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Thread: No Pain No Gain Crazy Quilt

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    I started this project about 7-10 days ago, about 6-8 hours a day. I was going through a tough time with my MS and could not concentrate on anything so I decided to leave all my sewing/quilting projects aside and started using my scraps to create a crazy quilt.

    I have very little experience sewing let alone quilting and I figured the safest thing to do sewing wise was to use scraps and just start sewing. This helped me tremendously to be able to move forward with this episode of MS. My spending all this time concentrating on getting this done helped me tremendously get over this episode.

    I figure with the Lord on my side what could go wrong and anyway it helped me concentrate on what I was attempting to do. It also helped me pass the nights I could not sleep or during the day.

    I surpised myself at how well it came out. This is my very first quilt top which is about regular King size. I had planned to just start sewing and make a child size one but just kept on sewing while having this episode.

    Now I have to find material for the border and backing. I'm thinking it will be a double sided crazy quilt.........well one side will be a crazy quilt. Not sure what the back material will be yet. I also am thinking of embellishing this top with various types of stitiches. Guess I'll be experimenting with smaller pieces first though to see if that will work out.

    I really need to get back to my committments though for blocks for our guild for charity which we give to displaced children taken from there homes.

    I'm pleased with how it turned out and shocked myself. There are a couple things I need to fix on it but not a big deal.

    Well got to go to bed it's going on 1:30 a.m. here.

    Hope you enjoy viewing my very first attempt at quilting.
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    Holy Cow, that is awesome. You did a fabulous job. I love scrappy.

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    That is amazing, what a wonderful job you did.

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    Nice job.

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    Oh how fun!! Great job!

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    great work, and feel better soon.

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    I like that. One day I should try that. Thank you for sharing with us. Hope your MS eases up so that you can concentrate on your quilting. :)

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    Beautiful crazy quilt. Glad that you found something to help you through the bad patch. Would like to see some closups when you have embroidered it.
    Pippa

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    Wow! I love it! Sure hope you feel better soon!

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    That is one gorgeous crazy quilt!! Hope the ms slows down!!

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    Fantastic scrappy

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    Fantastic scrappy

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    Love your quilt. Hope you are feeling better soon.!

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    I love it. Don't let your obligations interfere with your pleasure in quilting.

    I have completed over 400 quilts, but I do "crumb" blocks when I am not ready to work on anything tricky. I don't know how you do yours, but i find I can do them more easily with a foundation of some sort. At present, I am using 'dead' sheets, cut into squares. Sometimes, I use batting scraps for the foundation. Mine usually turn into charity quilts. Sometimes I make large half square triangle sub-blocks with plain fabric for the other half and make oversized stars etc. with those.

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    what a happy quilt ,it will sure make someone feel very special.Great job

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    I love it! Hope your feeling better!

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    I am loving this crazy quilt, it is amazing what a pile of scraps can be. You did a fantastic job. Do hope you are better.

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    I really love your quilt............. so bright and cheery!

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    That is wonderful looking! Great job. Feel better soon!

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    I love it!! I think you did an awesome job!

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    I really need to get back to my committments though for blocks for our guild for charity which we give to displaced children taken from there homes.
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    Please try to find a way to get their names to put on the quilts. I've heard that a lot of less than nice temporary homes keep such things when they like them, saying it was given to them for any kid who was in their home.
    If a confused and frightened kid had his/her own quilt to take with him/her all the time it would give them a sense of someone holding them with love.

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    That's a great quilt..hope you feel better soon !!

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    It turned out gorgeous. I hope you are doing better again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramona Byrd
    Please try to find a way to get their names to put on the quilts. I've heard that a lot of less than nice temporary homes keep such things when they like them, saying it was given to them for any kid who was in their home.
    If a confused and frightened kid had his/her own quilt to take with him/her all the time it would give them a sense of someone holding them with love.
    How sad that someone would do something like that, the kids have so little to call their own and what a scary time it must be for them.

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    Wow, you sure did make a pretty quilt. King size? Amazing!!!!!

    Kat

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