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    Yeah!!! It is almost time for the next block! Can't wait, just had to express my anticipation...lol

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    oh, goody. i get to be another month behind. :roll:

    i will be sooooooo excited when i finally get back to working on them and get caught up. in the meantime, i'm admiring all the blocks you guys have been putting together.

    like toni, i'm looking forward to sewsweet's selection tomorrow.

    woohoooo!!!!!!!! :P

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    Yep! Time for another one to add to my someday file!

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    OY!!

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    I have to laugh Toni because I wanted to post something like this about four days ago. I keep asking myself, "Can't they just post it a day or two early!?!" :P I'm waiting with worm on tongue! (Baited breath)
    ~Tiffany

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    I'm waiting with worm on tongue! (Baited breath)
    Tiffany,
    That's hilarious! :lol: :lol:

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    Sew Sweet has until midnight. there's a reservist waiting in the wings with a "just in case".

    so we will just have to pretend we're grownups and wait to see what happens. (personally ... i'd rather be a kid. :lol: )

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    I sent a pm anyone else :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:

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    I'm sorry I don't want to be a grown-up. Rotary cutter is posied and fabric is ready. :hunf: marie

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    Me too Marieg!....Its 8.30pm here....It'll be my bedtime in a couple of hours! lol! :roll:

    Karen

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    You guys crack me up! :lol: :lol: You can always make me a block while we're waiting! :D :D

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    Which one would you like Chele? lol!

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    Yah! Toni, I'm anxious every 2 weeks for the new block...most of them I make but I'm behind, too. I have them sitting here right on top of my desk so I keep bumping into the pattern to remind me to do something.

    Feathers

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    Sew Sweet has until midnight. there's a reservist waiting in the wings with a "just in case".

    so we will just have to pretend we're grownups and wait to see what happens. (personally ... i'd rather be a kid. :lol: )
    I was on after midnight searching for the block; had to laugh at myself for thinking it might be up that quickly. Poor Sew Sweet, if she doesn't post soon she may find her PM box full. LOL.
    ~Tiffany

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    I'm not ready to PM her, but how do you find someone to PM if they haven't posted recently??

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    Quote Originally Posted by marieg
    I'm not ready to PM her, but how do you find someone to PM if they haven't posted recently??
    Top of the page, members listing. You will find me on page 2. I don't know where you will find Sew Sweet.

    tim in san jose

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    tiffany, :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: pam

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    :roll: :roll: :roll: It's 9:35 pm---where's our next block--weekends here and i'm ready to sew :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    Okay People,
    The Feb. 1, block has been posted. Go for it! :lol:

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    Marieg:
    At the top of the quilting board page there are things listed like "Random Topics, Search, Recent Topics and MEMBER LISTING. If you click on Member listing you'll get a list of everyone who is on the board. I think the listing goes by members who have posted the most messages down to those who have posted the least ...so, you can either find the last post your person wrote and see how many messages she's sent and then go back to the member list and got to that area of the list with the number of posts she/he's had. I hope this explanation is clear.

    Feathers.

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    Oh no my anticipation has dwindled to none. After seeing the BOM I am scared. I know nothing about applique. Not even sure what it means. :( May have to sit this one out after all.

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    new quiltertoni don't be afraid its just zigz zagging. Some do what is called needle turning wher the ends fold under . Others like me do it the easy way. Just place your pieces where they belong and set your machine to zig zag and go around the edges. Use a color that goes with each piece or pick one color to use like an outline.

    DON"T be afaid you CAN DO IT

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    Toni - this is an easy block to start on for applique. Ceannastahr is right, don't be afraid. There are a lot of different methods to applique. I prefer needle turn to anything else but when starting, I suggest going with machine applique. You can do several types of applique with the machine. One of the more popular methods is to use fusible web, the kind that sticks with both sides. You simply draw out the shape on the fusible web, iron it to the back of your fabric, and then cut out the shape. Once cut, you peel the second layer off the fusible web and iron the shape down onto your block. Presto! You've done your first applique piece. You can go around each shape with 2 ply black embroidery floss (like DMC, just make sure to run it under some water first to make sure all the extra dye is out of it) with a decorative stitch for some hand work or you can pick a decorative stitch from your sewing machine and sew the edges down that way. I think a hem stitch is what most people use but I'm not quite certain of the name.

    There are a few more tricks for fusible applique but since you are literally just starting I won't overwhelm you with information. Or at least I'll try not too! :lol: If this method doesn't appeal to you, do a search for 'applique' and you'll find a ton of stuff on all sorts of different methods. Good luck!
    ~Tiffany

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    Quote Originally Posted by newquiltertoni
    Oh no my anticipation has dwindled to none. After seeing the BOM I am scared. I know nothing about applique. Not even sure what it means. :( May have to sit this one out after all.
    Oh, Please don't be scared. I'll feel horrid if you don't do this block. If I can do this block you can too.
    I used the method Tiffany mentions when I made my first Sue. It's very easy. I usually do a blanket stitch around the raw edge applique pieces by hand. Lately I've tried a few with the sewing machine and it does quite a nice job and does speed up the process. You can make Sue as simple or elaborate as you like.

    Another option is to trace Sue and embroider her. I have a whole set of Sues to embroider that I purchased a few years back.

    There are so many options. This is your chance to break a few rules and be creative.

    P.S.
    If you could build that "Crystals" block you can do anything!

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    Blanket Stitch! Geez, I must be getting old because I can't remember the names of things anymore. :roll: Thank you Yvonne!
    ~Tiffany

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