Quirky question: the joys and sorrows of quilting

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Thanks for stopping by for the weekly Quirky Question—where questions are just for fun, your answers are always welcome, and you could win an eBook for free!

Quilting with My SisterToday’s spotlight: Quilting with My Sister: 15 Projects to Celebrate Women’s Lives by Barbara Brandeburg and Teri Christopherson (eBook only). See quilts from the eBook at the bottom of this post.


Making a quilt can bring on a range of emotions, from pure joy to sudden sorrow (if you’ve ever forgotten the “measure twice, cut once” rule, you know what we mean). The process can be a roller coaster ride! Today, share your feelings about the ride you’re currently on:

Think fast! In one word, name an emotion you’re feeling about the project you’re working on right now.

Post your answer in the comments before noon (PST) on Monday, May 26, for your chance to win. The carefully selected winning answer will be posted on Wednesday, May 28.

Last week’s Quirky Question was, “Where are you from…and where are you now?” Here’s the winning comment, from Shirl:

“I was born in Melbourne, Australia. Because my dad was a policeman, we moved every time he had a promotion, so it was country, city, country, city, country. I remain in the country in a town called Horsham, in Victoria, Australia. My heart is where my family is. I lost my mum 4 months ago and dad last week…both are still here in Horsham, so here I shall remain. I love this country of mine, as all your other writers love where they are. That’s what makes culturalism special. And because sewing is multi-cultural, we all have something wonderful in common.”

Thank you for your gracious comment, Shirl—look for an email about your free eBook.


From the eBook Quilting with My Sister

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209 Comments

  • Time (never enough)

    Debbie D on May 21, 2014
  • Peace.

    —Kari Huber on May 21, 2014
  • FRUSTRATED!! My sewing desk and room are a MESS and I cannot seem to find the time/energy to clean it up.

    —Trish Wall on May 21, 2014
  • Right now? I’m feeling antsy because I’m not currently working on a project due to a heavy travel schedule, and I am SO ready to start a new project!! I have it pictured in my mind, and I need to get to the fabric shop…

    —Teresa F on May 21, 2014
  • Jubilee!

    —Shirley Ginn on May 21, 2014
  • Excited

    —Marca Fritzemeier on May 21, 2014
  • FUNNY

    —JEAN on May 21, 2014
  • Excited

    —Velva on May 21, 2014
  • Gracious

    —Jan McElyea on May 21, 2014
  • sufficiency

    —adeline on May 21, 2014
  • Frustration!

    —Patricia D. Roberts on May 21, 2014
  • My word would be

    Love!

    —Eva McCormack on May 21, 2014
  • Rushed! (my friend’s baby was born last week…..)

    —Sharon Schipper on May 21, 2014
  • I’m finishing a baby quilt right now and unfortunately, I know it’s going to someone who will never take care of it; still, it’s for my friend’s grand baby and I will make this for the baby, not its mother. It’s a terrible thing to say, I know, but it always hurts me to see a quilt that has been poorly treated since so much work goes into it.

    —vickie on May 21, 2014
  • Anticipation.

    —Karen on May 21, 2014
  • DESPAIR! I am trying to make Crossed Canoes for a rowing club charity auction. I’m paper piecing, but this is proving wasteful with the fabric, and tedious, to say nothing of inaccurate in assembly. I wonder if anyone makes rulers for this pattern, as it really is perfect for my event. In the meantime, I am looking at Lady of the Lake…squares and triangles and no madness involved!

    Gail G on May 21, 2014
  • Melancholy.

    I’m making Quilts of Valor quilt tops. My dad was a WWII veteran – he has been gone 8 years now. I think of him with every stitch I sew on an early 1900’s New Home sewing machine with a vibrating shuttle. I regret not asking more about his time overseas, not documenting the war comments he did talk about, which was not until the end of his life.

    I sew these quilt tops to honor him and the thousands of other veterans.

    Kathy Gilson on May 21, 2014
  • frustrated

    —Diana on May 21, 2014
  • Since I broke my wrist a month ago and I am still wearing a cast there are no projects happening , however before this happened I was working on Good Night Irene and loving it !

