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    Quote Originally Posted by works4me View Post
    Welcome Spacebull1. Glad you could join us.
    Keep it up Muv. You are inspiring me to keep going.
    thimblebug6000 - love it. At this pace, you may just have to make matching potholders.
    Jenniky - love the life of its own. Your quilt obviously knows what it's doing.
    blueteddi - sounds great. In my book quilting for veterans is mighty patriotic so I look forward to seeing your next/current project. That's one thing I like about this challenge-the interpretation of patriotic. So, if a quilt in a sports theme is what you will donate to a veteran, that is your patriotic project as far as I'm concerned.

    My maple leaf centre is coming along. If the pencil lines don't come out I will be starting from scratch.Attachment 331829
    You must of been posting same time as I was Works4Me Your Maple leaf is coming along quite nicely.
    Have an awesome day!

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    works4me, you could always fill in the background with white stitching
    Muv, I am also very intrigued by the way you pinned your stem so that it doesn't get distorted by the pinning process!
    Jenniky, I really like how your border is turning out!

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    Yes, I thought about white stitching for at least a portion of the background. Afraid it won't cover the pencil. The pencil lines were done a few years ago, before I knew better and before I realized the design was pretty basic and would need to be changed, a lot. I have a laundry product that claims to be safe and be amazing so, we'll see.

    Jenniky, I think you are right about posting at the same time. I am still having a lot of issues with the site so a simple post can take 10 minutes and have to be redone several times. Nice to see some action while I was attempting to post, though.

    I have my maple leaf with me at work so I can work on it at lunch. I want it done soon so I can move on and also put it on my design wall.

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    This is SO fun to see everyone's progress ... more like we are quilting IRL together!

    JenniKy ... Oh no, don't think about taking it apart ... that's part of the charm of it taking on it's own patriotic spirit! As I mentioned before, I really like that star fabric, and it's placement works well with the centre.

    Muv ... this is going to be such a delicate quilt, I can tell! Of course, what else for The Queen! ?

    BluTeddi ... ITA with Works4Me ... patriotic is so variable, and whatever is in one's ♥. And it surely is in yours!

    Works4Me ... you're really stitchin' along thereand the leaf taking shape. Lookin' Good!!! I'm with you and worried about the pencil lines ... how about going back to the original lines and cover them up?

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    I toyed with using the original lines but the leaf will be quite uneven. As the applique diagramme it looks fine, for cross-stitching the right side seems quite a bit wider than the left. When I am done I will play a little. Plus, it now appears it will be close as to whether I have enough floss and there is no brand name on the label so this is it. I knew there was a reason I left the quilt unstarted for so long. lol

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    Oh Oh on the floss shortage ... YIKES!
    I had a needlepoint like that one time and didn't have enough for the background.
    The unevenness (word?) could be OK ... maple leaves IRL aren't perfect! Or it could be the flag fluttering in the wind, and the shape changing.
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    Forgot to mention .... Northcott's new Canadian patriotic line of fabric ... coming in June. Yea!!!!
    And being that it's Stonehenge/Northcott, we know it'll be good quality!

    http://www.northcott.net/?sid=2&layout=2col&content=fabric_details&colid=51 2&colorid=864



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    QuiltE, quit being so reasonable.

    LOOOVE that Northcott line. Looks like I'll have to go shopping in June. I want the moose and the maple leaves. There is a quilt show at the local community centre in mid-May so I will make sure to ask a couple of the vendors if they will be carrying it.

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    Reasonable? Me?
    hahahahahaha


    Here's more about the fabric line on the QOV site ... it was launched in March in your vicinity
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    http://www.quiltsofvalour.ca/
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    Love the Oh Canada Quilt line... Nice quality
    Have an awesome day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenniky View Post
    Love the Oh Canada Quilt line... Nice quality

    JenniKy ... I love all the Stonehenge line. They're incredible! A friend is making a FWS with all Stonehege fabrics. I can't wait to see it.
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    That moose fabric is a laugh - who is going to buy it first? I want to see it in a quilt.

