by robertahilde 18 Feb 2017

Any time I see pictures of quilt posted in this site I remain speechless, all are so beautiful, some are magnificent.

Few years back I thought to be able to make a quilt myself!
Patience I had, a book of instruction from the local library and a brand new sewing/embroidery machine, but it was not to be so simple.
Since I kind of promise a quilt as a present for a newborn baby, after many attempts ended in disaster, I had to find a solution, so I cheat!
This is my first and only "quilt".
Only after joining the Cute's family I understood that much more is needed, so to all the Artists over there my admiration and compliment!
Hugs, Roberta

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by arisann 22 Feb 2017

well very nice!

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by jofrog2000 22 Feb 2017

I came back to add a suggestion. Go to utube and watch many, many videos of how-to's and projects. The Missouri Quilting Company has a large selection by a great lady who makes as she tells. I spend a lot of time just wandering around and watching things.
Jo

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robertahilde by robertahilde 23 Feb 2017

Thank you very much Jo, I will surely follow your suggestion.
Hugs - Roberta

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by vickiannette 21 Feb 2017

It is very beautiful and you will perhaps make more one day

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by heleninca 20 Feb 2017

Why give up quilting. You did a great job. I am proud of you.

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robertahilde by robertahilde 20 Feb 2017

Thank you so very much.
Hugs, Roberta

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by noah 20 Feb 2017

Oh i love it and no quilting is not for sissy's lol hours of work***
Excellent job hugs

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robertahilde by robertahilde 20 Feb 2017

Thank you Carolyn, very much.
Roberta

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by pacmp 20 Feb 2017

Roberta- This is a wonderful quilt! Shocking that it was your first one too! Personally having made many quilts, I find that making a quilt in all one piece like you have done, seems a far harder undertaking as you must line everything up the way you want it, before stitching it out. Stitching out blocks then trimming the block to square it up, and then stitching the various blocks together seems far less risky, at least in my opinion! You did a wonderful job. For you to have lined up those 20 heart blocks with the 12 nursery rhyme designs is a fantastic accomplishment. You did a great job and it is sure to hold up over the future generations of that child! I hope you will make many more, in whatever style and technique you choose. I think the goal should be to enjoy the journey from the planning, and stitching to the treasuring the finished project! Since yours was a gift I am glad you took a picture to remember it by. The only thing that would have meant a great deal to me would have been to have a picture of my grandmother working on my own quilt to display with the quilt when it was not being used on our bed. I know your quilt will be a treasured heirloom also. You should be very proud. I am also another that loves the satin edging detail, which has been a favorite of children for generations! Pam

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robertahilde by robertahilde 20 Feb 2017

My most sincere thanks for your comment.
I always admired beautiful quilt made with geometrical cut fabrics embracing embroidered central motives.
I tried over and over and only because I was so frustrated of mediocre results that I decided to design
a blanket to imitate a quilted pattern.
Thank you again for your encouragement and the time you took to explain, I certainly will try again.
Hugs, Roberta

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by queenofhearts 20 Feb 2017

It is a lovely quilt. Don't let it be your last, the first is always the hardest but it will get easier as you learn more from doing.

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robertahilde by robertahilde 20 Feb 2017

Thank you very much.
Hugs, Roberta

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by sdrise 20 Feb 2017

I like it you did a great job!

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robertahilde by robertahilde 20 Feb 2017

Thanks and hugs - Roberta

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by shirley124 19 Feb 2017

Looks lovely. I am sure you will try another. Hugs

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robertahilde by robertahilde 20 Feb 2017

Thank you Shirley and hugs from me too.
Roberta

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by holly12 19 Feb 2017

This turned out beautiful. Arlene

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robertahilde by robertahilde 19 Feb 2017

Thanks and hugs - Roberta

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by cfidl 19 Feb 2017

Wow! It is so wonderful! You may change your mind and do another as this one turned out so great!

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robertahilde by robertahilde 19 Feb 2017

Thank you, very much.
Hugs, Roberta

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by jofrog2000 edited 19 Feb 2017

It is lovely. One can see it was made with love. I do like the satin binding for a baby quilt. Quilting is a learning process for me, always a new idea or way to make something. Remember-there are NO quilt police.

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robertahilde by robertahilde 19 Feb 2017

Your comment is very appreciated and very encouraging and I thank you very much for it.
Hugs, Roberta

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by Sewmum1 19 Feb 2017

oh it is simply lovely, I would not pick it for being your first quilt, love all the embroidery hearts too

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robertahilde by robertahilde 19 Feb 2017

Thank you very much.
Hugs, Roberta

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by castelyn 19 Feb 2017

It turned out lovely, well done.

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robertahilde by robertahilde 19 Feb 2017

Thanks and hugs - Roberta

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by lilylady 19 Feb 2017

It is beautiful, love the way you designed it. You need to keep making them!

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robertahilde by robertahilde 19 Feb 2017

Thank you very much.
Hugs, Roberta

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by dididwiar 19 Feb 2017

I think your quilt is beautiful! Well done!

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robertahilde by robertahilde 19 Feb 2017

Thanks and hugs - Roberta

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by marianb 19 Feb 2017

Not all quilts need to be made of squares a triangles, doing one that has embroidery can be just as beautiful and yours is beautiful. Marian

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robertahilde by robertahilde 19 Feb 2017

Thank you so very much Marian.
Hugs, Roberta

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by carolpountney 19 Feb 2017

Well done but please don't give up its lovely the next one will be easier.

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robertahilde by robertahilde 19 Feb 2017

Thank you very much, your quilts are very inspiring.
Hugs, Roberta

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by crafter2243 Moderator 19 Feb 2017

This is a beautiful quilt. You did amazingly well. Love those little heart squares

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robertahilde by robertahilde 19 Feb 2017

Many thanks and hugs - Roberta

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by sandralane 19 Feb 2017

A terrific quilt, you have done a magic job with the first one, I am sure who ever received your quilt will be delighted and treasure it always. Sandra.

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robertahilde by robertahilde 19 Feb 2017

With all my thanks Sandra, your comment is greatly appreciated.
Hugs, Roberta

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by marianamin2003 19 Feb 2017

It's a beautiful quilt. I love the colors and contrast.

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robertahilde by robertahilde 19 Feb 2017

Thanks and hugs. - Roberta

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by lidiad 19 Feb 2017

That's gorgeous, Roberta!
Hugs, Lidia

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robertahilde by robertahilde 19 Feb 2017

Thank you my friend!
Hugs, Roberta

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by dragonflyer 18 Feb 2017

Beautiful quilt indeed...I love it!

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robertahilde by robertahilde 19 Feb 2017

Thank you very much for your comment, I am an admirer of your work.
Hugs, Roberta

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by pennifold 18 Feb 2017

You've done an awesome job on this first time quilt Roberta. It will be cherished forever. Love Chris

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robertahilde by robertahilde 19 Feb 2017

Thank you Chris, your comment is greatly appreciated,
you are very gifted, love your sewing and your quilting especially.
Hugs, Roberta

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by graceandham 18 Feb 2017

Roberta, I love it. Such beautiful and sweet little nursery rhyme designs. I can't believe it's a first try. Congratulations.

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robertahilde by robertahilde 19 Feb 2017

Thank you so very much.
Hugs, Roberta

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by sewdeb 18 Feb 2017

This is truly a work of love - which means so much than any "perfect quilt" touted in some book. This is adorable, Roberta, and a lot better than my first couple of quilts - so, well done and kudos to you! Hugs, Deb

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robertahilde by robertahilde 19 Feb 2017

Thank you very much for your kind comment.
Hugs, Roberta

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