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    Losie, I am quilting with the batting and backing. Got my backing fabric in Belfast on Monday. It cost 21.70 sterling per yard. I started by hand but now I am machine quilting where possible. When I have Rows 1 and 2 done I will join QAYG (quilt as you go). Love the idea of completing a row.
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    Hey, I was just directed to your website. I just bought the book and after a first look, I have become very intimidated but this thread looks awesome and I am going to start my DJ soon. I will be far behind everyone else but I don't mind... I want to do this to relax and enjoy quilting. I can't wait to start. I have to shop for fabrics before I start. I have kona white for the background. My stash is non-existent. I buy as I go. I love batiks and I also love 2 color quilts. Not sure which way I will go with fabric choices or if I will get repro fabrics. HMMMM.

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    Yay Jocelyn....you arrived! Try to take the time to read this thread.....you won't be sorry! Lots of eye candy here.
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    Welcome Jocelyn!!! don't be intimidated and dont worry about being behind [I started this thing - am a week behind today ...then there's tomorrow and taxes... gotta do those too] also - if you have any any fabrics in your stash at all [once you figure out whether you are going bright, batik, repro... I guess that should stay constant] you don't need much per block. In fact, I have a few blocks where I used just barely 1 charm square of 'color' plus the background. Background requires about the same. Some will use 2 charm squares of each. You just have to cut carefully and think things through.

    If you want to jump in and catch up, I would start with the easier ones and get a feeling of accomplishment - - A6, A8, B13, C3, C1, B4 B10,

    If you enjoy applique - A7 is a piece of cake [if you want it to look more like the original, you should reduce the size of the melons a little - don't be intimidated with reverse applique, it is more forgiving!]; B1 =4EZ reverse app circles [I match the size to Karen Kay Buckley circles to mark outer fabric; I also use those for B2 and B3 - the first has you making two sets of 4patches made out of halfsquare triangles and 'twisting' color before appliqueing on top; B3 - I made a larger 4patch, cut inner circle 1/2" larger in diameter than finished, took an extra 1/2" on the four seams and appliqued the circle on background], B12 - a little more challenging,but not bad. As is A10 - refer to the thatquilt.blogspot for those instructions.

    Next do A5 - if you look up the nowaste method for making flying geese [http://www.patchpieces.com/files/flyinggeese.pdf] it will go a bit faster. Do A4

    wait a little before doing A11 [refer to post #523 to make it easier], same with B11 - look at instructions on post #804. and A1 - several members -starting with judytheSewer and TymetoShine noticed that the book pattern did not look like the original at all, which was wonkier and drew other patterns - starts with post#200. I wrote a tutorial for A2 on post #684.

    hope these pointers help!!!
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    Also - the triangles are not as hard as they may seem. The first ones I posted to make are quite EZ.

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    Here is my next bunch of 12. I am working ahead because I won't be doing anything on DJ in April. I'm not keeping to the schedule because I want to make sure that the shades of blue are well mixed.

    April is packing, moving back to Maine for the summer, opening up the cottage ang fixing whatever went wrong during the winter. Then comes mowing, cutting brush and taking down the 3 trees that need to go. Chain saw fun!!!

    So I thing I am now 1/4 the way there -- I haven't counted. You will see a lot more PP blocks than applique because I really enjoy PP.
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    Beautiful Mim! May I join you at the cottage for the summer? I'd be happy to help repair, clean, mow, etc! I bet it is a beautiful place to spend the summer. Have fun and enjoy your time.
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    Beautiful blocks mim! Have lots of chain saw fun
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    Love your blue blocks, mim. Great variety of blues.
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    A few days ago I started to track people who have been posting and comparing it to the signup list I had started. I have comments/postings from 25 of the 124 who signed up [I added your name to the signup list Jocelyn]. Never having started a group before - perhaps Nancy or the rest of you can provide some feedback here. Don't want to bug anyone - but certainly dont want anyone to feel left out or intimidated either... Has anyone ever PM'd people who have signed up for things to ask if 'all is well' etc....give status report... ?? thoughts??

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    Gus, this is the first sew along I've ever participated in. Thus, I can't answer what is 'normal'. As with many things in life, folks are interested in an event, but, for many varied reasons, cannot start or continue with their intentions. Perhaps some are enjoying the sew along but choose not to post about it. It's a shame we don't have more regular posters, but I wouldn't worry about it. I know I'm enjoying it so far [aside from my break for remodeling the new house ]
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    I'm one of the original ones that signed up but life has gotten in the way and I'm not currently working on anything at all until things settle down. BUT, I am following this group and when I do start I'll let you know. I have all my fabrics in a bin together along with hints you all have posted. I will do this this quilt, just not until probably fall. Happy sewing everyone!
    Have a great day sewing and remember to "not sweat the small stuff"!!



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    Hi, girls!
    How are all they? I hope that very well!
    MIM I love their blue blocks! Congratulations! That pass as well as possible in the change of home, sounds fun to go to spend the summer elsewhere!
    GUS I don't know how these things are handled. But I think that you there are times to grow things in our life that we cannot control. E.g. repairs in my house, which were not now planned. They emerged when the constructor was available! And yesterday came the painter! The will begin to work on Monday (while it is a holiday in our country and approaching Easter), and estimated that it will take a month to do all the work.So from Monday my life again will leave pace!
    But I try to sew, I hope that this stage is less complicated!
    For this reason must be that not all are participating or die by stages!
    If all this is a hobby, there will always be other priorities. As the saying goes: "man proposes and provides the life!"
    But I have new blocks, be them show in another post so that it won't be so long!
    A hug!

