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Thread: How can 1 baby quilt.....

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    How can 1 baby quilt.....

    How can one little baby quilt be so much trouble!!! Last Sunday night my youngest called and asked if I could make a baby quilt by Saturday for my DIL's brother's new son. I said "no" you know I work full time.....then guilt set in.....argh!! They never ask me for anything so Monday night I dug around and thought I had something I could make work, but decided I was going to have to go to the LQS on Tuesday. I was off Tuesday to go with DH to the Dr. which gave me an afternoon to sew $$ later I found the right fabric and decided to do a disappearing nine patch, my first, it looked quick and easy and it was. Perfect, top was done by evening. I decided to spray baste since it wasn't going to be very big and that would hasten the process. (Sorry long story!) Emailed picture to son and he says Mom we bought them a camcorder So now plans are changed and my husband and I will gift, since it's good for family relations and the baby was born 2 months premature and it's been hard on the family and I just want to. Wednesday after work I start quilting a meandering stitch. Machine is skipping stitches BIG time (grrrrrr....) I get on computer, do some research discover my Bernina 820 doesn't do well with spray basting, but I'm not giving in or up....adjust pressure, change needles, try my backup machine....by Thursday night I give up. Took off Friday afternoon to come home to rip, rip, rip, rip, rip micro stitches! Wake up this morning, sew grids, bind, wash and dry! It's done and it was all so simple (LOL)!!
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    Love your story. Great quilt anyway even with all the problems.

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    very pretty quilt...in spite !!!!

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    Darling quilt.....worth the extra effort!

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    nicely done
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    Beautiful quilt, done in record time!

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    If you ever have to "unsew" something you have quilted use a mustache trimmer. I dequilted a quilt (the entire quilt) and it worked great, no damage to the top and I was able to do it right!
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    It turned out beautifully. One thing is for sure quilters are persistent and don't a "few" hiccups stop them from succeeding. Well done.
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    It turned out beautiful, sorry you had such a time!!!!

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    And people wonder why we have migraines, rotator cuff problems, anxiety attacks, etc,etc,swollen feet, tired backs, bad eyes, cut fingers, fingers sewn to the machine. LOL

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    It never fails. All projects that seem quick and easy make you crazy. I'm glad you whipped it. It is a lovely quilt.

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    It's beautiful! Worth the troubles! lol

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    I am glad I am not the only one who has problems with "simple" projects! LOL! Sorry it was such a chore, but it is an absolutely beautiful quilt for your efforts. I LOVE LOVE the bright fabrics you used! Your quilt will bring lots of smiles

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    It is SO cute, they're going to love it! Are the name letters appliqued on? Where did you find that font?

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    Absolutely ADORABLE. Love the fabric choice, bright but not "babyish" - he'll be able to use that for quite awhile

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    I agree with above person that hearing the background story makes it all so much more real for us out here in viewer-land
    So glad for you since you had already sprayed it that you got everything to cooperate and you have a wonderful gift to give.
    Hope the little one comes along nicely.
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    Quilt looks lovely I would never have guessed what a headache if not for your narrative. Cheered me up....things like that happen to me when I am trying to help out!

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    Precious quilt. And prayers for the new baby. Aren't you so glad you got it done. Good job. We women do really work best under pressure. LOL
    Learning to Love the Journey.

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    The name is appliquéd. The font is a WordPerfect font called Ravie.

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    That is very cute. Sorry for all your trouble.
    Retired teacher, loving it.
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    The race is to the persistent!

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    Now that is what I call Murphy's law - what can go wrong will go wrong. Despite all your problems you have created a great quilt. Well done

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    The hurrieder you get, the slower things go. That's a rule in quilting. Your quilt came out really cute, and will surely be appreciated and loved.

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    It is absolutely adorable....
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    So sorry to hear of your nightmares but at least the quilt turned out gorgeous!
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