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    My first quilt

    My mum introduced me to quilting when I went with her to a quilt show in Newcastle. I hadn't quilted before but I fell in love with this pattern by Nancy Halvorsen.

    [attachment=0:293eet3n]Love is Quilt.jpg[/attachment:293eet3n]

    It's taken me over a year of doing a bit here and there when I was at university but it's nearly done. I've hand quilted the main body but I'm just finishing it off by machine quilting in the borders. I think I jumped in at the deep end with piecing, hand applique and hand quilting but I've loved every minute of it.
    Quilting through the dull times
    northstarquilting.blogspot.com

    #2
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    very nice!! is it applique or are they panels? it looks wonderful....
    Michele

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      #3
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      It's all applique. It took forever, particularly the Noah's arc panel in the top left!
      Quilting through the dull times
      northstarquilting.blogspot.com

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        #4
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        Oh wow! What a gorgeous quilt. A-Mazing for a first one!! Good job. You are so talented! Thanks so much for sharing that pic with with us.

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          #5
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          You did an awesome job! Never would have guessed it was your first quilt. Thanks for sharing.
          Niki (Niurka)

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            #6
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            Holy Cow! This is your first quilt? I would never have tried that as my first one! Although, I remember my first counted cross stitch,and I jumped into the deep end of the pool there too.
            It is beautiful! Thanks for sharing!
            Be who you are and say what you feel
            because those who mind don't matter,
            and those who matter don't mind. - Dr. Seuss

            http://www.toggpine.wordpress.com

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              I've finished the love is.. quilt and I've dug out this one which I started when I got a little bored of the first one. This is about a third of the finished quilt. I'm hoping to finish it before I move house but that's in 2 weeks so I think I'd better get a wriggle on.

              [attachment=0:gbuyp1l1]CIMG0228.jpg[/attachment:gbuyp1l1]

              I've already planned my next quilt. I saw Sarah's blog entry about the disappearing 9 patch and thought it was really cute. It'll be nice to do a quilt that doesn't have any appliqué for a change so I've ordered 3 of the Moda Arcadia charm packs and I'm going to give it a go. Just have to wait for them to fly across the Atlantic!
              Quilting through the dull times
              northstarquilting.blogspot.com

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                #8
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                Oh MY GOSH!! You are so brave. These quilts are gorgeous!! I love that your first ones are the kind most of us consider 'hard'.

                You are gonna love the disappearing nine patch! It is seriously amazing. Quick and easy! (thanks for putting up the pics, too!)

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                  #9
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                  I shall just hide my head in shame, and bow down to you. I would have never tried something like those two. I am just happy to get to spend time at the machine getting through as many seams as I can before I get interrupted! They are beautiful!
                  Be who you are and say what you feel
                  because those who mind don't matter,
                  and those who matter don't mind. - Dr. Seuss

                  http://www.toggpine.wordpress.com

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                    #10
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                    Oh My Goodness.. your MUM gifted you in a way most of us only dream of .. your quilts are delightful. thanks for sharing.
                    If you can't see it riding by on a fast horse - it ain't there.

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                      #11
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                      Wow! Smooth beautiful quilting! Great job! Where did you find those patterns? :P
                      To stitch or not to stitch... There is no question.

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                        #12
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                        Yes, beautiful quilts! Once you start, you just can't stop! Keep up the good work!

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                          #13
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                          The first pattern was from a book I bought from my LQS's stall at the show. It's called Love is, published by Art to Heart and the designer is Nancy Halvorsen. It's really cute and it has all sorts of matching projects from table runners to bags. It's published in the US so you can probably get your hands on it. Here's a pic of the front and back:

                          [attachment=2:37m31w4n]LoveIs.JPG[/attachment:37m31w4n][attachment=1:37m31w4n]LoveIsBACK.JPG[/attachment:37m31w4n]
                          The newest one is a book I picked up when I went into the shop to buy fabric for the borders and backing. I thouht I could do bits of it to give myself a break during the hand quilting. The book's called The Gift of Friendship; published by the birdhouse, designed by Natalie bird. It's Australian!!! Didn't realise that, no idea how it got to the UK.

                          [attachment=0:37m31w4n]Gift_of_Friendship.jpg[/attachment:37m31w4n]
                          Quilting through the dull times
                          northstarquilting.blogspot.com

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                            #14
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                            well done with this quilt. my first was a mess. you should be very proud of yourself..

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                              wow, you are very good. i must try applicay some time.
                              my next class is for machine quilting. i'll keep you posted.
                              all the best, Gina from Mpls
                              all the best
                              Gina

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