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Thread: I see an addiction forming...

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    Senior Member LoupEsprit's Avatar
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    I see an addiction forming...

    Well, I got my new sewing machine in, and though I've yet to fire it up (or even take it out of the box-SELF CONTROL!! LOL) I've started on my first project. I also ordered a small cutting board and rotary cutter. (As for the cutter, all I can say is - WOW! Where has this been all my life??)

    I spent most of the evening cutting the pieces for my first quilt, and matching them up into blocks. As much as I want to move forward, I am stopping here. It's after midnight, the dogs are hungry, and I still have to test-sew on the machine before I even BEGIN to get involved in this! LOL.

    This will be a quilt for my niece; she is the first girl in this generation, as she has a brother, and two male cousins, as well as 3 male second cousins! (needless to say she's spoiled!) She was born this past March, so I'm making her a pink and green quilt for her first Christmas. I also have a new nephew born at the end of August, so I need to get cracking and make a blue one too!

    Wish me luck! (Here's the cut pieces matched up in their blocks.)
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    Happiness is a new quilt and an old dog.

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    Senior Member LoupEsprit's Avatar
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    Oops! Forgot to say I'm using the Wickedly Easy Quilt Pattern.
    http://www.byannie.com/media/images/...s_patterns.pdf
    Megan
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    Happiness is a new quilt and an old dog.

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    You are off to a great start. Don't forget to show us the end result.

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    Oh, for sure! I'm generally not very patient with new projects, but I'm forcing myself to be patient and do everything RIGHT with this quilt. No shortcuts, no rushing, no guesswork or "good-enough's" LOL! I'll tell ya, it's taking all the self-control I've got!


    I'll probably post a few more WIP pics along the way.
    Megan
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    Happiness is a new quilt and an old dog.

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    LoupEsprit... what you're doing is called "savoring".
    Taking time to enjoy each step of the process is a good thing.

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    Wow I'm in awe of your self control. You go girl!

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    Love the pattern and the fabrics you have chosen! This is another for my bucket list.

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    What great fabric! Have fun!!

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    WOW - you have a great eye for fabric/color - have you sewn garments before or had any sewing experience before?
    Nikki in MO

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    I love your fabrics! Hearts, dots, pink, green ... as far as I'm concerned you are off to a wonderful start.

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    LoupEspirit, love the name, love your blocks and the colors!
    I used the Wickedly Easy pattern on one of the first quilts I did. It is easy and so pretty.
    Your quilt will be so devine. Good luck.

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    Love the colors of green and pink together, good going and have lots of fun.

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    Don't worry about the addiction, it's legal and healthy, well for you but maybe not for your purse

    I have made a couple of the Wickedly Easy pattern and they came out lovely but your choice of fabrics is going to really show the pattern of to it's best. Keep us posted on your progress pretty please.

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    Thanks for the pattern; just printed it off. I had never seen this pattern before and I really liked it. So, thanks again. Will be anxious to see your quilt progress.

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    I can't wait to see it done! The fabrics are so cute. And yes, this is an addition. No cure as of yet except to buy fat quarters when they are on sale! At least that works for me, I can get lots of colors and pieces without buying a yard or 3 (which is what I would do if I had more money!!!)
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    Welcome to our world................by the way, the addiction takes over everything --- I've now got 1 bedroom filled up, half of another and a shop out back.
    Dee


    "A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing." by George Bernard Shaw

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    I got these fabrics as a fat quarter set on etsy.com, and loved the colors/patterns, so I snatched up a couple sets.

    I haven't done any garment sewing before, mostly just 'playing around' projects, or costuming (Belly Dance, Halloween).
    Megan
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    Happiness is a new quilt and an old dog.

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    Pink and green are my two favourite colours and you've chosen a great pattern too.
    You're right not start anything when you're tired (a lesson most of us should follow, lol).
    It will be lovely. Good luck
    Lang may yer lum reek. (I'm a knitter - hence - 'Knit-ette'. Confuses a lot of people!)

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    What machine did you get, how exciting
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    We're all enablers to your addiction.

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    Welcome to the world of quilting!!! You never did say what sewing machine you have. Are you going to keep us in suspense? I think I am one of the few who love the cutting process. I have many quilts cut out and laid aside. Probably 10 or more. That seems to be my favorite part. I'm happy you are so excited about quilting!!! You might want to meander through the sewing machine manual before you get her out and read about her. You'll probably find some exciting abilities that she has that you don't know about. Congrats!!!!
    "Be yourself...everyone else is taken."
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    Cute fabrics! Love the dots and hearts...definitely good choices for a little girl's quilt. Enjoy the journey and please post a photo when you're done. :-)
    Creative clutter is better than idle neatness.

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    Very pretty fabrics. Your quilt will be so nice, the Wickedly Easy pattern is a fun one to make.

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    That is so pretty. Please show us when it is completed.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    you chose a great addiction [hobby] i wish you as much joy as it has given me

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