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    Quote Originally Posted by janRN View Post

    Sorry for so few posts lately but please keep yours coming--makes for such a nice break when I come out of the sewing room. My shoulders and neck are killing me. I was whining about how heavy that quilt is but when I weighed it (yes, I'm that anal) it only weighs 7 pounds. Feels more like 50 at this point.

    Have a great day no matter what you do today; will check in later about my binding question. Thanks!

    When I was quilting my FWS quilt, I had the same problem with my shoulders and neck. It is from maneuvering that quilt around! I had a Drs. appt and complained to her, she said that the tendons in the shoulder blade area were actually swollen. Glad when that quilt was finished, and have to be more careful in the future not to spend so much time twisting the quilt around to quilt it. It really hurt! Regarding the binding. I do nothing but machine binding! My arthritis really acts up with hand sewing, so refrain from doing that. I fold the binding to the back and SITD on the front to secure mine. The back does not look as neat, but it is fine for my quilts, and it is secure! (Are the quilt police going to come after me???)
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    More blocks are here...all the way from The Netherlands!!!

    Anael--your blocks are so bright and cheerful especially on this cold day.

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    Water is finally receding, the rain stopped around 2 yesterday afternoon and has moved south. I didn't have to move my car to higher ground thank goodness.
    Today the town will be in clean up mode.
    So now I have very wet ground and the sun is shining which means HUMIDITY through the roof. Will be turning the air-cons on and hanging out in the sewing room.

    Anael every day Bram and Isa are with us is a blessing, stay strong..
    Karen

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    Jeanie, good for you doing it your way!!

    Mirabelle, it is good the water is going down and not up any more.

    So, Carrie how many bbs do you have from PC riders or should I say how many PC riders have mailed you their bbs...

    Finished dh AIL throw quilt and made her another one out of fleece. I'd show the pictures but cannot get the browser button in QB to go to desktop. Name:  DSCN1214.JPG
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Size:  30.4 KBHer original is on the left looking at the photo, new one on the right.

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Size:  23.6 KBbackside of quilts, original on left as you look at it showing the 'ties', the other is the new fleece throw backing. I did finally find my daring needle; cannot believe they are not on the market in quilt stores!

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    Jan...to make the binding easier, I glue it where I want it before I sew it. I sew it on the back and fold to the front, glue and press in place and then stitch. I've also used a decorative stitch which really dresses up the binding. Maybe you should treat yourself Tina good massage when you get done quilting.
    OK...whoohoooo. What a relief it is because all of those records make a stack a mile high! Welcome back to your other reality...quilting! Your soup sounds wonderful. I had leftover turkey soup from the freezer today.
    Anael...clean and shiny, huh? Glad you got the news so you could carry on.
    Mirabelle...keep the air going and stay inside. I understand about not liking humidity. I literally melt in that kind of weather. My DH likes it. He says he doesn't ache as much then.

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    Hi All,

    I'm "mercysland" aka Laurie Aaron Hird, the author of The Pony Club. I have happily returned from a very long absence from the Quilting Board. I have missed so much from your block of the week, and have a lot of fun catching up to do. The blocks that I have seen are so beautiful! I look very forward to getting to know you all. Thank you for having me. Hugs, Laurie

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    So lovely to have you back with us Laurie, this group has certainly bonded throughout the making of the Farmers Wife and Pony Club Quilt. But we really need another project to keep our hands busy, any chance you are writing another book
    Karen

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    Greetings Laurie. You will find this thread to be very chatty as primary posters have developed a wonderful online camaraderie. Some have even met each other IRL. Welcome!
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    QNS--great finishes! I am sure your AIL will like them.

    Mirabelle--good to know your water is going down and clean up is underway.

    Laurie--hello, nice to hear from you. Will you be speaking at any guilds in Iowa this year? It would be great to see you again!

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    So nice ta meet ya Laurie. Some o' us have finished their quilts, some are just now finishin' 'em, & some (like me ) are waaaaay behind. LOL You'll be seein' blocks for some time yet. LOL
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    Nice to see you here Laurie. You've got a lot of reading to do.

    The twins had a quiet night. They had to stabilize Isa's bloodpressure once but otherwise they slept without any problems. My DDIL will come home today!
    Eat, quilt, sleep, repeat



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    Such good news. Each day is a miracle. I'm still prayin' daily. {{Huggs}}
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    Anael--I am happy to hear the twins had a good night. I am sure your other grandson is happy his mama is coming home!

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    Anael every day they will grow stronger, there are so many people praying for them. As each day passes I feel a little less anxious when I see that you have posted.

