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

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    Super Member Dina's Avatar
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    I am in the process of putting together this quilt. I am fairly new to quilting...this is just year 2 as a quilter...and this quilt is going to take longer to put together than I thought. I am going to like it, which I haven't always been sure about before because I seem to have trouble visualizing my final product.

    This one I started off knowing I was going to like, but I am already tired of matching all the corners. I knew this quilt was taking me outside my comfort zone, but I know now I can do it...if I am patient. Patience has never been one of my virtues.

    Any suggestions on how to be more patient?? Here is a picture of where I am so far. You can see where I am, I think.
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    That is going to be beautiful!! Keep it up! :thumbup:

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    Love the colors keep up the great work.

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    you wouldn't be nearly as please with your accomplishment if you could slap it together in a day or two, hang in there and let love grow.



    how's that? feel better yet? if not let me know and i'll try again! LOL
    if you don't fall in love send it to me, i've never met a blue i didn't like

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    What a beauty that will be, love the colors...someday I plan
    to make one.......

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    First of all it's beautiful!!!!!!
    Secondly, you're doing a great job :D:D

    Okay, having said that when I have a project like this one I have to slow myself down. Also it something gets tedious I leave it for awhile sometimes and so something else. Refresh myself, so to speak.
    I can't wait to see it finished. You're on your way!!!

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    You might find it easier to match corners by glueing the intersections before sewing. That is what I would do. Take strips to ironing board, put a tiny dot of Elmer's washable school glue inside seam at intersection, then press with hot iron to make it stick. Eliminates the need for pins, and the seams are less likely to shift on you while sewing.

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    Prism99- can you do that with flannel? It's a great idea.

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    When feel tired and nervous leave it.
    Your work will be very nice when done
    keep up posting yours in progress, pictures on board will encouraging u
    By the way I have a quilt pic I made it last two monthes similar to yours in your avatar

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    Thanks, you have helped already. I just took a break from it...to pay bills...:)...but it is a break.

    I have some washable Elmer's glue....I will be trying that next...Thanks for the idea.

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    You're doing great! Don't get discouraged! Susieallaboutquilts is right-do a quick project or read a book and come back in a week or so. Don't try to rush or it gets worse! You mess up and ripping out takes longer than sewing right the first time! As most of us know.

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    I can relate. I just finished one, but I didn't use square blocks . I made the 2x5. I was a challenge for me and I my sister, Barb,Mo. was helping me. Without her I dont know when I would have finished it. I started on with 2" squares and it went in the scrap bag.lol Keep going. It is beautiful so far.

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    I wish I had used bigger blocks. I had one all picked out to do that was a rectangle, and a quilter friend aimed me this direction. If I do another, it will be with bigger blocks.

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    Its going to be beautiful! Keep on going with the great work!

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    Of course you can do this! Just think - when I made my first quilt (also a Trip Around the World), I did it all by hand. I cut all the squares by drawing around a template and then cutting with scissors (rotary cutters hadn't been introduced yet). I pieced it by hand, starting with the center square and adding squares all around, and then put it on Grandma's quilting frame and quilted it by hand. So whenever you think you're running out of patience - think about how much more you'd need to be doing it the "old-fashioned" way!

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    Keep going it is going to be gorgeous.

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    You go girl! That is beautiful and is going to be one beautiful quilt! You can't give up now, you've one too far! That's what I always tell myself, you've got too much into it to stop now! I just love the black and white cat in your avatar, had one that looked a lot like that!

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    sometimes you just have to take a break! Either no quilting at all for a few days, or work on a different project. I get bored with projects too, and find I am much happier to work on them when I take some time away whether it is a couple of hours or a few days to weeks. :) You are doing a beautiful job! Keep up the good work!! :thumbup:

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    thats so pretty

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    If it was easy every one would do it. That is why quilts are passed through generations.

    Your work so far looks great. Keep going. :)

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    I love the colors! It's going to be beautiful!

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    Wow, it's going to be so pretty. You can do this, just keep plugging away at it. When you feel too overwhelmed, set it aside for a few days and do something else. Then go back to it. It's going to turn out so pretty.
    Kat

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    Looks like you are doing a great job. Just take your time and step away for awhile if you get frustrated. That always helps.

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    you are doing a great job, and its beautiful!

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    I love the colors, you will be very proud of this when you get it all together.

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