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    Quote Originally Posted by dublb View Post
    Yes, bluebonnets are my state flower, so I felt they were patriotic. I also am hopin' ta encourage ya ta do somethin' w/the trillums. nudge nudge I also have a TX pattern & TX fabric for a darlin' Twister quilt. QNS sent me a darlin' bargello flag wallhangin' kit. I've got so many ideas & no time ta do 'em!
    OH don't worry, the trilliums will get done ... right now I'm on the pattern search as with it being a large overall desgin, I don't want to "lose" it by cutting it up too much. Plus, I want to use all four colours of it in the same quilt. I have a few possible patterns already, and still looking. It's not as though I don't have anything else to do in the meantime!
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    Muv- How is the Jubilation Quilt coming along? When do we get our next peek at a section?

    QuiltE - I have no clue what a trillium is...So I guess I will have to look it up. Im guessing a flower of some kind or plant.

    Works4Me - You do such wonderful glass etchings I can understand why your work is so popular.

    Dublb - I'm with QuiltE, Double Nudge, Nudge and an extra Nudge, That beautiful quilt top is screaming to be put up to the top of your to do list.

    Have a wonderful day Ladies
    Have an awesome day!

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    Dubib...I LOVE YOUR quilt! Is that embroidery or applique for the BB? And I agree, a perfect quilt for your Brady house.

    Works4me...just think of is as the foundation for your quilting....i.e.$$$$$$

    QuiltE...I've seen some beautiful quilts that have blocks set on point with a large floral pattern for the setting blocks. It might even be the place for appliqué on the main blocks.

    JenniKy...trilliums are wildflowers that are usually found in a woodsy setting and they bloom in early spring. Delicate but regal in appearance.

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    GGal ... a good description of the flower!

    Jenniky
    ... here's some trilliums for you to check out!
    http://www.google.ca/search?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&rlz=1T4SUNA_enCA310CA310&q=trillium+images


    As you can see, there are different variations of them. White is the most commonly known, and the first row of pics gives you a good sense of them. The TRI of trillium for their three flower petals and three leaves ... not to be confused with the three leaves of poison ivy!!

    They are our provincial flower, and it is illegal to pick them. When I moved here, there were none in the bush. I've since moved several and they have gone forth and multiplied! You can't pick them, but many do move them!!). I always have liked them growing in nature ... and have a few pieces of art featuring them too. Being batik the fabric is not a true-type depiction.


    As for the trillium project ... I could abandon Miss Peep ... and QAYG (which I haven't started but want to learn how to) ... and PC has been neglescted ... and then there's my numerous other PUPs that I really do want to turn into DOGS. For now, I'm content with admiring the fabric, oohing, aahing and petting it!

    Or in short, just read my siggy ........................
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    Oh QE that's the very reason my BB quilt isn't finished. It's just for me & I have other quilts ta finish first. The Brady house is cuttin' way into my quiltin' time! Your sig fits me too!!!!!
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    Hello Jenninky - here's a progress picture. It's a bit boring. The Scots pine will look much better once it has its cones.

    QuiltE - time for a trillium appliqué? The pictures are really pretty.

    Dublb - when are you going to quilt the bluebonnets?
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    Muv ... I think appliques are going to be part of Miss Peep in the Character Challenge. When I get there, you;ll be seeing many a smokin' SOS from this side of the pond! Are you all caught up in the Olympic fever? Great bunch of Golds being collected by Team GB!! The trillium project will be pretty simple, because I'll want to focus on the trilliums in the batik ....... and don't hold your breath on the when!
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    QuiltE - you shouldn't have reminded me. I have just had to delay my bedtime to watch the jump off again for the team showjumping. I couldn't watch first time, only listen! Not many gold medallists in the games are in their fifties with hip replacements. There's hope for me yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muv View Post
    QuiltE - you shouldn't have reminded me. I have just had to delay my bedtime to watch the jump off again for the team showjumping. I couldn't watch first time, only listen! Not many gold medallists in the games are in their fifties with hip replacements. There's hope for me yet.

    Of course I should do my duty ... and you
    Muv, should be watching them while you can. It'll be over all too fast and then we'll be back to our normal programming. Talk about ages ... how about our 65yo Ian Miller!! Sadly our Canadian Equestrian team didn't fare too well ... after losing one to injury and then one of our Jumpers' horses being disqualified. They showed the poor girl on TV last night and she was in tears at the press conference. They're doing the re-play of today's coverage now, so perhaps I'll see some of the Show Jump classes?

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    Muv - I can't wait to see how you manage the pine cones. I'm thinking difficult...for me that is..for you, a walk in the park, our Mentor of Applique.
    Have an awesome day!

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    Thanks for reminding me Jenniky ...........


