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Thread: The fws pony club update photo - discussion - completed page

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    Ggal--I explained how I do my QAYG on the Rosie thread (look on the page before my final quilt picture for the description and then the same page as for the step by step pics added later to help explain it better). I do the QAYG by the row and then do SITD around the parts of the block that I wanted stitching on....you can kind of see it on these pictures around the yellow fabric. I do the SITD before adding each row so I don't have as much quilt to roll/handle/turn when quilting...hope this makes sense. If not, feel free to ask and I can try to explain something better!
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    QNSue ... don't worry ... DDamsel and I will be making another midnight raid!

    CarrieM ... the more I see those fabrics, the more I love them!
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    I'm baaacckkkkkk
    Computer is all fixed, only took a day. Busy at my patchwork club today and have been busy at home all afternoon.

    Would love to send some flannel to you Anael, I have quite a lot in my cupboard (bolts of it) I make small quilts for mothers who have still births and they wrap the babies in what we call Blankets of Love. They are only 28 inches squares. But if it is easier for me to send $$$ to Carriem and you recieve one parcel that is also fine. Please let me know.

    QNS thank goodness your chockie cake is only in the virtual RV and OMG those cinnamon rolls, I can feel myself gaining weight already, and it has nothing to do with the Strawberry Cheesecake I had for morning tea

    Must dash, hungry mouths to feed and all that.

    Will try and get back on the computer tonight if DH doesn't hog it otherwise it will be tomorrow evening.
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    Bev, thanks for the information on flannel and fleece. I will remember that!

    QNS, I don't know about other needs yet. They're not allowed to wear anything now, they have to gain weight first before they can wear their smock. My DS and DDIL are going to take the cuddler with them tomorrow to show it to the nurses. If they're going to use it I will have to make some more. The only other idea I can come up with are sheets. The ones I made are made from white flannel with embroidery but I need to make more. The sheets are small, 20" square.
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    About twin matching things: my DDIL doesn't like that! Thanks for the reminder of shrinkage, I totally forgot!
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    Welcome back mirabelle! We posted at the same time!
    I let you decide what you want to do. The sheets I made are 20" square, just a bit smaller than your Blankets of Love.
    I told my DDIL and DS what you're all up to and they want to thank you from the bottom of their heart. They told me quite a few times it's wonderful you 'surrogate grandma's' are doing that for Bram and Isa without even knowing one of my family.
    BTW, I asked my DDIL permission to post the pic with her, my DS and Bram in it. I didn't want to post it without them knowing they're on this board! My DDIL thought it's weird people from all over the world looking at her
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    Carriem I will send a parcel from Australia, I hope that is okay with everybody.

    Carriem your quilt is beautiful, such a lot of work, I am sure you are proud of it.

    Anael can you e-mail me your snail mail address and I will post parcel on Monday. I forgot to tell you that the photo of your DS and DDIL and Bram is beautiful. Bram and Isa look so peaceful, I hope they are gaining weight and growing stronger.
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    !!!!!!!!!!!!!CINNAMON ROLLS!!!!!!!!!!!! OOoooooohhhhhHHHHHH!!!!!!! QNinaSue those look spectacular

    why oh WHY does QuiltE bring out my wicked side???

    QuiltE, the dressmaker form did have ALOT of curves on the stand, the pincushion was simpler and a small piece. I think February is the scissors!
    YUP, I have also tried the Elmers glue, it saves hands from being stabbed by pins

    NO I havent been in any trouble the last few days... whatever it was... I didnt do it!!!
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    Aneal. those snugglers are CUTE! will the nurses let the babies use them? yup, clothes interfere with the heat lamps and keeping the babies temperate. good thing NAKED is so adorable on babies

    Mirabelle, it is WONDERFUL that you make those blankies I just want to HUG you! and send you a special "thankyou" EVERY baby needs a blankie!
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    DD, I don't know yet. My DDIL will take the snuggle with her tomorrow and ask.
    They both are still wrapped in plastic sheets to keep them warm.
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    My DS just called, they're back from the hospital. Isa might have pneumonia, she's put on 3 different antibiotics. Bram is doing ok.
    I didn't go with them this week as I didn't feel well but I will go tomorrow, if I'm allowed that is. Tomorrow my DS and DDIL will have a meeting with the neonatologist again.
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    Oh, Extra prayers for Isa. Good news on Bram.
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    Anael--sorry to hear about Isa, hoping that she gets better soon and that both have good reports tomorrow.

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    Here a some pictures of a quilt top I get to work on this spring. I was asked by one of my kids' archery coaches to finish it (it was made by a family member of his wife, he isn't sure who). There are red borders on just two sides. My plan is to tie it...I am open to suggestions though. The person I am finish it for just said "I know nothing about quilting so do it the way it should be done"...any help is appreciated as I have never tied a quilt, but sure I can figure it out.
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    Anael - so sorry to hear about Isa's problem! I hope Bram stays healthy and does not get Isa's condition too! I check this thread first thing when I log onto the computer to get the updates on the twins. Thank you so much for keeping us posted.

