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Thread: Almost made my 2009 goal

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    Super Member pittsburgpam's Avatar
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    I have a personal goal to make 12 quilt tops in 2009. I only have a month left and 3 of them are not totally complete. One needs two border sides done, another needs the applique finished and then borders, another has two rounds of borders to do. I have a mental block about doing borders that I find it very difficult to get past!!

    I'm going to try my best to get them done before the end of the year. I have lots of things I want to try in 2010 and would like these to be all behind me and get them quilted by an LAQ.
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    WOW!!!! Those are amazing!

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    Pam, those are amazing!!!! Not only have you almost met your goal but you did it with patterns that are not the easiest. I am so impressed and inspired. My goal is to do at least 12 quilts this coming year and I hope mine turn out at least half as good as yours. Kudos! (And how do I get on your Christmas list?)

    If you are interested in learning more about borders, I highly recommend Marsha McCloskey's book "Pieced Borders: The Complete Resource" and Sally Collin's book "Borders, Bindings, & Edges." I can't begin to tell you how much those books have changed the way I do my borders. My borders used to be boring and were something I just couldn't seem to wrap my mind around until my friend loaned me those 2 books. I'll post the link to their websites, in case you are interested.
    Marsha McCloskey - http://www.marshamccloskey.com/marshasbooks.html
    Sally Collins - http://www.sallycollins.org/index.html

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    Super Member pittsburgpam's Avatar
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    Thanks :D I would be very happy to get over my border phobia!

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    Wow...those are amazing. I have made that same goal for 2010 but my tops will be no where near that intricate. You do wonderful work! You should be proud.

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    beautiful!

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    What beautiful quilt tops. I feel the same way about borders, all that math if you want to do something different and stunning! I really struggle with math, it almost kept me out of quilting!
    That is great way to get those tops done. I need to set a goal like that too!
    Thanks for posting, would love to see them more closely...PLEASE

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    Those are all just beautiful, the round blue one is gorgeous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alaskasunshine
    What beautiful quilt tops. I feel the same way about borders, all that math if you want to do something different and stunning! I really struggle with math, it almost kept me out of quilting!
    That is great way to get those tops done. I need to set a goal like that too!
    Thanks for posting, would love to see them more closely...PLEASE
    I'm with you, not a math whiz! You should see the shocked looks I get when someone uses some fancy math term like hypotenuse and I look confused. :roll:

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    BEAUTIFUL! Congratulations!

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    wow, what a beautiful collection of quilts. Great work. I love the variety.

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    Beautiful!!
    Those are amazing quilts.
    From easy to very hard!!
    Congratulations!
    How many for next year???
    Now we have high expectations! :lol:

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    You quilts are absolutely beautiful :!: I'll be happy if I get 6 done in 2010 :oops:

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    Pam, I am impressed. You have gotten a lot of beautiful quilts done!!! I hope you can reach your goal. I look forward to seeing what 2010 has in store with the quilts you will make!!

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    wow those are all great looking!!!!!!
    hurry hurry beat the year out :D


    The red white and blue one is my favorite!!!! If you get tired of it send to Bebe's :D :lol:

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    Wow they are beautiful! Is your goal for 2010 going to be to get them all quilted? :)

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    It sure has been a year of learning new patterns and how to use EQ6. It should be my goal to get them all quilted in 2010. The one in dark browns is done and given to my brother. The log cabin star is in the frame being hand quilted and I think I'm almost done with the second row of blocks so there are 4 more to go.

    I'm getting housework done this morning so I can spend the majority of the weekend working on them. I think I can get the two that just need borders done. The one that needs applique will go easier now that I've done other applique this year. Maybe I'll be better and quicker at it and if I bring it downstairs I'll be more likely to work on it in the evenings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiffany
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    I'm with you, not a math whiz! You should see the shocked looks I get when someone uses some fancy math term like hypotenuse and I look confused. :roll:
    I thought hypotenuse was the real name for HIPPO...just kidding I think?!

    :lol: :lol:

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    Holy moly!! You've been busy and those are amazing!! Be very proud! :-D

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    WOW Pam!!! That is quite an accomplishment at this point... I can't wait to see them all finished :D :D :D

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    WOW Pam. your work is fantastic , and I love all of them!!!!

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    WOW. I was just trying to compete ONE quilt a year. These are beautiful!

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    WOW they are all amazing.....your my hero

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    What a GOAL!! :thumbup: Each & everyone of them, are so lovely. You have done a fantastic job making them all. I hope you get the last three done!!
    :D :D :D

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    What great quilts. I think you did just fine!

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