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Friday, March 2, 2012

A Quilting Like

 I find that finishing a project is one of the best things I like about quilting. You hear a lot of quilters talk about their UFO's. Growing up I was taught to always finish what you start.  I started this scrappy double Irish Chain last June when I revamped my sewing room.  I spent most of the summer cutting and sewing together these blocks from all the scraps I had saved in a large Rubbermaid tote.





I started hand quilting it right after Thanksgiving.  I really think if you break down a project and set small goals anything is possible. I really like that it is finished and I can move on to a new project.

9 comments:

  1. so nice to be finished with your quilt. I too like to finish what I start - I have too many quilt tops waiting in line though - I have to do better at finishing before I start more but I always want to start more!! LOL
    Karen

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    1. I have three in progress now. I like to have something to hand stitch, something to piece and usually something to quilt. It keeps me from starting anymore when I have a variety of techniques to choose from.

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  2. I love your Irish Chain, Carla, and your quilting is lovely. Thanks for the second pic to see it better! I think you are very disciplined to be able to start and finish a quilt like that. That's more discipline than I ever know or have! lol I'm one of those with dozens of ufo's.....mostly tops, just needing to be quilted!

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  3. i agree with you about breaking down a project into small goals. when i do that i don't feel so overwhelmed with the entirety of the project and each goal met becomes a worthy accomplishment until, before i know it, i have a finished quilt!

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    1. Yeah, it is a great moment when it all comes together!

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  4. It's a beautiful quilt, Carla! I bet you slept well under it. :)

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  5. After reading your comments, I'm picking up my quilt that I've been quilting forever!! Thanks for the words of encouragement......Your quilting is beautiful as well as the quilt itself.

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    1. I am glad that your back tackling your quilt. I put check marks on a calendar to help me track my progress and gave myself some free days.

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  6. Beautiful work. A good idea, thanks for charing.

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