What's stopping you??

What's stopping you??

Post by Sunn » Fri, 07 Aug 2009 06:53:01



In the discussion about templates, I've gotten a couple of emails from
folks saying "I would never even consider a pattern that has curves."
At about the same time, I found this amazingly beautiful pattern that
I wanted for my summer bed quilt but the third paragraph in said this:
"Cut 159 sets of A and B and 1100 pieces of each C and D."  I swear,
it said cut more than 1,000 of each of two LITTLE pieces and then sew
them together. (This is for a queen sized quilt) I love that quilt but
I will never consider a pattern that has hundreds, never mind
thousands of pieces to cut and sew.

Got me to thinking, we've each got our stopping point, the deal
breaker that keeps us from ever starting a quilt even if we love it.

So what's your deal breaker? I told you mine -- I'm scared of all the
pieces to cut and just know I would never finish cutting, never mind
putting them together.

Let's hear all the deal breakers. This should be fun. (BEG)

Sunny

 
 
 

What's stopping you??

Post by Joann » Fri, 07 Aug 2009 08:19:59


I think I'm with you Sunny anything that says you needs thousands of
pieces. Although on the other side if someone just said starting cutting
and keep going till you have enough I might consider it. I thinks it's
just a mental block. One I would like to do a charm quilt or chinese
coins and they can take lots and lots. My other is the double wedding
ring. Way too many curves and although I like that pattern I don't
"love" it. So I'll leave it to those that don't mind it at all. I like
simple for myself and I'm glad there are others out there that can
tackal complicated patterns.
Just my two cents
Joanna
Quote:

> In the discussion about templates, I've gotten a couple of emails from
> folks saying "I would never even consider a pattern that has curves."
> At about the same time, I found this amazingly beautiful pattern that
> I wanted for my summer bed quilt but the third paragraph in said this:
> "Cut 159 sets of A and B and 1100 pieces of each C and D."  I swear,
> it said cut more than 1,000 of each of two LITTLE pieces and then sew
> them together. (This is for a queen sized quilt) I love that quilt but
> I will never consider a pattern that has hundreds, never mind
> thousands of pieces to cut and sew.

> Got me to thinking, we've each got our stopping point, the deal
> breaker that keeps us from ever starting a quilt even if we love it.

> So what's your deal breaker? I told you mine -- I'm scared of all the
> pieces to cut and just know I would never finish cutting, never mind
> putting them together.

> Let's hear all the deal breakers. This should be fun. (BEG)

> Sunny


 
 
 

What's stopping you??

Post by Michelle C » Fri, 07 Aug 2009 08:55:27


Quote:

> In the discussion about templates, I've gotten a couple of emails from
> folks saying "I would never even consider a pattern that has curves."
> At about the same time, I found this amazingly beautiful pattern that
> I wanted for my summer bed quilt but the third paragraph in said this:
> "Cut 159 sets of A and B and 1100 pieces of each C and D."  I swear,
> it said cut more than 1,000 of each of two LITTLE pieces and then sew
> them together. (This is for a queen sized quilt) I love that quilt but
> I will never consider a pattern that has hundreds, never mind
> thousands of pieces to cut and sew.

> Got me to thinking, we've each got our stopping point, the deal
> breaker that keeps us from ever starting a quilt even if we love it.

> So what's your deal breaker? I told you mine -- I'm scared of all the
> pieces to cut and just know I would never finish cutting, never mind
> putting them together.

> Let's hear all the deal breakers. This should be fun. (BEG)

> Sunny

The deal-breaker for me is that I will never make a quilt where every
block is the same.  Don't get me wrong, I think those quilts are
beautiful.  However, the fun for me is seeing different fabrics play
together.  So even on my color controlled quilts, every block is
different--only the background fabric is the same.

Best regards,
Michelle in Nevada, USA

P.S.  I love curved piece quilts--but I have to hand-piece them.

 
 
 

What's stopping you??

Post by Trixi » Fri, 07 Aug 2009 10:51:06


I haven't made many quilts with curves, but that doesn't stop me.

Any pattern with lots of little pieces stops me, both because I don't
particularly want to cut out all those tiny pieces, and also because they
don't seem as "soft" afterwards (possibly a psychological issue of mine). It
just seems like all those extra seams detract from the softness.

