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Rachel Young Posted: Sat, Dec 10 2011 4:00 PM

I saw this "Baby's First Christmas" pattern in the December/January McCall's Quick Quilts and thought I'd give it a shot for my nephew, expecting to be born in about a week or so.

I swear, each time I sew, I learn something new!

I haven't figured out how to post it in the Gallery yet - but I'm anxious to! My first one! Woohoo!

Since it was intentionally off-center, I'm thinking of having the baby's name embroidered down the side. Probably should have thought of that before I quilted it, huh? Lol.

And a closeup of the triangles...

Since it was for a baby, I did a 1/4" seam on the back to attach the binding, and then a feather stich to bring it around front.

Thank you SO MUCH ladies for all of your feedback and advice! I start my next one tomorrow! ;)

Rachel

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abcd replied on Sat, Dec 10 2011 4:08 PM

Great job, Rachel!  That little one is lucky to have such a quilt just for him!  :D

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Congrats Rachel.  It is a cute quilt.  Finishing your first quilt brings such joy and satisfaction to see the finished project.

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Leslie replied on Sat, Dec 10 2011 4:09 PM

Rachel, great job, now your on your way, for many more

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Rachael thats very good, sure to be loved by your new nephew.

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Now you're hooked! Making quilts is addictive for sure. Very nice quilt and lucky baby.


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Congratulations on your first quilt. Baby quilts are so much fun, not quite as much fun as the babies though. enjoy your nephew!

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Marie replied on Sat, Dec 10 2011 5:08 PM

Rachel your quilt is beautiful!  Congratulations on your very first quilt!  I wish you many more to come.

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Patti replied on Sat, Dec 10 2011 5:44 PM

great pattern, great colors, great first quilt.  Every time I sew, I learn more.  Of course I figure out the easy way by doing the hard way first.

I see many great quilts in your future.

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Maggie replied on Sat, Dec 10 2011 6:06 PM

Congratulations on a beautiful quilt.  I'm sure it will always be treasured.

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Linda replied on Sat, Dec 10 2011 6:07 PM

Congrats on finishing your first quilt! I see you are starting your second tomorrow....you're hooked!!! Way to go, girlfriend!!! We look forward to seeing more in the gallery. I'm sure your nephew will get great warmth from your very first quilt made with love just for him. Great Job!

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Flojo replied on Sat, Dec 10 2011 6:09 PM

Fantastic quilt, and it your first try!  Next thing you know you will be complaining that your fabric stash for quilts is taking over the house!

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Sukochi replied on Sat, Dec 10 2011 6:30 PM

Be proud, be very proud. Your very first quilt. WOW.

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Nana replied on Sat, Dec 10 2011 7:03 PM

Rachel

Very pretty quilt.  Good job.

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Karla replied on Sat, Dec 10 2011 7:03 PM

Congrats, Rachel.  I remember how proud I was of my very first quilt.  Then I took some lessons and learned everything I had done wrong.  It was still a beautiful baby quilt and I wish I had taken a picture of it before sending it off as a gift.  I've made many quilts now, but I still haven't finished the one I made just for myself.  I'm still waiting until I get better at machine quilting.

 

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