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    Thanks OKSGlad ... yes the black is my design wall. Good point to skip black, being that it's for a child. I was thinking of the polka dots and the black in the print. And definitely would not be putting the white on the edge for the same reasons you mentioned. ONly had thought it might be a narrow stripe around before a border, but think it could take away from the Irish Chain/ Good thought to look for a blue. Surely, I must have some of that!
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    QuiltE, your card will be printed this monring. It's 7.30 am here and deadline is 7.45 so no problem!

    I love your quilt! I wouldn't use black either, but I would use white for a narrow border before the final border. I don't think it takes away from the Irish Chain. Show us what you have!
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    QuiltE I agree with Anael, regarding a small white border then final border of the pink with black spots, cute quilt, the teddy fabric is adorable...

    Anael I hope everything is going well on your side of the world
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    No phonecalls last night, meaning Bram and Isa survived the first 24 hours. My DS told me yesterday they would have to make funeral arrangements for Julian and he asked me to be with him when he had to make that call. Last night he said the nurses were wrong and there will be no funeral. It's very confusing. According to the Dutch law babies born after 24 weeks pregnancy have to be burried but because he was already dead it doesn't apply. We will find out today what is needed and what we have to do according to the law.
    I'm going to get dressed now, have to be ready for immediate take off!
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    Anael ... What a difficult time for you ... joy and sadness together, and I'm sure it's hard for all of you to find the Happy in your son's Birthday today too. I hope I made the cut off for the card printing. Good Luck today!

    MiraB and Anael ... Thanks! I only wish I could do that! I only have a few crumbs of the polka dot fabric left and actually had to patch a few of the pieces to finish what I've done. Yes, bad planning on my part, as had measured just too close that it wasn't even enough in the end. So, if I go for a border, it has to be a new fabric, other than the white as a thin strip. Will do some stash shopping today and see what possibilities I have.
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    QuiltE, you're like me, I always find myself looking for borderfabric as I seem to forget I have to have borders!

    I just came home from the hospital. My DS and DDIL can take Julian home with them if they want to. They have yet to decide.
    Bram's condition is very unstable but considering everything he's doing ok. Isa is not as unstable as Bram and she's doing ok too. The next two months are crucial, when they make it through these two months there's hope they will be home end of April.
    I saw Isa, compared to Bram she's a big girl! Bram is so tiny, you can't imagine. They both are beautiful but hardbreaking small.

    My DDIL wants to thank you all for the cards she got this morning ! She never expected to get cards from the US, Canada and Australia And yes QuiltE, your card made it too!
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    Im glad to hear little Bram and Isa are doing well the first 24 hours! that is a GOOD thing!

    If your DS and wife WANT a funeral for little Julian, Im sure it is possible. the law HERE it is OPTIONAL for a still birth baby, and MANDATORY for a live birth baby. you may want to call a funeral home, they are very informative and sensitive, and know what the law is, they are giving of their time and most will do an infant funeral for no charge.

    God Bless little Julian, Bram, Isa, Mommy, Daddy, and Grandma Aneal
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    Quote Originally Posted by oksewglad View Post
    Hey QE! Is the black your design board? Although it looks nice I think black gives a somber look to the quilt. After all it's for a child! Adding more border and you may get to the point of using more than a width of fabric for the backing (Oh My-my practical nature is setting in) White on the edge of a child's quilt--oh the dirt will show. For binding can you look through your stash for a soft blue to pull the blue out of the bear blocks? Time to call it a night. Later.G

    QuiltE CUTE baby quilt!!! I think it is just about perfect! oksewglad is right! do you want to make it wider than the backing fabric??? LOL

    personaly I like a softer contrast on the border/binding of a baby quilt. the pink or a stripe would be lovely blue as well! there is a REAL fad with babygirl fabrics with BLUE
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    Sew much for good intentions...no AIL quilt tied, not a package ready to sent out tomorrow...guess it will Thursday, thee 24th of the month....failed to locate a darning needle, so decide to use embroidery floss instead of yarn but too tired to complete the task today.

