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Thread: Row Robin 2012/2013 GROUP #7

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    I want to do some blackwork embroidery on a couple of blocks with some star blocks as accents. Will that be ok with you ladies? I can send some of the designs along in the box if you want to do the same unless you have some african animal designs. With the thought in mind, was hoping to put out there star blocks in every row and either embroidery or applique in each as well. Not sure if that is ok or not. If not, let me know and I can adjust before I get to involved in what I am doing.
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    Here is what I am starting on. Tell me what you think please. I don't want to do all this work and it not be good. I am going to do backstitch because it goes nice and fast and I like the look. Name:  Rhino.JPG
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Size:  43.4 KBI am liking the batik background better than the grassy one, but both look good. I have copied a bunch of designs of only African animals. Yep, had to put in a baboon, they are from Africa.
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    I'll do my best. It looks hard but beautiful. Just let us know what you are looking for. I think I can do the brown and tan fabrics.
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    I know you do pretty applique, see it on yours. I am just coming up with ideas. My old sewing machine did a back stitch, was programmed in. Miss that machine. My Bernina does a running stitch that looks nice. Might try that to see how I like it. If you have not done any embroidery, then you don't have to do that, make all star blocks. It will work for me either way. I was just trying to add something more to it. I have seen your chickens Anna, you can draw something up I know you can. I am including the coloring pages I have blown up in case you need some ideas on animals. My feel for this quilt is on the powerful/authorative side of things. I want the stars to be along the same way. I found my "Voices of the Past" quilt book that has some stars in it that are named after great leaders. I know the Star of Virginia is one that holds great meaning in its name. Thinking a theme like this will carry her the rest of the way thru school. She is nearly finished and then will be getting a real job. (One can only hope)LOL.

    If not this one for here, can do the crazy block here and put the african on the other.
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    By the way Anna, your floors look nice and clean. Love the wood.
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    No I am game. Just send pictures too or where to look. I am visual. Monkey see, monkey do. Remember. Oh no do not change the theme. I really like this one.
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    Here is a funny on me. I watched the video online to know how to do the back stitch. It was on you tube and it was like I wanted to take a club over my head and say "duh". It is easier than an outline stitch and so much faster. Just keeping the animals simple, but elegant.
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    Do you want me to include the embroidery thread as well?
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    Sure whatever you want to. I'll try and do it! Did you want me to try and change the outline to an applique? Do you want stars mixed in? I am just trying to figure out what is in your mind. If you want me to do a couple animals off the color pages in back stitch mixed in with star blocks, can do.
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    My mind is thinking:

    Star block, embroidery or applique block, star block, embroidery or applique block, star block

    I hope to post a photo on her by tomorrow but no later than Thursday.

    You can do three of one and two of the other, however it works. Depending on the rows on how they work and if you sew them together or not will determine if I do sashing or not. If it comes out the three, two, three, two, and three consecutively, then will not need to sash. I will just zinger and border for her. Thinking to use a minkee backing but will have to save some money for that. It is not cheap.
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    Here is a draft drawing of what I am thinking for end result.
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    Ok, it turned again on me. But you can see the stars and stick animal drawings.
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    Got it! Can't wait to get going on it. Yes, please enclose the enlarged patterns. Any hippo and or girafe?
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    I have both in there. She did like the hippos and giraffe. Those were on the top of her list. Will include for sure.
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    Hehee, deb likes

    Quote Originally Posted by QuilterMomma View Post
    By the way Anna, your floors look nice and clean. Love the wood.
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    Peeps, help me out here please.

    Am I reading we are supposed to be sending along a finished project scheme, not just a theme?

    OH boy, I'm in big trouble because I certainly didn't think mine rows all the way through. And I won't have time over the next two days to do anything more either. I thought we were supposed to do our row and send it on and let folks add what they like. :-(

    Oh boy. Sigh.

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    I am so bumming here. I really thought the idea was to do our first row and send it on and let everyone do their own thing going forward.

    How did I miss this (sniffle, sob)? I am usually so on top of things.

    Guess it might be best if I drop out cos' there is just no way for me to come up with a plan for two rows.

