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    TA DA!! I did it--got the block made with the bleeping y-seams. This is a strange little block, I wouldn't paper piece it the next time. Only a few sections are pp, the rest were templates anyway. Thanks for all your help--I removed the paper & marked the seam line. I think this one was a little easier because of the 7:00 looking angle instead of 90* angle. Not perfect, it's about 1/4" too small.Name:  A 13.jpg
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    JanRN, if anyone looks that close, they are tooo close! Only one in fifty will notice it...and maybe not then, maybe one on 12,000.

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Size:  114.9 KBThey will be in the virtual RV for a limited time only. Yes, Anael, I cooked my rice pudding in the crock pot. Thank you for updating us on QuiltE. Mashed potato waffles with buttermilk in the morning again with eggs whipped and cooked in the microwave, pork links in the toaster oven and homemade maple syrup again. There was a bit of syrup leftover this morning and it went on top of the cinnamon rolls..bread and rolls melted in your mouth.

    Bf got up early and did the dishes dirty yesterday, and wore herself out. So I just finished off the dirty dishes tonight, so she will not wear herself out tomorrow morning.

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    Oh what a delightful ooey gooey cinnamon roll, QNS! Thanks for sharing.

    DH brought mail in late--my December block from Jan arrived and it is another star struck beauty. Hope to get a pic tomorrow. Thanks. Your almost "y" seam block looks great. Worth all the hassle.

    Thanks for the update on QE--not a star studded week for her. Things can only look up!
    Anael I think I could be persuaded to do a Sylvia quilt, but will not start it until the other two are done. Yours has such a good start.

    Oh so much to be done and never enough time.--must work on bill paying tomorrow. DIL and GS were at a BB tournament so for today I had 4 little ones around--we had meatballs, mashed potatoes, gravy and farm fresh corn for dinner. Helps ward off the cold....
    The morning and afternoon spent making potholders for teachers. Emily and Elise went through their "Nina Sue stash" here sewed three of them--Elise was the real trooper--she stuck around and helped put together 2 more. She likes the folding and pressing part and tickled to see Gram get out the seam ripper. We made the kind that take 6 8" squares with four of them folded in half. Takes more time to cut them out than to sew them. Now to clean up and think about the capes I need to make and get in the mail.

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    Jan, your block is beautiful! If it doesn't fit into the quilt you can always use very small sashings to make it fit. Jane did that too

    QNS, thanks for sharing! Looks delicious.

    I'm continuing my Sylvia1. 10 rows finished, 7 into the top so 6 more rows of sashing with cornerstones, 4 rows of blocks and I'm done. One of the blocks was 1/2" short so I couldn't use that. Good I already started a second Sylvia so I could use one of those blocks as replacement.

    Mirabelle, did you finish the Bargello?
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    Well this is what I've been workin' on. It's for a Doll Quilt swap.
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    What I learned while doin' this quilt.;
    *I don't seem ta be able ta do larger crumbs. I started a bit larger but just kept makein' 'em smaller & smaller.
    *As heavy as the crumbs blocks become it doesn't work ta put wider sashin' between the blocks. They were all wavy & I had ta cut 'em down ta the same size o' the asterisk strips.
    * No matter how hard ya try, ya will not (even w/a walkin' foot) have consistent quiltin' stitches. The different thickness makes the top go through the machine very unevenly.
    *The wrong color quiltin' thread can spoil a quilt. I used a gray but it looked white & ya could see all the uneveness o' the stitches. I frog stitched it & bought some black then top stitched on both sides o' each black strip instead o' in the ditch. (I couldn't find which box my black thread is in.)
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    Beautiful block JanRN, turned out PERFECT!!!!!!

    NinaSue that food looks scrumptious, mmm cinnamon rolls with maple syrup, running to the RV now

    Anael have you been peeking in my window, I have just finished the Bargello, had to remove a ton of lint, but here it is. I would never undertake another one like this and certainly not in the time frame I set myself Supposed to drop it off at the longarmer on Thursday but will ring her and see if I can drop it off tomorrow.
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    OMG Mirabelle - that is just AMAZING!!!!!. I cannot believe you have finished it already. You DD is going to just love it!
    "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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    OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH Mirabelle, that's stunning ! ! ! ! ! ! !