    Yep, DH was wonderful with the plumbers with me gone, he had them shut the water off at the main kitchen sink... and I called them this afternoon and told them , I was going to be home tomorrow I would give them a big argument on how much I need that sink. Plumbers laughed and said they would be here at nine on Wednesday to fix it... really it only leaked for 3 months before I could get dh to even 'look' at it...it was leaking at Thanksgiving!! Then he says the plumber did a better act than the one on TV...that was famous for the 'rear' view...so I am leaving them to their job on Wednesday and not peeking once!! Give the men 'room' to do their thing!! I prefer NOT to know the view. LOL!!

    Now to find what we were suppose to put on the BBs....cannot remember tonight.

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    QNS--do you mean what to write on the block? Most people are putting their board name, location and the date.

    I made some good progress quilting Rosie today. I got 2 rows done (9 blocks of 18..the blocks are set on point so the 2 middle rows have more blocks than the 2 rows on either side). If I can get out there earlier tomorrow I should be able to get the other blocks done before taking the dogs to the vet (shots) at 3. Then I can do borders on Thursday and maybe even get the binding done over the weekend! I hope my PC blocks/quilts go together this fast!

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    Thanks, Carrie. That gives me the info that I needed. After tomorrow, I hope to get back in the quilting room...positive thinking, repeat to self....until self is convinced!!

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    Anael ... So glad that you were able to go to the hospital again today. So small. So precious!

    DDamsel .. thanks! I wasn't thinking of the backing fabric when I was assembing as now it's pretty tight. Did find some "perfect" fabric in my stash today ... more of that rosy pink with teeny-tiny white hearts like polka-dots. Will see when I get it all pressed up if I think I can work with it that tight and get it all squared on there. Funny enough, today I too was thinking of a stripe for the binding ... the challenge to find one! Would be nice if I could find a blue/pink stripe! Dream on!!!

    QNSue ... leave those men to their plumbing on Wednesday ... and disappear into your sewing room! Take a sandwich, put in your earplugs, lock the door, and enjoy your sanctuary of bliss!!!

    CarrieM ... glad to see your Rosie progressing!! What did you use for your backing?

    And drumroll!!!......... tonight I started back on PC blocks! Two are partly made.
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    QuiltE, what about no borders at all? Are you going to quilt it yourself?
    I thought you finished your PC blocks Good for you to start back on them!

    I'm not sure what I'm going to do today. I think I will make the February Carol Doak blocks, and maybe a Barbara Brackman block. I'm still one behind and last Saturday the new block was posted.
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    Would anyone like some rain, we had 3 inches yesterday and another 4 today up until 6 pm and it is still raining. The weather man says it is going to hang around until the weekend so I may have to reschedule the hire of the longarm at my LQS. I really don't like driving in the rain (and I live in the tropics where it rains a lot) but I don't want to be on the highway in torrential rain.
    tomorrow will post a pic of my latest Out of the Darkness block, took me 3 days and a lot of hair pulling but I finished it. Only had 234 pieces in it.

    Anael what are the Barbara Brackman blocks, don't think I have heard of them
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    Here's a link to the blog of Barbara Brackman. She did a Civil War Quilt BOW and started Grandmother's Choice right after that. I didn't do the Civil War Quilt but I'm doing the Grandmother's Choice BOW.
    http://grandmotherschoice.blogspot.n...tes+For+Women)

    I would like to have some rain but only if it's warm. We have snow which I don't like!

    Wow, 234 pieces in one block! Do you have any hair left? I thought about making one of those quilts but I guess I'll pass. I love my hair
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    QE--I am using a black marble flannel for backing on Rosie. I didn't really notice it in the store, but now that I have been working with it I see it has a pink tint...which is ok since there is pink on the front of the quilt.

    Mirabelle--we would take some rain here too, but like Anael said it has to be a warm rain or the kids would say sledding snow...no ice! We haven't had any measurable moisture since before Christmas. Temps have been under 10*F the last couple days...quite a difference from the high 40s/low 50s on Saturday! Brrrr!! My heater in the clubhouse has had a hard time keeping up with the wind so I plugged in a space heater yesterday too while I was out there.