    I'm sorry.

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    Oh NO!!!! I was just thinking ahead for everyone. By all means, that is why I asked if this thought was good and Anna wanted a direction. You better not drop out. I only had an idea to make it easy if that is what people wanted to do. Please don't get it wrong. I was just thinking ahead and seeing if it was ok with all of you on my thought. Yes, we are all to come up with the row ourselves. That is correct. Sorry if I confused you or made it seem overwhelming. That is the purpose is for the person to come up with the row and then pass it on. I am copying your idea of the sewing machine concept. I was trying to make it easier. If you have any ideas other than what I thought, by all means change it up. It is for all our creativity. Oh so sorry that I confused you. I just had an idea and was running with it. My first thought was to do a whole tundra but liked the idea of stars so I drew something up at a possible look.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whigrose View Post
    Peeps, help me out here please.

    Am I reading we are supposed to be sending along a finished project scheme, not just a theme?

    OH boy, I'm in big trouble because I certainly didn't think mine rows all the way through. And I won't have time over the next two days to do anything more either. I thought we were supposed to do our row and send it on and let folks add what they like. :-(

    Oh boy. Sigh.

    deb
    No I thought the same as you, a general theme and colors and people add to it. I do not mind making a row the way QM wants though.
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    Oh, phew! You guys had me running scared. I am volunteering all week at the local VA hospital with the Christmas Gift Shop program and then our nights are booked with meetings. Tonight is our only free night this week - we had company until just a bit ago and I had to join my sections together for my second RxR. There literally would have been no time for me to work on planning anything out and get the rows in the mail.

    Thank you, thank you, thank you. Did I say 'thank you"? You both just made my day :-)

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    So glad on the feedback. The owner can make suggestions and ideas of what they would prefer, but I believe it's still up to the sewer to do what they want. Looking forward to this, I do like some suggestions, but definitely not directions! lol If there were some applique patterns available in case we want to use them, I think that's a great idea as an option for the sewer. I am adding matching fabric swatches in case the sewer wants to incorporate, but definitely not mandatory, it's just a help I am trying to provide. I like variety, so no problems.

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    Well said ladies. I must have been off on my communication yesterday. When I went to quilting was having the same issue with trying to convey thoughts. Sometimes it is just better to keep my mouth shut because what I think does not come out like it should and I mix it up. I came down with a cold that my daughter has also. She is coughing up mucus and blood so will have to take her in. She is such the trooper, she is going to school taking finals this week with this cold. Sometimes it is easier to take the test when feeling horrible than to wait and have to pressure yourself to make it up. Poor thing.
    I did manage to get a couple of blocks cut up last night though. Took me longer to pick thru my safari/animal prints than it did to cut it up. Trying to incorporate a few moe colors than browns and tans, putting in a little green and orange/red/rust colors along with gold tones. Think that will help open it up and work.

    Well, back to work so I can play at lunch. I am teaching tonight as well so I have to get the thread bag pieces cut and ready to assemble so I have a demo to show them with. I used the pieces I had in my safari/animal prints collection to use for the demo since they were out and available. The leftovers were in the strip sizes I needed. How serendiptious. Will be a :"wild" sewing bag. LOL
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    It is OK Beth. We'll do what we want to do any ways, within parameters, and will make something pretty for you. I always took it as suggestions. I would love for you to include the patterns and thread. I am not sure if I will use it all but else some one else might. I find it hard to find realistic looking animals so that would be a great help. The new added colors sound nice! I am pretty sure I'll have some fun fabrics to add. Can't wait to get my hands on it.
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    I agree on the excitement of working on everyone else's quilts. Will be fun. So glad I am not hard to please. All is good over here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuilterMomma View Post
    So glad I am not hard to please. All is good over here.
    You are not at all hard to please.I really appreciate all the effort you put in towards making this swap a success for all of us. I hope you and your DD feel better soon. Tell her best wishes when she taks he tests. No fun to be sick during finals. Let us know what the doctor says. Coughing up blood doesn't sound good.
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    Hi girls just about ready to send mine out! Getting exciting now! Watch the mail, Beth!

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