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    Another perfect block... Sorry, I missed the news about the twins being born early, but I'm glad they are doing so well. Gosh! Mom and Dad must be in stress not having them home.....well, the best to all.....sounds like everything is under control. Your life certainly has had it's ups and downs over the last year....makes for one tough Lady...LOL!

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    Anael ... so pretty and perfect! I've stared and stared and don't see why the Y?
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    The foundation pattern was like this: Name:  Block # 26 Pieced Basket#1 (483 x 452).jpg
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    It looks like I had too many drinks but it's hard to draw straight lines with a trackball
    I started making the block but realized I had to do Y seams.........so I did LOL
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    Thanks! Now I see ... There were some of the PC blocks that made no sense as to the assembly IMHO, having Y's that were not needed. So I re-structured those. I printed the patterns, then put them together, and cut them back out differently.

    Sorry ... I don't know how to do what you did, so will try to explain. For this one, I would have .......
    * PPd the centre square with the turquoise and purple florals with the solid purple
    * PPd the top and right outside HSTs in two strips, then attached to above
    * PPd the left and bottom strips of white with the turquoise triangle, adding them to the above
    * then finally added on the bottom left corner triangle of white

    Sometimes I think the pattern makers never look at what their computers create!
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    You're right QuiltE, I didn't pay attention when I was drawing the pattern and grouping the pieces!

    This is the block I made today, it's block # 11 Odd Fellows Chain
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    and here is the upper right part of the quilt, blocks assembled
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    That is a lovely quilt start.

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    Thank you QM! It's not a start, it's a restart

    Wendiq, thanks! We had our ups and downs this past year but things look good now. My DDIL is doing great, she's not showing lots of stress, my DS is very tired and a bit moody. That's understandable and as far as I can support them I do. We will get there!
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    Your Odd Fellows Chain is far from an Odd Fellow ... in fact, quite handsome!!!
    I reeeeeeeallly like it!!!

    I just took a trip back thru all your postst here, and it looks like you must be more than 1/2 way done ... maybe much further? Time for a whole group shot! Pleeeeeeeeeease?
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    Thank you QuiltE and yes, I looked at all the finished blocks and wondered if I could sew them together already The weather is great (for a change) so I've been outside most of the day, no sewing. Maybe later today!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anael View Post
    Thank you QuiltE and yes, I looked at all the finished blocks and wondered if I could sew them together already The weather is great (for a change) so I've been outside most of the day, no sewing. Maybe later today!
    Or just loose together?
    This is such a perfect quilt for spring!

    ENJOY the grand day ... twins visit today?
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    No twins visit was yesterday. I cuddled with Isa after her bath and I had Bram on my lap after he had his bottle. I had dinner at my DDIL's and Mick walked me to my car We had to stop about a thousand times because he was looking for ladybugs. Bending over, studying the bushes, looking and looking .........NO, no ladybugs. Next tiny green spot, same procedure In Dutch they're called 'lieveheersbeestjes'
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anael View Post
    No twins visit was yesterday. I cuddled with Isa after her bath and I had Bram on my lap after he had his bottle. I had dinner at my DDIL's and Mick walked me to my car We had to stop about a thousand times because he was looking for ladybugs. Bending over, studying the bushes, looking and looking .........NO, no ladybugs. Next tiny green spot, same procedure In Dutch they're called 'lieveheersbeestjes'
    Aww sweet .... time with both and then a family dinner together.
    Looks like Grandmamamama needs to make a lieveheersbeestjes quilt for Mick!
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    He would be delighted First I have to finish the other quilts. I will have to search for a pattern. You know I don't like applique
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anael View Post
    He would be delighted First I have to finish the other quilts. I will have to search for a pattern. You know I don't like applique
    I know ... though it does not have to be applique!!!!
    Finish? who ever worries about that?

    Soooooooo your wish ... is my command!
    And besides, we've got to keep Mick in mind these days!

    http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/quilt...lt-block-/9129
    Looks like you could draft this one up, easy enough!

    Better still ... here's one with the pattern waiting for Grandmamamama to download!
    http://handiwerx.blogspot.ca/2012/05...d-pattern.html
    (though I do like the first one better )
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    Wow QuiltE, you're fast! I love the craftsy one better too but the other one has more options. What about fun fabrics in the middle aquares and the ladybugs in the border? I think Mick will like those ladybugs marching around his quilt I'm going to download that pattern! Thanks
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    *giggles* We aim to please!!


    What about an assortment of all the things a lady bug would be around .... flowers, fruit, plants, dirt ... kind of like an I Spy, specific to the Lady Bugs ... and I do like your idea of them marching all around!
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    I'm delighted to see you back working on this Anael! We all take pauses now and again.
    I smiled at little Mick on the look out for ladybugs. Aren't they a treat at this age?
    Cute patterns, QE.
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    Thank you OK

    Here's block # 28 Pieced Basket #2. No pp this time
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    My first reaction was .......... luscious!

    Are you using the same white throughout? or an assortment of WOWs?
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    It's an assortment of WOWs

    What was your second reaction?? LOL
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    I can hardly wait to see "the finish".....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anael View Post
    It's an assortment of WOWs

    What was your second reaction?? LOL
    2nd ... Awesome!!
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    Your color selections and piecing are awesome. What a wonderful sentimental quilt to honor your Mother!

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    I just over the past hour have read this thread, and your quilt blocks are so pretty. It will be honor your mom. Mine passed away last March, and I miss her terribly. She was a seamstress and quilter. She always hoped one of her 3 daughters would begin quilting, but none of us did until I retired early from teaching due to my lupus. One day I decided to just sew some blocks together by hand, and make a quilt. Well, I fell in love with quilting/sewing, and haven't stopped. Mom got to see that before she passed away, and I have some of her fabric. Keep making your blocks to finish your quilt. It will be so beautiful.
    "Sometimes it's OK if the only thing you did today was breathe."
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    you are doing a wonderful job. Mom would be proud.

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