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    Really enjoyed seeing all the special quilts being posted here! Very interesting rag quilt, Krystyna!
    I think my partner should have gotten her quilt, but maybe not till Monday.
    I have always had a wonderful partner when participating in the DQ swap, and it is truly sad when someone doesn't! July is almost here, so put out the little quilts and barbecue while racing around with some sparklers!!! OK, I don't do that anymore, either?!
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    Bertie you are one lucky duck - I bet you love the Iowa fabric backing too! What does TYVM mean? Cogito your flag quilt came out really great and I for one am waiting to see what a scissors fob looks like.

    Vanogay... I'm grinning from ear to ear over the Oompah. Oompah is a lot like Ooftah and that had never occurred to me before. Oompah is Greek right? I seem to remember it from "My Big Fat Greek Wedding"

    PS... I too have been blessed with good partners...including you jillnjo!
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    So many cute quilts this month!

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    Well, procrastinator has just cut the fabric for my partners mini quilt. I almost changed my mind and made a flag quilt like the one just posted. Really like the flag quilt. I may make one for myself. Now to do some sewing!

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    I'm so glad you like it Lara. The whole thing was supposed to be circles but after I sliced them up my son (who was helping make mantillas at the time) looked over and suggested the swirly pattern. It sort of reminded me of the bunting that people hang on holidays. So easy to do, too! Glad you like the little sampler -- it's the Attack of the Giant BuzzinBumble!

    Vanogay, I hope it wasn't me! You sent me that gorgeous lace church and I never posted a photo! I promise I will as soon as I clean off the top of my dresser. It's next to the "floating Jesus" that was staring at me in the middle of the flood and I love it sooooo much~!

    Oompah! I love it! Isn't that German? I thought Greeks said Hoppa!
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    K - Love the quilts you did. Especially like the chickens -- sometimes I feel like that poor fat one on the bottom with the legs kicked out from under her. All that hand-embroidery (I'm impressed). Blaze needs to just start making quilts himself - he comes up with some of the greatest ideas.

    So many great little minis out there this month. Anxious to see what y'all do with "self-portraits" next month.

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    Ooooooo!!!!! Baby!!!! What a darling! I love, love, love her sweet little smile!

    By the way, if anyone is interested in doing a raw edge quilt like that one -- it was based on Country Threads Bull's Eye -- but here is a PDF of how to do one. http://tucsonquiltersguild.com/Raw%20edge%20Bull's-eye%20Scrap%20Quilt.pdf. Of course, I started cutting very careful even circles, but said, the heck with this and proceeded just to fold squares in half, half again, and then one more time and then cut circles from that. If they were too big for the square, I just whacked some off. You stitch one to the square then cut out from the back side roughly (hahaha) 1/4" from your stitches. Save that cut out to use as another circle. Lay another one on the front and repeat. When you're all done with as many circles as you want, you slice each block into quarters and then mix and match. Lots of fun for a chaotic quilter like me!
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    Been there done that with other swaps but it is not a fun thing to go through. It most likely has nothing to do with you but it is hard not to internalize especially if there is no acknowledgement.

    Quote Originally Posted by Vanogay View Post
    I can understand how you - Cindy - could get upset. Something similar has happened to me on another swap here on QB. I worked long and hard and sent the required item. Never got a PM that it was received, but I had checked the confirmation from the PO and it had been delivered. Then there was a very short, "I got it" kind of response posted on the thread and a general "thank you". Not the kind of words that tell me, Wow, this is neat/great/beautiful, just I got it, thank you and no picture. Makes me wonder if all my time was actually worth it. THen I sent a second package with some things I had not included in the first package - and confirmation says it was delivered, not a word otherwise. Made me make a very hard decision on staying or not, just as you were thinking of. We can jump to all sorts of conclusions and sometimes, we're wrong. I am probably wrong in thinking my partner didn't like the work I did, but I'm not opening that can of worms - I will just stay here and watch...
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    It's pretty neat, BuzzinBumble -- it even has my name on it. Hook these on your scissors at a retreat and no will mistake your scissors for theirs! TYVM means thank you very much. I wish you could just see the Flag quilt Mary made for me in person -- it is really awesome! The sparkly fabric behind the stars reminds me of fireworks going off!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krystyna View Post

    By the way, if anyone is interested in doing a raw edge quilt like that one -- it was based on Country Threads Bull's Eye -- but here is a PDF of how to do one. http://tucsonquiltersguild.com/Raw%20edge%20Bull's-eye%20Scrap%20Quilt.pdf. Of course, I started cutting very careful even circles, but said, the heck with this and proceeded just to fold squares in half, half again, and then one more time and then cut circles from that. If they were too big for the square, I just whacked some off. You stitch one to the square then cut out from the back side roughly (hahaha) 1/4" from your stitches. Save that cut out to use as another circle. Lay another one on the front and repeat. When you're all done with as many circles as you want, you slice each block into quarters and then mix and match. Lots of fun for a chaotic quilter like me!
    Krystyna, thank you so much for this link. I love it so much I am literally starting one for myself today! Very awesome.
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    Bertie, what an awesome little fob! Lucky you!
    Cogito, I hope you have fun with it. Please be sure to show us your results.
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    Aprons on the chickens? I thought they were 'wings', lol! Silly me! I liked those chickens, too. I was in a 'chook' (Chicken) block swap with a gal named Robin from Australia once a few years ago. I have about 15 chook blocks around here somewhere in the ole hen's house just dreaming of becoming a real quilt! I've always liked chickens and bought lots of chicken patterns at quilt shows. Most are very colorful -- maybe some day I will make a quilt with them. On my bucket list, of course.

