for them. I like it!
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    Wow, that is a beautiful quilt and especially for your first one.

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    You have more moxie (The ability to face difficulty with spirit and courage) than myself!! It looks absolutely beautiful!!!
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    You did a wonderful job on this quilt. Congratulations!

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    You did a wonderful job when choosing your fabrics and with the placement of them. Looks like you did a lot of fussy cutting on them as well. I think your top is gorgeous.

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    You really did pick a tough one to start your quilting career! But I'm sure it has taught you so much in the process, that you will love it forever. I made a sort of quilt for my grandson when he was 7. It is one of my favorites because I both discovered and learned so much! But if you look at it as critically as I do, it stinks!

    Your blocks look super and I can't see anything wrong with it. About 6 months after you're done with it, you will look at it and see it's true beauty. Then you will be able to really enjoy it.

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    I only make "safety" quilts.......no sharp points! Beautiful quilt and job well done

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    I am not a beginner and it would have been difficult to make a beautiful quilt such as this. I love the colors and the pattern in it. Keep on going, I have a feeling you are going to be an expert at quilting before too long.

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    That is beautiful! Keep on sewing, your doing great!
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    Fantastic job! Keep up the great work!
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    You are doing fantastic and you're perseverance will be well worth it!

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    Thank you all so much for your kind words. I drew the seam allowance on each side of each piece with a pencil that is how rookie I am but I couldn't figure out how to do a y seam without the marks. You all have made my day!!!

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    I think that quilt is just beautiful. A hard looking pattern to my eye, and you made it. Don't let the difficulty of this quilt stop you. In fact, having done this quilt, you now know that you can do ANYTHING!!!! Go for it.
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