Trixie


Quote:
> In the discussion about templates, I've gotten a couple of emails from
> folks saying "I would never even consider a pattern that has curves."
> At about the same time, I found this amazingly beautiful pattern that
> I wanted for my summer bed quilt but the third paragraph in said this:
> "Cut 159 sets of A and B and 1100 pieces of each C and D."  I swear,
> it said cut more than 1,000 of each of two LITTLE pieces and then sew
> them together. (This is for a queen sized quilt) I love that quilt but
> I will never consider a pattern that has hundreds, never mind
> thousands of pieces to cut and sew.

> Got me to thinking, we've each got our stopping point, the deal
> breaker that keeps us from ever starting a quilt even if we love it.

> So what's your deal breaker? I told you mine -- I'm scared of all the
> pieces to cut and just know I would never finish cutting, never mind
> putting them together.

> Let's hear all the deal breakers. This should be fun. (BEG)

> Sunny

 
 
 

What's stopping you??

Post by Betty Evan » Fri, 07 Aug 2009 10:58:24


Applique stops me.

Betty

 
 
 

What's stopping you??

Post by mary » Fri, 07 Aug 2009 11:12:43


ditto

--
Mary
http://community.webshots.com/user/mardor1948?vhost=community

Quote:
> Applique stops me.

> Betty

 
 
 

What's stopping you??

Post by Leslie& The Furbabies in MO » Fri, 07 Aug 2009 12:04:53


Fear.  I have the most beautiful quilts locked up tight in my mind.  But
when I try to translate them into sketches and fabric they never turn out
quite the way I've pictured them.  So, I have a bunch of UFOs that are
disappointments.  Don't get me wrong... I finish lots of quilts.  But the
really wonderful ones I design in my mind.  And there they stay.

Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.


Quote:
> In the discussion about templates, I've gotten a couple of emails from
> folks saying "I would never even consider a pattern that has curves."
> At about the same time, I found this amazingly beautiful pattern that
> I wanted for my summer bed quilt but the third paragraph in said this:
> "Cut 159 sets of A and B and 1100 pieces of each C and D."  I swear,
> it said cut more than 1,000 of each of two LITTLE pieces and then sew
> them together. (This is for a queen sized quilt) I love that quilt but
> I will never consider a pattern that has hundreds, never mind
> thousands of pieces to cut and sew.

> Got me to thinking, we've each got our stopping point, the deal
> breaker that keeps us from ever starting a quilt even if we love it.

> So what's your deal breaker? I told you mine -- I'm scared of all the
> pieces to cut and just know I would never finish cutting, never mind
> putting them together.

> Let's hear all the deal breakers. This should be fun. (BEG)

> Sunny

 
 
 

What's stopping you??

Post by J* » Fri, 07 Aug 2009 12:15:47


from replys i've read so far i wish i could somehow show curves and applique
is not hard to do.
curves can be done in 3D and there are so many ways to do applique at least
one of those will work for most people.
i wish were younger and stronger.
i'd visit with each person long enough to see if i can help them figure it
all out.
i love both curves and applique.
anything is possible with a little help from your friends.
well with quilting anyhow.
j.
<who needs energy>

"Sunny"  wrote ...
 <snipped>

Got me to thinking, we've each got our stopping point, the deal
breaker that keeps us from ever starting a quilt even if we love it.

So what's your deal breaker? I told you mine -- I'm scared of all the
pieces to cut and just know I would never finish cutting, never mind
putting them together.

Let's hear all the deal breakers. This should be fun. (BEG)

Sunny

 
 
 

What's stopping you??

Post by Sherr » Fri, 07 Aug 2009 13:08:12



Quote:
> In the discussion about templates, I've gotten a couple of emails from
> folks saying "I would never even consider a pattern that has curves."
> At about the same time, I found this amazingly beautiful pattern that
> I wanted for my summer bed quilt but the third paragraph in said this:
> "Cut 159 sets of A and B and 1100 pieces of each C and D." ?I swear,
> it said cut more than 1,000 of each of two LITTLE pieces and then sew
> them together. (This is for a queen sized quilt) I love that quilt but
> I will never consider a pattern that has hundreds, never mind
> thousands of pieces to cut and sew.

> Got me to thinking, we've each got our stopping point, the deal
> breaker that keeps us from ever starting a quilt even if we love it.

> So what's your deal breaker? I told you mine -- I'm scared of all the
> pieces to cut and just know I would never finish cutting, never mind
> putting them together.

