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    Oh my, all you talented people! To think I read how to do this, and decided it was too complicated. Maybe I should take a class, if one is offered at one of the quilt stores around here. That is gorgeous Mirabelle!
    "You have enough quilts made when your soul is filled, your creativity satisfied and your fingers just won't work anymore."

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    I've got the obw book . This is another case o' me orderin' my fabric before I got the book. My fabric only has 4 repeats. I've been way too busy w/other things ta worry about it. I'll do it some day.
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    Mirabelle--I have several of the Shimmer line. Haven't bought the border print yet, since I am not sure how much I will need. Since I work at the shop once a week, I keep an eye on it to make sure it isn't gone when I need it. How does the "Micro Stitch basting tool" for for pinning layers together? I looked it up and see how it works in general, but for the layers, how do you get it lined up just right before "basting"? Looks like it could make life easier.

    Dublb--if you have 4 repeats, you can do a "4-patch" kaleidoscope like I did with the butterflies. You just stack the 4 repeats and decide what size squares you want (remembering that you put 4 together, so what size block?). You can put them in the middle of "star" blocks or sash and join. I don't mind cutting out triangles, but it sure went quick when I did those few blocks the other day! The larger blocks use 3 1/2" squares and the smaller ones are 2 1/2" squares. I miss cut one of each size so a couple are smaller.

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    Bev, see if the fabric repeats sideways, not only the length, you may have 8 repeats?

    LOVELY quilts ladies, personaly LOVE these types, I have done several
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    so many babies.. sew little quilts

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    My second quilt from the One Block Wonder book which is a variation of stack and whack. I still have some left over half blocks to make a scrappy quilt out of but it hasn't called my name recently. Beautiful blocks, Carrie and QNSue. And Mirabelle, your star quilt is breath taking. I love what you do with pinks!

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    Well Duh, I didn't even think that far. I might even think about grabbin' it & takin' it ta my retreat. (I always take way too much, & usually don't even touch half o' it. Ya'll are wonderful!
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    Catching up here!

    Carolyn ... glad you came to the rescue and were able to let all know that your DearSisHonchey was OK. I'd been worried about her and being out of town for a spell, didn't know all that time!

    Honchey ... Thankfully you are OK and realize how lucky you were compared to many others. So how did the GFG piecing go? I think it's time you show us a picture of your progress!!! Think of the memories you will have of sewing by the candlelight despite the storm.

    Carrie ... elegance for sure, in those test blocks. Are they destined for a specific quilt pattern? Or just to give some blocks for customers to see how the fabric works up? They really are lovely. Your 4PP is going to be stunning! Good job on your part to camouflage the butterflies your DH does not want!

    JanRN ... great job on your first HQ16 quilting! With each project you'll improve your comfort with the new machine and will soon be turning out amazing work. I just know you will!!

    DublB ... What Carrie has done is a 4PP (Four Patch Posey). As explained, you just layer the four and cut the blocks. I didn't have a pattern, and just figured it out from looking at a sample at the store. So use the fabric you have and you'll be surprised what you turn out. Like the OBWs it's so much fun ... and addicting!

    QNSue ... your Flamingo SAW is beautiful! I really like the kaleido-stars on the green background

    MiraB ... Everytime I see that quilt, I fall in love with it again. I too am intrigued about the tool you used for the layering process ... please do tell us more1!! I'm all for anything that makes a job easier.
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    QE, we have missed ya. Ya keep us chattin' away. You are the bubbles in our lil'le group.
    Bev
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    Quote Originally Posted by dublb View Post
    QE, we have missed ya. Ya keep us chattin' away. You are the bubbles in our lil'le group.

    It's good to be back, though I head out again on Sunday for a few days.
    Oh ... I'm no better than everyone else!
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    It's good to be back, though I head out again on Sunday for a few days.
    Oh ... I'm no better than everyone else!
    But, your our glue. Thanks!
    Bev
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    Quote Originally Posted by dublb View Post
    But, your our glue. Thanks!

    Pretty weak glue ... no blocks made for eons!
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    How have I missed all these pretty stack and whacks! The blue butterflies is stupendous, Carrie. As is the brown quilt.
    QNS what a bright cheery one, too.
    We all sigh at Mirabelle's quilts, don't we?
    Our quilt guild had a SNW workshop--I choose not to participate, mostly because I really don't need to buy anymore fabric and I prewash my fabric so couldn't grab from my stash. I did get some scrap border print from a friend and may be able to get 9 4P repeats so just may give it a try with finished 5 inch blocks. Would work for a fundraiser quilt, wouldn't it?

