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My First Quilt

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Used all my Hawaiian stash

Created in this Craftsy class

Quick-Strip Paper Piecing taught by Peggy Martin

Achieve perfect points every time! Peggy Martin shows you easy and fast techniques to create paper-pieced blocks and then combine them in new ways.

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Category Quilting
Type Functional
Style Whimsical
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What materials did you use? I used up all my Hawaiian stash which was 100 % cotton.

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What are you most proud of? I am most proud that I finally decided on two teachers and just went for it. I thought why not. Both teachers were easy to understand and my husband loved that I made it just for him. He really loves the reverse quilt which is batik and black. Will post soon. I am trying my hand at machine embroidery and haven't used the machine in that capacity since 2006. I waited my whole lifetime for this event of making my first quilt. I have sewn since I was 14 and their were only a few modifications such as the quarter inch seam allowance and pressing to one side.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Just go for it. It is only fabric. Stay organized and set your seams and press before the project and during. Don't be sloppy. Be proud of what you are creating. It is the journey and the creativity that is important.

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What a spectacular first quilt!! I particularly love that you are building on your knowledge, using elements from Kimberly Einmo's class as well as ones from my Quick-Strip Paper Piecing class. That is one of the most exciting things about quilting - one idea leads to another, and you can come up with some wonderful new ideas by combining different techniques and design elements. I can see that you are becoming quite an awesome quilter!!

08/27/2012 Flag

Beautiful! Your sashing really looks sharp!

08/28/2012 Flag

I loved when the lightbulb came on during the instruction process. Thanks for your kind words.

08/29/2012 Flag

Love hearing from everyone and sure hope this posts. It is really nice to have all the positive feedback. Peggy and Kimberly really inspired this quilt top for me as well as the reverse quilt. My embroidery machine needs cleaned so hopefully I will be back soon with the finished reverse side. Just go for it. It is only fabric. You can always raid your stash again or buy more fabric.

08/29/2012 Flag

Your 'first quilt' I must say is a pretty ambitious project. It is lovely!! The colors are so great and eyecatching. Keep up the good work!!!!

09/08/2012 Flag

Your quilt is so beautiful. I've always stayed away from the pointy quilt patterns. Looking forward to trying one.

01/12/2013 Flag

Check out her class. You will be amzed at just how EASY it is. This was my first quilt. If I can do it so can you.

01/24/2013 Flag

It is actually two squares sewn down the middle and then cut into strips and rearranged. Very easy and looks complicated. Try it. She is a great teacher. It is called the Chainsaw block. Woven borders are on another class.

01/26/2013 Flag

It is actually two 10 inches squares sewn down the middle and then cut into strips and rearranged. You just have to make sure that you keep them in the same direction when you cut 2.5 strips and the rearrange from left to right.

01/26/2013 Flag