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    That is so cute, thanks for sharing Mirabelle. I would probably trip over him, I have not had a dog in so long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dublb View Post
    OMGosh!!!! It just leaves me speechless! There are no words ta describe your wonderful quilt.
    I coulnd't have said it better

    Mirabelle, did she SID between the blocks and between all the different parts of the blocks? That gives you an idea of how to proceed with your flower quilt. I noticed on my practice quilt I had to SID so it would lay flat and mark the flower triangles. I hope I make sense
    I love the quilting of the flower quilt!

    QuiltE, I need lessons from Mirabelle myself !!

    OK, your hexi flimsy is gorgeous! So much patience!!

    I finished the first block of Ode to my Mom since september last year. Here it is. It's block # 1 Homespun. I don't do them in any particular order so it's not the first block I made for this one
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    Anael my longarmer did SID in the sashing strips and around the squares and triangles in all of the blocks, the pictures just don't do it justice. Will sew the binding on tomorrow and then it is ready for me to hand stitch while I watch TV at night.

    I have the first 5 blocks quilted on Daisy and I have SID down the centre of each block to make sure it doesn't have a bulge along the centre seam line where the quilting meets. That makes sense doesn't it.

    What a beautiful block Anael, perfect piecing and I love that centre fabric, it is gorgeous..
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    I'm sitting with my laptop on my lap..eating my cereal and browsing thru the pages and when seeing all the blocks of Mirabelle's quilt it brought back all the memories of the weekly challenge and I'm smiling... did we really do 2 blocks a week??? what an undertaking to say the least!!!
    Mirabelle, it's a beautiful quilt...a testament to all your talent and perserverence...what an accomplishment...Kudos to your LAQ for adding to the beauty of this quilt...I hope you're going to enter it. You should also send a photo to Laurie when you get a full quilt photo...
    DH decided to take me to Wilmington...He didn't want me to go alone being I'm not too familiar with the city...That's good 'cause now I won't have to be back in 4-5 hours to pick him up from playing golf..
    Now for a cup of coffee, get dressed and off we go........

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    Mirab, that is amazing, I'm in awe. Your piecing and color choices are awesome and the quilting is beautiful--it enhances rather than detracts from your blocks. Love your dog. We never had dogs growing up so the first time I saw our dog laying like that I thought he was dead!!! And yes, Jeanie, I still trip over Patches occasionally.

    OK, love your little hexies. What size are they? I think I'd like a light blue or light green background.

    Anael, glad you're getting back to your mom's quilt; love the green & purple combination.

    QE is right---please give lessons on FMQ. I'm still getting jaggy edges instead of smooth curves. Like Dublb, I'm practicing my heart out. Just can't get "smooooooth".

    Anne, keep that GPS handy. Can't have our "trail leader" get lost.

    Ggal, did you get those nasty thunderstorms yesterday? We got them last night but today the air smells so fresh and clean.

    Have a great sewing day, all.
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    Mirabelle, great job on the quilt; I would spend hours just looking at it and touching it, feeling it here and there with my hands....do keep us in the loop with the prize ribbons it wins! Cute guard dog...loveable for sure.

    Honchey, you gotta report to us about those quilt shops you are checking out, so we feel like we are along on the trip, too! Good that mr. Honchey is with you; lets hope he does not get lost!

    I love your block Anael. Its good that you feel like beginning that again.

    Nice chat going on this morning. Keep it up today....I need to see everyone's news today. OKsewGlad, you must be very busy, missed the update on your gds reactions...

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    Jan, how do you practice? Do you draw first and quilt over it? I did when I started learning FMQ. I won't say I never get jaggy edges but not often. I still take a practice piece when I want to do FMQ, just to get the hang of it again. There's too much time in between, sometimes I don't do FMQ for months. So I don't practice a lot.
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    Good morning all-don't worry Honchey I get sore from just sitting too! Fish oil has helped the arthritis in the hips and back so I can do things to create sore muscles Have a fun FART

    Thanks for the comments on the flimsy. I may have a green I can try. Will look for a blue too. I don't have many solids, and think this is crying for a solid. What about a hot pink or a purple? carrie and Jan, they're 1/2" sides.

    mirabelle and Anael we are all envious of your FMQ talents. Nice to see you back on your mom's quilt, A. I know I sighed so many times over your quilt in the block stage, m. And they have multiplied. Then the first block you show us is the beautifully pieced block that I tried and tossed. What a treasure this is!

    QNS--oh yes girls loved the fabrics! Kitty cats were a big hit and we are thinking of using them as focus fabrics in sundresses! Raining again. Are you staying high and dry QNS?

