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    QuiltingJaguar thank you for sharing your 911 quilts with us. That was a very difficult time for many. We would love to have you join us and make a new Patriotic Quilt. As QuiltE has said in a previous post. This Challenge does not stop with Canada Day or for American's on Fourth of July so it would be great if you joined us in the challenge.
    Have an awesome day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liz92B View Post
    on Saturday, I got the 1st block done (already posted); on Sunday, I finished the 2nd block:
    so now I have two whole blocks done, only a gazillion more to go!!

    And then another ... and another ... and you'll be surprised how fast it will make up.
    Do you have a sketch to show us as to your layout plans?
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post

    And then another ... and another ... and you'll be surprised how fast it will make up.
    Do you have a sketch to show us as to your layout plans?
    this is what I worked up in EQ7: Name:  ML-quilt.jpg
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    The FMQ will be white on the red leaves, red on the white blocks ..
    Liz / Calgary

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liz92B View Post
    this is what I worked up in EQ7: Name:  ML-quilt.jpg
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    The FMQ will be white on the red leaves, red on the white blocks ..
    Wow Liz Im excited to see your FMQ ing.. .
    Have an awesome day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liz92B View Post
    this is what I worked up in EQ7:
    The FMQ will be white on the red leaves, red on the white blocks ..
    Well, that's not going to take too many leaves and thenyou'll have them done!





    Welcome QJaguar! ... as JenniKy hhelps inspire you to join us with another creation and one made during a little happier times. And that we'll be here long after our two countries' celebrations. Think of it as the thread that never ends! I do hope that this helps inspire you to make a new patriotic creation!
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltingJaguar View Post
    This wall hanging was made in the two weeks after 911. I had to keep my self busy I was so upset. I drew the photo of the plane, buildings and inserted the words. I have never put a photo up and text since you updated the site so not sure I am doing this right. There are blue crossovers on the white with a gold star in the middle.
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    Oh my Quilting Jaguar - that quilt is most impressive! Thank you so much for sharing them! Sure does bring back sad memories for all of us!
    "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 QuiltingJaguar View Post
    This wall hanging was made in the two weeks after 911. I had to keep my self busy I was so upset. I drew the photo of the plane, buildings and inserted the words. I have never put a photo up and text since you updated the site so not sure I am doing this right. There are blue crossovers on the white with a gold star in the middle.
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    Such an awesome memory quilt! "We will never forget!!!" Thank You for showin' this to us.
    We'd love for ya ta make somethin' for this chalenge. I've made a potholder & have some others in the works. What ever will be enjoyed.


    Quote Originally Posted by Liz92B View Post
    this is what I worked up in EQ7: Name:  ML-quilt.jpg
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    The FMQ will be white on the red leaves, red on the white blocks ..
    That's gonna be lovely!!! I love that design.

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    Welcome Quilting Jaguar - I hope you will join us and do another project. You do nice work.

    Liz92B - I'm really looking forward to seeing how you FMQ. Will the white areas be tone on tone or solid white? Keep up the good work.

    That applies to everyone. Keep up the good work. As QuiltE and I have both said many times, we will be here well after July 1 and 4. Sure hope to see continuing projects, new projects. As you saw from my etched votives, the projects don't even need to be quilted. Just show us your spirit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    And that we'll be here long after our two countries' celebrations. Think of it as the thread that never ends!
    Now, I like the sound of that since I haven't even found that patriotic fabric of mine. We're dealing with contractors and such for all the damage to our entire roof and water running inside peeling paint and such; during our recent wind/rain storms. Friday they begin by repairing the entire roof. Then, after the 4th we begin with them working on the inside, moving out all of our appliances, tearing out the entire flooring in the dining room and kitchen, etc. Sooooooooooooooo, glad that our home owner's policy is covering everything except for our deductible. Whew!

    No fabric, quilting supplies, or my vintage machines were damaged though. I should be able to keep sewing, I hope.

    Linda

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    Quote Originally Posted by works4me View Post
    Liz92B - I'm really looking forward to seeing how you FMQ. Will the white areas be tone on tone or solid white? Keep up the good work.
    not sure what you're asking... for the white areas, the fabric itself is white-on-white; the FMQ will be red.
    Liz / Calgary

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liz92B View Post
    not sure what you're asking... for the white areas, the fabric itself is white-on-white; the FMQ will be red.
    Oh I like it! I bet it is goin' ta be even prettier than my imagination.
    Bev
    My initials are BB, so dublb is double B.

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    SewExtremeSeams - we won't abandon you. You have plenty of time to take care of what sounds quite extreme. Maybe give yourself permission to fabric shop a little to relieve some stress?