    Sheila on May 21, 2014
  • Confident!

    Jean Kester on May 21, 2014
  • I’m feeling a bit of frustration. My blocks are not quite the right size, and they were difficult blocks. I really don’t want to redo them! The question is, can I stretch them enough to piece them together???????

    —gail on May 21, 2014
  • WOWSER!!!

    —Terry on May 21, 2014
  • Pride! I just finished a "zipper" lap quilt and it turned out so much better than I expected.

    —Lynda Nunez on May 21, 2014
  • complete satisfaction, because I am trying to copy a vest I saw when in Arizona this winter and it is turning out just great Hooray

    —Andrea Goodison on May 21, 2014
  • comforting

    —Nancy Hunt on May 21, 2014
  • CONFUSION RAINS

    lynne mulcahey on May 21, 2014
  • Challenging!!

    —Linda Renderer on May 21, 2014
  • Joy! I’m sewing a cloth doll, with a complete wardrobe. And, of course, she’ll have her own quilt to snuggle in. I feel like a little girl again.

    —Mary on May 21, 2014
  • HOSTILE. My first "modern" quilt, and I don’t think I’ll be making a second one!

    —Tanya D on May 21, 2014
  • excited !

    —ann hoffman on May 21, 2014
  • excited

    —ann hoffman on May 21, 2014
  • Exuberance!

    —Lisa Marie on May 21, 2014
  • Elated…I never thought I’d enjoy working with so much pink, seeing as I’m not a fan of that color. But, how I’ve put these pinks in a pattern, I’m LOVING how it’s coming together.

    —Reese on May 21, 2014
  • relief

    —Elaine on May 21, 2014
  • Love

    —Kathleen on May 21, 2014
  • Elated!

    —Mindy on May 21, 2014
  • "Happiness" I am making a baby quilt for my nieces’ friend. Happiness because my niece is happy because I am making the quilt and happy because a baby brings so much happiness and love.

    —Olga Castillo on May 21, 2014
  • I’ve been thinking about my next quilt for quite a while now. Now that I’ve ordered my pattern, I’m feeling excited, and I’m dreaming about all the different quilts that I can create using different fabric with the same pattern! I think I better go sew and finish the quilt I have been hand quilting. So much to do; so little time!

    —mmobley on May 21, 2014
  • Fun!

    —Cindy on May 21, 2014
  • Happy

    —bonnie on May 21, 2014
  • Vacation!
    I’m working on a quilt using Hawaiian fabrics I’ve collected and I can’t wait for another trip to the islands.

    —Nita on May 21, 2014
  • Frustrated!

    —Quilting Tangent on May 21, 2014
  • Fun

    —Sharon Kruml on May 21, 2014
  • Frustration!

    —Joanne Gaylord on May 21, 2014
  • CONFUSED!! I have been quilting for over 30 years, but my current project is HARD. My cousin sent me many blouses & pants from her mom – she has died at 93 – to make both she & her brother quilts out of those clothes. I have ripped all clothing into pieces, cut into strips, re-cut into long strips that are pieced together – into 9 patches, etc. Now it is just a matter of piecing it all together and quilting it. I am afraid that it will not turn out as well as I’d like, but it IS a labor of love for my two mourning cousins. I’ve been thinking of ALL the fun that this Aunt was to me when she was living for so many years – making MANY smile. I CAN DO THIS!

    —Alene K on May 21, 2014
  • Panicked. I need it finished and delivered by next Saturday, and I haven’t started yet.

    —Claudia on May 21, 2014
  • Excited!!!

    —Audrey Paulsen on May 21, 2014
  • Hope. The quilt is for my husbands first wheelchair.

    —Diane on May 21, 2014
  • Trepidation!

    Donna Siller on May 21, 2014
  • Frustrated – I feel that I’m constantly pulled away from my projects.

    —Lynn Knowles on May 21, 2014
  • Enwrapped.

    Judy Garling on May 21, 2014
  • Fast. Scrappy and using up my stash.

    —Marsha Nelson on May 21, 2014
  • BORED! Why did I start a quilt with such a repetitive pattern?? I’m trying to force myself to finish, but I am thinking of setting it aside and starting something new. Was very tempted by the Baby Quilt Duck Pattern in the Quilting with Sisters book!

