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    Well , the day is drawing to a close...we played cards seriously, relaxed to enjoy the meal when the cousin got a phone call saying his brother was back in a Des Moines Hospital after an operation four or five days ago. So dh's aunt was very concerned until about four o'clock when they got word he was being sent home.

    They loved the quilts, so we compromised and they took them home with them. No picnic or party to let anyone sign dh aunt's quilt. I try not to judge, just go with the flow 'cause they are "my relation by marriage". Life is short not in live in peace with one another. Dh aunt got tears in her eyes from the gifting and that was pay enough for me. I did insist on the cousin's wife learning the story of the quilt...and the cousin said it was going on their bed.

    Nope, I have done any more on our PC blocks, just looked at them; dh and I will rebuild shelving in the quilt room tomorrow, so I can get more boxes off of the floor. And see if I can make three or four more quilts in September.

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    Duh I found Pigs Tail, just had to look a little further. I am only worrying about next weeks blocks..... not what is coming up.
    Now to decide what to take to retreat
    1. Pony Club blocks (might get ahead)
    2. Sylvia's Bridal Sampler (might just get motivated, have 6 blocks made)
    3. Bonnie Hunter's Jamestown Landing, it was in an Australian magazine and is now in her new book, raided the stash for this one
    4. Started Pam Bono's Out of the Darkness quilt yesterday (just cause I thought that was a good idea)
    5. Put together my daughers Orchid quilt oops can't do that as she is coming with me and that quilt is a surprise.
    6. Start making sons new black and cream star quilt for his new home

    What to take oh my goodness why do we start so many, talk about children having short attention spans the professional should talk to quilters
    Karen

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    Quote Originally Posted by mirabelle View Post
    What to take oh my goodness why do we start so many, talk about children having short attention spans the professional should talk to quilters
    With everything else in my life I either do one thing & finish it, or I don't even start it, but with quiltin' I'm a totally different person.
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    I was looking for another pattern and found this one in my saved stuff...might be an easier way to make "pig's tail": http://www.scribd.com/doc/56063419/Q...-LeavenworthKS

    This block finishes at 12" so you'd have to do some math, but looks like it would go together pretty easy...scroll down the pattern to see how the block is assembled.

    Mirabelle--I know what you mean about having lots of projects started!

    I have a retreat in September and at that one I am definitely working on PC blocks...doubt that I will catch up (I only have 30 done), but should be able to get several done as all the paper and fabrics are cut. Crystal (who has checked in a couple times on the QB) and I are going together so we can motivate each other.

    I have another retreat in October. That one I haven't decided what I want to work on yet for sure. Will take PC along, but I am thinking about taking another quilt too. I found the fabric for an EASY pattern to do in a couple days especially if I had the strips pre-cut. I altered it to make it a bigger lap quilt: http://www.daisyjanie.com/PS_fullpag...adderTilly.pdf

    Of course there are other UFOs too, but sometimes it is just so much fun to start something new.

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    It's multitasking, Mirabelle, when we chose to start various projects...anyone who has a dh and kids has learned how to do that. It keeps our interest going, fits our creative, artistic mood, and challenges us with a new thought.

    What is it that QuiltE said...."all quilters were certifiable because we cut fabric into little pieces, and sew them together again"..it keeps us happy!!

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    Yes we are all certifiable!!
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    Thank you I feel so much better now..
    My retreat is the 13th to 15th September.. DD is driving home so we can go together in my car. But really she just wants me to drive as it is a bit of a nightmare to get there.
    24 miles south on the highway, takes about 25 minutes, then take a right hand turn and drive 13 miles which takes about an hour. It is up a mountain with hair pin turns and just enough room for two cars to pass. Will get DD to take photos while I am driving..
    Karen

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    mirabelle-you really are going on a "retreat". Sounds like it's "out in the boonies".
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    That makes 3 retreats that the PC riders are doin' that weekend.
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    I hope to "retreat" into my sewing room after a busy August!
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    Quote Originally Posted by oksewglad View Post
    I hope to "retreat" into my sewing room after a busy August!
    Nice play on words!
    Bev
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    Quote Originally Posted by oksewglad View Post
    mirabelle-you really are going on a "retreat". Sounds like it's "out in the boonies".
    Yes it may sound like the boonies but it is a beautiful village in a rainforest, its called Paluma and about 50 people live there, there is a wonderful restaurant catering for weddings. We stay at the Conservation Centre which caters for week long school camps and we rent out the Community Hall. There is a lot of traffic up and down the mountain on a weekend as there are great swimming holes and picnic areas.
    I can't wait and DD coming with me is making it all the more special.
    Gotta run, having guests for lunch and need to make the salads
    Karen

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    Well, I have straightened out my "Quilt Cave" and cut out the blocks for this week. It looks so large to work in, where I can see all the stash around me and find what I am looking for (?) maybe. (There is a floor in that quilt room...haven't see that in a long while!)

