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  1. Almost done the quilt top - top and bottom borders still left to do

    by , 01-31-2017 at 08:37 PM
    Today I was able to get on the top and bottom of border 1 and the sides of border 2, ironing as I went. Only mishap was when I pinned the left side border to the bottom of the quilt. Imagine my surprise when I ended up a block short. Pinned the top border. Now I need to sew that one on and do the bottom border and I'll be done the quilt top! Then I'll need to figure out how to quilt the top. At least I've got my backing and batting all ready.

    Updated 02-19-2017 at 01:37 PM by ddtrina

  2. I'm seeing progress now - En Provence

    by , 01-30-2017 at 08:22 PM
    I finally got all the ironing on the quilt top done (without borders) and attached both sides of border 1. Need to do a little more ironing and then will attach top and bottom of border 1. Beginning to feel like I made a lot of progress in the past couple of days.
  3. Quilt top is done except for borders and ironing

    by , 01-29-2017 at 10:12 PM
    Sewed 3 long seams today. That's all I had the energy for. Maybe tomorrow I'll iron what I have and work on attaching at least the first border.
  4. 3 more seams and I'll have the body of the quilt done

    by , 01-28-2017 at 08:47 PM
    I got all my sashing strips sewn together in columns today and attached the columns to the quilt body on at least one side. Tomorrow I can work on the 3 remaining long seams and then start adding the borders. I decided to keep the center of the stars neutral. And I'm liking what I see so far...keep in mind picture was taken before sashes were attached.

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    Oh, I found my 2 missing border squares. They were on the quilt wall acting ...

    Updated 01-28-2017 at 08:53 PM by ddtrina

  5. picture log cabin floral prints fabric from hobby lobby

    by , 01-28-2017 at 07:41 AM
    I lost post of this could someone send it to me thanks. alyice
  6. 16th Mystery Quilt Train Ride Begins Now!

    by , 01-28-2017 at 03:33 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by tlambing View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by NanaKathy55 View Post
    I have joined the train ride but didn't get to post my fabrics here they are..My medium color is a soft green but am rethinking and might do a red..what do you think???
    I think the soft green would be pretty. If you chose the red, do you think it would register as your dark color?

    I vote for the green. The thing is it is what you like best My light fabric is the same as yours
  7. Border 2 almost done but I seem to have lost 2 4 patches

    by , 01-27-2017 at 08:47 PM
    I swear I counted everything before I started sewing the border. Well to be honest, I counted everything when I was done step 1 which was months ago and maybe 2 of my patches grew legs and walked in the meantime. Or I miscounted how many pieces I sewed together in my top, left, bottom, and right border 1 or border 2. Maybe I'll find the 2 missing patches when I start to sew the borders to the quilt top. And if tonight has taught me anything (other than how to rip out seams again), it has almost ...
  8. Border 1 made but not sewn to quilt yet

    by , 01-26-2017 at 09:01 PM
    Spent tonight working on the 1st border, ripping out, stitching again. I think I'm happy with all 4 sides now. Haven't added it to the quilt yet because I'm still debating whether I want my constant stars to be neutral in the center. Think I'll measure my bed and debate within my own mind if I'm going to add more magenta to the quilt. I think I need a bigger design wall too. I can only fit 3 columns on the current one and that doesn't include the sashing strips.
  9. New Quilting Bee 2017

    by , 01-26-2017 at 08:09 PM
    My first block to post. I can see I need more practice.
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  10. Spent more time ripping out than I did sewing

    by , 01-25-2017 at 10:51 PM
    Tonight I put my 32 paired 4 patches together. I also did the 27 and 29 blocks for the top and left side border. Then I didn't like how they looked so I took them all apart. On the plus side, I did get 4 columns of big blocks with the sashing in between sewn together earlier today. And I've come up with a better layout for my border which I'll start tomorrow, if I have time after La La Land.
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