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    QuiltE - I will add my vote to see your table runner also.

    I have had several people interested in the QAYG process so Im going to send Patrice a EMail and see what about issuing a challenge to Build Your Own Quilt As You Go Quilt from abandoned or stray blocks of the same size. I figure this way we can all share our progress and Im not cluttering up the BOM and this thread with all my pictures and discussions. So I will hold off posting anymore pictures of my QAYG projects until I hear back from Patrice.
    Have an awesome day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenniky View Post
    QuiltE - I will add my vote to see your table runner also.

    I have had several people interested in the QAYG process so Im going to send Patrice a EMail and see what about issuing a challenge to Build Your Own Quilt As You Go Quilt from abandoned or stray blocks of the same size. I figure this way we can all share our progress and Im not cluttering up the BOM and this thread with all my pictures and discussions. So I will hold off posting anymore pictures of my QAYG projects until I hear back from Patrice.

    One final post and then I'm out of the office for the afternoon!

    Jenniky ... That sounds like a great challenge to start, though I will sadly be declining, if it's something that starts soon. I just clearly have too much on my plate, though would really like to do it as it's a technique I'd like to learn and I know it would be great to do it as a joint effort. Are you going to do all different types of QAYG techniques? I was thinking this morning when I was drivingand without knowing you were going to post this, that it wouldn't have to be blocks of all the same size. Could just become a mish-mash kind of like those curio shelves with assorted shapes and sizes. YOu're pulling at me ... though I know I just can't get started on anything more.

    Thanks for the added vote, though, as above, it'll be awhile before the reveal!
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    If Patrice approves It will be a long challenge so you can join anytime. I just need to do something with all my orphaned blocks. And yes I plan to explore all of the QAYG techniques.
    Have an awesome day!

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    Oh Jenniky what a great idea! I have two BOM from last year that are just sitting in a box waiting to be put together. This would be great for me to get them out and finished. I would love to learn this technique. Jan sure does a great job on her quilts using this method! I'll be sure to follow along!
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    Jenniky ... OK I know I said it was THE last for now, butttt .... a woman can change her mind, right?
    You're luring me in, you know that don't you?

    JeanieG ... Yes indeedy-do JanRN does do a wonderful job! Maybe we can bring her along to that thread, and share some of what she has learned along the way
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    I have so enjoyed looking at all of the great work you have completed on this thread! I joined in when you first started & said you had inspired me to finish a flag wall hanging I had started 5 years ago. It started with a free pattern that I found online. I made the flag center then changed up the borders to my liking. Well, when the top was done, it wasn't to my liking at all! It wasn't hideous, but just kind of big & blah. So, I put it away for several years until I saw this thread in the spring & decided I needed to do something to finish it. I had hoped to have it finished before the 4th of July, but that didn't happen, but hey, what's another few weeks after it sat there unfinished for 5 years! This is what I finally came up with & I am much happier with it! Those are the first feathers I have quilted & I am quite happy with them. I used the method from Sally Terry's book "Hooked on Feathers". You can tell they are not traditional feathers, but I really like the look. I, too, have been working on my FMQ skills on my DSM. One thing I agree with everyone else on is PRACTICE! I have a lot of old drapery lining I use to practice on. Thank you again for all of the inspiration!
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    So glad we could inspire you Maggiemay. The quilt was worth the wait. It is amazing. I love the way it waves. And your FMQ is beautiful. Well done.

    Now, what will you do for next year?

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    Wow Maggie that is amazing.... I love what you have done. *** Uses Hand to close mouth dropping AWE!!*** That is like the most amazing, beautiful quilt top makeover I have yet to see.
    Have an awesome day!

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    Maggiemay - that is just beautiful. I'm so glad you shared with us. Great job on your FMQ. I hope I can get there someday!
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    I have my first row complete on my BOM QAYG. The first blocks I joined I machine sewed the two strips to the block then I hand sewed the a joining block. It looked nice however I was determined to try more than one way. So the next one I machine sewed both sashing strips to one side then I machine stitched one of the other sides to the opposite square. When I laid them flat they fit together smoothly. I was so pleased. It was not as difficult as I thought it would be. I then flipped it over and hand sewed the back closed. It really made for a beautiful finish. I went back and took out the first sash joining I did by hand and redid it with the machine so it all matches. I havent heard back from Patrice but I figure its gonna take a few days. Im sure she gets lots of emails. I have been taking pictures as I work on different parts of the process. I predict many many of my orphaned blocks are going to find a home in a QAYG. I like the process. I will be getting a lot more FMQ practice this way. It's really true though its practice practice practice and more practice. So I recommend everyone make lots of Doggie Puddle Pads or Dinner Mats whatever works for you. Ok that is my inspirational talk for the day. Now Im going to go and try to draw Mikey's Ghoulfriend.
    Have an awesome day!

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    Maggiemay - that's a wonderful remake!!! It's time had come!
    Jenniky - I'm plannin' on makin' my Pony Club quilt as a QAYG, so I'll definitely love ta join your QAYG thread.
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    MaggieMay ... Great remake!! The bargello effect really makes for a nice wavy flag. Your feathers are amazing!!!! Well done indeed!!!
    And your next Patriotic Project will be????

    Jenniky ... you're a real busy lady! How do you manage to get so many hours in a day to sit and sew? Yes, I'm GREEN with envy!

