Category Archives: my first quilt

Ahh…Tesnsion

Last night I was happily quilting along, having a grand old time while watching quilt cam.  I couldn’t believe how much progress I was making, and how much better my quilting was looking from when I first started this pattern … Continue reading

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My First Quilt – Basted

It feels like forever since I finished the top and backing of my first quilt.  I just looked back in my archives, and realized that it’s been about a month and a half!  That’s a long time to let a … Continue reading

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Leftovers

My first quilt top is finally done!  It was an incredible learning experience all the way around.  It’s about the farthest thing from perfect, but I absolutely love it.  When I originally envisioned the quilt, I thought I would use … Continue reading

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My First Quilt – The Layout

Laying out the quilt top was by far the hardest part of the process thus far.  I know I made it a much bigger deal than I needed to, but I really wanted a layout that I would love for … Continue reading

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My First Quilt – The Time Has Come

I just finished sewing the last seam on the last block for my sister’s choice quilt.  Having been working on this quilt for over a year now, it’s a very strange feeling not to have any more blocks to make.  … Continue reading

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My First Quilt – Nearly There

My goal was to finish 9 blocks a week so that I could have all of the blocks I need done in three weeks.  It turns out that I blew that goal out of the water.  I finished 15 blocks … Continue reading

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My First Quilt – More Fussy Cutting

I got another 15 blocks done this week for my sister’s choice quilt.  It took quite a while to cut the fabrics for these blocks because I fussy cut all of the squares for the center nine patches.  It’s amazing … Continue reading

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Bee in My Bonnet

After finishing my table runner, I really want to finish a bed quilt.  And while I’m very excited about Bonnie’s mystery, and I’m close to finishing the units for it, I’m pretty set on finishing the first quilt I started … Continue reading

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My First Quilt – Fussy Cut Centers and Changing Plans

While I was fussy cutting for the *Picture-Perfect* Polaroid Block Swap, it occurred to me that it would be fun to sprinkle some fussy cuts in my sister’s choice quilt.  Since I was already fussy cutting, I set aside some … Continue reading

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My First Quilt – Two More Blocks

I actually made these blocks about a month ago, but then the end of the semester ate my life and I didn’t get the chance to write about them.  I’m just finishing my last project for the semester today, so … Continue reading

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My First Quilt – 12 Blocks Finished

This past weekend, I finished three more blocks for the quilt.  I really like all three of them, but I think the one with the orange is my favorite.  My husband’s favorite is the brown one.  That’s really saying something … Continue reading

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Beginning My First Quilt

Ever since I was a little girl, I have wanted to quilt.  I would get excited for quilting shows the way most children would get excited for cartoons.  But it was always just a dream.  I never really thought that … Continue reading

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