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Thread: My LAer was so expremely very impressed with my quilt

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    My LAer was so expremely very impressed with my quilt

    Yes! My LQS owner just called and said my quilt was ready to be picked up. She went on and on about how my LAer said how impressed she was with my quilt. MY quilt! My quilt with all the stars with all the flying geese that I can't do right. The flying geese that are distorted after I sew them. I always have to fugde them so much to make them fit. I hate flying geese. This quilt was a Civil war BOM and it had 12 star in a star blocks. So, you can figure I had to make a ton of flying geese and not one turned out right. It is a king size quilt. I jazzed up the back of it a little. I cut every thread on the quilt and pulled every stray thread. I ironed the heck out of it. I folded it oh so nicely. But it wasn't 1/4" seams because of the dang flying geese. I had to fugde sooooo much throughout the whole year. I cussed every single month I did the blocks. I even had two borders that each had stars in each corner....8 more stars....more flying geese. And she raved about my quilting. Is she mad???? I was speechless by the time my quilt shop owner got done telling me how much she loved my quilting and how great of a quilter she thought I was and how much she enjoyed quilting my quilt. I know me. I'm not very good. What is going on???? Is it because I cut all the threads and ironed it so well and when I jazzed up the back, I made sure it all matched perfectly? Could that be it? I'm stumped?
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    or maybe you're too hard on yourself?

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    Could it be that....you really did do a great job?? you are silly...made me giggle be sure to post when you get it back.
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    And where is the picture?
    Please post, we all want to see it.
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    Say: "Thank you - I worked very hard on this to make it nice and I'm happy you think so, too"

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    First I think you are way to critical of yourself and definitely need a boost in the old self esteem dept. I hope the LAQ complimenting your piecing helped with that.
    Second, having a nice squared up quilt that goes on the rack without having issues and does not have to be pressed is always a pure joy for a LAQ as well as clipping all the threads.

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    You are either too hard on yourself or she gets some doozies. Smile nicely when you pick it up and receive your accolades humbly.

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    Please show us a picture.

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    LOL I am impressed! Kudos to you for the compliments.

    I guess having the guild president as my long arm quilter has it's drawbacks. She has seen it all.... LOL! I have never gotten a compliment from her. Even for a quilt I know was perfect and truely a fabulous colored masterpiece. (I can only say this because it was a block of the month with the kits you buy each month) LOL!

    Your so lucky! Hold onto that one.
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    Repeat after me: "I am a great quilter", "I deserve the praise I got for my quilt", "I am a great quilter"
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    Could it be that we are our own worst critics? I know I am! Looking forward to seeing a photo!

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    Did you pick great fabrics? We're the patterns for each block really cool? Maybe that was part of her criteria for a great quilt!

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    Congrats to you, that is awesome! Enjoy the glory!,,

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    Where's the pics??

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    You are a great quilter. You took the problems and you solved them. I am sure that the face of your quilt is glorious and the back... Well the back with the odd seams and adjustments were only seen by you. Enjoy the complements and your quilt when it returns. I too am anxious to see the final results. Be blessed today.

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    Well, then take the credit, you deserve it! You are a great quilter!
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    We are our own worst critics....I know I am....good job!
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    I'm sure you did a great job! You are being too critical on yourself. Post pictures of it!!
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    Could it be that we are all too hard on ourselves! Take the compliment -- enjoy your 15 minutes of glory. Can't wait to see a picture of your work.

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    You are way too hard on yourself!! Picture, picture, we want a picture.

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    Could it be that your LAer realized how difficult the work was and recognized the effort you put in? Combine that with your presentation and you definitely deserve the accolades..............now where's the picture? We want a picture!!!!!!

    Enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray View Post
    Say: "Thank you - I worked very hard on this to make it nice and I'm happy you think so, too"
    I fully agree. It's a very gracious response to anyone who expresses favor towards your work. That type of attitude shows you have pride in your work and neither gloat about it nor belittle it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by suebee View Post
    Could it be that....you really did do a great job?? you are silly...made me giggle be sure to post when you get it back.
    yes
    maybe you are too critical of your own work-we all are
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    I'm sure it's beautiful. Pictures, please!

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    It's a BOM and it's all stars in a star motif. It's Civil war so it's not really colorful so if I show a picture, no one will be impressed. My quilt shop owner calls Civil war fabric "muddy" and I think I will disappoint everyone if I show a picture of a "muddy" Civil war BOM king quilt.
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