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Old 06-08-2008, 02:53 AM
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there are a few things i can throw together in a day or two, but i'm usually slower than molasses in january.
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Old 06-08-2008, 05:46 AM
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Think of your quilting this way - a 3 year old can paint a picture in under 30 seconds. Michaelangelo took a bit longer to do his, the results were obviously different. Both are considered painters... And I am here to tell you I drift more towards the 3 year olds talent. Whatever pace you have, enjoy the journey- there is no right or wrong :):):)
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Old 06-08-2008, 06:32 AM
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I love the buying fabric, hate the cutting, Sew way to fast! I would rather just hand quilt and I do that pretty fast too. I just want it done so I can show it off. Sometimes I am pretty slow with the plannin part.
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Old 06-08-2008, 02:35 PM
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I start out slowly and meticulously . . .then I get comfortable and go a little faster . . .then I get bored and go even faster . . . then I get to the borders and all of a sudden I think I'm speedracer or somethin' . . .

So I have to consciously slow down, because this is a hobby and something I do because I enjoy doing it as well as having the finished product to show off. I think I need to do a sign for above my desk (the scene of all quilting accomplishments and disasters) that reminds me to TAKE IT SLOW!
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Old 06-08-2008, 05:43 PM
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I am slow.... I like cutting.... I like sewing the blocks together but I hate putting on the border :roll: I also love to hand quilt but that never goes fast enough for me... I have too many WIP sitting around :lol:
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Old 06-08-2008, 07:26 PM
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I know what you mean. We have a different idea in mind of just what we can do.

Most things we do take us longer than we anticipate, hence, we think we're slow.

Not so. Our minds are accelerated, have their own pace, our bodies work at a realistic pace. It's all in our minds.


It's one of the reasons why work and chores are so unpleasant. We think we can bang out our work in no time at all and are really bummed out that it takes us three times as long to do than we anticipate.

And I'm speaking purely from experience there.
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Old 06-08-2008, 07:47 PM
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Originally Posted by moonhoney2
Are you a slow quilter/sewer? Or a fast one?

I was up super duper late last nite working on the quilt, yet it seems like I didn't hardly get anything done! It's very discouraging. :(

This quilt is never going to get done. *sigh*
I found the faster I go, the behinder I get!!!!! So slower works better for me :mrgreen:
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Old 06-08-2008, 08:54 PM
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[/quote] I found the faster I go, the behinder I get!!!!! So slower works better for me :mrgreen: [/quote]

Isn't this the truth....
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Old 06-09-2008, 05:43 AM
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Gee, I hadn't even thought about quilting in those terms. I am just so thrilled when I get a chunk of time to work on any of my projects. It is fun and I don't think about speed but I do think about doing things "right" because I want to be satisfied with the finished project. Although, I have to admit when everything is cut and ready to sew I get real excited. Putting the pieces together and seeing the design unfold is exciting for me!That is probably when I'm the fastest......LOL
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Old 06-09-2008, 09:23 AM
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I'm very slooooow and get bored very quickly so I try to have at least WIP. One in the piecing stages, one being quilted on the machine and one being hand quilted. That way, if I get bored with one, I just go to another. Eventually they all get done.
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