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    I really like number two also, I love orchids.

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    ah welcome to our world Sikesjj! moody machines? um thats what I say all the time, the machine did it.. and experience is in the eye of the beer holder so your safe here..

    thanks for some input I am not necessarily adventurous either but when you look at say tropical shirts and stuff they always put those colors together and they work so if they work in a shirt they sure as heck should work in a runner. and same with the fabrics we buy sometimes there are some pretty wild and crazy combos out there you know? the kind you go um huh yet when they show a sample of see these five fabrics are coordinating in a quilt we say oh yeah they work together ok.. so lay a few out.. squint.. if they are going to work you will see it in a squint.. generally speaking right anyone? stand back 5 or 6 feet and squint at it, the odd man out always says HELLO loud and clear!
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    Brat-

    I'm all about #1 but you know I'm a sucker for batiks...

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    look around at nature. if it works in nature, then it works. period! that's my test, and i'mm sticking to it!!
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    I am going with.. not telling you guys. my partner will love it. or else. grin... I want to do at least three of them.. kinda a lot but maybe two will get done. good to have a spare one in case someone bails on this little venture. I sure hope not but these things happen. Also we are going to do the summer fun runner swap with Anastasia I say these are all summer fun colors. then again that watermellon fabric I have is also summer fun isnt it, with say a watermellon colored batik and a marble green.. and some white would be awful cute for summer. if I had time for all my fabrics if only..trick is not to buy any more only blenders and use up the other other stuff before its outta style. that is the tougher trick.

    Tracibug you were going to cut your runner last week with your quilters group did you get that far yet? did you finish your 100 chicken blocks? (she signed up with a side group of chicken lovers to do this big block trade.. nuts girl your nuts!) how is it all coming along? sneak peaks please.

    Nancia what are you using? have you pulled your fabrics yet? time will slip away girls.. just thinking its time to at least pull. teacher brat says so.
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    I'm picking #1, because I love orange & blue! Going to read 1 last thread & then go finish cutting this runner & get sewing. I felt like I'd been beat yesterday, dang allergies. Thursday morning I was so miserable I was late for work. The pollen count was over 8000 that morning, twice what it was a week before. Thankfully we had a big rainstorm overnight & it knocked some of it down, but it's still been pushing 8000 & probably will for another week or so. It's oak, pine & poplar allergy season, and how lucky am I that I'm allergic to 2 of those? So, I'll be staying inside this weekend all I can. Have to run to Belk at some point today though. This is the last day of a really good sale. They have men's khakis and slacks in about 10 good brands buy 1 get 2 free, then they have a bunch of other stuff 40-50% off. I bought Dusty and my boyfriend each 3 pair of pants and a golf shirt for Dusty for $174 Thursday night. It was a good thing too, since Dusty needed the shirt to wear for his first day at his new job yesterday.

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    Here is a topper I put together today to send to my niece as a thank you for a gift she made for me. It was fun, and she loves frogs.
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    oooh tropical frogs! maybe your secret pal will be getting frogs too????
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    all batiks in brights!! yup, nothin' subtle about me! but first i have a little quilting to do. i always put it off, performance anxiety, is there a little blue pill for quilters that will keep us going for 4 hours, and after that we have to see a dr, no doubt because every muscle and joint is angry. hmmm, probably not! would the fine folks who brought us viagra please start researching this?!!
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    The table toppers are pretty. Vanogay, do you know where I can get a pattern for that?
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    What a pretty topper Vanogay. I am almost finished with baby quilt for nephew. Just waiting on label and it should be here by Tuesday. Then 90 minutes after I get it, I can be finsihed with it, wrap it up and send off to Alaska. Then I have to catch up on other way-behind things before I have company on the 22nd. No swaps for me for about a month. Just wanted to pop in and say hi to all. Love seeing the pictures.
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    I got the blocks for my tropical topper done today and there's only 2 more seams to finish before the border goes on. Had to stop to go to dinner with friends & now my tummy is upset (I know better than to eat that whole thing by myself!) from too much grease, so I'm going to bed soon. Of course, I have to go check on my facebook game first, lol.