    —joan desantis on May 21, 2014
  • Apprehensive……………

    —Linda B on May 21, 2014
  • "DELIGHTFUL!" Working on several projects right now and just got back my sewing machine from semi-annual cleaning and tune-up, so it’s in top condition and raring to go–and so am I. Using bright Spring and Summer prints make current wall-hangings fun and easy to finish leaving time for outdoor activities and adventures!

    —Joi Stenroos on May 21, 2014
  • Perplexed! I’m trying to do a pattern that called for layer cakes, but without having any layer cakes because I want to use a bunch of fabrics from my stash! But will they all go together????? ;o)

    Susan Mulvihill on May 21, 2014
  • Finally done

    —Georgene Della Penna on May 21, 2014
  • Nostalgic, as I am doing grandmother’s garden variation the olden days way. I’ve cut out hexagons paper pieces, purple fabric swaps, hand stitching and looking forward to begin putting blocks together & of course hand quilting. This will be my heirloom quilt with many peaceful memories of times making it. Happy Quilter:)
    Sheila

    —Sheila Ivany on May 21, 2014
  • THANKFUL. It is a red, white and blue quilt for a friend who is retiring from the U.S. Navy after a wonderful career. I am thankful for his service and that I live in the best country on the globe.

    —Lisa on May 21, 2014
  • Excited! I’m about to start a new quilt and can’t wait to see it finished!

    —Deb G. in VA on May 21, 2014
  • captivating!

    —Pam on May 21, 2014
  • Relief! I’m just an hour away from finishing a liturgical set for Pentecost – just 2 weeks away. Each set includes a long bookmark, an offering stand cover, a pulpit hanging and a communion cloth. This season’s communion cloth has a 52″ wide frontal with Pentecost flames quilted, then couched with yarns, then beaded. It will be done on time! Hurray!

    —Mona on May 21, 2014
  • fascinating!

    —Sandra Millar on May 21, 2014
  • superexcited!!!

    —Susan Dillon on May 21, 2014
  • aweinspiratingjawdroppingwideeyedwonder

    —carla on May 21, 2014
  • Trepidation.

    I’m quilting a Dr. Who quilt that has 20 paper pieced blocks for my daughter. The blocks were challenging but turned out pretty well and my paper piecing skills definitely improved. Now I’m quilting each block differently and don’t want to mess it up!

    Tammy from quilt-pictures.com on May 21, 2014
  • Joyous

    —Lorraine Robertson on May 21, 2014
  • Bored……….

    —Roberta Breuer on May 21, 2014
  • exasperated

    —Pamela Zajicek on May 21, 2014
  • Possibilities

    —Melody Delk on May 21, 2014
  • Anticipation!

    —Ann on May 21, 2014
  • Anxious! Anxious to be finished with this project so I can get on to the next five!

    —Ellie on May 21, 2014
  • EXCITED!

    —Michele Dawson on May 21, 2014
  • Confident!

    —Bambi Mayer on May 21, 2014
  • Sad? I’m making quilts to fulfill a mother’s last wish for her daughter’s troop in the military each get a quilt before they deploy again in February. The mother, who I have never met and whose friend is spearheading this project I only know through emails,is dying of a very rare form of cancer. My wish for her is she will live to see the out pouring of love by quilters she will never know fulfill this wish of hers. I’m sad she is dying. I’m sad there is a need to deploy these young people into an active war zone. But, I’m also happy I can contribute to fulfilling a wish and perhaps keep a solider warm and comforted at a time they need a bit of the homeland to cling to. So, what one word combines these two opposing emotions – SAPPY maybe? Works for me!

    —Paula on May 21, 2014
  • Confused. I need to make a quilt for my nephew and his new bride, and she wants it in their wedding colors of navy blue and gray. I like bright, vibrant colors in my quilts, and though I’ve bought multiple grays (they’re everywhere now!) and a navy-on-navy blue with a swirl, I’m just not sure what pattern to use for something I fear will turn out dark and dreary. It will be made with love, though, so maybe that will keep it bright in my eyes. 🙂

    —Jill Ellis on May 21, 2014
  • Joy!

