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    Ok, here is one for a finish today. Yes, got to do the binding, will get it done because want to mail tomorrow to my Veteran friend who has served in the Navy for 30 years and contracted agent orange I think is what he calls it. It feels like your feet are on fire and burn and tingle painfully. I was going to do just a simple meander and ended up doing detail. Just could not rush thru it. Messed up my day for getting things done, but oh well, goes for a good cause.
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    These blocks came from all over the world or at least US. They are from the Boom 6 swap I did last year. Was going to do for BIL, but used the others I had for his and these were left over so put them together and this is what I got. Sure, the photos did not turn correctly, sorry. The back is a red/black leaf. Much more masculine then the color washed photo. But pay note to the designs I did in each block. Was playing with the Circle Lord that came with my longarm.
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    Last edited by dublb; 07-04-2012 at 01:14 PM.
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    I meant to say neat tute. See, been out there today. Maybe if I go take my shower I will wake the brain up. No, just go plant the cukes then shower then nails then Shekenahs RR that needs to be done today so can take to longarm retreat tomorrow and all weekend. Yep, that is what I will do. Thanks dublb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuilterMomma View Post
    I meant to say neat tute. See, been out there today. Maybe if I go take my shower I will wake the brain up. No, just go plant the cukes then shower then nails then Shekenahs RR that needs to be done today so can take to longarm retreat tomorrow and all weekend. Yep, that is what I will do. Thanks dublb.
    Ya are definitely a busy lady taday!
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    Another lovely quilt for a good cause finnished quiltermomma.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuilterMomma View Post
    Ok, here is one for a finish today. Yes, got to do the binding, will get it done because want to mail tomorrow to my Veteran friend who has served in the Navy for 30 years and contracted agent orange I think is what he calls it. It feels like your feet are on fire and burn and tingle painfully. I was going to do just a simple meander and ended up doing detail. Just could not rush thru it. Messed up my day for getting things done, but oh well, goes for a good cause.
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    These blocks came from all over the world or at least US. They are from the Boom 6 swap I did last year. Was going to do for BIL, but used the others I had for his and these were left over so put them together and this is what I got. Sure, the photos did not turn correctly, sorry. The back is a red/black leaf. Much more masculine then the color washed photo. But pay note to the designs I did in each block. Was playing with the Circle Lord that came with my longarm.
    QM...I just can't believe how much you get done!

    I think this quilt is beautiful.
    I like all the wonderful blocks and your quilting is great.
    And the sashing color is a perfect fit.
    Good job.
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    Hi again.
    Guess everyone is off doing summer outdoor chores...... or else getting UFOs turned into FOs!

    This is my next project. I have all the blocks done but am having trouble choosing a sashing color.
    I posted in a separate thread looking for ideas and most people thought black.
    Several people suggested taking some blocks to the store and auditioning a variety of fabrics and I think that is a good idea.

    Hope everyone is having a great day.
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    Ranger, do you know what feel you are wanting on the quilt? If you go with a lighter color it will brighten up that green and show off the white in the black squares. For the sashing, also depending if you are setting on point or up and down, a light green shade might be cool, if you go black, which is good also, I would stick with a moddled one. Or you can put in corner stones and continue your black squares there and that way you can show the diagonal of the squares making it appear like a chain since most fo the blocks have that fabric on the corners. White is not a good option at all. this is only my opinion we all see color differently. Come to think of it, you could always pick a darker to medium gray. that might look good. So when you go shopping, check out the gray section. So many times it is just the right stepping stone we need to make things look good. I am no expert by any means I just like to try things to see if it would work. As well, you could try it up against a deep dark blue to see if that works. Just suggestions for ya.
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    Ranger, I'd agree with taking blocks to the store to audition fabrics. I love your colors & tend to pick bright colors. You might hold them up to something like a pick or peacock blue & be surprised. Bet you could find a batik that would work too.

