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QuiltingNinaSue 09-20-2020 10:42 AM

Thanks, Carrie. I have copied your schedule , and printing it our slowly. I was going to 'substitute' a few but my programs I had with the other printer is not printing with my new one. Will have to talk to the techs of the programs. Learning a lot about how to use the new Epson and Amazon prime whom hade my order for 3 cartridges. It took a month and 5 phone calls, returning two 'extra' send cartridges. And I am still working on their problem as they don'[t want to credit me on the one I returned to them. Not inclined to order from them again.

JeanieG 09-20-2020 11:19 AM

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We went on an RV Trip last week, so I did not get Week 6 posted. Here are both Week 6 and Week 7.

For anyone interested, this is how I worked out an efficient way to handle each weeks blocks. I print out the weekly patterns each week. I then put the colors I am using on the printout in colored pencils, and put the number of pieces in each color I need on each pattern piece. I then go to the tub of fabrics I am using and chose which ones I want for that week. I then cut out how many of each fabric piece I need. I put the pattern and fabric cuts in a small plastic tray for each block, and can start sewing the block together. This is the schedule I use for each week. I get bored easily, and this keeps me interested.

JeanieG 09-20-2020 11:23 AM

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This is what all the blocks look like on my display wall. We have a long way to go and my display wall is not going to hold another row all around. Darn!!!

carriem 09-20-2020 12:57 PM

Thank you for the tips Jeanie!! I will keep that in mind when my thumb/wrist is well enough fo rme to really start working on these blocks...

CaleyH 09-20-2020 02:20 PM

JeanieG, Absolutely wonderful! I am in awe of the center block you created.

JeanieG 09-20-2020 02:33 PM

Thank you Caley!

Jeanine 09-27-2020 12:06 PM

I have read this thread several times. I even bought the kindle book. I planned on using existing fabrics. I'm not to spend money. I am now my granddaughters' teacher due to Covid. They actually expect "school" to go from 8:00 until 2:50pm with only 30 min lunch scheduled. Did not work out at all. 1st grader and 4th grader. Their studies are so different. I am exhausted every evening. I'm grateful my hubby is doing the cooking - Breakfast, lunch, two snacks and a lot of times dinner even. Expensive! At any rate, I decided to go ahead and start with this group. I am so behind, I know, but hopefully I will be able to catch up. I pulled out fabric for the center. Then I will then go to where you all are and get caught up, as suggested.

carriem 09-27-2020 12:24 PM

Jeanine, I hope that this project gives you a needed break!! I can't wait to see your center block! I don't know what Washing rules are for homeschooling, but if it might be something to have your granddaughters' parents look into (instead of school at home like I assume you are talking about)...in Iowa, parents or grandparents, etc can do the schooling and there is not set time for homeschooling...for those grades with my kids (3 of them all about 2 years apart) we were always done with school before noon...most days by 10 if everyone decided to get up and just get school finished. I know all states have different requirements for homeschooling but just something to think about if this is going to last more than a couple months.

QuiltingNinaSue 09-27-2020 12:35 PM

Thanks to the Quilt forums for the HB wish, it was lovely turning 78 years young and hearing from our children. Another year older, but not wiser. Daughter has home schooled our grandson, until this year he is 12 and in public school. There are sites ike k-12.com that is free to use for children's education, Jeanine. check it out and see what you think of it....might be a solution. Good luck to you.

JeanieG 09-27-2020 01:24 PM

Welcome Jeanine!! I am glad you are joining us! I cannot imagine doing schooling at my age (78 - same as QNS)! Hopefully this virus will subside soon and kids can get back to school. I am afraid so many will be so far behind, as their parents are not teachers!

carriem 09-27-2020 02:48 PM

JeanieG, I wasn't a "teacher" per se, but all three of my children graduated through homeschooling.https://cdn.quiltingboard.com/images/smilies/smile.png It can be done. Parents learned it once and just need to stay one day ahead...as my husband always tells people. https://cdn.quiltingboard.com/images/smilies/wink.png

JeanieG 09-27-2020 06:45 PM

Carrie - I was referring mainly to the parents who have little schooling themselves trying to help their children. Many in our area do not have internet service in their homes. The Internet providers are trying to help them with it. The children are given small laptop computers, and the teachers are online trying to teach them. I hear some very sad things. Being I worked for a School District in a poorer section of a nearby town, I can feel for the teachers when they get some of these kids back. Particularly those children with learning problems.