    Anael--thanks for sharing your updates. Great to know that your DIL was feeling up to reading the cards yesterday and the little ones made it through the first night.

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    Bram is doing better today, he's as stable as Isa now. Last night when my DS and DDIL were visiting them they were responding to their voices, moving arms and legs. Bram tried to open his eyes but couldn't.
    My DDIL will be home on Friday if nothing happens in the meantime. They've been through enough so let's hope not!
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    QuiltE...what a nice quilt and now back to PC blocks. Good for you.
    Carrie....boy, you're cruising with Rosie. Evidently that club house doesn't get many interruptions.
    QNSue...I second QuiltE. Hide out in the sewing room and let the plumbers plumb. Sorry it's taken so long to have someone get at it.
    mirabelle....that's a lot of rain! I don't like driving in heavy rains either. Can't wait to see your Out of Darkness block. That's a lovely quilt.
    Jan...good to hear from you. I was beginning to think that you had a relapse and we needed to make you some chicken soup!
    Anael...I've seen the thread for the BBrackman blocks and liked it a lot but decided against doing it. I wish that she had it as a PDF so I could download the pages as she introduces them. How long will your DDIL be in the hospital? I didn't get a card sent over the weekend but could still do it today if she would be there in the morning.
    OK...hope everyone is feeling better at your house. Knowing the cows still have to be milked regardless of how people feel makes it hard to get the rest and fluids that recovery requires. Does your meeting with the accountant mean that you have all the work done for filing taxes? Wouldn't that be sweet?
    I enjoyed my M&M class yesterday. Next months project is apple cores but I passed on that one and didn't order the template. It just didn't call to me. Today I have some beautiful fabric to make a small storm at sea wall hanging that I can't wait to start. My LQS just keeps getting in more and more beautiful fabrics! It's a good thing I'm not there every week!

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    GG, you still can do it. She will be there for at least 2 more days.
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    My DS just called. Bram isn't doing so well today. He needs a lot more support of everything and they weren't allowed to see the twins. My DDIL will visit them later tonight, late in the afternoon the twins became a bit more stable and quiet. My DS is on his way home and will go back to the hospital tomorrow.
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    Latest update on Bram and Lisa: Bram is doing a bit better. They lowered the morphine a tiny bit and he started to pee, which was a problem because he hadn't done that yet. My DDIL visited them tonight and they both opened their eyes for a moment! I told my DS every drop of pee is a reason to celebrate! For now we're happy though we all realize things can turn for the worst any moment. I'm going to the hospital with my DS tomorrow afternoon and we'll stay there till about 8 pm.
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    Anael--still praying for you all...especially the little ones.

    I got BBs from both Ggal and DD...great job ladies!!

    Back to quilting....

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    Anael I hope everything is going better for those precious babies, I hold my breath each time I see your post. Each day they will face challenges and grow stronger.

    I tried to take a photo of my block but my camera keeps saying "low light" it is 9am and I have to have the lights on in the house, it rained all night and is still raining.

    DH carpools with 3 others that live north of us and they can't get here today as the highway north of town is closed due to flooding. He wasn't due to leave home until 10am to get to the airport by 11.30 but decided to leave early as there is a bridge crossing just south of town that floods and cuts our little town off. Will definitely not be driving to LQS tomorrow, I did a quick run to the grocery store yesterday to top up on fruit and vegetables so I am good for a week or more. I guess there is nothing else to do my hang out in my sewing room
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    Ohhh Carrie, such fun to get more BB! I have only 2 more to finish. I had to cut some more pieces last night.

    Anael, I sent a card last night, so glad she will be there to get it. Sending more thoughts and prayers for the babies, keep us informed, I know I'm on the edge of my seat every time you post!
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    Bram is on vibration respiration (don't know if this is what you call it?) to help him breath better. Yesterday the neonatologist didn't want to answer any questions, stating parents don't have to worry about those problems My DS was very upset and wants to speak to another neonatologist today. I can't stand that attitude either, makes me very mad. Bram didn't get any morphine to make him pee but he was very uncomfortable so they put him back on morphine. I feel like my whole world is falling apart and there's nothing I can do about it.
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