    Dublb, I love your little quilts! The crumbs can be a pain in the *ss. When I had to quilt mine I only did SID because of all the seams.
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    All rows are sewn, all sashing stripes too. It's going to be huge !!!! And I'm planning on quilting it myself. I have no idea how though. I thought about each block different but when I see the size of it I think meandering is the easiest way to tackle it.
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    Another thing I've learned: be as accurate as possible. Better a bit too short, it's hard to fit in a block that's too large
    3 rows to go!
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    Wow, how productive all of you are!! Mirabelle, I had faith in you finishing that quilt that is so awe inspiring every time anyone looks at it...another success story! So comforting to your DD, to show your love for her, and that you will be there for her, to raise her spirits, too!

    Dublb, beautiful doll quilt. Now please, take a picture of your latest MB from me to show the group, and with the whole family of MBs...(I really worked very hard to make it right, my feelings are hurt a bit that you have not) Sorry, that is the way I feel.

    Everyone have a good day.

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    Thanks everyone for your kind words, as I was looking at the pic one square screamed at me, oh my gosh one square was out of place so had to fix it. When DD saw the pic she just said have you fixed it yet. Can anyone see where the misplaced square is ????????
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    Thank you all for the compliments on my little DJ block. Glad I started with an easy y-seam, maybe the next won't seem so intimidating. Next challenge: an applique block, again an easier one with only 2 pieces to applique. Pretty sure I'm not going to do the applique blocks, not something I enjoy doing. I know I sound like a spoiled brat but I'm old now and if I don't enjoy doing something, I don't do it L)L.

    QNS, if I lived with you I'd weigh 300 pounds!! Everything looks so yummy--I'd need a plate the size of a serving tray so I could have some of everything. Mmmmm....

    Bev, I've never done a crumb quilt--that is so bright and cheery. Do you applique the black strips on after you make the block? Great job, can't imagine quilting through all those seams.

    Mirab-what can I say? I'm speechless! That is the most beautiful bargello I've seen. I love the color combo and the arrangement. WOW!! And it looks so nice in that bedroom, are you sure DD is going to receive it?

    Anael, great progress on Sylvia. Now, the quilting. Again, probably lots of seams like FWS & PC--not going to be easy but I know you can do it. And yes, I've used the trick of adding a border around too small blocks; I agree too small is better than too big. If you trim a large block you loose all your points. Can't wait to see Sylvia finished.

    We got about 6-7" of snow yesterday then freezing rain overnight. It's only 22* so everything is frozen solid--can't walk on sidewalks, my road is like a skating rink. Looks like a good day to stay in and finish Rosie--only 2 more blocks and the border to quilt, then binding. I see the finish line!!!

    Have a great day--stay warm and do something you love!
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    Bev I missed your Doll Quilt, that is beautiful, I made an Asterisk quilt but not out of crumbs, my brain hasn't reached that level yet DH would know I had lost my mind if I started working with tiny bits
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    Mirabelle, I saw the misplaced square but only when you mentioned it being there

    I have just one more row to attach but first it's twins time So I'm off and will finish Sylvia tonight!
    Oh no Jan, Rosie again ! ! ! ! ! Don't remind me that often, please
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    Good Sunday Morning Ladies ......
    What a week!! A week ago, I was catching up from being away ... WORK and Christmas'ing to do!
    Then ...
    Mon ... made 3 evergreen wreaths and 10 swags; evening-spied a small river coming from the hot water tank; service call deemed that it was time for a new one
    Tues ... installers to be here between 8am-noon, arrived after 2pm!; couldn't be near the computer in order to hear the doorbell when they came; meanwhile got the wreaths/swags hung!; back to catch up mode
    Wed ... here at the computer all excited to catch up with you and then ... strange things were happening!!; called techie and yes, delivered computer for his TLC!
    Wed/Thurs ... out of office WORK
    Thurs ... computer back with beasties gone (aka rogue applications)
    Thurs/Fri ... Christmas company; and yes, I cooked a full turkey dinner with all the trimmings
    Fri night ... got computer back running after company gone; back into catch up mode!
    Sat ... hair appt and errands; wicked storm; went to hair and skipped the rest

    About the "beasties" in my computer ... BEWARE!!!
    My techie was able to identify that the problems arrived via the illegitimate Java update (yes, I stupidly accepted it). I am seeing THE SAME mentioned in some of the threads in the "QB Help Centre".

    While he had my system, he updated all, and sanitized it from all the different sorts of beasties that jump in and are beyond are removal by the normal software we have to protect our systems from such. Now here;s the interesting part ... the Java Update request has come back again.

    Sooooooo .... be very careful ... if it is a pop up in the centre of your screen, DO NOT accept it. Delete it via your Task Manager. It looks very real ... similar logos, colours, etc .... If it is the real thing, it will show itself in the bottom right of your screen.

