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    Oh QNS - just love your 30's blocks! That is going to be gorgeous!
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    Happy Mother's Day to all.

    It rained here all morning and into the afternoon. I was sick in the night so took a good 2 hr nap this morning....still feeling a bit blah. Then I went into MIL's w/DH and DS to put a small slab of concrete at the bottom of the front landing/steps they put up last fall. My job was carrying water to mix up the concrete...fun, fun.

    Jeanie--sounds like you have a nice trip planned. Our trips are usually there and back because the kids have to get back to work and DH is home w/the dogs and ready for a break. This year we've already been to Makato, MN, Lancaster PA and Vegas for indoor archery tournaments. This spring we went to Phoenix, AZ for the first of many outdoor tournaments. We still go to FL, CA, NC, OH, and TX...driving to all except Vegas and CA.

    Sue--I can't wait to see your FW30s blocks in rows. Those blocks look great! I like your choice of cream/yellow setting triangles. Good helper you have there!

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    Bev, what are coping strips? Never heard of such...

    Great start on joining, QNS. Your helper is sure cute!

    Jeanie, have a safe and very fun trip! When you mentioned Pismo Beach it made me remember a Bugs Bunny cartoon, where he was tunneling underground and trying to come up at Pismo Beach! So I guess it's a real place....

    Today at our quilt meeting I got to visit with FatCat... the hostess's kitty. She is as big as a basketball in the middle, which makes her skinny tail look dwarfed. And she doesn't walk... only waddles. She's the sweetest, friendliest girl, tho, and let me play with her with one of her toys.

    One of the quilters told of a fabric store closing... nearly 2 hours south of us. She was going, as they had clearance pricing until the closing. On a 'wild hair' I decided to tag along and off we went on a *road trip*! I did buy some pretty stuff, but not the bonanza I was hoping for. Anyway it was fun to hit the road to see a shop I'd never been to. We had a good lunch together, too. Fun day.
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    Coping strips are tiny strips of fabric used to join the QAYG blocks together.
    In this case I am using 1" strips for the front. Once the quarter inch is sewn on the first block & then the quarter inch is sewn onto the second bock that leaves 1/2" that covers the seam allowances.
    On the back however I cut 1 1/2" strips & fold those in half to get 3/4" strips. I sew the raw edge to the first block at the same time as I sew the 1" strip on the front. Once the second block is sewn to the front I then fold the back piece over & it is now a half inch piece & I hand sew that to the second block at the fold.
    I don't guess this makes since w/o picts, now does it?
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    Now that I am sure what Bev means by coping strips, here is a quilt I made with them doing quilt as you go...the small purple "sashing" are the joining strips.
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    Yes those are coping strips Carrie. That is a sweet purple quilt!
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    That's ok Bev... that's the way I do it too, just never heard the term "coping strips" before. I just call them narrow sashing strips. You learn something new every day!

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    Pretty pretty, Bonnie and Carrie.

    I've also heard the term coping strip when you have several blocks and they aren't all the same size. By sewing a strip around each one (say about an inch), then cutting all the blocks the same size, one doesn't notice the slight differences in the original block sizes. I've used coping strips around pre printed panels to make them an even size as well.
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    Thanks, Bonnie, Carrie and Dublb. I am understanding the QAYG a bit better now. Beautiful examples of using it. Love that purple, Carrie.

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    I don’t hand stitch the strips closed on the back. I sew so that the open strip is on the front, then I narrowly top stitch it down. It saves a ton of time.
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    SBG-I have done it your way as well. No hand sewing for this gal with arthritic fingers.
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    I will also show how to do it by machine. I just have planned this one to be done by hand for a long time. I will do a couple of 4 block wall hangings that are done different ways.
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    SBG, we have a kitty that sounds like the one you mentioned. She has a tiny head, paws, and tail but her belly is enormous! The problem right now is we're feeding our older boy a lot more because he needs it and so Baby eats way too much. She waddles. Her brother is very different. He only eats when he's hungry and he's long and lean. We need to get this girl on a diet but right now it's a challenge. Carmello is getting near the end so it will be awhile before we do WW on her

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    Here are a couple pictures I took while walking around the yard w/the dogs after a light rain the other day...if you can zoom in you can see water droplets on both.

