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    QNS it looks like you had a lot of fun on your outing. That is good to hear.

    I am up at the moment in the middle of the night. I go to sleep for a few hours, and then wake up and have to get up until I am sleepy. I am a really good insomniac. We all have our talents. lol..

    Me and hubby have the sinus things going on with all the bushes, trees, etc. budding out.

    Just thought I would say hi to all.
    "Sometimes it's OK if the only thing you did today was breathe."
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    Hi Susan... sorry no one was up to 'talk' to you. When I am not sleepy I sometimes look at Pinterest. After a while of that I am usually ready to go back to bed!
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    Hi June, sometimes when I go to bed early I'll wake up in the middle if the night, stay up until I get tired then go back to bed and I'll sleep until mid morning..then I when it's 4 in the afternoon I'll wonder where the day went.

    Too bad about your Dsis Bev, It kills us to see family members not do what they need to do to get better..There's very little or nothing we can do or say to them to change their minds....like Lemmings going off a cliff
    Try not to let it get you down...

    I'm visiting my sister in DE this week for several days leaving tomorrow afternoon..She has already made a post it note to remind me to post the thread on Tuesday
    I might take one of the quilts I made for the grandkids to the Viking Gallery in Dover to try to do some free motion on the Platinum 16, a version of the Sweet 16. I hope I can do it, otherwise I'm going to be ripping out a bunch of stitches.
    Have a good day Ladies... H.

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    Have fun with your sister, Honchey, and good luck with the LA. Mrs. Fay is three-fourths done for Tuesday. Seems like I need a new key board for my computer tomorrow because the space bar will not work except on the left side of the bar!

    Dublb, as we age, its one day at a time, and lots of trust in the Man above in charge of it all.

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    Nina maybe there's a speck of dirt in it. Blow some air in it or turn it upside and gently shake it...slowly feeling better, but too much work to do...Later...
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    Well, I was so exhausted last night that I slept 11 hours. I have done nothing today but sit in this chair & play computer games.
    Sue you are so right! I am gonna have to turn her over to the Lord & leave her in his hands!
    JuneBillie I am usually an insomniac myself. I usually don't go to sleep till somewhere between 12 & 2. DH goes to bed at 9 & wakes up somewhere between 2 & 4. So sometimes we are passing as I am going to bed, he is waking up. Boy was he shocked last night when I went to bed before him! LOL
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    Honchey have a good trip with your sister.

    Dublb yes me and hubby are sometimes two ships passing in the night. lol....

    Sewbizgirl I love looking around on Pinterest.

    QNS I can't keep up with how fast you are on the blocks.

    Oksewglad that is a good idea on the keyboard.
    "Sometimes it's OK if the only thing you did today was breathe."
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    I had a ball doing my two '30s blocks for next week... the two "Mrs." blocks. One of them should be called "Mrs. Nothin'ButYSeams", LOL. Challenging but soooo beautiful! I'm still fairly new to PP, and today I had an epiphany... If you put the pieces together in the prescribed order, the seams will nest properly! DUH. I had been putting them together as was convenient, colorwise, and seams weren't nesting. So I tried reading the pattern pieces and doing it her way, and voila! Everything nests.

    I also figured out that I can go faster and make less mistakes if I color the pattern pieces with some markers. Makes it so much easier for me.

    I found some of the old threads from the early weeks and have been enjoying them. There were so many more pictures back then. What happened to everybody?

    Hope you ladies are all having a wonderful weekend.
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    Sewbiz, this is the third pping quiltalong by the same author since August 2010...almost 6 years!!! We all have a good start and a lot of the gals that started petered out...This is a long commitment and to be honest I have "lost" a lot of my "interest" along the way so I make a few blocks and maybe I'll finish sometime down further in the year..
    I post the new thread every Tuesday (sometimes late) that's the least I could do. We have several new ladies that joined in the middle of this journey and are making great blocks... As you can tell by our companion thread several of us have stayed together since 2010 , 12,770 pages long.
    I use crayons to keep my sanity in doing these blocks and I try to figure out which way the seams lay before sewing. sometimes I'll change the pattern with EQ7 to make it easier.. We all try to help each other with the techniques we've learned along the way..most of us never pp'd before we started in 2010...
    Have to get going, leaving in an hour. later, H.

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    Sewbizgirl how do you figure yours out when the paper piecing block is not symmetrical? Going by the regular paper piecing patterns have those pieces on opposite sides or I think that is how it is. I seen after I got the pieces on my Mother finished that it wasn't symmetrical, and tried setting my printer to make a copy like it only in the mirror image. It printed out the mirror image, but even the words are that way too. lol... I do color my block diagram to better follow along, and I will even write the letters and numbers on each one of the big page block diagram. I make a dot in it every time I finish one. lol...

