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    Robin - Depends on what "feel" you want. White or pink will also go with green and yellow and make me think of spring flowers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynnie25 View Post
    I have just returned from a relaxing couple of weeks at our fishing shack - beautiful sunny days sewing and reading on the verandah looking out at the lake. Had my young quilter friend come for a weekend and here she is showing off her 3rd little quilt she has made and a butterfly block, she is so enthusiastic and quick to learn about quilting, even if she is left-handed which makes it a bit of a challenge for me
    Lynnie, she did a great job and it is so pretty.
    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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    Spare a thought for those people unaccounted for as huge bushfires are devastating my home state of Tasmania over the last few days. Extreme temps of over 40degC are causing havoc along the east coast of Australia at present and everywhere is like a tinderbox ready to explode. Makes it really difficult to concentrate on sewing.
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    Oh Lynnie, I am so sorry to hear about the fires. Will add you and your neighbors to my prayers. Please stay safe.
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    On a brighter note, buslady I have decided what I am doing for your DQ. Let's just say I am going a little crazy and starry eyed this month so I hope this doesn't test our friendship (a cryptic sneak peek)
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    Elisabrat - I finished your DQ and it should go out in tomorrow's mail. Here is a look at the fabric that started the whole thing.
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    oops- I should have compressed that photo first - sorry it is so large
    Paula
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    Paula such subtle shy unassuming fabric you chose. its cautious nature is just like my own. Marvelous magifico!bravo bravo dear Lady. That is cool fabric who makes it if I may ask? I like the swirly pattern.. lately swirly patterned fabrics are finding their way into my gotta have wish list. the list grows and grows.. thankfully I can not buy all the fabrics I 'gotta have'. I am on the needs and wants budget. They do not match. so the list grows and grows better than any plant garden I could have. but.. its free. wishing is free and for me is half as good as getting it. I am warped. I also freely admit it. Thanks for working so fast we both should be getting ours about the same time. How fun is that?
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    Very fun indeed! I can't wait to see what you have made and what you think of my final product with that material. Whimsy was very much involved. Hubby thought the DQ turned out great - but you will be the final judge.
    I must confess it is a FQ from JoAnns so I have no idea who the manufactured it. It (and its companions) was one I "had to have" about a year ago - on sale!
    I know what you mean about swirls - I love them and have collected when I could.
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    for you swirls, for me polka dots. can't get enough! but alas, i signed up for the fabric moratorium. what was i thinking??? lol, i have stash i have no place to stash!! i'd take over the guest room, but that's where my wardrobe is living! promised dh i would sort-- keep, throw, donate! -- once i finished my boom blocks. that's done, so i'm onto a table runner and, of course, a dq. have way too many ideas and can't settle on just one. HELP!!
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    Love those sneak peeks, so these are the fabrics for my partner...also involves some embroidery representing 2013...Hint...what every quilter vows to do...
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    Hello ladies!!!
    I took a break from the DQ swap to get some things done. I see I have missed out on some news! Krystyna I am so sorry for all that you have been through! I see the quilting guardian angels have been watching over you! How awesome is that?! Congrats to all those who have had new additions to their families and heartfelt condolences to those who have lost a loved one.

    I am sitting this one out (have no choice because I read everything to late lol) so I will surely sign up for February!
    Hope everyone has a great day (and New Year)! I look forward to seeing all the lovely creations for the new year!

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    just heard from my partner, yeaaa, cant wait!!
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    Lyn, I saw those awful fires on television. How frightening. Will keep you and all in Tasmania in prayer.

    As for my "back in action" doll quilt - I am scrapping my first one. Too murky. Back to the drawing board!
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    First, Lynnie, I am so sorry for what is happening in Tasmania. Please don't worry about the DQ being quickly done, I can wait. I haven't started yours yet. Went to Joannes yesterday. Planned to go to Sew Eligant as well, but DumbA$$$ left my purse home. No money and no list. Did look though. Question: when we say 3 colors, can there be different shades of those 3 colors? Turquoise and Purple. I like!! But sure couldn't find anything much with both colors. Maybe I am too fussy. LOL Work 5 days, then birthday parties, there have been a lot of them this last little bit, now DGS and DGD wrestling matches every Saturday and some Sunday. And they travel a loonngg way! I HATE leaving my house on the weekends. It didn't help being sick this last week. Sounds like a lot of excuses to me. I WILL get at my to-do list!! I vow to send a DQ to Tasmania before my birthday!!! Lynnie, I like lots of colors. I have a wild side, and I have a subtle side. I have a poster on my desk that says, "I have 3 sides. 1. the quite sweet side, 2. The fun and crazy side, and 3. The side you never want to see." Don't know why I felt the need to share that. Maybe I am just trying NOT to do the work that is piled up on my desk. LOL
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    Hobbykat - I love that spool fabric, so bright and fun. Can't wait to see the finished quilt.

