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    On my new machine I git a 10 hour class w/just me & the teacher. I'm sure that she will let me know what I need. Actually I think I'll go & git the stabilizer that my (other) DCousin recommends just ta be sure.
    Bev
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    Thanks Bev for telling your story. Twins run in both families here. I have been pregnant with twins but I never knew untill delivery. One of them died very early in the pregnancy but caused problems all along.
    She's not showing signs of labor yet, that's the good thing! Let's hope it stays that way. She's in a High Care Unit so will have the best care possible. They're monitoring the twins three times a day.

    I have to take my kitty to the vet this morning, she has to have bloodworks done. She might have thyroid problems as she's eating like a docker and still losing weight. Besides she's very cranky and according to the vet that fit the symptoms of thyroid problems. Tomorrow I will know.
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    I finished the BOM top yesterday. I'm going to call the quilt The Waiting Game, you all know why! I made every mistake possible Here it is, still needs borders but I didn't decide what fabric to use. Wanted to use the pink I used in the lower centre block but it looks like I don't have enough of that.
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    OH!!! That is stunnin' in it's own uniqueness. I looooove it! Those HST's are just wonderful.
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    Thank you Bev Any advice on the borders?
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    No advice on the borders but I love the setting of this gorgeous quilt. Very unique.

    On second thoughts how about a 1 inch yellow and a dark blue for the final border, but not too dark that it will overwhelm it.
    I keep scrolling back up to have a look to see what colours jump out at me.

    You have purples and pinks but I don't think they will work

    Scrolled back up again, definitely not green

    Back again, top left hand corner block, is that a medium blue in the background, I like that colour

    Scrolled back and I really like that medium blue (if it is blue)

    Will get off the soap box now, just remember you did ask
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    LOL mirabelle, keep scrolling
    The background of the top left hand corner block is quite dark blue, I'll try and take a pic of the fabric, hold on............no, can't find it, have to go through my stash upstairs and it's coldddddddddddddddddddddddd there
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    You mean this one: Name:  blue (576 x 432).jpg
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    I only have 26 " left and the quilt is 60" square so I could use it for a very small border and would need another colour for the final border.
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    This is a pic of the actual block. The colour of this pic is more like IRL, the pic I just posted is quite dark.
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    That fabric would work, what a pity you don't have enough. Keep searching through your stash. It needs about a 3 to 4 inch border, 6 strips, so you will need about a metre for the final border and binding.

    Hope that makes sense to you.

    I am happy that your DDIL is going to stay in hospital, I know that puts an added strain on the family but she needs to be there right now. Sending positive thoughts your way..

    Its late and I need to go to bed, chat tomorrow...
    Karen

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    3 inch will do, even 4 inch. I know I don't have anymore of the same. Binding can't be the same. I could do a 3 inch with the blue and the final border in WOW, same as the HST blocks. Oh well, it's pinned on my board here so I can look all day

    I don't mind driving to the hospital, it's over an hour but that's ok. I feel so sorry for my DGS who has to be without his mom for so long.

    Sleep well Mirabelle!
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    Anael...I agree with Mirabelle. Having your DDIL in the hospital has to take some of the worry away just knowing that she has such immediate care. Maybe DGS can spend a little more time with DGM for the loving he needs. My DDIL had a troubled last pregnancy and had some kind of monitor she wore during the last few months. It was good she could be home with her daughter but still so much worry because she still had to keep the family going and did things she probably shouldn't have. My DS was a truck driver then and couldn't be there. It was such a relief when she finally delivered a healthy baby boy! I love the setting of your quilt. Where did you get the chain blocks? I have blocks that I need to put together but haven't been satisfied with anything I've tried. This might work.
    dubib...you have a cheering section here while you learn your new craft. Lots of tips from experience!
    Quilte...don't let the new stuff intimidate you. You'll soon have it purring like a kitten.
    More PC blocks to quilt and join today. I'm getting excited to get it done.

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    Thanks GG and yes, she's better off this way. Any infection could cause an early delivery so that's the main reason she has to stay in hospital. Mu DGS is at her parents, he has all he needs there. He used to go there two days a week when my DDIL was working so he's used to that. I can't look after him as he still needs too much care which I can't provide

    What do you mean where did I get the chain blocks? All HST's are 6.5" unfinished so the chain blocks are 12.5" unfinished. I copied the lay out from a quilt I saw and I loved it! So it's not my own design
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    Anael--thanks for the update on DDIL. I really like your quilt top. I like the idea of a narrow border and then a wide one...maybe use the darker blue as a "stopping point" and then add a pieced border...maybe piano keys, or just squares of the various colors in your quilt? Maybe alternate with your WOW?

    I got an email this morning with a tutorial doing a similar thing as your did around your blocks. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvsAz...ature=youtu.be

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    Thanks for the link carrie! If I knew more about my EQ 5 I could play with the lay-out! It's an easy connecting block and there are so many possibilities.

    Don't you think a pieced border is too busy? I like the idea of the darker blue as a small border and one of the other colours as the final border. If I don't do mittered corners I can use the blue as the small one.
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    Thanks for all your computer well-wishes, Ladies!
    Truth be known, I've been pulling out my hair some!
    I wish when you got these updates, they'd wave a magic wand so you'd find out what the updates are ... and how the old habits mess things up! Believe me, I'm finding that out ... unfortunately in most cases don't have a clue as to the "why" of it all.

