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    QuiltE...the swap block is definitely going to be in my PC quilt. I'm actually planning to do a completely reversible quilt and will need the extra blocks. I didn't have a good selection of old fashioned prints when I started but my LQS has expanded their Civil War type fabrics about 4 times over and I've gotten a much better selection. When I look at my blocks on the design wall, the difference between modern and CW prints and colors is strikingly obvious so I'm planning to use JenniKy's QAYG method using the CW type prints more on one side and the modern prints on the other side. So, whatever I get in the exchange will have a home. I have about 4 more blocks to do. Since I got the new CW fabric I've been in a piecing binge. I'm itching to start sandwiching some of the blocks. I have the backing that goes with the modern side and will be looking for what to use in the CW side.
    Dubib and QNS'S...how do you use the attic window as a setting? Do you use two different color fabrics? It sounds interesting.
    QNS'S...I can't decide what to do but I don't doubt that yours will tell a story!
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    All sorts of planning going on here!

    QNSue ... hahahaha! and Honchey thinks everyone will be caught up by January? Guess my coming back here has foiled that plan. Regardless, I'll do my best to get the swap blocks done on time, even if I am stumbling along the trail still to do my own blocks.

    GGal ... WOW! reversable quilt with the blocks ... what a challenge you have there! Though you have me confused ... if you are doing it reversable, why do you need a backing? won't the CW blocks be the backing for the Modern and vice-versa? Sadly I haven't followed the QAYG ... just bad timing for me. I'm still toying with the idea of some sort of QAYG for my PC, though still undecided. No rush of course, as I'm so far behind!
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    I haven't decided what I will do with my Bonus Blocks yet...maybe sash and border to make a lap quilt. I know I will smile every time I look at the finished quilt remembering our "times on the trail".

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    when I posted pleasant paths, it was bordered with attic windows:Name:  PleasantPaths2..JPG
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Size:  104.7 KBI will put a medium where the light side is on the blue, red and creme blocks. I allow a 2 inch extension on each side then do a 45 degree seam...its a fusion fabric for the attic window effect...I think it looks like leather frame myself.

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    Thanks, QNS. I wasn't very observant was I. That really looks nice.
    QuiltE...I want to make a full size quilt so I'm alternating a pieced block with a "plain" setting block which will be the back of the quilt on the reverse side. Eleven rows long and 9 blocks wide 6-5-6-5-6-5-6-5-6 PC blocks with setting blocks in between. I'll start and stop with the PC blocks on each corner so there won't be an obvious back side.

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    Now I understand why the backing fabric is needed!!!!
    What a great idea
    GGal .... I guess if I'd been around a little in the last while, I just might have known this!
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    Not to change the subject...BUT...I need to know...When I print my foundation papers the verticle length on the printed pattern is 1/16 to 1/8 " short...when I measure the horizontal width of the same piece it is correct...Is it my printer or the pattern itself...this is the first time I'm checking it ...is it possible that the pattern in the book is incorrect? I think I'm going to check that now..I think that is why I'm having a hard time with the section's alignment...

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    My templates printed correctly this week with no problems. Floral block did in the future where I am working now...still trying with it. Make sure the scaling on the printer says "none" that will make a difference.

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    Oh Sue I really like it. It's beautiful. I have a different kind o' attic window in mind. I had ta look for a little while but this one is the same idea as what I thought.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...ws-t21284.html
    I thought I'd use the cream on bottom,red on the side & navy as the tiny one that divides the windows. I think all o' the PC quilts are gonna be wonderful.
    Bev
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    Thank you, BB. I like that even better....think I can change mine at this point in time. ... just 8 more blocks left to do and will have 90 completed.

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    Wow, Bev. I really like that attic window. Classy.

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    QuiltE I really mixed up my words I should have said my NEXT two blocks not my LAST two, gosh I wish I had only two to go, the weeks seem to be flying by and I am having trouble getting these pesky little critters done each week. Maybe I should stop typing and go sit at the machine, do you think that would help
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    Quote Originally Posted by mirabelle View Post
    QuiltE I really mixed up my words I should have said my NEXT two blocks not my LAST two, gosh I wish I had only two to go, the weeks seem to be flying by and I am having trouble getting these pesky little critters done each week. Maybe I should stop typing and go sit at the machine, do you think that would help
    Well, they would be the "last" two, referencing last week! Words can be oh so confusing!

    Yet, I was thinking that it was indeed possible as you ladies are not very far from the end
    ... as compared to some (or should I say ONE?) of us!!
    I'm starting to contemplate a lap quilt ... instead of a full sized bed quilt!

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    WOW! you ladies are just moving right along! sadly... I dont think I will be able to catch up I went to the doc yesterday thinking I have pneumonia again! he said it is only upper respiratory infection. so I SHOULD be able to bounce back from that ok, and work on my Bonus Blocks

    you ALL amaze me I love logging on every week and reading your progress
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    Quote Originally Posted by deranged_damsel View Post
    WOW! you ladies are just moving right along! sadly... I dont think I will be able to catch up I went to the doc yesterday thinking I have pneumonia again! he said it is only upper respiratory infection. so I SHOULD be able to bounce back from that ok, and work on my Bonus Blocks

    you ALL amaze me I love logging on every week and reading your progress

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    So sorry to hear/read that you are having troubles again. For sure, some stitching would be just what the "doctor ordered" for your recovery plan. And .... Do you realize, every time I see lace, I think of you? Any progress on that front?

