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« on: April 18, 2016 08:34:35 AM »

Friday I made a pieced pillow. I did the math. I sketched it out, it looked fine. So I cut and sewed. And it was a total fail. I have no idea why it didn't translate. But it didn't. And no, I'm no being overly critical. It was just bad.

So I was sulking in my sewing room and decided I couldn't go to bed mad at fabric so I decided I needed something quick and get me out of it. I had picked up a few solid charm packs a couple years ago for something and have been scavenging them since. I had some one inch white strips pre cut from another project that didn't need as many as I cut. So I figured I'd smoosh them together. 

I manage to get the strips done before bed an wasn't mad at my sewing room. When I got home from work Saturday afternoon, I set up on the deck for the first "spring" day in ontario. Grabbed the beer and finished it.

And I love it. And it told me where it wanted to go live so I even got to be the quilt fairy this weekend. Smiley the recipient was super happy
 


It's not ripply, it's just not laid out carefully. Wink



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« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2016 08:58:44 AM »

One must never go to bed angry at fabric...very good rule to follow! Grin

A very colorful and redemptive quilt...
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« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2016 09:52:01 AM »

This quilt is really beautiful. I like the "splashes" of bright colors against the white background. The simple geometric shapes make the colors pop up even more. It's a very cheerful quilt.

Not vene one day to make it? You are fast and efficient!
You probably have a great sewing machine. Mine was the cheapest from Sears a few years ago but it drives me crazy now that it  has started to rust and get stuck. I see you have a Janome. Would you recommend it?
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« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2016 12:46:22 PM »

I love everything about this - the layout and using extra charms, the fact that you didn't want to go to bed mad at fabric and that sewed outside.  Are you worried about dirt in your machine when the wind blows?  I've been considering a card table and sitting outside
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« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2016 07:35:54 PM »

I love my janome so much I bought a second one this winter. Smiley it's a great machine even when I haven't taken the best care of her. I try tinge her in every year for a tune up. Last one was almost 30 months.

As for sewing outside. I've never worried about dust or grit or grime. I pull it in and out if it looks like rain. And never leave it out overnight. But I've never had any issues. I have a fairly sturdy tv table for drizzly nights on the porch. And the old table on the back deck for sunny afternoons. 
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« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2016 09:32:44 AM »

I love this!  It looks so cosy!
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« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2016 11:13:51 AM »

I love my janome so much I bought a second one this winter. Smiley it's a great machine even when I haven't taken the best care of her. I try tinge her in every year for a tune up. Last one was almost 30 months.
Thanks for the answer. I looked them up and the basic ones are affordable. I was worried it would be as expensive as a Bernina. I know what is going on my wish list. Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2016 09:27:57 PM »

It reminds me of a giant box of watercolor paints. Great fabric therapy!
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« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2016 04:54:05 AM »

The quilt is really pretty and colorful. Well Done.  Wink

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