My Blue Ribbon Baby Quilt

Winston Salem, North Carolina
October 10, 2017 8:10pm CST
I was going to share this project as a complete UFO (unfinished object), but since I managed to complete the project from concept to completion in less than three weeks I don’t suppose it really falls into that category. September was a month of scrambling to finish projects in order to make the fair entry deadline, but now my quilting supplies have been put away for the time being. I’m still sewing, and I’m still scrambling to try to get things finished, but now I’m focusing on theatre costumes. Every now and again I read a discussion here in which the writer complains about being bored. One of these days I might give boredom a try, but I don’t expect to have the time to experiment in the foreseeable future.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
11 Oct 17
I don't have time to be bored either. Lol. That is another beautiful piece you made!
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
11 Oct 17
Thank you! Right now I'd be happy to have enough time to actually get on top of the household chores (I probably shouldn't be frittering on MyLot at the moment, but a girl has gotta have a few minutes of downtime every now and again).
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• Jacksonville, Florida
11 Oct 17
@Platespinner I totally understand and agree. This is my "me" time when I'm on Mylot and I make sure to manage it wisely so no one suffers from my being here. The chores will still be there after your off Mylot so it's okay, you will get to them.
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
11 Oct 17
@LovingMyBabies I wish those chores would disappear when I ignore them. No such luck.
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@Happy2BeMe (74935)
• Canada
11 Oct 17
Beautiful baby quilt. You do nice work.
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
11 Oct 17
Thanks, Laurel. I'm trying to improve my skills and branch out into new approaches. This was my first all machine-sewn quilt (except the final hand-stitching on the binding).
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@Happy2BeMe (74935)
• Canada
12 Oct 17
@Platespinner You are doing great!
• Guangdong, China
11 Oct 17
You have went through fulfilling days.
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
11 Oct 17
Life is fulfilling.
• Guangdong, China
12 Oct 17
@Platespinner enjoy your fulfilling life.
@kepweng (18622)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
11 Oct 17
nice homemade art
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
11 Oct 17
Thank you!
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@kobesbuddy (55279)
• East Tawas, Michigan
11 Oct 17
Wow that wall hanging is absolutely beautiful! I love it. Boredom I've not experience that, in my entire life. There's far too much going on, to take care of. Then, my day is all over and I go get some sleep!
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
11 Oct 17
It's actually a baby quilt, not a wall hanging (though I suppose it could be used as such). I've edited my title since I didn't actually state that it was a baby quilt. Thank you!
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@kobesbuddy (55279)
• East Tawas, Michigan
11 Oct 17
@Platespinner I apologize! When it's hung up, it's just as pretty!:)
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
11 Oct 17
@kobesbuddy No need to apologize. I'm the one who neglected to be clear. I usually hang my smaller quilts on the clothesline to take photos. I have a big Christmas quilt that I finished last month as well, but I have to figure out who to take a decent photo of it without getting it dirty. Daylight is best for pictures, but it's wet and muddy outside.
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@Morleyhunt (20995)
• Canada
8 Jan
Somehow I missed this discussion (and completed quilt). It must have been shared in the week I was getting the grands, beautiful job.
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
8 Jan
Thanks. I had to get creative with the prairie points. Since I foolishly machine quilted all the way to the edges.
@Morleyhunt (20995)
• Canada
8 Jan
@Platespinner I've done that....that's how I know the machine done on the long arm will not be getting prairie points.
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
8 Jan
@Morleyhunt I really REALLY wanted this quilt to have prairie points. So I attached prairie points and put binding on the back. The corners ended up a little bulky.
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• Austin, Texas
28 Oct
Moms or parents should store away the quilts and give them to the children when they have their babies. The children should continue the tradition. Just me thinking wistfully.
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
28 Oct
I have the baby quilts that were made for my children tucked away for when grandchildren begin to arrive.
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• Austin, Texas
28 Oct
@Platespinner - Two thumbs up and two hearts for thinking way ahead!
