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    Welcome YukonViv. So glad you are coming along for the ride. As I noted earlier, the project doesn't have to be a quilt. From the last few weeks I know how time consuming even a simple cross stitch can be so, if that is what you want to do for your project, I'm all for it. But, having said that, I'd LOOVE to see some of the native prints to which your refer. You may create a lot of business for the store at which you purchase the fabrics by showing them here.
    Looking forward to photos.

    gardnergal970 - sounds like a lot going on. We are here to cheer you on.

    Yes, QuiltE, I am proud of you.

    As to my project, I have to take a short break as I officially allow myself only one project of each type (cross stitch, quilting, knitting) at a time and I have to finish up my Mystery block quilt before I can continue on with my Canada Deh quilt.

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    Back from visiting the National Quilt Museum in Kentucky, USA. I had lots of fun and learned alot also. Visited quilt shops along the way. You all were very busy while I was gone. Probably wont get back to working on patriotic quilt until Monday or Tuesday though. Oh and while I was on this trip I have decided Its time I learned to cross stitch.. lol. What fun what a mess..so much to work on and more to learn.
    Have an awesome day!

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    Hi, I have kept up with the reading of this thread, but I now have to admit I have just too much on my plate right now to even try to be done by July 4 (I haven't even started) I have several baby quilts that have to be done, and several other things more important. So please count me out for now. Mine will most likely be ready for July 4, 2013. Thanks for the good reads. I will keep up with reading your thread. MargieLou

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    I don't know the name of the line of fabric, I checked what I had (fqs) of this line and I don't have a selvage edge so that doesn't help. I'm going to our LQS this week so I'll check the name.

    Here is one of the shop's monthly kits using one of the fabrics..the others have totem poles, bears, etc.

    The shop is Bears Paw Quilts here in Whitehorse. (editing to add shop address: http://www.bearspawquilts.com/ )
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    Viv - Love the picture on the shop's website of all the ladies in the snow wrapped up in quilts! Looking forward to hearing more about your projects.

    Hello Jenniky - You must be really inspired now after your visit to the quilt museum. It sounds wonderful.

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    fmhall2 - Sorry you won't be able to join in but glad you will still follow along. Maybe we will inspire you to throw a set of pot holders into your mix. You could always get a project ready and we will encourage you for next year.

    YukonViv - Thanks for the link.
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    Muv...I'll be watching you tutorials. I've been wanting something to do in the evening when sitting with my DH in the evening while he watches TV so today when I stopped by my LQS, I picked up an appliqué pattern book for a Bird of Paradise Quilt. I'm anticipating a very leisurely process which I hope I like. It may take me several years if I get it completed.

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    What I have done is not new but it is a small American Flag with the stripes waiving that I have hanging on my front door since it was finished and only comes off for cleaning, I don't even take it off when I am decorating for the holidays. The other one that is done is an emb. angel holding the American Flag, this one I do put away for the winter and put it back out in the spring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muv View Post

    Hello Jenniky - You must be really inspired now after your visit to the quilt museum. It sounds wonderful.
    Thanks Muv, I came home and wanted to start ten new projects and then chided myself to finish whats already on my plate first.. lol .
    Have an awesome day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by YukonViv View Post
    I don't know the name of the line of fabric, I checked what I had (fqs) of this line and I don't have a selvage edge so that doesn't help. I'm going to our LQS this week so I'll check the name.

    Here is one of the shop's monthly kits using one of the fabrics..the others have totem poles, bears, etc.

    The shop is Bears Paw Quilts here in Whitehorse. (editing to add shop address: http://www.bearspawquilts.com/ )
    I love this shop and have spent $$ there on our travels! Still have a pattern that I purchased about 5 years ago and hope to make or at least "use" in drafting a remake for myself...

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    Quote Originally Posted by YukonViv View Post
    I don't know the name of the line of fabric, I checked what I had (fqs) of this line and I don't have a selvage edge so that doesn't help. I'm going to our LQS this week so I'll check the name.

    Here is one of the shop's monthly kits using one of the fabrics..the others have totem poles, bears, etc.

    The shop is Bears Paw Quilts here in Whitehorse. (editing to add shop address: http://www.bearspawquilts.com/ )
    I love this shop and have spent $$ there on our travels! Still have a pattern that I purchased about 5 years ago and hope to make or at least "use" in drafting a remake for myself...

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    YukViv ... thanks for the link. I've already passed it on to a friend who recently mentioned an interest in native type fabrics.

