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Roxana replied on Sun, Sep 29 2013 5:58 PM

Another suggestion for those of you still searching for fabric. Look through the BLOCKS section of your book and see if you have something similar to what's she is calling for. She tells you dark red, medium blue, dark blue, light blue, light multi-colored, etc. You get the idea. She gives those requirements on page 13 but until you look at the blocks, you don't grasp what you really might need to go with your plan. Of course, some of you are talented enough to change the whole color arrangement and make it look better than it was designed!

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Cathy replied on Mon, Sep 30 2013 7:36 AM

I changed my avitar to my first grand child.  Isn't he beautiful?  Not quite a premie at 4 lbs 13 ozs but close. 

I also changed my mind about ironing as when I went to look at all my fat quarters and unwrap them I noticed I had to iron them after all even without washing. 

I have decided that I don't mind cleaning a clean house and I don't mind ironing new fabric. ( That's after two hours of ironing on Saturday morning.  Who says I didn't work out for those two hours as I'm sure my iron weigh at least 3 lbs.)  LOL

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Corine replied on Mon, Sep 30 2013 1:09 PM

We'll, I am not ready with my fabric to start this quilt on Tuesday, but I am so excited about it. The LQS in my area does not carry civil war fabrics, but I am planning on traveling to see family in San Diego in the beginning of October and there is a quilt shop on the way that carries only reproduction fabrics. Then, I will be traveling with family to Las Vegas the next week and there is a wonderful quilt shop there that specializes in civil war fabrics. So, my plan is to start out behind due to needing fabric, but to work hard to catch up. I haven't decided yet on how I will piece yet, machine or hand? Could I get some feedback on the pros and cons of each, please?

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Nana replied on Mon, Sep 30 2013 1:23 PM

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That grandbaby is sure a cutie.   I bet he doesn't stay tiny for long.

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Nana replied on Mon, Sep 30 2013 1:26 PM

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Have fun on your travels and enjoy fabric shopping.  I really can't give pros and cons for you.   I have done some hand piecing but it was slow for me. 

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Eliana18 replied on Mon, Sep 30 2013 2:54 PM

These are from Andover.  There may not be enough but it is a good start.

 

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Nana replied on Mon, Sep 30 2013 3:56 PM

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Very pretty fabrics.  Have fun.

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Mimi replied on Mon, Sep 30 2013 5:38 PM

Roxana:
Mimi, with her plate as full as it is, applied the pressure though.

Oh Roxana, I didn't mean to apply pressure...(heh, heh, snicker, snicker) I'm so innocent, never say guilt producing things.....(Right, and I've got a bridge if you're interested.....lol)  And you know you would hate it when everyone was showing their quilts and you hadn't done one.  I'm still putting the HST's for MQ9 together as leaders/enders between other projects.  My Jo Morton club meets next Wednesday and I haven't even cut the thing out.  Gonna burn the midnight oil this week and next. Celebrating today with the happy dance....only 9 1/2  months left in the school year...  Angele I think might be my last year too...Hoping against all hopes.

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Kris replied on Mon, Sep 30 2013 8:28 PM

Corine:
I haven't decided yet on how I will piece yet, machine or hand? Could I get some feedback on the pros and cons of each, please?

Well hand piecing is portable and can be done whenever you have a spare moment. Machine piecing is faster.

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Tami Paul replied on Mon, Sep 30 2013 10:18 PM

so where will will find out which patterns we need to do

 

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Nana replied on Mon, Sep 30 2013 11:13 PM

I am posting them right now Tami.   Have fun.

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Elizabeth replied on Mon, Sep 30 2013 11:34 PM

Nana, these look great, can't wait to do mine.

 

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Nana replied on Mon, Sep 30 2013 11:38 PM

All of the block assignments are posted.  I will add any tips that I find when making these blocks as I open the new threads.   You will find that I rarely use the colors suggested in the pattern.  

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Great choices. I've tagged them in the book.


In the beautiful Pacific Northwest!

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Nana replied on Tue, Oct 1 2013 1:11 AM

Judy

We wanted to start everyone out with some of the easier blocks before we started adding templates or foundation piecing.  I was able to do these 6 in one afternoon.   Now the next assignment is probably going to take a little longer to get them finished.

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