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Thread: best night of sleep ever!

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    Member kedougou's Avatar
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    This is kinda a long story, so I will try and keep it to the point. I have been machine quilting for about a year and love it. I have always been afraid to try hand piecing. it seemed so hard and well.... slow. my adhd brain and slow work do not go together. But after a marathon weekend of machine quilting a scrappy quilt I was quickly approaching burn out land. Long story short.... I thought I would attempt a few cathedral window blocks ... by hand .
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    drum roll please......
    I loved it! It was so much fun and relaxing. It made my brain slow down and focus on one task. I was in the zone :D I was so blissed out that as soon as my head hit the pillow I was out like a light. no more tossing and turning waiting for my brain to turn off.
    I'm in love!

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    Senior Member Charleen DiSante's Avatar
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    Good for you, that you tried the cathedral window blocks. They can be so gorgeous!

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    That's great!!! Sometimes we need to slow it down and it sounds like you found a way!! :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by kedougou
    This is kinda a long story, so I will try and keep it to the point. I have been machine quilting for about a year and love it. I have always been afraid to try hand piecing. it seemed so hard and well.... slow. my adhd brain and slow work do not go together. But after a marathon weekend of machine quilting a scrappy quilt I was quickly approaching burn out land. Long story short.... I thought I would attempt a few cathedral window blocks ... by hand .
    :shock:

    drum roll please......
    I loved it! It was so much fun and relaxing. It made my brain slow down and focus on one task. I was in the zone :D I was so blissed out that as soon as my head hit the pillow I was out like a light. no more tossing and turning waiting for my brain to turn off.
    I'm in love!
    I know what you mean. I am busy making a sampler quilt and although the blocks are machine pieced I am hand quilting it. I find the hand sewing so relaxing. i have made one or two hand pieced blocks but usually I am in a hurry and have a deadline.

    So pleased you enjoyed hand sewing, try hand quilting next.

    Canny

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    Now that's what I call a happy ending!!

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    Yeah!! :thumbup: Cathedral Windows are so pretty, some day. .. I will attempt them!!

    BUCKET LIST!! :thumbup:

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    Thanks for all the encouragement. The cathedral windows are a black background. I'm going to put in red, orange, and yellow "glass" in a kinda sunset vibe. The dark reds in the center working my way out to pale yellows. I'll try to post some pics of my progress this afternoon.

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    Good for you.

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    Good for you! Hand quilting is relaxing to me too.

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    Super Member caliquocat's Avatar
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    So glad you find hand stitching to be relaxing. I agree 100%

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