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    Here's round two of my blocks.
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    Very nice! I love your fabrics.
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    I love your fabrics tutt, you done a great job on these blocks

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    Beautiful blocks tutt!
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    Stunning in the Black and White prints. I think I have some of those fabrics that I collected to make a black and white quilt.
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    Hooray Hooray!!!

    I just found this thread this morning, went to the take two site and downloaded sets 1 & 2 and got them printed and the 1" line measured ... so I'm good to go!!

    and ... here I go NOW to the sewing room to start! I'm way behind.

    I have a ton of cream with white print, and I think I'll dig into my scrap bag for the remainder.
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DogHouseMom View Post
    Hooray Hooray!!!

    I just found this thread this morning, went to the take two site and downloaded sets 1 & 2 and got them printed and the 1" line measured ... so I'm good to go!!

    and ... here I go NOW to the sewing room to start! I'm way behind.

    I have a ton of cream with white print, and I think I'll dig into my scrap bag for the remainder.
    Glad to have another quilter on board, and just under the wire! New blocks are out in just a few days. These two sets went together smoothly, so you should have no problems catching up. I'm looking forward to a new set as I have to attend jury selection. No one will want me on a jury because of my connections to law enforcement, but if I don't go, I'll be one the other side of the process. I should have around eight hours of sewing time, so Im planning to take JT2 and DJ with me. I'll prep all the blocks so I will not need scissors. I thought about knitting instead, but the locals started confiscating needles last month. I appreciate security, but sometimes...

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    Well I am doing this for my sister in her colors and I am beginning to think this is too much. I may have to add something to tone it down a little or leave it as it is and wait until I am finished and then decide. My block #8 is bigger then the others. What size should it be???? There was not a finished dimension on the paper. I think I may have to redo it. Oh yeah I got #1 in here too. LOL. I found it.

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    I just want to say that I love the colors of everyones and I may have to do this one again in colors that I would like.
    Dreaming of New England while being stuck in So. Calif.(the asphalt jungle of the world.) But hey the Happiest Place on Earth is here.

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    Ok - I was able to finish ONE block today. I had to iron and starch my background fabrics (I have 6 yards each of 4 different white on cream prints that I had to sub-cut into workable sizes for the project - these were purchased for "stash" at the bargain price of $2.00/yard in Paducah last year. FINALLY able to use them!!). I also sorted some of my scrap pile into a usable "bunch", then sorted by color and ironed most of it.

    I don't have any freezer paper in the house so the circles and hearts were out of the question today. From the remaining blocks I decided on #4 because the first piece of scrap I picked up was 12" long and perfect for those 4.5" by 1.5" rectangles.

    So because I only have one block to show for today's effort, I'll show you the front and the back

    FYI - this is my first group project and I just found out about it today and joined on a whim. It's also my first "mystery" quilt. And my first "scrappy".

    Oops ... need to resize those pic's. Be right back!! OK - that's better!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DogHouseMom View Post
    Ok - I was able to finish ONE block today. I had to iron and starch my background fabrics (I have 6 yards each of 4 different white on cream prints that I had to sub-cut into workable sizes for the project - these were purchased for "stash" at the bargain price of $2.00/yard in Paducah last year. FINALLY able to use them!!). I also sorted some of my scrap pile into a usable "bunch", then sorted by color and ironed most of it.

    I don't have any freezer paper in the house so the circles and hearts were out of the question today. From the remaining blocks I decided on #4 because the first piece of scrap I picked up was 12" long and perfect for those 4.5" by 1.5" rectangles.

    So because I only have one block to show for today's effort, I'll show you the front and the back

    FYI - this is my first group project and I just found out about it today and joined on a whim. It's also my first "mystery" quilt. And my first "scrappy".

    Oops ... need to resize those pic's. Be right back!! OK - that's better!

    Sue
    What??? All that in one day? You are amazing. All I have done is to collect my fabrics and cut the first blocks.
    Sweet Caroline

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    That's a beautiful block doghousemom and quite an achievement in one day!
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    Great job doghousemom! I know you will love this quilt when its done. This is my second mystery quilt as I am still in the process of finishing quiltville's Orca bay mystery and have to say that it is definitely fun when the end comes and you get to see the final plan.