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    I'm going to try to post a link to the picture of the Star quilt that was taken at the LQS last Friday.
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    We are on a hill on one of the highest elevation points of North Central Missouri, about a thousand yards from US Highway 136, so yes, we are dry...but have enjoyed the rain.

    Downloaded info on the Iowa Shop Hop to begin on June 1 to 20. How exciting!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honchey View Post
    I'm sitting with my laptop on my lap..eating my cereal and browsing thru the pages and when seeing all the blocks of Mirabelle's quilt it brought back all the memories of the weekly challenge and I'm smiling... did we really do 2 blocks a week??? what an undertaking to say the least!!!
    We did indeed do 2 blocks a week for what 2 1/2 years? Good Lord, can it be that long a time!!!! Anyway, I find myself to be more involved in my quilting when I have a deadline like the 2 blocks a week! I guess I need that "deadline" to be real productive.
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    Thank you everyone for your kind words, hoping to get the binding started today.

    Yes JeanieG we made 201 blocks for our quilts, wow hard to imagine now. I still haven't made another block for Sylvia's Bridal Sampler, need motivation or a deadline I tried to set aside a day to work on it but that didn't work.

    Have fun on the FART today Honchey.

    Now I am going to stay off this computer for the rest of the day and do some quilting so if you see me on here kick me off with a big kick up the derriere.
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    GG WOW! Your Star quilt is just wonderful!!!! As my eyes moved from the center out then back in again the star seemed ta move. WOW!
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    Hi, After a long nap and some refreshment I feel normal again..
    Wilmington is about an hour away...my first stop was Joann's..I picked up a new bird die for my accuquilt go & it also fits my new "Baby"..I had that shipped here so I won't have to tote the "go" back & forth...I also picked up a few mats for the cutter... and a few 1/4 yds of clearance fabric that was reduced 75% + my 15% Viking card...I will use these for my 2.5" swap...It's not the low end stuff......My next stop was Sam's Club...I picked up some french bread for our dinner omelets tonite....Then we went to Hobby Lobby...I've never been to a Hobby Lobby before..It reminded me of a store called "Franklin's" A little bit of everything...I found a charcoal split bark fabric that I think might work with one of my tops...Thennnnn we went to a very nice shop that also sells Viking machines....of course I checked them all out and one of the salesperson went into her selling mode...before she went too far into it I told her" I do the same thing you're doing....then we just chit chatted for awhile...I found a pretty red fabric and a white on white I don't have to use for my red & white some day quilt...My favorite time was when I asked if they had a scrap bin...they said the magic words..."YES" it's $2 for a sandwich baggie full/closed....boy oh boy did I pack that baggie...I will take a photo later of the baggie & goodies I bought...My last stop was a very nice shop that sold Bernina's and I was very nicely greeted but they were very busy and it seemed to me very cold...They didn't really have anythng that caught my eye...It was also rather dark in the shop...What I liked about the shopping area was that it was all within 6-8 miles of each other and in a very nice part of the city...All in all it was a good day...I will now take some photos....

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    Beautiful star, GardenGal. I will check in tomorrow after my day surgery early in the morning; they want me at the hospital at six o'clock. It has rained and rained here, so will stay on the ridge roads and top of the hills; bf is driving me to and from.

    Have Pony Quilt rows all sewn together; debating about borders now.

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    Ggal, that's a beautiful quilt--great job.

    QNS, good luck tomorrow.

    Anne, sounds like you had a great day, look forward to the pics.
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    I have interrupted the quilting for some important news, so don't kick too hard.

    I received a parcel today and guess what was inside, another MB, this one from QuiltE and it is beautiful. I love love love it and it is playing nice with its friend on my design wall.

    Ggal I love your Lone Star variation, always wanted to make one of those, maybe one day.

    QNS hope surgery goes well tomorrow and we see you back real soon.

    Honchey sounds like you had a fun day, can't wait to see the pics of your purchases.

    On another note, my mowing man has turned up, made it all the way to the front door and knocked, called out to me as I was concentrating on quilting, and my two guard dogs did not move. Sammy the white one was asleep in front of the door as usual. Prince the brown one I couldn't find so went in search of him, found him sound asleep under my sewing table. Talk about good guard dogs, they never moved
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    Mirabelle--I am very excited for you to have your PC quilt back! You did a great job on your blocks and like others have said, the quilting accents them nicely.

    Anael--Good to hear you are back to your Ode to Mom's quilt. That block is very pretty...pointy points and my favorite colors too!