    Seems like everyone is really going to enjoy their respective "retreats"; be it in beautiful country like Mirabelle with her daughter and Oksewglad in her quilt room...and me in my "quilt cave". Found most of the UFOs, and starting out on a few more...

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    I need some advice and hope it's okay to ask it on this thread. My friend has a friend with a 4 year old little boy who has many health problems that resulted in him losing his sight and most of his hearing. I read somewhere about "sensory quilts" or something like that. I'd like to make one for him. I don't know the real name of them to even Google for info so I'm asking yinz for help. My plan: it would only be about 18" x 20" and made out of large squares of different textured fabrics (fleece, corduroy, flannel, chenile, suede, etc). The ones I saw also had a zipper and buttons sewn on. I don't think I should add those since he's only 4. What do you think? Also, some had ribbons hanging off the sides; is this a good/bad idea for a 4 y/o? Can you think of anything else I might add? I'm lost here and you ladies are always so kind and have great suggestions. Help, please!!
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    My DGD has "sensory issues." At 2 she had a round pillow w/a face & ribbons looped all around. They were radiating like rays. I was supposed ta be a sun. She could not sleep without "Day." Those loops were called "Taggies." I think that they sell blankets & other things w/Taggies. She doesn't like things that are silky but does like velvety things. She doesn't like ta be touched unless she instigates it. She doesn't deal w/change very well either. She is 6 & they have learned how ta deal w/most o' her "issues." (I don't like that word but don't know any other way ta say it.) She likes the fleece blanket I made her. When she gets overwhelmed she will wrap up in it & it calms her down. I think a sensory quilt would be awesome. It would help him ta be able ta feel all kinds of textures. I recommend makin' the backing out o' whatever texture he likes the best. Taggies all around would be neat. Don't forgit textures that are opposite o' each other, like satin & denim.
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    JanRN, do a search with "sensory fabrics for kids" and there are tons of ideals by age. Sounds like a wonderful idea, so nice of you to want to help him. I like what Barb said about it too. Fleece would be 'cuddly' when he wrapped himself into it. There are patterns for tents and tepees now too. to make an area just for him to play in.

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    buttons and zippers are ok as well as pockets somewhere so he could tuck something special in there..My GS just turned four and he was so thrilled to discover that he could put his matchbox cars in his pants pockets when he just turned 3...Also proud of himself to be able to zip up his hoodie jacket. maybe small straps with snaps on them to snap closed and the to pull apart to open.. I have some Minkee squares if you want them...let me know. H.

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    I agree. Buttons, zippers, pockets are important. If he is going to have some self sufficiency it is easier for him to learn about the above when he is young. The more he learns now, the better off he will be when he is older. What a kind thing to do , Jan.
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    Okay, so tonight I went through the blocks that I don't have done and those to do in the future. I have some fun kangaroo and Aussie flag fabric from QE to use for a mirabelle block. I also want to include Anael in an International block, but the Netherlands flag is just 3 horizontal red-white-blue bars. So I came up with a block for Anael that would substitute for some of those Y seam blocks we all love to hate. So here's Tulips for Anael. And there's a PP attachment as well as a Rotary cut attachment in PDF format. Enjoy. Now the Canadians--need to come up with something for you, too!Name:  Tulips for Anael block.JPG
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    Oh that looks great - I think we all should do this block for Anael!
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    Me, too. I agree. And the Maple leaf for Canada. And what for Mirabelle?

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    That will be one of my substitute blocks. Thanks, OKSewglad.

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    Now that is darlin'! Great sub ta represent Anael! I'll have ta think about my red, cream & blue fabric & see if it will work.
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    Does anyone have the Maple Leaf in our size that they can share???
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    Some one needs to take the Maple leaf block from from FWQ and size it up two inches...in EQ. I plan on using the tulip in place of the pig's tail. Love it when we all chat all week long, always something to read every morning, and in the afternoons.

    I miss you'all when you are gone to retreats or, like QuiltE AWOL, for awhile.

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