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    Ok, I have an idea. Not serious, more light and fun. For my BFF, who just loves seeing my work.
    I am going to City Quilter today, so I will shop a bit!!
    Dotty in NYC

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    Been lurking. What I've done new this January: Rented a wall at an art gallery (Gallery Yosemite in Oakhurst, Ca) to sell my art quilts; started attending Yosemite Western Artists for networking; near completion on my first commission. Additionally, after taking 2 months off after shoulder surgery and the holidays, I'm back to teaching, the class was full with a waiting list- after trying for 4 years, I think I'm going to make it, one step at a time.

    Thanks for this challenge & looking forward to February. My plan is to finish that commission tomorrow. Consider another art gallery I've been invited to join. Get the supply list for my next class to the store so they can advertise the class. Finish some LAQ. Get more advertising out there for LAQ & being in the gallery(s). Keep up the exercises for my arm (motivation: $ to me each time I do it and when I have enough $ saved I'll get a massage-I'm worth it!). Perseverence is starting to pay off.

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    another fun mug rug

    i have finished my mug rug for the mug rug swap and decided to show it here first. it is the closest thing to art i've done lately. i made 2 table runners, but don't consider them much of an artistic challenge-- some are, but these particular 2 are not. now, this is my cat-a-tonic friend, tiger. first, his sleeping head. 2nd- his rear , 3rd his tail and 4th his head. he sleeps on a pieced rug. i hope his new mom is happy with him.
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    Wow, really creative mug rug!
    Dotty in NYC

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    Cat-a-tonic Tiger is adorable! I am sure his new owner will love him to pieces!

    Linda

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    It is Ground Hog's Day and cold but sunny in NYC. How about a 4 patch, a d4p, a 9patch, a d9patch, etc?
    In what she loves... chocolates!!
    Dotty in NYC

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    Just Finished January's Challenge

    Well I have accomplished a lot this past month. Set up a new studio at home. My whole apartment is now the studio, from top to bottom. Everything is so tight that you have to put one task away before you can start another, but I do know where everything is in the house. Started dyeing my fabric an am enjoying this very much. To get back into it, I am taking a class on QuiltUniversity.com, learning a lot. A lot of ideas going around with the help of this class, I have enough to keep going for quit awhile. I finished an 18x22 quilt today as the culminating piece for January's challenge. It proves that I can work at home and keep it going.

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    Julie, I like your creations and the colors you blended together.

    LOL, I can't imagine having to put one project away in order to work on another... chaos sparks sew much creativity for me... however, I admire those who are more disciplined. LOL

    Linda

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    Julie, really nice piece. What is the size?
    Dotty in NYC

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    It is 18" x 22" jb

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    very nice. julie!
    dotty-don't leave out the chocolate raspberry! my favorite!
    just finished a mini-quilt 13"square and bunches of 1" hst's and proved to myself that i am not accurate enough to get terrific results. no false modesty. i know when i've done well and i know when i haven't developed my skills enough. never stops me from trying it, after all the more you do it the better it should get, and i guess that ties in with feb's theme ,by chance not by design. lol! it is for the january dq swap and i am way late, but i think i un-sewed more than i sewed! come to think of it, it did feel like groundhog day! hahahaha. i am so glad the little ghog didn't see his shadow, and equally pleased we will get a nice snowstorm when most of us can stay home and sew! i love watching the snow and our little dog playing in it! she is so joyful! and then poor monkey puts on her eeyore slouch and curses under her breath when she has to go out. there is a whole lot to be said for indoor plumbing!
    The only bad days are the ones you don't get.

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    Have you tried the sew-around-the-square method fpr HSTs? Spray starch & cut them down!
    Dotty in NYC

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    Quote Originally Posted by dotcomdtcm View Post
    Have you tried the sew-around-the-square method fpr HSTs? Spray starch & cut them down!
    I did these recently, and haven't quite decided if I like it or not. It puts the edges on the bias, which is strange. If you starch enuf, it doesn't necessarily cause a problem ...
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    dotty- i have tried that method, but i don't know the formula to get the original square the right size. i think my major problem was seam allowance size. at that small there is no leeway. two threads off and you have a mess, especially when you multiply that by 5 in a 2" block. i think i will just start making bunches of little hst's and when i'm feeling more confident, and doing a better job, i will make a celebration mini, all hst's!
    since the pattern called for squares sewn diagonallly and then the extra triangle cut off, i figured it was my chance to make even smaller hst's with the remnant. so... while they were stabilized i sewed another seam and cut the 2 hsts apart. itty bitty hst's. don't have a clue when or where i'll use them, but they are cute
    The only bad days are the ones you don't get.

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    You're a braver woman than I. When I made those for a quilt pattern, I looked at the left overs shook my head closed my eyes and threw the them away. jb

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    Love your quilt! How big is it? And, what did you use other than thread and ribbon, what is the transparenty yellow fiber? Looks great and the beads just complete the whole thing. You 've got quite an imagination!
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    Wow you guys have been getting some things done! I am just back from a 9 day sojourn for a family funeral and ready to get back to work. Got my pattern idea and am going to figure how to get a small project on the groundhog theme 5 twists theme. And I am going to have to hurry to get it done.

    Starting tonight!
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    remember, suzi, haste makes waste, and more importantly, this is for fun and fulfillment.
    i am sorry for your loss. i know i am now at the age where people are dying. my cousin died a couple of weeks or so ago, and i took it in stride. i'm not saying i didn't, or don't care, only that it is not shocking or surprising any more. my mom would never tell me when someone her age died because she didn't want to be morbid. i guess i understand her a little better.
    i took a couple pictures of my 13x13 quilt and i will show them when loaded (not me, i never get loaded! i meant the pix, into the computer.....is it time for bed??)
    The only bad days are the ones you don't get.

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    Because of Suzy & Nancia

    Never would have tried this if not for you two! Here is a 4patch, d4p, 9 patch & d9p, in what we love.
    Needs quilting & binding. I was going to give this to my BFF but she is giving up sweets for Lent! So I'll save it for Mother's day! Would not want to tempt her! Bought her tea for Valentine's Day!
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    scrumptious! i just gained 5lbs looking at it!
    The only bad days are the ones you don't get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dotcomdtcm View Post
    Never would have tried this if not for you two!
    Awww! I just had to run out and eat some of the chocolate I brought home from the US when I saw this.Since it is only 10am this attests to your persuasive quilting skills. (Or my lack of self discipline--altho they often eat chocolate with breakfast in several northern European countries, they insist a small square of dark choc with breakfast stimulates digestion.)

    Good for your efforts. I am sure your BF will adore it--whenever she gets it and I hope you both enjoy some goodies twixt now and then.

    Now I am off upstairs to get to work some more on my '5 boxes' project for this month........hope it is done in reasonable time. I have a pesky deadline for a work project this week as well, darn it.
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    Now u know that I am a chocoholic,why oh why do u temp me like this ???? It is very pretty.
    Landscape quilts and needle turn applique favs.Antlers,Ok

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    yes, but does chocolate fabric taste as good as say, boxes of chocolate? i am guessing it is lower in fat, sugar and calories. i've noticed it is just as addictive. 8-)
    The only bad days are the ones you don't get.

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    Hi, I've just subscribed to the Quilting Board and found your thread. I'm fairly new at quilting but this intrigues me to no end. Mind if I join in? I'm an eager learner.

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    This has so many screens, it's hard to find where Feb started. Could you start a new thread for the new month challenge? Thank you.

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