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    Partner and I have been in touch keeping up with progress. All sounds good on our home front - mine is finished and hers is on its way to quilter. Pretty excited to see it soon. Do you want pre-pictures Jane?
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    My quilter emailed me my quilts will be on there way home today or tomorrow, yes!!!!! Than all that's left is the binding, mind you that is my down fall, I just finnished about 6 quilts with binding that have been sitting for a year++.
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    I believe everyone has an odd one out in the family (for whatever reason). It's nice to get home, sit back, and say I'm happy to be where I am and so thankful for it. Almost finished with a cottage quilt...all different colors with white background, then having it quilted all over with trees...always wanted to do one. Also, the Crazy Quilt Swap....that will be fun. Take care yourself.

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    Sometimes I think I am that odd one in the family.
    Some quiet time at home the next couple of days. I may get some more sewing done. I know, behave and not overdo. I won't I promise. Really I do promise.
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    I have made big progress in the last 2 weeks on LovingIzabella's quilt! Feels great to have it nearly done. The binding went on today and will be making a label for it also. Hope you like it April!
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    Oh, I got my quilt back from the quilters today, gonna be hard to part with it. I hope my partner will love it as much as I do. Now the binding???
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    Quote Originally Posted by buddy'smom View Post
    Oh, I got my quilt back from the quilters today, gonna be hard to part with it. I hope my partner will love it as much as I do. Now the binding???
    I know I'm going to just love it because it came from you. I am working to get yours ready for the quilter, next week is a quiet week here on the home front so I am hoping to get it to her quickly.

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    Thank you, and I know I will love mine as well. We still have plenty of time. I'm so excited, it's getting close and I can't wait to get my new treasure.

    Quote Originally Posted by shortmom5 View Post
    I know I'm going to just love it because it came from you. I am working to get yours ready for the quilter, next week is a quiet week here on the home front so I am hoping to get it to her quickly.
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    everybody appears to e about done with their quilts. I must be the slowpoke of the bunch. i am just about ready to put the blocks together and add borders. once that is done, the actual quilting process should go pretty fast. I assure you i havent been lazy--i have completed one twin, one lap and one crib and have another twin on the frame which will soon be completed. This one just got shovedto the bottom of the stack a little more often then i would have liked.

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    I just finished my blocks last night. Now to find the border fabric and finish out the setting. A couple gal saw my blocks and lived them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuilterMomma View Post
    I just finished my blocks last night. Now to find the border fabric and finish out the setting. A couple gal saw my blocks and lived them.
    Wow! When you get going you really get going. Hope this means you're feeling good.

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    okay finished the applique--ready to set top.

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    Well I machine quilted the whole quilt, looked great..... on the front! The back was full of loops!! ARGH!!! At least it is fairly easy to rip out, but oh boy did I learn a lesson..... if everything is going to smoothly to be true, it probably is!! So half of it ripped back out, going to finish the other half today and start again, this time checking the back. Good thing we have until July LOL
    Resolve to be thyself, and know, that he who finds himself, loses his misery. Mathew Arnold 'Self-Dependence' 1822-1888

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    SPOILER FOR NURSE BONNIE - Help, I need help!!!

    Hi everybody. I have the center done and need to add the last boarder. Now I am undecided with the boarder for the second time. I already changed the boarder and the second time around doesn't please me. Oh boy!
    Also having doubts about the size/set up. My center is squared and I was going to finish it at 60x60, however having seconds thoughts. Should I add different boarders so I elongate it?
    What sizes are you coming up with? Anybody going squared?
    I guess I should have followed a pattern but too late now that I am almost done.

    I am attaching a Pic #1 with the center done.
    Pic#2 is auditioning the boarder that I was appliqueing, It is a lattice in violet with a vine going around, there are some stems that will end in a little yellow flower that I haven't done yet.
    Pic #3 is a close up

    This is what is bothering me, I think, I found the boarder too white and not busy enough as it is the center. I feel like the boarder should go towards either a print violet fabric as used in the center or the dark violet.
    Please tell me what you think so you help me identifying what is wrong and where to go.

    thanks all
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    :-( I wish I was a full time quilter!
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    Hi everyone! Your long lost swap coordinator here... I've been so busy with work that I haven't had a lot of time to stay in touch. But I am TRYING to catch up.

