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    Power Poster Rhonda's Avatar
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    I thought I would show you what I have been making. I made the keychain for a lady here on the board and it has been sent. Then I made the black stars checkbook cover and it was mailed.
    In between putting templates together and mailing them LOL I have been working on two more orders.

    This one is for 3 checkbook covers and 2 eyeglass cases and 1 hotpad. Here you see the hotpad laid out to be sewn together. These are Kansas Dugout blocks. The pattern I saw in a magazine called the quilt she made Ripples. So I tend to think of Ripples when I do this pattern. Two of the tops on the right side will be eyeglass cases and the other one is a checkbook cover. Then I have 2 more checkbook covers to do.
    Tomarrow I will hopefully get the hotpad done and make the tops into the checkbooks and eyeglass case.

    I lay out the blocks and then sew them into 4 patches and then sew the 4 patches together and so on til I have them all sewn together into a top.

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    Keychain
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    Black Star Checkbook Cover
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    Hotpad on the left checkbooks and eyeglass on the right
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    Love your work Rhonda.

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    My friend Dorothy makes the Kansas Dugouts for me and then I get to sit down and play with them. Then I make them into whatever item I need them to be.

    Just don't look at the mistakes!! LOL Oh well nobody is perfect!! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by earthwalker
    Love your work Rhonda.
    Thanks! Now just to moving so I get it all done!! Then on to the next one! LOL

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    I really like the Kansas Dugouts. Cool!

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    Those are sooo cute!! I have 1.5 HST's that I consider very small!! What size blocks are you using? You really have patience, that's all I can say!

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    Oh, SO cute!

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    Nice work! I really admire the mini stuff, but still working on the big stuff, I will tackle those when all I have left is scraps!

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    Nice work working with all those little pieces. They look great

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    Rhonda. I have a feeling you don't make mistakes!

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    so pretty , love them all

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    Rhonda your work always amazes me. I love the keychain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clem55
    Rhonda. I have a feeling you don't make mistakes!
    Thanks everyone! But Clem I definately have my moments!! One of the eyeglass tops is not the best. I have a few rules I try to follow and one of them is not to repeat a fabric and the other is to space out any particular color so I don't get 4 blues all in one place etc. But I was running out of KDs and down to ones that were too much the same color. I spaced them out the best I could.But when I piece twos together and I sew in a flag method. I usually turn them upside down while sewing. So I have to turn them right side up. Well I ended up with 5 browns all together. But by the time I saw that I was almost done so I shrugged and let it go. Which is hard for me but I didn't want to tear it all apart!

    The key chain has two places where the seams don't meet. I don't like to leave it that way. It shows up in the picture more than in real life tho.

    And the crowning glory is a piece I was working on for an order going to Kalona(store I sell to). I was hurrying to finish just one more checkbook cover and when I looked I had added the last section upside down and backwards!! The rows weren't right!
    I tossed it aside and it is still sitting waiting for me to fix it.

    You can see this one is not right. The squares are supposed to be in a line and the triangles are supposed to be going all the same way. Because I turned the twosomes around while piecing and didn't notice it this is all going every which way! It is supposed to be a pattern not a free for all!
    I wasn't sure I like this anyway. It is too busy I think. But I was trying something new and don't know til I get it right whether I like it or not. But oh yeah when I screw up it is a good one!!

    Don't know what to call it but it is a mess!! LOL
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    You crack me up, Rhonda!!
    Oh and by the way, my seam ripper and I have a very good love/hate relationship :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    You crack me up, Rhonda!!
    Oh and by the way, my seam ripper and I have a very good love/hate relationship :D
    I HATE HATE HATE to rip!!!!!!! But I am good at it! If I do it right and get lucky some times the thread will pull out. I don't rip down the center. I use the ripper to pull out the thread where the seam is sewn and after I get 4 or5 stitches out I have a long enough thread to get ahold of it and I pull and sometimes it will pull a good length of thread out and then I go to the back and do the same thing. It beats holding the two sides open and picking each stitch out. But it doesn't always go that easy. I do love it when the whole length of thread pulls out tho!! If I get the bobbin thread it will usually pull easier and longer. But I still HATE to rip!!

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    Very Nice Rhonda!!! :D:D:D

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    Wow!!!!

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    Very nice. I have been playing around with the templates you sent me.m What fun, thanks so much. Barb

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    Your work is always nice. You work very hard and we appreciate what you do for us.

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    Thank you everyone! You are all so kind!

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    Rhonda, I love seeing your work. Great job.

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    awesome

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