2012 Learn Something New Challenge

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Re: 2012 Learn Something New Challenge

New postby LeapFrog Libby on Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:04 pm

I think part of it was I remember that my boss for years, (a British Bride married to a Military Man) always borrowed a fold up tote I had when she went back for a visit. She always took sewing thread with her for her family. She brought back clothing made there because it fit her better. She was short like me, but her 'girls' were larger than mine by far. The clothing she brought back always fitted her perfectly.Her DH worked for AE Threads. He was a VP and he got me hooked on their thread. (serger and regular sewing)
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Re: 2012 Learn Something New Challenge

New postby Magot on Tue Mar 06, 2012 1:47 pm

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Re: 2012 Learn Something New Challenge

New postby bridesmom on Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:33 pm

I have a new thing to learn! After being ribbed at work unmercifully this last two weeks because of my horrible handwriting, I am going to try to write legibly. (I would have made a great doctor with my scribble!!)
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Re: 2012 Learn Something New Challenge

New postby pinecone on Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:57 pm

bridesmom wrote:.... (I would have made a great doctor with my scribble!!)


Lawyers can be a bit challenged there too. 8-)

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Re: 2012 Learn Something New Challenge

New postby Magot on Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:34 pm

Hmm Laura, bear in mind it takes kids a LONG time - you first step would be to make sure you have a good pen and are sitting correctly - makes a huge difference.
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Re: 2012 Learn Something New Challenge

New postby LeapFrog Libby on Thu Mar 08, 2012 5:56 pm

And don't forget to slant your paper. LOL
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Re: 2012 Learn Something New Challenge

New postby bridesmom on Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:20 pm

Hmmm I sense there are some teachers out there! And to boot, I'm a lefty, and I slant my paper completely opposite to righties but I don't write with my hand crooked around. I'm working on my printing too. Did I mention my sister was an elementary teacher and her handwriting is the large cursive style taught in schools years ago, it's beautiful.
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Re: 2012 Learn Something New Challenge

New postby Magot on Sat Mar 10, 2012 6:16 am

Latest attempts :
Here are the next three patterns in my quest to master FMQ
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So in close up : Rattlesnake. Leah says this is useful to cover large areas. I found working in a figure of 8 quite tricky but the overall effect is almost aboriginal. Not really suited to the quilt I am working on but interesting.
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She calls this on e Edge of Reason. Although I wrote myself a note to make the first wiggly line even more wiggly, it didn't happens and my echo quilting is a bit ropey.
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Wormholes. Now this I really like, fun to do and looks good from afar - close up not so amazing but it is very forgiving. Definitely on the list!
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So my favourites are pebbles/cracked egg, wormholes, spiral circle and flame flower. Now to hit the quilt!
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Re: 2012 Learn Something New Challenge

New postby sewingmom on Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:15 am

Those are unbelivable. I can't even imagine how you accomplished those patterns and they look very time consumeing.
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Re: 2012 Learn Something New Challenge

New postby lendube on Sat Mar 10, 2012 11:25 am

Those are so cool, Jan. I like them all. Must be fun to work on those.
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