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    Super Member MissM's Avatar
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    What is your favorite part of making a quilt? Cutting it out? Designing? Piecing? Quilting? Binding?

    Me....I love piecing the tops....I just love seeing the colors go together and the shapes take form.....like putting a puzzle together. I can just do this over and over and over. Gee, if I did this, I could have a never ending stack of UFOs. But it's like an addiction even while I am finishing a project I find myself day dreaming and my mind wandering on over to a new project.

    Anyone else have that problem....or am I bi-polar, tee hee. :-D

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    Planning! Pattern, color, layout, picking fabric. I think I like it because the 6-year-old in me can come out to play. She loves to color on grid paper.

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    I agree with both of you. I love the planning, the hunt for fabric and the making of the top. I can take or leave the quilting part. Although I don't mind the hand quilting, just do small projects.:)

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    No doubt: the hand quilting and planning the quilting designs!

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    Machine piecing, hand appliqué, hand quilting, and hand binding. Cutting, basting, blech! I hope to learn and enjoy machine quilting better.

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    I think I have come to the point where I like designing patterns the most. Second would be cutting the fabric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissM
    What is your favorite part of making a quilt? Cutting it out? Designing? Piecing? Quilting? Binding?

    Me....I love piecing the tops....I just love seeing the colors go together and the shapes take form.....like putting a puzzle together. I can just do this over and over and over. Gee, if I did this, I could have a never ending stack of UFOs. But it's like an addiction even while I am finishing a project I find myself day dreaming and my mind wandering on over to a new project.

    Anyone else have that problem....or am I bi-polar, tee hee. :-D
    I am just like you,I can piece tops for ever and keep thinking what one next.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Borntohandquilt
    No doubt: the hand quilting and planning the quilting designs!
    Gee Andrea, really???? lol

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    My favorite part of making a quilt is wrapping it around the new owner!

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    planning from layout, color, embellishment, quilting, etc.

    i have it all mapped out on computer before i ever cut fabric.

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    that is a description of my mind exactly! It is so much fun to see all the planning and shopping and piecing come together into one beautiful piece of artwork!

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    I love after I make the sandwich, to sit down and quilt away.

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    Trying to pick is torture. I love the whole process.

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    I love everything about making a quilt. I even like binding it and the hand sewing part.
    Sue

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    Piecing and hand quilting is my favorite part. I enjoy all of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissM
    What is your favorite part of making a quilt? .....
    Me....I love piecing the tops....I just love seeing the colors go together and the shapes take form.....like putting a puzzle together. .......Anyone else have that problem....or am I bi-polar, tee hee. :-D
    Nah, you're just like many of us that are "process" quilters rather than "project" quilters.

    I like designing and sewing the blocks, but not necessarily assembling the rows, borders, first attaching the binding, and quilting. Though I don't mind hand-finishing the binding. I, too like to see how the colors all work together!

    Jan in VA I've got lots and lots and lots of UFOs. And I don't give a hoot!!

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    Designing -- I plan a lot more than I get sewn.
    But nothing beats the high of actually finishing a project!

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    I like cutting and piecing...........

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    I like all parts, but really enjoy hand quilting.
    I try different blocks & than have a sampler to do ! :thumbup: :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by susie-susie-susie
    I love everything about making a quilt. I even like binding it and the hand sewing part.
    Sue
    I totally agree with you.

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    This is one of the hardest questions I've ever had to think about!! I like designing on my Quilt Pro program, but I don't do it frequently, so that's probably not my favorite part. I love looking through quilt books and magazines (and on the QB!) and picking patterns for future quilts. I LOVE picking fabrics, so much so that I've "bundled" 60 bundles of fabrics for future projects just because it was so much fun matching up fabrics together. I LOVE cutting my fabrics, and will sometimes cut a new quilt while working on another just because I can't wait to cut out a new quilt! I LOVE sewing on a quilt, especially a new quilt. I can't wait to start those pieces flowing through my machine forming beautiful blocks. I enjoy hand quilting, and I can get addicted to it at times. I have tried a little machine quilting, but I'm not very good at it yet. I love applique, and I even like sewing on binding. I tend to have several projects going at the same time and I have a slew of UFOs. I guess my favorite part is STARTING a new quilt and my least favorite part is FINISHING them!! LOL

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    I like it all except the quilting part .. I am sooo greatful for Long Arm Quilters. Nothing is worse than wrestling a big quilt through my small opening. There is a reason why there are lots of tops out there that never got quilted... those quilters had the same issues that I do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lscho4jm
    Trying to pick is torture. I love the whole process.
    Me too and I think that's why I never get bored with quilting like I did with counted cross stitch, crochet and knitting.

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    piecing and picking out fabrics, hate cutting, hate binding, haven't tried my hand at quilting yet so can't say if I like it, but practicing has been fun

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    Planning and anticipation -- most of mine are still WIP's and are mostly to the point of getting ready to handquilt.

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