    Sooooooo ..... anyone with Outlook 2010 or Windows 7.0, if you have any tips and hints, please do share!
    And I haven't even started to think about Word yet!

    CarrieM .... whew! good thing you have your BBs done!!!! Your other BBs (Buttercup Babies) will be a fun project to work on, for sure! Great gift idea for your friends!

    Anael ... Sadly DDIL is in the hospital, though that's good news as she'll be constantly monitored and the best that can be done for those wee ones will be done. Take ♥, here's another good news stories ... I have two friends who had babies so small ... one is now a rambunctious girl at 4 yo, the other is almost 2 yo, also a girl! Here's hoping your kitty's problems get diagnosed and onto a recovery plan today. Lovely quilt ... I often remember exactly what was happening in my life when I look at a quilt later! Do you have more of the blue for your border .... or what about an assortment of narrow borders using the fabrics in the quilt. I would normally suggest a piano key border, but think it`d take away from the centre of the quilt .... though what about a postage stamp border of the assorted fabrics ... I think that could work as it would give a mosaic effect and help to frame it up (leave out the whites here).

    Question MarksÉ ... OK, looks like my computerÉ or keyboardÉ is talking French!!! Thus why all the missing question marks in my notes to Anael. And here, everytime you see É you can read that as a É. Anyone know how to make that conversionÉ
    Chris Hadfield ... OK, my Canadian brag time ... just listening to him talk from space to kids at the Public School named after him, not far from here. They had him playing his guitar a little while ago. I am still amazed how "down to earth" (yes, pun intended!) he is in all his interviews. The photos they've been sending back are absolutely amazing too!

    DublB ... I know NOTHING about your new machine and wish you well with it. My suggestion though, is to get it out and do LOTS on it. Get pretty familiar with it before you go for that 10 hours of class(es) with it. That way, you can be over the first hump of being overwhelmed and be really ready to absorb. You'll have lots of why not and how do I questions ready for them. If you've developed any bad habits or wrong steps, they'll catch those and you can adapt them, and yes, perhaps like a kid ask whyyyyyy? or say, but I don't want to!!! Looks like you timed your BB completion just right .... perhaps there were some hints dropped to DDDDH?
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    ??
    Weird?
    I went back and sent a couple of emails and the ? was working
    So just came back to check and see if it was here ... and now it is.

    So you can ignore that question!
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    LOL we will ignore your questions QuiltE as it seems you find everything out yourself.
    What do you want to know about Windows 7? Any specific questions?

    About the border: I really really dislike tiny pieces so a postage stamp border is out of the question. I like the thought of the assortment of borders using the fabrics in the quilt and a final border, maybe in the same blue I used in the HSTs.
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    Just had to let everyone know, the mailman was just here and I got a package....from Canada!!

    QuiltE...great blocks and I love the telephone fabric! I have never seen anything like that...thanks!

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    LOL QuiltE, yours arrived before mine did!
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    My version of the "emergency clutch"...I cut squares of 2 different fabric and 1 of batting, sewed together, and flipped. Then quilted some diagonal lines across it. I used a hairband (so it will stretch when baggies are filled. The ones I make for the retreat will be a little bigger so the bags aren't so close to the edges, otherwise it turned out.

    Now if I just had that new embroidery machine to put each person's initial on the front corner.

    Any other small gift ideas I could make to go with this? I'll just be using a 9" square from 2 FQs so will have some left and it would be fun to make a couple things to match. Most of these ladies are scrapbookers not quilters, so it can't be "quilt" specific. (Yes I know I can get 4 out of 2 FQs and might do that too, but am still looking for ideas just in case.)
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    Ooooo! It came out quite well. I really like it.
    Bev
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    Uncle Sam has my BBs on the way to Iowa! Happy day!

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    CarrieM ... glad to see the huskies made it thru to the southern lands!!! A HUGE thanks to you for coordinating the swap. Now youèll have everyone thinking they are getting telephone fabric. I hope your DH was not too disappointed in their being BLOCKS and not that Canada Post BOX that he had his eye on!

    Oh great ... now apostrophes are coming thru as an e with accent grave and the ÉÉÉès are back for question marks.

    Anael
    ... honestly I DID NOT figure it out and everything just went back to normal. Now they are all mixed up again. So I`ll leave it to you and others to figure out this for me. As for my BBs making it first, remember that mine did have a head start. However, I will admit I am impressed at the speedy delivery of just over a week!

    CarrieM
    ... great prototype! Perhaps try stuffing each pocket and see how much bigger might be needed for that expansion. If I had one, I;d probably overstuff it! (note the semi-colon to replace the uncooperative apostrophe!!

    ” ... congratulations on your BB finish and away in the mail!



    And here is Fr♥sty!s Fence .... made from the trimmings from the Christmas Fr♥sty. The only newly cut fabric was the backing. I know it;s not the best hand quilting, but remember this is only my 2nd effort. The ♥s on the Mini Irish were my first. The striped fabric wasnèt the best choice for rails. Might have been better as the centre rail than the outside edge.
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    QuiltE Press shift and control at the same time to get the ? and ' back.

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