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    Hello to all the new people on the thread - it's getting to be quite a crowd!

    Finished the shamrocks today. Glad you like them! Gardnergal - look at the tutorial I posted about vintage machine applique and try it out - it's really easy!

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    Hip Hip Hooray for you Muv!!!!!!!

    So, will it be the Scottish Thistle next?

    Charles and Camilla have landed ... and are now tying up traffic as their cavalcade make their way to their hotel. A wee rest for them and then off to the Victoria Day Fireworks display!
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    And a Happy Victoria Day to all!
    The Earth without art is just "Eh".

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostrider View Post
    And a Happy Victoria Day to all!

    Thank You
    Ghostie ... Now that's just the cutest little Smiley ever!!!!
    I ended up working (the paying type) ... instead of enjoying the Stat Holiday!!!

    And another wickedly hot day it was . Thankfully there was a breeze to help moderate it a little .
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    Happy Victoria Day...
    Have an awesome day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post

    Thank You
    Ghostie ... Now that's just the cutest little Smiley ever!!!!
    I ended up working (the paying type) ... instead of enjoying the Stat Holiday!!!

    And another wickedly hot day it was . Thankfully there was a breeze to help moderate it a little .
    The heat is the reason I didn't use this much cuter patriotic smiley ...his hat is too much out of season!
    The Earth without art is just "Eh".

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    Here is half of my Texas Star. It's so big it doesn't fit on my design wall. I have all of the star done and need to complete 2 more setting blocks which are made up of 8 paper pieced sections. Squaring up a star can be challenging and that will be the next step. Don't know if I will even get to sew on it before July 1 but I'm glad for this challenge. I'm in Texas for the rest of this month and have to get the anniversary and wedding quilts bound in June and keep up with classwork. At least I got it out of the box and have a plan for finishing sometime this summer...I hope! Thanks QuiltE and works4me for this challenge.
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    Wow, Gardnergal that is one awesome quilt. Glad you put it in your to do list. Your going to be so happy when it is completed!
    "You have enough quilts made when your soul is filled, your creativity satisfied and your fingers just won't work anymore."

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    Quote Originally Posted by gardnergal970 View Post
    Here is half of my Texas Star. It's so big it doesn't fit on my design wall. I have all of the star done and need to complete 2 more setting blocks which are made up of 8 paper pieced sections. Squaring up a star can be challenging and that will be the next step. Don't know if I will even get to sew on it before July 1 but I'm glad for this challenge. I'm in Texas for the rest of this month and have to get the anniversary and wedding quilts bound in June and keep up with classwork. At least I got it out of the box and have a plan for finishing sometime this summer...I hope! Thanks QuiltE and works4me for this challenge.

    That's going to be spectacular GGal .... With a beauty like that, I too am gload you let it back out of it's hiding spot. After your Texas trip .. then will you be able to work on it?



    Quote Originally Posted by ghostrider View Post
    The heat is the reason I didn't use this much cuter patriotic smiley ...his hat is too much out of season!

    He's a cutie, but yes a tad warm right now for him to wear that toque amidst this heat wave!
    I'm surprised you don't have one with sunglasses and a swim suit!!!
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    Hi all, took a few days off. A lot seems to have happened while I was away.

    QuiltE - Thanks for keeping the Welcome Wagon going.

    leggz48 - Glad you were able to find more of the fabric. The other project sounds like a good cause. We'll be here to cheer you on when you get back to us.

    debquilts2 - Good to have you along. Small is good and small gets finished.

    Jenniky - looks great.

    bmwolfensberger - Sounds good. We love to see progress photos. Will you be doing #3 with us?

    Muv - Gorgeous.

    ghostrider - we look forward to seeing what you come up with but don't lose sleep on our account.

    gardnergal970 - looks wonderful. Keep it going and we'll be here to cheer you on.

    Me, I finished my mystery quilt block completely so can now move on to the Canada D'Eh quilt.
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Size:  445.4 KBThis is what has been holding me up. I'm not thrilled with it so I was dragging my heels on finishing. But, I have a policy that one doesn't get started until the other is finished so had to get my rear in gear.

    Finished the centre of the Canada quilt. Name:  Canada D'Eh centre (1).JPG
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Size:  473.4 KBI used gardnergal's method of sewing the fabric to the back of the centre and cutting diagonally. That way, I was sewing straight lines the whole time. It worked out to be an exact 12-1/2inch square at the end which is what I need. Managed to also get my white sqares cut out, my red maple leaves cut and fused to the white squares so I'm doing well now. Need to play with scraps to decide how I want to applique everything. Would love to hand applique but don't think my hands will take it and I don't think I have the time. We'll see. But not until at least this coming weekend.

