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Joe replied on Wed, Dec 5 2012 7:52 AM | Locked

MNnancy that fish deal is a good one. I'm going to have to scratch that out in me book and think about it.

My Update: brain building newborn quilt is to be done in a week or so. Then it's time to test my unmade resolution. Will I finish UFO's (two shirts and a sheet, the second lizard) or will I go on with other stuff.

Another side note: this brain quilt is the first and only one I've done where other people picked the fabric. I must admit, I just can't like it as much as when I use my own hare-brained ideas.

But I do like making stuff for the not-yet-born. That's a good thing.

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Agnes replied on Wed, Dec 5 2012 8:45 AM | Locked

Thank you to all for the lovely comments on my Dresden Plate quilt and cushion. I still have 3 blocks and the pieced borders that are planned for two smaller quilts.

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Ginny replied on Wed, Dec 5 2012 9:57 AM | Locked

Agnes,  I absolutely love your dresden plate quilt.  It isso feminine looking.  Just makes me drool.     Ginny

 

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Ginny replied on Wed, Dec 5 2012 10:03 AM | Locked

A friend taught me how to do this quilt.  Supposed to be really simple.  I had so much trouble with getting the 4 patches to be all the same size so they woul meet properly.  I thought that I cut them all the same, but obviouly some were cut on one side of the line and others on the opposite side of the cutting line.  I could not get them to match up.  So now I have 20- yes 20- orphan quilt blocks.  The idea was simple but it taught me a valuable lesson in the care to cut very accurately.  That is why they are getting a large throw instead of a bedsized quilt. LOL    Ginny

 

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MaggieNae replied on Wed, Dec 5 2012 10:20 AM | Locked

Ginny, could you add sashing so they wouldn't have to match.  Then the quilt would be a larger size.  So what if the pattern changes a bit.  Or if they're 4Patches, can you square them up to be the same size?

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Ginny replied on Wed, Dec 5 2012 10:42 AM | Locked

There was nothing that I could do to make them match any better.  Some I could take apart and skimp on the seam allowance but it was a lesson learned.  At this point it has been to the long armer and is all quilted.  I will wait until sometime next year to decide what I want to do with the rest of them.  Actually they are 4 patches that you cut apart 1 1/2 inches from the center seams and rearrange them for the pattern.  Turned out not to be my favorite although I like how the quilt ended up.    Ginny

 

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Thea replied on Thu, Dec 6 2012 12:25 AM | Locked

Ginny - I am going to have to look up this pattern because it is interesting to me.

Are there any others out there that like the McKenna Ryan Christmas quilts.  I have made one of her applique' Christmas quilts each year - this year I had ordered it from Nancy Notion's - she has some good sales on these most of the time - well I got a notice that it was back ordered and wouldn't be in until January -- well I thought that was okay... saddened me but I was okay...so then I got notice that it was on its way... it arrived today... and I have been copying the pattern onto fusible for hours and hours...I have what 18 days to get it done... maybe...

But it is fun to work on raw edge applique - I am thinking that it might be in my top 5 ways to make a quilt ....teehee

 

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Barbara replied on Thu, Dec 6 2012 3:58 AM | Locked

Judy beauitful fabric,  Can't wait to see what you do with it. Barbara

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Barbara replied on Thu, Dec 6 2012 3:59 AM | Locked

Donna, beautiful runner.I love the colors. Barbara

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Barbara replied on Thu, Dec 6 2012 4:02 AM | Locked

Ginny ,your quilt is beautiful .You brother and SIL  will love it .I sure do . Barbara

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Barbara replied on Thu, Dec 6 2012 4:03 AM | Locked

Agnes, WOW! your quilt is gorgeous,I love the colors . Barbara

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Ms MoomMist replied on Thu, Dec 6 2012 6:05 AM | Locked

Thought I would drop in and say Hi. No working on quilts today. DH needs to work  Tomorrow is the day to put the borders on MQ7, but in case I don't get back in here before Christmas, I want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas.

xoxoxo,

 

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Thea replied on Thu, Dec 6 2012 6:49 AM | Locked

Hi MzMoomMist - Merry Christmas to you too!  I was watching the news today and they were taking a Manger display all around the USA reminding people of our rights - the season is about Christ and I love seeing Merry Christmas instead of Happy Holidays... 

 

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Dawn replied on Thu, Dec 6 2012 6:59 AM | Locked

Thea,

I love McKenna Ryan's designs!  But will probably have to ask for the patterns for my birthday or next Christmas . . .  :-)  At least my birthday is coming up  .. ..  can't wait to see how yours comes along!  I think I do better w/applique, nothing to match up.  Have fun!

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Ginny replied on Thu, Dec 6 2012 7:21 AM | Locked

Thank you Barbara.  I am just dissapointed that I couldn't use all of my squares on it.   Oh well, lesson learned--The hard way.  LOL   Ginny

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