JeanieG 09-28-2020 01:50 PM

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Here are my blocks for Week 8.

QuiltingNinaSue 09-28-2020 02:01 PM

Wow, great job, JeanieG. The more I look, the more I hesitate to begin. I keep thinking if I made the center, then went wild and did some heritage simple design like Barn door or Churn dash, I could complete it quicker. Or even flying geese.

carriem 09-28-2020 07:47 PM

Jeanie...oh I get that...didn't think of it that way. Your blocks are again beautiful!!

My injection did not work so I don't expect to be doing any paper piecing (at least not intricate blocks) any time soon. My next appt with the orthopedic dr is Oct 30th...

JeanieG 09-28-2020 08:06 PM

Carrie - So sorry about your injections. It sounds like when I had the Injections in my knee for my arthritis! The Cortisone did not work at all. So, she did the gel injections, which are suppose to be great (so they say), but for me they did not work either. I ended up having a Partial Knee Replacement a year and a half ago. What a wonderful surgery that turned out to be! I am in no pain at all, and because I did not have to have the full knee replacement done, I was walking without a walker or cane in about a week.

I am sorry you have to wait a full month to get more information on what can be done! I'll be praying for you!

Jeanine 09-28-2020 09:34 PM

Thanks all for your suggestions. I am finding the colored pencils idea especially helpful. I managed to cut out all of the pieces for center block tonight. Wow, quite a few! Tomorrow evening I'll start sewing. As far as the grandchildren's schooling goes. I have no say. Their mother chose to do this on-line learning with their school. The school gave them laptops, each one different. with different programs. One of the girls is suppose to be special ed. Oh well. My son, the father, let her decide. Last week mom was threatened by her live in boyfriend and she went into hiding. The girls are living with dad. I'm the only one around during the day. I'm not as worried now that I found out the police took all of his guns and weapons from him. Except the girls just do not want to pay attention. Keep on trying is all I can do;
Thinking about this quilt really perked me up. Nice happy, relaxing evening. Good night all.

QuiltingNinaSue 09-29-2020 05:38 AM

Jeanine, sounds like you are doing a lot for them, by giving them love. that might be the most important thing to do right now. Take a deep breath or two and remember to save some for yourself.

JeanieG 09-29-2020 09:19 AM

Jeanine - Isn't it wonderful to have a hobby such as quilting to distract you from the rest of your life right now. Hopefully, your life will get easier once school opens and you no longer have to help the girls.

Congratulations on getting the center cut out. It does take a long time to piece together!

Jeanine 10-03-2020 06:50 PM

JeanieG, Yes it is wonderful. and to have such a supporting hubby who encourages me to do what I need to do. I have had to cut out more pieces because I can't find them. I think the cat hid them. I thank you all for your support. I was going crazy trying to get everything done with the girls and they w.ere rebelling. Now I do what I can and then I am just their grandma. It is making a big difference in their attitudes. Happy sewing all

QuiltingNinaSue 10-04-2020 04:57 AM

Slow forward moving....cutting out the center. Still auditioning bandana print vs. solid marble fabric. Love my colors of fabric. I am addicted to the Quilted Twins email of various fabric put together and their interesting stories of Poland and Florida. They have over 10,000 bolts of fabric and are on U-tube with them. some 97 different panels. We drove to Cantril, Iowa, Dutchman's Store where the lady let me 'pet' the fabric there, and bring some home with me. Weather is much cooler now, leaves are turning. DH got a shot in his eye in DM,and he can see better now. Our HS class had a 'Zoom video' reunion and it was nice to hear and see the ones who joined the group spread out across the country, East to West and North to South.

Jeanine 10-07-2020 07:46 AM

Quilting NinaSUe = sounds like you have had some fun!

JeanieG 10-07-2020 09:58 AM

I am anxious to see your center QNS! I am plugging away at my blocks and have been able to keep up with the 2 a week so far. However, that is about to change!

We are leaving on Sunday for a Rally with our RV Group for 3 days, then heading to Idaho to visit with our best friends who live there. We will probably be there for a couple of weeks before coming home at the end of the month. I am taking my travel sewing machine, and have printed out the patterns and fabrics for the next few weeks to take along, but am not hopeful that I will get very much done - we will see!

I have last weeks blocks completed, one turned out real wonky, I just need to get them pressed and trimmed. I'll get a photo of them and post later today.

