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Thread: International Patriotic Challenge

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    Great Plan, Nursie ... we're here to help cheer you on. How be you show us what you have already? It'll be good inspiration for our cheers to you! If you get it pieced for July ... you know you'll be excited to conitnue on with the final quilting step and this thread isn't going to disappear, so we'll be here with you til it is quilted, too.

    CAllen ... hope you'll join in on the challenge too!
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    Thanks for the encouragement QuiltE, it's back to work today after a long holiday weekend, so it might take me a day or two to get the pics of the blocks up, but I will, so stay tuned...lol
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    Thread Alert!!!!!!!!

    Ladies, you might want to take a look at this thread (pun intended).....
    Aurifil Thread

    and particularly posts #10 and #15
    and this link
    http://www.tristan.bc.ca/cart/home.php
    Yea!!! .... O Canada, eh!

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    http://www.tristan.bc.ca/news.html
    I guess I know where I will be on June 9, since it's only about 45 minutes from home. Thanks.

    But, looking at their site, I only see Aurofil under clearance. I guess I will have to ask.
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    OMG ... YOU are SO lucky!!!!!!!
    See the referral program .......

    http://www.tristan.bc.ca/cart/pages.php?pageid=8
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    Time to catch up a bit.
    ghostrider-I used that same leaf. I was not aware of the history until QuiltE told it to us. I am a bad Canadian. My excuse, I hated history in school and they didn't teach much in the way of Canadian history, anyway.

    Jenniky - machine quilting always. I AM thinking of playing with a few more of those 60 stitches on my machine, though. Also, that nap blanket is really cute. Lucky child.

    dublb - looking forward to seeing the next project.

    QuiltE - sounds like a good weekend. Looking forward to seeing some photos. Have you asked about future classes or sew-alongs?

    callen - Hope you decide to join the challenge. The more, the merrier and, you can see the variety of projects so, anything goes.

    nursie76 - So glad we can offer some inspiration and encouragement. I'm looking forward to seeing a photo or two when you are able. As QuiltE has said multiple times, we will be here long after July 1 so will continue to provide encouragement.

    I'm taking a break from mine for a bit because I made so much progress last weekend. But, if it rains all weekend I may just have to make myself a quilt sandwich.
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    Quote Originally Posted by works4me View Post
    I'm taking a break from mine for a bit because I made so much progress last weekend. But, if it rains all weekend I may just have to make myself a quilt sandwich.
    Perfect comfort food on a rainy weekend!



    W4Me ... More classes to come though no dates ... she'll add us to the email-list for when the time comes. She's doing some in Courtenay and Edmonton this fall, if you or others have the notion! Photos will follow, sometime! And why should you use more of those stitches? .... most of the rest of us don't!
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    Jenniky - love the little nap quilt. Shaun will look hard at all those pictures when he is having his naps.
    Glad you enjoyed the video. I hope you spotted the thatched cottage in the background - there aren't that many around. By the way - we are nowhere near London! The flame is doing a grand tour of Britain and Northern Ireland and the route has been planned so it passes within 10 miles of 95% of the population. We saw it on Day 5 and it will not finish until the end of July.

    Works4me - How many stitches!!?? One of the reasons why I'm a vintage machine girl...

    Progress report - Finished the prickly leaves on the thistle, but the rest of it is going to have to wait because I have to finish the wall hanging this week. I hope to quilt it today. Had to do a shopping trip on Monday, an hour's drive to Gloucester, because I have bought all the gorgeous coloured cottons direct from the importers' showroom. All the applique I have been doing is in hand-woven and hand-dyed cotton made in India. Bought a beautiful plum red stripe for the border of the wall hanging.. Look at all these colours

    http://www.oakshottfabrics.com/categ...g-fabrics.aspx

    Pricey but worth every penny. I tested for dye fastness by sewing a tiny swatch of each colour onto a piece of white cotton, then pouring boiling water onto it and leaving it to soak in jug. Later I ironed it while it was still wet. There was a tiny bit of colour that ran from the dark red, but this was before I had given any of the colours a pre-wash. When I did the same thing again after pre-washing all the colours, there was no running dye at all.

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    Muv - old Kenmore, made by Janome, has about 16 stitches, newer Janome has 60. Also found out I can combine stitches so will have some fun on one of the next few quilts.

    Those are gorgeous fabrics. Love how rich the colours are. I've never thought of Indian fabrics as being high quality. This goes back to the days of peasant blouses made in India that fell apart after two washings. Nice to know some things have changed.
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    Good Morning Ladies !!!!

    Muv ... That was a fun little trip to your importer's site! Thank you for leading the way. Had to learn the new language .... packs and blocks!! And I really like those "shot cottons"!! I can't think of anything comparable here. Are you using those in your quilt/hanging? Looks like there's a reason for the deadline for the wall hanging ... perhaps to have it done for the week's festivities for the Diamond Jubilee. I'm disappointed as I'll be away on Saturday and will miss it ... they'll probably have re-runs of it at night, though it won't be near as good, as they'll chop chop the footage!

    W4Me ... ahhhh ... another site for you to order from!!!
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