    Ggal--Your lone star quilt looks good! I see the "movement" someone else mentioned. Did you decide to upgrade your machine for a new Janome? I saw the newsletter today with the "deal".

    GNS--Praying for your surgery to go smoothly tomorrow and that you can get the rest needed afterwards. Are you thinking about doing any of the shops in the "all-Iowa shop-hop"? The shop where I work is participating.

    OK--I agree a solid border would be good...did you come up with anything in your stash?

    Honchey--Sounds like you had a very busy day...no wonder you needed a nap! How are you feeling after your dental work? Everything healing properly?

    Jan--Did you get some sewing in today? I worked all day so got to "play" with fabric but no sewing...Thursday and Friday are free though...yay!

    Janie--I didn't make the FW quilt, so only been with the group for a little over a year, but am glad to be here! Sometimes I wonder how I got 2 blocks done in a week...of course then there were other weeks where I was able to get 2 done in a day, so I suppose it all worked out in the end.

    Rain all day today..."they" said up to 3" and I am pretty sure we got every bit of that. The river near us is coming up...we are on top of a hill though so no chance of flooding in our house however the bridge less than a half mile away could get flooded if it keeps coming down...we don't have to cross it to get to town, but DD's bus goes that way, so might have a detour there! We've had lots of rain in the last week and the ground is just saturated. More rain expected tomorrow and then SNOW on Friday!

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    Mirabelle--how is your quilting coming along? Congrats on getting your MB! It is very pretty.

    QE--is that a blue version of the friendship fabric?? I like the shimmer on the fabric in the middle.

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    Ditto on the good luck tomorrow QNS

    Mirabelle, I guess you're starting off the April MB show & tell...very pretty block...I like the soft colors...and It's a very dfferent star block...Good Job QuiltE...

    The first photo shows the red and white fabric from the very nice quiltshop and the grey is from Hobby Lobby...The second photo shows my mini haul from Joann's and the third is all the fabric I fit into a little fold over sandwich baggie. there's a batik that's 15 x 48 inches, then a teal with swallows 12 x 48 inches..the gold w/red swirl is 12 x 48 inches all the other pieces are single layered....I had fun picking thru the scrap bin...they had much bigger pieces than what I picked but they lacked the colors that caught my eye.....I just love picking thru the scrap bins...I'll visit that shop again for sure!!!!

    Thanks for asking Carrie...I cannot bite on the tooth for at least 3 months.... apparently the abcess was destroying the bone area below the root and surrounding area ...being it is a front lower tooth I have to cut up everything so I don't disturb it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by JanieW View Post
    QNS, Thank you for the offer. It has to be that specific pattern for the sheep as I am making it for a friend, special request. She's worth it.

    OK Yes, I usually take a bunch of preemie quilts to do the hand sewing on the binding, but I made a bonehead move and left the tote had full of supplies at home. Oh well, they keep. I have to go back in May so will have some for then. I am a blue and yellow junkie, would you like some scraps? how big?

    Anael, I have a friend who has a million quilt books so I am going to call in a favour and see if she has that book you are looking for.
    Janie - thanks so much for the offer! When I'm your MB partner feel free to add scrap or two. Blue and yellow is my favorite color combo and the only quilt I've done is this one.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...in-t30692.html

    Sizes needed for a flower-centers are easy to come by they only take one 2 inch square!
    1st round 4 x 8 or 2 x 16
    2nd round 4 x 16 or 2 x 32
    3rd round 4 x 24

    I've got several pieces of to make for the 3rd round. Nice to get a variety for the 1st and 2nd. Thanks so much for the kind offer.

    A fun haul Honchey.

    Best of luck tomorrow QNS. You and Carrie need to keep heads above the water. Lots of rain here too. Sunday night water going over the road north of DS, but down by the time bus went through in the morning. Our creek feeds into the Upper Iowa about 1/4 mile from the road so high water watching is a common occurance.

    QE a wonderful block for mirabelle--quick too. Looking through some small scraps I found that friends fabric in blue and yellow, but not enough to even put in my blue yellow GMFG--bummer.

