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Thread: Second attempt.

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    Second attempt.

    I'm a novice quilter, which might be a generous evaluation, but here is my second top pieced and ready for batting and backing. This quilt pattern and project by Kim Brackett is found on p82 in the McCall's Quilting Jan/Feb 2010

    My very first quilt would be a first rate furniture pad.(second attachment)
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    Last edited by Theoriginalkim; 11-18-2012 at 08:35 PM. Reason: Credit for block pattern

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    I think you are way too hard on yourself. Both look fine to me, not even considering they are first quilts. Your corner matching is great. Good job on both.

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    Like most quilters you are being way too hard on yourself. People view the quilt as a whole. You made it and you know every tiny little bobble. But I don't see them. I don't look for them. I think both quilts look like great. You should be so proud.
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    Another vote for you are too hard on yourself. As a novice your choice of projects is intricate...congratulations on a job well done.
    ....if you do nothing there will be no result. Mahatma Gandhi

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    very nice quilt!

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    Thank you all. This will truly be a hobby I will enjoy. (I need a new camera!)

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    Those are pretty doggone good for a novice. The 2nd one is really, really pretty and I'm sure it will be awesome when it's quilted. Give yourself a pat on the back.

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    Your quilts are just fine, love the 2nd one. You sure didn't start out like a lot of people do with a simple 9 patch! You are doing great, keep it up.
    Live and let live!

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    Wow are you sure you are a beginner? I love the second project which is now on my to do list. Soon you will be addicted and no longer a hobby but a passion. Keep going.
    Finished is better than a UFO

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    Both your quilts are great! Your second has improved and so will be your third, forth, fifth .....If my first quilt had been that good, I would have been thrilled.

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    they are both great.
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    Your quilts look wonderful. You do great work, keep at it.
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    You did a great job! Thanks for posting.

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    both quilts are very nice

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    I'm not sure I would tackle either of those quilts and I have made a lot of quilts! I admit I like a faster turn around time and rarely take time to do such beautiful piecing.

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    Samplers are great learning quilts and yours is just fine. Your second "attempt" is just awesome! Keep quilting ...

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    well i think they are nice just keep at it!!!
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    Way to hard on yourself, both quilts are wonderful.

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    they both look great, don't be too critical, just enjoy the process. the more you do the more confidence you will gain, but your work is wonderful

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    You should be proud of yourself, both quilts are beautiful!
    Eat, quilt, sleep, repeat



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    Both are terrific, great job and thank you for sharing
    Have a Blessed day
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    Both your quilts are great! Your second has improved and so will be your third, forth, fifth .....If my first quilt had been that good, I would have been thrilled.
    Ditto on this quote. Relax and enjoy the process. You are doing a great job!
    Jojos Nana, Carol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anael View Post
    You should be proud of yourself, both quilts are beautiful!
    Welcome from Northern California. As others have said ease up on yourself. you do beautiful work. You even posted a picture I still have to do that. All around you are doing great. Look forward to seeing more from you. BrendaK
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    Wow these are absolutely stunning!!! Well if these are your first attempts, can't wait to see the future ones!
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