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Thread: Never ending quilt!

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    Super Member pittsburgpam's Avatar
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    I have been working, and working, and working on this quilt and it just doesn't seem to get anywhere!! You ever had one of those? It just goes on and on. I am determined to not give up and make it into a UFO.

    There are 48 blocks, each block has 45 pieces, so that is 2160 pieces to cut and sew, and sew, and sew!!! Oh, that's not including the sashing, sashing squares, hearts and vines!!! I feel like running screaming out of the sewing room!

    This is half of the blocks, only 2 of them are actually sewn together
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    I need to cut 2 more strips of ivory to complete the next 24 block sections
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    But you do such beautiful work that it will be so worth it in the end! :)

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    Go on ever never stop I loved first 4 at right

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    Sorta like this?
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    If the top right is representative of the finished look - will be well worth it to plug along and get it done. No matter how long it takes. We'll all send you good thoughts for no frustations and time to work.

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    Yeah, I love how it looks all together and I just figured up that there are 2516 pieces in the whole thing. I have to take time today to re-do a part of the hand stitching on the hanging sleeve for a quilt that I have to send to a show tomorrow. And I need time to finalize the design on something else that has to get done very soon!!

    Working outside the house is really interfering in my quilting time!!

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    I am so excited that you have started posting pictures of your new avatar quilt in progress! I cannot wait to see it come together! I know that despite the little bald spots you might have...you will continue...and I will continue to live vicariously through you! (vicariously to be able to design and make beautiful quilts!)
    Keep smiling and know that you have a captive audience watching your beautiful work!! :) :) :)
    (Speaking of beautiful work...I never did see the completed quilt from your last avatar picture...I saw it almost complete...do you have a picture of the finished master piece?)

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    Your quilt blocks are beautiful! The only suggestion I would make is to maybe set the finished ones aside and concentrate on the one at hand. You will get there, it's such a pretty design that we all want to see it!

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    Stunning. You are doing a great job.

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    That's why I work on 2 or 3 quilts and not focus on just one. When I get tired of one I work on one of the other ones for a while.

    Sybil

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    Beautiful!

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    Keep plugging along. You are going to have a beautiful quilt at the end. And you can tell people how many pieces went into it and they will think you are a genius and a saint! LOL

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    Your quilt is going to be beautiful, If you are getting frustrated at times then you are taking the fun out of it for you. Why don't you just take a little break from it & make a small project then go back to it. If you aren't on a deadline like for a birthday or something then you have all the time in the world. Enjoy it!

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    You all are such encouragement to keep going! I just completed sewing all the triangle side sections together that were laid out in the first picture. That took a little over an hour just to get 11 blocks worth of them done.

    Since I have two the same of every part (9-patch center, corner and side sections), I seperated them into two 24 block batches. I can now put these last 11 on the design wall and make sure everything is where I want it and get the first 24 blocks sewn together.

    I have 24 of the side sections left to do (the stacks of strips in the picture) and that's IT for the next 24 blocks.

    I posted a pic of the last completed top here http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-41723-1.htm
    It's not quilted yet. I started to do it and I'm just not good enough on the longarm yet so I took it off the frame. I need more practice and will do a little quickie one next instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by farscapegal
    That's why I work on 2 or 3 quilts and not focus on just one. When I get tired of one I work on one of the other ones for a while.

    Sybil
    If I found a guy like the one in your avatar picture, I'd be in hiding, too!

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    It's going to be beautiful when you finish it. Keep going. I'm sure it will be worth it.

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    but its already looking so great!

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    way to think Kitsie!!

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    But it's so pretty! :) Keep up the good work and eat lots of chocolate! :)

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    Keep up the good work. It'll be another masterpiece, when you get it completed. :thumbup:

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    Holy Cow--or something like that! Gosh it's going to be gorgeous! :thumbup:

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    WOW!!! It is so exciting to see it all coming together!!!
    Keep going!!! Please!!! :D:D:D

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    I am putting the binding on one right now that I thought I would never get done, and it was a very simple pattern--just had every problem in the book. I was getting to where I hated the thing. Now that it's almost done, I love it.
    Now yours is going to be stunning and well worth all that goes into it.

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