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    WIP - 6/21/16 - Summer! It's Official

    It is now officially summer in the northern hemisphere. (I'm trading my electric heating bill for my electric cooling bill!)

    My best news is .... the "Cat and Snail Continuum" is FINISHED!!!!!!! It is in the wash right now, and I hope to take some pictures later. I hope I can backtrack to determine when, exactly I started this quilt. It seems like I have been working on it for quite awhile. There were some struggles, to be sure, such as the green inner border that I removed, added, and then removed again! I'm glad that my final decision was to remove it. I continued to have problems with the quilting. Every time I changed the bobbin, my machine would act like it didn't know what to do with the top and bottom threads. Often it took a full hour to get the machine stitching correctly after a bobbin change.

    Now that this quilt is finished, I am turning my efforts towards Christmas gifts and the wedding picture & signature quilt for my daughter.

    What is everyone else doing this week?
    If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you.- Zig Ziglar

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    Re: WIP - 6/21/16 - Summer! It's Official

    Congratulations, Sylvia!

    I finished my "almost done" pile! I always get hung up when they are at the ready-to-quilt stage--the actual quilting is the hardest part for me. I'll move on to my "in progress" projects. I'm making churn dashes today--I made more than I needed for the last quilt, and I have ideas for another, but not quite enough extras to do it.

    Have a productive week, everyone.
    Courtesy is not optional.

    http://theeclecticabuela.blogspot.com

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      #3
      Re: WIP - 6/21/16 - Summer! It's Official

      It is hot and very humid here in Texas, so I am working on a cool and soothing blue and white quilt. This is how far I have gotten so far.
      sinfonia 017.JPG
      We have had a large batch of baby birds at the feeder this week.This baby repeatedly fell asleep sitting on the bird feeder. The other birds did not find it as amusing as I did. That cardinal goes bald every summer. There is a matching female cardinal that also goes bald every summer. Eew!
      sinfonia 003.JPG

      Sylvia, the last time my sewing machine acted like that there was a piece of thread stuck in the upper tension discs. Have you tried "flossing" your upper tension disc?
      Stash Treasure Acquisitions Beyond Life Expectancy. My stash keeps me STABLE, oh yeah.... and dark chocolate.

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        #4
        Re: WIP - 6/21/16 - Summer! It's Official

        Hey Denise, here's a quilt I think you will like. I came across it a few years ago while surfing the net for quilt ideas. Of course....later on I could not find it again. Last night I found it be accident. Just thought I would share the link. Scroll to center of the page. The piecing looks like 3 dimensional bows.

        http://www.nohatsinthehouse.com/2013...ers-quilt.html
        "I'm putting together a list of 100 reasons why I am NOT relentless!" - Sue Heck, The Middle

        Leonard: For God's sake, Sheldon, do I have to hold up a sarcasm sign every time I open my mouth?
        Sheldon (intrigued): You have a sarcasm sign?

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          #5
          Re: WIP - 6/21/16 - Summer! It's Official

          Hi Sylvia and hi everybody else

          I'm glad summer is here. As soon as it starts, the faster autumn comes LOL sorry I don't like the heat at all

          This week I want to work on my blocks for the QuiltforPulse for the victims of the Orlando shooting, I have gifts to sew, things to quilt... I have a HUGE LONG LIST
          My blog (when I will be able to keep it updated): http://juliasdreamabout.blogspot.it/

          Queen of Quiltgard

          Lover of Scraps

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            #6
            Re: WIP - 6/21/16 - Summer! It's Official

            I haven't posted here in a while, but this is what I'm working on. Just need to add a couple borders. I'm also working on a carseat cover out of the same material. My daughter and her hubby did their son's nursery in fish!


            IMG_0057.jpg
            Lori

            http://sewtimeforme.blogspot.com/

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              #7
              Re: WIP - 6/21/16 - Summer! It's Official

              Hi everybody!
              Happy summer! I had my weekly sit-n-sew today and used the time to rip out all of my blocks for a baby quilt in progress. One friend came with nothing to do and helped me. That was much appreciated. Just about every one was off by about 1/8 of an inch. I'm hoping to do it right the next time.
              At night I am knitting up special dolphin washcloths for Christmas presents. When I get back down to Florida, I'll buy some little soaps in Tarpon Springs to go with them. I am working on # 10. They've been fun to do.
              Good luck with all of your projects! It's fun reading about them.

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                #8
                Re: WIP - 6/21/16 - Summer! It's Official

                I got a lot done today. I just need to applique down the circles and my first blue and white quilt will be ready to assemble.

                sinfonia 019.jpg

                I am also happy to report that I am slowly learning to use my smart phone. Today I learned how to use bluetooth to connect wirelessly to a speaker, and play MP3 music I had downloaded to the phone into a playlist. For me this is a huge step forward.
                Stash Treasure Acquisitions Beyond Life Expectancy. My stash keeps me STABLE, oh yeah.... and dark chocolate.

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                  #9
                  Re: WIP - 6/21/16 - Summer! It's Official

                  Great job everyone! Love the blue and white Denise! Congrats Sylvia on your finished project. Moving slow here in NC. Started an Irish Chain for my guest room. happy summer

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                    #10
                    Re: WIP - 6/21/16 - Summer! It's Official

                    image.jpg. Another one done. Think I will keep this one. It's the "No Bake Jolly Bar" quilt from FatQuarterShop. I used a layer cake.
                    sigpicAnita G.

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                      #11
                      Re: WIP - 6/21/16 - Summer! It's Official

                      Beautiful work, everyone. Love the colors, MomGram.
                      Courtesy is not optional.

                      http://theeclecticabuela.blogspot.com

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                        #12
                        Re: WIP - 6/21/16 - Summer! It's Official

                        I finished my first blue and white quilt top and made the binding. I wanted to pick out the fabrics for my next quilt before the sun goes down. I fell like doing something fresh, and fun, and floral and light hearted. I am going to do the Jazz pattern from the book All About Strips, with an ivory background. Here are the 15 fabrics I selected.

                        jazz 001.JPG
                        Stash Treasure Acquisitions Beyond Life Expectancy. My stash keeps me STABLE, oh yeah.... and dark chocolate.

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                          #13
                          Re: WIP - 6/21/16 - Summer! It's Official

                          I finished three tote bags I'm making for gifts. I used the Moda Basic Grey Mon Ami charm pack and I'm really happy with how they turned out. One day soon I'll figure out how to post photos here so I can show off a bit - LOL! I have three more sewn together and need to quilt them - I do the quilting on my embroidery machine. Once those are done, I'm going to start on my UFO's - a couple of table runners and a "row of the month" from last year that's about half-done. Yesterday I went to a neighboring town and picked up my first row-by-row and a cute mini kit of a little cabin. They had it in all four seasons but I want to see if I can figure out how to make it look like my house so I didn't get them all. You'd think I don't have any other projects lined up, wouldn't you?

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                            #14
                            Re: WIP - 6/21/16 - Summer! It's Official

                            No sewing today--too many errands! I did spend an hour or so sorting my strings by color, though. Only about a million more to sort!
                            Courtesy is not optional.

                            http://theeclecticabuela.blogspot.com

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                              #15
                              Re: WIP - 6/21/16 - Summer! It's Official

                              image.jpeg. Two more done. The bear was suppose to be for my granddaughter when she was born. Her 1st bday party is tonight. Just a bit late. The polka dots are for a neibors baby ( she's about 5 months old).
                              sigpicAnita G.

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