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    Happy Late Victoria Day to all the Canadians - I enjoyed finding out about it.

    Gardnergal - The Texas star is spectacular! You are going to be really proud of it when it is finished - keep on going!

    Works4me - Hooray, the maple leaf looks right at home set in with the red. Pretty hanging too! I've never had the self discipline to finish one project before I start the next...

    Yes, the thistle is started, but progress might slow down a bit now because after weeks of cold bad weather, ideal for staying in, suddenly it's roasting. I will have a prickly picture for you soon. And a patriotic treat - not a quilt - I'm keeping you on hooks, you'll never guess!

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    Hello Ladies,
    I have been sew busy... My daughter is making her move to TX this weekend, have been very busy helping her pack and also worked with her to finish her mystery wall hanging. She finished hand quilting it and I helped her with making the binding. She hand sewed that on also. Here is it finished and ready to pack. My dgs is having his third birthday this Monday so Im trying to hurry up and complete the nap blanket to match his pillow so I can wrap it for his present.

    Gardnergal - Beautiful TX Star

    Works4me - Mystery quilt block looks great. The Canada center for your quilt is looking great

    Dublb - Pot holders are like band-aids in my house. We can never have enough. Looking forward to seeing yours.

    MUV - You pricked my interest with what your Prickly Picture will be

    Have a wonderful day ladies.
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    Have an awesome day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muv View Post
    And a patriotic treat - not a quilt - I'm keeping you on hooks, you'll never guess!
    Food .. you must be making some patriotic food treats for us!
    Oh yes,
    Muv, you have been keeping us on hooks, that's for sure!
    And all for jolly good fun!!!!!!!!!



    Quote Originally Posted by Jenniky View Post
    Hello Ladies,
    I have been sew busy... My daughter is making her move to TX this weekend, have been very busy helping her pack and also worked with her to finish her mystery wall hanging. She finished hand quilting it and I helped her with making the binding. She hand sewed that on also. Here is it finished and ready to pack. My dgs is having his third birthday this Monday so Im trying to hurry up and complete the nap blanket to match his pillow so I can wrap it for his present.
    What a nice twist on the Mystery block ... are those dragons? If so, W4Me will be impressed!
    I'm sure you are starting to miss your DD already. Maybe
    DublB could become her Texas Mom?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dublb View Post
    But I need pot holders!
    Well, then maybe the wrong size wasn't so much an error, but more so "planned" !!


    Quote Originally Posted by Muv View Post
    And a patriotic treat - not a quilt - I'm keeping you on hooks, you'll never guess!
    Food .. you must be making some patriotic food treats for us!
    Oh yes,
    Muv, you have been keeping us on hooks, that's for sure!
    And all for jolly good fun!!!!!!!!!



    Quote Originally Posted by Jenniky View Post
    Hello Ladies,
    I have been sew busy... My daughter is making her move to TX this weekend, have been very busy helping her pack and also worked with her to finish her mystery wall hanging. She finished hand quilting it and I helped her with making the binding. She hand sewed that on also. Here is it finished and ready to pack. My dgs is having his third birthday this Monday so Im trying to hurry up and complete the nap blanket to match his pillow so I can wrap it for his present.
    What a nice twist on the Mystery block ... are those dragons? If so, W4Me will be impressed!
    I'm sure you are starting to miss your DD already. Maybe
    DublB could become her Texas Mom?
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    dublb - potholder it shall be then. How about a matching apron?

    Jenniky - I love how your mystery turned out. Yes, I love dragons. Have forever, as long as I've loved Halloween.

    Muv - looking forward to our surprise. And thank you for the Victoria Day wishes. I will probably be dead before they have an Elizabeth Day. Too bad, as she is an amazing woman. Very stable and strong.

    I just did a trial run of the applique. I have 60 different stitches on my machine and this is the first time I will use one other than the straight stitch. For buttonholes I use my "old" machine, a metal Kenmore from about 1980. Still going strong. Have decided stitch length and width and have decided to add a piece of foundation paper underneath for added stability. The only place this will really be needed is the stems. Judging by how many times the machine goes over one spot I need to go out and buy more red thread.

    Realized the pattern calls for 10-1/2 inch blocks. So, I will have to do a little more adapting as I will be using 12-1/2 inch blocks. Just means I need to figure out my setting triangle sizes. That should be pretty easy, I hope. One step at a time.