> Let's hear all the deal breakers. This should be fun. (BEG)

> Sunny

Same deal-breaker here. Lots of tiny pieces intimidate me. And
like Trixie, I have a psychological issue -- I have it in my head
the quilt won't be as soft, and will be difficult to hand-quilt with
so many seams so close together.
But after seeing Roberta's beautiful ***y-tiny s***quilts, I
might have to reconsider. :-)

Sherry

 
 
 

What's stopping you??

Post by J* » Fri, 07 Aug 2009 13:18:17


Betty,
what bit with applique stops you?
please be specific.
j.

Quote:
"Betty Evans" wrote...

Applique stops me.

Betty

 
 
 

What's stopping you??

Post by J* » Fri, 07 Aug 2009 13:19:19


Mary,
...and which bit of applique stops you?
j.

Quote:
"maryd"  wrote...

ditto
Quote:
"Betty Evans" wrote...
> Applique stops me.

> Betty

 
 
 

What's stopping you??

Post by J* » Fri, 07 Aug 2009 13:21:16


Michelle,
hand piecing is a bother because?
j.

Quote:
"Michelle C." wrote...

The deal-breaker for me is that I will never make a quilt where every
block is the same.  Don't get me wrong, I think those quilts are
beautiful.  However, the fun for me is seeing different fabrics play
together.  So even on my color controlled quilts, every block is
different--only the background fabric is the same.

Best regards,
Michelle in Nevada, USA

P.S.  I love curved piece quilts--but I have to hand-piece them.

Quote:

> In the discussion about templates, I've gotten a couple of emails from
> folks saying "I would never even consider a pattern that has curves."
> At about the same time, I found this amazingly beautiful pattern that
> I wanted for my summer bed quilt but the third paragraph in said this:
> "Cut 159 sets of A and B and 1100 pieces of each C and D."  I swear,
> it said cut more than 1,000 of each of two LITTLE pieces and then sew
> them together. (This is for a queen sized quilt) I love that quilt but
> I will never consider a pattern that has hundreds, never mind
> thousands of pieces to cut and sew.

> Got me to thinking, we've each got our stopping point, the deal
> breaker that keeps us from ever starting a quilt even if we love it.

> So what's your deal breaker? I told you mine -- I'm scared of all the
> pieces to cut and just know I would never finish cutting, never mind
> putting them together.

> Let's hear all the deal breakers. This should be fun. (BEG)

> Sunny

 
 
 

What's stopping you??

Post by Polly Esthe » Fri, 07 Aug 2009 13:25:34


What's stopping me?   Just all kinds of repetitious chores.  They keep
sending me bills - knowing  full well that I am retired and don't want to be
bothered.  You vacuum the floors and wash the dishes and next week it all
has to be done again.
    Everybody thinks you need to wear clothes.  Clean clothes.
    Exercise.  Sleeping.  Eating.  Friends.  Enemies.  Ringing telephones.
    Flossing, filling the hummingbird feeders, making pedicure appointments
for the gators.
    The list is endless.  What's stopping me?   Lots.  It's a wonder that I
manage at all to quilt.  And - to those of you who are 'working' mamas or
caring for elderly loved ones or writing or teaching and sharing, I don't
know how you manage at all.  But!   I salute you.
    God bless all of us who manage to make warm and wonderful quilts to hug
and love others.  In the beginning, God created.  Somehow, some way, so do
we.  Polly
 
 
 

What's stopping you??

Post by mary » Fri, 07 Aug 2009 13:28:44


I just don't like it.  I prefer paper piecing at the moment.  What kind of
piecing do you do?   I haven't seen many photos of your work.

--
Mary
http://community.webshots.com/user/mardor1948?vhost=community

Quote:
> Mary,
> ...and which bit of applique stops you?
> j.

> "maryd"  wrote...
> ditto

> "Betty Evans" wrote...
>> Applique stops me.

>> Betty

 
 
 

What's stopping you??

Post by J* » Fri, 07 Aug 2009 13:54:53


nothing of late.
i dont have a camera and ds who has a cellphone camera is working 12 hrs 5
days a week and sometimes working the 6th day at his previous job to help
out as they are  now short of staff with him gone and he didnt give much
notice as this job came up on short notice.
gawd, that was a long sentence.
i just forget when someone is around to take a pix.
i thot when you replied you meant that applique was hard to do.
i now get that you just dont like it. different strokes, eh.
j.

Quote:
"maryd" wrote...

I just don't like it.  I prefer paper piecing at the moment.  What kind of
piecing do you do?   I haven't seen many photos of your work.
--
Mary
http://community.webshots.com/user/mardor1948?vhost=community