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    I know it's Monday now but will post my activities for yesterday as everyone else did. I am working on a lap quilt for my soon to be 85 year old Dad. It originally was going to be all browns and tans, masculine looking. But, I just couldn't stop myself and have added some blue highlights---very scrappy looking, too. The day was lots of fun and I hope to have a picture to post one of these days. Thank goodness for weekends, it off to work this morning.....

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    Heading for a local quilter who is going out of business. Is selling her Little Grace frame and around 10 boards for 250. I am going to see if my Bernina will work on it. If it does I am coming home with it. She is going to help me mount my quilt and sewing machine. I hope I can do it. My quilting is not that great. This would be a big help. No more shoving and turning quilts around and around. Send little prayers that my little used all season sun room becomes my quilting room!

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    I got a book on how to do Celtic knotwork so I could try and make my own borders for my sea map wallhanging instead of looking through 8 billion websites trying to find one that I like and will work for this design. I fiddled around with it last night and this morning and it just isn't working. I pretty much get the concept of how knotwork is done, but when I try to do my own designs (after trying the ones shown in the book) suddenly the concepts don't work. I'll keep trying at it and see if I at least get something that's good and not from the book.

    In the mean time, I'm probably just gonna do more research on screen printing (I want to try and screen print my islands onto the map blocks) and play Guitar Hero (who knows? Might get an idea from playing it).

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    Always! I think that if I didn't spend some time on the quilting each day I'd be at a loss. Strange how that happened...

    Am quilting the doll quilt and trying to figure out the color scheme/design to quilts for both a niece and nephew.

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    I am working on my income taxes......do it in the cellar on a ping pong table where there is a lot of room and not many distractions--after which I've promised myself a couple hours to work on my newest quilt border!

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    :cry: :cry: :cry:
    I am in the ripping process of my almost finished quilt........
    I realize there is a large Gran canyon ....where I added the extra batting............
    I will try to fix it...but who knows.....
    Its not the best quilting day for me.... :cry: :cry: :cry:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Country Quilter
    I am doing the mystery quilt from Quiltaholics this weekend! It started yesterday and I am making the large quilt so I am way behind!! LOL I worked 14 hours yesterday and have been at it since 5 this morning again today! Whew!

    Here's the link in case anybody wants it!

    http://www.quiltaholics.com/mystery.htm
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    wow! looks interesting!! I bookmarked that site for future reference!!! how is it coming along? I am just starting to read this post after I made this thread on Sunday, so you might have already posted it LOL.. if not!! please please please post photos!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pawquilts
    I am doing some applique work today. Although not quilting, I am making kitchen towels with an Irish flair. Using white terry fabric, I will add shamrocks using applique method and then lace edges. :)
    very festive for this time of year!! they sound great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minda
    I'm working on a quilt for a wedding gift, so I'll be finishing some of the blocks for that today.
    I have a wedding quilt to make too, but it doesn't need to be ready until August, so I still have a little time yet!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamagus
    I just finished the top of that sampler quilt. Finally done! I'll get it put together over Easter break when I get into the school and can spread out three or four quilts and get them all pinned.

    And speaking of school! I just finished term two reports! YAHOOOOO! That makes me that much closer to retirement in June!!!!

    I'll post pics of the quilt top later. :wink:
    way to go mamagus!!! woo hooo!! the countdown to retirement is on!!!!

    yes please post photos!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joan
    I know it's Monday now but will post my activities for yesterday as everyone else did. I am working on a lap quilt for my soon to be 85 year old Dad. It originally was going to be all browns and tans, masculine looking. But, I just couldn't stop myself and have added some blue highlights---very scrappy looking, too. The day was lots of fun and I hope to have a picture to post one of these days. Thank goodness for weekends, it off to work this morning.....
    Sounds like a great quilt Joan!! I made a lap quilt for my Dad years ago, but unfortunately it didnt' get finished in time. He passed away 9 years ago. He loved to take afternoon naps and curl under a blanket! HE would cover up his head too! LOL I continued making the lap/nap qult top, but have yet to quilt it. I couldnt' bring myself to finish it yet.. but much time has past and I do still plan to complete it. It was blue and white with applique flowers all over it. He loved his garden and planting flowers and shrubs. I called the quilted "Flowers for Daddy". I will use it for my afternoon cat naps now. I will feel a little closer to him when I use it. I am an only child and I was very very close to my Dad. Yep I was a Daddy's Girl.. and although he is gone and I'm 36 years old (turned 36 week ago today) I am still a Daddy's Girl!! :)

    I cant' wait to see the photo Joan!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying_V_Goddess
    I got a book on how to do Celtic knotwork so I could try and make my own borders for my sea map wallhanging instead of looking through 8 billion websites trying to find one that I like and will work for this design.

