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Thread: FFC -- One FQ: "Sew" Much Creativity!!Q c

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    FFC -- One FQ: "Sew" Much Creativity!!Q c

    The flowers of true friendship never fade.
    Friends give a heartful of happiness.
    Plant seeds of kindness -- gather friends.
    If friends were flowers I'd pick you.
    It takes a long time to grow an old friend.
    Friends like flowers, give pleasure. Just by being.


    This winter this fabric was sitting in my stash, and begged to be shared with Fabric Friends, inspired by the verses on the fabric (above). So I chopped it into FQs and secretly sent them off to QB friends with this explanation ...

    "What you do with this FQ is up to you. You may add it to your stash or re-gift it. Although, I do hope that you will make something for yourself. It does not have to be a quilt, wall hanging, etc. Anything!!! Be creative. Be original. Or keep with your tried and true, go-to favourites! It'll be fun to see the colour mix and matches that are created, the unique uses, and the different spins that result!"

    When Fabric Friends start with ... One FQ: "Sew" Much Creativity! can result, and thus what this thread is all about ... to showcase the different looks, the same FQ can take on. And too, perhaps it will inspire you towards new FQ creations of your own.

    Here's the Virgin Fabric where it all began ...
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    Selvage Info: True Friends Collection by Nancy Halvorsen for Benartex www.Benartex.com 100% Cotton Screen Prints Style 802 (followed by nine colour dots)
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    Sew many ideas ... just sew little time!!
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    Very pretty fabric and great gift of friendships formed. I look forward to seeing what has been made.
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    Here's a start of mine ... Friendship Blocks ... before being sent out to the same group to "adorn".
    I wonder what they will become, later?
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    QuiltE, I just pulled the enveloppe with your Friendship block out of a pile of papers. So I didn't start yet but I will very very soon
    I used some of your fabrics for Isa's quilt but didn't take a picture of the block. I still have fabric left so I have to get my behind in gear and do something
    Eat, quilt, sleep, repeat



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    Quote Originally Posted by Anael View Post
    QuiltE, I just pulled the enveloppe with your Friendship block out of a pile of papers. So I didn't start yet but I will very very soon
    I used some of your fabrics for Isa's quilt but didn't take a picture of the block. I still have fabric left so I have to get my behind in gear and do something
    **tightens on Anael's thinking cap**

    Hope Bram got my IsaBram block, so that there's a piece in each of the SewGrand's quilts!

    I bet you'll come up with something creative for both my/your block .... and your own project!
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    I made 5 blocks with mine. Three are in this table runner....still needs to be quilted/bound. The other two will become a bag.
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    Thank you for such a great idea QuiltE.

    I was completely lost for ideas until I went through my craft folder on the computer. There was a design I had wanted to make for a while and this seemed the perfect time.

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    This is my friendship tree. It is fused and ready for me to hand applique.

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    CarrieM - beautiful table runner! I love the colors together!!

    Works4Me - Perfect choice for the project! Lovely tree!!
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

    Sue

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    Quote Originally Posted by works4me View Post
    Thank you for such a great idea QuiltE.

    I was completely lost for ideas until I went through my craft folder on the computer. There was a design I had wanted to make for a while and this seemed the perfect time.

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    This is my friendship tree. It is fused and ready for me to hand applique.
    That is beautiful.

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    QE I have found a pattern but if I git my "new" house everythin' will be put on the back burner! LOL
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    CarrieM ... great colour mix and a most useful runner for you. Can;t wait to see it all finished ... along with your bag.

    W4Me ... Absolutely splendid! Talk about creativity or what?? Wonderful mix of fabrics. Is the hand applique going to be via the Muv Method?

    DHMom
    ... and??????????

    DublB ... do it now! and have it ready for your new home!

    BIGray ... good to "see" you here!
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    **tightens on Anael's thinking cap**

    Hope Bram got my IsaBram block, so that there's a piece in each of the SewGrand's quilts!

    I bet you'll come up with something creative for both my/your block .... and your own project!
    Yes they both have one of your blocks in their quilts.
    I'm going to sleep now so please can I take the thinking cap off again? Just for tonight?
    Tomorrow is twins time again! 16 weeks........YEAHHHHHHHH
    Eat, quilt, sleep, repeat



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    **sets Anael's thinking cap on the night table**

    Wheeeeeeeeeee tomorrow .. 16 weeks and play time with the SewGrands!
    Rest up Grandma ... and ENJOY every minute of your time tomorrow!

