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Thread: Wow,my first block!

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    Super Member mimee4's Avatar
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    You have begun a new and exciting chapter in your life - featherweight and fabric. Welcome!!!!

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    You did a good job, try to even the intersections up a little more. Just trying to be helpful, it takes a while to get it all figured out.

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    Great job and I love the colors! Be sure to post it when you are finished.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jingleberry
    You did a good job, try to even the intersections up a little more. Just trying to be helpful, it takes a while to get it all figured out.
    Watch Eleanor Burns' show or videos. She great at "marrying up" her seams. But, don't stress out over it. When I look at some of my first attempts your's looks professional! Some of my corners were 1/4" or more off. Watch all the tv shows and videos that you can, read, take a class at a local fabric shop, etc. It's a great skill to learn and pass on to future generations. I personally come from several generations of quilters and can't wait until my daughter shows a little more interest. Somewhere on here is a "Newbie" helpful hints thread and it's pretty good if you can find it.

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    Beautiful work! I started quilting a year and a half ago, and I'm hopelessly hooked. And prolific. I've been finishing a quilt a month. I'm disabled, and so lots of time to sew.

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    Fabulous job! You're now on your way to fun with quilting!! So many possibilities....so much fun...and welcome to the board from VA! You will love all that you see and learn! happy quilting!! :D :D

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    Ditto on the fabric colors and pattern. You're doing a great job and the colors are lovely together.

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    Thank you all so much for your encouragement. I will post the top when finished. Thanks for the tip re: Eleanor Burns. I will look for those. I just wished I had learned to sew from Grandma before she died. I did learn to crochet, though. Thank you, thank you... I love this board!

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    Wonderful! good for you. A Featherweight? Geesh, hang on to it or it may walk off in the night.

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    That looks great...I have my very first block ready to be sewed tomorrow myself too...that is so pretty....

    Love those colors

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    Share your first block, please!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annaleehunter
    Share your first block, please!
    I second that. Always show off you work.

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    love the colors

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    You go girl. Getting sewing is the most important step, and You Are On Your Way!!

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    Nicejob .You keep going girl

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    Congratulations! You are off to a great start!

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    Please be sure to hang on to that machine. They are priceless and so hard to find. I have one with all attachments, that my husband bought years ago at a garage sale for $10.00 and was offered $125.00 that same day. You can order books on Featherweights and go to Singer.com to discover the year it was "born" by looking at the serial #. It is really a unique little machine and sews beautifully. For anyone who knows about sewing they will pay HIGH dollar for them, so don't let it go. If you decide to do a Log Cabin quilt in the future, I hightly recommend Log Cabin Quilts in a Day book by Eleanor Burns. Her shows ar really good to teach you different teniques and lots of help if you don't have someone close by to help. Try and find a quilt guild where you are and join, you can learn so much, whether you are new at quilting or have quilted for a long time. This is a great site with so much info, and everyone so willing to help. Congratulations on your new found hobby, you will love it. Don't forget to continue to crochet though, both are great fun. Gerbie

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    What kind of puppy is that? I have a cocker spaniel and I call her Flopsie Mopsie, eventhough her name is Chloe!

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    great job. and your color choice is great to. keep up the good work and keep us up dated on how its gone. I am new to quilting to and I am teaching my self to quilt also. it is exciting to make something come alive. Penny

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