    Liz92B - that's exactly what I was asking. If the white fabric was a tone-on-tone fabric or a solid. With the red quilting it will have a lot of depth, being tone-on-tone and still show the quilting. I think we are all looking forward to seeing more progress photos.

    I like how this thread is turning out - some people have finished projects while others are just coming on board or working their way through their projects. Now, we just need a few more international participants.

    On another note: Canadians aren't really known for being overly patriotic but the Northcott Quilts Of Valour Oh Canada line of fabric is selling out all over the place. My LQS has placed a second order and they ordered 2 bolts or more of everything to start with. I think that's great!

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    SewExS ... Oh dear! Renos are not the most fun at the best of times. Worse when it isn;t by choice. Though think of how "new" everything will be when you get thru it all. Keep your "Eyes on the Prize" and you'll get thru the upheaval. I was thinking exactly like W4Me .... allow yourself a little FART to help destress!

    W4Me
    ... I hear ya I hear ya ........... I have a date with Monty tonight!!

    Northcott's Oh Canada Line ... it's selling like hotcakes here too! So any Canucks who want it, get it NOW or you may be disappointed!!!!
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    That was in no way aimed at you QuiltE. I was really, truly pleased with the status of all the projects here. Is someone feeling guilty for neglecting her mountie friend?

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    I love all of these quilts. What a great idea
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    Quote Originally Posted by works4me View Post
    That was in no way aimed at you QuiltE. I was really, truly pleased with the status of all the projects here. Is someone feeling guilty for neglecting her mountie friend?
    Monty wants you to see that he was not neglected tonight.
    The MM strikes again!!!

    Thanks
    Muv!!! ... It went pretty smooth and I can see me doing more of this.
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    QuiltE: Mondy's mustache looks quite striking!
    * a FART I have no idea what that might stand for... I am looking forward to brand new flooring in my dining room and kitchen as I do not care for the pergo stuff. I had real old growth hardwood floors for over 2 decades that I loved. And also had tile in one of my kitchens. It should be fun seeing what is available that is easy to care for and hides dirt. We have a farm and stuff walks in all by itself. Occasionally a chicken walks in if we leave the door open. So far, none have left their tracks.

    I have 2 handcranks and 3 treadles in case we are without electricity and plenty of vintage machines to clean if I get bored. But, first thing Friday morning when they start on the roof I am going to the quilt and crafts stores.

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    How wonderful - this thread is getting really busy!

    Morelcabin - lovely Canadian wildlife quilt. A full size bed quilt in those colours and using the same appliques would look fantastic. When are you starting? No pressure.

    Works4me - pretty glass candle holders, such tiny detail!

    Liz - you will have a nice fresh and cheerful look with the red and white, and unmistakeably Canadian!

    QuiltingJaguar - really nice quilt, but such sad memories. Can we inspire you to start a light-hearted patriotic quilt?

    SewExtremeSeams - sorry to hear about the damage to your house. I love your approach - walk out, go shopping, leave the chaos to the men!

    QuiltE - love Monty's moustache! Has he been combing it?

    Dublb - we have a jug of yellow roses in the front room and I think of you every time I look at them. Can't you feel a yellow rose quilt coming on?

    Meanwhile, slow progress here... dentists this afternoon... way behind with the gardening...

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    SewExS ... Thank you on behalf of Monty!
    FART = Fabric Acquisition Road Trip
    So ENJOY your FART when they start that roof!
    You'll find there's a lot of quilting acronyms used on the QB. Here's a compendium of some that might help you with all the alphabet soup used ...

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...s-t178507.html

    Muv ... Yes, combed and well trimmed and groomed to meet inspections! Photo doesn't pic it up, but I mixed thread from a black skein with grey. I'd forgotten how much I enjoyed embroidery work, so heaven forbid, I might start something else. Keep nudging all these others, would you? OOPS!! that'd be "enthusiastic encouragement" to quote our fearless leader, W4Me! Better you than I for the dentist's visit today!!!

    DublB ... ♪♪♫ Yes!!!!!!!!! ♫♪♪
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Admjb...ipcontrinter=1

    Me? ... work hard in the office today and hope to knock off early and turn this three day weekend into 4-1/2 days!!! Oh how I love my boss!!!!

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    SES - It's hard ta do stuff while all o' that construction is goin' on. Ya really have a good attitude.
    dettonlissas - don't ya want ta make something patriotic??? I'm makin' pot holders. Whatever size is fine.
    QE - The MM did strikeagain! Neat mustache! I haven't done any hand embroidery in over 25 yrs. I was really good at it when I did do it. Hand quiltin' came really easy compared ta embroidery. Thanks for the song!
    Muv - That's sweet o' ya ta think o' me. I love my rose bushes. I took that pict. in my avatar several years ago. The yellow rose bush is between 2 red rose bushes.

