The Quilters will love this

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by wildebeast, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. wildebeast

    wildebeast New Egg

    Dec 7, 2008
    My wife quilts, so to please her I would make a quilt.

    First block of my sailboat quilt went great. Sewed the first row and I was on a roll. Then my fabric started to disappear, had to hunt for my scissors, cutting board and roller cutter every time I found the time to work on another block.

    Then reality set in and I realized that when the pattern said 1/4 inch seam it really meant 1/4 inch. The second row was a pull and stretch and anything else I could do to get the points to line up. By this time me wife had used all my fabric and took over on the quilt.

    I then went from a bed quilt down to a wall hanger and from there to a table runner. I am now working on a coaster to set my glass on. It does not work for 2 people in the same house to quilt.

    By the way, we try to go to the Sisters, Oregon quilt show every couple of years and it is well worth the trip.

  2. baldie

    baldie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2008
    Douglas, MA
    Where's the pics!! LOL!!![​IMG]
  3. FrontPorchIndiana

    FrontPorchIndiana Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2008

    Hey, at least you can make a coaster.
  4. Zookeeper9000

    Zookeeper9000 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 1, 2008
    Gladstone MI
    No no no that is just wrong. Get your items together and engrave your name on them, the rules of a shared quiling household is that if you catch the other one with your tools with out permission they have to buy you a new fabric for your stash or give up one out of their stash.

    It is just wrong to borrow forever someone elses material or tools.

    Welcome and thanks for sharing. Glad to see you boys quilting and sewing with us gals.
  5. eggchel

    eggchel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Dec 26, 2006
    Both Coasts
    Quote:I love the Stitchin' Post Quilt shop in Sisters!! I go every year when Im visiting family in the area but I havent been about to get to the big quilt show yet. Im hoping to make it next year.

    Welcome to BYC.

  6. smom1976

    smom1976 too many projects too little time!

    May 2, 2008
    Pensacola, FL
    so how do I get my DH to do that.. I think that would be neat..

    It might just have to be a trade off.. quilting for hunting..

    or soapmaking for hunting.. or scrapbooking for hunting...

    does anyone see a pattern???


    Way to be an awsome husband....
  7. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    I am so impressed that you wanted to make a quilt! WTG!!!! [​IMG]

    My DH is very good at baking. He made a carrot cake with dates and walnuts in it and cream cheese icing last night. I am having a piece now with my coffee. YUMMM! [​IMG] He wants a Kitchenaid mixer fro Christmas. I hope santa comes through cause that will mean he will bake some more! YAY!!! [​IMG]
  8. wildebeast

    wildebeast New Egg

    Dec 7, 2008
    Thanks for the incouragement, but I have to admit that I have yet to finish any sewing project. My first goal was for the bed quilt, way too big of a goal for me so then I dropped it to a wall hanging. After making a couple of blocks and wearing out several seam rippers I have now set my goal for next year of finishing a coaster.

    The only thing I finished was a pink sailboat block I donated for the breast cancer donation quilt several years ago. Can't find the photo, but did come across a quilt photo from one of the many quilt shows my wife and I havebeen to and thought you would enjoy.


  9. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    My, my, That is just lovely! Thanks for sharing with us! [​IMG] Am having a craving flung upon me and now must make a chicken quilt [​IMG]

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