JeanieG 10-07-2020 12:32 PM

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Here are my Blocks for last week - Week 9!

CaleyH 10-07-2020 12:57 PM

JeanieG, Really nice. Very pretty!

Jeanine 10-07-2020 05:37 PM

JeanieG, Love your colors and work!

carriem 10-11-2020 07:13 AM

Jeanie it is so good to see you plugging away with these blocks. I really wish I could be working along with you. :(

Here is the schedule for the rest of the month: Oct 12th-18th Catch up, add blocks to center

Round 2—6” blocks

Oct 19th-25th #10 & #14

Oct 26th-Nov 1st #108 & #89

Jeanine 10-18-2020 01:02 PM

oh no! I had started stitching the center block and had set today aside to sew. But was having problems getting the strips and triangle to fit together. I don't know what I did wrong, but have to stitch it again. The girls will be back tomorrow for "teacher" grandma. Time for exhaustion and frustration. I still have tonight. Wish me luck!

QuiltingNinaSue 10-18-2020 02:48 PM

I, too ,had problems with the center. I finally resorted to looking at the book again and how she had done it. Yes,i had kept the 'braids' in straight rows up and down. But I had sewn the matching 'braids' together....and that was the problem, with too many of the circle pieces there in the center. I separated the two strips in the up an down centers and the one that crossed the middle and laid out the 'crossing' from corner to; corner. Wow, it looked like the picture on block 93.

Jeanine 10-18-2020 06:41 PM

Thank you, QNS, I'll try that.

QuiltingNinaSue 10-20-2020 07:18 AM

Have the pieces laid out to fit together now, looks like the picture in the book. LAH is an hand quilter, so it pays to 'look' at the way she puts everything together. It is like when all else fails, read the directions. Our first mentor was Honchey, and who coached us to 'pin' before we stitched the seam to see if we did it right. Another person said to use long stitches (basting) that could be ripped out easy. I have a small paper punch to mark the corners from the template on to the fabric where to sew the piece. I lay out the pieces, then sew them together. It helps not to rip out as often. Somtimes,I 'talk' to myself under my breath. Do you?

QuiltingNinaSue 10-21-2020 06:25 AM

Now I have figured out the Center the center piece, it is a Y seam! Sew up to the yoke ,hold the needle down and turn the piece, put down the pressure foot down again and sew the last of the Y, clip and it presses out flat. There are many videos demonstrating it.

carriem 10-31-2020 12:00 PM

For those who are working on blocks, we would love to see what you have done even if they are the "current week's" blocks. :)

I still am unable to do a lot of cutting, especially not paper piecing/working with small pieces of fabrics. I am waiting for insurance approval for an MRI on my thumb/wrist to see what is going on. The cortisone injection gave me no relief.

Here is the schedule for November: Nov 2nd-8th #95 & #118

Nov 9th-15th #104 & #64

Nov 16th-22nd #32 & #12

Nov 23rd-29th #6 & #83

Nov 30th-Dec 6th #36 & #41

Midwestmom 11-01-2020 08:41 AM

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Here are the blocks I have completed so far. I am trying to decide how big to make this quilt before I continue.

QuiltingNinaSue 11-01-2020 09:20 AM

Looking good. I am working slowly, enjoying the second or third round of the middle. JeanieG is due back from her vacation this week. Carrie, I am sorry you don't have a solution yet, but do hang in there in finding one that works for you.

JeanieG 11-01-2020 10:00 AM

Midwestmom - Those are so pretty, I love the colors you are using! I have mine all caught up, but have not got photos of them yet as we just got home Thursday afternoon. I need to press them, then sew them to the first round.

JeanieG 11-08-2020 10:55 AM

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Here is my quilt put together so far, with the 8" blocks and sashing. I have some of the 6" blocks completed, I will put them up on the display wall and take a picture later. Don't know if I like the Medallion way of putting this together because you have to stop and sew them together and put on the sashing strips - but by the time we are done with all the blocks it will be almost finished.

CaleyH 11-08-2020 01:20 PM

Jeanie, That's so lovely kooking

QuiltingNinaSue 11-08-2020 02:26 PM

JeanieG, that is a wonderful example to follow. Love your beginning of a great top to be. I am just on the second part of the center, then will do the flying geese.

JeanieG 11-08-2020 06:15 PM

Each step seems to take forever!

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