Sunday, July 1, 2012

Red, White, & Blue Zig Zag


I had never finished a quilt.  Let alone finish it in a month.  I thought the task to be impossible.  Between swim lessons and all the other fun activites to do during the summer, I decided to be my crazy self and take the challenge.  Well, to my amazement, (and a broken down sewing machine-that might just go to the sewing room in the sky), I finished it.  I honestly didn't know that I would.  So here is my very first quilt.

 


I used American Banner Rose by Moda.





It was all washed up and hung out on the line.  It smelled so good.  I took it and dropped it over to my folks for a early anniversary present.  My mom adopted it, and my dad said "She gets the quilt and all I get is a pillow."  Maybe for Christmas he might get one too.



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63 comments:

  1. Awesome job Amy! I love the fabric you chose! Isn't quilting addictive? I can't wait to start my next one!

    Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

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    1. Me either! I have quilt blocks dancing in my head. Now the big decision on which to start first! Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. That is beautiful, you did a great job! Quilts are like potato chips, you can't make just one :)

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    1. Thank you! You are totally correct, I am scheming on which to start next!
      Amy :)

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  3. Congratulations on finishing your first quilt! It looks beautiful! Way to go for hanging in there too with the challenge and your poor sewing machine! Thank you for sharing your first quilt at my first Patriotic Link Party! Have a wonderful holiday and summer Amy!

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    1. Thanks, Diane! It was my very first sewing machine, too! I hope that they can repair it, but it is looking kind of grim. Thanks for the lovely party and I look forward to getting to know you more! Happy 4 th to you also!

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  4. Your quilt looks great! I have been following the quilt along but I KNEW I had too much going on to attempt it right now, so I won't be making one until the fall. I have never made a finished quilt before either so you have given me hope that I will be able to do this :-)

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    1. Sara,
      You can totally do this! I had the same thoughts going into to it, but it was soooo worth it!
      Amy ;)

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  5. Congratulations on finishing your first quilt, it is really lovely!

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    1. Thanks, CT! I really loved the whole process. Thinking of which quilt to start on next!
      Amy :)

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  6. This turned out so beautiful! I love the patriotic fabric that you used! Super cute!! Great job!!! Thanks so much for linking it up so I could see it!! Glad you had fun int he quilt along!! xoxo, Ashley

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    1. Thanks, Ashley! I had a great time working on it! You had great pics and instructions! A big thanks to you!

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  7. Good job on finishing your quilt during these busy summer days. It is really cute.

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    1. Thanks Foster, It was a lot of late night sewing.
      Amy :)

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  8. Absolutely amazing, Amy! I love zig-zags and I love the colors you used. You did a beautiful job! Congrats on your first quilt finish and thank you for linking up!

    xo -E

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    1. This is oh so beautiful. I adore quilts. I need to learn to sew well so I could put my energy into something this stunning. I love the whole thing ♥

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    2. Thanks, Miranda! Practice, I know you can do it! It is so fun seeing your own work and knowing how much of yourself is in a project like that!
      Amy :)

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  9. How beautiful and congrats on your first awesome quilt!!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Quilting at the River Linky Party Tuesday

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    1. Thanks, Becky! Can't wait to start on the next one!

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  11. Such a great quilt! Looks beautiful! I hope your machine feels better soon. I would cry if mine stopped working.

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    1. Thank you! I about did start crying. I hope that they can fix it!
      Amy :)

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  12. This turned out so well! Congrats on your first quilt! :)

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    1. Thanks, Heidi! I had a great time working on it!

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  13. I love your quilt! I've always wanted to make one. Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party!

    Holly

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  14. Wow, Amy! This is really a work of art. I'm so glad you added it to Hookin On Hump Day!

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  15. Dropped by via JAQS studio - love the quilt, colours and fabrics and particularly the scrappy inner border. Great work :)

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    1. Thanks, Chrissie! It was a great way to use some leftover jelly joy strips
      Amy :)

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    1. Thanks Rogene! My folks love it!
      Amy :)

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  17. Your quilt is lovely!! That is also a goal I have--to start AND finish my first quilt over the summer...I am quite impressed with your first quilt. Linda @ My Sew What Blog.

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    1. Thanks Linda! I was wondering if I could finish it. Good Luck on finishing yours over the summer. Amy :)

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  18. Thank you so much for linking with Wednesdays Adorned From Above's blog Hop. This is a beautiful quilt.
    Debi
    www.adornedfromabove.com

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    1. Thanks Sue!
      Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!
      Amy :)

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  20. What a wonderful first quilt. You are a natural.

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    1. Thank you, I really enjoyed the whole process. Except for my broken machine.
      Amy :0)

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  21. Hooray for first quilts! Yours is awesome - congratulations on a lovely finish!

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  22. It turned out beautifully! Visiting from Blissful & Domestic link up - Have a great day :)

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    1. Thanks Nicole! Thanks for stopping by and have a nice weekend!
      Amy :)

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  23. Your quilt it beautiful! And finished in a month? Wow! Wouls you share this at the Farmgirl Blog Hop?
    http://www.deborahjeansdandelionhouse.blogspot.com/2012/07/farmgirl-friday-blog-hop-65.html

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    1. Thanks, Mary! Believe me I didn't think I could finish it. Thanks for the invite!

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  24. Wow! How wonderful. It's very nice.

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    1. Thanks for the lovely comment and stopping by!
      Have a great weekend!
      Amy :0)

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  25. Congratulations on your first quilty finish! It is fantastic. I'm sure there will be many more in your future.
    ~Michelle

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    1. Thanks, Michelle! Hopefully one will lead to another, just need to get busy!
      Thanks for stopping by!
      Amy :)

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  26. What an awesome finish!! Congrats!!!

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    1. Thanks Melissa,
      I loved working on it. Now I need to get busy on the second one!
      Amy :)

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  27. Congratulations on a fabulous first quilt! Nice to see it is already getting some love from your mom too!

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    1. Thanks Ginette,
      She didn't want to keep it, since it was my first quilt.
      ~Amy~

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  28. Wow! Congratulations is right! I can't sew -- so I can't imagine making a quilt! Great job! I hopped over from Deborah Jean's Farmgirl hop.

    Blessings!
    Beth

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    1. Thanks Beth,
      I have been sewing for a long time, but I had never thought that I could finish something that large. Thanks for dropping by!
      ~Amy~

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  29. Nice quilting on that finish! :) thanks for linking up :)

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  30. Wow! I can't believe that's your first, it looks like it was made by a pro! Good Job :)

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    1. Thanks Tammy,
      You are too kind!
      ~Amy~

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  31. I love when the *Yes I Can* realization hits! Great job!

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    1. Thanks,
      Believe me after my sewing machine died, I was beginning to wonder if I could finish it.
      ~Amy~

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    1. Thanks Nicole,
      I can't wait to start a new one after my sewing machine is out of the shop!
      ~Amy~

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  33. Great job on this quilt, Amy! It was tied for the #1 most clicked link at Hookin On Hump Day!
    http://www.mymerrymessylife.com/2012/07/hookin-on-hump-day-5-link-party-for.html

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  34. Thanks for linking this at Once Upon a Weekend! I'm featuring you tonight. You did a fantastic job! I love the fabric choice :)

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