    —Therese on May 21, 2014
  • relaxing

    —Lori Sutton on May 21, 2014
  • Euphoria – it is finally complete after languishing in a corner for 18 months!

    —Lorraine B on May 21, 2014
  • Excited!! I am about to make my contribution square to the NASA star quilt!

    —Su on May 21, 2014
  • IMPROVISE

    One word! That was hard as I had to choose from several words.

    I’m not a "cookie cutter" type of person, I so, work a lot with scrap material and a lot of times from my own designs to make quilts for Linus. Needless to say, I’m never sure how much material I will need. If I end up running out of a certain material, I must IMPROVISE. I end up HUNTING for something similar to finish the quilt. Then, sometimes I end up RESEWING some blocks to even things out. It just AMAZES me how things always come together in the end. It is so SATISFYING to see the finished quilt.

    —Sandi on May 21, 2014
  • Romantic

    —Becky in Georgia on May 21, 2014
  • excited….excited about the pattern, excited about the fabric & excited to finish it for my favorite friend….excited!

    Dorothy I. Dishman on May 21, 2014
  • PROUD! I am teaching myself free motion feathers and they aren’t half bad! so…I am proud of myself. I told my DH that i was challanging me to do it..he said "why?" I said, "because I can do it!"

    —Marilyn Mattfeld on May 21, 2014
  • I am working on a baby quilt for a great nephew to be born in September. I am so JOYFUL working on this sweet quilt.

    —Mary Dahlberg on May 21, 2014
  • Love. Every project, whether afghan, Christmas stocking, tote bag, or quilt I put a little piece of me into it. It makes no difference if it’s a pattern from magazine or book or of my own design, there’s always the love that pushes any frustrations or problems I may have had right out the window when I see the finished piece.

    —Sheila Dillon on May 21, 2014
  • FRUSTERATED!!!

    —Tina on May 21, 2014
  • My word was "relief" that the hard part of my project was over.

    —Michelle Young on May 21, 2014
  • Anxiety! I have the blocks made and can’t figure out how to set them. It’s for a swap so I am anxious.

    —Marianne on May 21, 2014
  • Puzzled!

    Susie on May 21, 2014
  • Proud

    —Tina on May 21, 2014
  • Frustrated – too many things in the way of progress. I want to work on a quilt/embroidery project that is gorgeous but have to pay bills, babysit grandkids (love doing that though), traveling out of town, cleaning house and gardening (love that too)!

    —Eileen on May 21, 2014
  • I’m a bit over-whelmed right now. I started a quilt for my daughter 2 years ago and had to leave the project behind when I moved to my uncle’s house to care for him. That was over a year and a half ago. I’m back at home now, having moved back less than 2 wks ago and haven’t had a chance to get back to the quilt yet. I’m in the process of clearing out my sewing room and painting it before I can get it set up, again, for sewing. I’m hoping to get back to that beautiful quilt within the week and get it finished by the month’s end. So, here’s hoping…

    Brenda Clemons on May 21, 2014
  • Procrastinattion

    —Carolyn Cavanaugh on May 21, 2014
  • Apprehensive! I am waffling between terror-insecurity-apprehension and assured. I am trying for my first time to do a quilt for a quilt show, and although so far I really like my quilt, I am terrified to put it out there in a show, and about all the things I don’t know about doing so.

    —BettyF on May 21, 2014
  • Uninteresting. I get excited with the hunt for fabric, cutting it out, and sewing. But somewhere between the end of the sewing and the finishing of the quilt, I lose interest in the project. I know I am not the only one, as I have heard we all have UFO’s, but is there a cure?

    —Janet T on May 21, 2014
  • unsew!

    —vandy on May 21, 2014
  • Frustrated!!!

    —Heather on May 21, 2014
  • Excited

    —Deb on May 21, 2014
  • Stymied

    —Jeri lambert on May 21, 2014
  • Confidence! Insecure on colors,for projects!

