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Nana replied on Tue, Sep 17 2013 1:06 AM

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Good grief....I have several pieces of fabric that is older than 2 yrs.   I wouldn't dream of getting rid of them.   They are pieces that I love and just haven't decided what I want to do with them.

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Kathy replied on Tue, Sep 17 2013 4:24 AM

OMG Maggie, if I got rid of everything over 2 years old, I wouldn't have much.  However, I have been cleaning out and did just get rid of a piece of wool that was left from when I made my boys matching suits.  Of course, that was 47 years ago!

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Patti replied on Tue, Sep 17 2013 9:33 AM

This is looking awfully enticing again.  But I have two much on my plate!  Wedding quilt, and I decided to make another door prize for the retreat.  Then I would like to finish my rain poncho before retreat as well.  I may want that.   Then my sister's banjo case.  And so many tops to quilt, including many from previous MQs.

You all have some great colors and fabric combinations.

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IGOSEW replied on Tue, Sep 17 2013 10:20 AM

Patti,

My DH got a pacemaker on June 10th, unexpected,  followed by an unexpected triple bypass on July 30th.  He's a diabetic and had kidney and lung complications but is home and progressing as well as can be expected with OT, PT, and visiting nurse.  I work 45+ hours a week outside the home and still have to fit in doctors' appointments for 4 different specialists!  Whew, I feel your pain.  BUT.... I am following along daily and am 'virtual quilting', that is to say, I'm watching and reading about everyone's picks and progress and learning so much about so many different options for making HST's.

Don't know if I'll ever get the quilt done but am saving everything and happily enjoying everyone elses work!  So, stay with us and quilt in the virtual reality!

Peggy F

 

 

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Nana replied on Tue, Sep 17 2013 11:43 AM

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Wow...you and your DH are sure going thru a lot right now.  Prayers for DH's continued improvement and for you to have some peace in your days.

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IGOSEW replied on Tue, Sep 17 2013 12:11 PM

Thanks, Nana, prayers have brought us this far.  They said the heart cath could destroy his kidneys and he'd be on dialysis or need a transplant but Dr. shot a little die in, hit the first blockage, pulled out and set him up for surgery the next day.  Blessings abound ... there was no heart muscle damage, he didn't have a heart attack!

Thanks, too, for this wonderful mystery ride.  It's bringing me lots of joy to follow along!

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zoetc49 replied on Tue, Sep 17 2013 6:03 PM

I am getting into the quilt, I found I have fabric to work with to do 1/2 of the quilt. 

I need a question answered, how do I measure 7/8? Will that be up to the second to last line on the quilt ruler? I don't mean to ask a dumb question. I am going to try and catch up with you all. Thanks

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Nana replied on Tue, Sep 17 2013 7:19 PM

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I usually round up to the full inch and cut 4" squares and then trim the HSTs units to the correct measurement of 3 1/2".

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Roxana replied on Tue, Sep 17 2013 8:50 PM

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zoetc

I usually round up to the full inch and cut 4" squares and then trim the HSTs units to the correct measurement of 3 1/2".

Zoetc.... Rounding up to the next inch is much easier than measuring at 7/8! But you are right. On most rulers, the 7/8 mark is the last mark before the next inch mark. I think that last year, Nana just had us cut them at that mark and you wouldn't believe the flak she got on making half square triangles!! LOL! 

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zoetc49 replied on Tue, Sep 17 2013 10:30 PM

Thank you all. I looked up where others said to do just as you all stated, so that is what I am doing. I am trying to catch up. 

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Debbie replied on Tue, Sep 17 2013 10:56 PM

Got started on sewing HSTs and looking good.  these are bold for me so excited to see finished quilt.

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Patti replied on Wed, Sep 18 2013 5:30 AM

Debbie, I am looking forward to seeing your quilt completed too.  Going to be a handsome, elegant quilt.

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Linda replied on Wed, Sep 18 2013 8:56 AM

Debbie,

I love your colors and I love bold. I'll bet you'll have beautiful quilt.

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Debbie, your fabrics are gorgeous!  The quilt will be so pretty.  So far you've won my "favorite" vote!

 

 

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Zara replied on Wed, Sep 18 2013 9:48 AM

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So, I've got to narrow it down.  I really like the 2 on the very ends & the kinda red one.  The one in the middle is really a little more beige than it looks, with white polka dots.  Gotta do some measuring & see which ones will be enough for the cutting instructions.  The one on the very right will be my background fabric since it's about 4 yards.  I hope the one on the very left can be worked in.

 

 

It looks like we are going with a similar color scheme! I don't have enough of one color to make it all the way to the yardage specifications, so mine is going to end up scrappy, but I'm going with the red/ light burnt yellowyorange and beige.I'm having issues with my computer, so I'll post pictures of my colors later. It took me a while to round up my fabrics, so I'm going to be behind on the cutting.

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