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    GG, thanks for the link. I downloaded the first block!

    Bev, baking soda would do the trick too, so I read on the internet.
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    Thanks, Ggal; I get the JB newsletter but skipped this one. I do like this quilt. As for y-seams, I think the whole thing can be paperpieced and so avoid those but I didn't read enough of the pattern to make sure. I have a few of her border print fabrics, love them, but have been afraid to cut into them. Can't imagine keeping all those straight lines, matching seams, etc,. and getting the block to look like she does.

    I'm still drawn to the Compass Star Blocks from Quilting on the Square website that we talked about earlier. I tried one of the blocks and they go together nicely but they're still challenging, especially fabric choices. Can we keep this project in the running when we decide what we're doing next?

    I just started cutting a new table runner pattern from Pam Bono. Have any of you done one of her patterns? It took me 1 1/2 hours just to cut the background fabric!!! It's all straight cutting, then cutting subsets. I have 6 more fabrics to cut then I can start figuring out how these bazillion pieces go together. I've only done one block by PB and it went together easily after a lot of cutting so fingers crossed on this one!
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    QNS, Your FWS quilt is gorgeous to say the least...what a great accomplishment...Kudos to you....

    I wouldn't mind doing the JB blocks...I think I would make it easy on myself and do it in batiks...Bonus blocks are the last of my fussy cutting for awhile....
    I like to keep my hands busy while traveling so I whipped up a little something for each of you doing the bbblocks. I just finished the last one today so now I hope to have everything in the mail tomorrow afternoon. I want to thank all of you that stayed on this journey...without you we would have never got to the trail's end...now all we have to do is decide on the next road trip.....H.

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    Jan--I agree the Compass star should still be another option for our next group project. I am with Honchey that I will probably not use a border print but rather something more random and just see what I come up with on the JB one.

    Today I am having to spend some of my sewing time designing cards...one down, one to go...back to work so I ca SEW!!

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    Thanks, Honchey, and all the others who flipped over to the picture page. Your words were very nice to hear, true companionship of the journey we made together. Not the best of photos in detail unlike the other note worthy FWQ posted. Did try to find original posts of finished tops, but failed there too. Thanks, QuiltE, for being my cheerleader, comments are leaving me blushing...I am D. glad its done...except for the borders. I did post little more detailed photos in the picture section.

    Seems everyone is pointing at the Compass Star...

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    Look, Isa is using her flowery snuggle:
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    For those who want to practice feathers: http://featheredfibers.wordpress.com/
    All 7 handouts can be downloaded.
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    Anael, what a nice flowery snuggle; I think she has put on some weight. Nice to get updates on the preemies.

    I have discovered a talented Iowan designer who has recently published her quilt book called " Colorful Quilts for playful kids" and I have been in the Construction Zone all day. The book is by Janet Pittman. I am thinking about DGS, But this site has young Mothers and Grandmothers that might want to take a look for girls and boys patterns.
    I found it at the QS on Monday when I picked up the FWSQ. Love it.

    Carrie, does your QS carry the surgical steel quilting pins?? They are very thin and very sharp; you can sew over them or press over them.

    JanRN, what you said is also true. Whatever the group wants to do, I am with you'all 'cause I truly enjoy the crowd on this site.

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    Thank you QNS and yes, they both have gained some weight. Not much but they did!
    Latest update: Isa is doing ok, Bram is back on the vibration ventilator. He was too exhausted to keep breathing on his own. His lungs are a bit stiff and that makes it harder to breath Isa is still on the ventilator. Tomorrow they will do another ultrasound to see whether the ductus is closed.
    My DS and DDIL had a meeting with the neonatologist who asked them if they realized the condition of Bram and Isa is still critical and will stay that way for a while. Being positive all the time while in the NICU the nurses were afraid they were not fully aware of the situation. My DS and DDIL told her they do know but because of Bram and Isa they try to be as positive as possible while there.
    I'm going to try and get some sleep now, hope all will be quiet tonight!
    CU all tomorrow.
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    Anael--thanks for sharing more pictures and updates.

    Jan--How is your tablerunner coming along?

    QNS--I am not sure on the steel quilting pins...I can check. I know we have glass head and flower head ones.

