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Thread: A short history of my quilting!

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    Unfortunately, my quilting history is necessarily short - since I've only been quilting for about a year! No place but up to go from here though, right?

    Here's the first quilt I made - it was for my niece. The top was hand pieced, but I needed it pretty quickly so I had to machine quilt it.

    (Also, this is my first time posting pictures...I hope it works...)

    Quilt for my niece.
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    You did a great job for first quilt. Very pretty. And even tho you have only been quilting you are one up on me as I have been quilting for about 37 years but still haven't figured out how to post pics to computer. And I have been working on computers for years also.

    Keep up the good work on your quilting and we look forward to seeing many many more!!!!

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    Keep them coming girl :!:

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    And here's the quilt I'm hand piecing right now. It's from Jinny Beyer's Quiltmaking by Hand book - and I think it's called "Golden Rectangle" - all the pieces are rectangles of course. :) I used fabric from Jinny Beyer's palette for this quilt. The quilt is separated into four panels. I have one completed, and am almost done with the second panel! Then I'll be halfway done! I can't believe it! Anyways...I'm also including a picture Jinny Beyer's quilt so you can get an idea what the finished product will look like.
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    and then! There's the project I'm so excited about I can hardly contain myself! I only recently found out about 30's reproduction prints, but I am absolutely in love.

    My mother signed us up for a quilt class - but I didn't know what the pattern was initially. I was really hoping it would be something like a dresden plate (as I just think those look adorable with 30's repro. fabrics), and it is!!!! (well - there's only one dresden plate in the middle, but then fans all around!) It will look so amazing with 30's prints! So I picked out my fabric last week.

    The class is tomorrow - and I can't wait! And for this quilt, I'll definitely be doing machine piecing, but I'm going to try to hand quilt it.

    I'm in fabric love!
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    a closeup of the fabric I'll use for the plate/fans! <3
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    I just wanted you to see the cute background fabric I'll be using. It's got such cute pastel dots!
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    Wow!!!! Love them both. Great job.

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    wonderful work....you are well on the way to being a pro :D

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    Welcome to the forum Bluedande!

    I love your chosice of fabrics for the dresdin, have fun at your class, you will learn a lot!

    Love your other quilts too!

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    Welcome.

    You're off to a great start. I like all your quilts. You did a good job on your niece's quilt and the Jinny Beyer bargello one is going to look lovely when done.

    I loved 30's repro fabrics before I knew that that was what they were called, and a DP is perfect for those fabrics. I am looking forward to seeing your DP blocks/quilt.

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    Your points/square corners match really well. Great job!

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    Very pretty!!

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    Very pretty! You did great for your first time! Thanks for sharing.

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    Great fabrics! I love the dresden plate, too, but I think it's too advanced for me. Maybe after a few more easy projects.

    Keep us posted.

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    Great work!!
    And I love the 30's repos, i have made some from them
    Can't wait to see more

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    Can't wait to see the Dresden Plate. Love 30's repro fabric. It'll be perfect!!

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    Great Job on the quilts and will be eagerly awaiting the latest project :mrgreen: How neat to take a class with your Mom .
    Sharon

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    Beautiful quilts!!! I love the fabrics for the Dresdan too!!! How awesome to be taking a class with your mom!!! :D :D :D

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    Those are great quilts and I love the fabric you chose for your Dresden plate. I can't wait to see the quilt.

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    Thanks so much everyone! Mom is picking me up from work today (yay for playin' hooky!) so we can carpool to the class. Hopefully I'll have a decent looking center to show you this evening after class. :)

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    I have fabric very similar and I think the dresdan plate pattern and the fabric are a perfect fit. Hope you can post pictures soon.

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    Great job on your quilts!! And I love your repro fabrics -- can't wait to see the quilt! :D

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    These bargello patterns are great!

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    Your quilts are great. I can't wait to see your current hand pieced one completed. Love the fabrics for the dresden plate.

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    WAY TO GO..... keep up the good work :D

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    SPEECHLESS!!!!!! For a new quilter you sure have not picked an easy pattern. You must carry on with your enthusiasm. ciao

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