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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanogay View Post
    Play with the color. My quilter unwinds a whole lot of the threads we're auditioning and puts them all over the quilt top so see how they might look in all the different spots on the quilt top. Sometimes that really makes a difference in how the thread color actually comes across.
    Thanks! Actually that's what we did and it was interesting to actually see that what I thought might be nice really didn't add to the look of the quilt so I went with a multi natural......can't wait to see it completed.

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    If the quilting is going to enhance the squares, then do the color blue, which is my favorite. If the quilting is only going to blend in the background because the squares are so brilliantly bold and show off as well as you sew, then do the cream for safety. To me, in my opinion, it all depends on how secure you are in your quilting. I love to add that punch of color to a quilt if it is going to make the blocks look exciting. Since this is probably mine you are talking, go for the gusto.
    Quote Originally Posted by Linny View Post
    Big decision day....do I play it safe with a cream colored thread for quilting or go with the color blue..hmm...maybe I need some expert advice on this one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuilterMomma View Post
    If the quilting is going to enhance the squares, then do the color blue, which is my favorite. If the quilting is only going to blend in the background because the squares are so brilliantly bold and show off as well as you sew, then do the cream for safety. To me, in my opinion, it all depends on how secure you are in your quilting. I love to add that punch of color to a quilt if it is going to make the blocks look exciting. Since this is probably mine you are talking, go for the gusto.
    Oh dear.....are you sure? You see, I was advised against the blue, but I still have time to change it.....I think. Are you talking dark blue or or what? There are some navy blues in your quilt.

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    Well, show me the quilt and I will tell you. (LOL, ha ha ha ha ha). If you were advised to do the cream, then do so. I have not seen the top so I don't know. I am sure it is fabulous. Just thought if you were asking, I would chime in. Without seeing the top, I am sure you made the right choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuilterMomma View Post
    Well, show me the quilt and I will tell you. (LOL, ha ha ha ha ha). If you were advised to do the cream, then do so. I have not seen the top so I don't know. I am sure it is fabulous. Just thought if you were asking, I would chime in. Without seeing the top, I am sure you made the right choice.
    I did ask, and am happy you made comment on my impending decision....after all it is being made for you and I really want it to look nice. I'm pretty sure you will like it.

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    Why wouldn't I, it was made for me by someone who likes me. How good can it get!!!!!!

    I finally am finishing up that cancer quilt. Have the yucky binding to do. Then another cancer quilt to finish and a vet quilt to finish up. Three quilts in the process YIKES! Then I get to cut yours up. I may do that inbetween and bring to office to do since I am finally getting caught up. Thought of something else to do though at work that I think needs redone so that will take up the work time for sure. Oh yeah, that is what I get paid for. LOL. Well, bettter get finishing up for day.
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    Well, the stomach bug hit our house, so no sewing right now. Don't want to get anyone sick.

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    So now onto the next fun project. Another Cancer quilt needs done. Breast cancer this time. I do not do well with pastels. Went into LQS to get some fabric (DH bought some but was a cream and needed a white base fabric, but I have some gorgeous fabric to play with later) and they just laughed at me, took the embroidered blocks and began the search for the right fabric. Sure enough, they came up with some of the same fabric I had purchased last year for a soft quilt I made for a swap partner. Who would figure. LOL So now to get that pieced and quilted and mailed off. Hard to work with pink.

    Then for my swap partner, keep staring at the fabrics thinking of getting it done. I may change it up again. Not sure. Wanting to play with some different types of blocks that I have not made before and having fun doing different settings of my blocks. I suppose I should ask if she does not mind it being a little bigger than the 60" required if I happen to see something else I like.
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    Hi everyone. I haven't done any sewing in the past two weeks. I am hoping to get my top sandwiched Today or tomorrow. This is the one step I hate doing. I have already finished my house cleaning. I am off to sew. Hope everyone has a great weekend.

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    Hey ladies...I haven't gotten to sew at my house in weeks. I am hoping things will ease up at home this week so I can get back to sewing these beautiful blocks. I need some good thoughts sent my way if you don't mind. My lil man (3 yr old) has been dealing with a really bad stomach bug since Valentine's day. He was doing better Thursday and Friday and into Saturday. Yesterday morning he relapsed again. Called the doctor this morning and waiting for a call back. I'm really worried now and am exhausted. I will keep y'all updated on my lil guy. Hugs and love!!!

