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    Well done Patticake. Nice progress.

    How is everyone getting so much done so fast? I'm envious.

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    Oh sure, point out what I have NOT done!!!!
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    1/2 hour day in the sewing room Here's some mug rugs for DH & I to go with the little table topper (the pattern for the glasses is from Pat Sloan's 5 o'clock somewhere) Name:  P1020798_edited (Small).JPG
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    Oooooooh TBug ... those are absolutely priceless!!!
    Perfect in every way .... complete with a foamy fabric for the top of the beer!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    Oh sure, point out what I have NOT done!!!!
    You're welcome. I'm not doing so much either, you know.

    thimblebug6000 - wonderful. Those are really nice. Well done. So, you've now done 3 patriotic items. Wow!

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    And now I need to get back to the "line-up" of projects waiting for me! Thanks for the inspiration on the challenge, DH even noticed the Schwarz/Rot/Gold colours on his mug rug!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thimblebug6000 View Post
    And now I need to get back to the "line-up" of projects waiting for me! Thanks for the inspiration on the challenge, DH even noticed the Schwarz/Rot/Gold colours on his mug rug!
    So glad you were able to come out and play, even for a short while. You have inspired us, too. I hope you will drop by occasionally and say hi and encourage us to get cracking (especially QuiltE I REALLY want to see Monty take shape.). Maybe even squeeze in a little time to make a matching apron? Like I said at the beginning, I personally don't care if it is a quilting project or sewing or crochet or WHY.

    Hey, who wants to make curtains? Or knit a scarf and toque (hat for those of you not familiar with the term) set?

    The more the merrier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thimblebug6000 View Post
    And now I need to get back to the "line-up" of projects waiting for me! Thanks for the inspiration on the challenge, DH even noticed the Schwarz/Rot/Gold colours on his mug rug!
    Good for your DH for taking note!!! You worked hard to please him!!
    And ...... perhaps you might like to complete your ensemble and make a set of these ............
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    Patticake - lovely fresh colours, looking forward to seeing the finished quilt.

    Thimblebug - you've done a great job combining the Canadian and German themes. Beer had to come into it sooner or later! My husband and son are great fans of German wheat beers.

    Meanwhile... nearly finished the daffodil, then I'm going to make a wall hanging to match the quilt before I make the next block. I'm on a bit of a sewing marathon here.

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    Good for you Muv. Looking forward to seeing more progress pics. I'm almost finished my centre maple leaf. I will wash it and hope the pencil lines come out but I may just add white cross stitching to the outer sides anyway so my centre is not off-white while the rest of my blocks are white. I am winging it, as you can tell. Adding a cross stitch centre to a fabric quilt is definitely new to me and I hope it works.

    Seeing progress others have made is keeping me motivated. Thanks all.

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    QuiltE, I did make those coasters awhile back too, but don't really care for them. It always feels like something is "stuck" onto my glass

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    My friend, who is not a member of this board, nor a quilter, has joined our challenge. She is making herself a pair of Canada Day shorts. Not sure if I'll be able to convince her to allow me to post a photo ever but it's cool that she is playing along.

    I am ordering the Oh Canada moose fabric plus several others in the line today. I save $2.50 per meter by pre-ordering and they don't charge the credit card until the items fully ship so it is a win-win. May have to issue another patriotic challenge next year to make sure i use it.

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    Muv, what a marvelous idea

    Dear Muv,

    I have shied away from stems for all the other reasons. Now I feel like I could quilt a garden of posies all with STEMS!! Thank you so very much and right now it's probably time for a spot o'tea.
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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 been wanting to do a lap quilt for the Canadian branch of Quilts of Valour, probably using that gorgeous Oh Canada line of Northcott fabrics ... still in the "I have an idea" stage!!
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    I have done my exercises for rehab and spent the rest of the morning reading all these great ideas. I took a little trip to my favourite quilt store in Campbellford, ON and bought my fabrics for what I hope is an unique idea. Because we boat on the St. Lawrence and are moving the boat to the Thousand Islands. My design will incorporate both Canada and the US in addition to the making of my Underground Railroad Quilt. Must dash so I can get it started. Will post pics by tonight.

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    Liz92B - welcome. Sounds like a worthy cause for a quilt. Northcott is sponsoring the Canadian Quilts of Valour, aren't they? I pre-ordered a bit of each of the Oh Canada fabrics today and am looking forward to them, especially the moose.

    LinC - hope the rehab is going well and so glad you feel well enough to join us, and for two projects, too.

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    Hello LinC, Glad you have had the kettle on and been dreaming up a flowers quilt!

    Tonight's pics of work on the daffodil....
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    I've enjoyed followin' along with all of ya'll on this challenge. I 'm not joining on this one but have loved watching your progress. I've way over extended myself. Thanks for all of the info on ya'll's techniques.
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    Please continue to follow along dublb. Maybe we will inspire you so much you'll throw a pot holder into the mix. And continue to comment. We need all the encouragement we can get.

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    Muv, I have to say that I am lost in your order/method of work. Do you stitch the buttonhole work from the front & then post pictures from the paper back side or ??? sorry to be so dense about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by works4me View Post
    Please continue to follow along dublb. Maybe we will inspire you so much you'll throw a pot holder into the mix. And continue to comment. We need all the encouragement we can get.
    Thanks so much!
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    Well Well! Now hasn't this been a chatty thread today!
    I'll try to catch up on the goins' on!

