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    I've been playin' w/the scraps that Jan sent me taday. I'm sortin' 'em & washin' 'em & sortin' again. LOL They are all just way too purdy. So much fun. The bigger pieces are in the dryer. The small pieces are washed in the sink & most o' 'em are dryed w/the steam press. I'll hang the rest on a shower rod ta finish dryin'. I probably could have hung most o' 'em but I wanted ta play w/'em. The very tiny pieces will lay out on the island & dry. I didn't wash all the purdy unsewn HST's. I'll sew those tagether first then wash 'em. (I knew I'd want ta wash 'em when she told me they were on the way as there is a slight smoke scent.)
    As for the weather it has been just beautiful for the last 4 weeks but that is gonna change tamarrow night. Thurs the low will be 18*F w/a high o' 30*F. Burrrrrrr. The wind is supposed blow too. DH & I didn't walk ta day but we will tamarrow. I have a Gazelle that I use when we don't walk but sure enjoy walkin' w/DH. (I got the Gazelle at GW for $40. )
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    QuiltE - I used Excel all the time at work, but that was 10 years ago! Don't think I could do anything but very simple spreadsheet at this time. Wonderful job matching that fabric too!

    Good to hear from you DD, come back soon!


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    ....then there is this pink and chocolate beauty....http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2005/...ne-at-sea.html
    it got down to -1 last night! House is comfortable, and the sewing room beckons after I get a chicken simmering for some good broth and endless possibilities for meals.
    Honchey, JanRN, & QuiltE....hope you can just hunker down and be safe and warm. Your weather is much worse than what I had.
    OK...chores in this weather. Hopefully no frozen pipes.
    Carrie....glad your arm is feeling better.
    Jeanie....how is the drought emergency affecting you? Are you any where near the fires?
    Mirabelle....I've been watching an Australian TV show on Netflix called McLeod's Daughters. I'm sure it is pretty romanticed but the shots of the country side are beautiful. Supposedly somewhere near Sydney. They are ranchers but don't do the big cattle round ups like you showed us so I assume no where near where you used to live. Still interesting and I think of you.
    DD...glad you stopped by. Take care of yourself!
    Dubib....time to break out the long johns, huh?
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    Good Morning to all: Hope everyone is safe and warm (or cool for Mirabelle) this morning. Have a good day; I have errands to run and an Arizona Star to attempt again today. New found respect for those who have done it....error in pattern does not help.

    Thanks, GG, for the picture of Dear Jane. Love how the Quilting on the Square does their directions, although I do not see myself finishing in 6 months like Lacelady did on QB...she did a great job.

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    ggal, that's a great web site for DJ help. I like how you can click on one particular block and get a tutorial for just that block. Needless to say, I've been there a few times LOL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mirabelle View Post
    GGal beware only the first 2 blocks are easy and apparently you shouldn't start with the first block, sets you up for a false sense of "I can do this its easy"
    No, that's not true. At least 10 blocks are easy
    Most of them are really not that hard, but some really are. And some with lots of pieces won't lay flat, not even after beating up
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltingNinaSue View Post
    Good Morning to all: Hope everyone is safe and warm (or cool for Mirabelle) this morning. Have a good day; I have errands to run and an Arizona Star to attempt again today. New found respect for those who have done it....error in pattern does not help.
    I checked the printed pattern against the book, and did not see any differences??? The bottom printout should be marked "B". Where did you find an error?

    I still have to sew the four sections of Alaska together before I start Arizona. I am having a difficult time with these small pieces. Maybe I should not have made mine 8"! I've done 2, maybe I should change the size I'm making!

    I agree with you Jan on the blocks not laying flat. There are so many layers! I think they are going to be a bear to quilt. I think QAYG may be a good option for these.
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    Hi Everyone, The offical # of inches for my area was 15"...but...My driveway registered 12"...My lady neighbor was having her driveway plowed, all 300 feet!!! and I snagged the kid that was doing it to do mine...Haleluyah!!!!..I was worried about getting out in time for my flight on Friday a.m....I have to be at the airport by 4:30 am..which means I have to be on the road by 2:45 a.m. There's only one flight going to NC ...My DH feels bad that he's not around to do anything...Ha ha...First time in years I can sleep thru the night...no snoring!!!.. My son will be by to shovel the walks later today...
    Thanks everyone for your concern....I'm lowering my sewing chair to do some vacuuming today...I've never tried it before...I'll let yiu know how that works out...I'm thinking of getting a "Roomba"....I can just see it now..some gigantic thread ball in the corner stuck with all sorts of fabric bits & thread stuck to it and the digital display blinking...Help! Help! Now to get the sewing chair

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    JeanieG, "MaggieLou" says:Just a word of caution, the FF download has an error on the pattern for Arizona. Both sides are marked "A". I don't know if it would make a difference or not but it sure threw me!" The angles are cut at 45 degrees, not straight across the piece, too, so I may just change colors and cut larger pieces, and trim them down.

