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fzytwo replied on Sun, Mar 3 2013 4:23 PM | Locked

Debbie,

love the weighted pincushion.  Have been looking for a pattern but did not know what to call it.  when I searched on your name i found a pattern on sewmamasew.com.  she is great - must have just missed it in past visits to her site.

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Helen replied on Sun, Mar 3 2013 4:26 PM | Locked

Patti come on and join in.  Lots of us have a few things going at the same time.  These MQ's are fun and turn out so beautiful how canyou resist???

I found that I have 3 yards of each of the fabrics I chose and decided to go with them.  Go looking in your stash, I bet you have just the right fabrics to do this MQ :-)

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Helen replied on Sun, Mar 3 2013 4:27 PM | Locked

Fabric requirements will be posted on the 15th.  I just figured the 3 yards each will be more than enough...just in case keeping my fingers crossed.

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Roxana replied on Sun, Mar 3 2013 4:43 PM | Locked

3 yards for a border print? That sounds a bit much.
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Helen replied on Sun, Mar 3 2013 4:51 PM | Locked

It's what I already have.  I am not saying you need three yards as the fabric requirements have yet to be posted.  Since it is a 3 yard piece already I am asuming it will be more than enough.  Can't wait until the 15th to find out :-)

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Bayla Singer replied on Sun, Mar 3 2013 5:46 PM | Locked

Nana posted the size of the quilt -- I went back some pages to look, but couldn't  find it.  Something like 52 x 60, but don't quote me.  So you can figure your border print from that, approximately. 

It would depend on how wide the border was, and the repeat of the print, I should think, plus some extra for mitering corners if you're thinking of doing that ...

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fzytwo replied on Sun, Mar 3 2013 6:02 PM | Locked

Hi, I am Deb V from Central NY.  For you that know NY, I am about an hour east of Syracuse - Go Orange!   I have a 22 yo son at SU and a 16 yo daughter.  I am so proud of both of them and their dedication to school/learning and in their behavior.  I could not have better kids!

I am still fairly new to QCA and trying to find all it has to offer.  I hope I am replying to the site correctly.

I have never done a MQ before but thought it would be fun. I have read all of the post to date and I think I will have the DD pick the most contrasting colors she can thing of; although I do have to say I like finding the border and picking from that. I will have to practice that dreaded scant 1/4".  I have checked out photos of previous MQ and a want to go back to make them all.  

I learned to quilt over 20 years ago in a class and immediately took a break from quilting – it was boring.  When I finally decided I wanted to quilt again, it took 13 years to complete a "quilt in a weekend", but I was able to give it to my dad for his 80th birthday.  Since then I have been a little better, getting quilts done within the year they were started.  I 'usually' finish one before moving on, but I do have 3-4 Xmas quilts that need to be quilted.  I have made most of my quilts to give away, but have actually sold a few.  I have donated quilts to Relay for Life for the past few years because of being friends with the family of a 16 yo that was diagnosed with cancer shortly after birth – she is in remission now!  I find I make a quilt to show that I care.

I still do simple quilting of stitch in the ditch or grids, but hope to learn free motion.   

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Sheila replied on Sun, Mar 3 2013 6:19 PM | Locked

I am really loving some of these fabric choices for MQ8!  I have gone to my stash and narrowed it down to 4 or 5 combinations....I will probably end up making all 5 variations!!!  And, I will probably find some way to make all 5 quilts into queen-size!!!  (I thrive on my self-induced stress.)  At least I won't be worrying about yardage...most of my fabric is 5 yard-or-more chunks.

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Debbie replied on Sun, Mar 3 2013 8:21 PM | Locked

glad everyone is talking and sharing pictures about fabric choices.  went to Joann's today and found some nice purple (my favorite color) and have ordered some orange from online.  but will have to wait and see if it will work with my fall quilt.  got the last of the blocks together and just need to sew them as a row and sew last three rows together, then decide on my border.  undecide between orange, dark green or red.  will see when get it altogether. 

so, got purple as one color and undecided on the contrasting color.  I did like the idea about choosing the border and going with two colors from it.  need to start looking at fabric from that angle. 

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Angele replied on Sun, Mar 3 2013 8:40 PM | Locked

Helen and Brigit-Carol, I love your choices.  In the past when I wasn't sure what I wanted for a border, i waited till the centre was complete and then got the border afterwards. There are always options.

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Eileen Caspers replied on Sun, Mar 3 2013 8:53 PM | Locked

I am ready for MQ8 and looking forward to it. Glad to see it is using 2 very contrasting colors - should by dynamite.

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weezee56 replied on Sun, Mar 3 2013 9:25 PM | Locked

Brigit-Carol  Very nice color choices.

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weezee56 replied on Sun, Mar 3 2013 9:27 PM | Locked

Helen. Very very pretty.

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Rochelle replied on Sun, Mar 3 2013 10:04 PM | Locked

ooh, Helen I love your colors and that border print! All are beautiful!

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weezee56 replied on Sun, Mar 3 2013 10:15 PM | Locked

I need to make a quilt for my almost SIL, I think his colors will need to be green and ? Maybe I'll look for a border fabric first too, and pull the second color from that. Or maybe to shades of green.

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