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Thread: Lover's knot quilt

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    Super Member Dolphyngyrl's Avatar
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    I had planned to make a lover's knot quilt this year, bought all the fabric with my christmas money. However am so overloaded with projects that are in progress. My LQS just so happens to be offering a lovers knot class in july. Should I take it and add it to the list of already too many projects. I already work fulltime and have a rambunctious toddler on my days off. Am I biting off more than I can chew. What would you do?

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    Go for it, you will get ideas and hints that may help with current projects

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    Take the class and have fun!

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    My motto is "When in doubt, don't."

    You wouldn't even be thinking about asking this question unless you're starting to feel overwhelmed. Unless you quilt for a living, the quilting process is supposed to be relaxing and fun.

    An alternative is to put off one of the other projects to do the lovers knot quilt - and not feel guilty about it!

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    I think I would wait a bit if I were you. You're so busy already and the fabric for the lover's knot will still be there when you're ready for it.

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    DO IT & consider it "me" time. It's something you enjoy & any class you take you come out with learning something. Fun & learning all in one day! go for it!

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    I would do it, then you will be sure to get it made. Great break from everyday life also.

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    I would go for it, by the time you have time for it, there won't be a class on it. I have a book for the Lovers Knot by Eleanor Burns haven't made a quilt from it yet.

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    Are you going to make the Eleanor Burns or the one on quilt scache they are not the same I am thinking about the on Quilts cache for my brother and sister-in-law for their Golden Wedding in Dec I

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    Eleanor Burns, I have the book

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    I have that pattern and want to make it for my neice. Haven't started it yet, but love how it will look!

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    I can't advise you. I have never taken a quilting class of any kind. I learn by trial and error and so far the errors have been few thank goodness ;)

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    The Eleanor Burns pattern/book is really very straight forward. If you really question wether or not you should take the class.... Don't . The book has ALOT of great detail instructions .. .and if you got stuck on a few things .. we are here to help you through it.
    Her books are some of the best written directions and I always recommend them for quilters who need the most complete directions possible or just lack the confidence to tackle a project.

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    I made Lover's Knot placemats using the Eleanor Burns book...just to see how difficult the pattern was to make. Love them!
    I find that when I take a class, I will finish making the project.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nana2Sew
    I made Lover's Knot placemats using the Eleanor Burns book...just to see how difficult the pattern was to make. Love them!
    I find that when I take a class, I will finish making the project.
    Thats kind of what I was thinking, might help me get done faster, more motivation

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    I made a lover's knot quilt about 3 years ago. It is sort of like one half of a log cabin (two sides, not four). I found it goes pretty quickly, so not to worry about overloading time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolphyngyrl
    I had planned to make a lover's knot quilt this year, bought all the fabric with my christmas money. However am so overloaded with projects that are in progress. My LQS just so happens to be offering a lovers knot class in july. Should I take it and add it to the list of already too many projects. I already work fulltime and have a rambunctious toddler on my days off. Am I biting off more than I can chew. What would you do?
    How many times does the class meet?

    Will it be something that you look back on and regret (if you don't take the class)?

    If so, take the class (esp. if it meets only one or two times). Otherwise, put it on hold. You seem young and (probably) have more time. Just put it on your list of things to do.

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    lets face it, we love them but need me time. go for the class. have fun.

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    I have taken classes and been glad for the learning opportunities, the inspiration, and the comraderie. I tend to finish most class projects.

    I have not taken some classes and then later regretted it.

    If you can do it ... then do it and count it as quilt therapy.

    ali

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    I made this for my daughters wedding quilt from the book lovely to make and not as difficult as it looks - lovely to take a class though as Nana2Sew said you are more likely to complete it

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    Of course take it!! :)

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    First, what an adorable little toddler you have. Second, I go with cathyvv "when in doubt, don't"

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    With the class, you'll either get it finished or you'll get a really good start on it. I am so self-taught that classes sometimes are interesting for me to see what I'm doing differently and learn a new/quicker/easier way to do whatever. Be sure to keep having "mommy time" with friends and other quilters....you'll be a better mom for doing it! (PS. My kids are 27 and 30!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by cathyvv
    My motto is "When in doubt, don't."

    You wouldn't even be thinking about asking this question unless you're starting to feel overwhelmed. Unless you quilt for a living, the quilting process is supposed to be relaxing and fun.

    An alternative is to put off one of the other projects to do the lovers knot quilt - and not feel guilty about it!
    LOL...my motto is...when in doubt, give it a try!!!

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    Go for the class if you can afford it. It not only gives you some me time, but in most classes you pick up lot of little hints to use in other areas of your quilting. Plus they are FUN
    Brenda

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