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My ghastly quilt top!

Old 03-11-2012, 07:24 PM
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Well, using the guideline of how it looks from a galloping horse, when it's finished, it is going to be very pretty!!!
When you quilt it, nobody will notice anything that doesn't line up perzackly.
It has a kind of vintage look to the fabrics. Definitely, a keeper!!!
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Old 03-11-2012, 07:43 PM
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The quilting will make it beautiful, I don't think it is bad at all for your first quilt. The colors are nice together. You are probably tired of looking at it. I get tired of looking at mine because it takes so long to finish one, but if I put it away for a while and look at it again it looks better.
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Old 03-11-2012, 08:05 PM
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i like that it's a bit unconventional. it makes the "eye" more interested. and y' know what? any quilt that gets finished is a GOOD quilt! you're light years ahead of many of us, here. i say finish it off, dust off your hands, smile, and say"job well done"!
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Old 03-11-2012, 08:07 PM
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Don't be so hard on yoourself. This is a fine looking top.
Suggestion. I presume you are already pinning when you are sewing across seams. Someone mentioned this tip to me. When you pin, consider which way each seam allowance you are crossing goes. The one on the top should go towards the needle, the bottom, away. If you do the reverse, the crossed seams will tend to be pushed apart. With this, they will be held in place. Sometimes, in doing this, I find I have twisted the seam allowance. I then clip the allowance (once) so it will lie flat. A year or so ago, my guild was making a project together. Several quilters who are more experienced than I grumbled about this problem. after a quick hint, they all made perfect seams.
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Old 03-11-2012, 08:07 PM
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I like it too. I like Deb Tuckers ruler for flying geese and try Ricky Tims one seam flying geese.Very simple and always easy to put together. I think you did a great job.
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Old 03-11-2012, 09:22 PM
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That is pretty.
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Old 03-12-2012, 12:35 AM
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I've seen pictured many quilts I personally thought were ugly, but this is not in that category at all--it's beautiful! It looks quite modern, and will undoubtedly be even more charming once quilted!
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Old 03-12-2012, 12:59 AM
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Make sure you have the correct presser foot. With my old kenmore machine, I simply had to use a 1/4" presser foot. However, with my new Viking, I need the 'piecing foot', not the 1/4" presser foot.

There's nothing wrong with your quilt. It may not be perfect, but what quilt is? Have you learned something? I'm sure you've learned a lot. You will continue to learn too, for many years. Did you enjoy making it? Cutting, sewing, piecing it? Good for you! Congratulations on completing your first quilt top. You're not done yet. You still have the pleasure of quilting and binding it. Good luck and welcome to the wonderful world of quilting!
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Old 03-12-2012, 02:05 AM
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I can't see anything wrong with it! I like it!!
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Old 03-12-2012, 02:21 AM
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A difficult pattern for a first quilt and you can be proud of yourself. It is lovely.
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