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Carol from Pittsburgh Posted: Sat, Sep 14 2013 9:29 AM

A new blade in my rotary cutter

Getting a package of fabric in the UPS delivery

Receiving a note of “nice quilt” from QCA members

Finding the perfect pattern for that fabric I’ve been saving for something special

When the points in a block remain points and match up just right

A new quilting magazine in the mail

My daughter’s tears of joy and surprise when she saw the quilt I made for her

What makes you happy with quilting?

 

 

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Agnes replied on Sat, Sep 14 2013 9:57 AM

Happiness is all the things you mentioned, more or less but my biggest moment of happiness is:

The finished quilt, usually 90% a redesign of something I've seen, looks as good in real as in my imagination. 

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Mimi replied on Sat, Sep 14 2013 10:42 AM

I agree with what has been listed but I'd have to add: time to quilt, and putting the last stitch in the binding (the feeling of accomplishment).

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Jacy replied on Sat, Sep 14 2013 10:55 AM

Digging through your stash to find the perfect fabrics for your newest project.

Seeing your quilt come to life on the design wall.

Starting a new quilt.

Watching someone open and examine a quilt you made for them.

 

 

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Frances replied on Sat, Sep 14 2013 11:13 AM

Finishing a full sized quilt (well when i get around to finishing one)

Making a block and finding out that my measurements were spot on for a change

Making an Applique block and thinking that really does look like what its supposed to look like.

Stroking fabric

lots of love

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Roxana replied on Sat, Sep 14 2013 11:21 AM

I agree with everything that's been said so far but I have to add:

Completing all the requirements for a SWAP and putting it in the envelope to mail

Mailing back a complete swap, sorted, sealed, and delivered when I am the swap hostess

Receiving back a swap I have participated in and seeing all the lovely fabric choices from everywhere (as well as talents of the participants

Completing my round in the round robin

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Kris replied on Sat, Sep 14 2013 1:12 PM

Happiness is quilting and all it involves.

Happiness is all the people I've met through quilting.

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MNnancy replied on Sat, Sep 14 2013 1:50 PM

Happiness is....

When DH says, "That might be your best quilt yet."

When friends say, "Ask Nancy.  She's a good quilter."

When a mystery quilt comes along and you have just enough fabric in your stash!

 


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Happiness is...all of the above plus learning that I will have to MAKE TIME not "find time" to quilt.

 

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Marie replied on Sat, Sep 14 2013 2:39 PM

Kris:
Happiness is all the people I've met through quilting.

Kris, I agree with the above statement whole heartedly!  I also love being in a quilt shop fondling all that beautiful fabric, making hundreds of quilts in my head and then coming home with a bag full of fabric and forgetting what I was thinking of making with it.  My stash is growing and gorgeous but the quilts are still all in my head.  Need a jump start, big time!

I finally got into my sewing room and neatened it up a bit, a lot really, so I was able to play with Jenny Doan's method of making 4 half square triangles into squares all at once.  Great tute!

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Nana replied on Sat, Sep 14 2013 2:57 PM

I have to agree with all of the above.   Especially the meeting all the friends that I have met thru quilting and retreats.

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Ginny replied on Sat, Sep 14 2013 3:38 PM

Marie, I agree Jenny has some of the greatest ideas for cutting out what you need.  I watched that tut.  also.  And, I fear that I have a similar problem as you have.  Buying great things and then forgetting what I was going to use them for.    Ginny

 

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Marie replied on Sat, Sep 14 2013 4:19 PM

Good to have a partner in crime, Ginny!  :  )

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MNnancy replied on Sat, Sep 14 2013 5:29 PM

Marie:
I finally got into my sewing room and neatened it up a bit, a lot really, so I was able to play with...

Ah, there's another one - Happiness is a sewing room all cleaned up and ready for a new project!

I've learned that from DH.  He always cleans his woodshop after completing a project.  I try to do that as I'm quilting, but now that I've got multiple projects going at a time, it's hard to determine when it's time to clean up!


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MNnancy:
Ah, there's another one - Happiness is a sewing room all cleaned up and ready for a new project!

 

Yes, Nancy, that's my big Happiness Is also!!  I start feeling tense, unable to concentrate, not enjoying myself as much. Then I get a wild hair and clean, straighten, polish. Stand back and look at my room and feel so GOOD.  Of course, it doesn't take long for it to return to former upheaval but that's OK. I'm happy until it gets completely overwhelming again.


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