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    Anael, lovely sweater--looks so warm and cuddly, could really use that here! I knitted a scarf once. Once--that was all it took to convince me I'm not a knitter. My mother was fantastic at crochet. She could sit behind someone in church who was wearing a sweater and go home and recreate the pattern. She tried to teach me. Tried, then told me to stick to quilting.

    Bev, thank you for all the beautiful pics. Your Mbs will make an awesome quilt. If you want a diagonal setting, I'd take the House Block out and use it on the back as your label. Lots of room in the "sky" area to write your data.

    Mirab, love your geese. I especially like the different color cornerstones--they really add interest. You are so right about scraps multiplying. I've done nothing but scrap quilts for the past year and I still have more than I started with. They are fertile little things, breeding at night I think.

    QE, love your heart projects and the story that went along with them.
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    Bev...since there are only 13 in the MB exchange and you didn't make one for yourself, I don't understand how you have 14. If someone sent you two, use one of them for a pillow. You do have some beautiful blocks to work with.
    Anael....I've tried sweaters but none were really wearable. I admire your abilities!
    Carrie...glad you're feeling a little better.
    Jan...I see PA is getting pounded by bad weather again. Stay safe and warm.
    Honchey....you went South, but you've had some bad weather too haven't you?
    Mirabelle....are you PP those geese? You sure have them well trained to all do the same thing!
    Finished the Ocean Wave border. Pictures next week. Ticking off the February goals for you boosters and guess what...still haven't tackled FMQ. I know I'm running out of excuses with half the month to go.....below zero again this morning after about 6 inches of snow yesterday. Got back into the yard by the skin of my teeth after a grocery run and I'm getting a little tired of being parked so much. Rain and 50 degrees late next week if I can make it that long. Have a good day!

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    Goals?????Falling behinder and behinder more all the time...but there are still days left in the month...two weeks from today is the first. No stars made for the 50 Fab Stars...falling short in Sylvia, and Dear Jane. No SYEs made; no MB made or in the mail yet. Too many naps...hibernation, I think....need Spring.

    Yes, I am ready for Spring...enough snow and cold weather, ready for the warmer temperatures coming next week. Lows are predicted to be above freezing.

    Dublb, that is a lot of creative talent you posted. And there goes Mirabelle, hopping right along with more great projects. JanRN, sounds like a FART trip coming ahead since you just work on Mondays. GG, maybe its time to work on a Spring scene....out of florals or bunnies or Easter scenes.

    Carrie, hang in there; you will be back quilting soon. Everyone take care and be happy!

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    This is way out if my price range so just for giggles and grins. I just love how the blocks are set. Without the traditional sashing, the design just seems to float. None of blocks look too difficult and substitutions could be made to fit personal preference. I'm a little puzzled that it would take 18 yards for the top and binding. My first BH quilt called for 14, was about the same size, had more seams, and I had quite a bit left over.

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    GG yes I have 2 extra. First my mail messed up with OK's block. She finally made another one & sent it ta me. Then 3 months later I finally got my first one from her. LOL Then QNS sent me a block before her eye surgery. She decided that she didn't like how it came tagether so sent me one after the surgery. I personally loved the first one & saw no problems w/it but she insisted. So I have a bit more & am truly blessed!
    Jan I do want the house ta be in the middle but am thinkin' that instead o' puttin' settin' triangles on the house like the picture plans for, I'll set the blocks closer ta this lay out. (All the blocks aren't in this pict.)
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    There will be some muslin in the middle still but not all that great expanse. After I add the other 2 blocks that have come in since this pict then I only need ta add 2 blocks o' my own.
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    If you take it off point, the blocks can truly set closer to the house...and you could do a couple of 'log cabin' strips around each block and it would 'set' the wow factor into the quilt....just my two cents worth, Bev. It is your quilt to do it your way...please. I could make up a couple of log cabin houses so you would have a trio of houses...which is another thought or possibility on it...I have designed and painted on log houses for a lady here in MO.

    GardenGal, with all your talent, you could 'mimic' that kit with scraps from your sewing room, except for binding and backing...maybe use the same colors and design each block as they did...just a thought. Print it off for yourself and put it on your 'possibility' list.

