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Thread: Need encouragement, I think....with my Trip around the World

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    Super Member EasyPeezy's Avatar
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    It's looking really good. Keep on going. :thumbup:

    Just had a thought. Maybe a block board would be handy to carry all
    those pieces to your sewing machine.
    http://quiltingonmainstreet.blogspot...ck-boards.html

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    Love your colors - it will be a gorgeous quilt! If you find yourself losing patience, put it aside for a bit and then go back to it. I know when I get impatient, I slack on precision and later regret it.

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    Love your colors - it will be a gorgeous quilt! If you find yourself losing patience, put it aside for a bit and then go back to it. I know when I get impatient, I slack on precision and later regret it.

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    Whoops - didn't mean to post that comment twice!

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    Quilting is to be a relaxing hobby, slow down, smell the flowers (or rain) and enjoy how much YOU have done !!

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    Keep moving slowly forward. This will be a beautiful quilt. Set small, daily goals and soon it will be done. Thank you for sharing.

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    It is going to be beautiful. Please keep going. You will be happy when it is finished. Whenever I do a quilt like this, I use the strip piecing method. Makes it so much faster & easier. That way you don't have all those little squares to sew together.

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    It's gorgeous an much like has been said already....all the hard work is gonna pay off!!! Hold to the vision...take creativity breaks and do a little more!!! When it's all done....OooooWeeee!!! Looking forward to celebrating your completion!!! And for now...I celebrate your progress!!!! :) :thumbup: :-) :thumbup:

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    You have a great start. I hope you started with a small quilt. Doing a small quilt give you that quick finish so it all doesn't see so bad

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    Yes, I am doing a fairly small quilt....and I did use strip piecing...or I think that is what it is called.

    Thanks for all of the encouragement. I took the afternoon off and will start again on it later this evening.

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    Your quilt will be beautiful, keep up the good work.

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    Great! You're off to a beautiful start, I'm glad you're feeling rejuvenated.

    This is where I like to start something else, maybe a very simple pattern that I can spend some time quilting, or doing something that ISN'T matching corners! Having a few different challenges around can help keep you from getting bored or overtired.

    Again, it's going to be amazing - good luck!

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    This quilt is beautiful, It was the 1st quilt I ever made so keep on going and you will be fine...Its beautiful!

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    Stay with it. It is going to be so pretty.

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    Trip Around the World is one of my favorite patterns. I have made 4. When you get tired of working on it just, put it down and work on something else, then go back to it when U feel like it. You'll do good. ;-)

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    You need a book that tells you to cut into strips, sew them together, then cut going side to side. Still have to match seams but, not sewing squares together. Much easier. I just made two Triple Around the World quilts last month. I'm with you, no quilt is ever quick or easy. I have been quilting since 1963.

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    trip around the world is also one of my very favorites..they are beautiful! I have made 2 and am planning my 3rd!

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    Jingle, I have the book, I think. I am making this quilt from instructions in it...Tradition with a Twist. I do not have the patience to do it square by square....that I know.

    I still find it a lot of work. I think I may be a lazy quilter, wanting quick results. I am trying to take breaks, as many have suggested, and that has helped. I didn't even sew on it this evening, though I have a goal set as to how far I want to be tomorrow at this time. :)

    What keeps me going is knowing that it is going to be a beautiful quilt when I am finished!

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    Keep up the good work. Very pretty colors

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    Keep going, you can do this. It already looks great and matching corners will give you satisfaction in the end when you can say 'I did that'. Your color combination is just fantastic and the quilt will be fantastic too.

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    Oh it is just devine don't stop now

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    Looks stunning! I have no patience either, but I force myself to pin at every joint minimum. It is the only way I get points to match up. Sewing seems to go faster too that way. Good luck. We want to see the finished product!

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    very nice good job

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    It's looking great, like your fabric choices. It does get easier and have fun with it.

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    I love it you are doing a wonderful job keep going you will love the end results.

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