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    It WORKED this time. Left feedback for Cogito! Hooray for Bertie! If at first I don't succeed, I try, try and try again til I do it or drive everyone crazy!

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    Oh I love the fob you made for Bertie Cogito - what a great idea!
    I think they are wings Bertie, although I can see why they might seem like aprons. All I know is that those chickens are really cute and I love old fashioned looking embroidery! Krystyna I put your adorable little sampler on our kitchen wall this morning and it is like a little birdie told you exactly what colors to use. Here is a pic I snapped with my cell phone, so the colors are not as vibrant as they are in real life.
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    Haha BuzzinBumble, it was me that called them aprons. I was just being creative in my description, lol. Yep, I see you are right, they are their little wings. Very cute and a perfect match for your kitchen. Way to go Krystyna.

    Guess what?......my 200th post. AND thanks to Bertie I have 3.....count them, 1,2,3 positive feedbacks! Lol, just being silly today I guess.
    Last edited by Cogito; 06-23-2013 at 10:27 AM.
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    Yay! Cogito!
    Bumble, I can't believe you put that in your kitchen! Love your curtains.
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    Love the embroidery work you did for Buzzin's dq.....raw edge patriotic is very cool too!

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    CRICKEY !!! Lovely quilts coming in, how cute is that embroidery alphabet house on the hill and chicken.

    Oofdah, oompah, maybe 'crickey' could be the Aussie equivalent.
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    Hooray for Bertie indeed. Love someone who keeps trying and doesn't throw up their hands in defeat after the first try. Or is that why I have so many UFOs

    BuzzinBumble, your little quilt looks so amazing hanging in your kitchen. Krystyna must have had a sneak peak because it matches your curtains perfectly.

    Quote Originally Posted by BertieD View Post
    It WORKED this time. Left feedback for Cogito! Hooray for Bertie! If at first I don't succeed, I try, try and try again til I do it or drive everyone crazy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cogito View Post
    Oops, my apologies! No offense intended! I love to cross stitch too. My machine is old and there are machines out there today that seem to do everything but bake bread, so I assumed. Again my apologies. Very lovely work!
    Don't be sorry no offense taken!!!! I do have a new machine but it cant do cross stich embordery but some beautiful stiches I have used on some of my doll quilts.Now they have machines that do everything you just have to set it and it does it for you,what fun is that. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by createfourpaws View Post
    I am sorry to say that being accused of not sending my partner her DQ in May has made me angry and since I have not received any PM regarding not sending. I do not believe I have the desire to be a part of this group any longer. I will send the June DQ that is ready to be mailed to Grandma Di.

    I have enjoyed being here until I see these post. As everyone can see who each others partners are, not one person either the hostess nor the person who said she didn't get her May DQ, which she post in the May thread post #798.


    Enjoy your future DQ swaps.
    I think she was talking about me,i didn't get my doll quilt for may.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ljdugas31 View Post
    Don't be sorry no offense taken!!!! I do have a new machine but it cant do cross stich embordery but some beautiful stiches I have used on some of my doll quilts.Now they have machines that do everything you just have to set it and it does it for you,what fun is that. lol
    Haha ljDugas31, that's exactly what I think! But I still would like to have a machine that does some embroidery so I don't feel inadequate. Lol!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cogito View Post
    Haha ljDugas31, that's exactly what I think! But I still would like to have a machine that does some embroidery so I don't feel inadequate. Lol!
    ya me too!! I always want MORE!!! I have 3 machines just cant part with them LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by ljdugas31 View Post
    I think she was talking about me,i didn't get my doll quilt for may.
    Yes. And I am making one for you! It will be a crazy quilt but I am going to cheat and use my embroidery machine to piece it -- otherwise you wouldn't get it until NEXT May!

    Speaking of embroidery machines, I never wanted one. Didn't see the use of them. Then my husband and I stopped by a machine shop on a whim to look at sewing machines. By that time my business was well under way and I was still using a Singer that I bought in Kohl's department store for $79! He ended up buying me a Babylock Sofia 2 and once I started using it for embroidery, I never used it again as a sewing machine! Nonetheless, there is nothing like relaxing with handwork in the evening. I was never one who could just sit and watch TV with my husband without doing something else. I loved piecing hexes. I know many don't like Y seams, but they were heavenly to me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynnie25 View Post
    CRICKEY !!! Lovely quilts coming in, how cute is that embroidery alphabet house on the hill and chicken.

    Oofdah, oompah, maybe 'crickey' could be the Aussie equivalent.
    We're going to have to make a list of Oompa Loompa words for August. Luckily most folks (up over, not down under) go on vacation in August so maybe we won't draw too much notice!
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