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    This is the block I'm making for our star exchange. I think it worked up nicely. Not a very good pic, though. Oh well.

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    Wow! That is beautiful!
    I just ordered my material last night.
    Can't wait to start.
    Purple

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    Very pretty Deb! I like it...I haven't picked out my block...yet..you really have the jump on me!

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    Wow!! My fab is all washed and ready..... but I can't find a pattern I want to do.

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    I started my block and it turned out 11 1/2'' instead of 12 1/2''...so I get to start over...That is a great block!

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    Great block, Deb. You guys are so gung-ho. I have so many Fall and Christmas projects, plus my URR and some UFOs that I decided to not even think about this block until after the holidays.

    January is such a slow month after the Christmas rush. When the weather is cold outside, it will be fun to look through lots of books and magazines and pick just the right star block and then go out to several quilt shops and pick fabric to make it with. Then when I get home, I can make a cup of tea and look at my pattern and fabrics again. Before you know it I will be in my quilt room, cutting and sewing and just giggling over every block as I finish it.

    Yes, January will definitely be when I think about my blue and white star blocks.

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    Thanks for all of your comments. You're right Marcia, there is plenty of time to make blocks. I'm in several block swaps and like to keep up, just in case life gets in the way. I've been in full fall mode the last couple of weeks and have been pretty busy. I did some canning, applesauce and peppers in oil. I've done most of my fall cleaning, scrubbing carpets and screens and windows and all that fun stuff. But, it just doesn't seem like fall if I don't perform those rituals. Next Monday is our Canadian Thanksgiving. According to weather report we may have a barbecue instead of a big ole turkey. We are supposed to get a nice warm up. Fine with me.
    Anyway, I usually get in some early morning sewing every day. I'm always up early and really enjoy that time to myself. Well, myself and my two pooches. Hubby really likes to sleep in whenever he can.
    I think we are all going to have some really beautiful quilts from this exchange. I'm really loving the star theme.

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    I know Im signed up, but how soon do we have to say if we're submitting one set or 2?
    I'm working on the first set (have 144 half square triangle blocks to press), but in the lull after christmas I might be tempted to do a second set. Do I have to commit now or can I decide nearer the deadline?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SazuBMidlands
    I know Im signed up, but how soon do we have to say if we're submitting one set or 2?
    I'm working on the first set (have 144 half square triangle blocks to press), but in the lull after christmas I might be tempted to do a second set. Do I have to commit now or can I decide nearer the deadline?
    You dont have to let me know, just send them in.. if you send one set, you will get back 12, if you send two sets, you will get back 24, etc.

    Just remember, if you are doing two sets to make each set unique..

    Judy

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddrobins1956
    Thanks for all of your comments. You're right Marcia, there is plenty of time to make blocks. I'm in several block swaps and like to keep up, just in case life gets in the way. I've been in full fall mode the last couple of weeks and have been pretty busy. I did some canning, applesauce and peppers in oil. I've done most of my fall cleaning, scrubbing carpets and screens and windows and all that fun stuff. But, it just doesn't seem like fall if I don't perform those rituals. Next Monday is our Canadian Thanksgiving. According to weather report we may have a barbecue instead of a big ole turkey. We are supposed to get a nice warm up. Fine with me.
    Anyway, I usually get in some early morning sewing every day. I'm always up early and really enjoy that time to myself. Well, myself and my two pooches. Hubby really likes to sleep in whenever he can.
    I think we are all going to have some really beautiful quilts from this exchange. I'm really loving the star theme.
    oooh all the canning and applesauce and peppers in oil got me hungry.. can I come to your place!!!!????

    I have one block set ready, but I would like to make up a second block set so I have enough to make a full size quilt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilting Aggi
    oooh all the canning and applesauce and peppers in oil got me hungry.. can I come to your place!!!!????

    I have one block set ready, but I would like to make up a second block set so I have enough to make a full size quilt!
    You already have 12 star blocks sewn?!?!?!?!?!? :shock: Me thinks me's found an overachiever among us! I'm still just thinking about it :D

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    Me to Marcia, have started on three different blocks so far and didnīt like any of them, so starting again.

    Will get there eventually.

    Elle

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    :oops: :oops: I'm not sure I'm even to the thinking "seriously" about it!!

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    Aggi, You'd be welcome at my place anytime for peppers in oil, homemade pizza, lasagna, mmm. I love to cook and feed folks. No one ever leaves here hungry. I made a big roaster of stuffed cabbage today. I freeze them so we can have quick suppers, but most of them find their way home with the kids. :-)

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    Sandi,
    I haven't picked a pattern or my white fabric. I picked two blues and will post pix when I receive them from Thousands of Bolts.

    I'm still working on my IRR center, that will be my priority next week.
    Of course, I'm still working on my flocks of geese.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddrobins1956
    Aggi, You'd be welcome at my place anytime for peppers in oil, homemade pizza, lasagna, mmm. I love to cook and feed folks. No one ever leaves here hungry. I made a big roaster of stuffed cabbage today. I freeze them so we can have quick suppers, but most of them find their way home with the kids. :-)
    Oooh, any chance of the recipe for stuffed cabbage. Sounds good for a quicky meal. (anything so I can get more sewing done).... lol

    Elle

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    I think I might like that stuffed cabbage recipe also,
    Will you post it?

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    I have ordered the white fabric. I already had a stash of blue. :lol: Now to pick a block. Hopefully I'll start on them in December as all Christmas gifts will need to be in the mail by then.
    :D

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    Hi Ladies, I'll post the stuffed cabbage recipe on Recipe page, so as not to muddle things up here. Hope you like it.
    By they way, I'm using the same block pattern, Army Star, for my 12 blocks, but the fabric may be a little different for each block. I'm using my blue stash also. I know I don't have enough of any particular fabric to turn out all 12. No problem with that, eh?

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    Thank you sooooo much for the recipe, going to check it out.

    Elle

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddrobins1956
    Hi Ladies, I'll post the stuffed cabbage recipe on Recipe page, so as not to muddle things up here. Hope you like it.
    By they way, I'm using the same block pattern, Army Star, for my 12 blocks, but the fabric may be a little different for each block. I'm using my blue stash also. I know I don't have enough of any particular fabric to turn out all 12. No problem with that, eh?
    Thanks for the recipe Deb...and I hope there is no problem with using stash blues (different ones) on the blocks...that is my plan also :lol:

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    You are more than welcome, Sandpat. Hope you enjoy them.

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    Thanks for that Marcia. I am in the same boat. My only Fall ritual is to go for a vacation week to the mountains!

    LOL


    judee

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    Hows everyone else getting on with their stars? Am I the only one having trouble getting matching points? I'm unstitching the worse of the mismatches, but how perfect do they need to be?

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    Sazu, have no fear, I am right along with you. Have made two different stars so far, one ended up 11" and thought if I put a border on that would spoil the effect so started on another, couldnīt get the point to match, third one......almost finished the first star so plodding is all I can say.

    I am sure by the time we get to the 11th star we will think what was all the fuss about.....hopefully LOL

    Elle

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