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Old 05-21-2017, 06:47 PM
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I've always said that my projects tend to take on a life of their own part way thru.

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Old 05-21-2017, 06:51 PM
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I usually stick with the original plan and tell myself I'll make the next one bigger/smaller.
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Old 05-21-2017, 07:44 PM
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I am in group a, especially when making scrappy quilts.
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Old 05-21-2017, 08:21 PM
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You are not alone. I have done both. Sometimes I just add another border to make the quilt larger. Depends on the quilt.
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Old 05-21-2017, 08:34 PM
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I seldom start with a plan. Most of the quilts I've made take on a life of their own.

Sometimes running out of one of the fabrics is the deciding factor.
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Old 05-21-2017, 09:17 PM
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You are not alone. I have made changes to my original quilt size on several occasions. I know this is a possibility and always purchase a little extra fabric just in case I need more.
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Old 05-22-2017, 04:46 AM
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Both. I don't usually plan quilts, just start working with the fabric and go from there.

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Old 05-22-2017, 06:25 AM
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You're not alone. I'm constantly changing my mine in the process of picking out the fabrics and in which order, changing them even after I've already started cutting into them. Now I lay them out onto the cutting table and leave them there sometimes for weeks. I'll walk past them and look at them to see if I still like the order I have them in. Sometimes I'll make up one block with my fabrics to see if I like how I placed the fabrics. Think this takes me longer than making the actual quilt. Then comes the quilting layout. We won't even go into that subject...........takes me even longer.
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Old 05-22-2017, 02:39 PM
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I am usually in Group A, but the dilemma I often run into, is I want to make it bigger, but don't have enough fabric! I am trying (with some success) to use fabric from my stash, so if along the way I want to change my "perimeter" sometimes I can't since I can't get more of the "stash" fabric.
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Old 05-22-2017, 05:45 PM
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Can there be a group C? I never am quite sure what my quilt will look like till it's almost done. I make changes all along the way and use lots of different fabrics.
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