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Thread: My Dearest Candlequilter

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    My Dearest Candlequilter,
    It is with sincere regrets that I am writing to inform you of my inability to follow your clear and concise directions for creating your Star Block paper-pieced pattern. I have been struggling since 10 o'clock this morning (it is now after 3 pm) and I simply cannot get my block to lay flat. While I hate to commit to something and not be able to follow through, I am asking for mercy and forgiveness. However, I do feel that I must "pay" you something so I will be placing some festive reds, whites, and blues in the mail to you. In light of the upcoming holiday and since I was making a patriotic star, I thought you might like to know that because of "fullness" (think C) in the center of my block I will be making another one just like the first one and wearing them tied with a string to my bosom. I think my fellow festive July 4th party-goers will enjoy my new bikini bathing suit top...
    With warmest regards,
    quiltyfeelings
    p.s. any ideas for a paper-pieced star pattern that could accomodate the lower portion required for a "bikini bottom?"
    :)




    sorry.

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    OK! We have to see pictures!!! LOL
    You are tooooo funny!!! :):):):)

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    Lol. Love the bikini idea laura!!!

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    LOL I feel your pain:):):)

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    I think that you have the right idea. I just hope that the police wont get you for not wearing enough clothing. hope you will be at the beach. I know that they would hall me off to the pokie as soon as they saw me like that. would love to see your block so far there might be a suggestion for helping you.

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    OMG - I am laughing so hard after reading your post. Please don't worry about sending me a block or anything. I hate to know that I have put someone thru this much trouble. However, with that said I would love to see your creation (modeled or not- :lol: ). Two things come to mind for the pattern. The first is if your 1 inch square scale was exactly 1 inch square and the other is if you still have the paper on the back of the block. Because I like to press my seams as I go sometimes my block will start to curl because I use steam and it curls the paper alittle. Anyway if you take the paper off, starch and press it normally lays flat.

    Again sorry to hear of the frustrations but I am sure that you will be "the star" of any party you go to wearing that.

    Thanks again,
    Sherryl
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    Hey guiltyfeelings,
    I have a great matching, patriot, "bowl" that you could take something like chips to that party in. Sorry not sure it would work for your bottom though. Don't feel bad, mine didn't work out either and I was determined it would. But I'm not finished with it yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltyfeelings
    My Dearest Candlequilter,
    It is with sincere regrets that I am writing to inform you of my inability to follow your clear and concise directions for creating your Star Block paper-pieced pattern. I have been struggling since 10 o'clock this morning (it is now after 3 pm) and I simply cannot get my block to lay flat. While I hate to commit to something and not be able to follow through, I am asking for mercy and forgiveness. However, I do feel that I must "pay" you something so I will be placing some festive reds, whites, and blues in the mail to you. In light of the upcoming holiday and since I was making a patriotic star, I thought you might like to know that because of "fullness" (think C) in the center of my block I will be making another one just like the first one and wearing them tied with a string to my bosom. I think my fellow festive July 4th party-goers will enjoy my new bikini bathing suit top...
    With warmest regards,
    quiltyfeelings
    p.s. any ideas for a paper-pieced star pattern that could accomodate the lower portion required for a "bikini bottom?"
    :)




    sorry.
    that is just too funny! this board always cheers me up and makes me laugh! it would be nice to see pics (not necessarily modeled - haha)

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    lol....too funny!

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    A few people have had trouble with it. She posted a tute. Have you seen it?

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-129089-1.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragqueen03
    Quote Originally Posted by quiltyfeelings
    My Dearest Candlequilter,
    It is with sincere regrets that I am writing to inform you of my inability to follow your clear and concise directions for creating your Star Block paper-pieced pattern. I have been struggling since 10 o'clock this morning (it is now after 3 pm) and I simply cannot get my block to lay flat. While I hate to commit to something and not be able to follow through, I am asking for mercy and forgiveness. However, I do feel that I must "pay" you something so I will be placing some festive reds, whites, and blues in the mail to you. In light of the upcoming holiday and since I was making a patriotic star, I thought you might like to know that because of "fullness" (think C) in the center of my block I will be making another one just like the first one and wearing them tied with a string to my bosom. I think my fellow festive July 4th party-goers will enjoy my new bikini bathing suit top...
    With warmest regards,
    quiltyfeelings
    p.s. any ideas for a paper-pieced star pattern that could accomodate the lower portion required for a "bikini bottom?"
    :)




    sorry.
    that is just too funny! this board always cheers me up and makes me laugh! it would be nice to see pics (not necessarily modeled - haha)
    Oh, don't give up, it took me 9 hours to make mine, but I got er done..The tute is fantastic. So you may be able to make your bikini bottom by following the tute. LOL LOL Good Luck and we should expect pics, but NAHHHH that's ok....

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    Is anyone else seeing the ad for a "transparent bikini" at the bottom of their screen? Hmmmm...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bjnicholson
    Is anyone else seeing the ad for a "transparent bikini" at the bottom of their screen? Hmmmm...
    No thank goodness!

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    Oh my gosh..... This whole post just made my day. You ladies are so funny!

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    This board is so entertaining, far better than any TV, and it's free, too!

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    Thank you for the laugh.. Lord knows I have had a rough day and it sure made a great way to end a rotten day!!!!

    I wanna see the
    pics!!!!

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    Oh Dear GOD!!!! help me please.... I've committed to making one for Candlequilter.... Everyone PRAY for me.....sigh... I hope it works out....

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    LOL! nuff said :)

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    That is so funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluteddi
    Oh Dear GOD!!!! help me please.... I've committed to making one for Candlequilter.... Everyone PRAY for me.....sigh... I hope it works out....
    Everyone is making me kind of nervous to begin mine. I will take those PRAYERS also... (If I don't put a return address she won't know which one is mine...something to consider! lol)

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    I haven't started mine either but will be brave and attempt it tomorrow....maybe we all need to take a pic with our bikini tops, then photo shop them together into a group shot...LOL You are all too funny!

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    ROTFLOL....hiccuping, gulped too much air when I was rolling around laughing so hard.....thanks for the laughs. Sorry to hear you got so stressed. However now you have your new top all planned for the 4th.

    LOL,
    Kat

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    going to start work on my new bikini top tomorrrow. can anyone tell me what size cup it actually becomes once it puckers in the middle? lol

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    Isn't this where , someone should say, "she(candlequilter) could've quilted that out"? LOL!! everytime I think of that song that was on here, I laugh! the bikini IS TOO FUNNY!

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    Thanks for the morning laugh !!!!!!!!!!!!! Too funny, don't give up, only took me a couple days to finish mine. Never thought of a bikini, don't have enought material for one for me.........heheheh

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