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Thread: Challenging myself.

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    Senior Member Delbra's Avatar
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    Challenging myself.

    I love quilts as much as the next quilter and I buy as many books. So my 2014 challenge to myself is to start making at least 1 quilt from each book that I have not used. And if possible not buy any fabric in the process. Here are my first 2 quilts. This is harder than I thought.
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    Oh, WOW!!!!! That leopard quilt is beyond stunning!

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    great job they are great!!!
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    wow those are great.

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    I love the first one like crazy. The second one, I cannot imagine how difficult it was to make. You are an excellent quilter. Congratulations.

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    They are beautiful! I know exactly what you are saying about having all those books and not doing anything out of them. I cancelled all of my subscriptions because it appears I just hoard books.. I love your quilts..

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    Fabulous quilts. The leopard quilt is awesome.

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    You are on to a good thing. These quilts are fantastic. I am sure it is very satisfying to make a deal with yourself and stick to it. Keep up the good work.

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    Oh wow! Those quilts are absolutely stunning! Congratulations! Absolutely admire your beautiful creations.
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    both are great... really love the leopard
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    stunning. beautiful work

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    I love the first quilt. It is beautiful! But the second one--oh my! That leopard is amazing. What books did you use?
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    Your first 2 quilts? Amazing, gorgeous and encouraging to keep up with quilting. I love them both. Your are right on with your new challenge to make a quilt from each book that you already own! Bravo.

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    Keep up the good work, both quilting and sticking to your resolution! You've inspired me!!

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    Blow my mind, awesome. WOW. Barb
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    Boy are you off to a great start, these two are great!

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    Your quilts are gorgeous! What a challenge to give yourself. I wasn't buying anymore magazines or books, but then we moved back from Germany 2 weeks ago and I went a little crazy! But I'm stopped again. Just waiting on our stuff to arrive and then I can start challenging myself like you have! Great work!! 👍

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    Fantastic Job on both!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madan49 View Post
    Oh, WOW!!!!! That leopard quilt is beyond stunning!
    Love the pop of yellow in the leopard quilt. Love the first one. Oh heck, I love both of them. What books did you use? The quilting is super. BrendaK
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    Wow amazing quilts! I think that is a daunting challenge!
    Have a nice day!
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    lovely quilts

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    Great Quilts. And I like your idea with the books. I often think when I receive a quilt magazine I should sew at least one top from that issue…but no I just keep looking at eye candy. I usually make baby quilts for friends and family and mystery quilts.

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    Beautiful! I love them both! It is so hard to not buy fabric. I have given it a try and I almost always have to go buy a blender or neutral. You have chosen a noble challenge! I'm not quite there yet but I have resolved myself to using the Guild books and not buying them. Good Luck on your challenge, be sure to post your progress.

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    Wow! Both are incredible!!

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    Great job! You have used your books and your stash to produce beautiful quilts!

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