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    Ranger, I love your blocks without sashing, they play so well off one another!
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    I believe UFOs are like scraps, ferns and dust bunnies. Once you get two, they send spores out into the air and more just happen anywhere the spores meet.

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    I am having trouble finding the paper she wrote them on. It is at home in the garage. i will work on finding it. I kind of just look at it once in awhile to remind myself to stay on track. I actually just look in the cupboards and drawers and then I go which one today. They are dwindling and the scraps are building, but making good headway. A little slow at moment, but this weekend I am hoping to get much done. I did finish up two of the three patriotic quilts that needed to be done. I am going to finish the third tonight and quilt them tomorrow after the five customer quilts I need to get done. Will be sweating out in the garage in the 90 degree weather, but at least I am not freezing. The neighbor calls my garage the sweat shop, it is in the summer. Then I want to finish up a couple of swaps on Sunday if possible. Weeds are pulled, garden watered, just have to spray the plants with vitamins and should be done with yard work. Life is good. If you go to the link, you will see where I started at http://myquiltplace.com/photo/photo/...tions=&page=10 (LOL)
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    I want to see a photo of the list with those that are done crossed off! ;-)
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    Once again QuilterMomma you are a great inspiration to all of us!

    Here is a question I would like to post....looking for opinions. I am entering my "Canning Jar Quilt" into the County Fair. In looking at the registration form I must pick a category for it. They are: 1. Novelty, 2. Original, or 3. Pieced. I'm not sure what the "Novelty" category would be? Anyone know? Or, would it be considered an "Original"? I had seen a canning jar quilt a few years back, BUT I did not have a pattern, I drafted mine from memory and the outer border was my idea; a way to use up the left over scraps of fabric. So, what do you think, I really need help with this. I have been quilting for years, but I don't usually enter contests. My grandkids who are 4H'ers (they raise hogs and dairy goats) have talked me into entering the quilt and a baking and cooking contest......we've really had a lot of fun testing recipes. Well to get back on topic.....I have attached a photo of the quilt as a reminder of what it looks like.Name:  Mason Jar Quilt 011.jpg
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Size:  585.2 KBNan, I'm sorry I can't help you with a catagory. But I love your quilt. The quilt group I belong to was going to do one years ago, but never did. I have lots of fabric, but that's as far as it has gone. Now you have given me some inspiration. What size are your jars?

    I to have been quilting. I finished 2 UFO's within the last 2 weeks. Both of these have been in the works for years. First one is "Santa's Galore" and it is going to a SIL in MI in a couple weeks. The second one is a scrappy that will be going to the Ronald McDonald House. Feels good to get them done.
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    Everose, I have given the quilt to my daughter, so I do not have it here right now, but if I remember correctly, the white background measures 7 1/2" x 9 1/2" finished, the black sashing was a 1" finished piece. And I do remember that the small border blocks were 2" finished. I just played with a drawing until I got the look I wanted in the jars.

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    Santa's Getting Ready for Christmas. Are you?

    Lots of firsts with this small piece:

    My first completed (start to finish) project.
    I just learned how to use the machine embroidery function on my machine last week (I bought the machine new in 2004). Santa is machine embroidered.
    My first mini project. 10" x 13"
    I have been swapping postage stamps like crazy and thought an all batik PSQ would be amazing. The border is batik postage stamps.
    The quilting is primitive. but I did it!

    Santa's working on his quilt projects. Are you?
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    I have entered several fairs and quilt shows. They qualify Novelty as a fabric print type. That category may be the better one otherwise I say the pieced. Yes, it is an original, but that category generally gets more art type quilts. At least this is my opinion on where I would put it. I love it and looks wonderful and is making me hungry, time for lunch here in the pacific area. Also, if the judge thinks it should go in another category, they will put it there for you. See, you can't mess up and it looks like a winner to me.
    Quote Originally Posted by Nanachar View Post
    Once again QuilterMomma you are a great inspiration to all of us!

