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    Quote Originally Posted by JudyG View Post
    Sheri, you and Candi and I will all be working on these little things at the same time. I won't be home til the end of this week and won't be able to work on this til next week. We can keep each other company.

    It's inspiring to see how much some of you have gotten done already.
    I'll be with you girls, too, keeping company with you, as I can't do any more cutting or any sewing till next week, and only after I clean the motorhome and the house that is overdue for a good cleaning. I do tend to leave the cleaning to the last minute, as I would much rather sew and quilt !!
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    That sounds good, us late starters can stick together lol. I'm still not sure how to use my scraps. I have massive amounts...but not of that many colors. I could do like pink/teal/brown/creams but like I said no massive amounts. Like my brown stack is yards not alot of scraps. So would I care if there were many HST all the same. I'd still be using stash. Which is the point, right? I have red and blue too but no black. My only two DArKs are browns and blues. Mysteries are scary. I think I'm over thinking it... And I started weeks ago when I first saw the post about this project....
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    SheriR, I don't have blacks, so I am using browns. You don't have to use scraps, there are a lot of people on her blog and on her yahoo group who use fat quarters, etc... Just have fun!
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    Ladies,
    Let me do some background here. This past summer I "acquired" my 86 year old mother-in-law's 50 years stash. The intent is to use it to make her grandchildren(23) quilts from grandma. So I would REALLY like to use this project as one of her quilts, so I don't want to purchase a stitch. Just use what I have of hers. Here's what I pulled from my cupboards. pinks/teal/brown/creamishes....It wont let me upload my pink/teal....
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    There are the pinks/teals.... sorry for two posts
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    Looks Great!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SheriR View Post
    Ladies,
    Let me do some background here. This past summer I "acquired" my 86 year old mother-in-law's 50 years stash. ....
    50 YEARS OF STASH??!!! oh geez, we need a drooling smiley!!

    I think your MIL would be very pleased with the pattern you've chose for one of those 23 quilts. Love your selections!!!!

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    We should all take pictures of our color stacks when we make quilts. What a way to step back and see how they look. For instance, Sheri, look at your stack of brown. See the one that is really more blue? Maybe you'll want to use that as one of you teals. And in the pink stack....the one with the black background is really contrasting with the pinks. The rest look awesome and would be great together. What a wonderful windfall to get all those fabrics. Have fun playing!

    I'm subscribed to this thread and printed Bonnie's directions, but I'm going to lurk (and probably comment occasioanlly) for now. I really have to make 2 other quilts first. Plus some other stuff. I do love quilt alongs though.

    Quote Originally Posted by SheriR View Post
    Ladies,
    Let me do some background here. This past summer I "acquired" my 86 year old mother-in-law's 50 years stash. The intent is to use it to make her grandchildren(23) quilts from grandma. So I would REALLY like to use this project as one of her quilts, so I don't want to purchase a stitch. Just use what I have of hers. Here's what I pulled from my cupboards. pinks/teal/brown/creamishes....It wont let me upload my pink/teal....
    "Life is mostly froth and bubble, but one thing stands as stone. Kindness in another's trouble, courage in one's own." Adam Lindsey Gordon

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    Awesome stash, Sheri. My problem (other than not being at home right now) is that half of my stash is in Washington and half is in Arizona. I will be making this quilt in Arizona, and I can guarantee you, that most of the fabrics I would like to use will be the ones waiting for me in Washington. Seems to be the way it always is, I never have the right fabrics in the right place. Oh well, a shopping trip next week, I bet.
    JudyG

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    I've saved the instructions - need to start soon, have all my fab ready...but MUST finish the quilting project I've got set up first ooooooooo I hate to be behind

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    Foxflower, Thank you and you're right about the pink/black. The one you call blue is actually showing the wrong side. It's more brown/black. Not an attractive fabric. But who will know in a 1 inch piece?? HA HA

    This is the first I've cut into MIL's stash. It makes me really nervous. But I've got a lot to finish, and non of us (MIL) are getting any younger.....

    I couldn't wait until next week though and I've gone ahead and cut 1-1/2 inch strips of the browns and most the creams. Then I made 4 QTS? I found, what I thought was 1/4 inch seam is more, so, two of my squares are 1/4 small.... I sewed the next ones a "scant" 1/4 inch and viola??? perfect... Good thing too. I've cut a lot of MIL's browns into the 1-1/2" strips....

    I also think I need to find some FASTER to make quilts for some of these 23 quilts.... I'll never finish them if I take weeks. Lap size is good. This mystery quilt will be one of the larger ones I make for all her grandchildren.

