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Gotta Write Fast - The Quilt Police Are Coming! Curbside Shopping

Old 05-16-2011, 01:12 PM
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Some of you might remember seeing the post about my finding two fabric books while we were out walking our dogs. Yes, the followed us home. After hours of snipping out the fabric, washing it and then airing it for two days in the seaside sun, I was really more than ready to get rid of it. That's when the trouble started.

I didn't have a lot of time and I figured I could whip it out quickly. I also didn't feel like clearing off my workspace where I normally make veils and that meant no measuring. :shock:

I decided I would make a scrappy DP9 to use on our porch on cool evenings since there was such a hodgepodge of patterns. Maybe I'd drag it to the beach, too. So I happily stitched away. 1/4" seams? Bwahahahaha! No. :lol:

When it was time to cut the panels, did I measure? Nope. I just folded those bad boys in half and hacked away. ;-)

DH stuck his head in and said, "Don't you think you should measure them, dear?" Never! I replied. One little concession was putting them on top of each other so they were roughly the same size. "Well, as long as it's big enough to cover part of a person," he said.

Then I sandwiched. Pins? What pins? They slipped and they slid all over the place. When it was time to sash with the muslin bottoms, well some had enough, others didn't. What a mess. I was starting to get a little concerned. :oops:

My eyes fell on several rolls of wide wire edged ribbon. I went to my trusty serger and ZIP! The wire was gone. I figured blue goes with everything. The sky is blue, right? I covered up all the messy seams and even had enough for a binding.

It's lumpy, it's bumpy, and don't even think of looking at the back, but when I look at it, it makes me laugh. It reminds me that only God can make something perfect. I did everything wrong, but I like it and that's what counts. As far as DH's concern about it being big enough -- it covers a king sized bed! Surprise! A king sized nightmare quilt. Here she is.
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Old 05-16-2011, 01:14 PM
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Love it! Perfect attitude - having fun is what counts :)
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Old 05-16-2011, 01:15 PM
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I do like it! Some of the fabrics are gorgeous - and anything that makes you laugh has to be good!
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as long as you had fun, that's what matters! Beautiful!
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Old 05-16-2011, 01:16 PM
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y'know ... i rather like it.

it has personality; it's plenty cheerful; and it will stand up to all sorts of abuse.

what more could you want? :-)
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I love it!!! It turned out beautiful. :thumbup: :thumbup:

If you need a partner next time Iíll drive the get-away car if you want LOL! :-D :-D :-D
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Old 05-16-2011, 01:20 PM
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I think it is pretty! And it's big enough so that it's funtional...so your DH must be happy!
And your attitude about it is totally refreshing!
I'm sure the Quilt Police will just keep on driving by!
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It is perfect. A real labor of love. you know it is a one of a kind quilt. enjoy using it.
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It doesn't look even close to how you made it sound! Great for the beach or anywhere-even the bed!
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Wow! Tell the police it is a piece of art...
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