    Hugs to you and your family
    Karen

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    Bev, each day is a miracle indeed! My DS and DDIL had another meeting with the neonatologist before going home. I didn't hear from them yet so I hope everything is ok.
    Eat, quilt, sleep, repeat



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    I've just seen Bram and Isa on live stream. The hospital has a feature called 'telebaby', you can log in on their system, there are camera's in the ceiling of the NICU (neo intensive care unit) and this way you can see Bram or Isa. Bram was busy with his hands, he's always fiddling with his tubes.
    Eat, quilt, sleep, repeat



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    Hi Laurie...nice to have you drop by. I'm doing my PC quilt at QAYG and 5 rows are on the design wall waiting....the actual quilting is not where my skills or interest lay so I'm easily distracted. This particular thread has become a lot of just keeping up with each others lives as we put the PC together. It will probably go on for awhile as the last of the posse makes it to the end if the trail. A great group of ladies!
    Anael...now neat that you can "visit" you little ones whenever you want to! I'm glad that they are progressing so well.
    Dubib...you'll have to show us how your new machine works. Have fun!
    Jan....are you quilting with your new machine? How is it working for you?
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    WOOHOO yesterday was above freezing to bad that means a storm front rolling in!

    we had a busy day with outside chores, FINALLY got the truck out of the ditch!!! LOL it is amazing how 40 feels WARM enough to work in only shirtsleeves

    HI LAURIE!!!!

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    CarrieM ... oh such good news with your latest delivery! Let me guess, crisp white and clear colours? Lovely!!!!

    Anael ... your blocks are always so cheerful, because of the fabrics you use! Now isn't that exciting to see the Isa and bram via TeleBaby!!!!!! Oh the wonders of technology. Each day is a big step for these wee ones.

    MiraB ... Good to see the sun out, despite the humidity. Just and out with your a/c and sew your ♥ out to ignore that nasty humidity! I hate it terribly so, but in the midst of this cold snap, it's a pleasant thought!

    QNSue ... great new quilt for AIL! The fleece backing will make it a very light yet nice and warm and cozy too.

    MercysLand ... so glad to have you come and join us on the trail ride, Laurie! A year ago now, I was coming to the finish of my FWS and now am doing the same for my Miniature Pony! I know that I am going to look forward to your comments and insights, as I am sure many of the others will be too. So sit back and have a pot of cofffee or tea ... and trot yourself thru the threads, inspired by yourself. We couldn't have done this without you ... or made as many great friends! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!! I'll 2nd Mirab's comments and question, asking what's next? *hint* go thru all the PC threads and subscribe to them, before you read thru them all. That way, you can catch any of the updates as they come! Life happened and I sat in the corral for a long time, but am back in the saddle, posting blocks as I get them done.

    GGal ... every stitch will help you get better and more confident with your quilting. I know I do ... though I don't think I am ready to go for it with the PC yet. I'll see how I feel when I get at the baby quilt.

    GGal and JanRN ... as a thought re your tightness. I find that when I am quilting, I need my chair a little higher than when I am piecing. I was surprised at the difference it made, as it helps get the ergonomics a little better and settles down my shoulders. If your chair doesn't go any higher, try a pillow or two to boost you up a bit and see if it helps. Once I figured that out, I bought a drafting chair ... the lowest setting is about the highest of a regular office adjustable chair.

    Yeehaw!
    ... Two more blocks completed last night ... later today you'll be able to check the Little Piggy that went to Market and dive into some ice cream!
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    DDamsel ... hey ... we posted at the same time! ENJOY that heat!! ... looks like it's heading this way and bringing rain too. Bet those puppies are getting cuter by the day!!

    Thanks for the input re the batting ... I like quilting with the W+N better than the poly, though I thought maybe for babies people liked the poly and it's puffy look, to say the least about the light-weight of it. So I'm not wrong in using W+N?

    Others ... any input about the battings, before I go there?



    Another question .... sandwiching?
    Have any of you done the "on the wall" sandwiching method. I've read all about it, and understand the how to. What I want to know now ... what goes wrong? is it a good method? or a road I should not go down?

    Or what other methods do you do, to get it all put together?

    Til now, I have been able to do it on a table, but tables limit the size, so instead of more tables, I'm considering other options. The floor is NOT an option!! ....

    What do you Ladies do?
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    I decided to start a thread and see what others have to say.
    ... some of you may want to follow it and see what ideas come along
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...d-t211941.html

    I'm intrigued, but have this vision of gravity and a gooey quilty mess with me wishing I was an octopus!!!
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    QuiltE, I was wondering how you know my b-blocks are bright and cheerful but I didn't read carriem's post. Good to know my blocks made it!

    Since the floor is not an option for sandwiching your quilts you can ignore my reply in your other thread
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anael View Post
    QuiltE, I was wondering how you know my b-blocks are bright and cheerful but I didn't read carriem's post. Good to know my blocks made it!

    Since the floor is not an option for sandwiching your quilts you can ignore my reply in your other thread
    Even without seeing CarrieM's post ... what else would I expect? When have your blocks been anything but bright and cheery?

    I know the floor is always a possibility, but I reach across and back and forth a lot to get it all smoothed and in place ... and I just can't see me doing it, without crashing onto of the quilt! To say the least about a vivid memory from years ago I tied a quilt on the floor, and by the time I was done my knees and back said, never again!! And I am now older ..............OMG .... just did the math! That'd be 22 yrs ago!! YIKES!! Surley I am NOT THAT OLD?

    I have the wall space, so that's why I am considering it. The others have been explaining how they do it on a table and shift it to the next section which makes me wonder how they get it totally flat and even from one to the next?
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    QE if ya want I can send a sm piece o' wool battin' so ya can practice on it & see if ya like it.
    Bev
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    QNS--I realized earlier that I didn't answer your question...I have BBs from 9 "riders" so far.

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