    Me? ... I started another table topper tonight using the Warm Wishes pattern. However ... I don't like the combo I chose. They're all cut out and on my design wall, though I think I need to switch out one of the fabrics ..... or find a different pattern!
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    QuiltE - Isn't it annoying when you "think" something looks great until you get it on the display wall and stand back and look again! So sorry you have to re-do your fabrics. Better now than later, hang in there!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeanieG View Post
    QuiltE - Isn't it annoying when you "think" something looks great until you get it on the display wall and stand back and look again! So sorry you have to re-do your fabrics. Better now than later, hang in there!
    ITA ... what's worse is when you think it's all good, and then you sew it and then <shudder>!!!!!
    Thankfully I didn't get to that step. And I really want to use the one fabric which requires it being left as a yardage or FC. The backing will be the yardage and then the FC front was my idea. Of course, once I get to that point, I just can't "see" the other possibilities waiting!
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    MaggieMay ... Great remake!! The bargello effect really makes for a nice wavy flag. Your feathers are amazing!!!! Well done indeed!!!
    And your next Patriotic Project will be????

    Jenniky ... you're a real busy lady! How do you manage to get so many hours in a day to sit and sew? Yes, I'm GREEN with envy!

    Me? ... I started another table topper tonight using the Warm Wishes pattern. However ... I don't like the combo I chose. They're all cut out and on my design wall, though I think I need to switch out one of the fabrics ..... or find a different pattern!
    Im was 100% disabled Navy Veteran prior to my accident that has further restricted me from ever working. I have found I love quilting. It keeps my mind occupied and off my pain and disabilities. I've never been an indoor person but quilting has helped me tolerate being inside, sitting all day. So I pretty much work on my quilting eight to ten hours a day. Since Im not a TV person either. I listen to country music and quilt. DH takes care of the house, cleans, cooks....etc. Im really hoping the new physician Im going to see at the end of the month will at least help me become more mobile and less pain so I can participate in more outside activities. I am very grateful that I have found quilting as a hobby that keeps me stimulated.
    Have an awesome day!

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    Jenniky ... so sorry for your past that has not made your present so enjoyable. Everything you show and share proves that you choose to make the best of all, and not dwell on the negatives. They are there and you live with them, rather than letting them control. Sometimes that's the way to get around the not so good things in life ... just ignore as much as possible. Sometimes that's the way I motor on too ... ignore. I manage what needs to be managed, but just let it be part of my life, rather than the controlling part. I can't change it, so I just let it be there and keep it from impeding what I want to do as much as I can. So give your husband a big salute from me, that he's there and such a great support for you!
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    I agree with QuiltE Jenniky! Your husband is one awesome dude to take over all the household chores for you. I think that is what keeps me from quilting more - all that dratted daily housekeeping! I just will not let myself do any quilting until all those chores are done each day.

    Our daughter was a dental tech in the navy, a great experience that led to her dental hygienist profession. What a great training ground the military is for young people. Too bad more youngsters don't take advantage it.

    I have a SIL in the SeaBees - they are stationed near us at Port Hueneme, CA, so our daughter can visit frequently (they moved up here from San Diego). Wyatt just got back from Spain recently. He has been all over the country in his eight years in the service. He just re-enlisted. He will have a great career - as he can drive all kinds of heavy equipment and trucks.
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    JeanieG .. oh please do tell this non American what Sea-Bees are? I'm guessing naval helicopters?
    As for quilting and housework ... join the rest of us and don't be such a clean-freak!
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    Jenniky - I hope your new physician is able to help you. Sometimes just being able to go for a walk makes a big difference. I bought walking poles last year and they assisted me greatly. I agree with everything that QuiltE said. I admire your attitude and the husband is a keeper, for sure.

    JeanieG - such control. My ex-neighbour would make sure he did all his chores, in and out, after work, before taking off for an evening ride on his motorcycle. We admired his work ethic but did not emulate it. Gorgeous day - take off in the sports car. The weahter may not hold but the work will.

    No quilt projects for me for a bit. Unless I need a break and hear Franky calling my name.

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    Seabees are the Navy's Construction Battalion. They build things.

    I will make sure to let DH know how wonderful he is. I only tell him fifty times a day. LOL Im a real stickler for saying Please and Thankyou and sometimes if Im not sure I have said it..I say it twice. I don't know how many times I have gave him my special stare and say promptly "It's not always about what I want ..What do you want??? I know that if he really wants something he has no hesitation to speak up. Well thats not always true.. that is why he gets the stare sometimes. Im very grateful to have such a wonderful man by my side. I may not be rich in monetary wealth, but I am spoiled with love.
    Have an awesome day!

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    Works4me - would so so love to be able to walk distance again. I use to walk up to seven miles daily one time I actually did a ten mile walk. Well Im sure Ive done it more than once in my life time.. LOL If I could have one thing back that would be the ability to walk at least three or four miles every morning and greet the sunrise. I so miss doing that. But Im not giving up. I know there is a doctor out there some where that can help me. Nope this girl is not giving up ... no way ... no how... NO SIR...

    Sooooo Lets all get quilting... or etching glass or cleaning house or whatever we have to do to get back to quilting..
    Have an awesome day!

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    Awwwwwwwwwww there's true love in the Mr and Mrs Jenniky home!

    Speaking of which ... any word on your NEW Home Sweet Quilting Home?
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    love the site love the fabric especially the white with the maple leafs and flag on it, its gorgeous. so how do i bookmark or whatever to watch what comes up on this site. thanks for the invite. rachelle

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    Quote Originally Posted by huntersgrammie View Post
    love the site love the fabric especially the white with the maple leafs and flag on it, its gorgeous. so how do i bookmark or whatever to watch what comes up on this site. thanks for the invite. rachelle
    Now that you've posted, you should get an email when there's a post to the thread.

    So once I send this off to the thread, you should soon be receiving the auto-notification.
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    Huntersgrammie - AT the top of the page in Thread Tools you can select to subscribe to this thread.... Most often though if you post in the thread I think you automatically get subscribed unless you turn it off.

    QuiltE - We find out the end of the month. Im sure we will get it.. but ya just never know.. so Im not going to count my chickens just yet.
    Have an awesome day!

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