    And yes so good to have the glue back!!
    Spent the day ripping up old denim for mud room rugs. Have one finished, one almost, and a third close to being done. Afraid now that weather's turning colder and the snow starts to fly these will be in need. They work great to absorb moisture from mud/snow covered boots. Then just throw them in the washer with DH's dirty farm jeans. Here's what a dirty one looks like.
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    OK, Great use o' Denim!! I'm partial ta denim.
    Bev
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    OKSGlad ... How appropriate, denim rugs for the farmhouse mud room!!!
    Do you layer the denim? Or just the single layer and then the raggy seams?
    FYI Just cause you have washed your fabric, does not mean you cannot do a SAW/OBW/4PP.
    My Shabby Chic OBW fabric was prewashed. I was told by the LQS where I took the course to just press and starch it well. I had no problems lining up the layers and cutting the stacks. I discovered then how the starch prevents fraying too!

    For some reason, I can see you doing a mini-OBW!
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    This particular one is made like the rag quilts; a layer of filler between 2 layers of denim. See the X through the squares? I use filler (can be old t shirt squares, towels, flannel) cut smaller than the denim squares--less bulk in the seams, so that's why the X is sewn to hold the filler in place.

    Maybe time to a piece of fabric starched well
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    Thanks OKSGlad ... I didn't see the X's before, but once you mentioned it I enlarged it and yup, there they are!

    A great way to recycle old denims and other oldies for a useful and practical result.
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    Now, OksewGlad, if that one is a dirty one, you must change rugs every time one set of shoes steps on it. My Dh tracks in more than that...into the garage, then into the house. A mat outside the kitchen door helped, but it mysteriously disappeared somewhere?? Dh loves to 'play' with dirt; garden dirt, compost dirt, and cleans out the chicken house!! Everything on the place has to be 'bull' strong, or it breaks and is thrown away, including all the house ware, furniture, etc.

    Caught the pullet yesterday that was pecking on and eating the eggs in the hen house, so she will get dressed out today and put in the pot on the weekend dd and family is coming in then. They are goin' learn how to dress out their turkeys!! Themselves!! DD has declined, but volunteered her Dh.

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    QNS, city girl here. When you say "dress out" their turkeys does that mean taking the feathers off?
    Imagine all the people living life in peace...(John Lennon 1940-1980)

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    QNSue ... She's not her Mother's Daughter .... not wanting to get in there and do the "business"! Great plan on her part though .. volunteer her DH! Wonder? what does her DH have to say about that plan?


    JanRN ... what? do you not think that QNSue is going to put dresses on her chickens? She's been busy sewing them all summer, knowing they need them for the cccccold winter ahead, and being that they are girls, dresses are in order!!!
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    Sorry, JanRN, when we butcher the fowl on the farm, we call it "dressing" out the birds...wringing the neck or chopping of the head, sometimes shooting it with a 22 rifle...scalding the feathers, so we can take the feathers off, then bring it inside and de-gut it and cut it up to fry or roast. My foster grandparents ran a poultry house in late '30s and could dress out a chicken in record time, and passed the knowledge on to us. So, who do we pass it on it now?? Guess it will a last art.

    Machines do it in picking factories where the super market chickens come from.

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    Carpal Tunnel is actin up so I'm typin' w/my left hand. Very slow goin'. I'll be readin' but not as much postin'.
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    Thank you, QNS for the info (I think). I'll get my turkey at the grocery store wrapped in plastic thank you very much. And yes, QE, I knew it was wrong, but I was picturing the turkeys running around in little dresses LOL.
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    Yes, JanRN, that is what we will do next year: Butterball turkey. (In fact, that is where our Thanksgiving Day turkey on turkey day will come from this year as I am cooking for about twenty people, so need a 23 pound bird.) Daughter needs three turkeys...one for her minister and the other we will cook with noodles for ourselves later.

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    JanRN ... I thought you were better to visualize dresses than !!!!
    You'll never think of turkey the same again! Oh for the fringe benefits of this PC ride.

    QNSue ... *gasp* you're going to BUY one? Perish the thought!!!! If they aren't big enough then just cook two!
    Oh you'll have turks again next year ... think of what you will miss, if you don't!
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    Since it's only DH & I for Thanksgiving dinner this year, I'll just buy a turkey breast. Even that will last a few days but the leftovers, esp stuffing are my favorites. I always make twice as much stuffing as I need because I love it cold (keep going to fridge and forking some out and then wonder why my pants are snug).
    I've never made turkey soup but it sounds good. Is it made the same way as you make chicken soup? Any thing added or done differently? I may make some with the leftovers. I make some type of soup 2-3 times per week. I bow to the inventor of the crock pot!
    Imagine all the people living life in peace...(John Lennon 1940-1980)

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