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    Elise left earlier--We have Christmas ornaments done. Later she will go into Gma QNS' fabrics and choose fabric for a little purse. Then onto a nightgown out of knit at the serger. She has a little spring quilt all planned that she wanted me to sew, but think I'm going to have her do it. Got to start them young, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by oksewglad View Post
    Elise left earlier--We have Christmas ornaments done. Later she will go into Gma QNS' fabrics and choose fabric for a little purse. Then onto a nightgown out of knit at the serger. She has a little spring quilt all planned that she wanted me to sew, but think I'm going to have her do it. Got to start them young, right?
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    Quilt Shops on line and in their store are saying "Christmas in July & August", and featuring different specials and prices. Guess that is because some people require 6 months to finish their project and good intentions...that is a better time line than I have done for my only niece who picked out the fabric for me to make her a quilt in Houston, TX, when dd was living there....back in 1998. Still half done. Niece has moved at least five times, divorced twice in her lifetime and married married to 3rd husband. Eldest daughter divorced from dh that abused her and hates us, 'cause it had to be all our fault...we are still trying to figure that one out...so it goes. I embroidered 19 white roses with my sewing machine in a satin stitch on her wedding quilt I made for her. That took me several days.

    Gotta get busy on quilt for dgs; they are coming in late September or early October. Every time they have come for a visit, I have had a quilt for him and Hot Wheels. Guess when I get straightened around, its time to finish his "Under Construction" quilt and the roadway on the back side.

    Have Georgia peaches; will work them up in the morning.

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    You're in time for Christmas OK Sounds like you had a great time!

    You're busy as always QNS!

    I'm going to sleep (again ). It's 11.30 pm here. Tomorrow I'm having a co-worker come over, she wants me to make her a quilt. We already ordered the fabric, now she has to see it for herself. I still have to figure out what to charge her for making the quilt. We haven't discussed it yet. She knows it's not cheap
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    Anael make sure you get paid enough, don't sell yourself short.. there is a lot of work that goes into making a quilt
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    Hi Everyone, I'm coming back into the groove ..I think....after working the last 3 days I don't feel as tired and depleted as I was the week before...DH is very cantankerous...He's having a procedure in the a.m. and has to drink alot of fluids...I'm sure most of you know what I'm talking about.....

    The MB I sent out last week came back without the address on it ...so it should be arriving anyday now....sorry about that...I'm playing the waiting game also....It will get here when it gets here.....I do have the fabric and block for August picked out & printed...I'll be playing with it Tuesday or Wednesday...
    I picked up a Singer 237 Stylist from freecycle this afternoon....everything moves...has a little cabinet too...It really needs to be cleaned up....
    There's alot going on here....Bram's surgery, Dublb's move, carriem & mirabelles shoulders getting better....
    The MB's I've seen for this month so far are beautiful and can't wait to see what's in store for me....
    You know we all marvel how Mirabelle & carriem get so much done....well, QuiltE is catching up to them mighty fast ...Seeing her PC done makes me think about getting mine out of the tote and working on it...
    I have to see what DH is hollering for..got to go. Later...

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    Here is Pony Club Quilt #1 finally completed. I finished the quilting and binding yesterday. Oh happy day! I thought I had the backing all straight, but it turned out wonky - darn. I did not notice this when I had it on the display wall - oh well, I'm not taking this apart and redoing it. It will stay as it is! Some of my horseshoes in the border and the piece I zoomed in on to show you are a little wonky too - I guess all horseshoes are not perfect anyway!


    I've got the border cut for Pony Club Quilt#2, and I've ordered the border fabric as I did not have enough left over from the sashing. QuiltE - I did not notice at the time I purchased this fabric, but it is a Fusion - Fusion Collection Full Circle fabric. You know how we love Fusions.

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    JeanieG I love everything about this quilt, the blocks, the sashing, the backing and especially the quilting. Your horseshoes turned out great. Can't wait to see the next one
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    Jeanie--your PC quilt turned out great! The horseshoes are a great addition to your quilting.

