Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Main
Are you working outside your comfort zone...I am... >

Are you working outside your comfort zone...I am...

Are you working outside your comfort zone...I am...

Old 11-03-2012, 03:28 AM
  #1  
Super Member
Thread Starter
 
carolaug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Behind my sewing machine
Posts: 7,202
Default Are you working outside your comfort zone...I am...

I decided I would do a drunkards path today. I finished one block...I will not say how many times I used my seam ripper or wondered....what the heck was I thinking....curves...Oh well...here I go again. How about you..are you willing to try something outside your comfort zone?
[ATTACH=CONFIG]374039[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]374040[/ATTACH]
Attached Thumbnails 112_4031.jpg   112_4032.jpg  
carolaug is offline  
Old 11-03-2012, 03:35 AM
  #2  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: jacksonville bch
Posts: 2,062
Default

It can be nerve racking learning a new pattern, but once you've done a few blocks you'll relax. Like your colors.
grannie cheechee is offline  
Old 11-03-2012, 03:38 AM
  #3  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: central indiana
Posts: 686
Default

I have started a top that has embroidery, applique, yoyos and piecing. I always get to the applique and stall so now I will continue and maybe make it.

I am also working on a Shoji Screen quilt which has diagonal piecing. So far so good.
sweetana3 is offline  
Old 11-03-2012, 03:45 AM
  #4  
Power Poster
 
QuiltnNan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: western NY formerly MN, FL, NC, SC
Posts: 51,433
Default

when i started my dear janes, i was definitely outside my comfort zone. hope to get back to them soon.
your blocks look great!
QuiltnNan is offline  
Old 11-03-2012, 03:49 AM
  #5  
Super Member
 
woody's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Canberra, Australia
Posts: 2,135
Default

Oh Yes!!!! I love working outside my comfort zone LOL I never do things by halves, a queen sized bargello was one of my first quilts, I had never done needleturn applique and I am half way through the 36 blocks of the Affairs of the Heart quilt, and now I thought I would give a miniature quilt a go, each 4 1/2" finished block has 76 pieces (yes I must be crazy LOL)
Never let fear hold you back!!!!!!
woody is offline  
Old 11-03-2012, 04:01 AM
  #6  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Bushkill, Pa
Posts: 534
Default

I did a paper pieced double wedding ring bed runner. Way out of my comfort zone. Hand quilted it also. I actually enjoyed doing it because it was outside of my comfort zone. I did it one step at a time. At some point I finally began to see what the finished product would look like.

I did Drunkard's Path place mats. Came out nice. It's a lovely look. You'll love it when it's done.
winia is offline  
Old 11-03-2012, 04:38 AM
  #7  
Super Member
 
franc36's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 1,501
Default

I'm taking Leah Day's FMQ Craftsy class. That is definitely outside my comfort zone; but I am excited about what I am learning. Your Drunkard's Path looks lovely. I like your first block and the colors you selected. Best wishes as you work on it.
franc36 is offline  
Old 11-03-2012, 05:28 AM
  #8  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Albany, Georgia
Posts: 1,715
Default

I do like to work outside the normal zone once in a while...makes me use my brain a little more...LOL. Your quilt is going to be awesome...beautiful colors!!!!
quilts4charity is offline  
Old 11-03-2012, 05:37 AM
  #9  
Power Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 41,409
Default

Your layout and finished block looks great. I was sewing a simple snowball block with borders today, how much easier can you get? Well I managed to have to rip it apart twice!
Tartan is offline  
Old 11-03-2012, 05:38 AM
  #10  
Super Member
 
cowgirlquilter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Norman, Oklahoma
Posts: 4,656
Default

Wow I admire you. I have not really tried anything new but really allow it is new when you are in the newbie mode!
cowgirlquilter is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Dina
Pictures
86
01-28-2015 05:53 AM
crafty-kid
Pictures
78
11-19-2014 07:51 AM
Sunnie
Pictures
47
10-30-2012 10:27 AM
wolph33
Pictures
68
06-21-2011 06:18 AM
redeagle
Main
20
01-23-2011 07:58 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


FREE Quilting Newsletter