    I didn't get as much quilting in as I wanted, but there's always Thursday...I work tomorrow.

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    Anael, that pic is adorable. Love the snuggly. I agree with you: keeping a positive attitude in NICU is so important! Babies sense feelings and respond to them even if we don't see a visible response.

    Carrie, it took me 4 1/2 hours just to cut the fabric!! I never even turned my machine on. They compare their patterns to puzzles. I compare it to lasagne: lots of prep time then put it together LOL.
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    JanRN I am feeling your frustration with PB patterns I have started her Out of the Darkness quilt and it takes me all day to cut 1 blocks, stupidly I counted how many pieces in the block I am making, 234 in an 18inch block are we mad or what..takes me 2 days to piece one blocks and lots of reverse sewing....
    I have made her Colorado Star quilt (think that is the name for it) gave it to DS and he has loved it to death, time I made him another.

    Here are the instructions for the Split 4 Patch block.

    Start with 4 x 7 inch squares, sew together into a 4 patch

    Press, and using a long ruler make 4 cuts on the 4 patch, one at 1 1/2 inches either side of the centre seams both horizonally and vertically. Do not move the fabric as you cut, just rotate your board

    Now rotate the centre skinny pieces and your blocks should look like mine.

    Sew into rows and then into a 9 patch

    I hope I have explained that clearly, if not just holler.
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    In the second photo I moved the sections apart so you could see where I had made the cuts,
    It took me about 10 minutes to make the blocks so really quick and easy..
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    Mirabelle--looks quick and easy. I'll have to try that next time instead of a D9P when I need a quick quilt.

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    Anael that is a beautiful photo of Isa in her snuggle.

    I have printed the first block for the Jinny Beyer quilt, it is similar to Moonglow which she made about 10 years ago. I made that as a BOM and it taught me to paper piece as her instructions only came with templates
    And guess what I have in my stash, I do like border prints and when I find a good one I generally buy it not knowing what I will make out of it. If we decide to go ahead with JB's this will probably me my main fabric, what do you think.
    I still like the Compass blocks and if we decide on those I will be making them out of batiks.
    Just to be cheeky, anyone got a third option, so many quilts to make only so many hours in a day.

    Now DH has gone back to work so I am off to the sewing room
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anael View Post
    For those who want to practice feathers: http://featheredfibers.wordpress.com/
    All 7 handouts can be downloaded.
    Thanks Anael, I downloaded them into all into one document. I often take a small white board along when we travel. I don't know if I would ever be proficient enough to do this on a "real" quilt, but I would like to learn the concept. Thanks so much for giving us the link!

    I know Isa loves her snuggle! How cool is that! What is the snuggle wrapped around? It looks like some sort of infant seat?
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    Carriem it is quick and easy, I found the D9P confusing when putting it together as you had to lay it out and turn blocks, this is a lot easier.
    Karen

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    Good Grief - Don't know how this got saved twice!!!!


    Quote Originally Posted by Anael View Post
    For those who want to practice feathers: http://featheredfibers.wordpress.com/
    All 7 handouts can be downloaded.
    Thanks Anael, I downloaded them into all into one document. I often take a small white board along when we travel. I don't know if I would ever be proficient enough to do this on a "real" quilt, but I would like to learn the concept. Thanks so much for giving us the link!

    I know Isa loves her snuggle! How cool is that! What is the snuggle wrapped around? It looks like some sort of infant seat?
    "You have enough quilts made when your soul is filled, your creativity satisfied and your fingers just won't work anymore."

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    Mirabelle - that is gorgeous fabric, and thanks for the D4P Tute! It looks very simple!
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    Good Evening Ladies ... some time with you before I go to rustle up some supper!

    Anael ... yes, I can imagine the horrid thoughts with the phone call DDIL. Glad it was just an update from the Dr. as to the changes. Not to worry, about your non-IRL-quilting as you're doing lots of it virtually for now! Which is all good! Me-thinks you must be tired .... I think your 5AM in post #1399, was meant to be PM? A very fashionable MissIsa modelling her flowery-snuggle!!! Not much weight gain, may not seem like much ... but figure it out in %, and do the % gain for yourself and you'll probably soon think it's a HUGE gain! It's so good that the medics are keeping a good eye on DDIL/DS!! And ever so important that they leave their worries outside the NICU ... babies will pick up on the fears and tears! They need only positivity!