    Everyone, I have a question for you... I was thinking about doing the embroidery, but was wondering what your thoughts would be for the thread color. As you guys know I am using cream and black and thought if I used a different color is would give it a little splash to it, but then again I think maybe I should just go on the safe side and do black... Maybe gold? I just can't decide. Also, before I go and buy the patterns for those... what kind of stitching do you think she is using? I want to make sure I can stitch like that before spending the money lol. Thanks for your inputs guys.
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    Sounds like fun...I will join in on this...now to go look for some fabric....(from my stash)
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    Brooke, I think it depends on how you want to use your quilt. I can imagine gold thread wouldn't be that nice if you have to wash it often. I would go with black embroidery. The embroidery in the first set is stem stitch. Here's a tut: http://www.needlenthread.com/2006/10...rial-stem.html
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    Brooke: gold metallic is difficult to use as it shreads and does not hold up to hard wear. It you are looking at third colors, perhaps red or fuscia? It would immediately draw to eye to the embroidery. If you want it to blend rather than be the focal point, then I'd go black.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anael View Post
    Brooke, I think it depends on how you want to use your quilt. I can imagine gold thread wouldn't be that nice if you have to wash it often. I would go with black embroidery. The embroidery in the first set is stem stitch. Here's a tut: http://www.needlenthread.com/2006/10...rial-stem.html
    Well how cool is this needlenthread site you posted thanks Anael )
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    Thanks all ... I actually did get another block finished last night after I posted, but it barely counts as it's only the little 6.5" aqure in a square. I'll wait until I have more blocks done and post them all together.

    I won't be doing any tonight though!! Vet appt. Ich.
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    Yippee! My fabric arrived yesterday so I have started! I have done the first four but still have a ways to go to catch up, if only work didn't get in the way...
    I have another question. Or a pondering... How is everyone storing/keeping track of the blocks as they go along? I have the printed pages in a plastic pocket file & have started putting the finished blocks in the pocket with each pattern, like so:
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    But this only works for the blocks that are smaller than 8". So if anyone has any good filing systems I'd love to see them!!! I'm thinking by the end of the year there will be lots to keep track of so it's better to start straight away!

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    Quote Originally Posted by victoriaplum View Post
    Yippee! My fabric arrived yesterday so I have started! I have done the first four but still have a ways to go to catch up, if only work didn't get in the way...
    I have another question. Or a pondering... How is everyone storing/keeping track of the blocks as they go along? I have the printed pages in a plastic pocket file & have started putting the finished blocks in the pocket with each pattern, like so:
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    But this only works for the blocks that are smaller than 8". So if anyone has any good filing systems I'd love to see them!!! I'm thinking by the end of the year there will be lots to keep track of so it's better to start straight away!
    Perhaps Ill be the most unorganised. I have my blocks, fabric , patterns ets shoved into a plastic bin. I think that we will be getting instructions every three months to assemble a quarter of the quilt. I'm hoping thats the case. I never contemplated having to dig through a pile to find the correct blocks to set together. Yikes! Perhaps I need to be a bit more deliberate.

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    NDQuilts, I might be even worse as I don't have the patterns, fabric and blocks in one place. It's all over my living room At least all blocks are together so I have no problems finding those!
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    I have done the same thing Victoriaplum but with just the cut pieces. My blocks are not sewn together yet.
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    I have a large freezer bag that is 14 X 14 and I put all my pieces in there. When I finish a set like 1-6 I staple the instructions so that I know that is complete and then that goes in the bag too. I have several other BOM's that I am doing so I have to keep them separated in plastic bags that are labeled. I had tried cutting out the pieces from one fabric first and then go back and do the other fabric but for some reason two of the blocks had pieces that did not fit and were the wrong size. Thinking I had switched them I looked at teh instructions. NOPE....not one pattern called for the size I had. LOL......must be those darn senior moments creeping in. So I have decided to cut all the pieces for each pattern as I go.
    Dreaming of New England while being stuck in So. Calif.(the asphalt jungle of the world.) But hey the Happiest Place on Earth is here.

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    Semi organized here. I have the patterns downloaded onto my PC in their own folder (and will add the pictures to the same folder), but the paper patterns that are my "working" copies are just in a stack in my sewing room. I wrote the date I completed each block in the upper R corner so I know it's done.

    My blocks are taped to the wall in the spare bedroom. I have a case of "too many projects" right now and my design wall is already full of two quilts that I finished piecing and I'm now either contemplating the quilting pattern, or practicing the quilting pattern. In fact when I go home tonight I need to set up a second sewing machine to piece this quilt on, then I can keep my Janome set up for FMQ. I hate switching back and forth.
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

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    Phew, I made it, just in time Tomorrow we're getting the next set!
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