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    Sending healing thoughts your way Yosa, is always tough when the little ones are down. Poor thing. Even my older children I get side tracked when they don't feel well. Hang in there.
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    Update on my lil man!!! HE is doing SO much better!!! It only took 2 weeks, but I think he is finally on the mend. He is eating more foods and drinking a lot more. He isn't throwing up or anything else, so I think we are finally getting better!!! Thank you for the support!!!

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    I am reporting in, my quilt top actually came out of hiding today and I made a few more of the pretty pretty blocks... I have a lot to do to catch up, but I figured if I did a little of this and a little of that, it would feel better... My saying for the day is the hurrieder I get the behinder I get... LOL, I am tired and not making any sense, spending too much time at the hospital and not enough time at home, but duty calls and the "Super Woman" answers~ I just want to crash~

    Mom has has some pretty bad days following her heart surgery and it is Stress! Sewing calms me, but falling behind stresses me! UGH a vicious cycle... Ok my pity party is over, thanks for giving me a place to Whine, now where is some wine hehe...
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    Well my quilt is done, backing cut & pieced, batting ready and will be off to quilters next month what she gets back from vacation.
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    Oh Marybeth, you poor baby, don't stress about deadlines, traffic and bad hair days, ok? It's ok to stress about your mom, the size of your fabric stash and whether your supply of chocolate will last the week. Your quilting friends can always help with the last two. ( I bet Elizabrat has LOTS of chocolate hiding in her sewing room - I'll make her share!)Hospitals are no fun for anyone. Sending lots of good thoughts for your mom's recovery and lots of hugs for you.
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    Ditto on TwinRiverFarm for you Marybeth. We have time yet, it is only the beginning of March and that still gives you three months to work on it. Be with your mom. Yes hospitals are tasking so bring some handwork so you can relieve some of that stress. Will make your mom feel better also knowing you are doing something that you love to keep you occupied while there.

    Just think I have barely even started mine so you are even further ahead of me. LOL
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    Triple ditto from your partner. Sewing is your stress reliever don't make it stress you out. Deadlines can be broken, rules too. Don't worry about a thing, it's all good. Everything will work out in the end, may be a different plan, but I am flexible and you should allow yourself to be too. Few things in life are set in stone, it's always changing and it's easier to go with it. No more stressing, take a deep breath and relax!
    Quote Originally Posted by QuilterMomma View Post
    Ditto on TwinRiverFarm for you Marybeth. We have time yet, it is only the beginning of March and that still gives you three months to work on it. Be with your mom. Yes hospitals are tasking so bring some handwork so you can relieve some of that stress. Will make your mom feel better also knowing you are doing something that you love to keep you occupied while there.

    Just think I have barely even started mine so you are even further ahead of me. LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by buddy'smom View Post
    Well my quilt is done, backing cut & pieced, batting ready and will be off to quilters next month what she gets back from vacation.
    Wow you are amazing. I can't wait to see my quilt and I am so excited for you to see yours. With my new job I have fallen a little behind, but this weekend I hope to finish all of the blocks. I'm still not sold on the border fabric, but will have to wait until I finish blocks to make final decision. I am really enjoying making this for you, it's been fun using fabric and patterns that I normally wouldn't choose. Have a Great weekend!

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    TamMoo well im a little big behind but still working away, but had sickness then 2 blizzards and 21 inches of snow and a few days no power, but i got a few ready to cut out and ordered a little fagric that just lookid like you , and i will try and give a couple of sneek peeks in a few days ok, oh but will fe finished in time , for sure on that one, toodles for now,
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    Lovngrandma,

    Hope everyone is feeling better. We only had 6 inches of snow here. I am working on your blocks,..so much fun...I to will try to post a peek soon. Do not stress ...all is well!
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    QuilterMomma's quilt is almost finished....just needs to be quilted....can't wait to see it finished.

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    Tam...Moo - looked at your blocks and they are very pretty.

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    I was very excited to complete a big chunk of my quilt today and lay it all out. four more blocks and I am ready to sew it all together. Ok only three but I decided to toss one and start it over. I will be happier and so will Twinriversfarm. I think the frog pond is going to turn out just fine. I love the colors.. so get ready girl you will soon have to take mine off your wall and do a trade out with me.
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    Looking forward to it Linny.
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    My quilt top has one more seam and the top will be done! Yippie, I love it so much that I now want one for myself! But I guess I am in luck because now I know who can make it! haha... Mom is doing very very good. She is back in her Apartment in the assisted living facility. Now she is looking forward to her 80th birthday party.

    So that means my next quilt will be one that is a family tree, I am thinking og how I want to design it. I think if I start with a tree trunk with branches and make all the family members leaves it might be kinda cute... got let that one work it's self outta my head!
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