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    I've purchases some beautiful jelly rolls from M* - this is not one of them. Since I am new to quilting I decided to get a cheaper jelly roll from Walmart to try out this method before messing up any of those.

    I was pretty happy with the way it turned out - except that it was much wider than it was long. I realized when I folded it in half to take a picture, that it would actually make two good size quilts for my year old twin grand-nieces so, here is Brooklyn's - completely done.

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    Sorry the picture is so blurry. It looked great on my phone. I attempted a few new (to me) tricks on these quilts, including a pieced backing with applique of their names. Stitching around those letters was not fun. Their names are so long - I didn't want to stitch it by hand (plus my hand sewing is awful) but trying to make all those curves on the machine was ...a little annoying.

    I just stitched in the ditch, and the quilting is...not good - but they are babies and their mom doesn't know anything about quilting so I don't care that much. I had a very hard time stopping and starting, and I know you're not suppose to but...I backstitched..

    All of my stitching is with white thread, which does not in any way hide any awful quilting, especially on the back, hahaha - but it's a first try!! I want to improve, but I'm not going to drive myself crazy over these two.

    I machine sewed the binding on one side, but then I felt like I wanted to try hand sewing it to complete it. What was I thinking? LOL - actually, I think I could see how sewing can be relaxing and fun, but I will probably stick to smaller projects like mug rugs. It took ALL day Saturday and I didn't get to start the second one. I guess I'll work on Adriana's a little bit at a time this week, while I'm watching tv. Then I will actually have two quilts completed!

    Anyway - thanks for looking!

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    Adriana's - with just the binding left to complete.
    Vicki
    Is a Nine Patch part of a 12-Step program? :icon_beuj:

    #2
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    Love those bold bright colors, I bet your girls will LOVE them! Great Job.
    sigpicMiss Sheri

    For me, it's all about Love, . . . Always!

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      #3
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      Beautifully done!

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        #4
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        I love the bright colors, and the names make them so special.. Great job, and good that you are not stressing over beginner stuff. This is supposed to be FUN, and as they say here - there are no quilt police! Thanks for sharing.

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          #5
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          Once you wash and dry them your quilting won't show mistakes. I swear they get washed out! Your quilts turned out cute, and you tackled quite a bit for your first time.
          K is for Karen 😊​..................
          Cremation - My last hope for a smokin' hot body.


          Before you speak,
          T - is it TRUE?
          H - is it HELPFUL?
          I - is it INSPIRING?
          N - is it NECESSARY?
          K - is it KIND?

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            #6
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            They are so adorable. I like the names on them. Good to hear you enjoyed making them
            Karen
            Life is short - Live everyday to the fullest

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              #7
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              Your quilts are beautiful, don't be so hard on yourself.
              ​Robyn

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                #8
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                I love the quilt, you did an awesome job and the colors are so nice
                Good friends are like quilts, they age with you but, never lose their warmth







                Lori

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                  #9
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                  I think they are amazing! You did a really beautiful job on both of them... I want to applique a name on my grandbabies quilt I am making her... thank you for the inspiration!

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                    #10
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                    Wonderful! You did a great job and those quilts will be well loved.
                    Loosely based on a true story.

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                      #11
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                      very pretty great work ! they will love them!
                      sigpic:icon_hug: Iris Girl = April = fabric, Fabric FABRIC!!
                      Time spent with cats is never wasted.
                      Sigmund Freud

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                        #12
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                        You're being too hard on yourself.....I think they are quite lovely and your girls will love them.

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                          #13
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                          Those are lovely quilts and I was greatly encouraged by the fact that you stated they were the first you quilted. I'm getting up the nerve to go ahead and quilt the top I finished. Thank you for sharing.

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                            #14
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                            Beautiful job! As you progress with your creativity, you will challenge yourself and it's all a learning process! You have forum friends here that will help if they can! Just know, creating quilts is a labor of love and with each one there is an appreciation and sense of accomplishment! Again...great job and keep going!
                            Sherri

                            "Don't let someone else's ugly spoil your beautiful. " Thanks, Bubby!!!!!!

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                              #15
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                              Very cute - love the bright colors! You did a nice job!
                              Donna

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