    Here's to some quiet time a-sittin' and a-stitchin' for you ... and a speedy recovery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post

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    So sorry to hear/read that you are having troubles again. For sure, some stitching would be just what the "doctor ordered" for your recovery plan. And .... Do you realize, every time I see lace, I think of you? Any progress on that front?

    Here's to some quiet time a-sittin' and a-stitchin' for you ... and a speedy recovery.
    YAY!!! glad to see you back E !!!Yes!!! my existence is now equal to an annoying song lyric that gets stuck in your head and you cannot be rid of and to further cement me into your life I think I will use my PC fabrics for my bonus blocks you all are going to receive a Barbwire/Lace block. Woohoo

    yes! I did find I lovely fabric that I HOPE will work, I havent tested it out yet. I ALSO found my sashing strips so I am looking forward to some sewing in the near future... it would be nice.... sigh...

    did I tell yall I have ANOTHER wedding quilt coming my way? thankfully I already have all of the fabric needed save the backing, and it will be a simple enough pattern, Im thinking Ohio Star, unless something better catches my eye

    happy stitching ladies!!!
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    Barbed Wire and Lace ... what else could be better?

    Along with your PC acquisitions and stash ... have you found the lace for the outside ruffle?
    I'm totally curious what your backing and sashing will be!!!! photos would be nice!!!! *hint* *hint*

    And now another wedding quilt ... and soon to follow, more babies?
    woohooooo for youuuuuuu!!!!!
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    It's great to hear from you DDamsel, hope you are feeling better. Sit and sew sounds wonderful, forget the housework you need quality time to recover
    Karen

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    DD-- I hope you have been able to spend the day relaxing and feel better soon!

    I have figured out that I need about 25 more blocks for my 2 quilts. Today I finished cutting the fabric for those blocks!! That means next week I can just SEW! YAY!!! When I got done with the blocks I took the KT fabrics left (I used several FQs) and cut 2 1/2" strips.

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    Carriem....you are certainly on a roll...I wish I had half your energy!!!!!!!

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    I don't always have this much energy...some days are just lots more productive than others.

    I had more time on a Saturday than usual because our children are staying at my mom's this weekend. DH and I cut firewood this morning and after cleaning up the house I spent time cutting fabric while DH napped. Tonight I made corn chowder, while it was cooking I cut fabric for several of my "Quilts for Rosie" blocks...just 5 more of those left to cut for.

    DH mom, brother/SIL, and nephew/family are all coming over for lunch tomorrow. We don't see them too often so it should be a nice time.

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    Corn Chowder Ummmmmm... We happen to like corn in our family ...I have never made corn chowder...would you share your recipe????? I just purchased some corn on the cob...it might be the last of the local corn around here..would love to make something different for dinner...

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    Honchey--not my recipe originally, but I have altered it to make it my own. I increase the chicken broth, corn, and potatoes....it just depends on how big of batch I want. Additions/what I do in (). Basically I make it a batch big enough for a couple meals for a family of 5.

    1 large onion, chopped (I use yellow/vadalia)
    1/2c. butter
    2 1/2c. water (I use chicken broth instead of water and add more to make sure potatoes are covered for cooking)
    2-14.75oz cans cream corn (4-6 cans)
    4 medium potatos, peeled and cut into approx 1/2" cubes (8-10)
    2c. milk
    1 1/2t. salt
    3/4t. pepper

    Saute onion in butter until tender in large soup pot. Add water (or broth), corn and potatoes. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 16-20 min or until potatoes are tender. Reduce heat to low. Stir in milk, salt and pepper. Cook for 5-10 min or until heated through, stirring occasionally. If need to thicken, I mix a little water with cornstarch and whisk in slowly.

    I made it last night for today because we like it thick...by cooling it completely and then reheating it, it is always thicker. Just took the apple crisp out of the oven and the catfish is now baking. DH was in charge of the fish, he likes to cook and I am HAPPY to let him. He found a recipe for a "rub" that has lemon juice and several spices. We've had it once before and it was very good.

    DS (12yr) caught the fish this summer in the river by our house. He takes care of catching and cleaning the fish. Plus he does the best job frying the fish when we eat it that way. This was a very good summer for fishing...I guess at least the drought was good for something!

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    Honchey--I would guess the chowder would be much better with fresh corn! I've never creamed my own corn, but maybe you know how to do that. If you try it, let me know what you think!

    Yes...we do have company coming, but since everything is ready I am messing around on the quilting board. Otherwise I will just keep wondering around the house finding something else that could be done!

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    Thanks for the recipe CarrieM ... I'll be making this one when I get into soup making mode again.

    Mom used a can each of cream corn and niblets but no potatoes, using flour for thickening.
    Sometime's she'd throw in some chopped peppers for some colour.
    The rest was just the typical, a bit of this and that ... no wonder I don't follow recipes well!

    If anyone likes French Onion Soup ... here's one I posted this morning in the Recipe section

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/recipes...01903.html#top

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