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    Default My 1st Quilt!

    Hi y'all!

    I am now putting on boarder. Does anyone else get those last minute jitters, finishing a project?

    It all started this last November, when my mom replaced my 17 year old machine, with a brand new one. I got a brother xr1355 for my 25th birthday, does anyone else have this? I am curious on techniques I can learn from others.

    Well, any-who, the first thing I did was sit down and google sewing projects. Missouri Star Quilt Co. tutorials popped up. I haven't been able to put them down since! I watched every single one of them, and decided to make a quilt for my youngest daughter. Click image for larger version. 

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    I certainly learned a lot more about being more precise in my sewing! I only made dresses before.
    For this project I chose to free motion quilt, and the only continuous thing I can draw are flowers! When I try the meandering squiggles, they end up with sharp points.

    For my next project, I am making a baby pink and light grey quilt for my younger sister's first baby on the way! Any advice on finding fabric for applique flowers, without ending up with tons of extra fabric?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chelsey View Post
    Any advice on finding fabric for applique flowers, without ending up with tons of extra fabric?
    First- Your quilt looks great! You should be very proud.

    Second- You say "ending up with tons of extra fabric" like it is a bad thing?! As a serious answer to your question- if you are doing iron on appique using wonder-under or similar, just find the fabric you like and buy whatever fraction of a yard is needed to cut them out remembering that most fabric will be 40-something inches wide. Extra fabric is never a bad thing unless you never plan o sew again though.
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    Great job, Chelsey! As you keep practicing and keep up to date with inspiration, your technique will grow and you'll be able to look at a project and the light bulbs will flash! Keep up the great efforts, sweetie!
    Sherri

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    Great job!! You FMQ flowers look very nice and your heart quilt is so sweet
    Mary


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    What a great 1st quilt!!! Oh yes even after less than a year of quilting somewhere in the progress I get nervous lol Your FMQ roses are simply wonderful, great job!!

    No I have Pfaff's and Viking's (and others) for my main machines, but perhaps someone in here has that Brother?

    Really give yourself a HUGE pat on the back!! I would shudder to show my 1st one, ooops thought I was doing Perfect 1/4" seams and they were ALL perfect 1/8" seams :-) hey perfect, but.... I'm like you, can't stop watching those great Tutorials, they make it so much easier for us all to learn.

    Good luck and thank you so much.

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    Lovely, You did great! Keep on, you'll be a whiz soon.

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    This looks great! I love the roses in your FMQ!


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    This is very nice including your FMQ for your 1st quilt. You did a great job.

    I like having some left over fabric for scrap quilts.

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    That is a wonderful quilt and if you hadn't told us we wouldn't know it was your first. Great job!
    Lisa

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    Great looking quilt and FMQ - can't believe it is your first one! Welcome to the forum and glad that you are sharing your projects with us.

    I am no help on not buying extra fabric - if I get "just enough" I run out and then can't find the same fabric again, so I tend to over buy. There are going to be some really scrappy quilts in my future.
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