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Old 01-14-2010, 12:54 PM   #1
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Default Whhaaat? Does nobody quilt around here?

Just checkin' since there aren't any posts in here!

I asked my mom to make me a quilt for my wedding anniversary but of course she's roped me into "helping", which sorta defeats the point of asking her to make it! I was very good and didn't pick a pattern with 10,000 tiny pieces, hee. I do enjoy quilting but I have a 2.5-month-old baby, and yesterday was the first time I'd even turned on my sewing machine in like 4 months.

I saw the loveliest pink and brown fabric set in the Joann newsletter that came in the mail this week, and now I'm fighting the mad urge to go buy some and make another quilt for myself... but I'm resisting.

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Old 01-14-2010, 01:00 PM   #2
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You have more willpower than I do. My 3 girls (8, 10 & 13) each have several quilts now. Someday I'll have to figure out what to do with them. Whenever they have a new favorite color, it is our chance to make another new quilt.

I'm hoping we are not the only quilters here!
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I like do ing T-shirt quilts since my husband wardrobe consits mainly of band t-shirts and that is the only way I can lay one to rest. I am also taking outfits that are special from my DD or parts of them and will be making a quilt for her out of them. It will be like a baby book she can use. Since we are military I have made her one and will be doing another "I- spy" quilt. I used pictures of the family so that she would know who they are even though we don't get to be around them tat often.
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Old 01-14-2010, 05:48 PM   #4
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I wouldn't have as much willpower if I didn't have so many projects already waiting for me. Alas! DD's birthday is next week and I haven't yet finished the flannel PJs I started like in Sept... I have her little brother to blame but still. At least I can quit the maternity skirt project now.

I made DD a flannel quilt for her bed last year.... from start to finish it dragged on for about a year (in part because I couldn't find any green that was *just right*).

Phiasmom -- Hah, good plan with the tshirts. Most of my DH's just have to fall apart at the seams before he'll let me toss 'em.
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I like do ing T-shirt quilts since my husband wardrobe consits mainly of band t-shirts and that is the only way I can lay one to rest. I am also taking outfits that are special from my DD or parts of them and will be making a quilt for her out of them. It will be like a baby book she can use. Since we are military I have made her one and will be doing another "I- spy" quilt. I used pictures of the family so that she would know who they are even though we don't get to be around them tat often.
I do t-shirt quilts too! It is also the only way I can get DH to stop wearing his shirts. I've made them as graduation presents for quite a few people now. I just finished (well nearly finished, I still need to handstitch the binding) a photo quilt that has pictures of my daughter and husband that I made them for father's day. I am halfway through handquilting a sunflower quilt that I made for myself. I finished the top of a sheep quilt for my daughter, it's twin size, so I have quite a while to finish it before we'll have any need.
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I have dabbled in quilting al ittle bit but I do more pillows as gifts than blankets as blankets are to time consuming for me and now that I have a new baby at home I have not turned my machine on in what seems like forever, with that said I need to get on the ball as I want to make my nother in law a quilt for Christmas with the help of all my girls and I know me it will take me 11 months to finish it.
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I'm a beginner quilter. I've only made rag quilts for my King sized bed. They are so easy and quick.
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a king sized rag quilt sounds awesome! do you have any pictures?
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I have a quilt I made years ago. I sent all close friend & family members a square to decorate. After they all sent them back, I sewed them together. It's a beautiful blanket & memory from that time. Wish I could do it yearly!
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My friend just referred me to this site. Quilting was my passion, but it has sort of fell by the wayside this year. I only made one baby quilt in 2009. I need to make two baby quilts in 2010, one for my baby that's due in April and one for my cousin who is just waiting for her daughter's adoption to finalize.

I have done several types of quilts in the past. I really love paper piecing, though it is really time consuming. I also have about 70 blocks done on a Dear Jane quilt. I am not a fan of repros, so am doing it in jewel tones on a black background. I just need to get back at it!

I mainly like to do wall hangings and baby quilts since it is so hard to quilt a full size quilt on my regular machine. I would love to take up long arm quilting, but I don't have the money for that just yet.

I have two full size quilt tops that I've needed to quilt for at least two years. I keep saying I'm going to get with it while my son is at preschool, but started in September and the most work I've done is taking one of them off the hanger and laying it on the bed to admire it.

I'm hoping joining this forum will motivate me to get back into quilting.
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