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    You are my role model! I still have to count what's undone in my sewing room.
    I'm scared.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arleners
    You are my role model! I still have to count what's undone in my sewing room.
    I'm scared.
    :lol: :lol: :lol: Please report in. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    I can't wait. Thanks for sharing! And congrats. It is such a wonderful feeling of getting a lot done in a short amount of time!

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    Would that be hard to stay at an old project, and have to look at these beautiful fabrics setting there waiting! I absolutly love the colors!

    I too, have 2 queen sized quilts to bind, and about 4 baby quilts to bind. I've put it off too as it is the last thing on my list to do - why? I don't care to bind a quilt as much as I love putting them together....

    Happy days ahead in your near future - they are beautiful!

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    Don't those DONEs feel good.
    I have been doing the same thing. I only have 2 finished 1 lap quilt and an applique quilt full size, one I am FMQing now that I made a Loooong time ago. I have 2 more bed size full/queen to do before I am allowed to start anything new.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jad1044
    Would that be hard to stay at an old project, and have to look at these beautiful fabrics setting there waiting! I absolutly love the colors!

    I too, have 2 queen sized quilts to bind, and about 4 baby quilts to bind. I've put it off too as it is the last thing on my list to do - why? I don't care to bind a quilt as much as I love putting them together....

    Happy days ahead in your near future - they are beautiful!
    I have found though, after all layering and quilting and after the forgotten things were taken care of (missed appliquéing on the horse's eyes and nostrils, the doll quilt's fmq flower needed more petals) that it's a time to straighten up the quilting room--get all the fabric back in place, pins in containers, and even the sewing machine dusted and oiled. And it's kind of nice to quietly sew bindings on in the evenings after spending the day with 24 10-11 year old and finishing chores. It feels like a kind of regrouping/recharging before I start making tops again. And what great anticipation it is to know they're all right there for me to dive into.

    Let's see, there's the Bargello, and there's more floral log cabin projects, and the quilt I want to design with some horse batiks that were a gift, and the "Back to Nature" with the Modas, and the blue and white appliqué idea.... lots to do, lots to do!!! :-D

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    Wow! Good job & with all those lovely new fabrics to help push you along...you'll be done in no time!! Keep up the good work!

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    We want pics!!!

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    Wow, this post was motivating! Way to go!

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    Great JOb.... guess I had better get in there and get started!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ksea
    We want pics!!!
    There are some on page 2! And a link to others. :-D

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    Karla.. you are definitely an inspiration in so many ways! I'm working right now on a not-so-much-fun goal of cleaning out the basement... I'm making slow progress, and somehow it helps to know I'm not alone... smile...

    I have a question, though.. Your fabrics are so beautiful... and I want to do a log cabin like your floral log cabins... When I start collecting fabric, how much should I purchase of each one? I know the first quilt I saw, I THINK I remember you telling there were MANY different fabrics in it... but I don't remember quantities?

    Do you have any suggestions for collecting fabrics for a queen size floral log cabin? And you have my promise to ALWAYS tell about your fabulous quilts... I've shared your work with many friends already... Everyone is amazed!
    Thank you for taking time to respond!!

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    Wow! You have been busy. Doing awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by running1
    Karla.. you are definitely an inspiration in so many ways! I'm working right now on a not-so-much-fun goal of cleaning out the basement... I'm making slow progress, and somehow it helps to know I'm not alone... smile...

    I have a question, though.. Your fabrics are so beautiful... and I want to do a log cabin like your floral log cabins... When I start collecting fabric, how much should I purchase of each one? I know the first quilt I saw, I THINK I remember you telling there were MANY different fabrics in it... but I don't remember quantities?

    Do you have any suggestions for collecting fabrics for a queen size floral log cabin? And you have my promise to ALWAYS tell about your fabulous quilts... I've shared your work with many friends already... Everyone is amazed!
    Thank you for taking time to respond!!
    Oh my goodness, I got goose bumps when I read this. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. :-D :-D

    In the first floral log cabin, there were over 60 different fabrics. Now I have well over 80- different florals alone--some haven't been cut into strips because they were purchased in my "no cutting fabric until these are finished" stage. :lol: I just ordered more from four different ebay sellers--and with shipping they are $5.75 a yard. I'm pleased. I'm very picky about what florals I use--so I panic when I'm running out of a favorite and it's old--but I found some on ebay. It's silly to panic when there are so many gorgeous florals out there. For the lights, I have about 12 different fabrics, but I could get away with 6-8 different ones. I repeat those sometimes. There is a favorite light green I can't find anywhere...I keep looking.

    I have no idea how much fabric to tell you get collect for a queen sized. But, the beauty of scrap quilts is that you can always get more and it doesn't have to match!! I buy a minimum of a yard because now I know what works for me, but if I really really love it and know I'll panic if I can't find more, I buy three. When strips are 1.5" even a yard goes a long way.

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    The Rose Garden is done!! And it's only 9:40 AM. :-D Now I have to let the horses out--the ice has stop and it's snowing so it's safe. Hubby wants to go out for breakfast. :-D

    I have a little school work to do--then I'll cut bindings. The fabrics are all picked out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barnbum
    The Rose Garden is done!! And it's only 9:40 AM. :-D Now I have to let the horses out--the ice has stop and it's snowing so it's safe. Hubby wants to go out for breakfast. :-D

    I have a little school work to do--then I'll cut bindings. The fabrics are all picked out.
    You certainly have been busy! All that done this am. I am just getting around for church! (I'll blame it on lingering jet lag, just got back from NZ on Monday).

    How are your sweet minis? Hoping we can stop by this summer for some sweet muzzle kisses.

    Have a great rest of the day. Those beautiful florals won't be waiting much longer :thumbup:

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    WOW, you have been busy. Congrats.

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    Good job! Keep it up!

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    Well, you wore me out. I like to make the tops, but not too fond of the quilting part.

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    Congratulations! I know that feeling of too many UFOs piling up in my sewing room. Don't know how that happens....Your quilts are beautiful, and you will have some very lucky grandkids!!

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    I'm inspired! Reminds me of the old saying, "If you want to get something done ask a busy person."

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    Post pix when u r done. I love looking at finished quilts.

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    WTG - every one finished is one more toward your goal.

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    Karla, Congrats on getting those UFO's done! You are making great strides! Thanks for the inspiration ! :)

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    You are an inspiration. Every few years I also make it a project to finish a lot. I am amazed at how close to the end I give up. Some odd personality quirk of mine. If I weren't making a wedding quilt, I would stop and start finishing things too!
    Nell

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