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Here are some details about my project:
Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Classic, Hipster, Casual, Traditional
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What materials did you use? Lake Blues and Greens cotton prints, with cotton ivory sashing and border. Queen Size Quilt

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What are you most proud of? I love free motion style quilting. It's creative and relaxing. I was going to do "ruler work" on this quilt, but perhaps changed my mind. We'll see. Its just first day on this quilt. First Row is Done! I took quite a lot of photos today, and if you don't mind I'll make another post "More First Day Photos," so you can see the improv squares--they turned cool. Thanks for checking in on me.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Every job has a beginning, a middle and a end. The "end" is always fun, but the beginning and middle are all about learning. I finished assembly of this quilt yesterday, and already I am thinking about my next two quilts. I'm a crazy person. Are you a crazy person too?

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Oh, wow! Shoestring, your progress is simply mind-boggling! I've looked at all three postings about this quilt and I'm blown away at the fluidity in your transition from one form to another. It's like water in a small stream moving along now swiftly, now slowly, sliding around rocks and twigs, swirling in little eddies, tumbling over small falls, and singing a little burbling song as it goes. Makes me smile. :)

08/07/2013 Flag

Hi 2strings. Thanks for the beautiful words! As I read your words I saw the stream in my mind. You write so well. You're such a wonderful friend. Lov ya.

08/09/2013 Flag

You are not alone, Shoestring - I'm a crazy person as well! I was working on TWO quilts simultaneously, but in my mind I was already figuring out the next two quilts to make. But this quilt is crazy, crazy good! I love the colors, and your quilting looks wonderful and complements the overall design of your pieced top. This is a beautiful quilt, and I would love to see more pics, especially of the full quilt once it's completely quilted. :-) :-) :-)

08/08/2013 Flag

Hi QuiltDude, you crazy dude. OMG, working on two quilt simultaneously? Have you finished them both? Would like to see them. Please tell us more.

08/09/2013 Flag

Oh my goodness you aren't alone in the crazy quilting department. I too am working on multiple projects at once and have 2 more that I'm planning fabric for. I love how you've done each block differently, and I can't wait to see your finished project. Excellent work and thanks for sharing it with us.

08/08/2013 Flag

Hi there RachieLee. Thanks for your note about my quilt. Where is the Crazy Quilting Department located? I'd like to sign up as a full time member. Ha. Ha.

08/09/2013 Flag

Thank you for sharing all of your gorgeous work. Each morning I check into Craftsy to see what has been posted. This habit motivates and inspired me to fulfill my need to quilt. Yes, it has become an addiction like many others have expressed. I'm not prolific like you, but yesterday I felt pretty proud to have figured out how to thread and use this 2,000 yard spool of thread that I bought by mistake. Each day is a new challenge, Ruby, here I come. (She's my machine.)

10/09/2013 Flag