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    DublB ... what a lot of eye candy to take in! Open space in your MB quilt, could lead to some interesting quilting. Another possibility would be to leave more of the blocks on the square, instead of on point.

    MiraB ... my goodness ... 3" sqaures with 3 geese each ... I'd be going bananas!! And then trying to keep them all flying in the right direction. With it's scrappiness not looking scrappy, do you do any placement planning? or totally haphazard where they land? It's gorgeous now ... and will only get better as you finish it.

    Anael ... eagle eyed that you are, check those geese keep flying in the right direction!

    JanRN ... thanks ... the story just kind of developed!! The final lonely heart has now been finished and the photo posted in that thread.

    GGal ... oh no, another 6" ... I'm hoping that is a NOT here story for me! Sounds like cabin fever is setting in for you ... make plans for the meltdown next week! Yes, you still have 1/2 month to work on that FMQ Booster goal! You can do it .. you can do it ... just like The Little Engine That Could! Oh what a beautiful BOM quilt you have spotted ... I like their flexible offer! The fabrics are really lovely and how unique how they have used the border print in the setting triangles. That quilt really has the unique wow factor!!!

    QNSue ... You took on a lot and now are feeling so defeated. So allow yourself to reassess, and set those lofty goals free and consider something that is realistic and do-able for yourself. Maybe decide to do the MB, so you don;t feel as though you have that hanging over ...

    And now my dear friends ... me-thinks it's time to shuffle off to the Olympics ... and do some sewing!!
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    dublb - great roses from you DH! My DH bought me a bowl with live plants I'm going to put on my patio table. I think you could cut down on the muslin by adding sashing strips around each block. That is going to be a wonderful quilt!

    Mirabelle - another beautiful quilt on the way! What a great way to reduce your scraps!

    I finally finished putting all the blocks together for the Celtic Solstice quilt, now need to get to work on the borders. The quilt is out of my comfort zone in the colors - but I imagine one of the grandkids would love it. Bright primary colors!
    "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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    Yes, Dublb, you received beautiful roses for Valentine Day; thanks for sharing them with us. And I liked your art work on the quilt blocks, too.

    QuiltE, I like to challenge myself and learn more every day. I think I can...do so much more if I really try. Finished two MBs today...well, second one is almost done and I am happy with them. Anael has approved on one and the other will be sent to her tomorrow. Bfs are coming down on Tuesday and we ladies are leaving the guys at home on Wednesday and going on a FART trip to Des Moines...if the weather cooperates. We will go to Barnes and Noble, Creekside Quilting Shop, Jo-Anns, and Quilt Block and home again. I drive to the first stop; and get back in the driver's seat at the last stop to drive home. We will laugh and have fun and not have to wait on the guys or worry about them on Wednesday....they are on their own. They may go home on Thursday or Friday, again depends upon what the weather does decide to do those days...and how tired the trip makes us feel on those days.

    TW has dh nephew's name on it...king size...50 star sets for that. Sylvia and Dear Jane quilts are too young to be 'assigned' names yet....Fab stars might have a name on them...will wait and see. Undecided about the SYEs and what they will be or how they will go together. Now to relax this evening, and yes, watch some Olympics on TV.

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    Bev you certainly have lots of options for your MB's

    GGal thanks for the link, it is a beautiful quilt but the cost is a little too high. Shouldn't be too hard to duplicate.

    Thanks for the kind words on my Scrappy Wild and Goosey, I am going to piece it in quarters, easier to handle. I have all my tiny scraps in a container and just pick, no rhyme or reason to colour,

    Thanks to my enabler Quilte I purchase a quilt stand, price was good to I bought 2 one for me and 1 for DD, and this is what I made as my first little quilt. No story to go with it, just pulled what florals I had in my scraps bins and found 4 fabrics that would match, plus greens. So I polished my buffet this morning and rearranged a little and now it has its own place. Thank you QuiltE for being such a good enabler
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    Beautiful, Mirabelle, just beautiful. Please do tell me or just email where you found the slashing, storm at sea, on Dear Jane CD. I cannot find it on the CD...or any slashing, just the borders and alternate blocks.

