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Thread: Finished! Do you ever wonder if you should quit and just buy a blankie?

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    Senior Member Christine27's Avatar
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    This one had is ups and downs. If only I hadn't told the recipient that I was making it! In the end, I think everything turned out okay enough to give to baby Eva without feeling too embarrassed. I definitely learned a few things while working on it-

    1. When my machine's screen says "Stop for safety purposes" it's time I take a break!

    2. When using thin, see-through fabric, don't fold it double for the binding. It causes lesson #1!

    3. When using high loft batting, the quilting line will get a wiggle every time I stop, even with the needle down.

    4. When the quilt is all done and washed, the wiggles from #3 won't show too bad. ;)

    5. The quilt binding set for my Janome machine works pretty well, but it won't finish the end for me. I still need to figure that out.

    6. I can't "eyeball" anything! Not even sewing the bind strips together!
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    it really looks great. i love the center fabric. and your label is really nice.

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    I have been quilting for 10 years, longarm quilting for the public for 7 of those years...and EVERYTIME I make a quilt or quilt a quilt, I learn something new. I guess when the time comes that I don't learn something new, it will be time to stop.
    Your quilt is beautiful and the most important ingredient in it, is stated on the label. LOVE! Quilts are such a labor of love, aren't they?
    Michelle

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    Beautiful! Soooooo precious.

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    It is darling! Yes, sometimes I think I need to just hang it up and buy stuff! Everything takes so much time.

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    That is so very pretty and will be well loved for many years! Love the fabrics and colors.

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    Amen to the learning something with every project comment!
    Thanks for your lessons-I'll try to learn from you without having to experience the problems personally! That's why I love this board!

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    I love it and yes, we all learn from our mistakes.

    Oh, never say the word quit and buy in the same sentence unless you are changing your fabric choice. ;)

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    Don't you dare quit. That quilt is beautiful and the baby will have it many, many years.

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    It's adorable and no one but you will know all the difficulties you had. But your situation is exactly the reason I don't promise anything handmade to anyone. If it gets done, great, if not, there is no expectation and less stress on me.

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    well its very nice and i like your label good job

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    You made me smile. We may be quilting soul sisters. My quilts will never be perfect but I enjoy quilting and they are made with 100% love. :thumbup:

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    Very pretty!

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    Beautiful

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    That is so pretty. :thumbup:

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    It is great! Cute, pretty, and done in a reasonable amount of time.

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    It is a beautiful treasure! Glad you finished it!

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    Thanks everyone! It was fun to do, and since I've only finished a few quilts, it definitely was a learning experience!

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    Very pretty quilt and I don't see any mistakes.
    In the end most quilts turn out great and so did yours. Baby Eva will love it no matter what

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    It's "Made with Love" and that's what matters. She will be stylishly and warmly wrapped with your love this winter. I think it is darling, snuggly and begging to be used. Even though it didn't turn out the way you wanted it to I still say you did a great job!

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    Yes on the blankie idea and your quilt is lovely!

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    It is a darling quilt and worth all the stress. I'm sorry things didn't go perfectly. I hope for you no more problems. You sure do have a good sense of humor.

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    Wait just a minute. Your quilt is beautiful. I would be proud to have it for my daughter.

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    I sincerely doubt Eva will make deragatory remarks about such a snuggly and happy quilt. In fact, I think she will love it. It's so cheerful and obviously made with a lot of love. I'd be proud to have one like it for my baby (who is now 38, but still my baby).

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    There is nothing like a homemade blankie. It will be treasured! Hope you remembered to make a label about who made it in addition to your darling 'announcement' label. Adorable.

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