    Today I got some more fabric cut for the quilt for my MIL...just a few more squares to cut and I will be ready to start sewing flying geese. I am using the Deb Tucker Wing Clipper ruler. It comes with directions for getting 4 "geese" from one large square and four smaller squares. I will have time to finish cutting and maybe sewing tomorrow..yay!

    We have some new neighbors that moved in a few months ago that I haven't officially met yet. I noticed when driving by earlier this week that she was very pregnant and then yesterday saw blue and yellow balloons on the mailbox, so am guess their baby arrived. I decided to make a baby quilt, DD said she would make a meal and we will go introduce ourselves later this week. I found scraps a friend had given me and some of mine to make a nice little flannel quilt...just need to get something for the inner border and backing. I'll share pictures after I get it done. DD wants to introduce herself so they know there is a babysitter living down the road or "mother's helper" if she needs some help around the house while adjusting to the new baby.

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    QuiltE great work as usual. Good on ya!

    JeanieG I am in awe. Well done. Your quilt is terrific.

    Carriem How kind of you to give your new neighbour a baby quilt. Lucky neighbours.

    It's been cool and rainy so I finally had some sewing time that was guilt free. I finally finished this. I went out of my comfort zone as it is raw edge hand applique. It seems weird not to have finished edges. I love this pattern as it is exactly how my grandma ran her house. She had a specific big jog designated for each day of the week.

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    I'm so busy that all I seem ta be able ta do is lurk. Still movin'. We are livin' at the new house. 90% o' the furniture is here. I got all my clean cloths here th'sevenin'. I guess I'd better git the dirty cloths tamarrow. LOL I spent most o' taday puttin' up kitchen stuff.
    Gotta go & do some more.
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    Honchey--nice to hear from you!

    Janie--your quilt turned out great. Isn't it nice to get something done "guilt free".

    Bev--good of you to check in here and there.

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    Jeanie your quilt is so special. I love the horses in the border. What a great way to use leftover fabric. The back is equally stunning. Is there a Fair you can take it to and bring home a blue ribbon like QE has done?

    What a charming "chore" quilt, Janie. Fabrics remind me of a time when my mom was wearing dresses and aprons. It was the 70's before she wore pants! Wish that's all the "chores" I had to do--my life is like hers in many ways--but you never saw her on a tractor or milking cows--although she did feed calves occasionally and had her chickens. Thanks for letting me remember her through your quilt.

    Bev, moving my sewing room took 2 months and I'm still "unpacking". Not as productive either because of it, but it will be worth it in the long run. Take your time, spare your back and get it right.
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    Jeanie, I love how #1 turned out..Its so different and the horseshoe quilting ..great idea....

    Janie..You quilt is so cute... remember pressing hankies on an ironing board just like that when I was a kid... That rug beater brings back memories too!!!

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    Anael ... Totally agree with MiraB's words of wisdom! Be sure to not undervalue your time and it's value. Good that you are getting an agreement in place before you start working on the quilt.

    Honchey ... sending you some "patience" for your not-so patient! Good Luck to MrHonchey (and you!) tomorrow! You're giving me too much credit! That PC has been done since June, and finally I have posted the pics! Things will soon come to a hault, as now I have to get in gear for The EX ... and last year there were no more stitches made til December! YIKES!! So am hoping to get at the MBs before things get really crazy ... or else! So what is the plan for this new/old machine? And yes ... get that PC back into production! Are you done working now? Or another stint, next weekend?

    JeanieG ... your Pony is absolutely wonderfu;, both front and back!! And Congratulations for making it uniquely yours! Love the horseshoe addition ... please zoom in on some others for us too! Which one of the Full Circles is it? I had thought it was white, and when you showed it later, there seems to be some colour/mottle to it. Will give you a nice light and bright quilt for all that California sunshine!
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    CarrieM ... what great neighbours all of you are! Smart DD, to make herself known!!

    JanieW ... that's awesome! Reminds me of the days of the week tea towels I had when I was married. Did you have them too? It must have been so much fun to work on that quilt ... what size did it finish at?

    DublB ... Relax a little ... you don't have to get it all done, at once! Not to worry, if we don't hear from you, we know what you are busy at!

