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Thread: New York Beauty Challenge

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    Oh that's really pretty. Chalk doesn't come off as easily as you'd think, I always have to rub it off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iluv2quilt
    Oh that's really pretty. Chalk doesn't come off as easily as you'd think, I always have to rub it off.
    If I use a chalk wheel I find the chalk usually bounces right off when I'm quilting, but the chalk pencils I have to scrub off. I do mark pretty hard though, which is likely why I have to wash it several times or use an eraser or wet rag to scrub it off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparky
    There is something different from the pattern. I sewed all the patches in the same direction, I think I should have reversed some of them. Or I should have sewn all of them before attaching the first row which is wrong. It was the only way I could make the color right. It's not that important for how I'm using this to worry about. But next time I'll try to make it work as intended.
    thats great! I have a really hard time looking at my work... it can ALWAYS look better! I need to learn a bit of your point of view :)
    I used to put a messed up square into every quilt on purpose! just to prove to myself that it didnt HAVE to be perfect :)
    and have gone back to my old pefectionist self again :roll:
    "messing up is part of quilting, RIGHT" I repeat to myself.....

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    Call it creativity and you will feel better about yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deranged_damsel
    thats great! I have a really hard time looking at my work... it can ALWAYS look better! I need to learn a bit of your point of view :)
    I used to put a messed up square into every quilt on purpose! just to prove to myself that it didnt HAVE to be perfect :)
    and have gone back to my old pefectionist self again :roll:
    "messing up is part of quilting, RIGHT" I repeat to myself.....
    Actually, I see nothing wrong with wanting to make a 'perfect' quilt. We are all striving to get better at quilting, right? I'm a perfectionist - but only when it comes to my own work. I don't expect others to live up to my expectations, esp when I can't live up to them. I actually hate that expression, "If you can't see it from a galloping horse at ten feet away" - mostly because I will never be running past a quilt. I notice the mistakes, but as long as they are not mine I'm not bothered by them. As for my own work, I strive to do the best I can and when I don't meet my expectations (which is often), I then tell myself to live with the results. And most others don't notice things the way I do, but I think we all do that with our work. There is nothing wrong with striving for perfection. And when I don't meet it, I tell myself that only God is perfect. ;)

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    Love your sparkly piece! I am in awe of finished tops!

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    There's going to be a free class this month at the Quilted Hill in Yamhill on finishing borders and bindings, you might get help there. (I think a class is coming up on NY Beauties, too)

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    JustMe - do you wash out the chalk and hairspray when done, or does it cover up? can't quite get the concept in my head, but it sounds like a great idea.

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    Those are some SHARp points. Excellent job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iluv2quilt
    Oh that's really pretty. Chalk doesn't come off as easily as you'd think, I always have to rub it off.
    This is what my sister uses.

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