    W4Me ... I have to tell you ... Yesterday I saw an article in a magazine, titled 64 Quilts in a Day or something similar. I read on, thinking it was going to be a story of a group who had gathered to make some charity quilts or such. I soon discovered that the write had spent the year doing four sets of sampler quilt blocks ... each in a different colourway and theme/style. She had great plans they'd be done for Christmas, yet when she started laying out each set of the blocks, she hated them all. Not one of the sets got her excited! Then her DH suggested that they looked like potholders .... and so, she finished them all off as individual pot holders!!!! And how disappointing to go to all that work, and not be happy with the results. Now there's a LOT of potholders ...... lifetime supply? (I think she gave them as Christmas gifts!)
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    QuiltE - are you trying to tell me I've been pushing the potholders too hard?
    They just seem like the perfect small project with which to entice people who are hesitant about joining our fun.

    I'm thinking of trying to finish my centre block this weekend, despite not finishing the other quilt yet. The reason I'm thinking of finishing is because it will be hard. The way I've changed the design, the cross stitch maple leaf is straight but there are half square triangle borders attached to the sides so the block ends up on point like the rest of the blocks. I have never had to calculate half square triangles before so it will be a challenge. At this point, I don't even know the size of my leaf square nor the finished size of the block. How's that for a test?

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    Not at all W4Me ... I just chuckled when I read what happened to those 4 quilts! And was for her that she was not happy with any of the 4 ... as a quilt! At least she made some lemonade!!! Instead of having four major UFOs!

    HSTs ..... cut two squares 7/8" larger than the finished size you want after sewn in place with 1/4" seams. Right sides together, and draw line diagonally across one block. SEw 1/4" each side of the line. Slice on the line and press. Voila! two HSTs! .... I usually do at least 1" larger, so that I have some trimming allowance and can create realy nice and square HSTs.

    Is that what you wanted?
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    HSTs ..... cut two squares 7/8" larger than the finished size you want after sewn in place with 1/4" seams. Right sides together, and draw line diagonally across one block. SEw 1/4" each side of the line. Slice on the line and press. Voila! two HSTs! .... I usually do at least 1" larger, so that I have some trimming allowance and can create realy nice and square HSTs.

    Is that what you wanted?
    I found that info thanks, but, I have a centre square and need to add the half square triangles to it to make the full-sized square. I will measure my centre square, decide what size I really want it to be and then guesstimate how large I need the half-square triangles to be and then add a couple of inches. I'd rather trim than be too small and I have plenty of the red I want to use. See what fun you can have when you adapt a pattern?

    Thanks for the info. I appreciate it.

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    ahhhhh I see .... you were meaning "just" the triangles, and not the squared up HSTs!
    So I think you are trying to do a Square in a Square unit, right?
    I just happened to pull this out of my sleeve for you!!!
    http://quiltville.com/sqinsqchartpf.html

    And I too would oversize ... I always find that those things go a little wonky, no matter how perfectly you do them! So oversize, and starch ... and trim to squared up perfection!!!!

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    Ooooh. Thank you. That will help a lot.

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    You're sooooo welcome!
    There's lots of other similar goodies on that site.
    I have a book that I keep by my machine, bought that has a lot of those formulas and charts in.
    Handy little devil it is!
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    I to will take u up on your quilting International Patriotic Challenge starting on it tomorrow, I think it will be a scrapy quilt, been thinking about it anyway for my son's birthday, So now I will have to get it done

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    will take up International Patriotic Challenge thanks start tomorrow, let you know more later, I am new

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    Welcome Deborah60. We look forward to seeing your progress and will encourage you. (Some may say nag)

    When is your son's birthday?

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    Deborah60, welcome to the board... and am really looking forward to watching as you progress with your Intl Pat. Challenge!

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    Another of the cRazy Canucks checking in here

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    Welcome Deborah60!!!
    It's great to have you along with us ... and I'll look forward to what plans you make and will also be right here to help cheer you along!!!
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    W4Me - I heard of a method for doing a square in a square. (I have done it once.) Cut 2 squares the same size as the center square. Now cut diagonal across both of 'em. 4 triangles that are too big. Find the centers of the center block & the centers of the triangles. Line 2 of the centers up w/the opposite sides of the block & sew 'em on. Then do the other 2 sides. Trim to the correct size. Clear as mud???? Wish I had my camera so I could show ya.
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    Thanks dublb. That actually makes some kind of sense. I will be playing soon, just don't know when. It's another of those weekends. Craft fair Saturday and two mothers on Sunday. No me time to speak of. I think I may have some of that in June. I hope.

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