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Thread: Elisabrat's Summer Fun! Table Runner/Table Mat Swap SIGN UPS CLOSE MAY 5th

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    tlambing I am always saying the same thing I need some of this and some of that.. shopping in everyones stash .. its less expensive this way .. we can dream of some of that one and well we still have money in the wallet. Easy for me my walletis perpetually empty
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    Hi Everyone! I have been out of commission for about a week ~ first I was sick and then I had to go out of town. Just got back late last night (or very early this morning!). JABA - sent you an IM. I am really looking forward to getting started on my project. I am having lots of fun reading all of your posts and looking at all the fabric/runners.

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    So glad you're okay, thanks for letting us all know. Just finished you're binding tonight, have to clip a few threads here and there. Excited to see everyone's when they start to receive. Fabric sure looks pretty!

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    I literally can't get to my sewing machine. One of my boyfriend's students graduated yesterday with his PhD, so we had a dinner party for him at our house. My sewing room became the dumping ground for everything that wasn't supposed to be in the way. If I could sew from the backside of my machine, I could get something done, but I can't, lol. Have to clean the room back out this weekend so I can get back in there I guess. Lots of boxes that got crammed in there that are going to the curb Monday night. Yes, I know you're having issues with your amp, but you need to go get it looked at so we know if it's the amp or the electronic drum kit! I guess next weekend when he's gone to China I'll have to take it to Montgomery & drop it off to be looked at. Hopefully they don't need the frame, just all the other pieces! I'm not thinking that drum kit frame will fit in my Corolla!

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    Dustysmomma you sure live an exciting life

    I heard from Jacie tonight. She has been horrifically sick with pneumonia. She is worried she is maybe going to be late with her runner as this is two weeks into getting this sick and she wanted her partner to know she just might not be on time. If your her partner and you were worried you hadn't heard from her this is why
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    Exciting? No, not really. Just lots going on. My boyfriend's crazy summer travel starts tomorrow, so I won't have as much going on with him. I may take a couple weekend trips and I'll have to work a lot though. One of my bookkeeping clients wants me to do some extra stuff while he's traveling this summer. To be honest, I'm to the point I don't have the energy, but part of me needs to get some of my student loans paid off so I can afford the monthly payment if anything happens to my boyfriend or anything happens where we're not together anymore. My student loan payment is $65 a month more than my car payment. I have 11 payments left on my car. When the car is paid off, that money is going toward my student loans too! When I can deal with my student loan payment on my own and afford to pay rent if I ever have to, I'll feel much better. On a happier note, I finally got my raise I was supposed to get a month ago! I think it's only $0.75/hr, but any is better than nothing! That's $30 a week I didn't have before! No, my degree isn't making me more money so far, but that's not why I got it. When you life in a college town and work in a profession that the local university offers a degree in, especially when that is one of the degrees they're known for, it's impossible to get a job without at least a bachelors in that major.

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    After my trip to the LQS, I'm in a new fabric direction. Have you seen the new Moda line- Snap Pop? Where do they get the names? Sounds like a cereal, right? It has yellow, orange, red, pink, purple, lime green, white and turquoise. It's happy fabric. Now that I have which fabric, it's off to pick a pattern so I figure what yardage to buy.

    Step 1. Fabric selection check
    Step 2. pattern working on this one

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    Berryberry I had a big grin reading your step one and step 2. Egad do I ever ever do that? ah hell no. I buy the fabric then figure out what I am making. I figure a yard and maybe a bit of blender and I can use what I have at home to mix up with it. Left overs? ohhh darn! guess I have to keep them. I suppose your doing it the right way but wow I sure do it the impulse way. I am making one now that I bought a half yard of and will just use something from the bins for backing. its got a ton of colors in it parrots red! yellow! bright blue! green! so the thin strip? perfect have some green, oh some pink for those squares in between and well blue backing and I am in! organized? me? NEVER.
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    Ok, ok ok!!! So, last night I decided to sandwich and bast the table runner for Grandma Di while I was enjoying the use of my Happy Mother's Day to me gift...

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    No...let me tell you...that glass is WAY bigger than it looks. I pulled out the glue sticks and got the top adhered to the insulbrite batting. Then came the backing...and well, that was a story in it's self. I thought I had enough fabric that I would not have to piece a back, because seriously, how many of us live for a pieced back to quilt through. Well, I did not have enough fabric and the wheels started turning. Not a good thing to do while partaking in some much needed after work refreshments in my new Happy Mother's Day to me gift (yes fleur de lis is my signature symbol). So...here I am staring at the colors and what I have left and what will match and I have a brilliant idea...I will use the fabric I bought for the binding from the quilt shop earlier. Side story...went to the quilt shop after work with my table runner and back to "audition" fabrics for the binding. The owner and another lady got involved with the process. It was a HUGE ordeal in the store and everyone came to help find the "perfect" fabric. Now, normally not a bad thing having opinions; however, when you have 5 people who work there trying to help because at 5:00pm I was the 3rd customer all day, you know it isn't a good thing. I finally got the PERFECT fabric!!! Will you see the perfect fabric? Nope...not until this runner is completed and Grandma Di posts a picture. Ok...where was I? Oh yes, so I laid out the binding fabric and stopped before cutting...what if I don't have enough to do the binding with too??? So, nope didn't cut it!!! Went back through the other fabs and while watching Elementary (show about Sherlock Holmes) and swaying back and forth to the music in my head I finally figured it out!!! I cut and sewed and pressed the back!!! LOOKS AMAZING!!! Then I glued the backing on to the table runner/insulbrite combo. Was that enough??? Nope!!! I pulled out the pins and I pinned every section of that combo!!! The runner is not moving, the backing is not moving and the insulbrite is not moving. I finally stand up...and I sat back down on the couch. The runner did not get quilted last night...today it is sitting on my sewing table mocking me. Maybe tonight, if I'm not out too late it will get quilted...until then, here is the backing!!!

