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Finally! Finishing those darn turtles.

Well, I should be able to see the last of those darn paper-pieced turtles by the end of this week.  I got all (I hope!) of the machine quilting--in the ditch, no less, finished up Sunday, and got the binding cut and sewn onto the front side yesterday.  Now all that's left is to whip-stitch it down on the back.  I may be able to get my friend to post a photo on the website--cross your fingers.  My computer repair person tells me the problem I'm having with posting photos is the software that came with my digital camera.  I'd be upset about that, but the camera was free, so I'm not complaining--too much!  This quilt is NOT one of my better efforts.  I still think the design was a little bit off, since I could not get the turtles to lay flat after stitching the outer shell arcs to the leg and background piece.  And then I made the mistake of choosing the wrong color for the turtle that was to be appliqued on top overlapping the outer border--the color I chose for that one's legs was too close to the same shade of green as the background in my border fabric.  So I decided to stuff him, lightly.  And of course, that distorted the top even more.  Oh, well, my sister in law doesn't know much about quilting--she'll think it's terrific.  I hope!  Anyway, on to the next project, which is 9 Lemoyne Stars for a Quilt of Valor my sewing circle is making.  The pattern is called Homeland Stars, and is a combination of Lemoyne Stars, pinwheel blocks, and Log Cabin blocks.  I'm doing the Lemoyne Stars, Angel is doing the pinwheels and Dorothy will do the Log Cabins and set it all together.  Maybe I can get Dorothy to post a photo of that one too when we get it all finished.

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Comment by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on March 17, 2016 at 5:01pm

Doesn't it feel good to put "one of those" projects behind you?  (We've all been there, er well, at least I have!  Guess I shouldn't speak for anyone else.)  :)  Kudos to you for sticking with it.  

Hoping the next project is a fun, stress-free one.  

Comment by Joan on March 17, 2016 at 7:31am

OMG!  Lmao, Irene!!!

Comment by Irene Gallway on March 16, 2016 at 2:03pm

I can relate to getting a project done that has been frustrating all the way through.  I have also thrown a project in the trash.  ( making Barbie doll clothes) comes to mind. I pitched the pattern and the fabric both after hours of trying to sew on those small pieces.  I hated the Barbie doll after that experience. lol

Comment by Barb/WI on March 16, 2016 at 7:14am

Glad you can walk away from this project now.  It has certainly been a thorn in your side.  Hopefully, if you look at it in a few days, you can overlook the flaws and realize its not bad, at all.

Comment by Janet/MO on March 15, 2016 at 8:28pm

That has to be very frustrating Sandy. 

Comment by LKC on March 15, 2016 at 4:13pm

I need to take picture too. Would love to see the turtles and projects. Can you stuff the turtle shell? I always think my quilting is not right. Once it relaxes it always look better the next day, if not, more quilting seems to make the eye  not see just one line.

Comment by Sandy Larkey on March 15, 2016 at 2:39pm

No, there's something really flaky about my computer regarding photos--I can't even pull the photos out of the file and paste them into the word processing software. 

Comment by Janet/MO on March 15, 2016 at 1:52pm

I know what you mean about having projects that we just can't wait to be done with!  As for pictures, can you download and save them to your computer?  If so, you should be able to browse through your pictures and upload them to the site. 

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