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Judy T-Bellingham Posted: Sun, Oct 23 2011 11:23 AM

I have all the fabric for my Mark Twain quilt and the pattern laid out in EQ7. I used the River Stories free pattern and used that as a starting point in EQ. Scanned in the fabrics, finalized the layout and colors and figured, OK, now I'll set it aside until after the holidays. I don't have time now. Woke up at 3am thinking about it. I wanted to see if the fabrics would work with the blocks. Got up and made two sample blocks. Ignore the goof in the star block, I got the fabric in the wrong spot on one of the stars and think I know how to avoid that.

I also machine appliqued the Mark Twain image. But Gini, I'm going to try to needle turn applique them on the real quilt blocks.

I'm also showing you the final design from EQ7 although the fabrics don't show up real great.

I'll put the warm brown in the corner blocks instead of what is showing. And a triangle in the end and side borders to match up with those blocks.

NOW, I'm going to pack it all up and put away until after the holidays. No more of this insane 3am stuff.

 


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Elizabeth replied on Sun, Oct 23 2011 11:45 AM

oh Judy this is fantastic!!!  I love it

 

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Karla replied on Sun, Oct 23 2011 12:21 PM

Judy T-Bellingham:

NOW, I'm going to pack it all up and put away until after the holidays. No more of this insane 3am stuff.

How can you put it away, not that you know what it is going to look like?  It's going to be a great quilt and your DH is going to love it.

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Nana replied on Sun, Oct 23 2011 12:22 PM

Judy

This is gorgeous.   Can hardly wait to see the final result.

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Barbara replied on Sun, Oct 23 2011 12:25 PM

Judy,this is going to be beautiful I'm so envious ,I want to do one ..Barbara

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Karla:
How can you put it away,

I put it in it's bag and it's on the shelf. But....... it's calling to me. I want to make another set of test blocks and get it right this time. Bu I know what will happen. I'll think "Just one more set of blocks to be sure I have it the way I want". Then Christmas will be here and I won't have the other projects done that I really need to finish.

But, maybe, just a couple more 3am work sessions..........?  NO, I must be strong. I'll finish the two Christmas stockings that are half way done. Then the 12 potholders I want to make as gifts.

Oh, and also, the Seahawks are playing this morning and Charlie is starting QB. Go Charlie!

 


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Karla replied on Sun, Oct 23 2011 1:10 PM

I know what you mean about getting things done for Christmas...I have some potholders, placemats and table runners to make for my daughter's inlaws (they'll be here in 2 weeks from Britain), some pillows for my SIL and niece, a quilt on the frame that I'm frogging, and 2 patriotic quilts that I haven't started yet for DH and soon to be son-in-law...not to mention the quilt I promised daughter I would make for her DH that's a real Dr. Who ( ?) fan, and they all need to be done by Christmas.  I guess that means I better start spending more time in the sewing room and less time on this ole' computer.  LOL

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Kris replied on Sun, Oct 23 2011 5:19 PM

Looking good so far Judy T. I'm glad you were able to find the fabric.

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Kris:
I'm glad you were able to find the fabric

Thanks, Kris. Me too.  Thanks to a new member of this forum, Lin, I found Quilt n Etc in Keokuk, Iowa who still has the fabrics. Most shops are either out or have a very limited selection.


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Debby replied on Sun, Oct 23 2011 6:00 PM

Hi Judy!

I love that!  Going to be a really great quilt!

 

Wonder if you'll end up finishing it by Christmas?  :)

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Judy it is going to be a beautiful quilt.  I can't wait to see the finished one.

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gini replied on Sun, Oct 23 2011 9:54 PM

judy, that's going to be a pretty quilt, how can you be so strong and let it sit on a shelf for months. 

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Maggie replied on Mon, Oct 24 2011 1:46 AM

Judy, what an awesome quilt that will be.  I love the idea of specific images inside the stars. 

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Linda replied on Mon, Oct 24 2011 3:35 AM

What a gorgeous quilt! Don't know if I could be strong enough to let it sit on a shelf at this stage of the game.

 

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gini:
how can you be so strong and let it sit on a shelf for months

Gini and Linda, you are right, I find that I can't leave it alone. I'll put together a block and I'm so excited that I want to do another just to see the story come together. I found a better method  and don't have to applique, so I have four of the story blocks already done.

I'm weak and spend way too much time playing with quilts and other fun things. But, at nearly 70, I'll be darned if I'm going to waste the time I have left making sure the house is spick and span or there are gourmet meals on the table. I still work part time and hubby is retired, so he does most of the housework anyway. 

I have lunch with friends today, that's still 1-1/2 hours away. If I hurry, I can shower, get dressed and still have time to make one-more-block!


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