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    What a nice twist on the Mystery block ... are those dragons? If so, W4Me will be impressed!
    I'm sure you are starting to miss your DD already. Maybe
    DublB could become her Texas Mom?
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    LOL The wall hanging is the mystery from the train. The same one that Works4Me just finished. We added dragons to our square to make it a longer wall hanging to put over her bed. My dd is moving to Amarillo so I dont know how close that is to where Dublb is... I have the feeling I will be taking a lot more road trips...to Tx..though. Haha! So the last clue for my mystery patriotic quilt was posted this morning. I almost had the guess correct except its eight blocks across and starts with a 16 patch..I had it starting with an X square. Taking a short break from working on dgs nap quilt. Im pulling yarn through to tie it together and dd is helping me. We are having to use a pair of pliers to pull the needle through all the layers. The material for the binding should be done washing so I guess I will go check on it. Iron and cut my binding strips then I will hand sew the binding on. I find I get better results that way. Hopefully Monday I will be able to start sewing the squares together on my patriotic mystery quilt. Im still behind on dh's quilt but Im sure to get caught up next week.

    *** Oh and Dublb I think a matching Apron would be wonderful.
    Have an awesome day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenniky View Post
    What a nice twist on the Mystery block ... are those dragons? If so, W4Me will be impressed!
    I'm sure you are starting to miss your DD already. Maybe
    DublB could become her Texas Mom?
    LOL The wall hanging is the mystery from the train. The same one that Works4Me just finished. We added dragons to our square to make it a longer wall hanging to put over her bed. My dd is moving to Amarillo so I dont know how close that is to where Dublb is... I have the feeling I will be taking a lot more road trips...to Tx..though. Haha! So the last clue for my mystery patriotic quilt was posted this morning. I almost had the guess correct except its eight blocks across and starts with a 16 patch..I had it starting with an X square. Taking a short break from working on dgs nap quilt. Im pulling yarn through to tie it together and dd is helping me. We are having to use a pair of pliers to pull the needle through all the layers. The material for the binding should be done washing so I guess I will go check on it. Iron and cut my binding strips then I will hand sew the binding on. I find I get better results that way. Hopefully Monday I will be able to start sewing the squares together on my patriotic mystery quilt. Im still behind on dh's quilt but Im sure to get caught up next week.

    *** Oh and Dublb I think a matching Apron would be wonderful.[/QUOTE]

    If ya git on I87 & go south till ya git ta Lamesa, then take Hwy 349 south till ya git ta Midland. (Ya might want ta take the loop around Lubbock though.) It takes about 4 hours. This summer we went to Palo Duro Canyon which is just south of Amarillo. If you git a chance be sure & go there. The Grand Canyon is the only bigger canyon in the US! Wow what a place! Imagine travelin' in a covered wagon across miles & miles of plains & suddenly ta come across this great big canyon right under your feet.
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    Patriotic surprise time - go to the Youtube channel you can see below all my posts, have a look at the latest upload, and see why we all got up at an ungodly time of the morning on Wednesday to wave our flags. Stick it out to the end, because you will get a look inside our local pub!

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    Good for you Muv, for getting out to see the Torch! It came very near me three times when it crossed Canada for the Winter Olympics ... and thrice I didn't go. At the time, I was saying "why?" ... after I wished that I had been part of the hype! And then beer and breakfast to follow, inside the Pub ... what a way to celebrate the Flame! Have you bought tickets to go to any of the events?
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    Hello QuiltE - the only effort was getting out of bed... we were a 10 second walk from our front door! The Breakfast Barbecue was a brilliant idea. The landlord is a bright boy.

    No, we'll skip the events. Too much effort. It's all on the box anyway.

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    This is one of the ideas I'm working on. Still in design phase I'm afraid, but it seems to convey what I'm trying to say.

    The Earth without art is just "Eh".

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    Oh! That is gonna be great!
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    Oh how awesome ghostrider! Love it!
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    Afternoon everyone,

    Sounds like there's a lot of patriotism in the air, all over. Great.

