by bumblebee 07 Feb 2012

My Quilt I've ever done is for Uganda and Yippie its done.

Rag quilt: 8 inch squares with a narrow border on the outside.
3 layers of cotton-Its actually quite heavy.I used fabrics I already had.

I never thought I would finish and end up with a usable quilt.

As I went along it never looked like a quilt till I was done. LOL
Its far from perfect. I used raggy scissors from fiskars and it
helped a lot with the snipping. I made X's on the back and middle
pieces. Embroidery designs are Free from Sewforum: the font on top spelling africa,
and some animals from emblibrary that are so dense.
I had 3 more blocks but my machine stopped working
so I'm without a machine for a while till its back from repairs.

What an adventure. Whew, now I need to concentrate on other projects.
I will be mailing it out soon.

PS It weighs about 2 pounds. 48"x63"

Hugs
Linda aka Bumblebee

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by gerryvb 07 Feb 2012

great !!

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bumblebee by bumblebee 07 Feb 2012

Thank you

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by cfidl 07 Feb 2012

Congratulations on your first quilt! It looks wonderful and I'm sure it will be well loved! Live Laugh Download Stitch!

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bumblebee by bumblebee 07 Feb 2012

Thank You

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by hightechgrammy 07 Feb 2012

Oh My Goodness! IT is gorgeous! I love the colors and the designs! Amazing! You really outdid yourself! Did you say it was your first quilt???? Did you feel the love in every stitch??? I'm sure you did! Someone is going to feel that love! Thank YOU!! I am laughing with tears as I type this! Jan

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bumblebee by bumblebee 07 Feb 2012

Your very kind but glad you like it. Will be sending soon.
Hugs
Linda aka bumblebee

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by michemb 07 Feb 2012

Linda my dear give yourself a pat on the back (I would if I could) for this terrific quilt, you did good for a first one, I know I loved the experience, hope you did as well
hugs
Michelle

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bumblebee by bumblebee 07 Feb 2012

Thanks Michelle

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by lulu07 07 Feb 2012

Nice job.

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bumblebee by bumblebee 07 Feb 2012

Thank You Lulu

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by noah 07 Feb 2012

LOOKS GREAT :):)HUGS

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bumblebee by bumblebee 07 Feb 2012

Thank You Carolyn

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by oaro 07 Feb 2012

beautiful work

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bumblebee by bumblebee 07 Feb 2012

Thank You

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by basketkase 07 Feb 2012

Love it, Linda....what a great group we have!!

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bumblebee by bumblebee 07 Feb 2012

Thank You.

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by teun 07 Feb 2012

Dein Quilt sieht wunderschön aus,die Kinder in Uganda werden sich riesig darüber freuen

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bumblebee by bumblebee 07 Feb 2012

Thank You

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by airyfairy 07 Feb 2012

This is amazing. The colours and the zebra stripe are just perfect. Sarah.

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bumblebee by bumblebee 07 Feb 2012

Thank You

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by justonlyme 07 Feb 2012

Wasn't it a fun experience?? I've enjoyed this journey. Mine is far from over because I want to do LOTS of quilts. I have two done and a third one cut out. I've been sitting with my mom in the hospital working on the hand parts of one quilt.
Now that you have made one and done a fantastic job, has the quilt bug bit? Will you make another?? :) I hope so. IT is definitely addictive!!

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bumblebee by bumblebee 07 Feb 2012

Yes it was fun too- especially to see results at the end. It was hard at first to think this little pile of squares would
make a blanket. Hope your mom recovers quickly. My next quilt projects will be doll quilts to learn pintucking and The little kimmie doll quilt. I hope to get better with practice.

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by pennifold 07 Feb 2012

Well Linda, for your first quilt you've done a brilliant job. Love Chris

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bumblebee by bumblebee 07 Feb 2012

Thank You Chris.

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by greysewist Moderator 07 Feb 2012

It looks excellent and will be a favourite I'm sure. That weight is a bit under a Kilogram to those of us using metric, so it is quite heavy, too. Thanks for adding the weight.

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bumblebee by bumblebee 07 Feb 2012

Your welcome- I remember you asked. It does feel rather substantial being only cotton- it must be the quilting. Thank You.

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by lidiad 07 Feb 2012

It looks absolutely beautiful!!!! Hugs, Lidia

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bumblebee by bumblebee 07 Feb 2012

Thank You

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by justsew 07 Feb 2012

Well it looks fantastic, I love the fabric you used.
Hugs Pam.

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bumblebee by bumblebee 07 Feb 2012

Thank You

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by bumblebee 07 Feb 2012

This is a view of bottom half. Its nite time and low
lite. Hard to get the whole quilt. I meant to say this is my first quilt ever. Boy I appreciate you
pro quilters out there. I have a lot to learn.

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sewbadly by sewbadly 07 Feb 2012

Job well done. Good for you!

bumblebee by bumblebee 07 Feb 2012

Thank You

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