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Thread: SECRET HOME DÉCOR SWAP - entry closes January 21, 2013

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    ok. i'm calm now. the thorazine is kickin' in. i have been busy stressing myself out with a mini quilt for the doll quilt swap for january. i know, i'm running late. due to circumstances beyond my control, etc.etc.etc. have discovered i am not a very accurate sewist. oh, tennis balls! i will improve. meanwhile my head swims with projects i could do. another tablerunner , another dq, and a secret surprise for a secret person. oh, basketballs! when will i learn NOT to sign up? but like brat, i find it so much fun to swap, and play, and a little trash talkin' on the side.
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    I stole this from a post on the Quilting Club group on Facebook..

    Fill in the blank! You know you're a quilter when______

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    ............you are never thread bare.

    ............ you give your poodle a d9p haircut.

    ..............you grab your sewing machine, fw and current quilt project when fleeing your house fire. and you go back in for the right color thread.
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    The only bad days are the ones you don't get.

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    Ah hell You know your a quilter when you see a quilt in everything you see. You know your a quilter when a torn piece of clothing or a stained tablecloth is not garbage its fabric.

    And you know your on the right track when your 50 percent done with your project and its looking great and well your well ahead of schedule especially when your grand leader states you have to wait anyways to ship out. or not being one of the dare to be different I dont mind sending and risking my person wont be ready to send to me. I keep the faith in those who signed up. I am a believer (ah see told you I dared to be different).
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    Quote Originally Posted by nancia View Post
    ............you are never thread bare.

    ............ you give your poodle a d9p haircut.

    ..............you grab your sewing machine, fw and current quilt project when fleeing your house fire. and you go back in for the right color thread.

    LOL! A d9p haircut, really? The fire quote is true though...

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    oh oh morning. Traci has her pig mug rug in hand but apparently is NOT going to post a pic (sigh big time Traci get on it girl)..

    I found this quilt pattern online ..somewhere its a fons and porter quilt of Owls. i believe there are a couple owl fans and wanted to share it with everyone. its so cute ..if you like owls that is

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elisabrat View Post
    oh oh morning. Traci has her pig mug rug in hand but apparently is NOT going to post a pic (sigh big time Traci get on it girl)..

    I found this quilt pattern online ..somewhere its a fons and porter quilt of Owls. i believe there are a couple owl fans and wanted to share it with everyone. its so cute ..if you like owls that is

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    OMG! You've gotta send me the link for this! I could make it in happy baby boy colors!

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    Love the owl quilt - thanks for sharing.
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    when you spend your grocery money on a ne line of quilting fabric... and you eat PBJ for the week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elainelquilt View Post
    when you spend your grocery money on a ne line of quilting fabric... and you eat PBJ for the week.
    For me, it would be PB & banana! But I'm liable to do that anyway...

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    Fill in the blank! You know you're a quilter when______
    ...you wake up and you have dreamt up another project while you slept.
    She who dies with the most fabric, didn't sew fast enough!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SandyinZ4 View Post
    Fill in the blank! You know you're a quilter when______
    ...you wake up and you have dreamt up another project while you slept.
    Sandy, that's where what I'm making for this swap came from. I may be ready to pull my hair out when I'm done though. It's a rather ambitious project.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elisabrat View Post
    I found this quilt pattern online ..somewhere its a fons and porter quilt of Owls. i believe there are a couple owl fans and wanted to share it with everyone. its so cute ..if you like owls that is

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    I never see anything'owl' but I can't help but have thoughts of my mom pop in my head. She was an 'owl' lover and collected a great many things 'owl'. Not that I don't think of her everyday anyhow, at 4pm, when I would call her. It is a super quilt and looks like it would be fun to make.
    She who dies with the most fabric, didn't sew fast enough!

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    ok well I am once again a busy beaver. its official I am nuts. declared by me this time not even Nancia. of course there is this old saying it takes one to..

    I found it on the internet searching for owl quilts think it was pinterest. its called FCP "who knows" thats as far as I can tell you but it does look fairly simple and easy. as a wall quilt you wouldnt even . half to do more than fuse it ..funny you say baby I said HALLOWEEN!!! owls were pretty popular in the late 60's early 70's growing up. in those marvelous shades of avocado and orange and mustard gold! I think we had one on our windowsill in the kitchen.
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    Sorry, I have been MIA, my washing machine flooded part of my house, we still don't have flooring but the fans and dehumidfiers are gone, still kind of musty smelling. I haven't started mine yet, I have figured out the design and got most of the fabric bought. The zip equals 18. I am already wanting to keep it for myself, thankfully I always buy extra fabric. I am baby quilt central over here, I have three, and possibly another to make because she may be having twins did I mention they all have to be done by June. I don't know what I got myself into!!!...

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    Okay everyone...drum roll.... I think this will be my 2,000th post or close to it. Will celebrate with a sneak peek pic of a corner of my project for my secret partner. Hope to get it finished by end of this month if we don't get too much more snow!
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    oh, my. sikesy, you are reliving my life!! one t'giving everyone else had gone to my sister's 6 hrs away, and i was at home because i had to work friday. i took every piece of dirty clothing, every sheet, blanket, comforter, pillow, rug, in short anything that could be washed and piled it in the laundry room, next to the 1/2 bath. who knew the sewer would back up? i was lifting, dragging, swearing, pushing nasty, nasty stuff out the back door and it just made the river flow faster! if i could have lit the house up with butane lighters, i would have, and taken the pets to the movies with me, to be sure we were gone long enough that nothing could be saved. i didn't, but i sure did wish i could!!!
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    here's some owl quilt info. it is pictured on the "patchwork angel" website, out of australia, for $49.95 USD.