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    Have an all day quilt day at LQS tomorrow. I'll be taking my runner! Hoping to finish the top
    I'd better finish designing it today, so my vision is accomplished! We'll see

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    Summer Fun Table Runner Swap

    Had to make an unforeseen trip to the quilt shop today to exchange my BOM block package for the correct one - they gave me another fabric line and not what I'm working on - so while I was there I looked for some fabrics for my project - check it out - these colors just scream SUMMER FUN DAYS!
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    Be good to yourself - do one thing each day that makes you smile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dabbler312 View Post
    had to make an unforeseen trip to the quilt shop today to exchange my bom block package for the correct one - they gave me another fabric line and not what i'm working on - so while i was there i looked for some fabrics for my project - check it out - these colors just scream summer fun days!

    huge smiles!!!!!

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    Yosamitesa: Love your one glass wine glass.. only takes one glass to finish a whole bottle! very cute. I think its perfect who wants to get up and refill only to have to get up and refill right? Your backing solution came out great. I get into so much trouble doing things like putting a stripe in my backing. it looks great sewn together til I sandwich (then its ok think its straight) then I sew.. and its all over the friggen place not straight at all. So le Brat? she never adds stripes up or across on backing ever ever again lol.

    Dabbler: can I be your partner? I love your fun summer colors and yes they scream summer and sherbert and sunshine and beach blankets an all good things about summer. boy a patchwork with those would be lovely 2.5" squares (hey I am not sewing them I can make them as small as i like!) and something so simple like that.. heaven I am in heaven... oh wait! they are not for me??? WHAT??? sigh.. ok fine.

    I whipped up a runner today for my dialysis pal. I thought go simple so I did on point squares half squares quarter squares three borders tada! so simple. (not) then I did stitch in the ditch on the center squares. great marvelous. then I had those hst/qst's this is where I got rid of the go simple Brat. I decided to sew with green thread on the black fabric lines up and down every quarter inch quilt it like I have never quilted before. OMG first off on a solid you show any slight movement left or right. sucks. then well its work. stop start snip all over. It took me three hours. took 2 seams out. I was so tired I wanted to toss it in the big dumpster. Dont get the brat too tired she actually does these things. It came out nice. The lady will like it or I will be one grumpy camper. I will finish the binding for her in dialysis tomorrow and then I hope not to see a parrot for a little while. ok if it was for me I wouldnt mind a parrot lol but not sewing on one for a little while kiddos. so if you end up stuck without a runner you will not be getting a parrot one from me. summer flowers or r/w/blue and thats the final offer
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    Dabbler, love those colors. Wow. Yes that is the essence of summer!
    Linda, you are one heck of a trooper. I'm sure your dialysis pal will love it.
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    I have my pattern picked out. Fabric is a different story. I am stressing over which fabrics to use. I have too many choices!! I have a few things that need to be finished and mailed by Monday, then I can concentrate on runners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by queenof2802 View Post
    I have my pattern picked out. Fabric is a different story. I am stressing over which fabrics to use. I have too many choices!! I have a few things that need to be finished and mailed by Monday, then I can concentrate on runners.
    Don't stress! As long as it's not brown or grey I'm happy!
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    Oh, no! Those were my colors!! Just kidding I don't have any gray but I do have browns. This is what I am struggling over....

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    Both are batiks. The first is purples and pinks and the second is greens.

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    Since I'm not your partner, can't really can't help you out Queen, but if I were.....purple in a heart beat! I like green too, but purple and turquoise my fav colors. I think either one is fantastic!! By the way, I love your little "life" quote, so true.

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    No happy yellows, french blue or vintage? They are both beautiful but a little too dark for my kitchen. But ... I'll be happy if that's what you have on hand.

    Quote Originally Posted by queenof2802 View Post
    Oh, no! Those were my colors!! Just kidding I don't have any gray but I do have browns. This is what I am struggling over....

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    Both are batiks. The first is purples and pinks and the second is greens.
    Krystyna
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    Thanks jaba. I like them both too. Think that is my problem. lol

    I saw that quote at my LQS. She has it painted on a yard stick and I stole it. It is very true!

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    Vintage? Do you like the 1930s repos. I have plenty of that! I'll be back...

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    These are blues and yellows. The back and striping would be a solid yellow. What do you think?

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    Wait!!! Did someone say vintage and 1930 and vintage???? I'm in!!!

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    1930s is my favorite! Right now I am just collecting. I have many patterns but just haven't started anything with them.

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    I know I might sound very picky and unpleasant, and I apologize for this, but having lost my house and everything in it to Hurricane Sandy, I really do not want to live with anything murky. I need cheerfulness. Nothing that reminds me of water or mud, thank you. Besides which, the theme is Summer Fun! Hint hint hint
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