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    Senior Member incoming2me's Avatar
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    yourself?

    I've made many quilts.
    Quilts for parents, in-laws, family, new babies, friends, charities, etc.

    I have tons of fabric that I absolutely love and for some reason there are a few pieces that can't bring myself to CUT.
    (duh, that's the reason I bought it. right? - at least I'm pretty sure that was my intention when I fell in love with it.)

    SO.. DMIL was here from Indiana last week.
    (sweating her booty off in S.E. Texas!)
    I took her to a quilt shop in Old Town Spring.
    It's stacked 3 and 4 bolts high throughout 2 houses.
    ALL Moda fabric.

    http://grsfabrics.com/

    Well.. I made a decision.
    I bought 3 charm packs and 2 cuts of coordinating fabric.
    I've given myself express permission to CUT this fabric and MAKE something of it!
    Come hell or high water, I'm determined to make a lap quilt for myself.

    It feels kinda good to assert myself to do one for ME for a change. :)

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     Of course...now I'm feeling a little guilty and selfish. UGH! What a complex.
    Anyone else ever have/had a problem making something for yourself?

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    Yes, I have made myself a couple of quilts. No need to feel guilty!!!! You need to make something for yourself!

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    i always start out making it for myself...but thy always end up with someone else!!! lol

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    I make them for myself until someone comes along that needs just that quilt. I know that if I like like it, so will they. Right?

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    I bought a kit of fat quarters in blacks and creams that I WILL MAKE FOR MYSELF. I promise me. So there! Now I just need to get the rest of the things I'm working on finished so I can really do that. I took a basket and put it on the table in my dining/sewing room of the things I really need to finish before I start anything else. So far, making good progress - then me, me, me! (Well, unless I need to start getting those Christmas projects moving along .... )

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    Thats what I do with those fabrics, I just don't want to cut. Cause obviously I got them because I like looking at them.lol

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    I plan to keep the very first quilt I ever started (its still not finished lol) mostly because there are more flaws than any other I've made ;) There's also some black and white fabric I have that I want a lap quilt out of...... no one's claimed it yet so here's hopin!

    (When a family member wants me to make em a quilt I have em go through my stash and pick out 3 or 4 colors they like and go from there. That way I don't have to guess if they like it or not.)

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    Not yet,but I just bought all batiks at a LQS to make me one. I am nervous though I have NEVER spent so much. I usually do scrap quilts.

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    I have made for everybody, but the last one I kept for me.

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    I have the same problem, no I have not saved one for me. I do however have two that were made for me by my grandmother.

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    Nope! Everything I make is gifted to someone. I did buy a wall hanging quilt kit this past weekend at a quilt show. It is definately my taste and I know that nobody will appreciate it as much as me, so it is MINE!! Now, to get it put together....

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    Yes, I have made a couple of quilts that are mine. When someone askes who it is for, I just say "ME" and leave it there.

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    I've never made a quilt for myself. :-( Someday I will do just that!!! Maybe I will make an appliqued quilt JUST for me!!! :-D

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    I have mine cut out, but life and deadlines of other quilts gets in the way of piecing it.

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    Yes, I made a lap quilt for me. My DH calls it my security blanket because I always take it with me when we travel and it's on my chair when we are home. I am also working on one for our bed, but it will be a while before I get it finiahed because I only work on it when we go camping.

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    Just made me a queen sized quilt!!

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    I usually buy more than enough fabric to do a quilt. The left overs end up going into a scrappy kind of quilt that ends up on one of the beds at our house. Haven't really planned a quilt out just for me. But maybe it is time to start looking at patterns that I like and plan to make one. Thanks for the motivation

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    I can't make myself give any away (granted I only finished 2 and one of them is only as big as a pillowcase) but my mom did that a lot. She made quilts for the fun of it, and once she ran out of people to give them to, she kept them in an old suitcase in case someone would need them. But we had about 4 or 5 in our camper that she made for that reason, and as we've gotten rid of the camper, they're in our house as they were a little too beat up to give away. Now they're great for winter time when it's just a little cooler than comfortable. And let me tell you, the cats love them! But go ahead and splurge and make one just for you everyone's allowed to be selfish once in a while!

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    I made me one...because I was jealous of DH and Katie cat all cuddled under theirs during the cold winter. I actually have a few I kept.

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    That is exactly why I haven't cut my OBWs yet. Got 2 beautiful pieces of fabric that I just love. I play with the mirrors and design like crazy but cutting them alludes me. DH says I should just hire someone to cut for me..lol.
    Love the avatar. We've made several wonderful lap quilts with the flannel I got from you.

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    Oh yes! I've got a couple that are completed just for me. Most of my WIPs are also for me. Selfish, aren't I? LOL I often have to put mine aside to make gifts. I do a lot of gift giving! I'm trying to get back to them. I've only got one planned as a Christmas quilt, so the pressure is off this year.

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    Loved reading your cute story!!! :)
    I think I have one or two that are mine but that's it lol

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    Does anyone do or make something just for you??? But you can !!! and should. There is nothing like sleeping under a quilt you made yourself! I enjoy my "work" so much that I cannot give it all away.

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    Ok I guess I am weird I guess I am really weird to y'all. I have made about 12, and the only one that has left my house was to my daughter. I just finished another one, and was thinking about giving to my niece for her wedding NEXT WEEK, I just can't let them go, they are my babies. What is wrong with me? I love and admire and I think I am scared they won't appreciate the hard work, so I keep them, so maybe one day hummmm when I get enough I can slowly let them go. I guess I am selfish.(THEY ARE ALL FOR ME).:)

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    Yes - I have made two quilts just for me. However, the latest one - my sis has designs on it, so it may end up at her house... we'll see. :)

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