Tuesday, August 26, 2014

10 quilty little secrets

13 Spools

I'm having fun reading all those posts. I can relate to many and I have put together some as well. Here you go:

1. I don't get the fuss about Liberty. Yeah, it is sooo soft.

2. I'm not keen on patterns with strange to me size like 3 15/16

3. There are quite a few patterns which you can buy but I seen them previously as free tuts. I'm talking about triangle quilts, half hexagons, HSTs variations. I don't get it.

4. I don't like quilting kits. Why would I make exact same thing like someone else?

5. I'm not good in measuring. I make things bigger since I round the numbers a lot.

6. I'm lazy quilter.

7. I don't feel guilty when not touching my machine for days.

8. I find pictures where people sew on vacation ridiculous. I took some sewing on vacation but I haven't even unpacked it.

9. Combination of blue and yellow is my least fav of all.

10. Squares bigger than charm square are boring but you already knew that, right :)

27 comments:

  1. Working in a quilt shop was a real eye-opener. I couldn't believe how adamant many of the ladies were about having the exact fabrics to replicate a shop sample. Even if it's my own quilt, I'd probably do something differently if I had it to do over again.

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  2. These are fun, aren't they! I have enjoyed reading other's posts on their quilty secrets. Here are a couple of mine, don't shoot me! I don't like batks or Kaffe Fassett or Aunt Gracie. I don't like precuts either. I do like Aurifil thread, because it works on batiks which I don't like. Whew, there, I said it!! Carole @ From My Carolina Home

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  3. You, my dear, are on a roll today!! LOL I'm glad I was not drinking anything when I read number 8.... My computer would have gotten doused haha Love that you say you are a lazy quilter - your work does not reflect laziness :) I had great fun reading your list!

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  4. Great list- I love learning everyone's quilty secrets

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  5. I agree with you on most of those and I'm pretty much the same, although ...
    - I really want to find some Liberty and fondle it just to see how soft it is, LOL. I don't think I would ever pay that much for fabric, though!
    - I wouldn't buy quilting kits ($$$) but I do like when someone else combines fabrics for me - I'm terrible at it!
    - I don't like working with something as small as a charm square (or horrors - smaller than a charm square - eeeek!) - bigger pieces of fabric are easier for me to work with - and then there's the bonus that projects go faster when fabric is big, LOL!

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  6. #8 is so funny! I quite agree, seeing a sewing machine at a beach house is rather weird

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  7. #3 yes! I've noticed that as well. I guess it's the measurements you end up paying for so you can make a set size without having to figure out the maths yourself?

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  8. Oh you are so funny! Love all of these, and your honesty!

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  9. Totally with you on 9 out of your 10. I confess I love Liberty Lawn.

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  10. I once bought a quilt kit and learned that once is enough. The pattern was lovely, but without the fun of choosing the colours and fabrics myself, it really was boring.
    I also don't understand why some really basic quilt designs need patterns.
    I do take a small sewing project on vacation. Everywhere is a very long plane trip from here - hours and hours and hours of nothing to do in an aeroplane.

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  11. Apart from the really nice liberty prints Serena from Sew giving showed last week, I don't get Liberty either, and I hate 1/8th and /16th's of an inch!

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  12. I like these 'getting to know you' type of posts, it's fun seeing how other people think. I totally agree with #7, but we differ quite a bit on #9, I quite like the blue/yellow combo, although I prefer blue/orange or blue/brown :)

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  13. Very insightful Vexa. I agree with no. 3. I hate it when I go to access a free tutorial to find out it is now a book or a pattern that is no longer free. I also don't feel guilty when I leave my sewing machine alone for a few days (no. 7). However, I have been known to take a small project of hand sewing with me on holiday, for those rainy days when I can't get out on the hills or on my bike. Such good fun to know your quilty secrets.

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  14. Well, when you go on a really long vacation, you might feel differently about taking along your creative stuff, just saying. I love your work, don't change a thing.

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  15. Glad to see that your list got linked up in her linky party about these. :) I have to admit that I do love blue and yellow (but with white, too). Sorry.

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  16. Ok, so I laughed at #9 as that was my niece's fav combination as a teen when I made a quilt for her. I'm really not a blue person. Teal, yes! #4 You would be surprised at how many ppl just can not get out of the box and do their own thing! Some ppl only buy kits! I, on the other hand, always have to change things up! tee hee!

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  17. heh, fun.

    I like the idea of kits though I've never actually bought one. There's always some thing I'd want to change.

    I always take hand projects with me when I go places. I just dont like to sit passively and wait anywhere. I even take hand projects to the doctors office. Better than staring at my phone, I figure.

    Fun list. :)


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  18. So fun to read your 10 secrets! It was also fun to read about YOU. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. Love number 10. Actually all are fun. Good job.

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  20. I always take some EPP or something, and usually don't do much with it either. It is perfect for the plane though!

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  21. love your list, but I will admit I love quilt kits, I know that mine won't look exactly like anyone elses, because I'm not going to work hard enough to make it that way.

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  22. Love the list, #2 would also be high on my list. I think it comes from those who make EQ7 patterns, anyone else would round. I love the idea of a kit especially if the fabrics I want can't be purchased locally.

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  23. hahaha yup, I can totally relate to most of these!

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  24. Totally with you on 1,3,4 and 8!

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  25. I love seeing your Quilty Secrets, Vera! They made me smile.
    susie

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  26. Thanks....I laughed out loud and startled my dog.

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  27. I am glad to know that I am not the only one who does not like kits.

    Thank you for giving me some smiles with some of your secrets. (e.g. 6, 7 and 10)

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