    I need to do a reality check with a bunch of people on this swap who have not been in communication. So look for some possible re-arrangements. So glad you all are holding onto your quilts until your partner is done with theirs.

    There are two months left. That means we should each be hitting 75% complete by about now. And THAT means the quilt you are making should be approaching sandwich stage.

    I need you to look into your hearts and figure out if you're going to be able to complete and ship your partner's quilt by July 1. We have a diversity of folks here in terms of procrastination (or its opposite-- those who finished their quilts in one month!) and in terms of "I know I can hunker down and finish and ship by July 1."

    Please be in touch with me. We also (again!) have a number of participants with health challenges. I know from last year, that that didn't stop a lot of you, though I don't know how, given what I knew you all went through.

    I am NOT going to blame or make anyone feel bad if they're having trouble. Life happens. Heck, I've been a really lousy, absent coordinator this time around. So no throwing stones from this quarter. If you need help, let me know. If you know you have to bail, let me know NOW. And be in touch with your partner. What we really learned from last year is that it is FAR better (and makes everyone feel better, including you) if you communicate what's going on. A missing-in-action partner is really a drag. We'd rather here that you're alive and just can't finish the quilt than not hear from you at all.

    Not that I'm handing out easy-out passes. I want all of us to complete our commitments. But if you can't, let me know now, PLEASE! Thank you!

    Oh, and by the way, even though I've been absent, my progress on my partner's quilt is good. I sent it off to be Long-armed (a first for me), and it JUST came back today. It's lovely. I just need to finish the binding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leakus View Post
    SPOILER FOR NURSE BONNIE - Help, I need help!!!

    Hi everybody. I have the center done and need to add the last boarder. Now I am undecided with the boarder for the second time. I already changed the boarder and the second time around doesn't please me. Oh boy!
    Also having doubts about the size/set up. My center is squared and I was going to finish it at 60x60, however having seconds thoughts. Should I add different boarders so I elongate it?
    What sizes are you coming up with? Anybody going squared?
    I guess I should have followed a pattern but too late now that I am almost done.

    I am attaching a Pic #1 with the center done.
    Pic#2 is auditioning the boarder that I was appliqueing, It is a lattice in violet with a vine going around, there are some stems that will end in a little yellow flower that I haven't done yet.
    Pic #3 is a close up

    This is what is bothering me, I think, I found the boarder too white and not busy enough as it is the center. I feel like the boarder should go towards either a print violet fabric as used in the center or the dark violet.
    Please tell me what you think so you help me identifying what is wrong and where to go.

    thanks all
    How about going with your appliqué plan but do scalloped edges? Also square with this one is awesome.
    Life is short, live it while you still can. QuilterMomma

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    Trying to decide on border also. I like this fabric because it brightens the quilt pulling out the lighter colors. You like Linny?
    Life is short, live it while you still can. QuilterMomma

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    Would help if I attached photos.
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    Life is short, live it while you still can. QuilterMomma

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    Thanks for the peek, and yes, I like. The earthy colors are so pretty.

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    Glad you like, trying to figure out which one I like is another story. My heart leans more toward the bottom one because of the little extra feminine touch the flowers have and they bring out the lighter colors in the blocks so it is not to dark. The top one is a wonderful fabric, but the green makes it look darker. These are the two I like at this point. I may just surprise you anyway.
    Life is short, live it while you still can. QuilterMomma

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    OH MY!!! Look at all the beautiful work everyone is doing! I so love looking at everyone's quilts, thank you so much for sharing pictures!! It is exciting to see the progress. I have to say I do so enjoy this swap. I have finally gotten Mindless' quilt done all finished, binding everything........... even after having to rip out the first free motion quilting. But I do like it better now and it came together smoothly, cannot wait to send it to her. Keep up the wonderful work and keep sharing the photos!!
    Resolve to be thyself, and know, that he who finds himself, loses his misery. Mathew Arnold 'Self-Dependence' 1822-1888

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    My quilt just needs the binding put on it
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    let's try this again without giving away the store. Snippet, quilted by charisma

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    If there is anyone out there who has lost touch with their partner, please let me know. We have a few people who have failed to respond to my requests for updates-- some of them, though, seem to be in touch with their partners. So now I need to hear from anyone who feels they've been abandoned by their partner. PM me, okay? Thanks.
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    My partner's top is finished, now for the quilting and binding. Great looking sneak peeks, the finished projects must be amazing.

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