    Good to have everyone on board. Keep up all the great work.

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    Ohhh, I think your mystery block turned out wonderful. I've got to finish mine now!!! The new mystery block starts this week.
    "You have enough quilts made when your soul is filled, your creativity satisfied and your fingers just won't work anymore."

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    Thank you. If I had it to do over, the pale blue would be the centre and the batik would be one of the rectangles. That way, the centre would be a different value. But, it was a mystery so, who knew?

    It turns out I'm not a good mystery person. I like to know the ending so I have some control. I should have known that but I've now proven it. I plan to follow along the new mystery but make the block at a later date.

    I'm working from a pattern for the Canada quilt but am changing it. There's that control thing again.

    Quote Originally Posted by JeanieG View Post
    Ohhh, I think your mystery block turned out wonderful. I've got to finish mine now!!! The new mystery block starts this week.

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    W4Me ... what a cute kitty quilt hanger that is!! Your Mystery looks pretty nice, despite your dissatisfaction. And what progress you have made with your Canada D'Eh!!!! What a woman ... away for a few days holidays and comes back and races right on with her latest and next projects!!
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    I have two of those hangers and generally try to make quilts that have bottom tabs for the tail portion. Mystery was too big for that and I have too small a dowel being used with the other hanger so, there it is. I plan to add buy dowels to my shopping list for this weekend so mystery may end up with a tail yet. Mind you, two felines play with the tail dowels so...

    Hey, I got nothing at all done until yesterday so it should be even more impressive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by works4me View Post
    Hey, I got nothing at all done until yesterday so it should be even more impressive.
    Absolutely impressive!!!!!!
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    How did you do that? I was editing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by works4me View Post
    How did you do that? I was editing.
    Ah but you must have posted it first ....... and while you were editing, it left the original post there!
    (no geeky-ness here ...just an educated guess!)
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    Not supposed to do that. You come off looking somewhat clairvoyant.

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    Oh GG I really love your TX Star!
    W4M - That is a lovely Mystery. I have a control issue also! It is part of what I like about quiltin', pickin' out the colors & plannin' what ta do with 'em! Your Maple leaf will be great. Is it gonna be the center? I think that ya said before but I don't remember.
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    Thanks dublb. Yes, the cross stitch maple leaf is the centre. It will be surrounded by white squares with appliqued red maple leaves. I also have flag fabric to add some movement and interest. I hope to make some more progress this weekend, at least in applique stitch testing if nothing else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by works4me View Post
    Thanks dublb. Yes, the cross stitch maple leaf is the centre. It will be surrounded by white squares with appliqued red maple leaves. I also have flag fabric to add some movement and interest. I hope to make some more progress this weekend, at least in applique stitch testing if nothing else.

    W4Me ... Are you going to do the Muv-technique for your applique?
    I'm anxious to try it ... and keep saying nooooooooooo, do your other things before you start something new!
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    No, as I have already fused the leaves to the background fabric. Instant gratification, or close to it. I'm at the stitching stage now.

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    Ok ya'll I need ta gripe a little. I don't know if ya'll know the reason I haven't planned anything for this challenge was because my PC club quilt is Patriotic. (I did want ta follow along w/ya'll. Ya'll have been wearing me down & I have been thinkin' about making a pot holder.) Anyway some of the PC blocks just don't work well w/my fabrics so I've been makin' some substitutes. I found a Mariners Compass that I wanted ta do as a sub. It is a 12 " block so I reduced it ta go w/my 8 1/2" blocks. Well I'm way behind on making my blocks. So I was working away on it & finally finished it very late last night. It's 9 1/2"!!!!! Sooooo I guess I'll make a pot holder out of it for this challenge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dublb View Post
    Ok ya'll I need ta gripe a little. I don't know if ya'll know the reason I haven't planned anything for this challenge was because my PC club quilt is Patriotic. (I did want ta follow along w/ya'll. Ya'll have been wearing me down & I have been thinkin' about making a pot holder.) Anyway some of the PC blocks just don't work well w/my fabrics so I've been makin' some substitutes. I found a Mariners Compass that I wanted ta do as a sub. It is a 12 " block so I reduced it ta go w/my 8 1/2" blocks. Well I'm way behind on making my blocks. So I was working away on it & finally finished it very late last night. It's 9 1/2"!!!!! Sooooo I guess I'll make a pot holder out of it for this challenge.

    This is good news ... all good news!!!!
    Yes, a potholder, or instead you could border it up as a wall hanging? or a table topper or ??

    Maybe do it like a Round Robin (for one) ... and just keep doing things with it and keep changing it til you've got it bigger and better!

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    But I need pot holders!
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