    Vanogay, I think you stole one of my fabrics! So pretty!

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    that was a fun table topper. Sandy show us your quilt!! share share share is the name of the game here

    I just heard from Mariposa she is getting ready to mail, I think Jaba has mailed so we are slowly sending things home. I am excited when the posts start coming in LOOK WHAT I GOT! Mine is ready for the mail on Monday or Tuesday depending on if I sew binding at home or not. Ok Tuesday I like to sew binding at dialysis this way no cat comes up to me to curl up on my lap while sewing. I try to avoid cat hair on things as best I can. honest! However on received items well I put them down for two seconds and everyone has to test run it to see if its any good. claim jumpers!
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    Lovely pics ladies! I'm still working on mine.
    Brat- I like your second set of fabs the best. Third set is 2nd. SO does one get to come to me-???
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    One is definetely going to someone Mariposa! could be you never know could be Nancia or Vanogay or Jaba or Tlambing or tracibug or .. the list goes on and on so absolutely it could be going somewhere!

    Today is my best day of the week.. I am home, I can sew and its quiet around here. oh yeah.. come 8 am the house is mine!!! best get the littlethings whipped out first so I can sew with a clean conciense and a clean house too. with two people its never really 'that messy' phew! hope everyone has a grand morning check back in a while when I take a break for lunch. Enjoy!
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    Breakfast and the Formula 1 race are both over. Dusty had to go to work today (he wasn't scheduled for his first day at his new job until Monday and he's already picked up 2 extra shifts!) My boyfriend has lots of grading to do. Oh, and the allergies are in full force & it's raining out. Sounds like a good day to sew, doesn't it?

    I hope to get this runner done today if I can stay focused. I need to throw together a wallet for my best friend before next Saturday, so I may have to break off & do that if I get close on time. I have another side runner swap going & decided on that design yesterday, so I need to try to get it at least cut today too & see if I'm missing anything. Joann has FQ's for $.99 this week, so a trip to Montgomery during the week or Columbus next weekend is in order. I only have the FQ's for this swap in batiks, so I definitely have to get some for the batik block swap. I love batiks, but am only willing to pay for them when I'm going to use them immediately. Yep, I'm cheap like that!

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    JuneBillie, there really is no pattern for the topper. I use the 60 degree ruler and put them together - viola, a table topper. I sew it envelope style, turn, get those corners out and sew close to edge and in the ditch for my quilting. Done. Here is my tropical topper ready to send to my partner tomorrow. Do you remember who you are?
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    OK y'all, for a tropical table runner.....which should I got with?
    Solids or prints?
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltingKrazy View Post
    OK y'all, for a tropical table runner.....which should I got with?
    Solids or prints?
    I vote for a combination! I'd pull the two with the flowers and the green with the flower imprint, and put them with the yellow and/or blue from the other group. That's just me though!

    I'm having issues here too. I got my top done and got ready to make the back, only to notice that the backing fabric doesn't have the color I'd chosen to go with the other fabrics on the front. I'd bought all the batiks before I bought the solid color to go with them & didn't even realize when I decided on a color that the backing wouldn't go with it. Sigh.....the back may end up the solid color as well. I'm just too flustered to do it at the moment, so I'm taking a break to have some Reese's eggs while I sulk over it.

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    OH I was thinking the same thing the two end PRINTS and one to three of the other solid/marbles based on what your pattern calls for quiltingkrazy. I love them all its ok to make one for ME! oh if you were my partner then we are all set, maybe I am maybe I am not.. gosh no one will know.. secrets secrets!

    dustysmomma you just arent ever going to be a hoarder thats all when it comes to fabric shopping. if you have a need you go buy it. I buy it anticipating a need. most of the time it works for me especially with blenders. If you do a boom swap you will understand how absolutely necessary it is to have an assortment of blenders when you get requests use only whats in the fabric! or use only blue or black or white or red.. you had best have them the rest I anticipate with hope I can use them and novelties I buy for a certain swap as or anticipated fq swap. seasonal is always in for those so you can buy after season non HOT COLORS but traditional ones and never lose. You know how like last year was all about lime or that goofy green even with Christmas now this year it will be some other combo? those re not the fabrics I buy in quanity. no way. out of style in a NY second. yikes! novelty seems to go year to year on goofy things just not stuff like sponge bob etc.. that is as what is top 10 tv/kids at any given time. nope. owls are already out or going out.. phew did not stock up on owls. chickens always in. see?

    reeses eggs? oh dear that is a stomach ache not a solution Dustysmomma! dont do it! stop! quit while your well!

