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Old 01-23-2009, 10:53 AM
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What is the hardest, or scariest, project you have every done? (maybe it was scary at the time)
Even started (and didn't finish for various reasons - is it a UFO?)?
It may even be one you learned the most from or advanced your skills.

I did a quilt for my mom a few years ago with 240 curved seams. That was really scary when I started. I hadn't been quilting long, maybe a year. Bit the bullet and dove in head first. Nervously cut out all those curves. It was also the biggest quilt I had done at that point. Glad I did. It turned out great. Bonus: I'm not afraid of curved seams anymore.

Now, very very tiny applique. But I'm diving in head first. And I'm practicing and I'm getting better.
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Old 01-23-2009, 02:20 PM
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I quilted this baby on my DSM, prior to the long arm. Never again! It was my oldest daughter's graduation quilt. It's a king size. It was also the first quilt that used templates for cutting.

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Old 01-23-2009, 02:28 PM
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My very first quilt. My mom was meeeaaaan! I wanted to make a Carpenter's Wheel. It was before there were instructions for HST. I did all with triangle and square templates. No rotary cutter. My mother did not tell me it was a hard pattern.

I didn't realize that the triangles were not actually triangles. They had to go a certain direction. I quit. My mom finished it for me. I used it every night.

I am really glad I learned this way because somehow everything else seemed easy after trying that one and the next one went together like a breaze:)

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Old 01-23-2009, 02:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Kara
What is the hardest, or scariest, project you have every done? (maybe it was scary at the time)
Even started (and didn't finish for various reasons - is it a UFO?)?
It may even be one you learned the most from or advanced your skills.

I did a quilt for my mom a few years ago with 240 curved seams. That was really scary when I started. I hadn't been quilting long, maybe a year. Bit the bullet and dove in head first. Nervously cut out all those curves. It was also the biggest quilt I had done at that point. Glad I did. It turned out great. Bonus: I'm not afraid of curved seams anymore.

Now, very very tiny applique. But I'm diving in head first. And I'm practicing and I'm getting better.
I felt the same way when I made a drunkards path quilt. I'm not so afraid of curves now, but am scared to death to try paper piecing. Go figure. :lol:
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Old 01-23-2009, 04:30 PM
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beautiful quilt.
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Old 01-23-2009, 04:50 PM
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This is mine. BOM that we did at our LQS. Really difficult but I learned a lot!

This was a toughy!
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Old 01-23-2009, 05:01 PM
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So far, this has to have been my hardest. I hand pieced the compasses with plastic templates that I made and then hand pieced the border. I learned tons...I learned...never to do that again! It is an oversized queen and I also quilted it on my old Singer.

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Old 01-23-2009, 05:04 PM
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That's really pretty Pat. I also learned never to do that same quilt again! The one in my pic.
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Old 01-23-2009, 05:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Shelley
I quilted this baby on my DSM, prior to the long arm. Never again! It was my oldest daughter's graduation quilt. It's a king size. It was also the first quilt that used templates for cutting.
shell, that is beautiful quilt. and the hard was worth it. aren't you proud of yourself?
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Old 01-23-2009, 05:25 PM
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Originally Posted by sandpat
So far, this has to have been my hardest. I hand pieced the compasses with plastic templates that I made and then hand pieced the border. I learned tons...I learned...never to do that again! It is an oversized queen and I also quilted it on my old Singer.
and sandpat, really, you joke about it now, but aren't you glad you did it? how many other quilters have gone that far? not me! LOL!
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