    Muv ... love your spirit! Switch from the quilt to the wall hanging ... and to match too! Really like the look of your blanket stitch around the applique work. To me, it makes it so old fashioned looking, which I love. And the yellow/gold fabrics are such lovely shades for it too.

    W4Me ... yea for you and your x-stitch progress! And congratulations for helping the economy with your Oh Canada! pre-order. I'm going to take my chances that I'll find it here. I'm pretty sure my LQS is ordering the red and white leaf prints. Other than that, not likely. You'll have to get a pic of your friend modelling her Canada Day shorts .... or you wearing them and she can take the pic!

    TBug ... I never use them either! Bought them one time as a "pattern". I think I'd be too clumsy with them and would end up setting my wine glass down and tipping it over instead. Cute things ... maybe not the most practical!

    LinC ... Muv's suggestion was really good, wasn't it? I've only done a wee bit of applique, and did the handle of baskets the same way, except did not machine stitch it directly to the background fabric. Muv's technique would sure help us get it in the "right"place, and minimize the pins when hand sewing. Look forward to seeing your C'ford acquisitions. Pardon my confusion ... are you combining the Underground RR with this challenge? or is it two different projects? And please do tell, what the latest and greatest is in C'ford!

    DublB ... I'm with W4Me and am nudging you to do "something". Even something tiny and small. Pot Holders? Mug rugs? After all, I do know you have a stash of fabric that's most appropriate!

    Liz92B ... Welcome to the Patriots! Hope that this will help nudge you towards completing your "want to do"!! Sometimes we just need that nudge via accountability to help us get at it!

    Tea? .... Do we have more tea drinkers here, other than LinC, Muv and Moi? Yes, I do drink LOTS Of it!!! and lots of different flavours/kinds! My latest are the David's Teas, which I make up in my bodum travel mug. Works perfect!!!!! Right now, I'm enjoying "Amaretto" ..... mmmmmmm!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    Well Well! Now hasn't this been a chatty thread today!
    I'll try to catch up on the goins' on!

    Muv ... love your spirit! Switch from the quilt to the wall hanging ... and to match too! Really like the look of your blanket stitch around the applique work. To me, it makes it so old fashioned looking, which I love. And the yellow/gold fabrics are such lovely shades for it too.

    W4Me ... yea for you and your x-stitch progress! And congratulations for helping the economy with your Oh Canada! pre-order. I'm going to take my chances that I'll find it here. I'm pretty sure my LQS is ordering the red and white leaf prints. Other than that, not likely. You'll have to get a pic of your friend modelling her Canada Day shorts .... or you wearing them and she can take the pic!

    TBug ... I never use them either! Bought them one time as a "pattern". I think I'd be too clumsy with them and would end up setting my wine glass down and tipping it over instead. Cute things ... maybe not the most practical!

    LinC ... Muv's suggestion was really good, wasn't it? I've only done a wee bit of applique, and did the handle of baskets the same way, except did not machine stitch it directly to the background fabric. Muv's technique would sure help us get it in the "right"place, and minimize the pins when hand sewing. Look forward to seeing your C'ford acquisitions. Pardon my confusion ... are you combining the Underground RR with this challenge? or is it two different projects? And please do tell, what the latest and greatest is in C'ford!

    DublB ... I'm with W4Me and am nudging you to do "something". Even something tiny and small. Pot Holders? Mug rugs? After all, I do know you have a stash of fabric that's most appropriate!

    Liz92B ... Welcome to the Patriots! Hope that this will help nudge you towards completing your "want to do"!! Sometimes we just need that nudge via accountability to help us get at it!

    Tea? .... Do we have more tea drinkers here, other than LinC, Muv and Moi? Yes, I do drink LOTS Of it!!! and lots of different flavours/kinds! My latest are the David's Teas, which I make up in my bodum travel mug. Works perfect!!!!! Right now, I'm enjoying "Amaretto" ..... mmmmmmm!!!!!!
    Your right I've got the fabric for it. But you already know how far behind I am.

    Oh yes I love tea. About 6-10 cups a day. Most of the time I just use Lypton. I like Chai also. I've been thinkin' about trying some loose leaf recently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenniky View Post
    Here is one evolution of my Mystery Patriotic Quilt... It seems to be taking on a mind of its own...will see what further clues have to reveal.
    I'm liking that swag effect in the border!
    Linda

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    Tea.... I'm a bit of an Earl Grey girl myself, occasionally lapsang suchong, apart from the standard tea bags.

    Dublb - Wonderful, a Texan tea drinker! Leaf tea is a great ritual, and an excuse for a nice teapot and tea cosy. Patriotic tea cosy?

    Thimblebug - The pictures don't really explain how I'm doing it. It's applique where cutting the material is the last thing you do. The daffodil outline is on the paper stencil, it is laid on top of the yellow, with the background material underneath. Then I sew along the lines, remove the paper, and only trim along the edges of the flower shape when I get there with the blanket stitch. This prevents fraying before I am ready to sew it. The applique is anchored in with the machine and hand stitching, and the blanket stitch covers the raw edge. There again, on the picture where I show work on the rose, the paper is on the back and I'm adding stitched detail... All will be revealed eventually, quilt and methods, but in the meantime I really need you ladies to cheer me on because it is going to be weeks and weeks yet...


    QuiltE - Glad you spotted the old fashioned look! I'm using a 1927 Singer 99K hand machine, so perhaps the look was slightly inevitable!

    This is the first thread on here where I have found so many Canadians - I'm really enjoying hearing from you all!

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