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Thread: What was I thinking?

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    Super Member tjradj's Avatar
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    I knew I shouldn't have, but I did. I started machine quilting a quilt with cream coloured thread. Now, you have to understand, it was fine on the lighter side of the dark/light HST's. But, the problem was, my dark colour was a mottled, rusty red.
    After the first row, of poseys and leaves, I didn't think it was looking very good.
    So, I quilted another row. Duh. Dumb move.
    So now I knew I didn't like it.
    And spent the next 4 hours picking it out.
    I've restitched the two rows, and a third one now with a dark beige verigated thread and it is sooooo much better.
    Next time, I'll listen to my inside voice, when it says "don't do that!"

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    Always, always listen to the little voice in the back of your head! (Not that I don't ignore it on occasion, mind you.)

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    Sorry can't help you my voices fight each other and leave me more confused than before!!! :)

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    I am glad that you stopped when you did... and happy to hear you are liking it better now :D:D:D
    I wish my "little voices" would scream louder sometimes right from the beginning :roll: :lol:

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    I have a little voice. It usually cries out, "tooo laaate..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewTinker
    I have a little voice. It usually cries out, "tooo laaate..."
    LOL

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    oh wow - i just did the same thing = used too dark of a pink and of course kept going - thinking it would start to look better even tho it didn't look good to begin with - spent hours ripping it out and starting over with a pale yellow that was totally right for it. yep - should have listened to that "voice" in my head!

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    Don't you worry, I'm a professional UNSEWER, I have always been good at it but this year I had to unsew an entire queen size quilt, that's right, the ENTIRE quilt! I had quilted it at my friends house using her brand new set-up, big mistake! Railroad tracks on the whole back. So being as this took many many hours to accomplish, I feel I have earned the title of "professional" maybe even doctorate!!!

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    My little voice need to start talking right about now!

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    i need to have more confidence in my little voice it said 'you are too tired to do this'--did i listen noo- i just sewed the perfect 1/4 inch seam in one layer of fabric!!!!!!

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    we don't trust them because they don't shout

    Quote Originally Posted by jemma
    i need to have more confidence in my little voice it said 'you are too tired to do this'--did i listen noo- i just sewed the perfect 1/4 inch seam in one layer of fabric!!!!!!

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    I learned the hard way to "do the right thing" when you hear that little voice. The sooner the better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewTinker
    I have a little voice. It usually cries out, "tooo laaate..."
    Amen to that (rofl).

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    Sometimes the voice only speaks up when it is after you've started the project and gotten a ways into it. Also when I am tired, I know better than to try to hurry to get that project done. And how do I know that? :)

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