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« Reply #170 on: January 29, 2011 07:28:48 PM »

I've started the basinett quilt, it'll be about 20"x28", does this seem small?  Also started a quilt for a friend, will be 25"x30" for use in a car seat.  One theme is jungle friends, the other is woodland friends.  both are machine quilted.
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« Reply #171 on: January 29, 2011 07:50:36 PM »

gaudiknight.  I'd probably tie it given how slippery the satin would be.  A walking foot would help and basting it very close might work to keep it in place. 

J_Kieviet  Call them stroller quilts.  They will be fine.  Perfect for covering up in the car seat or stroller. 
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« Reply #172 on: January 30, 2011 01:58:15 AM »

Well, I have 5 blocks made for my sampler quilt ( a shoo fly variation called lover's knot, Peace and Plenty,a basketweave that looks like a wreath, melon patch and Love in a Mist)...another 15 to go  Grin
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« Reply #173 on: January 31, 2011 08:15:50 AM »

Love the checkered quilt!  I was hoping to have my quilt done, but I realized I used the back for another project! Sad 

Hope to get to the store today to buy more fabric to finish it!

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« Reply #174 on: January 31, 2011 09:03:43 AM »

I'm ten log cabin blocks into my black, white and yellow quilt, and I think I hate it.  I always do this in the beginning of a project - love it to death, get into it and don't like it as much as I thought I would...maybe that's why I never finish them?  lol...idk.  Either way I'm going to keep going on this because I actually bought brand new fabric for it, which I never do.  I'm thinking I need some solid gray though to get it back to the color palette I originally planned.  I'll try to upload some pics later today so you guys can see it too and tell me if I'm just losing my mind or what. 
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« Reply #175 on: January 31, 2011 09:45:14 AM »

Bethie,  I've observed that there seem to be several stages of quilting.
 
Falling in love with the fabric. 
Fear of commitment (pattern choice and/or cutting)
Excitement of the FIRST block
The morning after... OMG what have I done.  I can't face this mess for the next three months.
Resigned...  I've gone this far, I'll just finish it an move on and donate it to charity or give it to that horrible cousin who won't know the difference anyway even if I do. 
Second honeymoon.  the blocks are on my design wall and I can sort of remember why I loved it in the first place.
HATE.... I  thought it was going to be OK but now....
Binding.  I'm bound and determined to see this through.
OMG.  This really is cool.  I can't believe a couple little tweaks and now it totally rocks!
I'm going to love this quilt forever.  I'll give cousin H that really ugly WIP on the bottom of the stack.

I truly don't understand it, but I reach a point where I either really hate every quilt or become convinced that I have made all of the wrong choices for the fabric. Yet when I am finished, I usually have a hard time parting with them.  When I reach that point, I remember the advice I received on my first disaster of a quilt...  Finish up and move on, dearie.  Keeps me going every time.
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« Reply #176 on: January 31, 2011 01:52:58 PM »

ha ha great post---I think every quilter has a love/hate relationship with large quilts...the littler quickies are easy to let go Wink and move on...it is the long term commitment ones that you love/hate...ha ha ha...I have a few that I totally took apart and then remade with new sashing or adding one more piece...the ones that stick with you are the ones that are hard to part with... Cheesy
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« Reply #177 on: January 31, 2011 05:31:47 PM »

so while hubby has slowly been climbing the corporate ladder he has been acquiring teams that he leads. when his team was 6 people one of them had a baby.  he asked if he could give one a baby quilt form porch stash.  of course he could.... his team is now like 40 people big and in prime baby years. and once started.  well... you can't have favourites right?

he came home this aft and said.  'i need a boy quilt and a unisex quilt' by friday!  argh..


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« Reply #178 on: January 31, 2011 05:41:46 PM »

Bethie,  I've observed that there seem to be several stages of quilting.
 
Falling in love with the fabric. 
Fear of commitment (pattern choice and/or cutting)
Excitement of the FIRST block
The morning after... OMG what have I done.  I can't face this mess for the next three months.
Resigned...  I've gone this far, I'll just finish it an move on and donate it to charity or give it to that horrible cousin who won't know the difference anyway even if I do. 
Second honeymoon.  the blocks are on my design wall and I can sort of remember why I loved it in the first place.
HATE.... I  thought it was going to be OK but now....
Binding.  I'm bound and determined to see this through.
OMG.  This really is cool.  I can't believe a couple little tweaks and now it totally rocks!
I'm going to love this quilt forever.  I'll give cousin H that really ugly WIP on the bottom of the stack.

I truly don't understand it, but I reach a point where I either really hate every quilt or become convinced that I have made all of the wrong choices for the fabric. Yet when I am finished, I usually have a hard time parting with them.  When I reach that point, I remember the advice I received on my first disaster of a quilt...  Finish up and move on, dearie.  Keeps me going every time.


I'm so glad it isn't just me!
I loved my fabrics, I loved my blocks too! But now I'm not so fond of how the whole thing is coming together. Maybe later this week I will get a picture of the progress for all of you!
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« Reply #179 on: January 31, 2011 05:52:53 PM »

so while hubby has slowly been climbing the corporate ladder he has been acquiring teams that he leads. when his team was 6 people one of them had a baby.  he asked if he could give one a baby quilt form porch stash.  of course he could.... his team is now like 40 people big and in prime baby years. and once started.  well... you can't have favourites right?

he came home this aft and said.  'i need a boy quilt and a unisex quilt' by friday!  argh..


of course they will get done.

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