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Thread: Dumb question -- any ideas?

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    Update.

    Apparently I have been booted out of the group. I went to check the FB page for the group to see if anything new had been added. I have been deleted as a member of it without so much as a "don't let the doorknob hit you where the good Lord split you".

    It does kind of hurt, but oh well. I guess I've outgrown the group or they think they've outgrown me. At least I don't have to haul stuff around to class and I can play on whatever I want to at home. And they can find some other poor sucker to write their newspaper articles since obviously I will not be doing it.

    To be fair, I did delete any chit-chat type messages I left to which no one had liked or replied. Figured that since I was a red-headed step child, so to speak, it was better that way.

    Anyway, I'll never know what the project is or was. I won't be going at all. I've spent too much of my life being where I wasn't really wanted to go there now.

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    I had not made a mystery quilt until this year. Now i have made 3. They are fun. I would have preferred a different "background" fabric on the 3rd had I known what the finished quilt looked like but it is okay the way it is. I have seen many mystery quilts at quilt shows that I did not like and thought I would never make one. Never say never!
    I think you should give it a try. You can always donate the quilt if you hate it.

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    Oh, sorry. I just read your last post. You will probably feel more comfortable working on your own projects so maybe it is for the best. Their loss.

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    Overall - sounds like you might be better off without that group than with it -
    Last edited by bearisgray; 10-05-2012 at 02:59 PM.

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    I hate hauling stuff to classes, so I quit doing it a long time ago. I agree with bearisgray; you're probably better off without that group than with it. Let like birds flock together......

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    I promised to report on what the mystery thing was if I was ever told. Still haven't heard from anyone in the group, but their new writer of newspaper articles (I was the old one & am glad in some ways to have been replaced) indicated that the group did a double wedding ring quilt block.

    In my personal opinion, I would rather my strip set have been of consistent sizes and not an assortment of whatever I ran across as I was sewing it together. Just sayin'. And to be perfectly honest, had I been doing a double wedding ring, I would rather do it the way that Cheryl Phillips does hers. It seems much easier than the traditional method. That's just me. As far as the other half square triangles with edges folded under, I have no clue why.

    Thanks for the advice and support! As soon as I get my foot where I can use a sewing machine pedal, I have a few projects I want to do. It's been a month since I could walk or drive w/o pain and still having issues. Until then, maybe I need to practice hand quilting. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by draggin_behind View Post
    Update.

    Apparently I have been booted out of the group. I went to check the FB page for the group to see if anything new had been added. I have been deleted as a member of it without so much as a "don't let the doorknob hit you where the good Lord split you".

    It does kind of hurt, but oh well. I guess I've outgrown the group or they think they've outgrown me. At least I don't have to haul stuff around to class and I can play on whatever I want to at home. And they can find some other poor sucker to write their newspaper articles since obviously I will not be doing it.

    To be fair, I did delete any chit-chat type messages I left to which no one had liked or replied. Figured that since I was a red-headed step child, so to speak, it was better that way.

    Anyway, I'll never know what the project is or was. I won't be going at all. I've spent too much of my life being where I wasn't really wanted to go there now.
    Could it be that someone in that group is a member of this board and took offense to your posts?

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    Great comments...definitely agree. It's hard to not be in control of a project, but some very nice surprises have come from the mystery method. Give it a try this once. I'm sure you're not alone, so draw from the experience of others in your group.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sewnoma View Post
    Sounds to me like this is a great exercise in "letting go"!

    Sounds like they didn't tell you what colors to pick....just start with colors you like (separately and together) and see what happens!

    What's the worst that could happen? You'll have something to donate to charity when you're done, or find a friend who loves it.

    What's the best that could happen? You'll have fun, learn something new (about quilting and/or about yourself), maybe even discover a new "flavor" in your taste for what goes with what!

    I say just go for it...no worries, no regrets.
    Creative clutter is better than idle neatness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucio View Post
    Could it be that someone in that group is a member of this board and took offense to your posts?
    Always a possibility. A couple of people who commented would appear to have been a little miffed at me and/or my reaction. Was not intentional. I'm sorry if my attitude offended others. Being on a fixed income, I don't have $$ to spend willy-nilly on stuff then have to get new stuff because the project changed. I still don't see why the hoopla over using fusible interfacing vs non-fusible. So I have to pay attention & not use an iron until it's where I want the final placement. Big deal. Since it is a 60 mile round trip drive MINIMUM to get stuff if I don't have it, I'm not running out at the drop of a hat because someone said at the last minute "oh, and you need thus and such, too".

    I didn't realize until this hit the fan that my Mom, who goes with me, was looking for a reason to give up the group. She didn't say anything to me until then.

    There have been a host of "we're going to do thus and such" only to change it the next time the wind blows. Trust is a major issue for me. Once broken, that's it. I'm also a visual learner and a newbie quilter. It had gotten to the point that every meeting was a secret with regards to the block or project or whatever. The choice to sit and watch instead of participating was NOT an available option. I do not like sewing on machines that do not belong to me -- if I went without a machine, it was mandatory that I sew on someone's machine. I admit it -- that rankles. Also the magic is gone and has been for about 6 months. It was getting to the point that on the days of the meets, I was typically hoping to get an email that the group had been cancelled or rescheduled. That's not good.

    Do I regret joining in the group? No. Am I going to miss it? Not much. Hauling stuff to and fro, having people use stuff and gunking it up (ie, using my iron to iron the glue side of fusible interfacing, then wiping the iron on my cut & press mat then giving a big grin), being "charitied to death" and incessant poking about projects I've not finished coupled with significant health issues that preclude sitting for long stretches and recently even walking or driving since I cannot move foot & ankle on "driving foot" all add up to "time to go". I will miss a couple of the ladies, one especially who has been quilting longer than I've been on the earth.

    Do I mind the charity things? No. Last year our group of 8 made 134 lap quilts for the residents of a nursing home. Though a lot of work, it was fun and I enjoyed the opportunity to participate. The current charity project was a little strange to me. JMHO. The group decided to make a set of 4 quilts (2 adult, 2 kids) for each of the cop cars in the county seat town to be used in the event the cop had to attend to victims in a car wreck. Domestic violence, I can see using them. House fires, removal of a child due to neglect, etc,. picking up a lost child out of the woods, finding a person who's been beaten & left for dead -- all those I can see. Car wrecks? Not so much. I've been in a few. Last thing I would have wanted was a quilt to bleed all over. But since I'm not in the group, it's not my problem. One of my doctors works with child victims of sexual assault. I am going to be contacting him about leaving quilts at his office for the kids. I'm happier with that type of charity project. Just got to be able to sew! Darn foot.

    BTW, the instructor was responsible for providing templates for the mystery quilt block. Last time, the same person supplied home cut templates to use in making Dresden plate blocks. Although all the templates were supposedly identical, no two of the quilt blocks had the same number of plates or the same size hole in the center. Most had 18 blades, some had 20 and one had 19. Some centers were 5 inches in diameter, others were 7 or 8. Not saying it's the template, but something was weird. Mine had 20 blades, was perfectly flat, double checked seam size and still had an 7 inch hole. If I have the template already, I'd rather use my own. If it's goofy then, obviously the fault is 100% mine. Nope, I'm not a good chief. Rarely a good Indian, either. lol

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    to draggin_behind - actually you sound like you'd make a good chief - not just a good indian. i'm kinda the same way unless the chief is really organized and knows what she's doing & doesn't try to force me into a box that doesn't fit.
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