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« Reply #650 on: November 09, 2012 06:21:49 AM »

The quilt I made my mom for christmas last year, hardly had any matching seams. I almost didn't give it to her thinking it was too horrible. But she loved it and thought I did such a good job on it. Sometimes it's the thought behind the quilt that matters most.
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« Reply #651 on: November 09, 2012 07:02:53 AM »

I think we quilters are harder on ourselves than we should be!! Cheesy

I think the quilt is gorgeous...and, I have never had anyone give a quilt back to me because it was not "perfect"... Cheesy
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« Reply #652 on: November 09, 2012 01:02:46 PM »

I think we quilters are harder on ourselves than we should be!! Cheesy

Trust me.  I do not feel bad at all about my wonky corners.  I gave that issue up on the very first quilt I pieced.  The one that was so out of kilter, the kind lady at the quilt shop told me not to tear it out and re-do it but to just finish up and move on (dearie.  Yes I still hear her voice saying that in my head. It is my real quilting mantra... finish it up and move on... Dearie)  I just came up with my little song as I was cropping the photos on the the one that showed the fabric best happened to have the wonky corner.  Made me giggle!

While I admire perfection, am in awe of quilters who can make perfect corners and even stitches, I see no reason for anyone to give up on a project or worse, not even try because they think it needs to be perfect.  A very few of us will even enter at Paducah or Houston, let alone take honors, but all of us can get those hugs and shiny eyed looks and the whispered "for me?"s.  It would be a shame to forgo them for an unrealistic ideal.   Strive to be better?  Go for it!  Quit because it doesn't look like the picture?  Phooey! 
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« Reply #653 on: November 09, 2012 01:20:21 PM »

well said!!! *applause*
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« Reply #654 on: November 09, 2012 03:28:32 PM »

love the wonky corners! Like other ppl have said the hand stitching really diverts the eye away from it (but its definitely charming with perfect and wonky corners and all!)

i am going to wash my quilt with the colour grabber sheet this weekend. I'm nervous and excited! Thanks for the tips on making my own always.
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« Reply #655 on: November 11, 2012 03:29:24 PM »

Here is my latest quilt. It is 48x72 inches. I'm really happy with it.
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« Reply #656 on: November 11, 2012 04:24:59 PM »

Sera, Your quilt is gorgeous. 
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« Reply #657 on: November 11, 2012 05:49:24 PM »

I like it! What pattern is it?
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« Reply #658 on: November 11, 2012 09:53:59 PM »

Sera those colours look great together!

here's the quilt I made for my nephew. It will now form part of his Christmas present.



I haven't got a front or back, its just two sides Smiley I can't remember the exact dimensions, but my husband (who is kindly holding it for me) is almost 6' and my son (who is pointing to the zebra) is around 2' tall. So it's probably close to 48" square.
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« Reply #659 on: November 11, 2012 09:57:21 PM »

Great colors and prints, Melly!
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