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Bonita replied on Fri, Aug 30 2013 12:08 PM

I just got an e-mail from Old Country Store Fabrics. They have CW fabrics on sale for 6.08 a yard and lots more for around 8-9 $ a yard. I found some greens that are lacking in my CW stash.

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Nana replied on Fri, Aug 30 2013 12:58 PM

I just got back from fabric shopping....woohoo....so much fun.   I purchased 2 creams and 22 of assorted colors.   Now I am really anxious to start this project.   Also took my book to Office Max and had the spine cut and a spiral binder put on it and it was only about $5.   Much easier to work with the patterns now.

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Frances replied on Fri, Aug 30 2013 1:35 PM

Bev :

Yeah, Frances is back! How was your holiday?

 

Thanks Bev,

Holiday was great but oh so glad to be home.

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Frances replied on Sat, Aug 31 2013 1:44 PM

Okay, Ive just been told that my book is expected Sept 12th - 15th which is at least better than December which is what i was told before.

Nana,

Do we get to see Pics of your fabrics.

lots of love

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Nana replied on Sat, Aug 31 2013 7:35 PM

Frances

I will post pics of my fabric but today I was really busy working on the MQ since DH went to a college football game.   I don't frequently get a full Saturday to work on my sewing...LOL>

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Roxana replied on Sat, Aug 31 2013 8:15 PM

Nana:

I will post pics of my fabric but today I was really busy working on the MQ since DH went to a college football game.   I don't frequently get a full Saturday to work on my sewing...LOL>

Isn't college football awesome? My DH is so happy that it's back. Between it and golf (and my being happy sewing), he's a happy camper! .... Nana, glad you got a full Saturday for yourself!

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What a great idea, Judy!!  I just joined this group and am reading fast and furiously to catch up with everyone's posts so far.  I also just ordered my book, tote and novel set.  Have been excited about this for a long time, so am glad I noticed this group was here so I can play along. :-)

 

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Bev replied on Sun, Sep 1 2013 11:42 AM

Frances:

Okay, Ive just been told that my book is expected Sept 12th - 15th which is at least better than December which is what i was told before.

Hey Frances, I don't know why but I thought you had already received your book. It is a good thing they don't plan to start until October. It is amazing how many have joined this group today!  Wasn't it you that asked the question if anyone was interested in doing this? I think you got an astounding yes! 

 

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Hi Everyone,

I just joined this group, have been drooling over the amazon page for this book for months and decided to take the plunge when I saw this group this morning.  Just ordered my book and hope to be able to pick fabs from my stash which I have been collecting for a while now.

A couple of questions for anyone in the know, are all of the blocks paper pieced or can they be done in the traditional manner?  Does Jennifer give ample instructions for us first time paper piecers?

Best finish quilting a project I am working on currently as I too, get distracted quite easily.  LOL

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Sue replied on Sun, Sep 1 2013 12:10 PM

Hi Karla,

Welcome to the group!

Not all the blocks are paper pieced, and there are some applique ones too.  As for learning to paper piece (pp), check out the Carol Doak Yahoo group, she is known as the queen of Paper Piecing.  There is a very easy learning to pp block on her group site.  A lot of people use her method however, some develop their own after a few tries.

Glad you are going to do this with us.  Just remember, we were all beginners at one time, ask questions, someone has an answer! LOL

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Roxana replied on Sun, Sep 1 2013 1:19 PM

Quilthappy7:

A couple of questions for anyone in the know, are all of the blocks paper pieced or can they be done in the traditional manner?  Does Jennifer give ample instructions for us first time paper piecers?

Jennifer does give instructions but as suggested the YouTube videos by Carol Doak are immensely helpful. There are a wide variety of types of blocks in the book and they'll be mixed up as they are assigned. Also, additional instructions, if possible, will be posted with the assignments. It's going to be lots of fun. We're so glad you decided to join the group. Everyone is so helpful!

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Frances replied on Sun, Sep 1 2013 1:22 PM

Ah Bev,

An american book so i have to wait a little longer than you to get it, and yet it is amazing how many people have joined, its always great fun doing things as a group, plus you pick up hints and tips that you didnt know before.

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Hi, so I joined the group today, have read all the post. Looked at the book on Amazon. So couple of things. Is the fabric amount that is shown in the sample of the book for the one the group is going to work on? Also, what is going to be the speed of this group?

Also, had to laugh about the lost blocks earlier in the thread. I had made some bear claws to add to the border of MQ8, then I had hurt my arm, nothing major, but enough to have to take a break from quilting.. So, I finally got back to going on the quilt... I am looking around going I know I had more blocks then this done. I would work on some more blocks, then scratch my head and look around for those missing blocks. A couple of days later I found them. I had actually already put them on the quilt top. So missing blocks were found, and I felt a little bit dumber lol

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Thanks so much for the warm welcome, Sue.  Guess I better go check out Carol's videos and whatever else I can find.  After watching a few quilter's pp methods in the past, I can see that it's important to adopt the method that works best for me.  I will definitely be asking questions. :-)

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Roxana:

Quilthappy7:

A couple of questions for anyone in the know, are all of the blocks paper pieced or can they be done in the traditional manner?  Does Jennifer give ample instructions for us first time paper piecers?

Jennifer does give instructions but as suggested the YouTube videos by Carol Doak are immensely helpful. There are a wide variety of types of blocks in the book and they'll be mixed up as they are assigned. Also, additional instructions, if possible, will be posted with the assignments. It's going to be lots of fun. We're so glad you decided to join the group. Everyone is so helpful!

Oh goodie!  Looking forward to working on this sampler and learning some new techniques.  Sure is nice to know that help is abundant. ;-)

 

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