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Barbara replied on Tue, Nov 20 2012 10:54 AM

Carol, great looking blocks

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Bonita replied on Tue, Nov 20 2012 11:06 AM

Carol yours and Max's blocks look great. That's how mine are coming together, I just add strips as I come to them. I'm half way thru mine. 40 blocks Max you sure have been busy.

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Bonita replied on Tue, Nov 20 2012 11:09 AM

Another busy bee Jeanine the quilt is very pretty. How many blocks from your group do you need to make a top?

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MaxNTopeka replied on Tue, Nov 20 2012 11:46 AM

Thank you Marie, Barbara, and Bonita for your kind words!  I'm always kind of afraid someone will open the package, take one look at my blocks and say "Who made this mess?" and hurt themselves laughing!  Maybe that comes from DH looking at the design board and saying "Did you intend for them to NOT match?"  

Bonita, I think the plan is for a quilt top to have 42 blocks...a 6 X 7 block layout.  But please don't quote me!   I'm just making them one at a time.  I figure just about the time I get pretty good at this I'll run out of scraps...but that was my goal!  A side benefit is I'm using up lots of partial bobbins of thread of odd colors. I'll be able to refill them with my preferred neutral colors now!

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Jeanine replied on Tue, Nov 20 2012 12:24 PM

Barbara:

Jeanine ,Have a question for you  ,How are you incorporating the labels on your quilts , are you just stitching them on after you have the quilt finished or are in putting them in the actual backing.?  I was not real sure how to do that.  thanks .Barbara

I was thinking of sewing them into the backing fabric.  I will do anything to avoid hand stitching!  I will probably add a border to them so them will all be the same size and then make a row of them in the backing.

 

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Jeanine replied on Tue, Nov 20 2012 12:25 PM

Bonita:

Another busy bee Jeanine the quilt is very pretty. How many blocks from your group do you need to make a top?

You need 42 blocks for a quilt.  I have 30 but 20 more are in the mail.  Then I just received an email saying one of my block makers dropped out but didn't tell me which one or if they would be replaced?  So I will need to follow up on that. 

Keep making blocks!

 

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Bonita replied on Tue, Nov 20 2012 6:25 PM

Jeanine:
Keep making blocks!

 

I only signed up for 10. If I make more will have to be asigned another leader. I guess I'll make them until my strips run out.

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Carol replied on Tue, Nov 20 2012 10:22 PM

Max, your blocks have such even strips, looks good!  Guess they will accept mine, they need them all, uneven or not~~I will just keep making them until I run out  of scraps (which will be never, so until they tell me to stop!)  Oh, I got my team leader assignment today - I will be sending them to Nepean, Ontario.   I see they want us to only make 20 at a time, then have to re-sign  to do the next batch with another team leader assigned.   The people  doing all the coordination have a job for sure!  Good luck to all -

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Barbara replied on Wed, Nov 21 2012 5:32 AM

Jeanine thanks for the info . I'm thinking of doing the same with the ones I recieved. as well . Barbara

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Jeanine replied on Sat, Nov 24 2012 9:29 AM

I got my niece and daughter doing rag quilts last night.  They are go-getters when they want to be.

 

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Barbara replied on Sat, Nov 24 2012 9:36 AM

Jeanine, you are so lucky, wish I had some girls to help ,what fun ,your own little sew in ..an your girls are lovely. barbara

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MaxNTopeka replied on Sat, Nov 24 2012 10:03 AM

Wow, Jeanine!  Beautiful and talented young ladies making pretty quilts...you are indeed so fortunate!

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Marie replied on Sat, Nov 24 2012 11:16 AM

Beautiful girls Jeanine!  I'm so happy you have passed on the quilting bug to them and I'm sure they are as well.  Wish I could get my soon to be 16 year old DG interested.  Any advice or is that the wrong age to be hopeful?  I have tried with her right along from the time she was pre-teen but no luck yet.

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Jeanine replied on Sat, Nov 24 2012 1:10 PM

Marie:

Beautiful girls Jeanine!  I'm so happy you have passed on the quilting bug to them and I'm sure they are as well.  Wish I could get my soon to be 16 year old DG interested.  Any advice or is that the wrong age to be hopeful?  I have tried with her right along from the time she was pre-teen but no luck yet.

I think 16 is not a time to push it.  My niece is 17 and she goes along with us but doesn't do much on her own now.  But she has had it all around her growing up and knows how to do just about everything.  Find something that she may like such as an iTote or hobo bag that may appeal to her more.  Traditional quilting isn't exciting but my girls love to put their own spin on their projects.  I never criticize.  My daughter didn't quilt during her late teens but came back to it after she got married.  

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Marie replied on Sat, Nov 24 2012 2:59 PM

Jeanine:
I think 16 is not a time to push it.

I thought that too but I'll keep trying, thanks Jeanine.

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