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    Anael - I meant ta tell ya how beautiful your block is for your Ode ta Mom quilt. Is is just wonderful!
    QNS - I'm aprayin' for ya tanight & will be tamarrow also. Have DH or someone let us know how ya are as soon as they know. OK??
    Carrie - All that talk about rain & we are so dust dry. Can ya send any here???
    Mirabelle - Guard dogs? LOL I just love that block way ta go QE!!
    Did ya git alotta sewin' done taday? I hope so.
    Honchey - What a haul!! It sounds like ya had a good time. I loved all your Go jokes. LOL & those fabrics are ta dye for.
    OK - I think I'll have some Summer Breezes fabric left over from DM's quilt. What sizes do ya need??
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    Quote Originally Posted by mirabelle View Post
    Of course its all about me I'm just resisting the urge to buy some
    Silly woman!! What a foolish thought!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by mirabelle View Post
    There are so many blocks that I just can't photograph them all but this is just how I envisioned this quilt would look and I am so happy with the end result...
    What do you mean you can't photo them all? Of course you can!!!!!!!!!!!


    Getting serious here .......... I am thrilled for you MiraB, that you are more than pleased and that it turned out exactly as you had hoped. It's absolutely outstanding work from both yourself and your LAQ. And even detail in the sashings and cornerstones. That's what I loved about my FWS too, each block was unique and thus each was quilted unique and love to see it in other quilts too. I'm sure that everytime you look at your quilt, you will see something new that you didn't notice before. (I know that I do!) CONGRATULATIONS to you!, MiraB!!!!!!!

    So glad that your April MB has found its way to you. I only mailed it last Tuesday, with hopes that you would get it in a much more reasonable time than your last one, and look at how fast it winged its way! Maybe it's the Commonwealth connection that saw it travel so fast? Would love to see a picture of it with your March MB!

    Honchey
    ... no, we did not do two blocks a week! I still marvel at my finishing both the PC and FWS and praise you and the whole group for getting me thru it all. (yes, I know my PC is not done-done ... amd I ever going to to get those borders done??)

    Anael ... Great block! Better guard it from CarrieM, for fear she'd be sneaking in and stealing it, being that you did it in her colours!

    Honchey ... are you sure your DH wanted to go so you wouldn't get lost? or to keep you from spending your $$ ? I can't believe he gave up his golf!!!! It does sound like you had a wonderful day of tripping about! What a great haul, when we see your pics!!! Must have been fun, stuffing so much into your baggie. Have never heard of that being done before. Thanks re the MiraB's MB. It's called "Fiendship Star Variation" (yet another ... and not a variation of what we normally think for a FS)! YIKES!!! for not biting on that tooth for so long ... are you on soft foods? Or just be darned careful to not chew/bite there? And here I am going back to the dentist tmro morning first thing.

    OKSGlad ... yes, I had wondered about the pink or purple, and went with the blue, just because I saw a lot of blue int here ... and me-thinks you do like blue! Kitties and sundresses would be so cute!! And maybe their brother could get a Hawaiian style shirt with puppy dogs? I do miss milk cheque days, even 13 yrs later! Thanks too re the MB. Haven;t seen that fabric in the blue/yellow. Have seen it in a funny mauve shade ... but as I got told by an LQS owner that all the Nancy Halvorsen fabrics are odd colours ... can you tell she's a tad opinionated?

    GGal ... another stunning quilt! You are another amazing woman with what all you have been turning out this last while!! I particularly like how your background is not plain, which often is the case for similar patterns. Can;t wait to see it quilted!!

    CarrieM ... good I Spy there! ... yes it is a blue of the FFC fabric. I had totally forgotten I had it, til I was shopping my stash for some blues that would somewhat coordinate with Honchey's March block for MiraB. So I just had to use it! The blue has little metallic gold dots on it. Also have used it in a red. I really have liked them, and have used them in a lot of projects, though am coming to the end of both very soon. All good things come to an end!!!




    QNSue ... a little late ... Good Luck tmro (today by the time you see this) for all to go well. I'll be virtually with you. Good for you for looking ahead at that Shop Hop. Be sure to make plans to Hop around in June!! And I'm looking forward to seeing all your beautiful flowers again ... soon! Congratulations on your PC blocks being sewn together .... you just might beat me with those borders yet!!!!



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    QuiltE, you never got my approval The block is lovely!

    Honchey, great catch! No fun shopping like that over here My LQS doesn't have a scrap bin! They're selling all the scraps as bundles and quite expensive too!

    QNS, I hope everything goes well today! You'll be in my thoughts.

    Thanks all for your compliments on my block I spent yesterday afternoon attaching all the appliqued pieces of the blocks I did last year. I only fused them, did not sew them. I have a meeting this afternoon so not much sewing today.
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    Beautiful block from QuiltE, Mirabelle. Lucky you!!! You are the first to get your April Block!

    Looks like a great shopping trip Honchey! Great "stuff" you got! How fun!

    QNS - hope all goes well with your surgery tomorrow! You will be in my prayers!
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