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Thread: Wacky summer, Here's to Quilting again!

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    I have been out of sight for several months. My summer came and went but I haven't a clue what happened to it. I do know it was topsy turvy and not a real stitch of quilting was done until just a few weeks ago. I haven't had time to write here participate in a swap or even read the message boards that I love so much. Hopefully things are beginning to slow back down though and I will again be able to enjoy the quilting that I love so much. The highlight of the summer was the purchase of a Grace Quilting Machine. (The origional). My sister saw it at a garage sale and bought it home the several hundered miles that it needed to travel to get to my sewing room. What a thrill. I love it and have been having a ball finishing up all the UFO's and WIP's I have had here for the last 20 years. Today I am laying out blocks from the "Black White and Bright" swap I did here some time ago. Now it is time to get back into the swing of things here. I have missed everyone so very much

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    Welcome back. You are now ready to create, create, create (smile).

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    Welcome back

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    Glad you are back!!! Can't wait to see all the
    things you are doing.

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    I pulled a few fabrics from my stash and have begun cutting 2 1/2" strips so I can make the blocks stand out even more than they already do. What a bright quilt this will be. I should have the top sewn together today if I get away from the computer for a bit. Julia

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    Wow...sounds like you have had a busy time. Such a wonderful sister you have to get and deliver a Grace Quilting Machine! I bet you could hardly stop jumping up and down (I would). Continue to have a great time creating and welcome back. Thanks for sharing.

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    Yeah, the summer was filled with some not so happy family difficulties that you just have to go through from time to time. I haven't stopped smiling though since she bought it down and she and my younger sister helped put it up that same night. Anytime there is not a quilt on it it looks so naked. So I just have to keep quilting. Julia

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    Welcome back :)

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    It is already good to be back among quilting buddies! The response is almost overwhelming. Now I have to remember my way around here :)

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    For some reason life often gets in the way of our quilting plans, but the important thing is you are back and we're glad to see you on here. Sounds like you're having fun with your new quilting frame.

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    Glad you are back. I'm sorry to say I didn't miss you as I was MIA also! LOL Haven't sewn all summer but now that the weather is getting somewhat cooler and the evenings are shorter, I hope to sit my hiney in front of a sewing machine and sew all fall & winter!

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    I started at around7:30am. Right after I finished posting a few things here. I have taken a break for a few minutes here and there. So what I have I been doing in between the breaks. Quilt making of course :P . I decided it was time to put together some of the blocks from some of the swaps I did here. In a moment I will be back to the sewing machine and I hope to get this top finished in the next few hours. Julia

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    I love the quilting season, pool is closed, lawn is done mowing, no more weeding. Time to quilt.

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    Oh I am having loads of fun!!!!! It is interesting to see just how many WIP's I have around here. As soon as I load another quilt on it I will take a picture. Julia

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    I still have some yard work to finish up and the leaves aren't all off the trees here yet. Since I live in a very wooded area the yard isn't done until the leaves are mulched down or toted away. I still have to tear down my garden and put the gords to dry over the winter. Pumpkins and cabbages still have to be taken care of also. It has been raining here for a few days so that is just another reason that makes quilting perfect. Julia

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    Quote Originally Posted by Murphy
    Welcome back. You are now ready to create, create, create (smile).
    ditto!!!
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    I have the Original GMQ frame too. I have a Bailey 17 Pro on mine. What machine are you using with yours?

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    I can only wish for a Bailey 17" machine I am using the Brother 1500s. I love the GQM and the Brother is great. Very smooth. I have the origional carriage and did just upgrade the track because the track that came with the GQM was a bit warped so would jerk when it crossed from piece to piece. I have feeling I will need to be and am happy with this set up for a very long time to come. I got a great deal on the entire set up with the wooden panto and a number of paper pantos too. Such an easy system to use too. Julia

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