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There are a zillion quilt making books available. I started making quilts some 20 years ago. I was passionate about it for many years. One day I woke up and didn't want to make them any more. Done, just like that. I learned a lot, met some great people, went to several quilt retreats that were unbelievably fun. I gave all my fabrics away, most of my books, tools, etc. There are probably lots of You Tube videos on quilting methods...have a search.

Also, get your hands on a copy of the book The Quilters....you'll have a good appreciation of what these women who went before you contributed to the world.


well done!!!! beautiful...sweet dreams guaranteed!


Your quilt is gorgeous! I'm sure your dreams will be extra sweet under it.


It's amazing and the colors are wonderful.

Amy at love made my home

It is beautiful Carol. I love your fabrics. xx


Love, love, love! It's like all the flowers of summer will surround you each time you snuggle under your gorgeous quilt. Job well done!

Joyce Resnik

You took on quite a project, Carol! Watching your progress to the finish line was amazing. I hope you are proud of yourself because this quilt is fabulous. I embroidered and hand quilted a pair of twin sized quilts while recovering from a cerebral hemorage in 1963-64 and knew at the end of the project I would never quilt again. I was proud of my accomplishment at the time and those quilts graced my daughter's beds for about 5 years, or until the girls went to bedrooms of their own. I have no idea what happened to them, but, knowing me, they probably went to Goodwill! LOL

Janet Ghio

I'm sure you will have sweet dreams sleeping under this quilt made with such wonderful fabrics!!


Amazing and fearless! I greatly applaud your perseverance and upholding of the 'I have no idea what I'm doing so I'm doing it anyway' mantra. Superb!! Perhaps one day I'll become so brave myself!


Well done! You are so much like your sister in your willingness to jump in and play. While I'm not a quilter, I might suggest that you find quilters to learn from just because you may find easier/better ways to do something. But no matter what, you know you can.

jeanette, mistress of longears

Yay! Congratulations! I'm glad you are not going to check out books on quilting prematurely. :-)


What a beautiful quilt! Love those mitered corners on the binding. Hopefully all the pinpricks heal rapidly. All good quilts have a spot or two of blood, at least mine do! Congratulations on your accomplishment.

Leslie Jane Moran

Now THAT is accomplishment. Well done and many sweet dreams. Love the backing and binding. Very swish.


Congratulations on finishing the quilt, it's just lovely!

Peggy Fry

beautiful! Nothing sweeter than your first dreams under a brand new quilt! (the rest are just as nice, too.)


My mom used to say - "Amen brother Ben, shot a goose and killed a hen, in the hog pen". No clue where it came from, never heard it before or since till your post today.

Your quilt is a triumph of enthusiasm over knowledge LOL! It's wonderful - great colors and a simple design that lets the patterns shine. Well done!


It looks lovely... how did the fencing on it turn out?

I'm still powering through with my quilt, if not for the strong affection I have for the recipient I would have quit long ago. In conclusion, I say with the utmost respect, one must be a wee mad to take on such an undertaking.

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