    Did ya'll know that there was a real Yellow Rose of TX. According ta my Dad she was a prostitute & was in the tent w/ Santa Anna durrin' the siesta. Sam Houston attacked durrin' that siesta & won the war. Daddy told me that she distracted him on purpose. I haven't ever read this in my history books but my Dad said that he learned it in his TX history class.

    I'm worried about my rose bushes. I'm watterin' 'em w/ water from the washin' machine, but don't think that that will be enough.
    We still need rain so very much.
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    Hello Ladies jumping on the board long enough to get caught up with what is going on. QuiltE Love Monty's Mustache. I have been busy sitting with a friend who is not feeling well so I have not been able to get any sewing done. Tomorrow with luck I might get to work on some quilting however I have the feeling I will be needed tomorrow as well. Lets all hope for some rain and a cool breeze. For those that need a break from the heat. I think I will work on my Firehouse block this evening and then tomorrow maybe I can take it along with me and do the applique by hand.

    Have a wonderful evening ... :thumbsup:
    Have an awesome day!

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    Amazing the difference a location makes. Here, we are living up to our nickname "the wet coast". Dry yesterday and today but the clouds are rolling in and it is supposed to get ugly and wet again tonight and tomorrow and at least part of Saturday. I haven't had to water at all but the weeds are taking over as I can't get enough dry time to pull them and, as fast as I do, the rain comes along and they grow again. No vegetables have even been planted at our place yet this year.

    We are dealing with floods, too. Not at our place. We are landlocked where I am and we are at the top of a hill, too.

    Yet, dry as a bone elsewhere, in the east, and wildfires. Mother Nature is making sure we know who's boss.

    dettonlisas - yes, the projects are pretty cool. Think we can persuade you to join us, even with something small?

    QuiltE - Monty is going to be a handsome devil with that 'stache. Well done.

    SewExtremeSeams - I laughed out loud when you mentioned the chickens wandering in the house. I am 100% city girl. The closest I came to some unusualt critter coming inside was when we moved into a brand new house and it came with its very own mouse. 4 adults chasing a teeny little mouse around a bedroom. Now, that was a sight.
    Yippe for going shopping while all the noise is going on. Good luck.

    dublb - see how much we learn from this thread? I will make it a point to Google Yellow Rose of Texas.

    Jenniky - you are a good friend. Good idea getting the block ready to be portable.
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    JenniKy ... so good of you to help care for your sick friend. Smart lady to get some handwork ready for your next sitting spell.

    DublB ... I do like the song and now the story behind it!


    Thanks everyone!! ... borders are cut and hope to be added tonight. Then will need to stop and practice quilting before I can finalize the backing and sandwich it. Would like to use black in bobbin, white on top ... so need to see if I can get the tension right for that. Otherwise, back to a light backing.
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    Hi Ladies (we are all ladies aren't we? I wouldn't want to offend a gent if he is participating in the challenge)

    In a bit of a hurry today. Finally pulled out my patriotic fabric that I have had for eons! What do you think? Even found a few more pieces I had forgotten I had.

    I am quickly putting together placemats for our friends who invited us to dinner tonight. Don't have time to run to the fab store as it is 35+ minutes to town, sew... I am planning to bind it with same fabric. Ohhh, can't believe out of all my fabric stash I don't have something suitable to go with this.

    Roofers have been up there for a couple of hours already. The inside stuff gets started sometime after the 4th. I have always wanted to sew outside so this may be my chance. DH works in his workshop all day anyway on his lovely segmented wood bowls. He is trying to make a simple cross today for our home but said it is giving him fits. My Mom used to always tell me that simple patterns are sometimes the hardest to get finished. Can't tell you how many times her words have rang true in my ears as I am ripping seams out.

    When, DH and I were married 8 years ago we decided 'no kids' and 'no indoor pets' and it has been nice. We have had miniature cows but now only raise chickens, have 2 dogs and 2 barn cats. The dogs have been trained NOT to step into an open door but you know how cats are but it was the chickens feelin' like they were welcome that has made me laugh the most. I mean sometimes one has followed DH from front door to kitchen when he is bringing in the shopping packages. Oh dear, I gotta get off here and sew my brains out. I am not doing any fancy design today but I know my friend will be blessed with simple. She always sees me working on stuff for other people so it will be nice to give them to her and her DH. Have a great day. If time permits (I hope) I will post the finished placemats on here before we leave.
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    I love your fabric. I have some of it, too, and made my husband and I shirts which we wear on all patriotic days and holidays.

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