    *sigh*
    I'm deleting it via the Task Manager for now and will call Mr Techie on Monday ... so if I disappear ...........



    Meanwhile I have been on the QB some, but had to save this one til I had a sit-down time to read it all .... so here it goes!!!
    (pot of hot tea at the ready to keep me propelled thru all!!)
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    Oh Sue I'm so very bad! Your right I should have posted that beautiful block! I actually thought I had already. As my #2DSon would say "My bad!"
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    Bev, that's a beautiful block you got from QNS!

    QuiltE, welcome back and hopefully you stay online
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    Beautiful block, Bev. QNS out did herself. Love the bright colors.

    QE, I had computer problems last week. Kept getting an alert about updating my antivirus (McAfee) and you're right--it looked very official. Thankfully, I didn't open it but went directly to McAfee site and ran a full scan. It did pick up a few nasty viruses and removed them. So far, my computer is running faster and I can send and receive emails again. I couldn't open any programs at all; MrJanRN got into McAfee site somehow. Good reminder QE--I've also seen where a lot of people are having problems. Wonder if there are beasties connected to this site?
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    Oh my goodness ... I forgot, the most important part from this past week ..............
    I mailed Miss December's MB last Monday 12/9!!
    Do hope the huskies cooperate and get it to you before Christmas.

    *gasp* ..... had to put this at the first, even though it;s at the end of what I have just read thru .......... MiraBs Bargello!!!!!!!! Stunningly Beautiful!

    So good GrannyQ to see that you are doing so well with your treatments. Looks like you have bounced right back from your surgery, Anael and that you have now been sprung free by HomeCare!Of course, Anne keeps going like the Energizer Bunny with all her Christmas baking for DSis, and not letting her body interfere. And I suspect the same for CarrieM and her shoulder. Good luck with the new specialist! JanRN, hang tight and quilt your little out to help beat those blues away! Glad to see that all is going well with your eyes, QNSue. JanieW stay well please, for you are one busy (exhausted?) lady looking after the Grands and DDIL. Good Luck with the further tests, MiraB. And a broken for you and your DD definitely needs some retail therapy and a lunch! So sad for DDamsel and Anael as you remember your little ones, more broken ♥s. Best Wishes to any others who are dealing with health issues themselves, or for other family members.

    Belated Happy Birthdays to Mr+MrsOKSGlad and what a birthday gift of twin grand-nieces!!! Wonder if they will be named after the two of you? What a shock in not knowing in advance there'd be two!


    I see OKSGlad's fudge was gone in a flash ... though I can smell lots of good Christmas baking being done by you Ladies. And delicious pumpkin soup in the tropics!

    QNSue ... thanks for the Christmas offer ... yes I would like a goodie or two, though I would fear that your/our border crossing people might confiscate it for their international Christmas GTG!

    Lots of sewing being done too ... Christmas and otherwise. So much fun to see MiraBs Bargello grow into a real quilt. Lovely! GGal has a nice project coming up and I am already wondering what fabric/colour choices you will use. Smiling at Anael's Christmas hexie ... that was the pattern I was going to use for my Christmas exchange gift, but just couldn't find a combo in my stash! Now you have me envious. Just might have to do that for myself, right? (of course, I need more To Do's!). And then Sylvia coming together, as you get ready to start another! Lots of talk about other WIPs and future ones too!

    JanRN, Spike quilting was not so hard when I did that tabletopper with the one block. Do some test runs first as to what needle size you might need to punch thru it all. I certainly did not avoid the multi-layers in the seams. So you are now mastering y=seams, I see!! Nice Block!

    Great MBs with the GrannyQ/CarrieM, JeanieG/DublB and DublB/QNSue additions. Are there any more MBs that have been received, but yet to be shown to us yet? The music block will work into a nice quilt for your GrannyQDGS. I really like the colours/fabrics, subtle, yet bold in an unique way.

    Good to see you back from your latest trip, JeanieG ... and good to know you helped the Phoenix economy. Good excuse, right? Yea for Christmas presents this year for you DDamsel ... you have that man trained!

    Found OKSGlad's post that I was lurking ... and couldn't help but laugh!! Backtracked and that would be right when I was about to come and visit before I had to declare war on beasties in my computer!

    And as for the suggestions that I, QuiltE has been in my sewing room ... I only whish!! Though I have got a wee bit done. Had to do Two DJs, thanks to JanRN!! (one thanks to the hot water heater guys; did it while they installed). Last night finally got started at my Christmas exchange gift. Today am planning to work on my giant one block quilt as need to have it done for later this week. But can I do it?

