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Thread: I went and did it - I opened my mouth and its ALL YOUR FAULT!!!!

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    Ok - so I was at our Irish Country Woman's association meeting this evening and we were trying to think of a donation for the big raffle at the AGM next month.

    Of course I have QUILTS so much on the brain since discovering you guys that I said it..... 'I could make a quilt!' - there it was out there - of course they all thought it was a great idea!!!!!

    So now I have done it! I've been driving home thinking of ways to delegate small tasks to other members if I cut it out and give them a crash course in quilting.........

    Just felt like sharing before I go to bed!

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    good luck to you and welcome from arizona,where in Ireland are you?

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    Thanks! I am in County Limerick. I have visited Twenty Nine Palms in California several tiems and driven from Vegas out there - we LOVE the desert! My Husband would live there but I can't live where it would be so hard to garden!

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    Better idea would be to dish out all the housework, shopping, cooking etc and that way you'd have plenty of time for quilting :thumbup:

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    That happened to me about 8 years ago. A doctor that we worked for was retiring and the ladies were wondering what to give her for a gift. Suddenly I heard myself saying "make a quilt!!"
    I gave them a crash course on quilting and everyine helped. It was fun and the ladies really enjoyed learning. Several are still quilting. Just pick an easy pattern like "warm wishes." Most people can sew a straight line.
    Good luck!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrannyW5
    That happened to me about 8 years ago. A doctor that we worked for was retiring and the ladies were wondering what to give her for a gift. Suddenly I heard myself saying "make a quilt!!"
    I gave them a crash course on quilting and everyine helped. It was fun and the ladies really enjoyed learning. Several are still quilting. Just pick an easy pattern like "warm wishes." Most people can sew a straight line.
    Good luck!!
    Glad I am not the only one!!! I was thinking of making the Roman Stripe again (my Avatar) I have loads of fabrics in pinks and reds (very girly) and having done it before I wont have any surprises!! I thought I could cut the strips and hand them out for piecing.

    I will post the finished thing!

    Of course I love the idea of delegating all the cooking etc instead!! Unfortunately I have a sitting room full of alterations and repairs to do for clients as well as a set of church vestments to finish restoring - I can't delegate those!!!

    And a garden that needs digging and planting ...........

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    Happens to all of us, that's why we have unfinished quilts that just need to have the batting and back added and quilted. Right girls.

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    You could join one of the swaps here....that would give you quite a unique variety of blocks to put in the charity quilt and it would be "international" too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naiscoot
    Happens to all of us, that's why we have unfinished quilts that just need to have the batting and back added and quilted. Right girls.
    Good idea!! Unfortunately the only one I have right now is a Bob the Builder Quilt!!! Not quite the thing for the ICA!!! I will remember this in future though - Thanks Naiscoot!

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    ooh just saw your timeline.....no time for a swap for this year, but and idea for next time.

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    Just a thought, could you shrink it to a wall hanging?

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    open mouth, insert foot. been there, done that. but timid doesn't get us anywhere, and the quilt sure doesn't get done if we are timid. Go to it, girl. judging by your avatar, you will have no problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly Nana
    ooh just saw your timeline.....no time for a swap for this year, but and idea for next time.

    I was about to reply to you saying that!!

    I am DEFFINATELY going to make up some tops to 'keep by' - I usually move stuff off to new homes or get them on the beds pretty quick, not anymore!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lacelady
    Just a thought, could you shrink it to a wall hanging?
    Good Idea Lacelady!! Thanks for that.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurpleBecca
    Quote Originally Posted by Lacelady
    Just a thought, could you shrink it to a wall hanging?
    Good Idea Lacelady!! Thanks for that.....
    Shouldn't we be in bed by now?

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    Last Christmas my co-worker was making plans for our department party, and she asked me to make a quilt for the grand door prize. I agreed, and started to work. I made a BIG one...85x85, all batiks, and it came out really gorgeous!! Trouble was, I really didn't want to give it away! :-( But I did, and I was thrilled with who got it. However, I didn't ask for enough money for it..not even enough to cover the materials. So, next time will be different! If they ask again, that is!!

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    Just remember: NO GOOD DEED GOES UNPUNISHED!

    My suggestion, keep it simple.

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    Yikes!! Next Month? You sure are going to be doing a lot of sewing, and quickly. When next month is the big day?

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    What size shoe do you wear???

    :roll: :roll: :lol: :oops:

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    I'm sure you will do great.

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    Yep, Keep it simple and delegate. Good luck with your project.

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    we don't sleep, ha ha, we have to read the messages on the quilting board and see all of the cool pictures

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrannyW5
    That happened to me about 8 years ago. A doctor that we worked for was retiring and the ladies were wondering what to give her for a gift. Suddenly I heard myself saying "make a quilt!!"
    I gave them a crash course on quilting and everyine helped. It was fun and the ladies really enjoyed learning. Several are still quilting. Just pick an easy pattern like "warm wishes." Most people can sew a straight line.
    Good luck!!
    Warm Wishes is one of my favorite patterns. Good luck

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    Whoops! I'm sure it'll turn out great though. Plus being on a deadline forces you to think creatively... which is a great brain workout! Plus you can introduce new guys to quilting too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boston1954
    Yikes!! Next Month? You sure are going to be doing a lot of sewing, and quickly. When next month is the big day?
    Needs to me there for 26th May!!

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