    Buslady - I want a sign like yours! It describes me perfectly.
    Paula
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    buslady, I didn't realise you were having a birthday this month a good excuse to send you a little something extra. I have started your DQ and I sure hope you have a good sense of humor cause you will laugh at my DQ to you (well I hope you do). Anyway, both DQ and birthday surprise will get to you later than the 17th because the weekend after next I have a stall at the local Hobbies Craft and Collectibles Expo with my quilts so next week and that weekend are going to be super busy for me. And we are going back to our shack this coming weekend but I can get most of your DQ pieced there.. *Sigh*

    Good news is that the bushfire disaster in Tasmania has eased, fires still burning out of control but not a real threat to any more towns or properties at present. And no loss of life so far so lots of prayers that it stays that way. And one of my favourite little communities down South where the fires were burning has been saved... this little community all have their houses/cottages/shacks named starting with 'Do'... the place is affectionately called 'Doo Town' LOL

    Mainland Australia is gearing up for extreme temps today of over 40degC and a couple of States already have bushfires burning out of control, sure hope we don't have another day like Black Saturday in Victoria a few years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by buslady View Post
    I have a poster on my desk that says, "I have 3 sides. 1. the quite sweet side, 2. The fun and crazy side, and 3. The side you never want to see." Don't know why I felt the need to share that. LOL
    You shared because it fits just about anyone I know LOL I love that quote, might have to put it into a little quilt. Now there's an idea for a quilt theme one month, we should find a quote we like (or our partner likes) and incorporate it into our DQ.... oh dear I sometimes wish my mind would quieten down
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    Oh no I missed joining this. Sounds like too much fun. I will have to be quick in reading the forum since I am new here.

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    Hobbykat1955

    Love the fabric you are using for this swap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynnie25 View Post
    buslady, I didn't realise you were having a birthday this month a good excuse to send you a little something extra. I have started your DQ and I sure hope you have a good sense of humor cause you will laugh at my DQ to you (well I hope you do). Anyway, both DQ and birthday surprise will get to you later than the 17th because the weekend after next I have a stall at the local Hobbies Craft and Collectibles Expo with my quilts so next week and that weekend are going to be super busy for me. And we are going back to our shack this coming weekend but I can get most of your DQ pieced there.. *Sigh*

    Good news is that the bushfire disaster in Tasmania has eased, fires still burning out of control but not a real threat to any more towns or properties at present. And no loss of life so far so lots of prayers that it stays that way. And one of my favourite little communities down South where the fires were burning has been saved... this little community all have their houses/cottages/shacks named starting with 'Do'... the place is affectionately called 'Doo Town' LOL

    Mainland Australia is gearing up for extreme temps today of over 40degC and a couple of States already have bushfires burning out of control, sure hope we don't have another day like Black Saturday in Victoria a few years ago.
    I don't know why Lynnie but the fires down there just made me cry. I can't think or bear the thought of any part of australia burning up. The fire from several years ago came real close to my daughter's mum-in-law's ranch. I am hoping that they get the fires that are now burning under control before the winds and temps pick up. They are expecting over 100 degrees. That is hot no matter where you live.
    My prayers for all to be safe.
    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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    Oklahoma City Quilt show this coming weekend ......gotta look for
    goodies for the squishy going out this time .... don't ya'll just love
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    I finished my dq. I hate it. quilted it totally done. hate it. so Dragonfly plan b. that one will surely work. think so. hope so its on the dinner table ready for cutting. what a bummer in the summer!! this time I have faith in what I have planned. I will get that done this afternoon when I get back and it will be in the mail tomorrow. Phew.

    Fire scaresthe living daylights out of me. Always did, my dad was the king of making such a huge fire in the fireplace in winter. My mom would go into panic and tell him he was going to burn the house down he would tell her to shut up it was fine her voice would raise and fear. you could feel her fear the sparks are shooting out all over you put too much wood in.. as a tiny one that scared me. if mom is scared you have to worry.. and I guess that stuck. now I love the wood burning stove but close that darned door. the dh keeps it open when its first going and I sit there glued staring at it please dont roll out.. I move to slow. and I live in the national forest which has a tendancy to go up every so often. I am so sorry for all who lost their homes and am very glad they are all safe. that is what matters the most.

    Where did you find your inspiration for your doll quilt? I go to Pinterest now when I need a boost creativity wise. so many pretty quilts on there. Faster than searching the web I think. Wish I had time to make all of them!
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    Linda - sorry that you hate the first one. It is probably adorable, but we are all most critical of ourselves.
    I draw inspiration from all kinds of places but mostly from magazine. Sometimes I like a piece of art shown, sometimes it is a rug pattern and I think - that would make a neat quilt!
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    The first one I started was too murky. Now I'm onto something cheerful. Except on block four I realized I put one piece on the wrong way. Grrrrr.

    OK. I read the requests for a focus color. Haven't we done something like that before - black and white with a splash of (fill in the blank). So what color? What if someone hates the color? Well, I guess that way they can get rid of it.

    While you hash it out, I have the idea for February ... the word is FAUX. More on this to follow ...
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