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    Senior Member incoming2me's Avatar
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    yourself?

    I've made many quilts.
    Quilts for parents, in-laws, family, new babies, friends, charities, etc.

    I have tons of fabric that I absolutely love and for some reason there are a few pieces that can't bring myself to CUT.
    (duh, that's the reason I bought it. right? - at least I'm pretty sure that was my intention when I fell in love with it.)

    SO.. DMIL was here from Indiana last week.
    (sweating her booty off in S.E. Texas!)
    I took her to a quilt shop in Old Town Spring.
    It's stacked 3 and 4 bolts high throughout 2 houses.
    ALL Moda fabric.

    http://grsfabrics.com/

    Well.. I made a decision.
    I bought 3 charm packs and 2 cuts of coordinating fabric.
    I've given myself express permission to CUT this fabric and MAKE something of it!
    Come hell or high water, I'm determined to make a lap quilt for myself.

    It feels kinda good to assert myself to do one for ME for a change. :)

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     Of course...now I'm feeling a little guilty and selfish. UGH! What a complex.
    Anyone else ever have/had a problem making something for yourself?

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    Moderator Jim's Gem's Avatar
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    Yes, I have made myself a couple of quilts. No need to feel guilty!!!! You need to make something for yourself!

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    i always start out making it for myself...but thy always end up with someone else!!! lol

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    I make them for myself until someone comes along that needs just that quilt. I know that if I like like it, so will they. Right?

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    I bought a kit of fat quarters in blacks and creams that I WILL MAKE FOR MYSELF. I promise me. So there! Now I just need to get the rest of the things I'm working on finished so I can really do that. I took a basket and put it on the table in my dining/sewing room of the things I really need to finish before I start anything else. So far, making good progress - then me, me, me! (Well, unless I need to start getting those Christmas projects moving along .... )

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    Thats what I do with those fabrics, I just don't want to cut. Cause obviously I got them because I like looking at them.lol

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    I plan to keep the very first quilt I ever started (its still not finished lol) mostly because there are more flaws than any other I've made ;) There's also some black and white fabric I have that I want a lap quilt out of...... no one's claimed it yet so here's hopin!

    (When a family member wants me to make em a quilt I have em go through my stash and pick out 3 or 4 colors they like and go from there. That way I don't have to guess if they like it or not.)

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    Not yet,but I just bought all batiks at a LQS to make me one. I am nervous though I have NEVER spent so much. I usually do scrap quilts.

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    I have made for everybody, but the last one I kept for me.

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    I have the same problem, no I have not saved one for me. I do however have two that were made for me by my grandmother.

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