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Thread: Come Quilt with me Today - 7/15

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    Ok, it's finally time to sit and quilt!!

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    Just taking a quick break. Hubby cleared some more of the bookshelfs, now I have enough room for all the extra fabric. Still looks sort of bare right now, but by the time I finish with this tote and the one other tote, it will be full. Although I really have accomplished quite a bit, you can not tell by the tote. Just a smidgeon appears to be gone from it.

    Love what everyone is posting and such wonderful projects! Off I go to do some more.
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    OK, my hopeful goals to reach for today are pp blocks for a swap and at least one little quilt for AAQI project. Time to shower and hit the machines!

    Linda

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    Man what a day, between the phone and my A.D.D. I can't seem to get much done. But finally I've got some progress. I always like to make paper templates before I start cutting on something new and a good thing I did because my first plan was all wrong. I had to make a second set of paper templates that are working out great! the fabric so far is hard on they eyes. I think once I get the solids mixed in things will be ok. Now maybe I can go get that design wall and put my ironing board away.
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    Taking a little break....who am I kidding, I've been putzing (sp) around not getting much done. I worked like a dog last wed/thur/fri/sat/sun making 31 blocks to finish the Boom 7 blocks and I don't have much enthusiasum to do much this weekend.

    I sewed together 9 blocks from the flower garden swap last year to make a nice throw for the car. Some of the blocks were smaller than others so instead of trying to add borders to build up, I whacked off to make 12" blocks. I'll sandwhich and quilt another day. I want to get another throw put together today.

    Some of you are putting me to shame , getting so much done! I feel like a slug today. It rained alittle but still need a lot more. muggy! muggy!
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    Logging out for now. very bad thunderstorm headed my way. Want to say after looking at everyones work, I am so happy to be here. Wonderful stuff from everybody. Inspired. By for now.
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    Updating! I have 60 of my biscuit blocks done. My goal was 50! I'm going to keep on to see if I can finish the last 40 before it is time to go get the dogs' pictures taken! I had to stop for a bit as had to shear the sheep (meaning had to use the furminator on our 2 large furry dogs) and had to bathe our Pom. Everybody is looking good and ready to get their picture taken about 6 pm tonite!
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    Well, I have the 3rd braid done. Came downstairs to get refill of CL. Got sidetracked on puter, hadn't done the jigsaw puzzle yet, so I did that. Headed upstairs to start on #4 braid.

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    Making progress slowly. I have too many other things that I need to get done today and I keep wandering away from my sewing. But I do have all of the HSTs squared up so they can be sewn into blocks. Thought I would never get that done - there are 280 of them. I have 21 blocks sewn together and 4 rows sewn (of 7) so I am more than halfway. I won't be happy unless I finish the top and I am not sure that's going to happen today. lol

    I am impressed at how much some of you are getting done.

    Back to the sewing machine...
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    Update: finished quilting the throw. My machine sounds funny
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    *UPDATE* Making some progress now! Things always look different in the pictures....hummm....well we might have to add and take away and move a few things around before sewing these rows together. Now to get the applique ready....yep APPLIQUE! I'm a new applique lover!
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    I am here. I had company from out of state last night/ this morning so it's taken me awhile to decide if I had the energy today. And I do..
    I saw a post on the board last week about how swoon blocks were all the rage. Did my research, drew out the pattern, picked the fabrics and cut them out. I am now sewing them together and you WILL see the block completed tonight. When I participated in May I wanted to machine piece the curves of my Wedding Ring mini. Trust me - it didn't work. So I have been hand piecing and should be able to get the third row on this evening - after the swoon block.
    Then I will post pictures.
    I hope you all are making the best of a wonderful quilting day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by leatheflea View Post
    *UPDATE* Making some progress now! Things always look different in the pictures....hummm....well we might have to add and take away and move a few things around before sewing these rows together. Now to get the applique ready....yep APPLIQUE! I'm a new applique lover!
    Too cute! Love the fabric. Can't wait to see the applique. I love applique.
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    UPDATE: Got my 7" blocks cut and my fabric wrapped. Now I have company, so had to stop for a while.
    Kathleen

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    Update: Okay, I got 90 of my Biscuit blocks done. But, alas, I must go for now Gotta get the dogs to the park for their pictures and then I have to study for my Sociology midterm which is tomorrow! I will sneak a peek later and see how everyone is doing! Thanks, it's been lots of fun today!!!!
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    Not sure if I like this--connecting 4P didn't define crumb blocks like I thought they would. Think I will rip-it, rip-it and just put a solid block instead of the 4P's. Spent too much time making the crumb blocks to have something I don't like. Started corner triangles on the other string blocks as you can see in the urhcorner.Name:  014.JPG
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    Quote Originally Posted by kathdavis View Post
    Well, I couldn't sleep last night so in the wee hours of this morning, I put the border on my "Back to School" door hanging. I thought every teacher should have one on her front door. When I saw the Sally, Dick and Jane fabric, I knew exactly what I would use it for. It just reminds me of school and when we actually learned how to read with names we could pronounce and sight words we had to learn. I guess my door hanging is ready to quilt.