    I finished my top minus one round of final color. love it. bold bright and well now for runner top three to round things out. My next one will be margarita glasses, party parrots, surf boards and well goofy s..t. Should be a happy quilt. thinking crazy quilt style? drunk birds need crazy style in theory in my simple minds eye.. I did a big 14" old star bear claw design lol not sure wht it is but with florals its sorta a spiked flower not a bear claw (ah to be me right?).. lots of little pieces. ready for an easier but still nice design. for party parrots and margaritas what block design would YOU use? one of these is for the swap one is for my 21 yr old baker girl. oh here is her current photo.. is she just a tiny bit goofy like her momma is? just a tad? love the hat Name:  gena bakery.JPG
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    I like 2 & 4 I have mine just about ready to send need to quilt it . Here is a peak.
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    My runner is done except finishing the quilting, my least favorite part, lol. I showed my boyfriend my dilemma and he said "It's orange right there." That was good enough for me! Took a break to have some jelly belly & check in here before I quilt though. Reese's doesn't give a bellyache, ever!!! This Easter candy must hurry up & get out of my house though, before I turn into a house!

    Yeah, I am a hoarder Elisabrat. That's why I have to pace myself. When I sold my house and put all my stuff into storage, my boyfriend talked me into dumping 2-1/2 pickup trucks full of crap. I'd lived in that house for 10 years, 9 of those married to a man who liked a full, cozy house, and I was moving in with a man who thinks that the less you can see of our stuff, the better, and putting basically everything I owned except clothes into storage. I pulled a bag of stuff out of storage the last time I was there & found a handful of straw wreaths, several spools of ribbon & about 5 yards of fabric. Oh yeah, I remember that. That was for the wreaths I made & sold about 8-9 years ago at the harvest festival at Dusty's school. Ooh look, a screwdriver....hmm, that's my ex's....oh Dusty!

    I get the hoarding genetically though, I believe. My gramma moved in this brand new apt building when they finished building it & she lived there until she went into long term care, probably 15+ years later. When she moved in, the apt was sparsely furnished with what little her kids hadn't talked her into getting rid of. All the keepsake stuff was either in a closet or hung on the walls. By the time they emptied her apt, there was still room to walk comfortably, but mother said every wall was piled with things she figured she'd need for something later. She could make a craft out of anything, and if she'd ever seen an interesting craft made out of it, it wasn't trash & needed to go home with her. When I was there for my oldest half-brother's funeral, Dusty was 3-1/2 months old. The pack of wipes I was using ran out and mother threw it in the trash compactor and ran it before she got there so she wouldn't try to take it home with her, because that was something she always collected to put her other collections in. Gramma never took a to go box home from a restaurant though. She always had a collection of washed and ready to reuse ziploc bags in her purse. I don't think I'll ever get to that point, but I do have to watch myself or I'll take home that last 3 bites of sushi thinking it could be part of lunch for tomorrow!

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    Thanks vanogay. It should be obvious I know, but you don't have my lupus brain fog. lol.... Everyone is using such pretty fabric.
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    Vanogay your teasing everyone of course your partner wont know who you are! maybe by the colors? or the butterflys? now you have me wondering.. and oh oh I love those tropical palms with the fishes.. how very tropical of you juanita bean. is it for ME? maybe one never knows. I love tropical so surely its for me. if not its one lucky secret pal you have. Made mine its very bright. now one pale one bright if only my partner would say I love this one more than that one.. make my life easier. instead I am going to wing it!

    well sewing time has arrived. time to hit the machine!
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    I like the solids it reminds me of a rainbow. I have two little girls we love rainbows around here!

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