    I finished getting borders on the Sunflower D9P today...the outer yellow isn't exactly what I was wanting but the darker yellow I used in the quilt was sold out. I will binding with the same light yellow and use orange flannel for backing.

    Also finished up the 2nd Illusions lap quilt top today.

    Tomorrow I'll get the bindings made for all three so they are ready to go on when I get them quilted. After that I am going to get some sashing put on Kaleidoscope blocks I started a long, long time ago!! My goal is to get this top together by the end of the week...then Laura goes back to FL and my sewing time will be limited next week w/MIL having 2nd cataract surgery and 2 other appts next week.
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    I had a great Mother's day. Mike grilled steak for DM, DD & I. Alright, he grilled steak for all of us but in honor of DM, DD & I.
    I did go & get
    #1DSon yesterday. It was a nice trip except for the 45 minutes that we locked the keys in the truck. We has stopped at a convenience store in Tolar TX. #1DSon & I had a miscommunication about the keys & they stayed in the truck when he locked it. He truly thought I had 'em. Anyway a guy had a break in kit but my locks were stubborn. Eventually another guy got the end of his fishing pole & fished my keys to the crack they had made between the door & the body of the truck. For those who I haven't met IRL, I have a big stinking wad of keys & keychains. (Which is why #1DSon didn't want to carry 'em around.) Anyway Micah & the guy w/the fishing pole were trying to maneuver the key fob through the crack when the first guy just grabbed the door & pulled it wide enough that they got the keys out! Those guys wouldn't let us pay 'em a thing!
    After we got home Mike grilled chicken for us. DD brought the kids over & we all sat outside talking for a long time. (DSonIL is working outta town so he wasn't here.)
    I was up a li'le bit after everyone went to bed. I guess I crawled into bed at around 1:00. Well around 3:00 DM called & her Blood pressure was up. I got dressed faster'n I remember in a long time. I picked her up & got her to the ER fairly quickly. I got her back home & waited till I knew she was good before I came home. I crawled back into bed at 6AM & slept till noon.
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    Pretty flowers, Carrie, and your yellow quilt is lovely.

    Gee Bev, that was an eventful Mother’s Day! Glad your Mom got taken care of, and you got to catch up on some sleep!
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    Well I accomplished my goal of getting one kaleidoscope quilt top together. I have a plan for the 2nd one...originally this was to be a king-sized quilt for our bed but then after getting dogs who sleep in our bed I've decided 2 twin-size work better so we can both be covered up. I am not putting this box back on the shelf until the other top is done!!!

    Also here is a quilt top my daughter (17) made on the couple days she could join Laura and I sewing over the last couple weeks.

    I'll be quilting/binding the Sunflower D9P this week and next so it will be all ready for gifting on June 8th....hopefully I can get a couple family members to help me sandwich the quilt Monday evening since Tuesday is the only day this week I have time to sew!
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    Quote Originally Posted by carriem View Post
    Well I accomplished my goal of getting one kaleidoscope quilt top together. I have a plan for the 2nd one...originally this was to be a king-sized quilt for our bed but then after getting dogs who sleep in our bed I've decided 2 twin-size work better so we can both be covered up. I am not putting this box back on the shelf until the other top is done!!!

    Also here is a quilt top my daughter (17) made on the couple days she could join Laura and I sewing over the last couple weeks.

    I'll be quilting/binding the Sunflower D9P this week and next so it will be all ready for gifting on June 8th....hopefully I can get a couple family members to help me sandwich the quilt Monday evening since Tuesday is the only day this week I have time to sew!
    both are great quilts, but I really love the colors in your kaleidoscope.
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    Pretty quilts, Carrie!
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    I too love your quilts Carrie. That is a good idea about doing 2 different quilts for the 2 of ya.

