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Old 09-07-2009, 08:23 PM
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Hi all,

I've been quilting for about 5 years. I'm self taught and have made about 8 quilts of various sizes. I'd like to take a class so that I can find out all the things I've been doing wrong. =)

I recently got married and my husband cleared out one of the smaller bedrooms for me to use as a craft room. I'm in heaven with all the space! My apartment didn't really allow for me to leave a quilt sitting out in stages.

I'm working on a crazy log cabin - paintbox type quilt. Each block is made up of three tones of the same color (ex: dark blue, light blue, medium blue). I just bought a new machine (a Brother XR-9000) and am having a great time with it. I can't wait to get a walking foot for it b/c I've never used one before.

Thanks for reading.

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Old 09-07-2009, 08:39 PM
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hi and Welcome from Northern Indiana ! Glad you found us :lol: Your hubby sounds wonderful :wink: be sure and make a quilt for him :lol:
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Old 09-07-2009, 08:43 PM
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Hi Sharon,

I made him one last year. He has a goofy thing for punk rock music with all those skull & crossbone logos. So i made him a big huge skull & cross bones quilt with black and white fabric strips.

I went to JoAnn to get fabric and they had lots of bolts with similar themes from the Pirates of the Caribbean movie. While I was having it cut, a few older ladies heard me joking about him and replied "Oh, he'll grow out of it." (they assumed it was for a little boy) I told them "he's 38" and they just got very quiet and looked away. LOL!

Thanks for welcoming me.

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*Waves from Iowa* :)
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Old 09-08-2009, 06:00 AM
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Hello from another nearby Texan!!!! :D
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Old 09-08-2009, 06:09 AM
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Hi from another Texan.
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Hi and a big welcome from Massachusetts.
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Hello and Welcome :D :D :D
I love the story behind your DH's quilt 8) 8) 8)
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