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Thread: Update: Am I heading in the.... I DID IT!...

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    OK, here goes, I am honestly nervous as a cat in a room full of rocking chairs.... LOL really I am! :?
    I wanted to share with you the finished product....my very first quilt . It is for my darling daughter who is expecting baby #2 in October.
    Everyone was so helpful in suggesting how to lay out the squares. I was going to do random but found out quickly I am NOT a random type of person!:lol: Thank you for all the suggestions and patience with all my questions.
    I wanted to choose a very simple pattern for my first attempt. I have learned alot along the way!!
    I know I wouldn't choose flannel again as it wrinkles like crazy no matter how many times I press it. And, it seems a bit stretchier than cotton fabrics.

    I did the border on the bias only because it was soooo crooked when I got it on straight of grain that the tiny check pattern was at least 6-7 squares off from top to bottom. I also loved the look of the tiny check on the bias, to give it some pizazz. Bias wasn't the best thing to start with.

    The quilting part is what I am unhappy with. I would take more time quilting it and probably wouldn't have used a feather stitch, SID would have been a better choice. I also thought the feather stiching would add more stability to the seams as it is flannel.The clock is ticking away and I have a ton more baby things to make in less than 2 weeks, (baby shower), so I decided to just let this one go.... but wish I could tear out the quilting part and do it over. :(
    I used pale blue stitching for the horizontal rows and variegated green for the vertical rows. I finished the border by doing a double stitching around the quilt one in blue, one in green.

    I backed it with the pale blue pin dot for the backing. The quilt measures aprox 50x60.

    So here it is, my first quilt!
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    Beautiful!! You did a great job!! Congratulations on getting your first quilt done!

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    It looks really great!

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    You did a fabulous job on it! I love it! Wish my first quilt was that good!!

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    You did a great job!!! Your daughter will love it!!

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    It looks amazing! Fantastic job, you should be proud!

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    fabulous job good going

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    It's beautiful! You did a great job and just look at all you learned. I've been sewing and quilting for more years than I like to admit and I still learn new things all the time, or do something on a quilt and find out that it isn't really the best choice. I can't think of a better way of learning. What are you going to tackle for your #2 quilt? Keep up the good work.

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    Congrats. It's perfect

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    Wow you did a Fantastic job for your first quilt, your DD.
    is going to be so pleased with her Moms first work and that baby will grow up to treasure it always.Keep up the wonderful work :D :thumbup:

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    I think it looks wonderful. Great job for your first quilt. Practice makes perfect, so keep on going. The more you do the better they get.

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    Congratulations! You did a lovely job. Your quilt just say lay gorgeous baby here. It looks soft and warm.

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    I think you did a wonderful job. Don't be so hard on yourself. Baby and mommy I am sure will love it. Wish my first looked so nice.

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    You did a really nice job, especially considering its your first quilt. Good job!

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    YOU MAKE AN A+! pretty pretty pretty!

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    It looks really sweet, I can totally see a little baby loving your quilt.

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    Awww, really pretty. Good job!

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    It looks wonderful from here! Great colors!

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    I think your 1st quilt is lovely congrats !
    Isn't is fun when you finally get to say,I made a quilt !!!

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    Very nice!!

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    it looks great! super cute material for a baby :thumbup:

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    boy us quilters can sure be hard on ourselves can't we. From here anyone would be proud to recieve the quilt you made. I'm sure it will be one of your daughters fav's. It is very pretty and I think you quilting looks fine.

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    Very pretty and nice job! I am on my third quilt and still learning!

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    Awww it is adorable! You should be very proud of yourself :D:D:D

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    Nice..congrats on the new grandbaby....crafty_linda_b

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