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    We got rain again yesterday. It rained another inch & a half. While it hasn't rained in a few days, our ground is saturated. The temps dropped down a bit. We are back in the Mid 70's today. It will be back up to 80 tomarrow. The thing is it is more humid also. That is something that I'm not used to.
    On my way back from dropping #1DSon off in Ft Worth I took a moment to stop in Whetherford. There is a neat store there that I love. It is an Ace Hardware store but also sells some grocery's, Wranglers Jeans, some western cloths, some guns & ammo, & (most importantly) some LQS quality fabric. It is outta print fabric so the prices are lower. The Moda is 8.99 a yard. I bought 5 yards of some 108" backing fabric for 13.99 a yard. Now when I pulled up in the parking lot I noticed that they also had a ton of St Augustine sod in the parking lot. DH & I have been looking for some St Augustine Sod for a bit & haven't found any around here. We didn't need very much. Well I came home w/10 squares of it. Wouldn't ya know it, when I got back, there was some St Augustine spotted at 2 different places here in town. Most of what I bought is still in the carport but yesterday morning I heard the thunder for the storm that was coming so I grabbed one of those sod squares & got it planted in one of the bare spots in the yard. 1 down & 9 to go. I am glad that it was planted before the rain. I wish we had the rest planted. OH well we will plant a few more in complete squares & will plug some others in. We are kinda funny as we don't care which kind of grass we have as long as it is green & hold out in the heat. I was ready for a shower then for sure. Well it started raining as soon as I got the grass in the ground. It was a bad storm & we were under a tornado watch. I didn't want to get in the shower & have to get out w/shampoo in my hair & be wrapped in a towel to get in a closet if a tornado came, so I waited. (No tornado touched down anywhere close to us.)
    After my shower I worked all day on getting ready for that QAYG class. It is coming up on Tues.
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    Lovely stack and whack, Carrie...something I've never done, but the results are always stunning.

    Rain rain go away! That was a big system from north to south. Who didn't get rain yesterday and last night? Hope all's well with everyone.

    Just finished a mini rectangular log cabin. Four blocks 3 x 4 using 3/4" strips. Just have to cut bamboo skewers for the hangers and it's done.

    The barn scene is waiting for some hand embellishments. I have loved this quilt for a long time from Pam Geisel...notice hers is 18 x 43. Mine's about 1/3 the size as I'm using 3/4" wide pieces. Also not doing the 9P's. I just started sewing strips from my 3/4 scrap bin together based on color gradations. My column width depended upton my smallest piece length. Haven't taken pictures of either on yet.

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    I love that barn quilt!
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    I love your quilts, Carrie. Lots of nice color and designs.

    Dublb, stay safe. May has had more storms than the norm, up through Oklahoma alleys where it did a lot of damage last night. We got rain and rain and more rain. Finally, it cleared off this afternoon. Worst news is the Missouri River is flooding again and high water has forced people to move to higher ground again.

    OK, I love your pattern that you are doing. I bookmarked that site.

    Carrie, I cut out my templates for the next block in the Bible Sampler. 24 pieces for a finished 6 inch block. Mega is not allowed in the QR until after I get it together. She gets very creative about re-arranging the little pieces. I plan to do a row of it, and a row on the Farmer's Wife 1930, then switch back and forth on the two quilts. Company is not coming until the 27th, so I have sometime to work on it.

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    Thanks

    QNS--I plan to work on FW 1930s blocks in between working on the other kaleidoscope quilt. I have papers cut but not fabrics.

    My daughter wants me to make her a "Quilts for Rosie" quilt like the one I made with a group of ladies on the quilting board several years back. We are going to pick out the rest of the fabrics for that tomorrow morning. I am going to try to get her to help me since these are 12" paper pieced blocks. She hasn't tried PP'ing but I think she might like it if the pieces aren't too small.

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    I have to sew today. That class is tomarrow. I didn't get to sew yesterday. After church I thought I'd plant a li'le bit of grass & then I was gonna sew. The contractor called about the time I got the 3 1/2 squares planted. (I had cut a few up to fit in some of the places.) Anyway he is gonna start work today. We had to spend yesterday cleaning out the bathroom & the wall that is gonna have a door installed. Who knew that we had so much stuff in that bathroom?
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