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Thread: International Patriotic Challenge

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    Monty went to the Fair on the weekend ... he's now a "Decorated Mountie"
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    His wardrobe now includes a "Red Ribbon" (that means First, in Canda).
    The yellow card is a special invitation to the Provincial Fair Association's Annual Convention in February.
    Only one or two items per Fair receive this yellow card, so I am absolutely thrilled!!!!!!!

    **note** photo taken on my door this afternoon, being that I forgot to take one at the Fair!
    I'll also post a thread tonight with the rest of my Fair updates.
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    yay for Monty - he deserves the Red Ribbon!! (I got to watch the Musical Ride on Labour Day!!)
    Liz / Calgary

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    Oh QuiltE congrats on your red ribbon! Your Monty is lovely. What an honor to receive the yellow card!
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    Jenniky - What an upheaval for you with all the decisions! If in doubt, stay put and keep on sewing, that's always the best way. You sound happier for being settled on what you should do.

    works4me - your latest block is a bit of a lark. I've got loads of real cobwebs here to match.

    I'm still plodding on, here's a picture of the dates which will be at the centre of the quilt. I'm in a quandary about how to do the borders. It is going to have to be quick and easy - I've had my fill of blanket stitch for this project... Just one more bit to do on the central panel, then it will be decision time for the border panels.
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    Oh Monty looks grand indeed. Great job on all your "wins", you indeed deserve it with this wall hanging!
    "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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    QuiltE - your post appeared while I was putting up mine! Took me by surprise to see Monty popping up. Congratulations! He's hiding a smile under that moustache!

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    Well this is hilarious - everyone is here at once. Is it collision of the time zones? It is gone nine o'clock and I have had my supper.

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    Thank You, one and all!!
    ... Monty and I appreciate your kind words!!

    Liz92B ... lucky you to see The Ride. I've always seen it indoors and would sometime like to be on the sidelines for an outdoor performance.

    Muv ... you think W4Me's latest is a lark? Heck, the whole quilt is!!
    Your years look wonderful and I can understand your getting tired of the blanket stitch.
    The good news is that you do a splendid job. It's ever so even and tidy.

    I'm sure the border decision is difficult for you!! And to, I bet that after all this work, you want to make sure it is ever-so-right and not short-change it though. Of course, if you were to show us a photo, we could all pitch in with some ideas to confuse you more!! Though I know you are keeping it all a surprise for us.

    The question might be ... do you need borders? Could you do it with the same background material you've used throughout and do some fancy quilting in to finish it up? Or perhaps some non-blanket stitch embroidery? Another idea might be a flange inset in the maroon of the numbers (or another colour?). And/Or a binding in the maroon?

    No matter what you decide, I know it's going to be spectacular as the pieces we've seen, are just that, indeed!
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    Muv, great work as usual. Maybe you need a little break to re-energize you to continue the fabulous work that you are doing.

    Yes, the whole Franky quilt is monstrous fun. Here is a link to the blocks done so far. http:[email protected]/ I'm up to April. So much for block of the month. I knew I couldn't do it.

    QuiltE and Monty - Congratulations, you deserve it. And the yellow card is a real coup. Well done. I always knew you did great work QuiltE.

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    Aw Shucks, W4Me ... thanks greatly!!!!

    Too funny ... your BOM is hardly monthly!!
    Oh how we make progress when we get possessed.
    I can't wait til I get in that mode in another month ...... or so!
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    Just letting you all know that I did some stitching yesterday in a pub in Wales. Does that count as a double whammy? Another country, another pub.

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    You bet it does Muv.

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    Way ta go Muv. The most international quilt of all!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muv View Post
    Just letting you all know that I did some stitching yesterday in a pub in Wales. Does that count as a double whammy? Another country, another pub.
    Sew Wonderful!!!!!!!!
    Where to now? for this travelling wonder?

    What parts of it are you working on now?
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    Jenniky, Your decision was wise with a trial coming up. in 1999 we were involved in one of those lengthy detailed trials, and we were out of state so had to live in a motel 6 weeks. No fun. This was a trial for the murderer of our son in northern California, and we were living in Illinois at the time. So appreciate your decision to stay put until it is all over.

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    fmhall2 - so sorry to hear about your son. Even though it was a few years ago it must still hurt so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fmhall2 View Post
    Jenniky, Your decision was wise with a trial coming up. in 1999 we were involved in one of those lengthy detailed trials, and we were out of state so had to live in a motel 6 weeks. No fun. This was a trial for the murderer of our son in northern California, and we were living in Illinois at the time. So appreciate your decision to stay put until it is all over.
    Oh my, that had ta be hard. I can't even imagine what ya went through. Parents should never have ta bury their children & then ta have go through the trial & live in a hotel durrin' that period. Again, I can't imagine. {{Huggs}}
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    A little bit of progress to show you today.
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    Oh so sweet, Muv ... and now you have me intrigued as to the significance of the butterfly? or just a nice touch added in? Will there be more than this one?

    I saw on your blog that you were gone for a few days ... off tripping again? butterfly sewn in another pub?
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    Muv - That's beautiful! I just love butterfly's!

    I guess the center o' this hot-pad is patriotic.

    I wonder where I got that cute Eagle??
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    This thread showed up in my 'new items' feed, so here's two patriotic quilts I've made:

    First was made for my brother when he graduated high school (in '99) and went in to the USMC. This quilt has been on base in SC, DC, CA, Okinawa, and twice in Iraq. It is now safely retired in NH with my brother & his also retired USMC wife.


    Second was a special order for a 'Cubana-Americana' quilt for a good friend's mom.


    I designed both quilts myself.

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    Those are beautiful! I especially like the first one.
    Bev
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    Cattailsquilts - wonderful quilts! The top one in particular is a great design.

    Yes QuiltE, I've been to Rome, but I had to leave the sewing at home this time. The butterflies are to fill slight gaps and distribute the colour a little better. Here is a brimstone.
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    You are incredible! ... I did see the Rome pics on your blog, but didn't bput 2+2 together to compute!!

    The butterflies will be such a nice touch ... how many will flutter by?

    Is your masterpiece coming together?
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    dublb - finally, a hopt pad. That's close enough to a pot holder in my world. Yes, it qualifies as patriotic with the eagle in the centre. I like the understated patriotic touch.

    cattailsquilts - thank you for sharing past projects. Since this thread is for projects started after, or in progress as of April 2012, I certainly hope you will join us and start another item. You do lovely work and it would be nice to see what you come up with as your next patriotic project.

    Muv - Lovely butterflies.

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