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Thread: Come Quilt wit me Today - 8/19 (Sorry it's late!!)

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    Come Quilt wit me Today - 8/19 (Sorry it's late!!)

    Sorry this is so late everyone!! And thanks to krista who started a thread for me, but I figured I'd start one myself since most people look for one from me. Late night last night and I slept in.

    So no rules for today!! Just tell us what your goals are (were) then come back here throughout the day and tell us how you are doing and check in on everyone else too. That's it!! A fun way to get some sewing done and get some of those projects finished up.

    My goal for today is to work on my applique quilt that I started quite some time ago.

    So what are you working on today?

    Cheers!
    Rachel

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    I'm hand quilting a High Stepping" wallhanging for a great niece.

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    I'll be working on a border and sandwiching my latest twister project. After that I really need to sort out fabric and pull out what I need for for another project. Or maybe I can start machine quilting something.
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    I'm starting really late today! I have a quilt that I will be gifting on Friday that needs the binding sewn to the back. I am a machine binder but I really like the looks of hand binding so I am going to bite the bullet on this one and sew it on by hand. I have it all folded over and Clover Clipped. I need to work on some doggie neckerchiefs for MIL's therapy dog. Have to leave in a couple hours to let said doggie out.
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    Today I will finish 2 of my Stitcher's Garden blocks and also finish my granddaughter's quilt. May also take a nap since I have a terrible head cold.

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    Good morning all! My goals for today are to finish machine binding 3 quilts, finish a doll quilt, attach borders to the Irish Mist quilt, and finish the quilt top from Accent on Angles.
    Heather

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    Good Morning everyone! I need to work on some swap blocks today while it is cool i my sewing room has no air cond. and it has finally cooled off. Anyways I had to create a paper piece pattern based on a regular pieced block pattern pieces took me most of yesterday(do not usually do this) but needed to make this block. Long story short I have 1 quarter of the block completed will post a pick if I get the block done.
    Happy Sewing Everyone!!
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    Hoping my thread will die quietly, now that Rachel has started the official one. So I'm cross posting my plea for help on this thread.

    I just pulled out all the finished blocks for my BOM, and I discovered that I have sewed half of my connecting blocks together in mirror image Now I have to decide - redesign the quilt, or do a *lot* of ripping. Help! please look below, and tell me which you prefer. The blue/red block in the upper row is reversed in the 2 pictures. Do you like the symmetrical alternating light/dark (pic 1), or the all dark (pic 2) around the middle block?

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    Sounds like everyone is off to a good start!! I can't wait to see pics!!

    Rachel

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    Ooooh Krista I love the blocks!! I wouldn't change them (but unsewing gives me hives, so that may just be me) I think you can find a nice way to still make them work!!

    Rachel

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    I have a baby quilt (warm wishes) started that I would like to get sandwiched today. Have to fit packing for camping into the day and later time at the motorcycle races, but will check in and out throughout to see how everyone else is doing. Thanks for organizing these days, they're fun!

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    I have been washing and ironing fabrics for my Christmas projects since o'dark thirty. I have all the fabric for 5 Bow Tucks and 1 wall quilt done. Almost all the batik for a lap quilt done. I do have a binding to sew on a UFO that was one of my very first class projects. It's a small log cabin wall quilt. All quilted I just never put binding on. I may do that while more fabric is washing. Then it's to cutting all those Bow Tucks. Of course I may get side tracked and start on some blocks for another lap quilt, the center is all pre-cuts and it has been calling my name! LOL
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    I am beginning to work on a batik fabric Sampler that is paper pieced and shown in Alex Anderson's updated paper piecing book. It's on the back cover of her book. I can't find a picture to link here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kristakz View Post
    Hoping my thread will die quietly, now that Rachel has started the official one. So I'm cross posting my plea for help on this thread.

    I just pulled out all the finished blocks for my BOM, and I discovered that I have sewed half of my connecting blocks together in mirror image Now I have to decide - redesign the quilt, or do a *lot* of ripping. Help! please look below, and tell me which you prefer. The blue/red block in the upper row is reversed in the 2 pictures. Do you like the symmetrical alternating light/dark (pic 1), or the all dark (pic 2) around the middle block?

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    There's a difference?

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    That's what I was thinking they look identical to me.
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    Krista, I like picture 2 better.
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    Well, I have 4 of my 6 items done but they were the quick ones! The binding is done on the 3 quilts and I have the doll quilt done (even if it does look like a place mat!).
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    Quote Originally Posted by kristakz View Post
    Hoping my thread will die quietly, now that Rachel has started the official one. So I'm cross posting my plea for help on this thread.

    I just pulled out all the finished blocks for my BOM, and I discovered that I have sewed half of my connecting blocks together in mirror image Now I have to decide - redesign the quilt, or do a *lot* of ripping. Help! please look below, and tell me which you prefer. The blue/red block in the upper row is reversed in the 2 pictures. Do you like the symmetrical alternating light/dark (pic 1), or the all dark (pic 2) around the middle block?

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    I have to tell you that when I look at the pictures, I see no difference. Now that you pointed it out, I can find it. It is pleasing to the eye either way!
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    I also see it now Krista. I really had to look for it so unless it bothers you I would just carry on.
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    Just joining.

    I got my boomerang 8 fabric's all folded and stuffed into envelopes to mail out tomorrow. Can't wait to start getting the F8's from folks to start making blocks!

    The remainder of the day I'm going to do some applique on the baby quilt I'm working on. Pic below is sneak peek of one of the bunny's already completed. The butterfly is not done yet.

    The bunny was done with MUV's method of laying the applique fabric (plaid) on top of the quilt, then over that a sheet of paper (golden threads paper) with the image I want appliqued. I then stitch on the lines to get the bunny shape (I use a very small stitch). I then peel the paper away, and cut the plaid fabric around the bunny shape. I then added a few color contrasting spots on the bunny - this part is needle turn applique (ears, eye patch, and belly patch) using a batik. I then stitch around the edge with wool yarn. Then I frayed the edges of the bunny. All of the bunnies are different shapes, plaids, and I used a variety of stitches around the edge.

    Off to my garden bench on this BEAUTIFUL day to sit and listen to a book while I stitch bunnies!!
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    Heather your quilts are great! Sue the bunny is so cute, can't wait to see the rest.
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    Just taking a quick break for lunch and checking in. I'm almost done 1 star block of my BOM. These paper pieced stars take *forever* to make. I looked again at the blue/reds, and I have enough leftover fabric from the earlier months, to remake the 3 blocks that are different so far. So I'll do that, and try to keep it consistent from here on out. Only pain is, the 3 "wrong" ones are attached to other blocks, so I do have some unstitching to do. This just reaffirms for me why I never attach my blocks into rows until they are completely done.

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    Krista, those are very pretty!

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    Went to early church so I'd have more time for quilting. I had planned to cut out a quilt top; but decided to do an appliqué BOM that I had been putting off. So far, the appliqué is going well. I think I'll be able to complete the block today. Monday, I'll start on the quilt top.

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    I really enjoy seeing all the work going on. Neato projects!

    This is one I've been working on between other quilts, meant to bust the smaller scraps. I plan on adding a least 2 more columns today, like you see at the bottom.


    I've also started making these birds from a little tutorial I found at the Patchery Menagerie site. Not sure what the end game will be yet, but I've been trying to make one every day just for fun. They make me smile.
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