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    Evan's Quilt, Can't think of a better name.. LOL

    This is the finished top of a quilt for my DGS Evan. He wanted black, white and purple. It is based on a pattern I saw in a quilting magazine but I cut the fabric wrong in a fibro fog and had to adapt it as I didn't have enough fabric to start over. I will be binding it in black and backing it in black or purple fleece. Probably the dark purple.
    Any suggestions for a better name? I didn't like the way it ended up looking like faces or I would call it Face Off. LOLName:  Evan's Quilt finished top.jpg
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    I believe UFOs are like scraps, ferns and dust bunnies. Once you get two, they send spores out into the air and more just happen anywhere the spores meet.

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    Really like the contrast!
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    Awesome, great job.

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    I think the name is awesome. However, you could call it "Fibro-Fog". Hope that doesnt offend...meant to make you snicker. I love this quilt. Great job!!
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    Purple People Eater!

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    To quote "the kids"... it's awesome! I love the name!
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    It looks great. What is a 'fibro fog"? I Think I know but best to clarify. Great quilt though!
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    Great job ! I didnt notice the faces until you pointed it out. Sorry no name ideas.

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    i love the black/white/purple combo. reminds me of 'slotted boxes'
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    LOL, Suebee, I'd have to name most of my quilts Fibrofog in that case. Most of them have adaptations of one kind or another because of foggy influences. No worries on offending. We have to laugh at ourselves or just go crazy and start ripping out our hair. And I don't have a lot of it to start with!
    Maria C.... fibro fog is a problem those of us who have fibromyalgia have in which our thought processes get a bit muddled and "foggy". We think we are thinking clearly at times when in fact we can't even do basic math correctly. Or we might be thinking, "cut 3 inch strips" and then we immediately cut 4 inch strips, still thinking cut 3 inch. Or maybe we plan our pattern, and say ok, we need 2 inch strip plus add 1/2 inch seam allowance so cut 2.5" strips. Then we go and cut 2 inch strips anyway. Sometimes we are very aware that we are in a fog and not able to think clearly or make decisions. Then we know to stay away from our cutting boards and fabric. LOL But other times it sneaks up on me, and others too, I guess, and I don't realize till the damage is done.
    However, some of my best quilts come from adaptations to correct for these kinds of things. I don't call them mistakes any more, lol, they are just design opportunities.
    And I've decided that since I don't like the faces, calling it Face OFF, is a good name, lol. So I'm going with that I think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wildyard View Post
    However, some of my best quilts come from adaptations to correct for these [foggy] kinds of things. I don't call them mistakes any more, lol, they are just design opportunities.
    And I've decided that since I don't like the faces, calling it Face OFF, is a good name, lol. So I'm going with that I think.
    There's a name......Adaptations.

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    It reminds me of Morse code's dots and dashes. You could call it that or maybe computer code since most youngsters might be more familiar with that. It didn't look like faces to me, you've just been working on it too long. It's a great top and he is sure to love it.

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    All I can say is IF YOUR SON DOESN'T WANT IT PLEASE SEND IT TO ME. The colors and pattern are fantastic together. Do you have the name of magazine or pattern. I finally saw the faces. ( like 2 eyes & a mouth under the eyes) Added to my favorites.

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    "Evan's Quilt" makes it unique and special for Evan...I really like it!

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    Thanks wildyard for the definition. That explains my fog to the "T"! I love Evan's quilt. It is bold, modern and striking!
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    Quote Originally Posted by margee View Post
    All I can say is IF YOUR SON DOESN'T WANT IT PLEASE SEND IT TO ME. The colors and pattern are fantastic together. Do you have the name of magazine or pattern. I finally saw the faces. ( like 2 eyes & a mouth under the eyes) Added to my favorites.
    I don't, I'm sorry. All I did was sketch it on a piece of paper and go from there. It wasn't my magazine so I just got the basic idea. I believe it started with 2.5" squares in the smaller blocks. So you would need for one block:
    2 squares 2.5" for centers from fabric A; 4 squares- 2.5"; 4 rectangles- 2.5"x 6.5" from fabric B, for squares around centers; 1 rectangle 2.5" x 8.5" from fabric A, for center of large rectangle section of block; 2 rectangles 2.5"x 8.5" from fabric B for sides of large rectangle block; 2 rectangles 2.5"x 6.5" from fabric B, for ends of large rectangle.
    In the original photo I saw, the colors were more neutrals and tonals, and the contrast was low. All 3 sections of the block were made from only the two fabrics, with all centers from fabric A and all the rest from fabric B.

