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    Jaba, beautiful quilt!
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    Hello Sooners, I cannot believe so much time has passed with no update from me on Joanís quilt. Due to a number of circumstances, it was put on hold but Iím back at it. I have QAYG and itís all together except for the borders. Then Iíll bind it and itíll be done and ready to donate. Iíll post a pic as soon as I finish.
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    Can't wait to see that! Thanks for the update.
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    Hereís how it looks now.
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    Oh, how much time was put into the color of the sashing! I gratefully took all your suggestions and went down to my LQS. Four of us pulled fabric after fabric, at least 2 hours, until we narrowed it down to the light green. It was the only color that didnít overwhelm the lights, the 15 different greens and Joanís very delicate fabric colors. I walked out of there with enough for this project and a bunch more blenders for myself to help cover the expense of their time. My gosh!

    I put 12 blocks on the front and several more on the back. The reason for this was three-fold. First Iím working on a small throated DSM and the larger the quilt, the greater the struggle, even QAYG. Two, I had difficulty with a couple of blocks both in size and shape so I compensated allowing them to determine placement. Three, I was already having neuro issues and each section became harder and slower than the last and I feared Iíd never finish a larger quilt, an utterly unacceptable outcome as you can well guess.. So, I tried to channel Joan a bit and did precisely what I wanted to do. We who knew Joan for years know she often went her own way so I went my own way. All blocks made are being used and overall Iím pleased. It needs a bit of pressing and straightening out on the design board but you get the drift. Next up borders and then binding. Iím debating the size of the outer borders but I wonít wait long to decide as my personal projects are piling up fast. Grandbaby is coming soon (3 months) and Iíve got some items to sew for her or him.
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    Awesome job Janice.
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    Janice it came out great. I didn't know Joan but I'm sure she would love it.

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    It looks great, Janice!

    What are you planning to make for the grandbaby?
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    This is my block for Moonrise from one of her medallions. I hope it works as you had planned. But the fabric I had left over might make a pocket for a pen or a chapstick! I enjoyed pulling this one together.

    Beautiful quilt for Joan, Janice. My dr says that sewing in keeping me mentally alert. I hope it is helping you as you find your new normal at home. You are encouraging me in my resolve to QAYG on my blocks from this Boom!

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    Janice, that quilt is looking beautiful. Thank you for all you've done to make it just right, and your own way, to honor Joan's memory. Finding the right green is often as hard as finding the right red, and the soft grey-green you finally chose is perfect. It really enhances the colors and lets the blocks do the starring.

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    Janice it is beautiful. Love the soft green you chose

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    This is a side swap block for GramE. I hope you like it.
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    Lovely quilt for Joan, Janice! The green you chose is perfect!

    Wow, your grandbaby is due in only three months? Time flies! The last three months are the most exciting as the anticipation builds. (How come everyone else's pregnancies always fly by but not mine? )
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjpEncinitas View Post
    This is a side swap block for GramE. I hope you like it.
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    It is gorgeous, MJ. I love it. And i’m Working on yours but life keeps inserting itself in my planned sewing days!

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    Love that block, MJP!
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    Well, honestly, aren't i as slow as molasses in the winter? Life's been busy lately! 2 borders are going on the quilt today. It's not my strong suit, putting wide borders on QAYG, but with DH's help holding the weight of the quilt, it's going better. If I finish 2 today and the other 2 tomorrow, this weekend I'll start the binding. That part i love. It's so relaxing.