    EDITTING- i just went back to look at previous page and it may be a differemt quilt! hope so! wouldn't want anyone to pay $50 for a pattern for me........ just sayin'.....
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    OMG! If I lived in Australia, I don't think I'd ever buy a pattern! I went and looked at that site too. I didn't see the one we had pictured in this thread, but the cheapest owl quilt pattern that came up was 9 owls that are just alike for $14.40, which would probably be about $10 here.

    We were talking recently about the difference in cost for fabrics in the US versus where some of the board's international members live. Fabric prices in that part of the world (Australia & New Zeland) are sky high, but I just got some real good deals when I was in Denmark over Christmas. It's amazing how much difference in price there is between things depending on where you go. If you buy baby clothes at Marshall's in the US, you would get the same item in Denmark for 2-1/2 times the price, yet fabric is so reasonable, and thread is downright cheap! I got 2000 meter spools of white thread for about $4. I got 2 when I was there & I liked well enough that my boyfriend brought 4 more home when he went for his nephew's christening a couple weeks ago. (Shame I didn't try any other colors!)

    OK, so today is cutting day for one or the other or both of my swap projects. I'm going to do a little more of this data entry for this bookkeeping project I'm trying to finish, then get at it! Oh, I need to go buy some fabric too, just 1, for my runner swap. That may wait until tomorrow after work though!

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    It was a Sunday so all the clothes were piled in there. It has been a experience that I don't want to relive!!!!


    Quote Originally Posted by nancia View Post
    oh, my. sikesy, you are reliving my life!! one t'giving everyone else had gone to my sister's 6 hrs away, and i was at home because i had to work friday. i took every piece of dirty clothing, every sheet, blanket, comforter, pillow, rug, in short anything that could be washed and piled it in the laundry room, next to the 1/2 bath. who knew the sewer would back up? i was lifting, dragging, swearing, pushing nasty, nasty stuff out the back door and it just made the river flow faster! if i could have lit the house up with butane lighters, i would have, and taken the pets to the movies with me, to be sure we were gone long enough that nothing could be saved. i didn't, but i sure did wish i could!!!

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    oh goody I know which project is for me that is Christmas colors and well I love holidays so tada that one is definetely mine.

    I am oh so happy so far that nothing has backed up. oh heck no.

    Fabric and books books are highly expensive in NZ and Aust. just ask Kiwi.. they pay amazing amounts for a paperback book. hard back I think everyone checks those out at the library. I would. I am having a happy sewing morning after a couple quick pick ups and maybe even a shower when the water heater refills in an hour. MAYBE Tracibug is coming today waiting on the final verdict. quick dust! quick mop! lol maybe I will just cover things in fabric and she will never notice. more likely of the two options. I now have gone all over the place to find THAT quilt pattern this morning and wouldnt you know it .. nope. Owls should be easy to find how I found it no clue. Went to Pintererst couldnt find it. went to google couldnt find it. I am no wiz at computers I do simple searches like owls, fabric patterns block of month things like that.. nope. so if your better than I check back at the photo again for me and find it. I know it was a block of month type thing maybe its under halloween but havent searched halloween in eons. so block of months maybe as I was looking for a new one.. argh pirates. this memory of mine has been stolen for sure.
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    Hi everyone,
    Here is the link to the owl quilt pattern.
    http://www.fatcatpatterns.com/BoMs.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by SandyinZ4 View Post
    Hi everyone,
    Here is the link to the owl quilt pattern.
    http://www.fatcatpatterns.com/BoMs.html
    OMG! I can try to remember to go back on the first of every month to get the block of the month for the 19 months, or I can pay $15 and get the whole thing at once. Hmm....

    Just so you know, I must own the fish too! (I have a thing for tropical fishes...)

    Ooh, and there's one for the chicken lady!

    OMG, the castles! That would be good for the Danish nephew too! Or maybe the train!

    Sandy, you do realize that you've sent me somewhere I could spend all night and half my paycheck, don't you?

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    [QUOTE=DustysMomma...Sandy, you do realize that you've sent me somewhere I could spend all night and half my paycheck, don't you?[/QUOTE]
    Oh dear...I didn't mean to get you in trouble LOL! Just wanted to help find the source for that neat owl quilt. There are some wonderful quilts there though and the nice thing is you can download and have them immediately. You could bookmark the page and just buy one a month. :-) Just sayin' :-)
    She who dies with the most fabric, didn't sew fast enough!

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    Sandy, you won't get me into trouble. My boyfriend never complains about my fabric habit, fortunately. I'm on self-imposed fabric buying moratorium until I can figure out a way to manage my stash though. Doesn't mean I can't buy electronic copies of patterns!

    I was going to start cutting my project today, until I realized I hadn't washed the fabric yet.....oops! So I cut out most of the pieces for the runner swap and started working that out. I always pick harder things that I never would have attempted outside of the swaps for some reason. I guess when I finish, I know I can do it though!

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