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Could, "the sooner I get started, the sooner I'll be DONE", be motivation enough?
I recently redid this quilt - my very 1st quilt made in 2000. I had always been unhappy with the puffy batting and waving edges. You can kind of see how bad it was from this picture even though I intentionally cropped out the edges to try and hide how bad they were.
About 5 or 6 yeas ago I had tried to improve the borders by making them smaller but still wasn't happy. So several months ago I took the quilting out but put it away. I found it in my UFO drawer & so decided to tackle this. Boy, my piecing skills have really improved. I took off the borders, then decided I need to redo the sashing too. I couldn't do anything about the chopped off points so I left the blocks alone. I put in new sashing, reusing the corner stones, and added a nice flange from the same red as the house - weird that I still had some of that. I'm much happier with it now, hanging nice and FLAT on the way into my sewing room.
Isn't it amazing how your skills have improved in twenty years?
Wish I still had my very first crib quilt I ever made (in 1993) but I donated it during a "Quilts for Kosovo" drive a long time ago. It is long gone and far, far away. It wasn't badly made but it was done in pastel fabrics and as those of you who know me well, pastel is not my thing.
When's her birthday?
When's her retirement party?
When's her anniversary of surviving something?
When's her youngest kid moving out?
Think of something she's going to be celebrating someday fairly soon .....
That came out great. I know you were REALLY tired of doing T-shirt quilts, so thanks for doing that one for him. I knew he would love it. He can always donate $$$ to a good cause, but I'm glad he chose to keep it. He obviously kept all those shirts for many years because they meant something to him.
Quite a difference between the before and after.
Oh wow Dee that’s tiny! As slow as I am, that would be a forever project for me! It’s cute.
I think it needs "something". I'm going to try some black and white prints mixed in. everything is medium.
Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3) said:
Yup, I am crazy.
I agree as far as this miniature goes. I know you will post pctures.