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How do you celebrate a finished quilt?

Old 03-31-2013, 04:06 PM
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Default How do you celebrate a finished quilt?

I work two jobs & rarely make easy quilts, so I only finish 2 or 3 a year. I learned the Hallalujah Chorus in HS chorus. I sing the entire chorus when I put that last stitch in the (usually) hand whipped binding. Then I take pictures to share my celebration with this board. What a great feeling! How do you celebrate?
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Old 03-31-2013, 04:09 PM
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I take a photograph and then give it away, or hold it until the event, then start another one.
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Old 03-31-2013, 04:11 PM
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Sometimes I don't celebrate when I finish. Sometimes I feel a tremendous sadness. With a heavy sigh after the last stitch, I drop the quilt onto the carpet and pace around the house for a little bit, lonely for the companionship and focus it gave me.
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Old 03-31-2013, 04:19 PM
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I start another quilt, naturally! How else? lol
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Old 03-31-2013, 04:22 PM
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Am completing my first full quilt (after 10 years of piecing) next week. I'll tell you then. However, it might just include a sip or two of Jack on ice.
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Old 03-31-2013, 05:03 PM
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I take pics and tell everyone I know and send pics to anyone who may care, and share it on here. Then start another one.
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Old 03-31-2013, 05:15 PM
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I celebrate by getting out fabrics to start another.
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Old 03-31-2013, 05:25 PM
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Usually need to take a photo or two and post it here. So great to hear from people far and near. I always need a little "down time" before starting the next big quilt. (rest for the weary neck, shoulders, and even fingers from sewing the binding on.) I also like to give a lot of thought to the pattern, color choices, fabric selection and the person the next quilt will go to. That makes the process of starting through the last step so much more enjoyable. When I hear of those who take on a commissioned project but hate the fabric or color, I don't know how they bear to finish it.
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Old 03-31-2013, 05:34 PM
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I'm already thinking of the next one while I'm finishing the current one!
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Old 03-31-2013, 06:02 PM
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I go to sleep... Probably because I stayed up late trying to finish it.
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