    Grand is due on 12/23. Once i finish Joan's quilt, I'm going to make some cradle sheets and bumper pads. I've got all the fabric but I won't begin them until Joan's is done or it'll be next year before I finish hers. Sheets are easy, bumpers are easy, too. After that, well, I'll make some little burp pads and then a couple of little sleep sacks I guess. Beyond that, I haven't a clue. DIL isn't giving any direction so I'm just going to do what I want. She's got her hands (tummy) full working and growing that baby so I'm good with whatever guidance she gives or doesn't give. She's wonderful and my son is so verrrrryyyyy happy.
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    I'm sure she will be grateful for anything you make Janice. It's so wonderful when you really like your DIL and your son is happy. I know I'm so happy for both of mine, couldn't have asked for better partner's for my son's, love both of them so much.
    It's a whole 11 degrees here today, wind is blowing and the snow is dumping. It is miserable!!! We're suppose to get at least 6". Can hardly wait until the 26th and board that plane for sunshine!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janice McC View Post
    Grand is due on 12/23. Once i finish Joan's quilt, I'm going to make some cradle sheets and bumper pads. I've got all the fabric but I won't begin them until Joan's is done or it'll be next year before I finish hers. Sheets are easy, bumpers are easy, too. After that, well, I'll make some little burp pads and then a couple of little sleep sacks I guess. Beyond that, I haven't a clue. DIL isn't giving any direction so I'm just going to do what I want. She's got her hands (tummy) full working and growing that baby so I'm good with whatever guidance she gives or doesn't give. She's wonderful and my son is so verrrrryyyyy happy.
    New mom popping in, if you don't mind? Everything you listed sounds perfect for your new Grandbaby! It might seem basic, but I know they will be much appreciated. I can't believe how much crib sheets cost, considering how easy they are to make especially if you use a serger. It's always so helpful to have spares to grab in the middle of the night when the baby spits up in bed, or has a leaky diaper (my life 24/7!) I also love baby sleep sacks! My little one always kicks of any blanket, and with the temperatures dropping now at night, the sleep sack is like she is wearing her blanket. I have also found that sleep sacks help newborns learn how to control their little body temperature when they are first born. My Fall baby (now 2 yrs old) had a hard time keeping warm after birth unless she was being held, until I started dressing her in a sleep sack over her one-piece suits. I also made a baby sling/carrier and I use it all the time, very similar to this one.https://www.amazon.com/Luxury-Ring-S...HZP93N8H1WA31E . I just used three yards of quilting cotton and some sling rings I bought off Amazon.

    Sewbizgirl gifted me a boppy pillow when my little Isabelle was born, and it has been so helpful! (Thank you again, Sewbizgirl!) I'm generally exhausted at night while I'm nursing and I pass out with Isabelle at the breast, but because of the boppy pillow, she's safe in my arms and I can't drop her. Seriously a life saver for me and her! I think the pillow also helps my back and posture. After both of my first two girls I had to go to the chiropractor many times to straighten my back. I was told that nursing puts a lot of stress on the back. But so far I haven't needed to!

    Also don't forget the mama. I know for myself, after giving birth and going through six billion sizes in such a short time, I always feel very insecure and almost embarrassed about myself. (before babies I was a little 125lb girl, now I'm 170lb and it doesn't look like the weight wants to move!) I have since learnt to have a new outfit after delivery. After my first baby, my MIL sewed me two postpartum dresses and they ment so much to me! Something as simple as a new pretty top can is so appreciated! Just a few ideas!
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    Glad that Boppy is coming in so handy, NZ! I think they are amazing and something every new mama needs to have.

    Janice, of all the things I made for my granddaughters, what they have used the most, and are still using, are the gauzy little blankets and burp cloths. I call it 'gauze', my daughter calls it 'muslin', tho it's not like quilters muslin at all. It's available just about everywhere. I got of bunch of prints and solids at Walmart. They are cotton and so absorbant, just like old cloth diapers. The blankets are so lightweight and breathable that you can even cover baby's face to keep out light, and they can still breathe through them. We used them for swaddling, and now that the girls are bigger, they are just comfort blankets. When you lay them down and tuck one around them, they know it's sleepy time.

    The 'blankets' are all single layer with rolled hems, and I made the burp cloths just rectangles, double thickness. I "birthed" them and then topstitched. Actually, I made the burpies out of the leftovers from the blankies... don't tell anybody!

    This is the stuff I'm talking about. Sometimes it's called "double gauze". I love it for all things baby.
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    Two longer borders are on. Finally got a decent system and setup to be able to sew them with good results. About time. 50th time is the charm! Off to work on the other two.
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Size:  102.3 KBAnd now one more border is on but that’s it for the day. Tomorrow I’ll try to get the last one on and start the binding. (Neck and shoulders are acting up. Bummer.).
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    Two longer borders are on. Finally got a decent system and setup to be able to sew them with good results. About time. 50th time is the charm! Off to work on the other two.
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    That looks lovely, Janice. Where will it be donated?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Janice McC View Post
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Size:  102.3 KBAnd now one more border is on but thatís it for the day. Tomorrow Iíll try to get the last one on and start the binding. (Neck and shoulders are acting up. Bummer.).
    Oh it's pretty, Janice! I know Joan would love it.
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    Very nice Janice. It is beautiful and will be appreciated, where ever it may land.
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    Thereís a womenís shelter in the county, several houses that help people with addictions get straight and help them start over, various churches. Do you have any suggestions?

    I knew I wouldnít be able to quit today so Iím back at border 4. My neck is quite displeased. Lol.
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    That looks lovely, Janice. Where will it be donated?
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    No additional suggestions... those all seem like good options. Someone will be so blessed! I love that celery green in the sashings. It’s a very calming quilt.
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