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Thread: Whirling Leaves Quilt - My 1st real quilt attempt - a OBW

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    Never could find the doohicky that connects the camera to the computer, so DH went out and bought a new gadget. Now I finally can post pictures of the One Block Wonder wall quilt I made from Ralph Lauren's Lakota Paisley fabric. I made it last Autumn when I first decided to get serious about learning to quilt. Being a newbie I made a mistake in choosing the fabric, but somehow that turned out to be serendipitous, because I now have something I would never have attempted if I had known better.
    Even though that fabric was gorgeous, it has a heavy suede-like quality. By the time I had it all pieced, I realized that getting a needle through all those heavy layers for quilting was not something I could do. So I used fusible batting and we use it as a wall hanging. The colors suit our great love of Autumn, so I named the quilt “Whirling Leaves”. (It felt a little presumptuous to name it, but I did it anyway to have some fun.)

    My second quilt, I gave away for a Pet Spay-a-Stray Raffle and never did get more than fuzzy cell phone shots of it. It was kind of a log cabin with fabric prints I made from Henrietta Ronner-Knip’s Cat paintings in the big center squares. It is a Cat-Knip quilt. :lol: I’m going to put two awful cell phone photos below too. I didn't think to put a label on it either. Lessons learned along the way. Not to mention all the other lessons I've been learning the hard way about quilting. (For instance I had never even heard of squaring off the quilt.) :oops:

    Now though, I expect to improve in leaps and bounds as I have discovered you all and the font of combined wisdom and good advice on this terrific Quilting Board!

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    Ralph Lauren Lakota Paisley close-ups (this is a Huge print so I have put two.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by BuzzinBumble
    Never could find the doohicky that connects the camera to the computer, so DH went out and bought a new gadget. Now I finally can post pictures of the One Block Wonder wall quilt I made from Ralph Lauren's Lakota Paisley fabric. I made it last Autumn when I first decided to get serious about learning to quilt. Being a newbie I made a mistake in choosing the fabric, but somehow that turned out to be serendipitous, because I now have something I would never have attempted if I had known better.
    Even though that fabric was gorgeous, it has a heavy suede-like quality. By the time I had it all pieced, I realized that getting a needle through all those heavy layers for quilting was not something I could do. So I used fusible batting and we use it as a wall hanging. The colors suit our great love of Autumn, so I named the quilt “Whirling Leaves”. (It felt a little presumptuous to name it, but I did it anyway to have some fun.)

    My second quilt, I gave away for a Pet Spay-a-Stray Raffle and never did get more than a fuzzy cell phone shot of it. It was kind of a log cabin with fabric prints I made from Henrietta Ronner-Knip’s Cat paintings in the big center squares. It is a Cat-Knip quilt. :lol: I’m going to put that awful cell phone photo below too. I didn't think to put a label on it either. Lessons learned along the way. Not to mention all the other lessons I've been learning the hard way about quilting. (For instance I had never even heard of squaring off the quilt.) :oops:

    Now though, I expect to improve in leaps and bounds as I have discovered you all and the font of combined wisdom and good advice on this terrific Quilting Board!
    cool !!

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    Beautiful choice for a OBW. It is stunning

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    Wow -- it's beautiful

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    OOOH! Pretty! I'm so glad you pushed thru to finish it, and now you know what kind of fabric will NOT work well for a quilt.

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    I like it! First OBW that could inspire me to make one myself. Good job!

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    Wow...I was trying to imagine what the fabric looked like before you started, and I totally didn't get it right (in my mind). That is an awesome quilt. THANKS for sharing.

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    Beautiful

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    Wow! This turned out beautifully!

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    Nicely done! I like how the ivory background shows up! <3

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    Your work is beautiful and inspiring. Absolutely amazing for a relative beginner. Thanks for sharing.

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    Your OBW is absolutely great!

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    They are both lovely. You did great work. Thanks for sharing.

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    I absolutely adore paisley!!! Fantastic OBW!!! Your kitty quilt has very nice panels/fussy cuts in it. I love the fabrics.

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    This is gorgeous! Love the fabric that you chose.

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    Love it. Can't go wrong with OBW.

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    Usually I can't look at OBW's because they make me nauseas :0(. It is something visual. But your color pallet and block placement are very calming. I love it.

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    Beautiful

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    that's an amazing quilt!!! i love the colors. i can't believe this is your first real quilt! you're a natural :)

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    This is by far my FAVORITE OBW that I have EVER seen on this board! I don't tend to like them, but when I look at yours... the paisley just works so perfectly in this! You have such movement... love it!

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    beautiful!

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    Looks pretty darned good to me. I think you are a natural. Good job, I love both of them.

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    Thank you everyone for such encouraging comments!
    It is a lovely paisley and I think the base fabric makes or breaks a OBW.

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    LOl....if this was your first real attempt...I can only imagine what's coming! Great job!!

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    I like your OBW but sure wish I could have made an offer on the cat quilt. Just really appealed to me. Sigh. will have to put one on my long list of things to do!

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