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    Cute potholder! I'd be afraid to use it & get it stained.

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    Nice assortment of fabrics, DublB ... for a well chosen block pattern.
    Then a true Texan backing!

    I'm with TBug ... cute, but would give it a place of honour to keep it looking nice!



    So who has another Patriotic Project in the works?
    Please do tell us ... maybe even some WIP pics?
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    Hey Jennie! I have missed ya too! How are ya doin'? & What are ya up ta?
    I just got back from a retreat & am very tired!
    I'm so glad that everybody likes my pot holder. It is in Brady & will be used when we are there. It took a bit ta convince DH ta use my potholders, but he does now. (He is the cook.)
    Bev
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    A bit of news: Canada D'Eh is in a local quilt store window for Canada Day. The previous owner of the shop designed the pattern so they still sell the pattern. The store made their version, which sticks close to the original. My version uses the pattern as inspiration. So, their version is in one window and mine in another.

    I am so excited. This is a first for me! That, and the new Janome 8900 my husband and myself treated me to recently, gives me incentive to quilt Something Patriotic sooner rather than later. The store carries the O Canada line of fabric so, maybe they will display SP next year. But, I'm getting ahead of myself.

    Pictures to follow soon.

    Is anyone working on something patriotic of their own these days?

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    I bought a TX pillow panel & gave half o' it ta a DF o' mine. (I didn't 2 o' the same Texas. ) I was gonna put a border on it & then use flannel as backin' & no battin', but I think that I'll just turn the edges down & pin it ta the wall until I git around ta plan A.
    Bev
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    Would love to see a photo sometime dublb.

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    That's absolutely great news, W4Me!
    I'll look forward to seeing the pics .... of yours and the original version!
    How impressive that your work is being shown!!!!!!!

    No patriotic work right now ... though I keep looking at the O Canada piece from last year (the stripey/print) and thinking it should become some sort of a tote! So I am sure that will be my next patriotic project!!
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    Thanks QuiltE. It may be commonplace for others on the board but my work never gets shown so it is a big deal for me. Plus, I am really proud of how I combined cross stitch into the quilt.

    I'd love to see a tote from O Canada fabric. We all need more shopping bags, don't we?

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    You're Welcome W4Me ............ And a bigger deal that yours is being shown in an LQS! That's impressive to make "that" cut! So often they do not show any work, other than their own, so huge congratulations to you!! Your inclusion of another technique is special too, as many keep the lines between quite separate. BTW do they sell cross stitch supplies too? So a double sale promo for them.

    Oh surrrrrre ... nudge me to another project, when I already have a gazillion on the go!
    Yes ... we all need more FART bags!
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    Thanks for being such a great cheerleader QuiltE. It didn't occur to me but, yes, the store recently started selling floss. Not sure about other supplies though.

    You finish your projects so another one isn't an issue. Mind you, don't I hear Miss Peep weeping way off in the distance? Top her staff with a Canadian flag and she can be on two threads instead of just one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by works4me View Post
    Thanks for being such a great cheerleader QuiltE. It didn't occur to me but, yes, the store recently started selling floss. Not sure about other supplies though.

    You finish your projects so another one isn't an issue. Mind you, don't I hear Miss Peep weeping way off in the distance? Top her staff with a Canadian flag and she can be on two threads instead of just one.
    hahahahaha .... oh yes, I finish my projects ... some faster than others! And have made great headways this year. Miss Peep still has her very own dedicated project box, so that is good news ... that it has not been dispersed! It's not that I haven't thought of her ... and maybe because I have no one in particular for her, that she continues to suffer in captivity!
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    Feel free to make Miss Peep for me. Will that get her out of the box?

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    When the owner told me Canada D'Eh was in the front window I didn't realize how prominent it would be. She also told me there is quite a large event planned for July 1 so people would see my quilt.

    Here is the store front. The quilt in the other window is the store's version of the pattern I used for Canada D'Eh. They stuck a lot closer to the pattern than I did.
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    Works4me - that is so exciting for you to have your so prominently displayed for everyone to see. It is just beautiful, you did a marvelous job with it. Congratulations!!!
    "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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    FANTASTIC W4Me!!! .... did your ♥ skip a beat when you saw yours in the window?
    Looks like a nice big store ... and quite inviting.
    Cute mini car quilt to the left of yours!
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    Well I think it looks just wonderful in the window!
    Bev
    My initials are BB, so dublb is double B.

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    YEAH w4me, that's fantastic! Congrats ! ! ! !
    Eat, quilt, sleep, repeat



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    Thank you everyone. I am tickled pink seeing that quilt in the window. I really like how it turned out. This particular quilt store isn't all that convenient for me but will be my go-to store from now on. Wonder why?

    The car quilt to the left of mine is advertising the upcoming car and quilt walk in August. I doubt we will have a car in the show but I will enter a few quilts. Entry fee goes to local a charity.

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    W4Me ... you go girl!!! ... and show some in the Quilt Walk. Is it a competition show? or for exhibit only?
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    It is kind of a competition. Visitors vote on their favourite quilts. But, the quilts are so spread out that no one can see them all. I enter it as an exhibit.

    The only year I entered, I was looking at my quilt in a store window and the store owner commented how gorgeous the quilt was and that she chose it for her window. She was quite pleased when I told her it was my quilt. Needless to say, I was pretty pleased myself.

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    Oh what fun, when we are the fly on the wall ... and hear such good things!
    I'm sure you will delight them this year, once again.
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    Just thought that I would show my latest patriotic project!
    Our country is 150 this year, so there is lots happening to celebrate Canada's Sesquicentennial.
    But first ... our flag just celebrated its 52nd birthday.
    Yes, a young country, and even younger flag.

    To celebrate our flag's 52 years, I made this flag/quilt, finishing at 20"x40".
    Symbolically, I used 52 fabrics: 50 different reds plus the background and backing fabrics.
    The end borders are log cabins blocks (1/2" finished logs), as a nod to our pioneers first homes.
    The central maple leaf was cut from a patchwork of 3/4" finished squares, then added as an applique.

    For the quilting, I used a simple wave to emulate the flag flying, but not on the leaf.
    The maple leaf was echo'd and then quilted with 281 tiny glass beads used with the hand quilting.
    If you zoom in on the leaf you can see those beads.
    Likewise, zoom and you can probably read the label.

    Thanks for looking ... and helping to celebrate our 52nd and 150th!

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    Sorry ... for some reason the system will not let me load the label photo,
    on the initial post or on this post. Seems odd!

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    OMG QuiltE that is amazing!!! How long have you worked on it? You and OK use all these tiny pieces. Seems they just keep getting smaller and smaller.

    I hope you are doing well, my friend!!!
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    Well, that's just lovely! Perfect for the 52nd anniversary of your flag!
    Bev
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    Absolutely wonderful work. I hope it flies proudly for our 150th and beyond.

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