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Thread: Learning Lessons

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    A few months ago, I asked a question regarding marking quilts. I had used a pencil to mark, and then changed my mind. After much help and advice from many of you, I decided to finish my wallhanging. I call it "Learning Lessons", because I learned to never mark my quilt til I'm sure of the design, and never use a pencil except to write notes to myself. Anyway, here's the finished product, it will hang in my sewing room to remind me of lessons learned.
    Julie
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    Nicely done!!!! and aren't lessons fun to learn as you go? LOL I've learned very many from message boards!!!

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    don't see no runaway pencil lines. don't see no overdone quilting. don't see nuthin' 'cept one good lookin' quilt.

    i believe that entitles a whole bunch of us to say - TOLD YOU SO!!!

    we knew from the start it was going to end up wonderfully. so, picture us sipping our smug mugs of coffee and giggling.

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    Hi Julie i think your wallhanging is very pretty i love the colors. Keep quilting

    lol Annette Oklahoma City Okla.


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    That's a terrific inspiration for your sewing room, Julie!
    And Patrice, make mine a hot chocolate :wink:

    sue

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    thank you all so much for your kind words. Your help and thoughtfulness inspire me to keep quilting. I'm so glad to be a part of this message board, where I know I will get the help and the laughter I need.
    Julie

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    Hi: Great job! Noticed your remark regarding using pencils for marking. I found pencil lead that can be used in any standard .5mm mechanical pencil called Ultimate Marking Pencil for Quilters & Crafters. This is supposed to never smear, fit stencil openings and it washes out. Unfortunately, I can't remember where I bought it and the packet doesn't give any info about the manufacturer. Can't wait to try it out

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    Nice!

    It is a bit hard to tell from the picture, but it looks like you hand quilted it. I always use the air soluble marking pens when I an hand quilting, They work well for me.

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    What a great quilt and I love the name and story behind it!
    ~Tiffany

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    Great JOb!!!! I think it looks GREAT.. and a quilt you will always look at and remember the "lessons learned"!

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    That's a great wallhanging! You did a wonderful job on it and I love the quilting. Very nice!

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    Great job Julie, thanks for sharing with us! I have learned from my own experiences that the project I had alot of trouble and problems with usually turns out to be one of my favorites!

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    That's a pretty quilt, and it's great you were able to turn to our quilting family for help!

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    I think it looks great. How big is it?

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    I can't say enough nice things about it--your piecing looks great, the colors are lovely and your quilting--well, its a good thing I just saw it on the 'puter, otherwise, there would be drool marks all ove it too. Such a nice project :!: :thumbup: It would make a nice project to hang on my wall in case you want to send it to some worthy person. :lol:

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    Nice Work!!!
    I love the name and the reason behind it. :D :D :D

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    Your block looks really great. I use the blue pens that are water soluble. Just DON'T IRON it until you're certain all the blue is out.

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    very pretty quilt........

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