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Old 01-27-2016, 08:32 AM
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My problem is that, I don't have a problem starting a new project. The fact that you can't see my design wall because of ALL the UFO's on it, proves that. 😀
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Old 01-27-2016, 09:10 AM
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Try thinking about the blocks and not the whole quilt. Sometimes the whole project can seem like a big undertaking. Once you have a few blocks made, it should get your juices flowing and make the big project feel less daunting.
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Old 01-27-2016, 09:53 AM
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I don't have a problem embarking on a new quilt project, however, I do still have some UFO's but trying to finish them as well. Right now I'm making a set of baby quilts for twins, boy and girl, and she wanted whale fabric. I did find 2 different prints, as whales don't exactly come in pink, but as long as I haven't screwed up my measurements, I should have 2 great baby quilts, as well as 2 more baby quilts in progress, one with my go-to pattern of 9-patch and plain square of the print fabric, did the whale quilts in this pattern to. However, I'm delighted that I have managed to have 3 very different looking quilts, and I think the new mother of twins will be happy, at least I hope so, but she is getting her whales for the nursery.
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Old 01-27-2016, 12:47 PM
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Love your design! Be sure and show us your finished quilt!
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Old 01-27-2016, 02:27 PM
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Originally Posted by rhilkey View Post
My new challenge is a girl baby quilt for Oakland Raider fans.
This is one you do not want to delay on... finish it before they become the L.A. Raiders or the San Diego Raiders, or the San Antonio Raiders.

tim in san jose
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Old 01-27-2016, 03:18 PM
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Thank you to all of you Board Members who responded to my post. I took Sprice's advice and started thinking of one part of the quilt at a time. I decided to change the center panel and then I made 12 blocks. this is how it looks so far. BTW, this is my first log cabin and I am now in love with the block. Also, overcame my fear of "small pieces". I'm 77-years old and I, apparently, still need my mom. Thanks for helping me.
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Old 01-27-2016, 03:40 PM
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It's looking just lovely! You are moving right along with it.

I have a hard time starting a project. I need to find something that really sparks my interest. If I can't find that special something then I try out a block from this or that and see if it gets me going. I love that feeling when a project excites me and carries me away though. Those are the projects that practically sew themselves.
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Old 01-27-2016, 03:52 PM
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Are you a perfectionist? sometimes that enters the picture. You want it perfect, but not knowing how it will look makes us this way. Just dig in. That's all you can do.
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Old 01-27-2016, 08:30 PM
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It is beautiful!!!!

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Old 01-27-2016, 09:48 PM
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Tula Pink had a really cute line of woodsy animals a couple of years ago.
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