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Cathy J replied on Thu, Jan 12 2012 6:59 PM | Locked

I finished cutter pieces for a table runner. I made some practice blocks for a BOM I'm working on. I have three blocks and I'm adding square to it for a table runner.

It was fun and gave me practice with my rotary cutter. The weather is turning cooler tomorrow so I won't feel guilty spending my time in my studio tomorrow.

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Angele replied on Thu, Jan 12 2012 6:59 PM | Locked

Patti, I love your quilt.  I made one of those for my son when he turned 16.  He wanted a variety of greens and blues so I ended going from pale green to teal to blue.  It turned out quite nice.  I just can't wait to see yours.  It will be stunning!

I would give it a nice home too!

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Cindy replied on Thu, Jan 12 2012 7:01 PM | Locked

Yes, I did work on a quilt today.  I worked on Orca Bay, although I think I'm going to rename it Never Never.  All these tiny pieces are so tedious, I realize that I don't really enjoy working with so many tiny pieces.  It's looking pretty good though....by the way, I use gray and beige thread for piecing.  Have a great evening All.

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Angele replied on Thu, Jan 12 2012 7:03 PM | Locked

Granny Agnes, your blocks are great. I love your blend of colors.  This will make a great throw.

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Agnes replied on Thu, Jan 12 2012 7:15 PM | Locked

Angele--Thanks. Unfortunately, no quilting today. I may yet do some embroidery on my applique pieces but can't applique because these go over the quilting and this didn't happen. Tomorrow and Sat don't look any better. The volunteer book keeping is starting to get to me but I have to get this done so the files can go for their year end review. Hubby decided Sun was a good day to pass them on to the person delivering them.

As far as breaks go, according to physical therapists and other similar professionals, breaks are not an option but are necessary to avoid many health problems. When I go for the minimum 10 min break out of 60 minutes I actually get more done than without the break as long as I don't get side tracked during the break.

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Angele replied on Thu, Jan 12 2012 7:29 PM | Locked

I wish I had your wisdom Granny Agnes and take a break every 60 min or so.  That way instead of being all stiff and sore, I would be able to produce more.

No quilting yet but I am planning to do some hand  appliqué sewing as soon as I am all caught up with you guys.  Yesterday I did quilt.  I have half of my nephew's quilt done.  I knew I would not be too efficient tonight, so I will stick to hand stitching.  Hopefully I will be done Saturday.  Will post a picture when all quilted.

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Mimi replied on Thu, Jan 12 2012 9:13 PM | Locked

Hi everyone!  Yes I worked on my quilt today and yesterday and each day all week before today.  I think I would get more done if I didn't work full time and have a nasty cold. Anyway, this is my MQ 5 and the only MQ that is completely finished.  The anniversary party for my in-laws is Saturday.  All I need to do is make and sew on the label.  My DGD#1 has called it Happy Hearts so that's its name.  It came out pretty well IMHO.  The backing is on the last picture(black & reds.)

 

 

 

 

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Bonita replied on Thu, Jan 12 2012 9:19 PM | Locked

Mimi, that's a beautiful quilt. the quilting looks great.

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Mimi replied on Thu, Jan 12 2012 9:25 PM | Locked

Thea:
Oh, I found my backing fabric for my purple/blue DWR

I don't know about you but I absolutely love when I can find a nice backing on sale.  Way to go, Thea! 

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KATHY replied on Thu, Jan 12 2012 9:31 PM | Locked

KATHY :
my SIL who is also a quilter asked me why I didn't match my thread to my fabric/blocks

 

Nice to know i'm normal and use whatever i have on the machine......which is usually creams, beiges, or white......thanks guys!

CLEVELAND, TEXAS

 


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Nana replied on Thu, Jan 12 2012 9:49 PM | Locked

Mimi

Your quilt does look like happy hearts and your quilting is gorgeous.  WTG.

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Maggie replied on Thu, Jan 12 2012 10:03 PM | Locked

Mimi, your quilt is beautiful.    Still have quilted mine.    Last week I got the "sandwich" pinned so maybe soon.   

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greenmonstr replied on Thu, Jan 12 2012 10:13 PM | Locked

I had an unexpected day off because of snow, so I worked on a table topper that had six odd-shaped pieces to be sewn into a wedge, eight wedges made and sewn together.  It was my first try at a) cutting irregular pieces, and b) sewing a partial seam (necessary on the first two pieces' joining).  Well, in more than two hours I only made four of the wedges, because I spent MUCH time ripping.  Ripping and ripping.  I hate ripping.  The first wedge went really well, and I thought "gee this isn't so hard..."  The second wedge I got the first piece turned around so nothing would fit and I had to rip it all out.  It just went downhill from there.  I did so much ripping, I'm surprised the pieces are still the same shape as when I started.   However, at least I kept my temper (except for talking to myself rather strongly).  I put it aside until tomorrow.  I really want to finish it because I like the fabric so much.  Plus, I really don't need ANOTHER ufo hanging around.

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gini replied on Thu, Jan 12 2012 10:23 PM | Locked

mimi, your MQ is beautiful   way to go.

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Kris replied on Thu, Jan 12 2012 11:19 PM | Locked

Mimi:
Anyway, this is my MQ 5 and the only MQ that is completely finished.

Very nicely done Mimi.

I quilted mine right after completing the top but now it's waiting for the dreaded binding.

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