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Old 09-16-2018, 03:05 PM
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Do you ever piece a top just because you have fabric you love or a pattern you want to try, even if you don’t have anyone in mind for it? I have two layer cakes that I’m dying to use even though there is no one in mind to give quilts to if I do use them.
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Old 09-16-2018, 03:23 PM
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I have three I am working on right now! I enjoy being at my leisure while making a top. It allows me to be more creative and productive. I had a set of jelly rolls by moda around called "Hello Betty" for far too long. I just made up a strip heart block to accompany the size and amount needed to make a baby/toddler quilt.

The other one is the wiener dog quilt and pillow. I just had to make it. So dang cute. I used a layer cake to make the dog sweaters.

The last is a bird block quilt I saw on line. A gal from Canada made up the block and pattern. I loved it because I have lots of pieces of fabric that needed to go into a scrap setting. It is coming out so cute!

I say go for it. Much more fun than under the gun and fast and furious quilting.

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Old 09-16-2018, 03:23 PM
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Most of my quilts are made that way. I prefer to have a stack of completed quilts and let someone choose one they like. I have never had anyone say, I really don't like that style. Sometimes they hint that they would like two, since I am giving them away. LOL. When a non sewer chooses something, they don't always know how it will turn out.
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Old 09-16-2018, 03:51 PM
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So far, the only quilts I have made are for myself because I liked the fabric and/or the pattern. A quilt takes to much time and effort for me not to love the fabric and pattern.
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Old 09-16-2018, 03:52 PM
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I'm doing the Eleanor Burns Fun on the Farm BOM simply because Joy the Pig is so cute. No destination in mind for it.
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Old 09-16-2018, 05:06 PM
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Yes. I do it often. Enjoy!!
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Old 09-16-2018, 05:11 PM
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I make all my quilts just because. They will telll me to whom to give them—friends, family, charity—when they are done. But quilting is for enjoyment.
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​Most of my quilts are either inspired by a pattern or fabric I want to work with.
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Old 09-16-2018, 05:35 PM
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I guess I'm in the majority. Most of my quilts are made just because I want to make them, not with someone in mind.
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Old 09-16-2018, 05:41 PM
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I rarely make a quilt with a person to give it to in mind. I don't make a quilt to someone's specifications anyway.
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