    Honchey, it pays to watch what is happening at the neighbor's driveway in the winter time!! Great move on your part, getting the driveway cleared. I think we can all be more resourceful than what the men think of us...but I never 'assume' I can do anything if my dh is near and ready to do it!!

    Serving up salmon soup in the soup mugs tonight; quick easy and ready with 3 minutes in the mircrowave. Dh loves it. All that gets dirty is just the mug, so little clean up from supper that way. No leftovers. Open a small can of Red Salmon, drain and put into bottom of the mug cup. Season with Kosker salt, coarse pepper, celery flakes, (if you like add garlic powder and onion powder) , cover ingredients with half and half, and put about an inch of milk over that. Put into the microwave, cover, and heat on full power for three minutes. Enjoy!!

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    Hmmmm I go now e-mail notification for this thread taday! It's a good thing that I know how ta find ya'll. ;D DH & I walked again taday at lunch. We probably won't the rest o' the week. I'll have ta use my Gazelle for the rest o' the week. We don't move well in the cold. One o' the reasons we are still in Midland. Several times DH talked about movin' & I told him that I didn't want ta move ta a colder place. I'll be wearin' long johns tamarrow for sure.
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    brrrrrrrrrrrr!!!
    What else is there to say?
    OK ... some trivia ... it's the coldest winter in 18 years!

    QNSue and JeanieG ... thanks for the offer, I'll keep it in mind if I have problems again. I put on my green 4-H hat and stumbled along in "Learn To Do By Doing" mode, and have a draft ready for a meeting tomorrow.

    JeanieG ... thanks re the tulips matched!

    DublB ... sounds like you are having some fun playtime! Gosh, I would sure like your cold weather!!

    GGal ... not much hunkering down here til Friday! We didn't get much of a storm this time, just the ccccccccold! When I got up this morning it was -26C and while I was gone it warmed up to -18C ... warm? Heat wave coming thru on Saturday as it will be -9C Yes, BH's pink and chocolate is amazing!

    Honchey ... YIKES! for all that snow. Good for you for hiring to have it dealt with. My "adopted" sister has one for each level in her home and loves them! She doesn't sew, but it does have to deal with dog hair! I've wondered about one for my sewing room too. Careful "driving" on that chair while vacuuming!!!!

    And ............ the most important news ............. I got mail today!
    Thank you so much DDamsel for your pretty tulip to add to the collection. I really do like it and am quite drawn to the background fabric for its subtle touch of colour on the white.

    The pattern is Tulip Nine Patch from QuiltersCache.
    I am already imagining it as a full quilt of tulips in different colours!
    Or perhaps the blocks made smaller for a spring topper or wall hanging?
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    Hi everyone
    Well DH left for work yesterday and I have been doing not much of anything until today when I decided to tackle the kaleidoscope quilt, basted it after lunch and then spent a couple of hours drawing designs. This is what I came up with, not very original but I like it. Haven't decided what to do in the Kaleido blocks yet.

    DH rang tonight to ask me what I was doing tomorrow afternoon, told him quilting DD's quilt, he said "that's not a good idea, I've got a better idea. Come to the airport and pick me up" aarrrgghhhhh Apparently he was going to take this shift off but couldn't as the other supervisor was going to be away, now that supervisor has decided not to take leave so DH decided that he was going off site for the week. They are always going mad at him for the amount of leave he has but when you only work 6 months of the year, it seems silly to take another 7 weeks off... SO tomorrow I am driving to the airport

    Pssstttt I hope all my parcels arrive tomorrow morning
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    Good morning to all (well afternoon and evening to a couple of you).

    Mirabelle--very pretty quilting....funny you say "not very original", I was thinking "I wish I could do that!". So when you draw it on do you do it freehand or use a stencil? I'm planning to do QAYG on the 50 Stars quilt and actually draw on designs to follow (instead of just SITD/echoing). I'm looking forward to the challenge.

    D_D--great MB for QE!

    QE very nice collection.

