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    I couldn't get the whole quilt in the photo as it is huge, there is about a third of it hanging over the clothes line that you can't see. That is another thing about her designs all her quilts are super large
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    That's a gorgeous quilt mirabelle!
    Eat, quilt, sleep, repeat



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    Mirabelle, since you made a few Pam Bono quilts: I have the Big Book of Quick Rotary Cutter Quilts and you need a lot of fabric for each quilt. Do you really need that much? I can't remember having used that much fabric for any quilt I made. Now I have to admit I didn't make that many quilts
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    Hi Anael
    I have that book also and her fabric requirements are fairly spot on. I always purchase more that is required as I "might" make a mistake. I have found that the more pieces in a quilt the more fabric required, its all those pesky seam allowances
    With her pattern Out of the Darkness she gives the entire fabric requirements for the whole quilt and also the requirements for each individual block. The only down side for me is that if you are making one of her quilts like the one above you have to have the entire quilt cut before you start sewing, and I really like to cut a little sew a little cut a bit more sew a bit more.
    Will take a pic of the blocks I have made so far and post them for you,

    Be right back
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    I'm back
    I thought I only had 3 blocks made but I have 4 woohoo
    I was making one block a fortnight but then PC beckoned me to finish it I have block 5 cut so might sit and sew it today.
    I might have to clean up my sewing room first it is so messy right now
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    Oh that's purdy! How many will blocks will ya have in this quilt?
    Bev
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    here is a pic of the quilt, this might take me a while to make it is all pieced, no applique, and you know I love playing around with little bits of fabric
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    Quote Originally Posted by mirabelle View Post
    here is a pic of the quilt, this might take me a while to make it is all pieced, no applique, and you know I love playing around with little bits of fabric
    That's gonna be lovely!
    Bev
    My initials are BB, so dublb is double B.

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    Yes, that is the first pattern of Pam Bono's that I bought! Also have the same pattern to do in a white background...bought the first kit in CC, but thought it was too many$$ for the material in it, so dropped out of the class..and never really started it.. Good luck, Mirabelle!!

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    Thank you all so much! Mirab I love your quilt; the 4 blocks that you made are the patterns I was interested in and may be the reason I sign up. I love your fabric choices, too. I don't like that all the cutting is done ahead of time. I really don't need any more large quilts so I like to just make blocks and see where they end up--sometimes a quilt, sometimes a runner, sometimes in The Box That Shall Never Be Opened. I think you've all convinced me this is something I need to do. Yinz are good at spending my money LOL!!!
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    I don't have any input on this pattern maker.

    Mirabelle--you have a nice quilt and very pretty blocks there! Thanks for sharing!!

    Jan--Have fun with your new project.

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    Like mirabelle and Jan, I don't like to cut the entire quilt before sewing. There are several quilts in the book I would love to make but I have to go fabric shopping first

    Mirabelle, your blocks are beautiful! I saw the pattern (the other one in white too) and thought these are gorgeous. So now I'm reconsidering LOL
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    I didn't purchase a kit just the pattern. The fabric I am using is predominately Fusions although I am using small pieces of batiks if I haven't got the right colour in the Fusions range.

    I didn't finish block 5 today although I did get the last of my Dresden Plates finished for another quilt I am working on. It is a pieced and machine embroidered quilt and when everyone leaves on Boxing Day and the house is quiet I plan on finishing the machine embroidered panels. Wish me luck
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    A lot going on in 3 days! QNS, the package arrived on Friday and was waiting for me when I got home. Cookies and milk, hummm good. Thanks so much. Can you pm me your snail mail address? I have something for you too. Jan, I've never heard if the quit designer either but boy is that a beautiful quilt. I have a pattern for an appliqué one but haven't tackled it yet. I thought it would be nice for hand work in the evening but it does take a lot of prep work. QuiltE, so happy for you that you are SEWING! Your snowman is adorable. Mirabelle, you have a lot going on too. Your Bono quilt will be gorgeous! I liking having several different things to work on. I don't get bored so easy by doing the same pattern all of the time. Dubib, Wonderful news of your DDIL and quilts don't have to be for special ocassionally. I had a wonderful visit with my family. I delivered the 2 house quilts and the parents loved them. I also found out that i will be grandma again next May. I thought I discerned a baby bump but my son wouldn't give me a straight answer. They had planned on the oldest GD making the announcement and didn't want to steal her thunder. They also announced that DDIL will be made partner at the law firm Jan 1. She is in immigration law in Chicago. I stopped at a couple of quilt shops and improved their economy. I found a backing that is perfect for the Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt, some more blue and white which was hard to find in the past, a KT bundle if FQs and a bundle if cream FQs which is really pretty. I've never purchases bundles before but they were a good price and the store really needed the business. The owner said she hadn't gotten any if the latest fabrics because she has inventory that needed to be sold first. Just had to help the lady out! Thought of you Carrie and found something to add to the BB package just for you. I haven't sewn a stitch in three days and I'm ready to get at it. Have a great day, everyone!

