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    A very Happy New Year to all of you.

    I echo what GG said above; its been a great year on the trail with all of you. As a cowboy would say, "would ride the river with you again"...highest compliment for his saddle pardners he rode with on the trail.

    Thanks to QB for letting us saddle up together, thanks to Honchey for guiding us through the FWQ and and the PC trail. Its been quite a ride, and I'd do it again with the same group in a NY minute. May you all be blessed in the New Year with happiness and good quilting!! See you all next year....in 2013!!

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    My first finish for the New Year. I have been working on these for a few weeks doing the embroidery. In July my patchwork club is having a Show n Tell. We have a raffle, lucky door prizes, giveaways and gifts for attendees. We invite around 120 and we do all the catering, three course meal. Call us crazy but we only do this every two years.

    Anyway our raffle this year is a crazy patch quilt made entirely from wedding dresses, lots of lace and embellishment, second prize will be these two cushions and third prize is a tote bag.
    We have made 120 placemats embroidered with Patches of Bluewater 2013 and one member has made 120 beaded brooches We hope to have an ongiong raffle throughout the day with patchwork bags as the prizes. Lots and lots of work but so much fun.

    My memory from our 2011 exhibition was at the end of the day there were about six of us who had stayed to clean up and we were sitting on the floor eating a mango cheescake, no plates just forks. I seem to remember someone saying "never again" but here we are gearing up for another great day.
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    OMG Mirabelle, those are simply stunning! I cannot believe the work your group has put into your Show and Tell Day! Wow! I wish I was one of the lucky ones attending your Day!
    "You have enough quilts made when your soul is filled, your creativity satisfied and your fingers just won't work anymore."

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    Thanks JeanieG, will make sure I take my camera this year.
    Hot off the machine is Jamestown Landing, final border on. DH chose the fabric, it is a little light for me but he liked it. Will take it to my LQS in a couple of weeks and quilt it.
    Tried to take a photo of the border print but the battery died in my camera.
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    Wow mirabelle, those cushions are stunning! How did you embroider those? I wish I could be at your Show and Tell Day Too!
    The quilt is beautiful, I love the colors.
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    Hi Anael, they are embroidered on my Pfaff Creative Vision 4.0 they are designs from Kenny Kreations and are called Candlewicking and Roses, they each took about 5 hours and have approximately 90,000 stitches.

    The quilt is the second Jamestown Landing, the first was my daughters, done in blues that we made at retreat, just took me a little longer to get mine pieced
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    Thanks Mirabelle! Is it a split design? I never done so many stitches, I think most was around 60,000 and I thought that was a lot!
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    Anael the designs are already split and they lined up perfectly, so you have an embroidery machine with a big hoop
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    Mirab, you are one busy and productive lady. Those pillows are beautiful and I love your quilt. I don't use light colors either but these are so nice together and make a very "comforting" quilt. I love your idea of a show & tell day-wow that's a lot of work! Like the others, wish I could be there.

    Worked all day yesterday and got 2 borders on my PC quilt. I'm not sure about the 4" blocks in the border now. I AM NOT taking them out LOL!!! I'm not a math genius so it took me forever to get the spacing. If these borders end up waving at ya, just smile & wave back please. Not sure if I'll get to work on the other 2 borders today--my shoulders are killing me. I'd like to post a pic of progress but when we started our kitchen re do we put the camera in a "safe" place. Where??? I guess it's really safe. I am excited that the end is in sight for this quilt just not sure about the borders.

    Happy & healthy 2013 everyone! Peace-Jan
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    Jan, that's the kind of safe places I use too Waiting for you to post your pic
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    Mirabelle....what an honor to be invited to your show and tell party. You women really put on a party! I love the pillows ands your quilt is so beautiful! Too bad there is such a big stretch of water in between us or you can be sure you would have some PC party crashes! I was offered a small Brother embrodiery maching the other day but declined. I know I could never achieve the kind of work that you have shown us and anything short of that wouldn't satisfy me.
    Jan...good work on the PC quilt. I've gotten completely sidetracked but haven't forgotten it. Riding by on a horse and no way we see any wave. Good work!
    Jeanie...I just saw the final reveal for the mystery quilt. I won't get that done in a day even though I was all caught up. Probably will watch some of the Rose Parade today and think of you.
    It's about 25 degrees now and it might get above freezing by late afternoon. Not much snow melting today. DH doesn't have his usual TV shows to watch so I don't know how much sewing I'll get done. A quiet day to begin the new year.

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    Outstanding, MiraB!!
    First finish on the First Day!
    And a top ready to be quilted that's a beauty too.

    It must be quite an honour to be one of the invitees to your Show N Tell!
    It'd sure be a treat to be able to attend and I am sure many clamour for the invitation.


    JanRN ... great work to have your two borders on. Now take a break and let your body relax a little before going onwards to the other two sides. Now where's the least likely place that you carefully put your camera? That's probably where it'll be!! Better find it soon, as we want to see all those ponies put together!!


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    Remember last year when we talked about selecting fabrics for quilts? Here is a link you all might enjoy. Be sure and click on the link in her blog called Design Seeds. It's really neat and helpful. http://www.pileofabric.com/post/2012...ll-builder-bom
    OK volunteered to do a little instructing on values, hues, etc. Maybe this could be a jumping off point for some learning together.

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    Happy New Year to you all.

    I was busy this weekend...worked 10 hrs Saturday and another 5 Sunday at the LQS. We were doing inventory. My 14 yo DD came to work with me and helped. We made a good team recording fabric yardages. Yesterday was a trip to town and then home to relax!

    Not much going on here today...maybe a little time in the clubhouse. Working on BBs and assembling rows for my Rosie quilt.

