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scrappygram Posted: Tue, Mar 29 2011 10:03 AM

Hi all.  I'm Valerie from Aurora CO.  I'm a newbie quilter and have been taking lessons from a great teacher who has been quilting for 30 some years.  I am ready to bind my very first quilt, which I would say is a couch-size quilt.  I love to knit baby items so it seems fitting for me to make baby quilts.  I knit mostly for charity and that is the plan for my quilts as well.  I'm proud of my first quilt even though I'm not happy with my stitch in the ditch attempt.  Do you experienced quilters ever think of your first quilt?  Like what the pattern was, what you did with it, got pictures??  Glad to be a part of this group, and look forward to chatting and getting help.  Happy quilting!

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Kris replied on Tue, Mar 29 2011 10:27 AM

Welcome Valerie.

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Eileen replied on Tue, Mar 29 2011 10:41 AM

Welcome, Valerie! I think there are other quilters/knitters here. Some of us have our first quilts in our galleries. If you click on a person's name & then on "view gallery" next to their avatar, you will see some of the projects other members have made.

Enjoy QCA and quilting :-)

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gini replied on Tue, Mar 29 2011 2:11 PM

hi valerie, welcome.   my first quilts were strictly utilitarian.  who'da thought to take pictures.   i didn't even have my own camera back then,  and certainly couldn't have afforded to waste the film on a picture of a blanket.   my family would have thought i was nuts.  ( i can just hear my dad, " you're going to take a picture of a blanket?".  he would not have been able to process that piece of info.   we got yelled at bad enough if he thought we might want to use the phone.  what a big waste of time a phone  was.  mom talked him into a phone, because we lived on a farm and she didn't have a car in case there was an emergency.    dad thought  a phone was strictly for emergencies. boy am i ever glad  dad has mellowed, he's even been known to pick up a phone now and then.  that never happened when i was a kid) 

 well, they would have been right, i am nuts,   but it would have been nice to have a picture, looking back.   i hope you enjoy your time here and chat with us often.      :  )     gini

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Welcome Valerie--

Look forward to chatting with you.

 

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Nana replied on Tue, Mar 29 2011 6:02 PM

Valerie

Welcome.  Hope you enjoy your time with us and drop in to chat frequently.  Would love to see a pic of your quilt.   I don't have a pic of my first quilt...just didn't think about taking one at the time.  I like to crochet but have never learned to knit.

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Leslie replied on Tue, Mar 29 2011 6:59 PM

Hi Valerie, Yes I remember my 1st quilt, It was a nightmare, I had absolutely no clue what  I was doing lol

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Vivian replied on Tue, Mar 29 2011 7:09 PM

I took quilting lessons as a reaction to spending to much time at work.  So, when things went wrong, I had help right there.  The only thing I would change about my quilt is the fabric selection.  I was told 10 light and 10 dark fat quarters.  So I had to find out what a fat quarter was and then buy the fabric.  its been great ever since.  I gave the quilt to my husband but told him if we ever split, I get it back!!

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gini replied on Tue, Mar 29 2011 7:17 PM

vivian, great first quilt.  i just completed one in the same pattern

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Nana replied on Tue, Mar 29 2011 9:49 PM

Vivian

Great quilt.

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Leslie replied on Wed, Mar 30 2011 5:14 AM

Vivian, very nice

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Vivian--

Your first quilt?  It's fabulous!

 

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Mary789 replied on Wed, Mar 30 2011 4:21 PM

Terrific job!

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Robin replied on Wed, Mar 30 2011 4:27 PM

Valerie,

Welcome to the group you will find many wonderful quilters in this group who are encouraging and love to share.

Vivian,

I love your quilt.  You and I  are somewhat I alike I told my husband the same thing when I presented him with the first quilt I made and hand quilted.   So far he has behaved beautifully.  He even shares his quilt on cold nights.

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Granny M replied on Thu, Mar 31 2011 7:01 AM

Welcome Valerie.    Very nice quilt you posted. 

Granny M

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