    Celtic knots are alot of fun you will love them!! I made a pillow throw for my bed from a celtic knot.. eventually I would love to do a full size quilt! good luck with it!

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    Well, Aggi......I opted to go with scrappy and a cream background and plan to put some color for the sashing, blue or sage perhaps? Anyway, here are 13 of the blocks on my design wall so far...have more made but this is all that will fit on my small flannel wall! LOL I have a close up of 4 of them also will post that....the big picture didn't turn out all that well, the lighting was bad in here that time of day.

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    oooh wow!!! Country Quilter that is a great quilt!!! very colourful!!! Its looking great!

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    I got 5 blocks done for the bali quilt that Misstreated posted. I didn't get anything done on the Crown Royal quilt. I need to complete all of my projects in the next 5 months as I've decided to go back to school after 20 years and finish my accounting degree. After 140 hours I'll have a BA in accounting with a minor in Criminal Justice:) I'm so terrified lol! Someone needs to promise me that they'll come kick my butt from Kansas to California if I chicken out! The prospect of Business Calculus leaves me with a brick in my stomache. It's too good of a deal to pass up though, the company I work for is paying 100% of tuition costs so I'd be a complete idiot not to.

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    Babeegirl... I also went back to university many years later and its the best move I made. I finally recieved my business degree the Fall of 2005. You will have your stressful moments, but remember it will be worth it in the end when you have that piece of paper in your hand!!!

    There were days I thought I would never get through, but I kept pushing and pushing.. I too had to put alot of my fun things, like quilting, boms, and round robins on hold and I'm glad I did.. but I"m back at it with a vengence!! :)

    you are going to do GREAT!

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    Thank you Aggi!

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    Babee Girl... I remember my Quant classes in my business degree and would cringe!!! In the end after writing my FINAL quant exam and (that was also my final final exam for the degree) I hoped and prayed I would NEVER EVER have to use any of that mess in my job.. so far so good!! It was a stupid class that made you head almost blow up from thinking of all the "what ifs" and best case scenarios.... I never want to see another Decision Tree in my life again!! ahhhh but saying that.... you will be fine!!! practice practice practice!!!

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    BaBeeGirl. I went back to college when my children were in High School!
    My degree is in accounting. I promise you just get through the classes and finals and most of it you will never see again. I hated Statistics and Probabilites. NEVER HAVE USED IT. Big waste of time and frustration.
    I wish you good grades and great pay raise when you get done.

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    BaBee Girl,

    I went back to college and got a degree in accounting when I was in my 40's. I didn't really find it too difficult; I think unlike my younger class mates, I knew I had to do the homework and read the assigned pages before coming to class. You will survive and even come to enjoy yourself once you get used to the rythym of being in school.

    Study hard, but not too hard! I used to reward myself after tests by stopping by the fabric store on the way home or allowing myself some dedicated quilting time.

    Lisa

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    Here's my finished project from Sunday and Monday (and last week :D )
    It's a baby quilt (of course) for my best friend's granddaughter. She has 3 grandsons and this is the first girl. The background is white with little pink and green striped hearts. The star fabrics have little polkadots on them.

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    oooh BJ!! I love your quilt!!!

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    Beautiful quilt.

    I Will be putting my sandwich together after I get home from the gym on my Hayes Corner quilt. I got my backing fabric all cut and sewn together yesterday, then had stuff around the house that needed to be done.

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    I started cutting for a baby quilt last nite - hope to make lots of progress this afternoon. Mom to be (my niece) had false labor twice now, so I better get going!!!!

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    Good luck to the new mom to be. Got my quilt all pinned together, now I need to decide how to quilt it. Did go ahead and finished the matching pillow this morning before I started pinning though.

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