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@LadyDuck (176471)
• Switzerland
11 Oct 17
This quilt is very nice. I have never time to be bored, I was possibly a kid last time I got bored.
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
11 Oct 17
I'm the same way. If I don't have something that I HAVE to be doing, I will find something that I WANT to be doing. People who grumble about being bored tend to irritate me to no end. I want to tell them to get involved in life!
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@LadyDuck (176471)
• Switzerland
12 Oct 17
@Platespinner Many times my neighbors looking at me doing something outside (painting the fence, planting, weeding) tell me that if I have no work I invent something to do. It's better than to feel bored.
@toniganzon (53346)
• Philippines
11 Oct 17
I'm never bored because I have a lot of things to do not only from work but when I have free time, I do my crafts or I mylot. So there's no room for boredom and I think it's the same thing with you. Don't give boredom a try, I'm sure you won't like it.
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
11 Oct 17
There are days when I think boredom might be nice for a bit. I might get enough sleep, my kitchen might actually be clean more than it's dirty.... but every time it looks like my schedule is going to ease up I find myself tackling something new.
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@toniganzon (53346)
• Philippines
12 Oct 17
@Platespinner And that makes life interesting. No room for boredom.
@Daelii (5936)
• United States
23 Oct
I love the mix of colors! I can't believe you made that in only 3 weeks!
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
28 Oct
I had planned on starting it earlier, but life conspired to keep me from working on it. I had to work my butt off to get it finished in time to enter into the fair.
@Juliaacv (33269)
• Canada
11 Oct 17
I can't imagine feeling bored, but I think that busy is better then boredom. I think that your quilt is adorable and it deserves the ribbon hanging beside it.
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
11 Oct 17
When I'm not busy with things I HAVE to do, I manage to end up busy with fun stuff. I like the fun stuff.
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@JudyEv (134917)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Oct 17
While you have a machine and material, I can't see you ever being bored. Congratulations on the prize-winning quilt. It's lovely. Have you ever competed against your sister?
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
11 Oct 17
I don't want to compete against my sister. There would be no competition. She's been doing this for a LOT longer than I have. The only competitive edge that I can claim is having my own artist-in-residence.
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@andriaperry (58720)
• United States
11 Oct 17
I do not have time to be bored either. Love the quilt!
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
11 Oct 17
Thanks, Andria, I am quite pleased with how well it did.
• Philippines
11 Oct 17
Beautiful work.
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@dgobucks226 (13787)
29 Oct
Very intricate work! I am sure it keeps boredom at bay.
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
4 Nov
Boredom isn't something I have time for.
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@dgobucks226 (13787)
4 Nov
@Platespinner I bet not! Making those quilts must be time consuming, lol.
@cahaya1983 (10038)
• Malaysia
11 Oct 17
Exactly my thoughts Boredom seems too impossible for me. I love your quilt design, by the way. Do you sell your projects after the contest?
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
11 Oct 17
My goal for this year has been to get an Etsy shop set up. Unfortunately, I keep getting sidetracked by other things. If I can get a handle on the costuming situation I hope to set some time aside to a shop set up and start listing some of my items for sale.
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@cahaya1983 (10038)
• Malaysia
12 Oct 17
@Platespinner Hopefully you can do that soon.
@maezee (33382)
• United States
28 Oct
This is beautiful!!
@just4him (127167)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
15 Oct 17
Congratulations on the blue ribbon. The quilt is beautiful and certainly deserves it. Boredom is for people who lack adventure and have nothing to do. You are always busy, you also have children under foot, and they will always keep you busy. No boredom allowed in the growing up years. No boredom allowed as a grandma either, when it comes time for that in your life. I'm not bored either. I have too much to do to be bored.
@Shellyann36 (11273)
• United States
14 Oct 17
That is a very nice piece. I love the colors. I wish I had the patience to sew.
@MALUSE (43561)
• Uzbekistan
11 Oct 17
What do you do with the quilts you make? Is this a gift or are you going to sell it?