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Thread: Do I scream now or later?

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    Super Member irishrose's Avatar
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    I am making my first quilt for a family member. Luckily, she doesn't sew. I want to set it on point and have come up one block short. Setting it square is not an option - did I tell you I'm a little stubborn? It's made with charm packs and I'm 6 squares short to be able to make another block.
    I do have an idea, but every time I lay it out, all I get is confused. Maybe I'd better quit until morning.
    At this point, I don't need advice, just someone to commiserate with me. If I grumble at my dogs, they'll think they are ones who did something wrong, not me. Thank you for listening.

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    lol

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    LOl..We have all been there HOney!

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    Awwww! Yeah, take a break til tomorrow! ;) ;) You may come up with a new idea after you get some sleep! :P

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    Something similar has happened to most of us. Take a break and take it up again tomorrow.

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    Go ahead SCREAM it always makes me feel better sometimes i even throw it across the room

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    Screaming is good. Also taking a break. Tomorrow you might just decide that a block with their name embroidered on it might look good (or something like that). Anyway, I can sympathize with you. I have screamed a time or two myself:-)

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    I'm sorry you're so frustrated. I do agree that taking a short break will probably help you "see your way out." I'll think good thoughts for you!

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    Scream now, take two chocolates, and continue in the morning.

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    chocolate fixes everything------put somthing in the middle

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    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose
    I am making my first quilt for a family member. Luckily, she doesn't sew. I want to set it on point and have come up one block short. Setting it square is not an option - did I tell you I'm a little stubborn? It's made with charm packs and I'm 6 squares short to be able to make another block.
    I do have an idea, but every time I lay it out, all I get is confused. Maybe I'd better quit until morning.
    At this point, I don't need advice, just someone to commiserate with me. If I grumble at my dogs, they'll think they are ones who did something wrong, not me. Thank you for listening.
    I've got a bit of home make irish cream in the fridge. Would that help any?

    I'll drink a small cup for you, how about?

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    Allow yourself a break and good luck for tomorrow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gzuslivz
    Screaming is good. Also taking a break. Tomorrow you might just decide that a block with their name embroidered on it might look good (or something like that). Anyway, I can sympathize with you. I have screamed a time or two myself:-)
    the "something like that" could be the label, surrounded by small borders pieced from any scraps you have left over.

    either dead center, or in a corner. (if it's big enough for a bed, perhaps the top center where it will be covered by a pillow.)

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    Yes mam. I have been trying to put together one riduculous six inch paper piece block for days now. Betcha I have literally invested 36 hours in that %5$$$#$%^^ block!
    Now it's laying in the floor where I tossed it in utter frustration a few hours ago.
    My victory in this is that I resisted the urge to cut it up into cloth confetti! Yep. been there alright.

    :-D
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    make it smaller or put plain squares on the corners, than you have some left over??

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    Sleep on it and the answer should come to you in the morning.

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    chances are tomorrow you will lay it out and every thing will fall into place - have a good sleep

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    Can you make a block that is completely different...to use as your signature. Maybe a tie dye block...or a block with cats or dogs or something that would remind her of you...and you then can sign and date that block.

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    Sounds like the quilt I made my DD for Christmas! I ran out of the main color one block before the top was done. I put in another dark color (similar)& didn't say a thing! :-) That quilt fought me the whole time I was making it. One horror show after another! Never been so glad to ship one off!! LOL! Best of luck with yours!

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    How about making that last square a label?

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    Are you using precut charms? Which line is it? Perhaps someone might have an extra pack.

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    Use a solid color for the extra block, set it in the middle and embroider or applique her initial on that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alimaui
    Are you using precut charms? Which line is it? Perhaps someone might have an extra pack.
    That was my thought. Post a picture and maybe someone can help out with some fabric. Good luck!

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    oh thank goodness Im not the only one. I often put my project away sometime for a couple days only to resolve it after rest and being away from it. I can totally understand why quilters have many projects going at the same time. LOL

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    I did one on point and thought I would tare out my hair. Put it away for a day then get a fresh look. Save your hair!!!

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