    Good luck with trying this! It's really simple. I much prefer the scrambled effect than the all one color, but I liked the original enough to save the sketch so it must have appealed to me also. LOL...
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    I believe UFOs are like scraps, ferns and dust bunnies. Once you get two, they send spores out into the air and more just happen anywhere the spores meet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildyard View Post
    LOL, Suebee, I'd have to name most of my quilts Fibrofog in that case. Most of them have adaptations of one kind or another because of foggy influences. No worries on offending. We have to laugh at ourselves or just go crazy and start ripping out our hair. And I don't have a lot of it to start with!
    Maria C.... fibro fog is a problem those of us who have fibromyalgia have in which our thought processes get a bit muddled and "foggy". We think we are thinking clearly at times when in fact we can't even do basic math correctly. Or we might be thinking, "cut 3 inch strips" and then we immediately cut 4 inch strips, still thinking cut 3 inch. Or maybe we plan our pattern, and say ok, we need 2 inch strip plus add 1/2 inch seam allowance so cut 2.5" strips. Then we go and cut 2 inch strips anyway. Sometimes we are very aware that we are in a fog and not able to think clearly or make decisions. Then we know to stay away from our cutting boards and fabric. LOL But other times it sneaks up on me, and others too, I guess, and I don't realize till the damage is done.
    However, some of my best quilts come from adaptations to correct for these kinds of things. I don't call them mistakes any more, lol, they are just design opportunities.
    And I've decided that since I don't like the faces, calling it Face OFF, is a good name, lol. So I'm going with that I think.

    Haha, I can relate to the fibro fog! It's so frustrating and others do not understand. It is similar to how people think when severely sleep deprived.

    I think Face OFF is a great name and dark purple would be a great backing color.
    Sharon

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    I love the faces ..... How old is Evan? I'd probably call it Faces for Evan
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    That is beautiful. Every time I see a black and white quilt with one extra colour I think I'll have to do that but they look great no matter what the other colour is and I certainly can't have that many black and white quilts.

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    Evan is 13 this year. They grow up sooooooo fast. I've gone with Evan's Face Off on the label. It's all layered and pinned and I'll quilt and bind it tomorrow.
    Linda Wedge White

    I believe UFOs are like scraps, ferns and dust bunnies. Once you get two, they send spores out into the air and more just happen anywhere the spores meet.

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    I've looked and looked and don't see any faces. If it looks like anything, a bunch of designer Kleenex boxes. I think it is very pretty and Evan will be delighted.
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    WoW Linda this is the first blog I've seen as I have just signed up, I am from Scotland and I too have fibromyalgia am shocked as don't come across others often and never another quilter, love the colours you used . Oh and what is a dsg?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dallen4350 View Post
    I've looked and looked and don't see any faces. If it looks like anything, a bunch of designer Kleenex boxes. I think it is very pretty and Evan will be delighted.
    Hugs Deb, I think you will see the faces if I show you the pic of how the original pattern was supposed to be put together. It looks like a smiley face that isn't smiling. LOL.. Here are the first 2 blocks I made according to the original instructions and didn't like at all. So I took them apart and did the random thing instead.Name:  Evan's quilt original block.jpg
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    I believe UFOs are like scraps, ferns and dust bunnies. Once you get two, they send spores out into the air and more just happen anywhere the spores meet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharonb View Post
    WoW Linda this is the first blog I've seen as I have just signed up, I am from Scotland and I too have fibromyalgia am shocked as don't come across others often and never another quilter, love the colours you used . Oh and what is a dsg?
    Hi Sharonb, I think you will really be surprised to find out just how many quilters on this board also have fibro. There are a good many of us actually. I truly believe that quilting is one of the few fibro-friendly activities for us. I know it has saved my sanity and my sense of self-worth in allowing me to continue being a contributing member of society in general and my community especially.
    A DGS is my Darling Grandson, Evan.
    Gentle hugs and big smiles.. if you ever want or need to talk about the fibro, just give me a yell. I will certainly understand!
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    I believe UFOs are like scraps, ferns and dust bunnies. Once you get two, they send spores out into the air and more just happen anywhere the spores meet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by margee View Post
    All I can say is IF YOUR SON DOESN'T WANT IT PLEASE SEND IT TO ME. The colors and pattern are fantastic together. Do you have the name of magazine or pattern. I finally saw the faces. ( like 2 eyes & a mouth under the eyes) Added to my favorites.
    I just happened to be looking at quilt blocks on a website and found this one. They called it "Brick and Cobblestones". This is the site I was looking at, and I was in the Quilt Blocks Gallery: http://quilting.about.com/od/quiltpa...ones-Quilt.htm
    Linda Wedge White

    I believe UFOs are like scraps, ferns and dust bunnies. Once you get two, they send spores out into the air and more just happen anywhere the spores meet.

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