    —Linda King on May 21, 2014
  • Friendship…..Since my current project is a lap size quilt for a friend that I see once a year. We celebrate our birthdays together since they are in the same month. We live about 6 hours from each other but because of other conflicts we only meet yearly.

    —Patsy Wilkerson on May 21, 2014
  • Tiring! My mother in law died last year and I am trying to repair the queen size quilt she made my daughter! I had to repair numerous squares, new batting and backing. I however saved the hand quilting in the big blank squares. I am in the process of quilt in the ditch with it under my 9 year old Elna.

    —LILA-ANNE M. VALLERO on May 21, 2014
  • Honored

    —Loisjean on May 21, 2014
  • Overwhelmed
    I am making yet another cancer quilt. I’ve made way too many of these. First I made one for my daughter’s mother-in-law undergoing colon cancer, then my sister for lung cancer and now another for colon cancer. I just finished a quilt for my sister that my mother had started and never finished before kidney cancer took her from us. I hope they will find a cure so I can put these quilts to an end, but love the comfort they bring to cancer patients.

    —Myra Sattler on May 21, 2014
  • Actually, stressed. I have had it ready to quilt for a couple of months and haven’t. I need to make the time for it. It’s a baby quilt, no batting. Just no time. The baby was early in January and I need to mail it to Iowa. It’s really big, so it will be used for a long time. I need to get it done!

    —Marguerite Namdar on May 21, 2014
  • frustrated….

    —Jeannine on May 21, 2014
  • Happy.

    —Gwendolyn Clark on May 21, 2014
  • Creative

    —Julie T on May 21, 2014
  • IMPATIENT-I have some quilt blocks that are waiting to be stitched together-other projects keep me from finishing this quilt top!

    —Brenda E. on May 21, 2014
  • Warm! Sunflower blocks backed by sunny yellow, sashed and bordered by a field of flowers. A gift, which makes it feel all the warmer.

    —Lynne on May 21, 2014
  • frustrated

    —Margaret Schindler on May 21, 2014
  • Determined – My committee is making a quilt for a fund-raiser and we were told that there was no way a group could put this lone star quilt together and have all the points match and have it lay flat. We are determined to do it and do it well!

    —Bea K on May 21, 2014
  • Relieved! Even though I am finished with it, it was a relief to get it done. Designed and created a very unique quilt for our granddaughter’s graduation. Began it Jan 3. and finished the binding on it April 28th. Was quite challenging as each side portrayed a window with the view in and then the view out. Delivered it to her for her graduation on May 11th!

    —Sandy Martin on May 21, 2014
  • Relief!! The project I’m working on is almost finished and "if I knew then" (ie the week I started it,) what I know now, I would have done a re-think. I’ve used linen as the background and it frayed like crazy. Fray stop, starch, etc. made little difference. One thread lost meant 1/16th off the seam allowance. Perfect points became a mission. I’ve persevered with the linen because, well…. because

    Valerie on May 21, 2014
  • HATE!!!!

    —Brenda Hulsey on May 21, 2014
  • Happy!

    Christine M on May 21, 2014
  • P R I D E 😉

    —VickiGene on May 21, 2014
  • Disbelieving!

    —Karen L. on May 21, 2014
  • excited

    —Jen B on May 21, 2014
  • Tickled! Sometimes I surprise myself.

    —Judy on May 21, 2014
  • Frustrated! Making an Ohio Star Bed Runner for my niece & having a dickens of a time getting all the parts to fit properly!! Will stay at it till finished…….Her B/D is in August!

    —Carol on May 21, 2014
  • Homesick!! I am in the process of quilting on my sewing machine a quilt I copied off of Youtube with houses all over it. It is called Be My Neighbor. I have not been to California to visit my family for 5 years and I miss them…..

    Susan Paxton on May 21, 2014
  • PHEW!!!

    —Barbara Dolan on May 21, 2014
  • ARTHRITIC – attempting my first Hand Quilted toddler quilt

    —Robyn Haworth on May 21, 2014
  • Excitement.

    —Jane on May 21, 2014
  • Fun! I love to sew and create!

    —Marilyn S on May 21, 2014
  • ANTICIPATION!