    OKSGlad ... Yessss!!! nudge JeanieG and Others to show the fruits of their labour! Looks like you are going to need that bigger sewing room, with all the new quilters working with you!

    Honchey ... reminded me of our ironing board for "big" things. Though the one most used was one that hung on the wall, and swung up to use. I missed the convenience of it so much, that when we moved to our own farm, I had my Dad come and install one for me there!

    And like Anael ... it's 11:30pm ... so I am going to bed!
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    Janie your quilt is so cute - I just love it!!!

    QuiltE - the fabric is ETJ-11408-84 Cream on the second page of that link you gave above. I remember embroidering those days of the week tea towels too QuiltE. I used them for years - those old flower sacks lasted forever!
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    What a cute quilt JanieW, reminds me of my childhood when my grandmother would always wash on Saturdays yes Church on Sunday and bake on Mondays, so many memories woven into that quilt. Thank you
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    http://www.modabakeshop.com/2013/07/moda-bake-shop-basics-perfect-pressing.html

    Site comes from facebook Michele Foster's latest hint in A4A. I also watched a video presented by Patrick Loser (picked up on the site from a hint on QB) on binding tips and used it on my Pansy Passion throw...it worked!! He sews down until he hits that seam allowance line point before turning the corner....then he sews directly down to the point on a 45 degree angle. Then starts the next side's seam on the seam allowance again, until he hits the next corner, again pivots the piece with needle down, sews to the corner from the seam allowance point...making the 45 degree couple or three stitches to the corner. He carefully unfolds that corner and trims that extra little angle 'ear', taking out the 'heavy' feeling in the corner. (The latter I am still figuring out)

    Janie, what a priceless piece of memories! Well done. Still have some embroidery work with the days of the week and tasks for each day. Aunt Martha patterns featured many of them. And the way you set them together is priceless in a look-like flour sack fabric.

    Maybe I will start the A4A today. Peaches are too green to work up. Or I can (sigh) do house work and clean up my quilting stuff that has spilled over into the living room. Doing laundry. Isn't that what it says on the old fashioned towels????? Thank goodness for modern way of pushing buttons. Celebrate the day!! Its cool here.

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    The housework is still there when you've finished your A4A quilt QNS

    I rode my bike today, came across some black/white cows, took my camera, pushed the 'on' button.........didn't work Tried again, still didn't work so no pictures today.

    Janie, gorgeous quilt! The rug beater......I still have one
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    thanks for all the kind words about my "chores" wall hanging. It measures about 37 x 28. Each section is done separately and the backing is brought around to make the narrow border. It was so fun to do as I love the hand work the best. The edges are raw so that wouldn't work in a real quilt, I don't think.

    If anyone would like the pattern I am happy to share it now that I am finally finished with it.

    I will be thinking of you and Bram tomorrow, Anael.

    I am going to work on my August block and then I have to make some drawstring bags for my 3 grandkids . I am slowly , slowly, getting my second Pony Club flimsy put together.

    Ggal, my qayg project is using up a bunch of orphan blocks that have been haunting me. I decided to try the method where you just quilt the block and the batting, then sew them together then sitd between the rows onto a backing. I have never done that method, am really liking it so far . It's a great way to practise that FMQ that I am determined to master. The only downside is that the bobbin area/feed dogs get super fluffy really quickly, because there is no barrier from the batting. I am really enjoying doing it and those poor blocks will make a very unique utility quilt come January when it's -30.

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    JeanieG ... a perfect fabric ... almost plain, with just a little action in it! How long will it take before you have it and can get back in the saddle? My tea towels were not flour sacks,but yardage my Mom bought and hemmed up. Far nicer towels than any of the store bought tea towels, size and fabric.

    More Memories Anyone? ... Another set we did were sayings ... Sly as a Fox, Quiet as a Mouse, Quick as a Rabbit, and I forget what else.

    And all this talk about the days of the week and their tasks, reminds me of the Menn/Amish community nearby. They still have their task days. Monday is laundry. Wednesday is market. Sunday church and visiting. And I forget what the hobs are for the other days!

