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Tuesday, March 21, 2006

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Nik

it is beautiful. you're quite inspiring. I think i want to learn to quilt now. well, after I learn the gazillion other things I want to try.

chris

That's your FIRST QUILT??!! Girl, I am impressed!

Imbrium

I think the flatness is pretty darn cool, too, and I don't quilt. That picture is just great.

kristin

Julie, it's beautiful! I think you just gave me the kick in the pants I need to actually do the quilting on mine.

Chris

Wow - who knew that quilting was an exercise program?!

lisa

I love the way your quilt is turning out!

Even though you're in pain now (and real crafting is all about the pain), when you look at the quilt years from now you'll love all the hard work you put into the very first one.

Congratulations!

--Deb

Ouch--safety pins?? I've always basted my quilts together, which is also a pain, but not quite so painful. Of course, I've never bothered to iron the quilt-sandwich together, either . . . (grin) It's looking good!

Jan

Yay, Julie!! Cheering you on to the finishline!!

Kim

Yep! You're a natural!

Kate

The flatness is very impressive. It's looking fantastic. I'm sympathising with the turning and the quilting I had the same problem last week.

Michele

Holey moley am I impressed! Just started my first quilt - I'm on the cutting out part. It'll be a while before I get to the actual quilting, though.....

Michelle

Ironing and sandwiching always takes so much longer than I think it will, and my quilts *never* look that flat! I absolutely don't believe you when you say there's a backing and batting in there! I think you just ironed it, laid it out, and put a frame of batting around it. Am I right? C'mon, 'fess up! Oh, okay, maybe you're just totally compulsive and *this close* (picture me holding my thumb and forefinger really close together) to perfection. Great, nearly unbelievable job, don't even mention the fact this is quilt #1!

Theresa

It's beautiful, Julie! I'm going to have to get good enough at some finished product project so that I can lure you into a trade for a quilt (just because I'm afraid of quilting doesn't mean I don't want any in my home!). I can't wait to see it in person!

Debbie

Your quilt is beautiful! I like the idea of ironing the backing, batting & quilt top together before basting. I have always hand basted and I imagine it is as time consuming as using safety pins. I know your quilt will be well loved.

Wanda

That quilt is beautiful. I can't believe it was your first one. Really a great job Julie!

Gillian Greding

What a gorgeous quilt. Love the colors. Beautiful. SUCH A GREAT JOB!!!

Ann

It's gorgeous! And if that's your first, there are more great quilts in your future....

Vicki

It looks so great! You've completely inspired me with this quilt class. Next time I get some free cash I'm determined to find a place with some classes.

eyeleen

Beautiful quilt!

Amy

WONDERFUL JOB! Congrats on your lovely quilt! Here's a tip on the pins...try to find some size 0 brass pins for the basting. While you'll still have to pin 300 pins, they're much smaller (read: less painful) and leave smaller holes. They also won't rust...not that you might ever get into a situation where a quilt remains in the pin-basting stage for years, ahem. :-) If you would like to try some sometime, let me know. I'll hook you up...or pin you up?

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