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Saturday, November 9, 2013

Ready To Quilt


I am enjoying this process,
but I'm finding that making a quilt is far from relaxing.
        Everything is so detailed and precise 
and if you make a mistake, 
it is going to be much harder to fix than knitting and crocheting 
where you just pull the thread and start over :)





Friday I worked on it from 9 A.M. until 8 P.M. with only a lunch break.
This was the hard part, but at the end of the day, 
I am ready to actually start  quilting.

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I'm making it sound like I'm not having fun,
when the truth is I'm loving every minute:)



Here are my rows sewn together ready to join.



Here it is pinned, basted and ready to quilt.
that is what I'll be doing next week.
 I can't wait . . . but it's the weekend  
and 
we are planning on putting up our outside Christmas lights before we get snow :)

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 I don't like turning them on until Thanksgiving weekend, 
but it's always nice having the work done. 


Here is the back of my quilt . . .
and with that I'll say good-bye until my next post.

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Have a wonderful weekend :)

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Your blogging sister,
 Connie :)
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24 comments:

  1. I like how your quilt is turning out!! Nancy

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    1. Hi Nancy, thank you, I am very happy with it . . . I just hope that I don't do anything between now and finished, to mess it up :)

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  2. Connie - this is going to be a beautiful quilt! I can't wait to see it finished.

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    1. Hi Sally, thank you so much . . . I think that my little granddaughter will love opening it at Christmas. Lucky for me my grandchildren are too young for blogging, or I couldn't post my projects :)

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  3. your quilt is looking great. I think the fact that you have to be so precise is exactly why I have never gotten in to quilting. Years ago I tried to make a block and got frustrated that the seams weren't matching up so I gave up.

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    1. Hi Ann, after I posted this, I ended up taking all of my basting stitches out, because there was a step that I had forgot to do. I am hoping that this quilt, like all the other first time projects that I've ever done, will be a learning time and that I will remember and do better on each one that follows :) There has been frustration, but I just love the challenge of trying out new things :)

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  4. Connie, your horse quilt is wonderful!!! The most important thing with piecing a quilt is to make your seams 1/4 inch wide. One trick to making this easier is by sticking 1/4 inch masking tape on the machine bed so that you can line up your fabric before it reaches the needle.

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    1. Thank you . . . this is a wonderful suggestion and very helpful.

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  5. You inspire me to be making some quilts. Your redwork is wonderful and then to be sewn together as a quilt is beautiful.

    Enjoy!

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  6. I'm not a quilter but can appreciate the work in your pretty horse themed quilt.

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    1. I also can not really claim to be a true quilter, but maybe after I make three or four and really start to know what I'm doing . . .then I'll call myself a quilter:)

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  7. Beautiful quilt Connie, you are really good at that sewing and embroidery. Did you happen to come to my blog? I have a picture of a quilt my sister in law made for me. Put it on my bed this weekend....it sure is gorgious (sp) I have made a few quilts in my time, but they were just the simple patch work kind.

    Sounds like a fun day to just spend all day on the sewing machine....I wish I could just spend all day playing with cards...maybe this winter.

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    1. Hi Louise, I'll be over to visit and to see your new quilt and thank you for being so encouraging to me . . . I'm learning as I go. This seems to be the way I go through life, one step at a time and learning as I go. Thank the Lord for always being there beside me :)

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  8. Your never-ending creativity and talent are amazing...this quilt is stunning! And I just saw your baby blanket, too - wow, lucky baby! I'm sure the recipients of all your lovely handiwork appreciate it more than they can say.

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    1. Hi Melanie, you are so sweet, that I don't know what to say, except thank you :)

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  9. Your quilt is gorgeous, Connie! Don't you just love getting lost in the creative process - it can really make the time fly by! Well worth the time and effort when it is something this wonderful. Happy quilting! Hugs xo

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    1. Hi Karen, thank you so much. It is easy to get lost in a project, isn't it :)

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  10. Wow, you are putting in some seriously long hours, that's dedication. But your work is paying off, it looks beautiful. xxx

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    1. Hi Fran, thanks so much. I love this little girl and I think that she is going to love her horse quilt. She took her first horse back ride this summer and fell in love.

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