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    Awesome quilt! There's nothing like snuggling under a hand-made useable quilt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoanieL View Post
    Awesome quilt! There's nothing like snuggling under a hand-made useable quilt.
    that is made with love
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    Quote Originally Posted by NZ primal Gwamma View Post
    that is made with love
    This is for the mad, crazy in-laws - it's not really made with love, I'm afraid - more exasperation. And, to be clear, I don't like how it's turned out. I think it doesn't really work: too wishy washy, too random (the eye looks for pattern and can't quite find it), the fabrics should go together, but something about the hexes doesn't work...too fussy. That said, I'll put a burgundy border around it and call it good. Perhaps I kid myself, but I seem to have a knack of channelling* what the recipient would like rather than what I would like so perhaps this one will find favour with my wishy-washy, fussy, random in-laws. One can only hope.

    The next project is the sunset art quilt for husband (who loathes patchwork). This one will be interesting.

    *I'm not at all woo, but somehow crafting for someone is a meditative experience. Therefore, I have spent a year sitting with my (for the most part uncomfortable) feelings for my in-laws. No wonder this one has been a teeth-grinding experience. I didn't much like the previous quilt either, but I enjoyed thinking about my friendship with Greek K and how she is a turquoise-Mediterranean-ceramics woman.
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    Quote Originally Posted by badgergirl View Post
    I'm a total noob, G. Honest - and my skillset is limited to tiny tiny tiny back stitch.
    Then there is hope for me, yet! I thought you were that London college of sewing level of experience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crabbcakes View Post
    Then there is hope for me, yet! I thought you were that London college of sewing level of experience.
    NO! Most certainly not. I got a simple book, read it and totally ignored more than 50% of the instructions. After that it's been trial and error. Each quilt that I bumble through teaches me a few more don'ts!
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    Quote Originally Posted by badgergirl View Post
    This is for the mad, crazy in-laws - it's not really made with love, I'm afraid - more exasperation. And, to be clear, I don't like how it's turned out. I think it doesn't really work: too wishy washy, too random (the eye looks for pattern and can't quite find it), the fabrics should go together, but something about the hexes doesn't work...too fussy. That said, I'll put a burgundy border around it and call it good. Perhaps I kid myself, but I seem to have a knack of channelling* what the recipient would like rather than what I would like so perhaps this one will find favour with my wishy-washy, fussy, random in-laws. One can only hope.

    The next project is the sunset art quilt for husband (who loathes patchwork). This one will be interesting.

    *I'm not at all woo, but somehow crafting for someone is a meditative experience. Therefore, I have spent a year sitting with my (for the most part uncomfortable) feelings for my in-laws. No wonder this one has been a teeth-grinding experience. I didn't much like the previous quilt either, but I enjoyed thinking about my friendship with Greek K and how she is a turquoise-Mediterranean-ceramics woman.
    Badgergirl, you may say wishy-washy, someone else (hopefully your in-laws) say pretty pastels. And I hear what you say about random and I say I LIKE the random effect very much, it is very hard to actually achieve it. I remember as a child having a jersey of so-called random-dye wool and it had a zigzag pattern all over it. I like the hexagons too, I wonder if it's something about the striped fabrics that fights with them but I don't think it matters the overall effect looks to me a little like spring flowerbeds divided by grassy paths. Your planned border sounds like the perfect edging. I once had a friend who received a quilt that was indeed made with tons of love but she did not appreciate it because it was not her style. That made me sad and I hope that your in-laws will appreciate the work you have put in for them. Whatever happens, no doubt you have developed your skills in the process.

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    Awesome quilt! I still can't get over th fact that you hand sew your quilts.... I would be soooooo over it by the 3rd row that it would never get done.... Good on ya!

    The new quilt idea for hublet sound interesting as well....

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    I'm with the others, its an amazing achievment as well, you got more patience than I could dream of having, and as Annie said, hope the in-laws appreciate the effort!

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    Bit worried about the small boy. We think he might have a broken leg*. Husband is taking him to the doctor, but I'm waiting it out at work. Sometimes being the working parent sucks arse. There's nothing I can do that husband can't also do, but I want to be there with my little one.

    *Rough play at school. He came home limping and said he hadn't told anyone about it at school because he didn't want to get his friend in trouble. Woke up in the night screaming and then was unable to walk this morning. Husband reports that leg is very swollen.

    Part of me is all chilled - accidents happen, kids break bones all the time, no drama, could have happened to anyone, couple of days' rest and he'll be grand, we don't even know if it is broken yet...
    The other part wants to scream and wail and gnash my teeth: MY BABY IS HURTING MAKE IT STOP.

    ETA: not broken! He just has to rest quietly for a week.
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    Phew, relief that it wasn't a break after all. Resting for a week is not easy for a small boy, I hope it passes quickly for him (and for you).

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