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Thread: I think I've lost my marbles

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    It will be beautiful. I made a wack and stack fan pattern quilt with oriental fabric and I love it. Hope you like yours when finished.

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    the fabric choice is beautiful.. be sure and post what you make ... love it

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    Love that fabric and it looks perfect for a OBM

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltstringz View Post
    Wait - I can't believe it - are you sure you are a quilter? I don't think I have ever met one who didn't have at least 1 UFO (LOL)
    I know, zero UFOs...how does that happen, right?? Actually, it's mostly because all I've done so far was a pile of quilts for Christmas gifts - 17 quilts in 8 months! - and then a simple scrappy out of the leftovers from all those quilts. Oh and I tried a flannel rag quilt, which I'm not sure I like. It's done...just not as thrilled with it as I'd hoped.

    Quote Originally Posted by quiltstringz View Post
    the fabric is gorgeous and will make a wonderful OBW - to me the piecing on these is the easy part. Getting the fabric, cutting it and then figuring out your block placements are the had parts.
    Funny that you and a couple others said that the assembly of the OBW was the easy part - for me that was the real pain! I hate pressing seams open and usually just don't, but with these quilts I think it's mandatory. Is this why people have kids? So they can be ironing minions? LOL I kinda liked the cutting and calculating, but the figuring-out part of designing a quilt is one of my favorite parts. Final layout was a pain but I made a bad fabric choice for my first OBW - I used a gorgeous panel but it had very little gradiation of colors so I had a hard time making it blend. I think layout for this one will be a lot easier and more fun to do.

    Quote Originally Posted by LynnVT View Post
    Sewnoma, sanity is highly overrated.
    I knew I liked this board for a reason! LOL

    Quote Originally Posted by x7lillies View Post
    I've worked with that exact fabric for this exact purpose!
    Neat!! Any pics? I'd love to see 'em.

    Sounds like this is a popular fabric! I actually bought the whole bolt - partially because I wasn't sure exactly how much I'd need, and also because I wanted leftovers! But there were still 2 more bolts of it left behind...a couple of you said your Joann's was out - I'm pretty sure you can still buy it online. I "borrowed" the picture off of their site so I know it was still listed a day ago! The store might be able to order more too.

    I'm excited to be putting something into the fair. I have absolutely no idea how critically the quilts are judged - if it's judged by real quilt critics I probably won't win anything; my bindings are always a little screwed up and I don't follow a lot of "rules". But I really don't care about getting a ribbon - it'd be nice if I did but I'm doing it for the experience, and to make myself put myself out there on display a little bit. This will be the first time I've ever entered anything into anything like this even though I've considered myself an artist for years and have had lots of encouragement about my work. So I decided to break the ice with a quilt as a personal growth sort of thing. *I* will win no matter what! But of course I want to do my best and create a quilt I will be proud of when people I know see it.

    And of course I will post pictures! It'll be awhile though, today is (hopefully) the last day of flooring installation, then I can empty my sewing room and redo IT! I have two new tables and a whole bunch of new storage to go in there; I can't wait!

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    It will be a beautiful and happy quilt. I sure hope you post pics when it is done

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    I just finally got around to uploading and posting a bunch of pics of the quilts I made for Christmas; here's one of the first (and so far, only) OBW I did for my sister. I had pics of it up before when it was in progress, asking for layout help, so some of you might recognize it...here's how it finally came out!



    The panel I used (this is the back of the quilt):


    And...one of my favorite blocks;

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    Love your fabric. Can't wait to see your finished quilt.

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    That will make abeautiful OBW.

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    Good luck! Gorgeous fabric. I love Legacy Studio.
    Judy

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    That is beautiful, sewnoma!

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    I love your choice of fabric and I LOVE making OBW's. I've made them with fabric with that many colors and they turn out wonderfully. Good luck and have fun with yours.

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    Glutton for punishment

    Quote Originally Posted by Sewnoma View Post
    I made a stack-n-whack (OBW?) quilt for my sister for Christmas and swore I would NEVER DO ONE AGAIN. It turned out pretty good (and she loved it) but the work involved just killed me and I wanted to just throw it all away at least twice.

    So, being that I'm crazy, I've decided that since I resolved to put a quilt into the local county fair this year, I would (for some reason) need to do another dang kaleidoscope quilt and enter THAT.

    Glutton for punishment. That's what I am. And crazy.

    Here's the fabric I've decided to use...Attachment 399923 It's from JoAnns, it's Legacy Studio brand, called "Polynesian Master Medallions". Lovely bright colors with metallic edging...really eye popping. I hope it looks OK in the quilt and not too busy!

    Right now my sewing room is packed full of furniture (we're having flooring installed all over the rest of the house) so I can only think and plan but I'm actually pretty excited about getting started on this. For a change I have ZERO UFO's but I will probably start a couple simple quilts too because I know I won't be able to grind away on this quilt without a distraction without losing whatever small grasp I have left on my sanity!
    You're not crazy. The fabric you have chosen is absolutely gorgeous.

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    My dear you are a sucker for punishment! This is a fabulous fabric and should look great. Look forward to seeing your masterpiece.

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    I'm looking forward to STARTING it! I'm all excited about it, even though I know it'll be a pain, you guys have whipped me up and now I'm really eager to see how it's going to turn out.

    Flooring installation in the rest of the house is finally complete, now I can un-bury my sewing room....but since the "house makeover" bug has bitten me, I have a pair of new sewing tables in the garage, waiting to be assembled and then I'm (finally!!) going to drop my machine down into one of the tables for a flush sewing surface (yayy!) so I have to design and build THAT part...then re-arrange everything in my already over-cluttered room to fit them in... I can't WAIT until it's all done though, I will finally have the best sewing studio I can cram into a 10.5x10.5 bedroom!

    THEN I can start working on this beauty (being optimistic here). And I have another bargello planned (this one will be a rainbow), and I think I'm finally emotionally ready to chop up my late father's clothes and make that crazy quilt I've been thinking of for 10 years...oh and my pile of robot themed fabric is plenty big enough to make a quilt, maybe even a double-sided quilt....and, and, and....about fourteen other projects I have in my mental queue... (You all know what I'm talking about, don't you? I'm willing to bet MOST of you have those mental lists of quilts you "have" to make "someday"!)

    A quilter's work is never done!

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    I absolutely love the fabric. It'll make a fabulous obw. Can't wait to see the finished quilt.

    I know what you mean about having small 'side' projects to do when working on a more complex project. Sometimes you just have to have a change of pace or you'll burn out. I usually make a pillow case then, or put together a charity quilt using a panel as the center.

    Good luck.

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