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    I just hit the "buy" button and enrolled in Pam Bono's quilt club. The more I looked at the patterns and what Mirab showed here the more I knew I wanted to try them. I told MrJanRN he just got me a Christmas present (on my credit card LOL). He just rolls his eyes--he's such an enabler to my habit.
    Ggal, what a great time you had. Congrats on upcoming new grand; I have 2, ages 19 and 16 (going on 25 LOL). Just finished up some more shopping for them. Love spoiling them. You combined a great time with family and quilt shopping--"these are a few of my favorite things..." (I think that's how the song goes.)
    Bonus blocks are done, will mail to you, Carrie, after the Christmas mail rush. Hope everyone likes them.
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    Jan, it sure is easy ta spend your $$$$. I'm glad that ya got what ya wanted for Christmas.
    GG, It sure sounds like ya had a good time. When are ya comin' back ta TX? I can meet w/ya this time.

    I am workin' on my Bonus Blocks just 'cause that what I want ta do.
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    QNS, received a package yesterday and couldn't wait to open it up...lots of goodies in there...will be having some of them with my morning coffee...Thank You so very much...
    I love Christmas...why is it that I become a bah humbug about a week before...I think maybe trying to do the impossible with getting everything done and know you can't???
    I attended a holiday get together at the gallery last Saturday and a customer brought in a BOM quilt that completed as a QAYG....it turned out so nice....I might try it with a bunch of orphan blocks....
    gonna go have my cookies now..

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    I think I have heard from everyone except Dublb....of the seven...enjoying their cookies, tea, coffee. Dublb, the fabric failed to jump into the box, but that will come at a later time...so let your dh and dc enjoy the sweets. It was so nice to have the opportunity to do some baking for Christmas; brought back tons of good memories.

    Now to finish the last three boxes to Texas, and get it all out of the house before dh eats more than he should with his diabetic two condition. With his new Ninja professional blender he has lost from 295 lbs down to 262 lbs since the week before Thanksgiving. Taking a break from the kitchen at Christmas, no special plans at all, no jolly Saint Santa to arrive here, just bah humbug, another day to try to figure out what to do with our time...and smile at each other.

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    Oh QNS you are right, I should have told ya yesterday that we got the cookies! #2DSon is rationin' 'em out. He said that he wants 'em ta last. LOL The DGK's will come on Sat & wipe 'em out. I don't think he has thought that far ahead. He will share w/his niece & nephew. He dotes on 'em. (He is "Fun Uncle Matt!") I thought your cookies smelled soooo wonderful! I keep goin' over ta the bags & smellin' 'em. LOL Don't worry about the fabric I'm just happy that ya sent the cookies & am watchin' #2DSon eat 'em.
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    Alright ladies, I need some motivation here--like a good swift kick to my behind. I have four rows sewn together for PC and I hit a wall. I want to try another pattern or make a bag or something. I just don't need another UFO so I sort of promised myself I wouldn't start anything new til at least all the PC rows are joined. So instead of hitting the sewing room, I went shopping all morning (in the rain). I guess if I spend enough time playing around here it will be "too late" to sew. Please--a little help here LOL. Oh wait--I have gifts to wrap. No, Jan--go put more blocks together.....
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    Jan, I won't be much help because I find the best way for me to get through, around, under, or over a wall is on the back of something new. Maybe you could take out something from that box in your closet and practice on your new toy. Don't worry about how they look together. Not a totally new project but a real change of activity. Remember quilting is to be primarily relaxing and fun. The hard places need to be spaced out so we keep going for the fun stuff.

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    Some times I try ta reward myself. Try don' a row, then as a reward, do something more fun, like part o' a new project. Notice I said, part. Ya can't do it all, 'cause ya gotta do another row before ya allow yourself ta do more o' the fun thing. Clear as mud??
    Bev
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    You are way ahead of me Jan. My PC blocks are in two drawers, just sitting there while I do "other" things. I've done a couple of my BB, just to see whether I like them or not. They are up on my display wall, and I do like them! I'm up to date so far this year on my Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt. Real pretty colors, although it is really bright (turquoise, purple, lime green, grey and white on black). I've finished my Christmas shopping and have only a few things to wrap. I've got all my stuff ready to bake cookies, but I don't start too soon, as hubby and I will eat them. I freeze them immediately and don't bring them out until Christmas eve!

    QNS's cookies arrived yesterday, and already Joe and I have made a dent in them. Had tea and cookies last night for a late night snack! Yummy!
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    I guess that I will follow my own advice taday. I really want ta do the BB but need ta do a few other things. I'm gonna reward myself also.
    Bev
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    I like the reward system. I did get 2 more rows done. This is why I like to do QAYG and why I bought the Sweet16--I hate the quilting part. I'd make hundreds of blocks or quilt tops but I need to find a "partner" who doesn't like to piece but likes to quilt. Imagine how productive we'd be! No more UFO's! Hopefully, after the holidays I'll be more motivated. I've always had bouts of depression (seasonal) and it's especially bad right now. We haven't seen the sun in 10 days. I guess I'm just having a pity party and drug yinz along with me. Sorry about that! Thanks for the encouragement and I'll have to practice the reward system although I always think about food as a reward LOL.
    Imagine all the people living life in peace...(John Lennon 1940-1980)

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