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    NinaSue to print out the Storm at Sea sashing go to the Home Page and click on Print the Patterns

    Click Block Libraries a screen will pop up In the left menu section of the screen click the Dear Jane blocks icon and a menu will drop down
    Click Libraries again if it appears and click "Good for Alternate Blocks"
    Double click on "Square in a Square"
    The first block you want is the first one in the upper left corner, also called Triangle Design, this will become the rectangle sashing
    Highlight the block by clicking on it Hit Copy at the bottom of the screen
    Now the other one you want is the Square in a Square (called Economy Patch) it is right below the Triangle Design. This is the cornerstone block.
    Click on it to highlight it and click Copy

    Both blocks are now in your sketchbook

    Click close at the bottom of the little block library screen

    Go into your sketchbook to edit them. Click View at the top menu select Sketchbook
    A little screen pops up with the blocks you have chosen
    Click on the first one Triangle Design, Click Edit. Click on the Printer icon, Click "print block" I did not choose foundation paper as I add my seam allowance and you can fit more to a page.
    A little screen will pop up where you can change the block size. Change the width to whatever you wish and the Length to the same as your blocks.
    Click on the options tab at the top of the little screen, click the radial button for "print as many as fit"
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    Do the same for the cornerstone blocks

    I hope I have explained this clear enough for, good luck
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    MiraB ... Just aiming to please!!!!! It's even more beautiful with the quilting. The feathers add such a nice dimension to it. Looks like you have found the right spot for your quilts to hang .... right next to fresh flowers. Maybe MrMiraB will keep them refreshed?

    QNSue ... looks like you have a good FART day planned with your friend.

    JeanieG ... sometimes out of our comfort zone is good ... and we discover a new zone! Great progress for you!!
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    I've decided that one o' the blocks that I make for myself will be just like this last MB for _________. They are gonna be PP. So tanight I'm cuttin' out my freezer paper blocks & templates.
    Bev
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    QuiltE I wish they were fresh flowers but they are silk and just needs a rinse under the tap and good for another few years
    Karen

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    My best friend lost her 2 year battle with ovarian cancer yesterday. She was so brave. When she was diagnosed they told her she had at best 8 months. She fought for 26 months. I can't tell you how much I'll miss her. Please, ladies, get your annual check-ups and if something doesn't feel right, push your doc to investigate. She had symptoms for 4 months before someone listened to her. Hug your families extra tight and use those Sunday dishes everyday. Don't save them for "someday".
    Imagine all the people living life in peace...(John Lennon 1940-1980)

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    Sorry, JanRN, that you lost your best friend to cancer. {[(hugs)]} We can all met in the virtual RV, have hot drink of your choice and some Butterscotch Sour Cream Cake and you can tell us about your friend. Celebrate her life with us.

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    Mirabelle, you gave wonderful instructions. thank you. Will put printouts with the DJ info in its box...also printed out your instructions and put with it.

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    So sorry about your friend, Jan. Life is too short.
    DGD is celebrating her 8th BD today. Other than her BD is 1-22 it'll be a great day. Family celebration has been postponed so many times due to weather. Snowed yesterday and no plows yet and it's to start snowing another 2-6" tomorrow afternoon.....
    Must make a cake off I go.
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    Jan--Sorry to hear about your BF. Praise God that you had the time with her that you did. I too lost my best friend to cancer (melanoma that spread to organs, spine and brain) a little over 2 yrs ago. She made it about 18 months after they removed the first mole. I was very thankful for the time we had together.

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    Jan, I'm so sorry! (((HUGS)))
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    JanRN ... {{{{HUGS}}}} so sorry for the loss of your friend. No matter how much you know/expect it will happen, it is still hard. Take care of yourself, and you too, do something for you to celebrate your friendship and to honour her.
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    Oh Jan, I am so sorry for the loss of your friend. I have one DF that is suffering with Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma. They gave her about a year to live, and it has been nine months already. She is on Hospice Care. We have been friends for about 45 years! Our kids were small at that time. I do not live close to her, so send her cards all the time. I know I will be broken hearted when I hear the news of her passing. Know that she is no longer suffering, and in a much better place. Praying for you and your friend!
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    Sending a big ((Hug)) to you JanRN, it is so sad when we love loved ones, I hope that you can remember all the good times you had together and what made your friendship so special.
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    Sorry to read about your friend, Jan. Be kind to your dear self. (((Hugs))))

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