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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Homework finished...whew!

I got my Bare Branches homework done for the Wednesday's Quilt Along with Leah Day. I kind of rushed through this one because of my procrastination.:/  I was going good at first, but then, Things started getting a little funky. The design is easy enough, but you need to have good spacing for it to look really good. My spacing pretty much sucks on the bottom half. I'm gonna blame it on a long day and I'm just tired.:D I'm gonna wrap this post up pretty quick But gotta share one more thing first.



I have TWELVE practice sandwiches for my QAYG quilt! Yay!! Almost half way there! They really do add up quick.

Questions for Leah:


#1How do you keep your spacing so consistent? Are you just naturally good at it or do you have a magic trick?  I have always been artistic. Have done calligraphy since I was 10. But, to make calligraphy really outstanding, spacing of the letters and the height are the key. I have always struggled with this. If I don't have marked lines, I will veer off. I do the same thing when I swim with my eyes closed. haha. I know, random, whatever, I'm tired.


#2 How much time do you spend quilting/sewing per day, or week? I'm finding it hard to keep up! The demands of daily life take over sometimes. I have to find my own balance....but it's hard sometimes. Sweet dreams to all. I'm headed for bedzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz



17 comments:

  1. Oh wow....your practice homework looks wonderful!

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  2. Nice colors!
    Did you read my mind? I've been thinking about the same two issues (but my english is too bad to ask them to understand).

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    1. Haha no, but I wish I could read minds!

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  3. Great job...I did not think there was much wrong with your spacing. This design seems very forgiving.

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    1. Thanks Karin. We are our own worst critics.Sometimes I see others' work and think " I wish mine looked like that!"

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  4. Love, love, love your bright squares for your QAYG! Your FMQ is just wonderful.

    I work full time and have a lot of other demands on my time. I try for 1/2 to 1 hr a day. I try not to over do. Of course, I'm behind on what I want to accomplish, but who isn't. If you had all the time in the world, you would plan even more projects.

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    1. Thanks Pat. I know what you mean. I work full time too plus 3 kids that want to eat dinner every once in a while...haha. I may try for 1/2hr to an hour a day. Seems Plausible. Problem is, sometimes the prep work to get something started like ironing or cutting can take that long. i want to get to the fun stuff. You know, I said a month or 2 ago that I didn't have any WIP's. Now I have Three + another link up thing I committed to that I haven't even started + the quiltcon challenge I really want to do that I have barely started......whew! I think my problem is I took on to much, but there is just SO MUCH GOOD STUFF on the blogs that I want to get involved with! maybe if I actually get one of those completed, I won't feel so defeated!!!!!

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  5. Bare Branches look great! I know what you mean about the spacing - this seemed harder to space than stippling and others. Maybe it is practice! Love your quilt sandwiches - great colors! ~Jeanne

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    1. Crazy that something that looks so simple has hidden difficulties!!!! :)

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  6. I always say I'm going to practice but never get around to it. Life is too busy! I suppose it's something you just have to make time for. Your quilting looks great. I haven't tried this one yet. I only do Leah Day's Quilt Along once in awhile.

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    1. Thanks. It's not really to hard. It's just when you concentrate on an area your working on, you forget your spacing from earlier.

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  7. Danielle, I think your quilting looks great. I try to be consistent with my practicing but life just gets in the way. I find I am very spasmodic...one week I have no time, the next I manage a couple of hours a night. Probably not the best way to practice but for me it is just how it has to be.

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    1. Ha that sounds like me! Wish I had more time.

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  8. I think it looks great. The nice thing about branches is that technically the spacing doesn't have to be exact, because trees never are. :)

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    1. Hey, never thought of it like that! Thanks! :)

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