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    Hi, girls!
    How are all they? I hope that very well!
    I completed the 4 week blocks! I learned how to sew curves for the first time in 3 years!
    It was something "refused" to me! But thanks to a book by Ms. Sharon Schamber called "Piec-liqué" I managed it! The first attempt was B-3, not so perfect, but it is acceptable for me. The second was B-2 than with more pieces, I was much better! And then I did B-10 that I fell in love with!
    I love this project! I'm learning more here in these 3 years I do quilting!
    I leave photos, I hope they are to your liking and thanks for sharing all your secrets! They are "gold" for me!
    They have a great day and a better week!
    A big hug for each one!
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    Hi GV09, I love your blocks and their colors. Your block colors are the same color family that I am using. I have not posted any of my blocks yet. I don't know why, but I have not. Do you need a computer program to make your block grid. It would be exciting to learn how to create this grid, while at the same time I would be able to keep track of my fabric colors. Thanks

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    Gladys, your blocks are beautiful. You did a great job on the curves!
    Eat, quilt, sleep, repeat



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    Quote Originally Posted by memereof8 View Post
    Hi GV09, I love your blocks and their colors. Your block colors are the same color family that I am using. I have not posted any of my blocks yet. I don't know why, but I have not. Do you need a computer program to make your block grid. It would be exciting to learn how to create this grid, while at the same time I would be able to keep track of my fabric colors. Thanks
    Hi, memereof8!
    Thank's!
    I use a computer program called "Microsoft Visio ®", which is to carry out plans of offices or industrial plants.

    With him I could do the diagram and as it allows me to insert pictures, only thing I do is to add the photos of each of my blocks in the relevant places.

    If you do not have the program, the file could not be opened or used.

    And I do not know another way to do it. I feel have not been able to be more help!

    A hug!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anael View Post
    Gladys, your blocks are beautiful. You did a great job on the curves!
    Hi, Anael!
    Thank you very much! You are so sweet!
    A big hug!

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    Here are my blocks for this week. They don't look all square but they are!
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    I have no idea why these blocks look so weird, they're all the same size
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    Anael ... I love your blocks! And your great job!
    Not to worry! They are perfect! Sometimes the light and the eye of the camera play us a dirty trick! I say that they are Elves who accompany me in my sewing room! Hahaha!
    Have a beautiful day!
    A strong hug!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mim View Post
    Here is my next bunch of 12. I am working ahead because I won't be doing anything on DJ in April. I'm not keeping to the schedule because I want to make sure that the shades of blue are well mixed.

    April is packing, moving back to Maine for the summer, opening up the cottage ang fixing whatever went wrong during the winter. Then comes mowing, cutting brush and taking down the 3 trees that need to go. Chain saw fun!!!

    So I thing I am now 1/4 the way there -- I haven't counted. You will see a lot more PP blocks than applique because I really enjoy PP.
    Hi Mim,
    not sure if you'll read this before you are packed and on your way, but if you do I have a question. I enjoy pp, too, but with these blocks I have to join several sections and end up with a seam going crooked. Does that make sense? In other words, I divide the blocks into several pieces that seem to make sense and as I add the larger sections together I have trouble getting them lined up properly and things go wonky. Any advice from you - or anyone - greatly appreciated.

    I try to be careful of the 1/4" seam, and I thought I was a better pp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cre8tvlwyr View Post
    A few days ago I started to track people who have been posting and comparing it to the signup list I had started. I have comments/postings from 25 of the 124 who signed up [I added your name to the signup list Jocelyn]. Never having started a group before - perhaps Nancy or the rest of you can provide some feedback here. Don't want to bug anyone - but certainly dont want anyone to feel left out or intimidated either... Has anyone ever PM'd people who have signed up for things to ask if 'all is well' etc....give status report... ?? thoughts??
    Gus, this is the first sew along I've ever done. I do enjoy reading the posts and seeing the blocks, even when I can't post. I usually get to log in a couple times during the week and enjoy it after a long day at work. I thought I had noticed things tapering off a bit over the last several weeks. As for me personally 'life got in the way.' I do plan on continuing, though. I just haven't had blocks to post for a couple of weeks now. I can't imagine anyone being offended by a pm 'hello.' I guess one of the negatives of this kind of forum is not knowing why we haven't heard from someone in a while. It kind of nags away at the back of my mind and if it was someone from a guild that I actually attended I could pick up the phone and say 'haven't seen you in a while and wanted to say hi.'


    Anyway, I'm on Spring Break -yeah- and after I plow through some work I brought home I hope I can catch up on blocks and post by next weekend!

    Happy Quilting everyone.
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    LOVE your blocks Anael!

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    I know that I have been silent lately. I was derailed during the off week amd have not fought my way back yet. It is on my list after I finish Boomerang blocks. With the kiddos, I have little time to sew and have to prioritize. DJ is next on the list. . I think I am down by 10 blocks which should not be difficult when I focus on it.

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