    I have to take DD to a dr appt this morning...she has a cough that won't go away. It is pretty chilly here this morning. Schools are delayed/canceled all over the area. I might go stare at things in the clubhouse today...after all the running yesterday I definitely won't be trying to sew.

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    DD that's a beautiful block you made for QE. I don't work with a lot of pastels, always thought they were sort of boring. QE that quilt will be awesome--anything but boring.

    Mirab, I like that quilting design. I think it will add a lot of movement to your quilt which has a lot of straight lines and angles. It's balanced and it won't make your quilt look "over quilted" like so many I've seen lately.

    Carrie, how's the shoulder? This cold weather is killing mine. And I've been doing so much paper piecing lately that all the trimming with the rotary cutter has caused my thumb and index finger to ache. Thank goodness for Advil.

    I've been quilting my MBs; doing QAYG on them. I can't wait to see it all together and I think of each and everyone of you as I quilt them.

    Have a great day, ladies, be careful if you have to go out--very cold & icy & snowy here. Do something you love.
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    QuiltE, I think all of us in the cold belt knew without the reminder of the record in the last twenty years! Dones not compare with 1960-61 year yet when it stayed below zero for two weeks in January...dipping down to fifty below one morning, generally was 25-30 below zero. Beautiful MB from D_D. Its good to figure things out for yourself, but no penalties in asking for help! Its how we all learn and apply our knowledge, and pass it on to others.

    Love the quilting design, Mirabelle. Nice of DS to think of his Mother as a Car Service to the Air Port; maybe he will bring back some fabric for her as a favor??? Techs need a break every now and then...but often end up in front of computers.

    Carrie, take care and get some rest for yourself. Hope DD is feeling better; ours always felt better the day we took them to the doctors.

    At minus four this morning, I would say its cold here. Going to tackle Arizona this morning; creating and cutting out templates for the pp and it is going to go together. Yes!!

    DH was a Math/Science/Computer teacher; he told me we were missing an older hen duck; I counted them yesterday and all five older ducks were there. He finally counted to five himself and agreed they were all there!

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    QuiltE & DD...Beautiful MB..Your quilt is going to be gorgeous...

    It was 7 degrees this morning...I have to go out but will wait until this aftrnoon..hope it gets warmer...
    My sister asked me to make a few small items to sell at the Bazaar the hosital she volunteers at this coming spring.
    What should I make??? suggestions please??
    Carriem & Jan...don't overdue...it will till be there tomorrow.

    QNS, ask DH "How does ten become eleven? "

    Dublb..stay warm...I have icicles hanging from the roof..I opened the storm door and forgot that they were there and broke off several of them..One of them hit me in the head..it' a good thing I was lookng down & it glanced off my head..
    Mirabelle, I've never seen channeling around feathers...I like it!!!
    I just need to recheck what I'm taking wih me then close the suitcase...I always feel like I'm forgetting someting ...
    I may check in later, if not, see you tomorrow evening...H.

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    DD...what a beautiful block for QuiltE!
    honchey...hope that the weather cooperates for your trip south.
    i cancelled going to a Play Day at the LQS today because of the cold. It's now 7 degrees and about as warm as it's supposed to be. So I'm playing in my sewing room. My QB and I started a quilt from McCalls last issue that we said we would work on when we were at Play Day. She's there so we're doing it long distance "together" Star blocks today with 14 sets of flying geese. I thought they migrated!!! I'm using Eleanor Burns method and they are coming out like they should....not wonky....but all of the trimming gets tedious. Half done. Back to the playing.....hope the rest of you find something fun to do....stay warm and safe!

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    I just checked the weather and heard that next week will be worse than this week..Dublb..get those long johns out..

    stay warm everyone..

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    Home again and glad for that! Thermometer in van said -14...that doesn't include wind chill. DD just has a bacterial infection, got antibiotics so hopefully she will be feeling better soon.

    Jan--the dry needling seemed to have loosened things up in my shoulder so it isn't feeling too bad. My elbow is pretty sore today though after all the errands yesterday and hurrying in and out of the van. Bending or straightening too far/for too long causes me to say "ow"...thankfully it doesn't last too long though. Sorry your shoulder is acting up!!

    Hope everyone can stay warm the next couple of days! Maybe we'll have lots of pictures to see soon of Jan goals.

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    QuiltE what a beautiful collection of blocks you have, do you have a plan on putting them together ????

