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First Quilt Top!

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So, I stayed up till 2:45 this morning making my very first quilt top.  I don’t know why I so determined to finish it, but I was.  And I did.  It was so much fun!  Of course, today my fingers are so tired I can hardly type and I have huge bags under my eyes, but who cares! I made a quilt for my grandbaby.

It was a very interesting process.  I started the afternoon looking for a bag to put my sewing machine in.  I have a Brother Simplicity that I got after Christmas.  It’s not fancy, but it’s mine.

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(Yes, that is my actual machine – it’s in my sewing closet that I made in the office!)

I started going to a Saturday Sampler class with a friend from high school at a local quilt shop.  Well my first square was a disater, so I signed up for a beginners quilting class.  I took one class and then came home and the next night decided to make a quilt top.  Am I crazy?  I bought a book at another quilt shop (neither one had a rolling bag for my mahine that I would buy – I’m not paying $200.00 for a bag for a $200.00 machine…..doesn’t make sense.) and some fabric that I loved.

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This is the theme print…….

(These pictures were taken in the car – no I was not driving – don’t get radical….I was sitting in the car….sending pics to Heather.  The Tie-Dye is my school shirt….that may be a quilt years from now!)

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Couldn’t decide which to use in the quilt – the green or the orange, so I got both….

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This is the fabric I pickec for the back of the quilt.  Heather want it to be green however.  I’m going to have to go get something that will work….I don’t want it to be a solid green….I’ll go today….after a nap!!!

Then i went to a local fabric store and found an affordable rolling bag.

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(Only mine has turquoise colored stitching!)

I bought it, and decided to come home and start sewing.  That was it.  I stayed up so late.  Like I said, haven’t done that in years, everthing is blurry and I can’t stop yawning.

Now all I have to do is learn how to finish the quilt!  Ha ha….half way done and no clue how to finish it!  I’ve got to purchase different fabric for the back because Heather didn’t like the one I had picked out.  I’ll save it for another quilt to keep here.

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