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Thread: No more distractions pleeeeeze!!!!!!!!!!!

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    I really need to get on with the second half of my first quilt....It has been 'resting' for a couple of months now but I have so many other projects running around in my head I am worried that this poor quilt will never get picked up again.. So I have just spent the evening layering and basting it with the microstitch gun...its really simple to use and makes quick work of a very tedious job...(Do you get the impression that I hate basting :lol: :lol: )

    Heres a picture of the second half...the first half is quilted and waiting for its mate!! :D :D

    The moon came out early this evening, it was so pretty...this picture doesn't show the lovely soft pink hue it had...it was so big, just had to take a picture to show you all!!
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    First quilt ! My did you pick a whopper of a project.. You have wonderful sewing skill !! Never dreamed this would be a first !
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    Quote Originally Posted by chairjogger
    First quilt ! My did you pick a whopper of a project.. You have wonderful sewing skill !! Never dreamed this would be a first !
    Chaijogger
    Well chairjogger it just evolved...as all my projects done inbetween this one have lol!! I started out learning how to piece by hand using the english paper piece method, then onto regular piecing by machine, then onto foundation piecing and applique using all the different techniques, so I have gained alot of experience whilst putting this together. Here is a link to the post which follows the progress of the other half

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/4544.page

    Have a flick through that, there are lots of closeups so you can see what I mean :D

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    BEAUTIFUL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loretta
    Izy, this quilt is really beautiful!!!! WOW! And I love your picture of the moon. How did you come to live in Spain? Are you in a rural setting?
    We moved to spain nearly two years ago for a better way of life Loretta...and in general it is!!!! Yes we live in the 'campo' amongst the mountains overlooking a beautiful lake.. You can see the olive trees just about, on the picture of the moon... heres some of our sunsets too!!

    This is a sunrise!!
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    have you ever considered international adoption of a slightly older than newborn american girl? i'm potty trained and can cook. :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    have you ever considered international adoption of a slightly older than newborn american girl? i'm potty trained and can cook. :wink:
    Sure Patrice.....maybe we can do a 'swap'...as long as I can hop over to Alaska too!!!! :D :D - hey you hear all the time about people doing house swapping....just imagine...exchanging houses, otherside of the world but still being able to quilt...as long as you don't mind using my machine that is - Oh and it has its own table on wheels and you can just take it outside and stitch in the warm sunshine..then wheel it into the outdoor summer lounge, if you get too hot!!!! :lol: :lol: ...You tempted then?????????

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    That's a beautiful quilt! And very ambitious for a first project! You did a fabulous job on it. The moon pic is gorgeous too!

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    Quilt and pics are all beautiful.

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    I can't help with the distractions :lol: but I wanted to say thank you for sharing the beautiful pictures with us! I can't wait to see you finished quilt, it is a real beauty already! :D

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    Pretty quilt and very pretty pictures.

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    Oh, wow! I love your quilt! I went to your quilting group's website and I want to come out there and visit you all!

    It looks like you live in paradise.

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    Beautiful quilt. I love the moon and sunset pictures!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    have you ever considered international adoption of a slightly older than newborn american girl? i'm potty trained and can cook. :wink:
    LMAO!! <wiping off coffee from monitor>

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    Izy!! Stop yacking your jaw here and start sewing!!!

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    Izy, don't know why it took you so long to get motivated to do the other half. This quilt is gorgeous! You inspire me (although I doubt if I'm ready to take on a project this big!) I love your flying geese border and your swag border. You have a wonderful artistic sense!

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    Great choice for a first quilt.You must have learned lots along the way. I 'm eager to see what #2 is like. It sure puts my #1 to shame.
    That view is wonderful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harmony
    Izy, don't know why it took you so long to get motivated to do the other half. This quilt is gorgeous! You inspire me (although I doubt if I'm ready to take on a project this big!) I love your flying geese border and your swag border. You have a wonderful artistic sense!
    Harmony....I have been doing 'other' projects...namely the Clematis wallhanging for my mum and recently the crumb block quilt etc...... :lol: :lol:

    I was waiting for quilting thread to come back from the U.K. as I am using a random thread and got into a panic as I was running out....so I mentally switched off from it for a while and enjoyed working on something else, but now I am trying not to get tempted by any of the other wonderful patterns and quilting ideas that I see on here- hence the title of the topic... :lol: :lol:

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    Beautiful quilt! It sure makes my first one look like a first-grader made it ... Way to go!
    And I loved the pictures of your area, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izy
    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    have you ever considered international adoption of a slightly older than newborn american girl? i'm potty trained and can cook. :wink:
    Sure Patrice.....maybe we can do a 'swap'...as long as I can hop over to Alaska too!!!! :D :D - hey you hear all the time about people doing house swapping....just imagine...exchanging houses, otherside of the world but still being able to quilt...as long as you don't mind using my machine that is - Oh and it has its own table on wheels and you can just take it outside and stitch in the warm sunshine..then wheel it into the outdoor summer lounge, if you get too hot!!!! :lol: :lol: ...You tempted then?????????
    Izy there was a movie on that some time ago.. Also the author Maeve Binchy wrote a book called Tara Road about house swapping.. hmm could be fun!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izy
    Harmony....I have been doing 'other' projects...namely the Clematis wallhanging for my mum and recently the crumb block quilt etc...... :lol: :lol:
    I finally got back to my crumb blocks over the weekend!! I am making 60 6" square blocks!! I must be out of my mind!!! I have 23 left to complete. Then I have to figure out if that is enough to do what I'm thinking I want to do or if I have to make more!! ahhh but as nuts as they are to make they are a great way to use up all the scraps!!! I love making them, especially when I want to work on something that doesn't require much thinking :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilting Aggi
    Quote Originally Posted by Izy
    Harmony....I have been doing 'other' projects...namely the Clematis wallhanging for my mum and recently the crumb block quilt etc...... :lol: :lol:
    I finally got back to my crumb blocks over the weekend!! I am making 60 6" square blocks!! I must be out of my mind!!! I have 23 left to complete. Then I have to figure out if that is enough to do what I'm thinking I want to do or if I have to make more!! ahhh but as nuts as they are to make they are a great way to use up all the scraps!!! I love making them, especially when I want to work on something that doesn't require much thinking :)
    I couldn't agree more...these are great stress relievers as you don't have to 'think' too much about making them...as apart from the outer edges being squared up...anything goes!!lol!! Post some pictures so we can see yours please :D

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    The quilt is beautiful. I would definately want to finish it, it's gorgeous.

    Kyia

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    have you ever considered international adoption of a slightly older than newborn american girl? i'm potty trained and can cook. :wink:
    Izy - I will send my application too - I also speak Spanish. Its been a few years but I am sure it will come back to me, I miss speaking it lots.

    And cook - who needs to "cook" over there with the amazing bread, fresh tomatoes and out of this world olive oil :!: But I can cook and love doing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Missi
    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    have you ever considered international adoption of a slightly older than newborn american girl? i'm potty trained and can cook. :wink:
    Izy - I will send my application too - I also speak Spanish. Its been a few years but I am sure it will come back to me, I miss speaking it lots.

    And cook - who needs to "cook" over there with the amazing bread, fresh tomatoes and out of this world olive oil :!: But I can cook and love doing it.
    Buenas Tardes Missi,

    Cuando tu estas visitando Espana? Tu es muy bienvenidos a quedarme pronto!!
    Lo siento si no entiendes porque yo estoy estudiando espanol ahora y necesito practicar mucho para improvar!!

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