    Our grass was just mowed, and I am so stuffed up. The pollen is horrible here.
    "Sometimes it's OK if the only thing you did today was breathe."
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    Susan, I just follow the 1,2,3 steps on the pattern pieces, then put them together the way it says to. Probably anybody in this group can answer your question better than I can... So far, so good for me, but I feel like I'm flying by the seat of my pants! LOL.
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    There are lots of Youtubes and tutorials and blogs about paper piecing online. That's how I learned it. I recommend watching some videos or looking at pictures on tutorials. But QNS's tip about using the templates to cut out pieces slightly larger for using with the paper piecing pattern is one of the best tips I've found. I wasted tons of fabric while paper piecing before she mentioned that. I was happy to give her idea a try.

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    Yes Givio, I also use QNS's tip on using the templates to cut out the shapes for PP'ing. Here is the video I used to learn to PP.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xv2gKMx9CCM
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    That is a good tutorial JeanieG. I have used a different one but this one is good. I also use QNS's tip on using the templates to cut the fabric.

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    Ah... what a great idea. The templates already have the seam allowance in them.

    Good morning everyone! I'm so excited today... my "birthday" trip begins. I'm leaving for Memphis today... will spend the night at daughter's house... and then tomorrow I'll drive on to Paducah. I've never been but always wanted to go to Quilt Week.

    Crazy me, I'm bringing my 301 and fabrics so I can work on these blocks in the evenings if I want to.
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    Happy Happy Birthday!!!

    I don't have any problem with the paper piecing, only with when they end up needing to be switched in the correct position. Actually I mostly have the correct position of the colors turn out ok, but sometimes they end up on the other side. I need to look up more about that, because I am still making sense of that. My printer does print out a mirror image so I think I am ok if I need to make some of those.
    "Sometimes it's OK if the only thing you did today was breathe."
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    Thank you, Susan... birthday was the 9th but I'm still celebrating! It's my 60th so kind of a milestone.

    My biggest mistake with the paper piecing is getting the seam allowances on the wrong end of the piece. In other words, having the bulk of the fabric on wrong side of the seam. I don't know how many I have picked out because of that!
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    When I did the Mother block, I seen that when finished connecting all the pieces turning them to right side of fabric that I just put what was to be on one side of the middle strip to the other and vise versa and they worked out just fine. So I guess it works fine.

    I think it's great you celebrate your birthday as long as you can.
    "Sometimes it's OK if the only thing you did today was breathe."
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    Sewbizgirl, I must warn you; the birthdays keep going by faster as you advance in age. Or it is seeming like that to me at 74...this year....celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary in March....reminded us that time does march along quickly, so celebrate every day because it is a gift! I do hope you enjoy next week, I am looking forward to your posts about the trip.

    I have decided, I would rather die owning that pattern or fabric, than to die without it. Kids can deal with it after I am gone... they will not inherit money, just quilts and the 'bucket list' of what I do not finish. I will enjoy what I enjoy as long as I am breathing! We are not perfect and neither is our quilts, but I enjoy doing it and seeing others work of their best efforts.

    Honechey, if you do not lead us, I ain't going on the journey into another project quilt on QB. Love working with you. So, you were late in starting the thread...its not the end of the world. In due time, this shall happen.. . . . I think.

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    I will miss you girls that I have just begun to know a bit. I do understand though that you girls have come a long journey together. I will still miss you all though.
    "Sometimes it's OK if the only thing you did today was breathe."
    Good friends are right there with you.

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    One of the bucket list that I will be working on:Name:  1-DSCN0443.JPG
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Size:  205.2 KB] Take care, have a good week.

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    What wonderful poetry your kids wrote for you, Nina Sue. What beautiful sentiment. 50 years does go by in a flash.... Hold those good memories.

    I am loving these paper pieced blocks. I wish I could have found you all a few years earlier!
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    I'm not going anywhere YET!!!

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    Wow a lot of going on while we went to Brady this time.
    It was such a short trip & I did more yard work. I forgot to get on the computer! We were gonna take the washer & dryer but it was raining both in Midland & in Brady. While we were there we bought the lot behind our house. She was ready to sell & we sere ready to buy!
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    Nina Sue that is so pretty.

    Sewbizgirl I have thought that too about wishing I had found them earlier, and learned the paper piecing then, but I love the saying "for such a time as this." I guess that means it's only now my time. I have reasons why I believe that for me at this time. Life does go by so fast. I enjoy each day, and all the little details that I didn't appreciate long ago.

    Gee, I can be so philosophical when I least expect it.
    "Sometimes it's OK if the only thing you did today was breathe."
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