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Thread: trying to quilt the top

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    Power Poster sewnsewer2's Avatar
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    Colleen53, how are you coming along on your quilt now?

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    How are you coming along now? Please give us updates!

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    Quote Originally Posted by colleen53
    I am a self taught quilter and have been working on a top for sometime now. Have you ever started to quilt and then held it out and said.. NO NO NO !! Well I did that yesterday ! I spent my night ripping and cussing and ripping more again. But i figure with all the time I have spent on this top I am not settling for anything less then what I know I can do. So my day today is to recharge and go at it again. I am the little train that could and I will prevail !!

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    hi everyone ! thank you all for being sooo supportive today !
    i am doing machine quilting with diagonal lines in squares with applique in the middle.. there are 3 squares across the top and 4 down..it wasn't so bad on the middle ones.. until i got to the last one and realized that the diagonal lines were going the opposite of the other blocks. that is where the NO NO NO came into play. lol
    then as i did the two top side blocks, i didn't realize that my diagonal lines were not matching with the blocks in the middle.
    so it looked like i had lines going every which way with no ryhmn or reason. it was declared an official mess !! so the bottom block and the two side blocks were ripped out.
    so... i have remarked my stitching lines and paid closer attention to the adjacent blocks for a more uniform look. I WILL NEVER DO THAT AGAIN !!
    IS THAT CALLED LEARNING.. BECAUSE THIS QUILT HAS TAUGHT ME MORE THEN ANY OTHER.. LOL
    and btw.. i like my quilt again !!!!
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    I use my seam ripper daily. Sigh!!!

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    Oooo, that sure is worth ripping out and re-doing! Beautiful.
    I use a razor blade to rip with.

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    I call my seam ripper the frog bucause I have to "ripit,ripit,ripit".

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