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Thread: Sharing My Excitement - First Sewing/Quilting Project

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    Junior Member schnurke's Avatar
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    Sharing My Excitement - First Sewing/Quilting Project

    Under the mentorship of a close friend, the internet and many of you people, I am doing four pillow covers for my sofa with Amy Butler fabrics. I am sharing a pic of my first two rows sewn all together (on the left), as well as the next pillow I've got pieced out. So excited about this, because it is fun and I adore the fabric. Sorry the color is not very accurate on the first and the second is so dark--I don't have a flash on my camera. - Karen
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    Your pillows are looking great! I hope this opens a lifetime of sewing pleasure for you.

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    Thanks! A funny thing is, I've already fallen in love with another set of her fabrics, bought some and am planning a queen size quilt. First things first, though, of course! Before I do the queen quilt I will finish the pillows and use the rest of this fabric for a little throw/lap quilt.
    Karen

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    They will be wonderful when you complete them!

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    I will have to tell everyone who sits on my sofa to sit gently against them, hahaha.
    Karen

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    Pillows

    Wow, they look great, love the fabrics - GOOD JOB.

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    Welcome to a new world. Great job and I hope to see more of photos of your work in the future.

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    looks great good job!!!!
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    lovely fabrics. Amy Butlers fabrics are beautiful Great work!!!
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    They look great, well done. I smiled when I read how excited you are. It stays with you. I still get excited with my projects even after several years of quilting. You will have those cushions done in time for Christmas, ideal timing. Please show us the completed items and good luck with new projects you may be planning.

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    Junior Member schnurke's Avatar
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    Yes, Amy Butler rules. Thanks, everyone!
    Karen

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    Welcome to the wonderful world of quilting. It does a bit addictive, so be careful. But most of all, enjoy! Your pillows will be lovely. Lois

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    Very pretty!
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    Really Nice Pillow! Love the soft colors!

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    Colors

    The colors are actually brighter than they look here, but thank you!
    Karen

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    Welcome to the forum and to quilting, Karen. I am from Battle Creek and work at Quilts at the Marshall House in Marshall Michigan. Maybe you will stop by sometime. We don't have Amy Butler fabrics but 4,000+ bolts of lots of other things.

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    Great fabric for a great project.
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    Yep, sounds like you are hooked. You will find nothing but inspiration and encouragement here. Welcome to the world of quilting.

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    NO SURPRISE...the "BUG" has bit her...lol GOOD LUCK.

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    Great job..keep on creating....

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    Pillows are going to be awesome. I love AB fabrics with all the georgeous large prints. You go girl!
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    Yeah for you. It is a fun and rewarding passtime.
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    Welcome to the club of ever excited posters of our new projects. That thrill never seems to go away; at least not for me! I think you are already hooked, since you are planning your next project before this one is done... a sure sign. LOL.
    Hugs and smiles and have lots of fun making your awesome pillows. We look forward to seeing them as finished projects on your sofa.
    Linda Wedge White

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    Your pillows are very pretty. Please post another picture when they are finished. Another quilter hooked! lol

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    Gorgeous fabrics. Welcome to the wonderful world of quilting.

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