    Thank you everyone for the compliments, I will share how I made and sewed this design. I have had the Infinite Feather Template for a number of years but have never used it (couldn't figure out how it worked) and yesterday had that aha moment..(only after reading the instructions) that seems to work when all else fails

    So I drew up the size of the block I needed and drew the circle and using the template drew the feathers in. This took a couple of attempts to get the right number of feathers to fit the circle. So when I was happy with it I cut the centre out and using this paper template I drew the circle onto my block and with a couple of placement markers for angles I drew in the feathers using the stencil. The centre feathers are sewn freehand, I just marked the centre point and the outside echo is also freehand.

    I was going to use the paper template and had punched holes in it but soon realised that it would not last for 15 blocks. I have quilted 4 blocks but have had to unpick 2 as I was not happy with my thread choice, I chose a darker thread called Old Gold as I wanted to be able to see the design.

    Have a great day everyone and stay safe with your horrid weather, it is 8.30 in the morning here and I am perspiring already. Humidity is around 80% as we had overnight rain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltingNinaSue View Post

    DH was a Math/Science/Computer teacher; he told me we were missing an older hen duck; I counted them yesterday and all five older ducks were there. He finally counted to five himself and agreed they were all there!

    That is so funny QNS - got my chuckle for the day!!!!

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    Th hen ducks will separate themselves to lay an egg in their shed; I think that is what happened when dh counted and came up short. He goes back to the dentist in the morning for gum surgery to have the bone spurs or root pieces removed so his gums can heal instead of becoming infected. Honchey, dh says ten becomes eleven when one is added to it.

    After bringing him home, I will go after Chicken scratch, and deliver the extra eggs to K. and back home again. Then I can photograph the MB sent to me by QuiltE that arrived this evening's mail. Yes, it does fit right in and will be treasured... will show picture of all tomorrow. Have not mailed my MB yet; hope to do that on Tuesday when we get our hair cuts. One more MB to go.

    I did get the Arizona Star ready to set all the wedges together, it went together quickly after I cut templates for it, that had all the right 45 degree angles to it. Will try to get it all together and photographed tomorrow. That will allow me to return to Irish Mist this week-end...if we do not have company.

    Enjoy the up coming weekend and temperatures going up before they go down again.

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    MiraB ... So you think that FMQ design, is not much? Looks to me like it's made for that quilt! Thanks for the template and feather lesson. What a versatile template ... different feather sizes, heart, scallops, waves. Sure would be nice to find one of those. So much for the mouse playing!!! Though honestly, does your DH slow your quilting down all that much? Thanks re my blocks, and no, I have absolutely NO CLUE what I am going to do. Moving into the whites/pastels was totally out of my box, and why I chose it for the MBs to help nudge me to a new look. But now? I am absolutely lost and will appreciate all the help I can garner!

    CarrieM ... Buses did not run here today again. They have now made a new "rule" when temps get below -25C, no buses, for fear that the children will be on them, and the buses stop working. Apparently a lot of buses would not start recently, thus the new rule! I bet the kids like THIS rule!

    JanRN ... Oh no, another injured quilter!! ... this is NOT good! Thanks and like you I have never worked with pastels or whites, (see MiraB above). I'm liking what I have, though because of going outside my box, I am totally at a loss as to what next!

    QNSue ... My apologies for the reminder ... though I did not know it was the same for everyone! Glad that your MB arrived and that you like it.

    Honchey ... OUCH! for the icicle in the head. Soon you can celebrate and enjoy the sunny south! How small of items for your sister's hospital charity? Mug Rugs? coasters? placemats? or can you get a bit bigger and into table runners and toppers? There's always those fabric boxes. Hopefully you are sound asleep now, as I know you have an early start to the airport. Safe Travels!

    GGal ... good for you for enjoying your Snew Day and playing long distance! There's a lot of different flying geese methods. I forget, which one is Eleanor's? So much fun when you and your friend are doing two together. Did you both go with different colors/fabrics? Hopefully when the time comes, you will show us both quilts, so we can see the different looks!

    I'm hoping for one of those Snew Days for myself tomorrow/Friday ... hunker down and batten the hatches!!!
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    Totally forgot to start this thread pre-Christmas ...

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    Well I still didn't git an e-mail. Sigh. I sent out my MB again w/o takin' a pict for Anael. I'm so sorry Anael.
    I sent it Priority Mail, so it should git there on Sat.

    It did git cooold th'safternoon. 26*F & it's 22*F now. I hear it's supposed ta git ta 16*F in th'mornin'. That's after it was 75* on Tues. Such a big swing.
    The LQS finally got the freezer paper in. I bought all 6 pkdgs! I sure don't want ta run out again. At least not for a long time.
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