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Thread: Sylvia Bridal Sampler BOW

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    Lol.. You are silly...
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    Who.........me????????
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    Oh, y'all have been having fun. Lovely break in the heat here these days, mid - 80's with a nice breeze. No complaints!

    Anael, I just have to ask - how can a church be on the wrong side of an embankment?

    Auntjo, love those blocks. Here's a few more I churned out this weekend. 23 to go! Still enjoying them, not tired of them yet, but it's getting a little harder to not have colors in the blocks touching each other. Abandoning that little rule I made for myself, unless it's just too much of the same color adjacent to each other. I had planned to substitute something else for Grace's Friendship (G-6), but decided to give it a shot. It's wasn't particularly hard, but it sure took a long time.

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    DonnaPea, you had a productive holiday weekend. I especially like I3. (Flying geese are another of my favorite blocks.)Your Grace's friendship block came out really good. You added a new skill to your wheel house. Keep up the great work. Can't wait to see more.
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    Wow DonnaPea, you're zooming along!!! Love your blocks!

    Let me try to explain about the church. It once was inside the embankment, with all the village houses. The village flooded a few times and they shifted the embankment towards the village. That's the reason the church is outside of it now. When the river floods the land the people have to go to church by boat
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    Lovely blocks, Donna. You are so close. Mine fabric colors were simple. I just had to make sure my contrasting yellow balanced out in the quilt. With your scrappy, balancing color is a bit more challenging, I'm sure. it's going to be beautiful. And, your Friendship block turned out great. I love love love the fabric in your Square in Square. So cute and the directional was done perfectly. Well done.
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    You are really making progress Donna!

    I had started out not wanting to repeat any fabric in a block other than the background. But I didn't stick to it totally. Some day I'll get to putting the binding on and take some pictures. I'm almost looking forward to fall when life slows down and I can have more time to quilt. I use to love time spent in my garden, but I'm finding myself feeling like it's time taken away from quilting LOL!! I've got to be careful so I don't get so focused on something that I don't enjoy other activities.
    My name is Cathy - and I'm addicted to old sewing machines and their attachments.

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    LOL We're all the same! I feel exactly like you Cathy So yesterday I've been sewing as temps dropped here. Today it rained for a long time and I did one appliqué block, then I got company. At least I feel like I've done something hahahaha.
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    Easy to get lost in quilting....I need to clean my house but all you hear is the hum of my machine.
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    Such pretty blocks, DonnaPea!! You must be getting close to the end? It's going to be a stunner when done!

    We are settling in nicely into our new home but we still don't have internet service. I hope that gets fixed soon! I'm missing chatting with you all!

    The house was built in 1875 and it has so much old charm (I think!) I love it. The day after we bought it we pulled out all the old carpet because the sellers would let their dogs into the house and the carpet was gross. But under it was the original hardwood floors is amazing shape! We sanded it and will stain it as soon as we can. We are still unpacking and organizing, but i have my sewing machine already set up, lol!
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    Hi NZ!!!! Great to see you again!!!!!!! Glad the move went well.
    That must have been a nice surprise, finding the original hardwood floors!
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    NZ...waving!!!!! So glad you are all together, again! Your new home discovery sounds amazing. That is so cool to live in old historic house and to discover those beautiful floors. You'll need to make those fabric rugs that use 2 1/2" strips and batting. that's on my list for my new farmhouse...So exciting!
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    Welcome back, NZquilter! Glad the move is behind you and you can start getting settled in. I love old homes, and what a bonus to have original floors that survived the years. Enjoy, and I suggest you reward yourself for all your hard work by sewing an SBS block or 2.

    22 more for me to go...

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    Welcome back NZquilter. So happy to hear your settling into your new house. Hard wood floors ! What a great find. I can't wait till you find a little "me" sewing time. I look forward to seeing more R/W/B blocks.
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    Right on, Donna!!! So close...
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    Oh wow Donna, just a few more and you're done!!
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    NZ good to hear you're settling in. Sounds like a cool new place. I think I'm at less than 25 blocks left.
    Our guild had another "garage sale" meeting in July (along w/their annual Ice Cream social) so I of course picked up quite a few pieces of fabric at prices I'm much more aggreable to paying. Might have some different combinations yet for the next few Sylvia blocks.. H
    ave made progress on this years Xmas the past couple weeks.. Quilting done on the Chain Link quilt - now to cut and attach the binding and make a label. Top done on the quilt for my G'd 13 (a kit that caught my eye a few years back for her) - now to come up w/an appropriate back...
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    Auntjo - your quilting studio is such an interesting place to view! Here are a few I finished up this weekend. Probably all from me for this week; I head to Washington DC tomorrow for a conference, so no sewing for me for a few days. Have a great week, everyone.

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    Nice job Donna Pea. I hope you enjoy your conference. You can dream of your fabric choices while your away.

    Aunt Jo, great quilty hideaway. The quilting on the quilt on the long arm looks beautiful. The colorful one hanging sure reminds me of the retro colors of the 70's. And still looks very sleek and modern.
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    Auntjo...both quilts are beautiful. Congratulations on finall getting to that quilt kit. I have so many kits, mostly applique projects...no time or motivation yet.

    Donna....al blocks look fabulous but I absolutely love the Hunters Star... well done and have a safe trip to DC. Enjoy your conference. Just curious, if able to share, but what is the conference you are attending?
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    Oh my, so much eye candy!!
    Auntjo, lovely quilts!! Congrats on finishing that kit Well done!

    DonnaPea, more beautiful blocks. I agree with Teen, the Hunters Star is a Star!! Enjoy your conference!
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    Look what I found in my back yard today
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    Oh wow....that is a very cool picture.... He's having a stare down with you.."Back off...this is mine..." Lol...
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    Hahahaaaa now that you mention it........Lol!!!!
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    Obviously, you catch on quick. I love the color of his eyes. I immediately thought about fabric in this color. Lol! We have a sickness, us quilter's.
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