    Thanks for the Welcome Back ... and yes, I hope I stay online, though there have been some strange things happening while I have been here, so not feeling overly confident. Will try to send a smoke signal if I am going to be off (last time, forgot and shut things down, too fast and then went oops!!!)



    So the question that needs to banswered ........ has Anael ordered her crockpot yet?
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    YESSSSSSSSSSSSS the top is finished ! ! ! No pictures, it's too dark and I have no idea where to take pictures so you can see the whole quilt. I'll try tomorrow.
    Now I'll have a cup of coffee and finish watching my movie
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    Oh QuiltE, I just saw your question. NO I didn't order my crockpot yet Still have to decide which one and where.
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    While I was gone, I see you Ladies had some good discussion about our group and the future.

    Oh yes, our group has been together thru so much these last few years and weathered through the highs and lows of life. So much that our virtual friendship has gone beyond and into another somewhat IRL dimension! I can hardly imagine life without each of you now!

    For sure, I want us to stay together. However, as has been the case throughout FWS/PC, many have had other projects going on in the background and been involved in other groups and projects. Yet we seemed to always come home to FWS/PC! I'd say it's a testament to the success of our group that we are seeing the interest in new groups starting, with our FWS/PC'ers taking the lead. After all, we know that we cannot make new threads just for us, as was discussed long ago, when it was decided that we would do the MB swap within the PC thread and the Spikes as a new one.

    CarrieM and Anael et al ... I would love to do the 50 Stars and Sylvias with you, though for now, I just have to sit by the wayside and oooh and aaah at what gets made. When I organized my UFOs, I truly did *gasp* ... knew they were there, but they became more real when I did that organization and vowed I had to be careful what I started aknew!! Maybe some day!

    When we were considering new projects for the PC group (last winter/spring?) I believe these were discussed along with Dear Jane and a few others. Because there was no unified heart towards any one project, the MBs were started to give us something to come together.

    So now, for the proverbial "Elephant in the Room" ... Dear Jane ... in those earlier discussions there was minimal interest here in PC (again, this is as I recollect). It kept calling me, and I finally decided it was just something I "had" to do. I shared that I knew I would not likely do it, without a group for encouragement and support, for I knew that I would never have completed the FWS/PC without the group. Though I knew I did not want a regimented BOM/BOW routine. It seemed that others (PC'ers and other QB'ers) felt the same if they were to do DJ. I knew I would not be ready til the winter and/or Christmas ... so here we are now! (BTW ... I do think some that said no initially, have now decided, oh yes!)

    Somewhere along the way, some seem to think I would be starting a BOM type of thread. However, that was never the intent, but rather a general thread and let everyone work at their own pace and in their own routine [eg. # blocks per week, anal order (for Jan!), start at inside and work out (TATW) etc.] ... whatever worked for each person!!! The thought being that the thread would be a place to come together to nudge and encourage, ask for help, get answers, and of course, a place to post pics of blocks completed and get that much needed support to trundle on when the going gets tough!!

    It seemed my thoughts were not unique as many saw DJ as a background project, to do in between other projects/quilts, etc. In my case ... when I feel like doing it!! I know having a group for some accountability, will help me keep plugging away at it.

    If someone wishes to lead a DJ BOM/BOW/BOEOW group, please approach PatriceJ, to make the arrangements. For sure, I'll encourage and support you in the upstart and as the group proceeds.

    I will still start a thread as promised earlier.
    I look forward to hearing more comments and feedback.


    Here's to a continuation of our Friendships, here on this PC thread ...
    ... and in many other projects outside of it.
    Besides we still have a group job to do ...
    ... there's still some PCs that we need to help get across the finish line!
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    I was missed the time deadline .......... so I will add here

    It certainly was NEVER my intention to sabotage the PC group. Definitely NOT!
    It was merely an idea that came together, when so many clearly said no to DJ.
    For sure, I can respect that, just as I hope that others respect my decision against 50 Stars and Sylvia. For those that have/had concerns, I hope that you can understand. And if something is still of concern, I hope you will discuss it here openly with all, as suggested by Honchey, earlier.

    Our group is too valuable for me, for it to be hurt in any way.
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    So, tell me QuiltE, how did you try to sabotabe the PC group? I don't understand.
    A new DJ thread has not been started yet but will be soon. It seems a lot of members want to finish their DJ and others start a DJ. Yes, also PC members, me included. I want to finish mine.
    I respect any decision, be it for or against DJ, Sylvia, 50 Stars or whatever. I do hope we will stay together as friends here in 'our' PC thread where we tell eachother what's going on in our lives, where we find comfort and joy.
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