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Thread: Life is a picnic!

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    Super Member Yvonne's Avatar
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    This is another itty-bitty wall hanging. Still practicing my applique.

    The second project is a 'cheater' quilt. I don't think I'll do another. By using the whole cloth I missed out on the part of quilting I enjoy the most, piecing and got to do the stuff I enjoyed the least, borders, pinning a sandwich, and binding. Oh, well. I bought this because I fell in love with the fabric and I still really, really like it! The colors alone will keep you warm!!!
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    Oh how cute!!! Your doing fine with your applique!!!

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    Nice job Yvonne! Your applique looks good to me :D
    It makes me smile!

    sue

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    Thanks you two. I keep on trying because everyone here is so encouraging. I find that now I sometimes even enjoy doing this handwork stuff. :lol:

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    too cute. :-) Good job! They made me smile :!:

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    I love bright colors..and your quilt is adorable. Good job. everyone seems to be finishing up or starting new quilts. I'm so tired of this one quilt i'm working on that i feel like screaming..got so many new projects swirling around in my head that I'm starting to dream about them!!! ha

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    Yvonne, the are both adorable.
    Cathrine, that's why I have to have at least three quilts going usually in different stages because once you get tired of looking at one it's hard to be particular, you just want to hurry up and finish it.

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    Kathy,
    Amen to that!

    Plus if you have multiple projects going you can finish up mulitple projects all about the same time. It makes you look really productive. Don't tell anyone!!!

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    I simply cannot work on only one quilt at a time. I get so bored!

    I usually have two or three going at once. that way, when i'm sick of looking at one i can switch to another. i rotate through my UFOs.

    when i have two or three tops done i stop to sandwich and baste. then back to the piecing for a while. once the guilt sets in about not doing the quilting on the waiting projects, i stop to do that to all of them before going back to piecing.

    since i very much dislike the binding phase, i usually have at pile waiting to be bound before i step aside from the fun parts to do those. when i'm finally in the right mood, i "strike while the iron is hot" and do them all.

    Yvonne ... as always i love what you've done. i hope to have your skill some day. i need to either retire or find a stinkin' rich man who'll support me in the manner to which i'd like to become accustomed. then i could practice whatever i wanted, whenever i wanted for as long as i wanted. :P

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    Ditto Patrice, work on one thing at a time? Never heard of such a thing :lol:

    By the way where can I order one of those from (stinkin' rich man that is) :lol: Wouldn't it be wonderful to be able to quilt when and what you want without worrying about having to waste time going to work to pay for it all. Ahhh such is the stuff dreams are made of.

    Yvonne love your darling picnic quilt, really like the colours and zing in your whole cloth too. I too enjoy the cutting and piecing of a top more than the quilting of it. Hence the large stack of UFOs. :oops: I hear you can call them WIPs now, which sounds much more productive :) I wonder how long you can have a WIP before it becomes a UFO

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    I agree, the colors are warming, and the red one is so cheery!

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    Ok I will bring the potato salad and some watermelon....where do you want to have the picnic? I really like it...great job! Now....where did you say.......?

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    I love the big ant . How did you do him? I like them all

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    Thank you one and all for the positive words and encouragement!

    Ruth, I am still using the freezer paper applique method with a little needle turning added for good measure. The ants body was appliqued and the antenae and legs are emboirdered.

    Sandra, the picnic's all in our head! But I'm not nutz! Not yet!!! But I am very, very happy! :lol: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :lol: Can one get high on fabric? :D :D

    And finally, ladies and Tim, do retire as early as you can! I hit 55 and that was it! I've never regretted it for a moment. I loved my job but I love my retirement better. AND I do quilt what I want, when I want for as long as I want. It is wonderful! :D

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    Give me two more years (I hope) :!: I'll let everyone know what its like.

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