    Also, finished big sister's college t-shirt, so it is ready for move in day in August. Still need to work on Grandma's, Mom's and Dad's. We plan on wearing them on move in day.

    I am also working today on cutting out 7" batik squares for my rainbow quilt. I love batiks but they can be a little wompy and out of shape at times. Going to sash these block with white, white so they look like they are floating. Can't wait to see the results.

    Then I need to roll more fabric on comic book boards. I swear the fabric multiplies when I shut off the lights.
    I LOVE the Sally Dick and jane quilt!~!Where did you find that fabric?!

    I am almost done putting the top together for my DD quilt..would love to have it at least sandwiched before I quit for the day. I like to sit in the evenings and hand quilt.

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    Finished the binding on my redwork wallhanging. Now I'm sewing borders onto my flannel puppy dog quilt.

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    Well, I posted very early this morning and then went to church and to Knoxville to run some errands and lunch while we were out. Came home and went downstairs to sew. Hubby finally wanted to eat, so just quit and came up to post these pictures to show what "Little" work I did today. I hope to go back downstairs after he eats (I won't be eating - one big meal per day is all I can handle) and finish at least with the borders on the Asian Scrappy quilt. Here's some progress postings. The smaller pieces are needing handwork - one just binding and the other some hand quilting to finish up.
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    Well it is 5pm in my corner of the world and I calling done for today. Need to do a couple loads of laundry. This hot weather sure makes a lot of laundry. I am working on #4 braid and am almost half done with that. I will need to cut before I can do the separator part of the quilt. Thanks for letting me join your quilting bee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanogay View Post
    Well, I posted very early this morning and then went to church and to Knoxville to run some errands and lunch while we were out. Came home and went downstairs to sew. Hubby finally wanted to eat, so just quit and came up to post these pictures to show what "Little" work I did today. I hope to go back downstairs after he eats (I won't be eating - one big meal per day is all I can handle) and finish at least with the borders on the Asian Scrappy quilt. Here's some progress postings. The smaller pieces are needing handwork - one just binding and the other some hand quilting to finish up.
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    Time to piece the fabric for my backing. Maybe if I am real nice, my 2 teen daughters will crawl around on the floor and pin it for me, so I can begin hand quilting! Might cost me ice cream LOL

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    Here is a picture of my scrappy WIP. (It was taken at an angle to keep my shadow off it- it is not QUITE as wonky as it looks here!)

    As I posted on the other thread, I did everything wrong with this one- notably messing up the measurements when I changed the size of it, but also getting my seam allowances wrong, plus not being able to keep the strips straight, no matter now much I starched (Wish I had foundation pieced, especially the piano keys). So I have cut back and cut back to square it up a bit and the thing will disappear altogether if I don't finish it soon!

    For our virtual quilting retreat today I worked to get all the strips the same length and straight, and to sew them together. (I may cut it back a bit when I add the outer border- you can see that I ended up with some unfortunate piecing there but THAT IS OK because it is no longer in strips all over my sewing room, with bits of the many fabrics lying around "just in case"!)

    But I have decided that it needs another strip in the space I have left- having two sets of points coming together all wonkily is more than even I can bear. What do you think would work in that space- something easy to make and forgiving for a bad measurer?!

    When that is done I think it will be about 27 inches square and I MAY use it as a medallion and make a small quilt/throw out of it. If I can bear to work on it any more lol. It has 278 pieces in it already.

    Edited to say- as I look at this photo I can see that I was right in thinking I have no sense of value- it is nearly all the same value and then there are a few dark brown/pink combos that just jump out. If there had been more of them it might have made a pattern lol. Maybe I need a border in those browns/pinks to wake it up a bit? Views?

    Learning by doing.... that's me- please help!!

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    Vanogay! I love your handwork and have a Sashiko sampler drawn and ready to try. I've hand quilted forever and think I just may be able to do it. One question.. Do you use a Sashiko thimble? There are always new products to try but I try to avoid gimmicks. I suppose I should just start doing it and see if it works with my normal thimble. Your Oriental fabrics are just gorgeous and you have showcased them so nicely!

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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn View Post
    Update: Okay, I got 90 of my Biscuit blocks done. But, alas, I must go for now Gotta get the dogs to the park for their pictures and then I have to study for my Sociology midterm which is tomorrow! I will sneak a peek later and see how everyone is doing! Thanks, it's been lots of fun today!!!!
    90! thats almost double what your planned! Way to go! you must have had the pedal to the metal!

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