    Here is a question I would like to post....looking for opinions. I am entering my "Canning Jar Quilt" into the County Fair. In looking at the registration form I must pick a category for it. They are: 1. Novelty, 2. Original, or 3. Pieced. I'm not sure what the "Novelty" category would be? Anyone know? Or, would it be considered an "Original"? I had seen a canning jar quilt a few years back, BUT I did not have a pattern, I drafted mine from memory and the outer border was my idea; a way to use up the left over scraps of fabric. So, what do you think, I really need help with this. I have been quilting for years, but I don't usually enter contests. My grandkids who are 4H'ers (they raise hogs and dairy goats) have talked me into entering the quilt and a baking and cooking contest......we've really had a lot of fun testing recipes. Well to get back on topic.....I have attached a photo of the quilt as a reminder of what it looks like.Name:  Mason Jar Quilt 011.jpg
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    Here is photo of pine burr working on and ran out of purple fabric for small hsts. So off to ebay to buy some I guess no LQS has any. Name:  completed block.JPG
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    Thanks Quiltermomma! I didn't realize that a Novelty would be a fabric print type, I kind of thought it would be something other than a typical pieced patchwork...silly, silly me. Yes, I was afraid that Original would be for those talented folks who can really draw, unlike me who can only do straight line patterns....I'm definitely not artistic when it comes to drawing!

    I like the pine burr so far, can't wait to see it finished.

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    Hi everyone.
    Looks like QM has been really busy. You're doing great, QM.
    The Pine Burr is well on its way to becoming a beautiful quilt.

    Nanachar, ...Good for you, entering your quilt in the fair.
    IMHO, your quilt deserves to win.
    Good Luck!

    Everose, congrats on getting those long-term UFOs to the finish line.
    You go, Girl!
    I really like the Santas Galore.
    I need to start on some Xmas projects but Xmas in July just doesn't work for me...maybe September.

    Fraew, Congrats on your first start-to-finish completed project.
    Now that you've learned to use the machine embroidery function, a whole new world is awaiting you.
    I like the quilting you did around Santa but I LOVE those star stitches. They give the project an old-fashioned look that I really like. Did you do the stitches by hand or is it a fancy stitch on your machine?
    Would love to have that stitch on my machine.

    I have done very little sewing lately. I am still trying to decide on sashing color for my sampler blocks. I have lots of time to decide as I am hand quilting the blocks. Yet, for some strange reason, the sashing color is uppermost in my thoughts. I have been fiddling with the colors in Paint ( thank you Rose_P!) but keep changing my mind.


    Also, still have a pile of panels that need finishing but don't feel like doing them. Summer is for outdoors. In my neck of the woods, you have to enjoy the sunshine while you can because, if you blink, it will be gone!

    Keep up the good work everyone.
    Happy Quilting.
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    Nanachar, I think you should go with 'pieced'. Even though you made up your pattern, there are many similar blocks out there. I do love this quilt. Hope you get a blue ribbon.
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    @Ranger: Thank you! That's my first time "quilting" so I didn't have a clue...just dove in head first.

    The fancy star/flake stitch is built in. Thank goodness!!
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    Nice dive Fraew, i give you a 9.8 on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuilterMomma View Post
    Nice dive Fraew, i give you a 9.8 on it.
    You are so funny!
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    I tried Fraew, you should know me by now. Oh, that is right, your comment says I made it to the funny.

    Well, I have some more finishes to report. The patriotic DQ is on the swap board, but here are four more. The band table topper I made two of them of so only posting one.
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    Then this one is for a class sample. i have two more to finish this week so can turn in to teach this fall. It is Edyta Star's pattern in her latest book. I am making in 30s repors and r/w/b.
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    Congrats AGAIN, QuilterMomma!
    Beautiful quilt projects.
    I don't think I could ever keep up with you.
    You are really on a roll.
    Keep going!
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