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Thread: Need to get motivated to start my new project.

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    Senior Member quiltnmom's Avatar
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    My stepdaughter requested a sailboat quilt for my grandson. I saw a 9 patch pattern on line so I took that idea and got my graph paper and colored pencils and I now have a sketch of what it will look like. I figured out the amount of fabric I need -- I hope I calculated correctly! Now I just have to cut it and piece it. Considering this will only be my second quilt, I think I have overwhelmed myself.

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    One square one block at at time YOU CAN DO IT!!!!! And if you are stuck we are here don't worry you will have cheering section right here!!! Cannot wait to see it finished.

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    You have the hard work behind you, now it is just FUN!

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    Take your time on the first block and by the last block you'll be a pro. You'll do fine. I can't wait to see it.

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    You Go Girl!
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    Before I cut my fabric I always have in my mind that it is only fabric that has cost $5.00 or what ever I paid for it , not fabric that cost $1000.00 a yard..lol
    Love the dog in your avatar

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    You can do it! You can do it!Besides its for for grandson, that should be motivation right there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltnmom
    My stepdaughter requested a sailboat quilt for my grandson. I saw a 9 patch pattern on line so I took that idea and got my graph paper and colored pencils and I now have a sketch of what it will look like. I figured out the amount of fabric I need -- I hope I calculated correctly! Now I just have to cut it and piece it. Considering this will only be my second quilt, I think I have overwhelmed myself.
    You've already STARTED the quilt and you're WORKING on it already.

    Keep doing it like you are - step by step -
    Make a trial block or two
    If the overall quilt size is smaller than you planned, add a border or two!

    Good luck

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    Just like eating an elephant -- one bite at a time.

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    I am looking forward to seeing pictures when you are done!

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    I think it's great you are already working at designing a project. It's so much fun! Can't wait to see it as it unfolds, keep us posted.

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    The hardest part (the designing) is over. The rest should be fun. If you're nervous about the blocks, make one from some scraps first to see if your design is correct. You know you can do this.

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