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

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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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    Love it! Perfect attitude - having fun is what counts :)

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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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    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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    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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    What a hoot!

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    Wow. It looks great! My not measuring would never result in anything like this. Love the blue sashing.

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    Awesome. Love the fabric also.

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    Oh is it pretty. Evade those quilt police and ignore them. Creativity rocks.

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    I love it!! I really really do. How can I not love something that makes me smile. :-)

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    Job well done. That's what I call ingenuity. Looks like you grouped the different colors together in the squares. Actually, it's quite pretty. Tell the quilt police things are well under control and they're not needed. ;)

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    Anything that makes you feel happy when you look at it is a treasure.

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    It is just perfect. All those prints and colors...too lucious! The Quilt Police can go eat donuts!!!

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    All your comments are so kind and making me laugh even more! I think that a "normal" quilter would have tossed this mess in the trash. It really was more of an endurance session than fun. With each new horror, I just refused to give up.

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    I think it's great! Perfect for the beach or the porch or even to cuddle up under on the couch! I love the story behind it, too.

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    It turned out very pretty! Way to hang in there!

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    Kudos for having so much fun. I love it, you've created the absolutely best scrappy quilt ever. Gives us all hope to use it up, put it together, make it unique and yours alone. Love it!

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    That turned out sooo beautiful !!! :-D
    I love it !! :-D
    :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    What fun! Turned out great. Your post cracked me up! Thanks for sharing. More Happy Quilting!

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    I love it. It is truly beautiful.

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