    Jenniky - don't give up on a quilt because of stems! Very briefly, here's the method:-

    Fold and iron the material on the diagonal. Then cut the folded material through both thicknesses. For these stems I am cutting half an inch from the fold. Then lay the strip, still folded, on the backing material and pin in position. Have the end with the selvedge at the bottom of the stem. Then stitch one eighth of an inch from the raw edges. Next, fold the stem over and iron into place so the stitching and raw edges are covered, then stitch down the folded edge by hand. The stem will be three eighths of an inch thick. The raw edges at the top of the stem will be covered by the applique flower.

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    I've already called my local store and asked about the moose and the flag fabrics. She's pretty sure she has already ordered them but will double-check and call me.

    I have another store to call tomorrow as they are closed Mondays.

    Along Came Quilting in Alberta is offering $2.50 off per meter for pre-orders but I can't get their site to work so don't even know the price and it would probably still be cheaper to go local because of our horrible postage rates.

    I may just have to issue another Patriotic Challenge in 2013 so I can use the moose fabric.

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    I finished my little table topper this afternoon...and no I won't be making any hot pads but may make us each a mug rug to coordinate (we'll see) I have a kazillion projects on the go, but this one was fun & managed to complete in good time, I did it as a stitch & flip (quilt as you go) Will be right back once I've resized the photos.Name:  P1020796 (Small).JPG
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    TBug ... Congratulations!! and what an unique tabletopper. I'm thinking that this is a table in an RV? Is your husband happy with the German touch to it? I really like that flag material. Good idea to add some mug rugs to the project!

    Muv ... I'm a real basic beginner when it comes to applique, so I really appreciate every tip and trick I can learn.
    that makes it seem almost ... easy! *Note* almost!

    W4Me ... you could take it a step further and have it as a patriotic animal theme!
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    Too late to edit my other post ....

    Muv ... I'm wanting some of those moose, though with it not coming out til June, I doubt I will do anything with it for this challenge, but one never knows!

    W4Me ... For some reason, I'm thinking you will want the moose too? I'm also wanting some of the nice maple leaves! And no, I don't need MORE fabric ... and have no idea what I will do with it!
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    thimblebug6000 that looks great. I like how it wraps around the table so stays in place. Nicely done.

    QuiltE whatever gave you the idea I want the moose fabric? Not only is June too late to add it to this project but it won't match the colour scheme so we'll have to issue another challenge next year.

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    Perhaps because moose fit your Halloween theme?
    *giggles*


    ooooooooooohh and you're already planning the 2nd Annual International Patriotic Challenge!!
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    Moose as Halloween? That never occurred to me. You must be more twisted than I am. (said with much admiration)

    Well, I am actually planning a few other challenges along the way, but, yes, the 2nd annual is on the radar.

    So, who else is going to join the fun?

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    International Patriotic Challenge

    I've pulled out my fabrics from my stash and started working on my quilt. I am using the 10 minute block pattern (see video here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbTHlGGKMPM). I will try to load some pictures as I work.

    Here are the fabrics I will be working with, some of the cut blocks, the white squares for the centers and the flag fabric I will be placing in the white squares. I am making progress!
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    PattiCake ... great selection of fabrics! and should make for a nice cheery 10-Minute-Block quilt! I keep thinking someone needs to give it a more exciting name!

    W4Me ... well what else would you expect me to think other than your trademark seasonal decor!
    *more giggles*
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    Patticake, nice fabrics! I only made the 10 minute block once... didn't really enjoy it... so many blocks... so little time (to spend quilting) Looking forward to your "in progress" photos..
    Any other countries wanting a patriotic project represented??? How about Australia? more European? Japanese? just trying to remember any of the countries I've seen members posting from.

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    Patticake - nice fabrics and good progress already. Glad you are able to join us.

    thimblebug6000 - thanks for being a cheering section. Yes, we want more countries represented and even more themes. I love what we already have but am feeling greedy.

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    International Patriotic Challenge

    Here is a sneek peak at a couple of finished blocks. Now to get the rest of them done.
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    PattiCake ... Your originality is going to shine high for a grand finish!!!
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