    QNSue ... interesting .. I think I get what you are saying, and will only know, once I try it IRL. I have some mug rugs waiting for binding, and this will be a good way to give 'er a try!

    Anael ... Oh oh ... camera problems are not good. I've been having some too. For some reason, why I download the pics, they are not staying on the camera. Yet, I am doing nothing different than before. I like to keep some on there, to show to others at times.

    JanieW ... I smile each time I look back at your Chores Quilt. Hopefully you are putting it somewhere prominent so you can enjoy it too. You're getting lots of sewing done these days. I've been doing practice blocks too, but just squares cut and sandwiched, then will do QAYG to join them with sashings. I do have some orphans that I should dig out and use in the same way too. Thanks for the reminder!

    Fluff Cleaning ... as JanieW reminded us, our machines do get filled up fast! Has anyone found a little vacuum with good suction to clean it out? I have an assortment of brushes that I have been using, though sometimes I feel like I am just pushing it around, and not always getting it out.

    Also for machine cleaning, I recently bought some alcohol swabs for extra cleaning in some areas. Plus they help with the sticky needle syndrome when you get 505 build up on a needle!

    Til Later, Ladies!
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    Janie, I have learned that if you use cheese cloth under the batting, it flows easier and no built up of the fluffy stuff.

    QuiltE, after you sew the two or three stitches to the edge, you still fold the binding back and start the new edge to dissect that point of seam allowance on the new side. Clear as mud?? I think that if you search for Patrick Loser on u-tube you can find the video that would help.

    I printed out all the paper piecing paper patterns from Quilting on the Square: Spike your English that is available...and checked the site for the August block, but it is not there yet. So my pp patterns are ready to use...now if I do not lose them...LOL!!

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    QuiltE, I have 2 more Thursday Friday & Saturday"s to work...then I'm done until October...My co-worker wants to visit her sister in NC again....The little Singer 237 moves ok it just has a hard spot when turning...I will clean her all up and oil & work the hard spot into oblivion...it should run smoothly after all that...it's gear driven so no belts underneath to worry about...I have quite a few of the old Singer's... and a couple of others...I get them working again..there's only 2 that need electrical rewiring..I'm not too sure I can tackle that kind of work...I found a green Singer 185 in the annual trash pick-up...it cleaned up real nice & it also sews beautiful....My BIL made a wooden base for it....I don't like to use kerosene to clean them up with...I just use sewing machine oil & elbow grease....
    My Cp has been giving me problems again...i think it's going to be time for a new one real soon....I can't send photos on a regular basis... the Windows software is shutting down all the time...
    Janie, Have you thought about pressing a fusible tricot interfacing on the batting...it is paper thin and won't add any bulk to the square...
    I'm going to take a nap...I was up half the nite with DH....so far all is good..will know for sure next week.... Later guys...

    QuiltE...Viking sells a mini tool kit that attaches to a vacuum hose....check it out on Husqvarnaviking.com
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    You who know Quilt in the Square, how does the "Kansas Compass Collection Block 6 Diamond in the rought" makes a 12 inch square fit into what collection???? That is the only pattern in that series that I have, and I know not why I have it.

    I have all four blocks for Spike your English, printed off on pp ready to tackle... and all twelve compass points printed off, ready to pp whenever it gets started. Had a few moments of panic when I failed to find my latest packet of Papers for foundation piecing, but found enough to recycle and get by this time.

    Honchey, your dh can be happy the procedure is over. May his news be good ones from the doctors. Lost both of my parents to Colon Cancer, Dad was only 43 years old. So I tell our children who are all over 35 years old, get your colon screening every year, or every five years if that is what your doctor recommends. And I have my screenings up to date now, too. That is not to say I am free of cancer in my body, and my lung still worries me a bit, but so far,so good. The big C word is scary.

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    Yay!!! I received my MB today...Thank you so much NinaSue...The blocks are so pretty...yes, I said blocks (plural)...the extra effort you put into them really shows...I'll be taking a photo later...have to find the camera...I can't find anything lately...

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