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Old 12-13-2012, 08:00 PM
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So I had made a small lap quilt for my mother for Xmas and I thought this might be a good piece to try quilting myself. I did SID around the blocks and then decided to meander around the border. How hard can it be? I've watched friends do it lots of times. I thought it was going pretty well until my daughter ( she's 21) pointed out that some of the meandering looked like anatomically correct male parts! OMG! I am currently tearing it out and tomorrow taking it to an experienced friend to finish (very kind of her) I need to think of an excuse... honestly meandering looked so easy. I believe I will start to practice on paper! Blushing....
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:11 PM
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I have held up many a quilts at our guild for show and tell and for speakers. I have seen some of those designs. I suppose one can see many things in meandering but I sure wouldn't worry about it. Add some more stitches.
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:13 PM
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Rofl.....hahahahaha....lolollol thanks for the good laugh. It is actually hard only the first couple of times after I practiced now I feel I am an expert stippler/meander-ler (I made my own words) whatever but you will be fine believe me and those kids see things we don't so we need them always by our sides...
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Don't unsew that baby...just sew some stitches over those spots the other direction. The quilt police don't really care if your seams cross over each other: that' s what I heard them while the judging went on. Y ou may a have a new,unique and wonderful design. Tell the daughter to go scrub the floors.
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:05 PM
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So I had made a small lap quilt for my mother for Xmas and I thought this might be a good piece to try quilting myself. I did SID around the blocks and then decided to meander around the border. How hard can it be? I've watched friends do it lots of times. I thought it was going pretty well until my daughter ( she's 21) pointed out that some of the meandering looked like anatomically correct male parts! OMG! I am currently tearing it out and tomorrow taking it to an experienced friend to finish (very kind of her) I need to think of an excuse... honestly meandering looked so easy. I believe I will start to practice on paper! Blushing....
Oh my! Now I have something else to worry about when trying to do Free Motion Quilting...don't make body parts! haha
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:44 PM
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Oh my! Now I have something else to worry about when trying to do Free Motion Quilting...don't make body parts! haha
Have you thought that your mother may had had a good laugh if she saw them. I went with a friend who is very good at free motion. I was doing straight lines show was meandering, room was a very quiet buzz of machine, when suddenly the room was shattered by her shouting " I did a duck" . This was a quilt for a soldier.
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I got a stencil that is meandering and will practice from that.
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Old 12-14-2012, 03:45 AM
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Oh my! Now I have something else to worry about when trying to do Free Motion Quilting...don't make body parts! haha
I'm sure I will think of this all day and just laugh! I haven't even tried FMQ yet....don't make body parts...LOL
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Old 12-14-2012, 05:53 AM
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My mother would have it hilarious AND pointed it out to every person that ever saw the quilt. My big mouth daughter told my sister " Hey Aunt Terry, guess what Mom put n Grandma's quilt" I understand why some species eat their young! I am never going to live this down....never.
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Sounds to me like it's all in your daughter's mind, LOL. Thanks for the good laugh.
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