What's stopping you??

What's stopping you??

Post by Sand » Fri, 14 Aug 2009 07:04:13



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> The deal-breaker for me is paper-piecing, which I simply despise
> doing!

> I'm a bit surprised that there are so many not willing to work on
> quilts with a bunch of little bitty pieces.  I personally find that
> sort of piecing very relaxing, and am currently working on a quilt
> with 72 -- yep, 72! -- pieces in each 12" block.  The smallest bits
> are 1" squares, and the largest are 2" squares, and there are a flock
> of half-square triangles.  There will be 81 blocks, so it will be a
> large quilt.  I do everything by hand -- piecing, quilting, and
> binding --  and will stitch-in-the-ditch, so it's a good thing I'm not
> in a great hurry!

LOL! Mary, I've just finished the central portion of a small quilt for
our local challenge. That center is 12" (finished) and has 320 pieces in
it. <G> I still need to add the borders.

 Last night I also finished a sample block that I was fortunate enough
to have been able to do as a test for Marsha McCloskey's newest book.
That 16" feathered star block has -- if I've counted correctly -- 133
pieces.

Both were loads of fun. Oh, and I love paper piecing, though I also love
"regular" piecing and am trying to learn to love appliqu . <G>

--
Sandy in Henderson, near Las Vegas
sw.foster1 (at) gmail (dot) com (remove/change the obvious)
http://www.sandymike.net

 
 
 

What's stopping you??

Post by Robert » Fri, 14 Aug 2009 21:00:27


Pat, I'm here for you! ;-)
Roberta in D

On Wed, 12 Aug 2009 12:04:17 -0400, "Pat in ***ia"

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>Interesting question. At first I thought "Nothing!" because I am not afraid
>of tackling new or different techniques. There is something that does stop
>me though: guilt! I sometimes think of a really fun or challenging quilt to
>make but feel guilty about not finishing certain UFO, or not making a quilt
>for a favorite person. I need to clear out* those UFOs that are holding me
>back. Then maybe I could make a new and fun quilt ... perhaps even giving
>those to my favorite people!! (*By clear out I mean that I need to let them
>go to another quilter or repurpose the parts; this does not mean I have to
>FINISH in the original form those projects that no longer interest me.)
>PAT



>...cut...
>> 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 » Sat, 15 Aug 2009 03:58:26


Hi Pat,

I recently sold an unfinished medallion quilt top on ebay.  It was a
beautiful top created in a round robin.  We got creative with that one,
and instead of starting our own centers and sending the top around, we
started tops for others in the group.  Well, although the top I got was
incredible, the colors simply didn't appeal and I could never bring
myself to finish it.  However, somebody on ebay loved it and bought it,
so now that quilt top will finally get the attention it deserves.

Best regards,
Michelle in Nevada

Quote:

> Interesting question. At first I thought "Nothing!" because I am not afraid
> of tackling new or different techniques. There is something that does stop
> me though: guilt! I sometimes think of a really fun or challenging quilt to
> make but feel guilty about not finishing certain UFO, or not making a quilt
> for a favorite person. I need to clear out* those UFOs that are holding me
> back. Then maybe I could make a new and fun quilt ... perhaps even giving
> those to my favorite people!! (*By clear out I mean that I need to let them
> go to another quilter or repurpose the parts; this does not mean I have to
> FINISH in the original form those projects that no longer interest me.)
> PAT



> ...cut...
>> 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 » Sat, 15 Aug 2009 04:00:20


Quote:

> The deal-breaker for me is paper-piecing, which I simply despise
> doing!

> I'm a bit surprised that there are so many not willing to work on
> quilts with a bunch of little bitty pieces.  I personally find that
> sort of piecing very relaxing, and am currently working on a quilt
> with 72 -- yep, 72! -- pieces in each 12" block.  The smallest bits
> are 1" squares, and the largest are 2" squares, and there are a flock
> of half-square triangles.  There will be 81 blocks, so it will be a
> large quilt.  I do everything by hand -- piecing, quilting, and
> binding --  and will stitch-in-the-ditch, so it's a good thing I'm not
> in a great hurry!

You know, Mary, I'm with you.  I've tried to do all the wonderful things
with the sewing machine that so many people on RTCQ do, but I'm coming
to the conclusion that I much prefer hand-piecing and hand-quilting.

Best regards,
Michelle in Nevada