    ♫♪♪ Lullaby ... and Good Night ♪♪♫
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    Thank you so much QuiltE for letting me being part of the fun! Love the tablerunner and the applique and look forward to all others work.
    So this is what the block was for, QuiltE!!? You let others do the work for your project...............lol. GREAT IDEA!

    I use my fatquarter to make sure I will have a part of QuiltE and this board always with me in the future. Hope to finish it soon....................
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    i love this friendship tree
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    Beautiful projects everyone,

    QuiltE I will post my signature block to you sometime this week, its almost finished, and will start my friendship project asap or sooner Now to do some housework then I can spend the rest of the day in my cave er I mean sewing room
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    Love the table runner and appliqué tree. So far, no two projects alike...

    Here's my contribution! Well what did you expect? It's a national obsession. If anyone is tempted to have a go full instructions are here http://www.lizzielenard-vintagesewin...l/Tea%20Cosies
    I've still got loads of the fat quarter left and haven't a clue yet what I'm going to make next.
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    Quote Originally Posted by carriem View Post
    I made 5 blocks with mine. Three are in this table runner....still needs to be quilted/bound. The other two will become a bag.
    Your colors are just scrumptious! I just love your tablerunner!
    Quote Originally Posted by works4me View Post
    Thank you for such a great idea QuiltE.

    I was completely lost for ideas until I went through my craft folder on the computer. There was a design I had wanted to make for a while and this seemed the perfect time.

    Name:  Friendship Tree.JPG
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    This is my friendship tree. It is fused and ready for me to hand applique.
    Oh, oh that's precious! Such a perfect design!

    Quote Originally Posted by granny_59 View Post
    Thank you so much QuiltE for letting me being part of the fun! Love the tablerunner and the applique and look forward to all others work.
    So this is what the block was for, QuiltE!!? You let others do the work for your project...............lol. GREAT IDEA!

    I use my fatquarter to make sure I will have a part of QuiltE and this board always with me in the future. Hope to finish it soon....................
    Granny
    How ingenious!
    Quote Originally Posted by Muv View Post
    Love the table runner and appliqué tree. So far, no two projects alike...

    Here's my contribution! Well what did you expect? It's a national obsession. If anyone is tempted to have a go full instructions are here http://www.lizzielenard-vintagesewin...l/Tea%20Cosies
    I've still got loads of the fat quarter left and haven't a clue yet what I'm going to make next.
    I just love it! We ought ta have a virtual tea party!
    Bev
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    DublB ... do it now! and have it ready for your new home!
    But I'm goin' on a road trip from the 21st ta 29th. That is gonna take a bite outta my time.
    Bev
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    Beautiful tree, so much talent.
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    Granny59 ... how clever you are! Looks like you have everything you might need when "on the go"!! Such a cute little ♥ for your scissors! Honestly, I did not start out thinking of sending all of you the Friendship Squares ... it just kind of happened!!

    MiraB ... thank you! Now get yourself into your cave ... looks like a perfect way to enjoy your Mother's Day!

    Muv ... You know I love that tea cosy!! Maybe you need some coordinating accessories to go with it, such as some tea mug rugs? Or a small mat to set under a tray of sweets>

    All ... be sure to check out Muv's blog, not just for the tea cosy, but lots of other great things!

    DublB ... of course, you do have from the 11th to the 21st!! ............. kidding! Or plan a project to take with you, and work at while on the road?
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    Great projects All!!

    Thanks QE for doing this.

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    I love to see everyone's ideas - all different and unique!

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE;6058182[B
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    DHMom [/B]... and??????????
    Nag, nag, nag!! And here I thought the nagging was over for the evening when hubby went to bed

    OK ... I've got a few projects planned. I have a scrappy sampler in the making and I plan on using some of the FQ to make a block for that. The other project is finally finished though. Will post pic's of the block ... need to pick the block I want to make first

    I made a little sewing box. I have one that was made by Singer back in the 60's and I reverse engineered it. I had made one earlier (a prototype) and I sent that to a QB friend in England because I know she loves needle cases. This one ... sadly ... did not turn out as good as the prototype - but here it is warts and all.

    First pic is the closed box, second pic is the open box and all the goodies. The seam ripper and other "stuff" sits inside the little box inside the box.

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    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

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