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Thread: February 2013 Doll Quilt Swap "Strips and Stripes" Sign Up

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    Most of Queensland and northern New South Wales is flooded again urgodschild. Monsoon season brought a downpour right up north so most of the places that flooded just on 2 years ago have again flooded, some worse this time around. It is heartbreaking to see some of the stories emerging - some people hadn't even recovered completely from the last flood, were still getting their homes built and fixed up, many were uninsured so they are at breaking point. The hardest to watch is the devastation of the Lockyer Valley which had the flash flood 2 years ago where many lives were lost. At least this year they didn't have the flash flood and many were able to evacuate but the mess left behind is unbelievable. And the animals caught up in both the floods and the fires.... the images we are seeing are so sad

    Come down to Victoria and there is still a couple of big bushfires raging in Central Vic. Thankfully the bushfires in Tasmania are out and the townships in the south are slowly trying to rebuild their lives. But we really can't get too complacent because our HOT weather hasn't come yet - from beginning Feb through to beginning March is our worst time.
    Quote Originally Posted by urgodschild2 View Post
    Lynnie in Aust. Is Aust. flooding again????? That is up by Syndney right????? Not over in Tasmania. I haven't seen any news from down under. One of the things here in So. CA, is when we have fire season and a fire does come....when it goes into rainy season you have the added problem of mud slides from the fire devastation. A Catch 22.
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    Tulip (love that name) and I are off to the races as they say. Pulling out all the stripes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buslady View Post
    Also, e-mailling her is a great idea!!! If she isn't too stuffy, she will email you back, and who knows, it could be the beginning of a wonderful relationship.
    She did! She is a lovely lady and we have been corresponding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tesspug View Post
    Tulip (love that name) and I are off to the races as they say. Pulling out all the stripes.
    Ooooo! How much fun would it be to do tiny strips with stripes?
    Krystyna
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    My partner Handi and I have communicated so now it's time to get going on a strippy or a stripey or both.

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    I pmd my partner Nana Kathy55 waiting to hear from her!!

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    I forgot to sign up! We have our quilt show going on this weekend, have been helping out quite a bit, that I missed the deadline. Did I read that someone still needs a partner, or wanted a second one? cuppy

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    Cuppy, see if Letsquilt still wants to do it.
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    Yea I have a partner!!! Waiting to hear back from Cuppy
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    OK. so we will be partners for Feb. pm me your snail mail. cuppy

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    Been in touch with my partner! Going to get going on it this weekend.
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    Okay...been working on mine..need some tips , I know this is going to be a challenge...lots of somewhat small pieces..what is the best way to quilt it? Save me some mistakes with your experience!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krystyna View Post
    Ooooo! How much fun would it be to do tiny strips with stripes?
    Krystyna, have you been peeping at what I am doing???
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    I have pmd JuanitaBean my doll quilt partner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Difergie View Post
    Okay...been working on mine..need some tips , I know this is going to be a challenge...lots of somewhat small pieces..what is the best way to quilt it? Save me some mistakes with your experience!
    I've been using a combination of Ann Brauer's technique and FMQ. Her technique involves taking your backing and batting and folding in half to make a straight line. Sew on that line so it is visible. Then line up your first strip pretty side up and the next pretty side down and stitch. Finger press and continue. You can do it at an angle or overlay if you wish. What you end up with is a piece that is pre-quilted. I've been FMQing over that. Really enjoying this process. Or ... you can do a design or portrait in strips (or stripes)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynnie25 View Post
    Krystyna, have you been peeping at what I am doing???
    Lynnie, I can't wait to see yours!
    I was thinking that if you did tiny strips sewn together, and then sliced them - either regularly or at random angles - mixed them up ... what an interesting (and probably lumpy) result you'd get. I love experimenting!
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    I have done the piecing already I am worried the quilting is going to be difficult because of all the seams...maybe not...the pre quilting system might have been good..too late, oh well, thanks anyway

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    Jean got your PM. I'm ready to send your DQ . Need to know what colors you like?

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    Yes, Lyn, it was interesting. (movie "Lincoln")
    I sent your doll quilt to you today.. I hope you get it ok...When I went to the PO. I had put it in a bubble envelope..charge would have been (I think about $8.00) I had checked on line and there the price for postage was $5.65..so..I mentioned it to the post lady and she said if I used their flat large envelope it would only be $3.75..so I hope you get it ok!! Pays to ask!!

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    $3.75? Wow! I'd love to know what service that is!
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    [QUOTE=Krystyna;5833386]I've been using a combination of Ann Brauer's technique and FMQ.

    Ah-ha!! Hints! Worked on yours yesterday -- looked "dumb" at midnite when I quit. Hope it looks better this morning. Got hung up on using only two colors (wasn't that last month's theme that I didn't follow?) I'm trying really hard not to go to Hobby Lobby or Hancock's because I know I'll end up spending big bucks with all the sales and coupons. Maybe some machine embroidery will help .....

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    LOL....any excuse to go shopping. although it is hard when one is trying not to spend. LOL.
    Mailing out of the USA......It really does depend on the type of envelop you put it in as to what it will cost. Of course no one ever tells you that. I just sent a package to Australia to the Grandkids. Inside were Valentine cards and candy....cost me about $10.........To mail it was $33. LOL. They do not sell conversation heart candy there or celebrate Valentines Day the way we do with the children exchanging cards in school and a party.
    Lynnie......I thought about doing strips sewn together and then cutting the shapes but decided on stripes. Never worked with stripes so it was an interesting thing to do.
    Nor tootsie rolls or ranch dressing.
    Dreaming of New England while being stuck in So. Calif.(the asphalt jungle of the world.) But hey the Happiest Place on Earth is here.

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    Well that was goofy.....they don't sell tootsie rolls or Ranch dressing there. They do sell other sweets that we don't have here. So it balances out I guess.
    Dreaming of New England while being stuck in So. Calif.(the asphalt jungle of the world.) But hey the Happiest Place on Earth is here.

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    Tulip and I have made contact. I had a dream about her DQ. Now I'm standing at the cutting table trying to figure out how to make it. Also contacted Tam-Moo. I love the cow in her avater.

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    Quote Originally Posted by urgodschild2 View Post
    Well that was goofy.....they don't sell tootsie rolls or Ranch dressing there. They do sell other sweets that we don't have here. So it balances out I guess.
    We have Tim Tams (yum) and Vegemite (yuck) and the BEST Cadburys Chocolate ever !!!
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