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Thread: X-rated meandering...Good Grief!

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    X-rated meandering...Good Grief!

    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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    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by tjk829 View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Teddybear Lady View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Teddybear Lady View Post
    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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    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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    I laughed and laughed when I read your post. Now that its been pointed out , I doubt I would be able to see anything but the "unique" quilted stitches.

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    I blush to say it, but this happened on one of my practice pieces. Thank goodness it was ONLY a practice piece... I now am really good at loopy-loops with leaves!
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    ROFL, I've been tempted to imitate those species too. Thanks for the laugh today.
    Quote Originally Posted by tjk829 View Post
    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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    Yep, I've done this. I always just hope it'll shrink up in the dryer.

    Wait. That sounds wrong.

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    Oh MAN! Now every time I see meandering on a quilt, guess what I will be looking for! Arggggghhhhh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JulieR View Post
    Yep, I've done this. I always just hope it'll shrink up in the dryer.

    Wait. That sounds wrong.
    Bwaa haa haa haaa!!! That's too funny!

    I'm the kind of girl that would be highly entertained if such a thing accidentally showed up in one of my quilts. I'd probably give it to my mother and see how long it would take her to notice it.

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    I have thought the very same thing! I even try changing the directions and lines!

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    If it had only been a "random" hidden one or two, I would have them it alone, but it seemed like they were everywhere and I couldn't see anything else, once my DD pointed it out. Really glad to see I'm not alone....and you're right no matter how you say it, it sounds wrong! It has made me laugh though....

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    You made me laugh today. I guess it is kind of like looking at clouds. Different people see different things.

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    I have a friend that makes at least one of those on purpose and hides it somewhere inside her quillting as a signature. You have to really look for it, but believe me, she has one there. So, some people do it on purpose. Don't feel bad. My meandering isn't perfect but you've got to keep trying. Don't give up!! Get back on the horse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JulieR View Post
    Yep, I've done this. I always just hope it'll shrink up in the dryer.

    Wait. That sounds wrong.
    Now I've spit coffee all over the keyboard twice!

    Mahalo for the laughs.
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    This thread is useless without pictures. LOL

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    Thank you for the laughter!!! Too funny!!!!!

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    This thread is priceless. I needed to laugh out loud! Thanks.

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    One more thing to worry about when trying to learn FMQ !! I had a good laugh and it made my day....Thanks for sharing.
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