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    HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

    A LQS sent an email with an upcoming class for "Every Barn Tells a Story".
    I thought you might be interested in Page 4 of this link ... as a future layout idea!
    http://www.everybarntellsastory.com/files/Sneak_peak.pdf



    JeanieG ... I've been thinking of you this morning, as I watch the Rose Bowl Parade.
    A couple of my neighbours went this year!!
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    Hi all, Happy New Year!

    gardnergal - Yes, the Easy Street reveal was amazing - so much movement! It will take a while to get that put together, as I have not finished Step 7 yet. I can't believe she put a regular border on it, but anything else would have been too much!

    gardnergal & QuiltE - I've only been to the Rose Bowl Parade once - around 35 years ago. I just hate crowds and that parade is jammed. I think you get a better and much closer view of the floats on the TV. It was really cool here this morning, and only 61* right now. I hope those people had a lot of layers on!

    Mirabelle - Jamestown Landing turned out wonderful! It reminds me of the new Easy Street Mystery Quilt with all its light neutrals.

    Jan - I envy you to be so far along with your PC quilt. My blocks are still in drawers on hold for right now!
    "You have enough quilts made when your soul is filled, your creativity satisfied and your fingers just won't work anymore."

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    Jeanie--I had to LOL at your "only 61*", since it just reached 11 here! Thankfully the sun is shining.

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    Carrie - you gotta realize that this is sunny California! Our average temperature year round is around 70* in our area. We have had the coldest December that I can remember! We are just not use to this "cold" weather!
    "You have enough quilts made when your soul is filled, your creativity satisfied and your fingers just won't work anymore."

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    [QUOTE=QuiltE;5754617]HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

    A LQS sent an email with an upcoming class for "Every Barn Tells a Story".
    I thought you might be interested in Page 4 of this link ... as a future layout idea!
    http://www.everybarntellsastory.com/files/Sneak_peak.pdf



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    Wow QuiltE, is that a book? It's beautiful and I love the quilts and blocks on the barns. I wish I lived over there on the other side of the pond! We don't have classes like that over here
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    Jeanie--I get it! It is like here in the fall when it gets down to 60s it seems cool but in the spring 60s is warm.

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    [QUOTE=Anael;5755086]
    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

    A LQS sent an email with an upcoming class for "Every Barn Tells a Story".
    I thought you might be interested in Page 4 of this link ... as a future layout idea!
    http://www.everybarntellsastory.com/files/Sneak_peak.pdf

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    Wow QuiltE, is that a book? It's beautiful and I love the quilts and blocks on the barns. I wish I lived over there on the other side of the pond! We don't have classes like that over here

    Yes, Anael ... it's a book and pattern based on their Quilt Trail.
    I didn't know anything about it, til I saw the LQS info.
    Here's a link to their site.
    http://www.everybarntellsastory.com/index.html

    Quilt Trails have become quite popular over here in recent years. I've only followed one (and only part of it) ....
    http://www.barnquilttrails.ca/
    The guide book was made it interesting, telling historical info and local info of interest.


    As for wishing to live here ... while that may not be feasible, you know, you could come for a visit!!





    JeanieG and CarrieM ... I was much the same in thinkin of the temperatures!
    Yes, I know it's cccccccccold for you JeanieG, but we northerners are saying, oh heaven!

    It's about -11C here right now .... and heading to -18 (that's Zero F!) tonight.
    bbrrrrrrrrr!
    YOu can always tell when it gets to 0F .... the snow squeaks!


    Give us a sunny calm day in the depths of winter ........ and it is beautiful .... and all the layers are not needed!
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    Now that's a plan! Coming for a visit would be great
    I've done a search for the book, prices on eBay are insane while you still can order it in stores. I will never understand this.

    Baby, it's cold outside.......at least where you are QuiltE! Temperatures here are above normal but with rain and lots of wind it feels quite cold.

    I'm off to bed now, it's 11.30 pm here and I didn't get a lot of sleep last night.
    I was at my DS, DDIL and DGS's this afternoon and evening and we had a very good talk about what happened. I still have a hard time dealing with everything, also did bring back some not very pleasant memories but I'm feeling a bit better now.
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    Anael...you are so very talented. Your blocks are SO well done. What got you interested in quilting and how did you start without any lessons? I initially started many years ago by using a book and when I took up quilting again about 21/2 years ago, there were so many changes in techniques, I found classes or at least sewing with others and learning by observing invaluable. Just this PC ride has honed my skills but i still have to fudge a lot to make everything square! I've been thinking about an Acquilt. I just haven't mastered accurate cutting. Have you looked at Amazon for the book? I don't know about international shipping but they are just about the best for me here in the states.
    It sounds like you were strong and there for your DS and DDIL during the crisis and now you're dealing with all of the realities you couldn't then. Still in my prayers.
    Jeanie..I don't like big crowds either and the TV coverage is so good for most of those big crowd things. I did the 9 setting squares today for the mystery quilt. This is the first time I've done a quilt by units, usually it's one block at a time and I like this. The final blocks come together so nice.
    Carrie...how nice that your daughter likes to work with you at the LQS.
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    Happy New Year Ya'll!!!
    I'm back from Brady. We had a lotta fun & relaxation (& a li'le bit 'work.) We bought a new couch, a new TV, & a new DVD player. (I love the end o' year bonus we get.) We also hung a few more blinds in some o' the windows & curtains in the down stairs bedroom (aka #2 DSon's room.)
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    I just spent a long time catchin' up. 8 pages, Wow we are a wonderful group o' talkers. I love it!!!! I missed ya'll so much!
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