    GGal ... thanks for the JBeyers suggestion and I do like it! The baby quilt is officially done now, except for the label. Will try to get it's photo op tonight and post ....... then let the ponies take off again!

    About JBeyers ... Checked the online links and can't get into them. Any suggestions as to how to get there? ITA that it like a good workable pattern that could be done without needing to buy the JB border fabrics. At least that is what I am thinking without seeing the info in the links. Plus I'd really like to use from my stash as much as possible. What attracts me here is that it could be very tasteful, without a lot of scrappy look to it. Of course, I might change my mind when I see the links! And the rumours of y-seams are making me have 2nd thoughts already ... and joining you, JanRN!

    Honchey
    ... Good to seeyou here again today!!! I'm with GGal and anxiously awaiting you to be back with us more regularly. I do hope that you are having nothing but sunshine and warmth in your 2nd home along with lots of R+R! Speaking of which, this is Tuesday ... and we know where you are!!!!!

    QNSue ... is this the link that was playing hide and seek on you?
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/blocks-...148904-24.html
    Please be sure to go over there and post your quilt!! You just go and enjoy all the great compliments you've been getting ... you deserve every one of them!

    CarrieM ... have fun at work tomorrow! Be sure to check your email, as I replied t yours. Yes, Ladies, CarrieM is being my personal LQS shopper to get me some things!

    JanRN ... the bonus to all that cutting is that you can now sit and sew without much extra fussing. Full steam ahead!

    MiraB ... you and JanRN are turning me against that designer! Though is 234 pcs for an 18" any worse than some of our PC/FWS blocks .... let's see, there'd be 9 FWS blocks, so only 26 pieces ........ so just think of it as FWS and it should be easy-peasy! Like how you did the D4P in rectangles instead of the traditional squares. For the D9P ... I didn't twist and turn the blocks, just traded upper right with lower left, and kept them the same way up. Then sewed them back together ... and then later joined all the blocks, facing the same directions.
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    Thanks again, QuiltE. It is duly posted, with 2 pictures of back side which is not photographing in the right colors or contrast. It is a light moss green on the back side. Oh, well, its done allowing me to continuing on the PC blocks. Unfortunately, could not get any more RK fusion in yellow with brown and orange highlights, so got a close match for the last 35 blocks. And found ' Under Construction' displayed in their classroom at the QS and fell in love with it, so came home with the book and fabric to make it. Also found pattern for AIL walker pattern and two different color choices in making her one (or two). Will post when I finish if we are still on this site or in pictures or main.

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    Mirabelle, I love the D4P block.....I did a small quilt using Robyn Pandolfph roses...what I like about this is that you can make the blocks any size you want and it's soooo easy to put together....

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    I'm trying to view page 3 (posts 41-53) of QNS' thread with her finished FWS.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...b-t212998.html

    It returns me to the previous posts of 21-40 whether I hit page 3 or the last page. The main thread shows that dublb had a post at 7:xx tonight but I can't get at it. This has never happened before. Is there a glitch somewhere?
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    Oh my I went ta bed early & was busy all day ta day & look at all the chatter! 4 or 5 pages! I did git the smell outta the truck. They did an ozone treatment & now it smells like a new car.

    Anael; I'm still prayin' for your babies. They seem ta be on a roller coaster. Each day is precious.

    Do ya'll remember my first sub. block? I did an arrowhead block. It was a DP4 turned on point & the corners cut off ta square it up. I love that block!!! I did one in my Quilt Story BOM also.

    I'm leanin' t'ward the Compass Stars also.

    There was so much more I waned ta comment on but can't remember now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oksewglad View Post
    I'm trying to view page 3 (posts 41-53) of QNS' thread with her finished FWS.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...b-t212998.html

    It returns me to the previous posts of 21-40 whether I hit page 3 or the last page. The main thread shows that dublb had a post at 7:xx tonight but I can't get at it. This has never happened before. Is there a glitch somewhere?
    Oh no! I hope ya git it figured out!
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