    —Pam Lewshenia on May 21, 2014
  • Excited!!!

    —Barb on May 21, 2014
  • Farewell and all the emotions that go with saying goodbye. I am working on a lap robe for my boss. She is retiring at the end of June after 25+ years in the education field. She is stepping in another direction so I choice a pattern "Shifting Directions."

    —Jennifer on May 21, 2014
  • ‘EXCITED’ making baby quilt for a great grandchild to be born in August.

    —Jo Riddle on May 21, 2014
  • "finished" It has been a bear quilting it! Make sure your borders are cut straight, sewn tight, no rippling.

    —Linda Christianson on May 21, 2014
  • Solace – "comfort or consolation in a time of distress or sadness".

    My father is law is very ill and early this morning, when I gave up pretending to sleep, I went to my sewing room for solace.
    Another time, I would say – Expression or Creative or Love but right now it is filling another need.

    —Dianne B on May 21, 2014
  • "Doubtful." I’m doing a scrap quilt in blues and lights and now that it is going together, I’m worried that I pushed my blues to far into lights and my lights too far into mediums. However, I’ll reserve judgement until it’s finished. I’ve had doubtful moments with a lot of quilts but they usually turn out better than I thought!

    Beth Strand on May 21, 2014
  • behind

    —margo on May 21, 2014
  • Exhilarated!

    I am working on a new design and I am getting that tingling feeling when it all starts to come together 🙂

    Ann-Marie on May 21, 2014
  • frust-exhilarated!!!! So I chatted I am making a crazy quilt and that is the only way to describe what I feel. I am so frustrated trying to use all my ideas. Before I can finish one project another one pops in my head and I’m off. Then the total exhilaration when you end up with a thing of great beauty. I am having a ball. You should all make one.

    —anne lewis on May 21, 2014
  • Satisfied.

    Jannette Binder on May 21, 2014
  • Frustration – I am currently making a quilt for my newest grandchild who is due in less than 2 months and I haven’t been able to spend as much time working on it as I would like. I hope for his mothers sake he is not late, I hope for my sake he is.

    —Mary Manley on May 21, 2014
  • Optimistic!

    —Cara Halvorson on May 21, 2014
  • frustrated

    —Cindy on May 21, 2014
  • Excited!! just made my first three inch block!

    —Rosalie on May 21, 2014
  • Glacial.

    —Karen Cohn on May 21, 2014
  • Comraderie!!!

    —Jeanette Spellmeyer on May 21, 2014
  • HAPPY!! I just finished a baby quilt for a friend, and it turned out cute! So I am very happy! Am now wrapping it up & getting it ready to mail.

    —Debbie R on May 21, 2014
  • Raspberries – pbbbbbbpppbbpb – some things just don’t work right

    —Cathy on May 21, 2014
  • Greeting
    My family is growing.
    Time to welcome.

    —maria lucia gil moehlecke on May 21, 2014
  • AWESOME! I’m finally ready to smock something for myself, a summer nightgown. I prepped the fabric and with my hubby’s help I ran the pleater this morning. I haven’t smocked anything in 20 plus years. I loved this hobby and I left it behind and now I’m embracing it again, Oh Goody!

    —Jami Price on May 21, 2014
  • I am making a quilt of baskets of love.

    —Peggy Starkey on May 21, 2014
  • Blissed.

    I’ve enlarged a Zen Quilt kit, by adding extra fabric and making more blocks, and I’m currently hand-quilting the Baptist Fan as an all-over design.
    I snuggle under that quilt in the chilly Brisbane evenings. The cat is acknowledging my presence in the house – as he does every winter – and the two of us are completely blissed out 😀

    —Kayt Deans on May 21, 2014
  • My word is STRESS right now. I’m trying to finish up a huge red and white quilt for the red and white category at the fall Houston show. It’s only half finished and still needs the quilting. But it’s a real challenge and if I don’t make it, it will be pretty much finished and really in time for the next show!

    —Arden on May 21, 2014
  • ECSTATIC!!!!!

    —Mary Boyer on May 21, 2014
  • Accomplished – I’m working on the last 18 inches or so of the binding on a quilt for my husband and I love it and so does he.