    Muv, I missed the torch here, and the Olympics, and they were in my backyard just about. I regret it but don't regret the crowds. I'm taking advantage of your Olympics by buying some of the British themed fabric that is available now.

    ghostrider - Wow. Yes, that certainly conveys a wonderful message.

    I was up again at 5AM so got some work done on my quilt top. These are the base blocks:
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    Time for a break from the quilt and a visit with the in-laws. I've picked out my inner and outer borders but haven't cut them yet.

    I'm happy with how fast this is suddenly coming together.
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    Work4me - that is great!
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    W4M, that's comein' tagether well!
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    Ghostrider - how big is the design? It's very striking!

    Works4me - love the maple leaves, it's looking good now they are all put together.

    Did you see that the Mounties were on guard duty at Buckingham Palace this week?

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    Thank you all. After being away from the quilt top for several hours, I took a peek. Yup, I'm still happy. I had a vision and it is coming together nicely. Isn't QuiltE going to be surprised when she returns from her class.

    No, I didn't know the Mounties were on guard. Cool. I'll bet they will react to the public and will tell everyone later how hard it is to stay focussed.

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    Ghostie ... Brilliant!!! Now that could be a design you could market!!! Have you decided how you will proceed from here? Size? wall hanging? or?

    W4Me ... Impressive how fast you've progressed!!! Looks awesome! (and now that you've totally shamed me for my non-progress).

    Muv ... Yes .. saw our Mounties on Duty! They were calling it a "Royal Exchange" on the news here ...... we had Charles and Camilla in exchange for our Mounties on guard for The Queen. And to think that one of our female mounties made history, by being the first female to be on guard duty for The Queen.
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    Yahoo, finished my Patriotic Potholder! Here it is, all quilted and ready to use. Hope you like it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE
    Ghostie ... Brilliant!!! Now that could be a design you could market!!! Have you decided how you will proceed from here? Size? wall hanging? or?

    The hands/heart design is a standard clip art one, fancied up to suit my purposes, so marketing would be doubtful even if I do figure out how to put it together...which I haven't fully done yet. Someday I might actually use a pattern so someone else can do all the 'how' work...or maybe not. *giggle*

    I haven't decided on a size yet, but I'm thinking probably around 26" square? I have a spare 30" canvas I can mount it on to give it some presence. The stripes will be pieced, the rest fused raw edge appliqué. I still need to play with the star and maple leaf placements and need to add one more star so the number of stars has meaning like the other elements.

    There are 13 stripes for the thirteen original US colonies and 13 maple leafs (leaves?) for the 10 provinces and 3 territories of Canada. If I can fit in one more star to make it 21, that would be the total number of states (13), provinces (7) and territories (1) that form the border between the two nations...the longest international border in the world shared by the same pair of countries.
    The Earth without art is just "Eh".

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeanieG View Post
    Yahoo, finished my Patriotic Potholder! Here it is, all quilted and ready to use. Hope you like it!
    Oh Jeanie, It is Awesome! I have some of those fabrics. I believe we got it from the same place. I'm quiltin' that Mariners Compass now & it has some of those flags in it! Doesn't it just sparkle?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostrider View Post
    This is one of the ideas I'm working on. Still in design phase I'm afraid, but it seems to convey what I'm trying to say.

    Love it... that is going to be great
    Have an awesome day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by works4me View Post
    Afternoon everyone,

    Sounds like there's a lot of patriotism in the air, all over. Great.

    Muv, I missed the torch here, and the Olympics, and they were in my backyard just about. I regret it but don't regret the crowds. I'm taking advantage of your Olympics by buying some of the British themed fabric that is available now.

    ghostrider - Wow. Yes, that certainly conveys a wonderful message.

    I was up again at 5AM so got some work done on my quilt top. These are the base blocks:
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    And then I weeded for about an hour and then finished the basic top:
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    Time for a break from the quilt and a visit with the in-laws. I've picked out my inner and outer borders but haven't cut them yet.

    I'm happy with how fast this is suddenly coming together.
    Your quilt is coming together very nicely.. those inset triangles are difficult...for me... I admire yours are so smooth.
    Have an awesome day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeanieG View Post
    Yahoo, finished my Patriotic Potholder! Here it is, all quilted and ready to use. Hope you like it!
    I love those fabrics... great job.. and yes yes... definitely make a matching apron.
    Have an awesome day!

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