    Muv .... I think I was focused on the "blame" for your staying up late and watching the Os!!! And forgot to comment on how grand your Scots Pine debut is. Looks very intricate, lots of little strips there. And me too, wondering how the cones are going to come to life!

    BTW and what should I accept blame for last night?
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    That's very interestin' Muv! I can't see how it's gonna be, but I know that with you it will be beautiful. I'm lookin' forward ta seein' your finished product.
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    Oh my goodness Jenniky, there is so much going on on the QAYG thread, you have been so busy! I'm not ready to dive in there yet, still plodding on with these blocks...

    The pine cones are ready for the blanket stitch, and I have started on the last but one block, which is oak leaves and acorns for England. We are going away on Monday for ten days to stay with my husband's relatives, so I am taking the Scots pine and oak panels with me to do the blanket stitch while we are away. Then when I come back I am going to have to work out what I am going to do for the central panel...
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    Muv those Pine Cones look awesome. I want to copy them for a Christmas quilt...LOL. I like to hang real pine cones on my fake Christmas tree as Decorations. I have collected a few special ones from various trips and adventures. I usually have them displayed all year long but move them onto the tree at Christmas time. Those pine cones are so clever. I never expected the way you did it. I was figuring you would have a lot of small turns as you made individual pine cone fins as I call them. Those pine cones look so do able. I am impressed.

    You have a safe trip on your visit and enjoy have fun and will look forward to seeing your Finished Pinecones,Acorns, and Oak Leaves when you return.
    Have an awesome day!

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    Scotch Pines

    muv, I've always loved Scotch Pines - I might "borrow" your quilt as inspiration!!
    Liz / Calgary

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    Muv! They are just darlin'! I love how ya did the pine cone fins! I wouldn't have figured that out! I hope ya have a great trip.
    Bev
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    Spectacular Muv ... great replication of the pine cones. And now oak leaves and acorns to come too! Have a good trip ... and I hope you get some sewing time being that you are going prepared! Your quilt is going to have quite an International Travel Story of its own. I bet it would like to you to bring it to Canada to work on it!!!
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    Fabulous Muv. I'm looking forward to seeing even more.

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    Hello Everyone,

    It's a rainy day in Southern Poland and I'm having a little play on my bro-in-law's computer. The pine cones are now finished, and I have started doing the blanket stitch on the oak leaves and acorns.

    So far I have done hand stitching for this quilt in four different countries. England, Spain, Poland and ... A couple of days ago we drove from my bro-in-law's place (he's an English Pole) to stay with my husband's cousin (a Polish Pole). We are only a few miles from the border with the Czech Republic and took a detour there to visit a shop. I made sure I had my sewing handy and did five or six stitches in the Czech Republic just for the fun of it.

    Hope you are all well!

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    Muv...truly an international quilt! Looking forward to seeing your handy work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    I found Monty at the Canada Day festivities and eating Strawberry Shortcake with Whipped cream ... and dragged him back home by the scruff of his neck!

    TaDaaaaaaaaaahhh!

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    Muv - You truly have the most well traveled quilt that I have ever heard of. I hope you are enjoying you visiting.
    Have an awesome day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muv View Post
    Hello Thimblebug, The stencil is already made, and then I lay it over the work and stitch through. On the photo the machine is threaded and I was halfway through stitching the detail on the rose. The paper was on the back of the work so that when I tear it away afterwards it's not too tragic if tiny specks of paper are left behind.
    Don't ya just hate those paper specks! A trick someone taught me is to lightly mist the paper with water from a fine spray bottle, let it set a minute and then the paper comes off with no problem. I use this method with applique blocks and mist them then put in a zip lock baggie and let them rest for a few minutes. But I don't see why it would not work without the baggie as well!

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    quilte,

    quilte, i understand that you had posted some pics of a mountie quilt hanger on your front door. if i am correct would it be possible to get the pattern for that. he is amazing and i would love to make one to put on my trailer when in arizona for the winter. i am not able to go this year as i have to have major surgery in oct. that will put recovery into early next year but i am hoping to get alot of sewing done with recouperating. thanks rachelle
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    Muv ... Splendid! stitching in Czech. And was the trip to the "shop" per chance a quilt shop? Anything of interest for we quilters during your travels? Maybe you could find a way to include the countries in the label?

    HuntersGrammie ... check your PMs

    DebQuilts2 ... Thank you! The background fabric is from the Cottage Country with the words to O Canada printed on it ..... and sourced at Len's! Hope you're enjoying your new machine. And guess what? I'm starting to consider the 7700 or a Bernina 820

    All ... FYI ... Only cameo appearances for QuiltE this next while as I'm working out of town a lot. And when I do so, I don't have internet. I do miss getting my virtual quilting fix. And NO, I will not be getting an electronic leash in any form ... It's somewhat liberating!!! And the cell phone is more than enough for now!
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