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    Super Member vicki reno's Avatar
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    Welllll, far be it from me to sound like a know it all, but appliquing is a lot more exciting than piecing. Then what you usually need to assemble are big blocks 10 or 12" ones. Much much better. Highly recommended. Even doing the pansies each little petal is better than piecing! Long Live Applique :!: :!: :!: :!: :!:

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    Vicki, I am with you!! Love applique also. Just made my BOM for March and that s the first piecing I have done in over 30 years!

    If I ever figure out how to get BOM on you will see that I really don't have it right yet. Have to get the seams to match. LOL :oops:

    Also was doing some hand quilting but on pillow covers. Have to take it easy with that since having carpel tunnel done, but love to do it.

    Am sticking with the BOMs tho till I get it right!!

    Imak

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    The applique junkies just gave me the wildest idea! I posted some Blazing Arrows templates somewhere around here. (you won't have to look. i'll post them again, here.) Maybe you could use them to make an applique version of the block. I for one would love to see what you came up with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carla P
    :lol: :lol: :lol: They probably do know your names, they're just respecting your anonymity!!! By your avatar, I wondered if you are a gamer (or at least love one dearly).

    The games I play now are... Why didn't Block A fit correctly with Block B, & the "challenge level" is Do I REALLY HAVE to rip it out, or will it "quilt out"? :lol: (Pure Laziness... Iknow!!) :roll:
    Yup, I'm a gamer alright. And there is a game I love dearly...I'm a HUGE fan of Legend of Zelda. I just finished playing through the latest installment in the series.

    The difference between quilting and video games is if you get stuck while quilting there's no strategy guide you can consult to get through it.

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    Just out of curiosity, how old are you?

    You're right when you say there is not a strategy guide, but only to a certain point. We have numerous books, magazines, websites, & of course, forums now available to us that previously were not. In the past, most of this information was passed down through family members and at "bees". Now, we've gone "Hi-Tech"! No, we still can't get on "Cheat Planet" for a code to get us out of a sure disaster situation, but we can "yell" for help on the forum and all of the quilters come running, needles & scissors in hand. Another advantage to the new age of quilting is all of the technological intelligence now being brought onto the scene by a new generation of quilters. Personally speaking, my daughters see my fabrics and patterns totally different than I do. They have a new, fresh, untrained perspective on the entire process. If I ever feel like I'm in a rut or backed in a corner, I ask their opinion on the subject. I'm always impressed with their suggestions!! If I can't find the answer I'm looking for anywhere else, Patrice can create a whole new solution in EQ6!!! :lol:

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    I turned 20 not too long ago.

    Really, there is no strategy guide for quilting. In a game, if you get stuck in a dungeon or a puzzle or you can't find a key to a certain door there's really not too many ways of getting past that part you're stuck on and the answers can be really definate. Like "You NEED to use THIS item to get to THAT part of the dungeon"...that sort of thing. Quilting on the other hand, you could ask "How do I fix this?" and get dozens of answers from magazines, books, other quilters, etc. Someone on here asked a question about prewashing fabric and there were 20 completely different answers about how to go about it (from the type of soap to use to what sort of colors can or can't be washed together).

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    HA HA HA Well, I guess you're right. We are committed to having options and sticking to our own traditions. Plus, there are so many variables to consider, it would be impossible to define one black & white set of rules. So, looking at it like that, you are correct. But, isn't it more fun to have options?? :lol: Yes, I know many times it only adds to the confusion :shock: but... :wink:

    You keep at it. Being both a gamer and quilter will develop and perfect many skills you'll find quite beneficial in both hobbies. So, will you email my girls & let them know their Mom really doesn't have 3 heads??? :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    Options are fun!

    Funny how you mention both of my hobbies benefitting each other. Well, at least games benefitting my quilting. Last week, I was at the 3rd or 4th dungeon on Zelda and I had to stop for a couple minutes because I looked at the tiling on the dungeon floor and went "Oh my God! That would be great for a quilt! I have to draw it!" And every dungeon since that one I've seen a tile layout or a border along the bottom of a wall that I thought would look wonderful on a quilt.

    To the kids: No, your Mom doesn't have three heads. And...stay in school and don't do drugs. :D

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