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Old 05-23-2022, 09:23 PM
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You are welcome, Gaijin! Enjoy!

Speaking of Bonnie Hunter, at my guild meeting today a long armer made the comment that is was futile to spend time doing custom quilting on a BH quilt. Her point was that with all the many pieces on the quilt, the quilting wouldn't be that easy to see. So I felt as tho she gave me permission to do something generic like stipple on those types of quilts, without guilt. Or edge-to-edge, for those who have computerized long arms... which I don't.
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Old 05-23-2022, 09:24 PM
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Thanks for telling us about the LaundryBasket mystery, happylab. I will check it out!
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Old 05-24-2022, 03:12 AM
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Must be a "thing" for guild meetings this week. My group leader also mentioned the Laundry Basket Mystery last night. And Bonnie Hunter and quilting is frequently a topic of conversation at my quilt group meetings. We have a pretty sizeable number who LOVE the little pieced quilts from BH. but always struggle with the quilting of their finished top. Three of them have long arm machines. One of the gals did a queen sized OMG quilt and is stuck now with how to quilt it.

I think a sew-a-long to use our 2.5s would be a grand idea. I honestly forgot about that being part of our past. I do recall that there were some problems when Barbara did a Mystery Sew-A-Long a few years back but they were eventually solved. If any of you have a pattern you adore or would like to try, PM me. I would take on the challenge of creating a sew along. Or if one of you wish to create a sew-a-long. I would be happy to join in. I will do some looking for ideas, but please share your too! Thanks for the nudge, Happylab.
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Old 05-24-2022, 03:29 AM
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Oh, shame on us. We missed your birthday by a day, Gaijin!

But as you eat the crumbs of your cake and play with the piles of new little treats, know that we hold you dear as a swapping partner. I hope your day was filled with little remembrances that made you smile and that brought you joy.
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Old 05-24-2022, 06:57 AM
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Originally Posted by happylab View Post
Today I notice Bonnie Hunter has a new pic of a pattern using lots of 2.5” squares etc. very scrappy and I’m adding it to my want to make some day list. The pattern is called Maymont (it’s a PDF you can buy or you can figure out the pattern yourself, {ops, did I say that out loud}, I would post a pic, but forgot how and I’m not sure about infringement issues. So look it up on her blog.
Wow - that would use up my scraps! So much about color placement. Thanks for pointing it out.
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Ooooh - take a peak at this thread on QB. A fun way to use our squares.

Square Dancing with the Stars


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Hope your birthday was happy, Gaijin!
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Old 05-24-2022, 01:14 PM
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I'm putting my 3 envelopes in the mail today. Hopefully you gals will get them soon. We only have 6 to go after this, how crazy is that?
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Old 05-24-2022, 01:15 PM
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Happy birthday Gajin 🎂 🥳 🎉 🎈 🎁 🎊

Hope you had a wonderful day!
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Old 05-24-2022, 03:53 PM
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Originally Posted by IrishMom View Post
Ooooh - take a peak at this thread on QB. A fun way to use our squares.

Square Dancing with the Stars

I saw that one too and boo marked it. Just looked at the pattern on line and the is HUGE 106.5 square. I just finished a quilt top 108 X 96 and wow is it heavy to work with. That does not diminish the loveliness of Square Dancing Stars. The use of color and scraps with just a little planing to bring all those scraps together in a pleasing finish is genius.
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