    —Marion on May 21, 2014
  • Uncertainty. My husband has asked for a Mariner’s Compass quilt. I have been playing with design ideas, but am not sure my plan will work out. I am also not sure I have the skills to construct the compass blocks.

    Julie in GA on May 21, 2014
  • SATISFACTION………I have spent many hours planning this quilt and worked on saving the funds to purchase the fabric I wanted and spoken to others who are much more experienced than I….because I had at least 57 questions….lol…..but now as I work on the project I feel so pleased and happy with my choices and SATISFIED with the pleasure it provides.

    —VikingMom on May 21, 2014
  • Overwhelmed!!! Making a wedding ring quilt for my daughter’s wedding in July! yikes

    —Laura on May 21, 2014
  • LOVING!

    —Barbara on May 21, 2014
  • thrilled

    —Linda Millwee Benton on May 21, 2014
  • Frazzled!

    —Deborah on May 21, 2014
  • Energized! The quilt I’m working on has so many interesting bright colors!

    —Joanne Lenigan on May 21, 2014
  • Content!

    —Vicki Bell on May 22, 2014
  • Bliss!
    My first grandchild is due to arrive in July and I am working on, not one, but TWO quilts. Yes, quilters are generous people and the thought of my "baby" having a baby has pushed me into overdrive! There is nothing like making a quilt (or two) for that special someone. In a word, it’s bliss!

    —Cheri on May 22, 2014
  • EXCITED

    —Carolyn Weigel on May 22, 2014
  • Sometimes EXCITED because I am starting a new project. Sometimes HAPPY when it turns out right. UPSET when I mess up and have to rip and re-do. And most of all always THANKFUL I am able to quilt (just started a year and a half ago) and can continue learning new things and create beauty and comfort!

    —Margo Akamine on May 22, 2014
  • FINISH!!!!!!

    Sandy Vanya on May 22, 2014
  • Organizational!

    —Karen on May 22, 2014
  • anxious Can’t wait to get to sewing!

    —Janice Wadley on May 22, 2014
  • PASSIONATE

    —Judy Whitby on May 22, 2014
  • Challenged!

    —Karen on May 22, 2014
  • SUPERcaliFABRIClisticexpealidoucious –

    the fabric is of superior quality cotton, the pattern is challenging, the print and colours on the fabric are created by a fabulous artist (canvas painter) and the final product will be stupendous, if I arise to the occasion and am able to quilt with quality.
    It is my ultimate challenge for a quilt. Everything clicks. YAHOO ZIPPITY DO DAH.
    (Pardon my enthusiasm).

    —Shannon on May 22, 2014
  • Accomplished

    —Susie Furgason on May 22, 2014
  • Elated, the end is in sight!

    —D Pratt on May 22, 2014
  • Overjoyed!

    —Crystal on May 22, 2014
  • Applipassioned 🙂

    —Christine Maxwell Bonney on May 22, 2014
  • Relaxed

    —Karyn M. on May 22, 2014
  • Bewildered!

    —jody on May 22, 2014
  • Melancholy- I just finished a butterfly handkerchief quilt with handkerchiefs donated by passed on friends and relatives.

    —Betty Jansen on May 23, 2014
  • Loveit! Binding a pastel quilt with beautiful floral quilting design in it. Think it’s going to my granddaughter!

    —helen thompson on May 23, 2014
  • Delighted 🙂

    Sarah Vee on May 23, 2014
  • Relief!

    I have a major scrappy quilt that only needs me to sew the binding down and label it. Relief because it is nearly finished!

    —Bro AJK on May 23, 2014
  • frustrated. I’m halfway thru a rush project and I remembered I wanted to curve some of the corners! Here’s hoping it’ll still look good.

    —Mom C on May 23, 2014
  • Waiting ….to see how this blazing star out of 4 will reveal itself to me.

    —Norma Hector on May 23, 2014
  • The one word that comes to mind is PROUD. I made an appliqued quilt for our grand daughter who will graduate from college June 1; we are proud of her accomplishments and I am proud of the quilt I made for her.

    —Kate Humbert on May 23, 2014
  • Excited!

