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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 504476 views.
5dogmom (CRISR5)

From: 5dogmom (CRISR5)

12/9/17

You wouldn't just pitch it in the trash, would you, Judy?  I know you want it out of your sight, but maybe someone else would take it and complete it?  Someone with a healthier left shoulder ...

Cris in MT

 

3carats (MaryDinFL)

From: 3carats (MaryDinFL)

12/9/17

Judy, I love your quilt. The colors are stunning.  DO NOT THROW IT OUT... Put me on the list if no one else wants it. You know my address.

I'm sorry you hurt your shoulder. It's frustrating to not be able to do the things we used to do. Take care and I hope your shoulder heals fast.

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

12/9/17

Mary, you certainly made me chuckle. 

Just because you rescued my green disaster years ago and made it into a lovely bed quilt doesn't mean you can save every disaster that comes out of my fevered brain. LOL  I know you love a challenge but some quilty things are not worth the effort involved.

As I mentioned earlier, I will show it to Other Daughter at Christmas time and see what she says ...

Judy just because you don't like it does not mean it is still an awesome quilt. I really like it too.

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)

12/10/17

I really like the dotty quilt too...

perhaps you could load it on the Avante....and meander it...(I'd leave the stitching that you already did and just quilt over it..)

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CozyQuilts

From: CozyQuilts

12/10/17

Thank you!  

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CozyQuilts

From: CozyQuilts

12/10/17

Thank you for the welcome!

Actually I was a member of this forum from About Quilts.com many years ago before they moved it here.  I lost track because I was working but now am retired and busily working on staying caught up, but the more I do the more I have left to do.  When I retired I thought that I would have all the time in the world to sew and quilt.  BOY, was I ever wrong.  I'm crazier than ever with grandkids, hubby, guild activities, friends, and whatever else life throws my way!

I have my own FB page, Scrappy Quilters and Garden Flowers Quilt Challenge 2018.  

I think I love buying fabric, getting it cut up and sewing the blocks together, but when it comes to sashing and borders, etc, I get bored with the project.  Not great at quilting but am learning how.  Anyone else in that same boat, love putting it together but not the quilting part?

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CozyQuilts

From: CozyQuilts

12/10/17

Thank you!  I enjoy applique more than piecing, I think.  Just getting into paper piecing. 

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

12/10/17

CozyQuilts said:

Anyone else in that same boat, love putting it together but not the quilting part?

If it was small enough, I'd quilt it on my sewing machine.   The last time I fought with a queen sized quilt through it, I cussed a blue streak ... and said "no more"   It was just too much of a hassle and frustrating work.

THEN ... ta da! ... I got a longarm quilting machine!   So, once again, I am happily quilting my own tops. :-)

latterberry

From: latterberry

12/11/17

I think I love buying fabric, getting it cut up and sewing the blocks together, but when it comes to sashing and borders, etc, I get bored with the project.  Not great at quilting but am learning how.  Anyone else in that same boat, love putting it together but not the quilting part?

Yep--that's me.  I love seeing that first block come together.  I only cut enough to make one block to make sure I like it--can't understand how some folks do all the cutting first then start putting the blocks together.  What if you don't like it after all or cut a piece wrong?  I don't mind sashing and don't always use borders, but stall out when it comes to the quilting part.  Nap sized quilts and smaller I do on my little black Singer, but anything larger gets sent to my long arm lady!  Just about everyone I know has a bed sized quilt so now I just make quilts for charity and the quilting is VERY basic cross hatch or stitch in the ditch--nothing fancy at all. 

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