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Joyce replied on Tue, Jun 11 2013 5:42 PM | Locked

Bonita this is a beautiful.   You do such nice work.

 

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Marsha-SM replied on Tue, Jun 11 2013 5:43 PM | Locked

Agnes, Love the floral mug rugs.  I should make a dozen or so of them, maybe using the scraps from the following quilts for use in our house!

Judy, good luck quilting that biggee!!

Here is a in-progress picture of the quilts I am making for the future college dorm mates.  I need to border the panel and add border to the quilt, but here it is in 5 panels laid in our messy living room.  I had to shove everything out of the way to get it laid out.  Finished size will be about 72 x 102

My camera doesn't usually take such poor pictures, but I think it needs new batteries.  I am pondering whether to add narrow black borders to the borders for the panel - the border fabric is a tree bark with bits of green moss.  The inner border would be maybe 1/2" black, 2 1/2" bark, 1/2" black, or whatever measurements would be needed to fill the space.  I haven't measured the space yet, but it appears to be fairly even all around.  Any suggestions would be welcome. 

The only problem I had with this is with the bottom right 3 blocks (up and down).  At first, I got the rust bark on the wrong side of the bottom block - that phesant wanted to dive into the ground!!  instead of flying up.  Then, when sewing the strip of 3 blocks to the next 3, I stitched the wrong side - that would have changed the position of the strips.  I tried to get a balance of colors and types of animals, but scrambling them wouldn't have mattered, except I would have known that I had goofed!!  Hope to get other quilt to this point tomorrow and maybe get at least inner borders on and find a place outside where I can hang it and get a better picture.  Tomorrow is supposed to be our only sunny day.  I am getting tired of gloomy, misty, rainy days.

Judy, these quilts (2 of them) will be big enough for this ancient body to struggle with.  Why did I decide to make these long quilts for all the grandchildren?  Somehow I think I will be making more than the 6 planned (already 7).  One of these is for a grandnephew and there are 7 more grandnephews and grandnieces that will probably want one since this GN is getting one.  The only one that is already in college is his older sister.

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weezee56 replied on Tue, Jun 11 2013 7:05 PM | Locked

Agnes very pretty flower mug.

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weezee56 replied on Tue, Jun 11 2013 7:08 PM | Locked

Marsha-SM:
Here is a in-progress picture of the quilts I am making for the future college dorm mates. 
Your quilt is going to  be great when you get it done.

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winurse replied on Tue, Jun 11 2013 7:15 PM | Locked

Agnes,  those are beautiful.   Love the bright colors.    The binding would make me crazy.   Any helpful hints?

 

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MNnancy replied on Tue, Jun 11 2013 9:10 PM | Locked

Michelle:
Debbie-do is trying to get me to buy material to just increase my stash!!  So funny, it sits for a few months, then gets cut to be made into something.

That must be the sign of a real quilter!  LOL  I really should be embarrassed that my stash has grown so much since I've retired.  Obviously, I'm not sewing enough!


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MNnancy replied on Tue, Jun 11 2013 9:12 PM | Locked

Karla:
I fold mine up and stack them in the see-through plastic shoe boxes you can get at WalMart pretty cheap.  I just sort them by light, medium and darks.

That's a good tip.  Thanks, Karla.  I remember some people saying they store fat quarters in those boxes, too.


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MNnancy replied on Tue, Jun 11 2013 9:14 PM | Locked

swedeami:
There is a wonderful source for books called betterworldbooks.com that I have bought lots of quilting books from.   Great service and prices.  Give 'em a try!

Well, I just tried that site, but there's an error message saying the server is not responding.  I thought QCA was the only commercial company with a bad server.  LOL

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Edit:  Tried again and got on.  Interesting concept for a book seller.  I'm questioning if it is "for profit," just how much actually goes to their causes.


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Roxana replied on Tue, Jun 11 2013 9:28 PM | Locked

MNnancy:

MNnancy:
I have SO many 2 1/2 strips that I am going to have to invest in a book of scrappy jelly roll patterns.

Next question...

How does one store hundreds of 2 1/2 strips?  Should I try to roll them up in color families like the ones we purchase?  An alternative thought is that I could host a group for  "strip poker" as we played it in Branson, and then I could just send all my strips to other quilters' homes.

MNancy, I hav closet space so I hang mine by color on those multiple slack racks. Then I put them into String quilts for charity. It's a great use of the 2-1/2" strips.

 

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MNnancy replied on Tue, Jun 11 2013 9:34 PM | Locked

Roxana:
I hang mine by color on those multiple slack racks

Interesting...  and they don't slip off and end up on the floor?


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Patti replied on Tue, Jun 11 2013 10:06 PM | Locked

Agnes, the mug rugs are so pretty.  I love floral fabrics.

Marsha, the quilt will be very nice.  I like what you are doing with it.  You certainly work fast.

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Patti replied on Tue, Jun 11 2013 10:10 PM | Locked

I have decided that I have gotten far enough on my sand hill crane quilt/wall hanging to show it.  The crane just needs some eyes and legs now.  Then I will add some kind of border and call it done. 

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Donna B replied on Tue, Jun 11 2013 10:13 PM | Locked

Patti, your crane looks fantastic!  And that yellow/green really pops for the camera.

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weezee56 replied on Tue, Jun 11 2013 11:09 PM | Locked

Patti, I think your crane looks great.

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Karla replied on Tue, Jun 11 2013 11:16 PM | Locked

Patti, the crane is an absolute work of art!

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