    The two pics I posted are just the pink/teal/brown/cream part of the stash I'm working with. I have 6 - four foot cupboards of material from her. although some of it is large pieces to use for boarders and backings.

    Thank you all, and have a GREAT Thanksgiving. We're going North =)
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    Ahh, I see. Well, if you hate the front, use the back! 23 quilts is definitely quite a few. Even at one a month that would be 2 years in the making. Good thing there are lots of beautiful and simple patterns. Happy Thanksgiving all!

    Quote Originally Posted by SheriR View Post
    Foxflower, Thank you and you're right about the pink/black. The one you call blue is actually showing the wrong side. It's more brown/black. Not an attractive fabric. But who will know in a 1 inch piece?? HA HA

    This is the first I've cut into MIL's stash. It makes me really nervous. But I've got a lot to finish, and non of us (MIL) are getting any younger.....

    I couldn't wait until next week though and I've gone ahead and cut 1-1/2 inch strips of the browns and most the creams. Then I made 4 QTS? I found, what I thought was 1/4 inch seam is more, so, two of my squares are 1/4 small.... I sewed the next ones a "scant" 1/4 inch and viola??? perfect... Good thing too. I've cut a lot of MIL's browns into the 1-1/2" strips....

    I also think I need to find some FASTER to make quilts for some of these 23 quilts.... I'll never finish them if I take weeks. Lap size is good. This mystery quilt will be one of the larger ones I make for all her grandchildren.

    The two pics I posted are just the pink/teal/brown/cream part of the stash I'm working with. I have 6 - four foot cupboards of material from her. although some of it is large pieces to use for boarders and backings.

    Thank you all, and have a GREAT Thanksgiving. We're going North =)
    "Life is mostly froth and bubble, but one thing stands as stone. Kindness in another's trouble, courage in one's own." Adam Lindsey Gordon

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    Orca Bay quilt

    I'm in, but haven't started yet. I have Triangulations and plan to look into using that.
    Charlotte in Arizona

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    Quote Originally Posted by SheriR View Post

    I also think I need to find some FASTER to make quilts for some of these 23 quilts.... I'll never finish them if I take weeks. Lap size is good. This mystery quilt will be one of the larger ones I make for all her grandchildren.
    A fast Lap quilt pattern that I use a lot is the Yellow Brick Road. 6 fat quarters and a yard of boarder fabric--DONE!! I'm also working on a Disappearing 9 Patch that was really easy too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Char View Post
    I'm in, but haven't started yet. I have Triangulations and plan to look into using that.
    Charlotte in Arizona
    I used Triangulations - it works great! I did use some strips also, and did them with the Companion Angle Ruler. Be sure to check how you sew the ones with the Companion Angle Ruler......I sewed on the light color side as Bonnie said to do......wrong!!!! I had to unsew a bunch! The light color fabric was on the right when using Triangulations - the light was on the left with the Companion Angle - sewing both on the light side of the fabric. Hope that makes sense!

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    I used the Companion Angle ruler and sewed with the light on top just like Bonnie's photo.
    Now press, press, press, press, press, press...lol I know there is an end in sight.
    Sadiemae

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    I've been sewing, cutting, and more sewing. Boy I'm slow!!

    I don't have my Thanksgiving Quilt either!!

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    Coyotemagic, I love it!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sadiemae View Post
    Coyotemagic, I love it!!!!
    DITTO!! I love Snoopy and that fabric is adorable!!
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    I don't have a pic yet, but I am finished!
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    Sadiemae: Congrats on finishing all those QST!!!!!
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    That us such cute Peanuts fabric. Ooooh do finish it!!! And thanks For the YellowBrickRoad tip. I'll be looking that one up!
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    Thanks ya'll. The fabric was part of a vest I had made a few years back. It came out back in 2002 and is very rare now. I know someone who has a piece of it on Facebook and wants $75 a yard!!!! They are crazy!! I'm working on a Snoopy/Peanuts quilt/wallhanging for each month/season/holiday for one wall. I've been collecting Snoopy's since I was 10years old, I'll be 50 in January. I've got 35 stuffed ones of every size, plus musicboxes, figurines, you name it, I've got. My Goddaughter is a Snoopy fan too. She just got her first apartment and for Christmas I will be giving her a big tote containing every Hallmark Snoopy ornament that has been made since she was born.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sadiemae View Post
    I don't have a pic yet, but I am finished!
    Woo Hoo - I've only gotten 75 done - long way to go!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeanieG View Post
    Woo Hoo - I've only gotten 75 done - long way to go!
    I am not very fast, so this step took me a loooooong time. It is a relief to be caught up, now I really have to clean the kitchen. I can't find anything in there...lol
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