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Complex quilt designs
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Date: 10/17/13 10:25 PM



You see, I am such a sucker for stuff like this. I know these are quilts I can make but one can only have so many on their docket at once. I already have three Judy Niemeyer patterns, Dear Jane, another Kim McLean pattern Stars and Sprigs... I think there may be others too, oh yeah... this lovely project.
... I need need to have some one to tell me to stop! If I can't have the sewing machine of my dreams, I guess I can afford these patterns.


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Date: 10/17/13 10:34 PM

Oh I would at least get the patterns, you never know in a few years you may have sometime to do these. They are beautiful Warbler. Go for it!

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Date: 10/17/13 11:35 PM

Ooooo I LOVE these!

What is the harm in collecting patterns? Just because you really love them??

Think of how many garment sewers collect patterns. I have quite a few myself and I simply will NOT part with any of them. I did once, and I DEEPLY regret it.

NO comparison between the cost of a machine and the cost of a pattern. So stick up! Then you will HAVE it in your hand when the moment strikes you to use it!

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Date: 10/18/13 5:04 AM

What breathtaking quilts. Do you really want to be saved from yourself? Where's the fun in that?

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Date: 10/18/13 5:11 AM

I'm right there with you I love these. But they are a lot of work as I found out with my Orchard project that is still unfinished. I love Kim's stuff. I still have Celestial Dream to do.
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Date: 10/18/13 5:33 AM

I like this one

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Date: 10/18/13 5:53 AM

omg all are just amazing! Yes get the patterns for when you've less on your plate!! What if they quit making these down the road?? *pfft* patterns are nothing cost wise compared to machines :-)

I'm in love with the Hexies and Diamonds one! Not yet and not for the next couple years as I hope to hone in on what type quilts I like to make, and this complex would take me years to even cut. Next year I bet you would start on one of these IF you had the patterns!

Nope, not going to stop you on these


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Date: 10/18/13 10:20 AM

This crazy analogy just came to me. Please don't anyone take offense.

Quilts like that, to me, are like babies. They are beautiful, I love them, I appreciate them, I love looking at them, I am glad there are people in the world that want to make them. But I have never, not even the slightest inkling, ever had the urge to make one myself.

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Date: 10/18/13 10:37 AM

LOL! I am certainly not offended.

There are all KINDS of beautiful quilts I love to look at but have no desire to even consider making.

And babies have a habit of growing into TEENAGERS!

Don't blame you ONE BIT for not wanting that special joy either

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Date: 10/18/13 10:53 AM

Not offended either, quilts like that are a lot of work, a lot of energy, a lot of decisions, a lot of time and can be a lot of money. I learned that doing Orchard which of course still isn't finished. One thing about these type quilts when ever I get around to working on Celestial dream is to do a design with blocks or borders, so you have some sense of accomplishment when you finish a block or a border piece, really Celestial dream is just a series of applique borders, so you could really stop at any time and design around them. Orchard was a whole cloth quilt so it isn't finished till it's finished. And the thought of sewing around all those pieces is overwhelming. I think the only way that I will ever finish it is to go around the shapes roughly with a small zigzag stitch with clear thread. I'm honestly amazed I got as far with it as I did. And will probably really think twice about doing something like it for a while. My next applique piece will probably be the Lori Smith folk art designs and then maybe another Edytar Sitar pattern. Her shapes are simple and easy to sew around. But I love the part about picking the fabrics for all the elements. Think that's why I'm drawn to these type of quilt projects.
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