    Wow, Carrie, that is an amazing quilt! I can see how difficult a job it would be to pick any type of quilting design, as you don't want to take away from the fabrics. I looks like it is done in square shapes, maybe you could SITD on those squares only????
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    Carrie...that quilt is beautiful! I'm sure that YouTube has videos for tying quilts. Depending on how much flannel Mirabelle is sending and how many $$$$s you get, maybe we could consider getting some flannel with a cute little boy print for Mick since he's being such a big help. He's living through a major crisis in his young life and it might encourage him.
    Anael...sorry about the news of Isa but praying she will respond and strengthen. Also that you will feel better. This has to be so worrisome for you!

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    Well, it's done. I remember when we started this quilt that I was so excited to find fabric with ponies all over it. Well, this city gal found out they were donkeys. My friends still call this my "donkey quilt" (sorry, Laurie LOL). I have the donkey block front and center in the 3rd row. I also fussy cut donkeys for some of the cornerstones altho they're a little hard to see. Now I get to sit back in the virtual RV and munch on cinnamon buns and nag, I mean, encourage all of yinz to finish.

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    Anael, thanks for the update on the twins...big hugs from everyone in the virtual RV to you, your son and DIL.

    Carrie, to tie a quilt is very easy to do....IF you can find a darning needle with a big eye and and pointed sharp end. I failed here to find one in any store, finally found my in a box of crochet thread where I last had it. Craft needles and doll needles do not work. You can use 6-strand embroidery floss or light weight yarn as the thread to 'tie' it. Use about 18" of thread at a time in your needle, enter on one side of the corner of the block and exit in the adjoining block, about an inch or inch and a quarter apart and double tie in a hard knot over the gap between entering and exiting of the yarn or floss. You can choose to make the enter/exit of yarn across the quilt, keeping the underneath smooth or until the needle runs out of yarn...then go back and clip between each to tie over the corners of the block. Quick and easy if you have the darning needle. I tried everything for two days in AIK's throw, got two rows done; but when I found the right needle, I finished in two hours or less. Did many a bed quilt on the bed with DGM in the old days...with heavy crochet thread. Did BIL's lilac quilt with heavy crochet thread last year. Good luck. Traditionally, the ties are about four to eight inches apart, depending on what is in the middle as batting, we often used old blankets in the good old days.

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    Jan, it's so beautiful, even with donkey's What you're going to do with it? Keep it for yourself?
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    QNS, old blankets? Woolen ones? I saw some at Goodwill but they're asking insane prices for them. At least I think it's insane. Somewhere between $ 15 and $ 20 per blanket!
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    Love the PC quilt, JanRN. I think you are the First to post on our PC quilt!! You were ahead of my posting by about 30 seconds. My FWSQ is done in Des Moines and plans are to pick it up on the fourth of February, depending on the weather. Putting my blocks together on PC as soon as I finish the slashing work...working on weeks 18 to 30 currently. And want to use the BBs in my quilt 'cause it will stay at my house for awhile for me to enjoy it!!

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    Anael, that was back in the good old days...whatever we had on hand that was wearing out, DGM used. I still have one wool comfort we hand tied...wool batting of the real old kind. Never have washed it.

    Dublb apparently has found the washable wool to use in her baby quilts...but I think the soft flannel is excellent to use too.

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    Oh Jan it's absolutely gorgeous! Who cares if it has donkeys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltingNinaSue View Post
    Anael, that was back in the good old days...whatever we had on hand that was wearing out, DGM used. I still have one wool comfort we hand tied...wool batting of the real old kind. Never have washed it.

    Dublb apparently has found the washable wool to use in her baby quilts...but I think the soft flannel is excellent to use too.
    Hobbs Heirloom Wool Batting. It must be quilted w/in 3 inches. I wash & dry the first washin' & tell the recipient that it has wool in in & not ta dry it. They don't.

    I'm gonna use flannel for my Nieces' next baby quilt. She is worried about the baby gittin hot. Besides she is gittin' 5 other quilts from other family members.
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    Quote Originally Posted by carriem View Post
    Here a some pictures of a quilt top I get to work on this spring. I was asked by one of my kids' archery coaches to finish it (it was made by a family member of his wife, he isn't sure who). There are red borders on just two sides. My plan is to tie it...I am open to suggestions though. The person I am finish it for just said "I know nothing about quilting so do it the way it should be done"...any help is appreciated as I have never tied a quilt, but sure I can figure it out.
    I didn't even say how beautiful that Crazy quilt is. On my other board I've been followin' a crazy quilt thread & have started ta collect fabrics ta make mine. The history o' 'em is so neat. They were made outta the wealthy laddie's old formal gowns. They were never intended ta be put on beds, & are supposed ta show how much free time the maker had. They were usually laid over a piano or other piece o' furniture. The heaviness o' 'em were why they were always tied.
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    Thanks for the info Bev. Did the wealthy ladies make those quilts? They must have been the only ones with lots of free time I guess.
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