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Thread: What I've been doing....quilting and otherwise

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    Senior Member marymc's Avatar
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    I have been busy building a new patio this summer and thought I would show off a bit. I have done some sewing also and this is a throw blanket I completed recently. I enjoyed both these ventures and the patio is a lot like quilting except the "blocks" are about 6 pounds each!

    A little wild but I think it's fun!
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    This patio used about 4000 pavers.
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    Herringbone design; kind of like quilting!
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    Great job on both!

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    Both are beautiful :D:D:D

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    Your patio is beautiful. I am impressed that you had time to do both that and finish such a fun quilt.

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    Awesome quilt and patio.

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    I'll bet you have sore knees and back!! You did a wonderful job on it. The quilt is unusual....cool! Good work! :thumbup: :thumbup: :-D

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    Great job on both!

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    I think my back started hurting just looking at all those pavers that had to be moved and placed. At 6 pounds each, that was a whole lot of back breaking work for someone.
    I loved both your summer projects. Good job.

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    Both are lovely

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    Quote Originally Posted by dellareya
    I think my back started hurting just looking at all those pavers that had to be moved and placed. At 6 pounds each, that was a whole lot of back breaking work for someone.
    I loved both your summer projects. Good job.
    thank goodness my husband has a strong back and one of our sons did a lot of lifting and carying. After all were laid I spent last Saturday spreading sand, 500 pounds of sand! DH carried the bags and I spent 7 hours sweeping it into the joints. Very satisfying work but I'm glad it's done!

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    You will enjoy your patio for many years. Each time you use it, you will think, "A lot of hard work, but so worth it!"
    Your family did a beautiful job and just think of the money saved by doing it yourselves.

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    I love them both, you did a wonderful job.....Michele

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    Wow, good job on BOTH!

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    WOW.......... you are smart!! I wish I could do a patio like that. I have the bricks, but they have the holes in them. I did make two little paths going out from my back porch and one winding pathway. Too hard on my back now. I love your patio and quilt..........Mary

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    Your patio is wonderful. Lota of back breaking and knee-jerking work. However, you will love it for years to come.

    The one my DD did when I was in JR.Hi so long ago, is still doing well and looks great.

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    You did a patio and still had energy to quilt? You go girl! Great job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by virtualbernie
    You did a patio and still had energy to quilt? You go girl! Great job!
    I need to quilt after working on this. Sewing saves me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by marymc
    I have been busy building a new patio this summer and thought I would show off a bit. I have done some sewing also and this is a throw blanket I completed recently. I enjoyed both these ventures and the patio is a lot like quilting except the "blocks" are about 6 pounds each!
    Beautiful to both

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    Quote Originally Posted by emt2004
    I love them both, you did a wonderful job.....Michele
    Me, too! :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Very pretty unique quilt! GORGEOUS patio!!!

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    Your patio is beautiful. I love your quilt. Great job on both and thanks for sharing.

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    Ooohhh....love the patio! Those pavers get heavy too. It looks like professionals did it for you, but I bet ya'll have the sore muscles to prove you DIY.... Great quilt too!

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