    —Mary on May 23, 2014
  • Nervous, my daughter appliqued her first baby’s quilt and she wants me to quilt if for her. I am so afraid that I will mess it up and disappoint her.

    —Kathleen Gold on May 23, 2014
  • Urgent … as I want to get it done by May 28.

    —Carmen N on May 23, 2014
  • Behind – well only because my nephew and new wife decided to elope instead of having a wedding later in the summer. Now as it stands, they’ll get their quilt sometime in the early fall.

    Moira on May 23, 2014
  • Clever!

    —Elena on May 23, 2014
  • Delighted!

    Keep smiling,

    Lynnita Shipman on May 23, 2014
  • Excited. It’s a hand crazy quilted project I’ve worked on some time now and I love the way the blocks are developing. Thanks for the chance to win.

    Susan on May 23, 2014
  • Dread. My daughter’s quilt. She is so hard to please that I’m worried she won’t like it when it is done.

    —Nancy Eriksen on May 23, 2014
  • Thrilled!

    —Fran May on May 23, 2014
  • Joyful. Finishing a small project that has me enjoying quilting again. The quilts I was working on had me considering giving up quilting.

    —Dorothy Davis on May 23, 2014
  • I guess that word would be excited. I’m doing my first hand quilted project – a quilt for my baby grand nephew & I love the way it is coming together.

    —Susan Clarkson on May 23, 2014
  • My feeling is anticipation!!I am almost finished with a queen size quilt for a grandson who is graduating from high school and his party will be in July. He is going to Ithaca College for music sound engineering, so excited, anticipating their great program. The quilt is done in rectangles and squares of tone-on-tone black music note fabric, bright fabrics of guitars, headphones,and keyboards, and white fabrics with black keyboards or music notes. With silver shiny cotton fabric I have put CD’s appliqued on randomly with several compositions he has "mixed". Also appliques I printed out , of speakers, sound-eguipment, mikes, etc. I think he will be really happy with it, but who knows? It has been made with tons of love!

    —Norma on May 23, 2014
  • excitement — it is a gift for a friend who has just received her doctorate from the University of Illinois (where I also graduated). It is a big orange block "I" in a field of navy.

    —Nancy Angerer on May 23, 2014
  • Perturbed!!!!
    I need to fix a mistake in the pattern and I am unsure about what will look the best. Oh well, it will be beautiful in the end.

    —Deni on May 23, 2014
  • Grateful that I have the good health to enjoy this wonderful hobby

    —Ellen Easter on May 23, 2014
  • Enjoyment at being able to have the time to sew again after many years. Pressure because there are so many I would like to do.

    —Susan on May 24, 2014
  • Amazed!?!

    —Marjorie on May 24, 2014
  • Exasperated! The fabrics available for my table runner for my nephew the chef just don’t go together! I have accumulated WAY too many different fabrics and the colors are not working. I have always said that all colors can be made to work together, but this is a challenge I may not win!

    —Linda Towers on May 24, 2014
  • "EXCITED!"

    —becky on May 24, 2014
  • Why is that you can have 5 projects going and want to take on a 6th??? Is this a Fabric Addiction??? I’m hooked 🙂

    —Sue on May 24, 2014
  • Frustrated.

    —Karen Seitz on May 24, 2014
  • Eagerness!

    Carol Kussart on May 25, 2014
  • Overwhelmed!

    —Nancy on May 25, 2014
  • Cautious! I am quilting a top with a lot of open space so the stitches are quite visible.

    —Gayle Omansky on May 25, 2014
  • Excited! Planning a quilt for our first grandchild due in Nov. Have to wait a little longer to find out if it is a girl or boy. Anticipation is so fun!

    —Cathy Slabaugh on May 25, 2014
  • Stumped. I need a copyright release to sell a quilt. It was a free download Mystery Quilt designed by Judy Hopkins who passed anyway in 2011 called Summer Breeze. I have a web page at quiltsforsale.ca but can’t show my quilt until I get email permission. Can you assist me in any way?

    Midge, I’ll reply via private email. ~Cornelia/Customer Service

    —Midge Kincaid on May 26, 2014

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