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    WIP - 7/5/16 - 2nd half of the year!

    I hope everyone who was celebrating holidays over the weekend had a great time with family and friends. I have a Canadian friend whose birthday is July 4th. So she celebrates Canada Day, and get a celebration on the USA Independence Day as well.

    When I went to sleep last night, I thought I was going to throw myself a pity party this morning. On Sunday, my "Check Engine Soon" light went on, but I knew I had to wait until today to call the service station. I researched the causes, and was not happy with what I learned! Then, yesterday, as I was working on two coaster sets, my iron "died". Heck! I was afraid to damage my car by driving it to Target to get another iron!!!!

    One of the causes of "check engine soon" is if there is a crack in the fuel cap. I knew that couldn't be the case, as I bought a new cap about a year ago. BUT ... the last time I fueled was in New Jersey, where attendants fill the tank for you. So I checked the tank, and sure enough, that attendant did not wind it closed properly. Called the mechanic anyway, and was told that it would take a few days for the light to go off. I think that problem has been solved.

    Then I remember I had a spare iron. AND ... tried the 'dead' iron again, and it turned on just fine. So, instead of 'woe is me', I am shouting 'yipee!"

    Back to the coaster sets. These are sets of 8 coasters and a caddy to hold them. It takes 4 fat quarters. I made one when I first started quilting, over 5 years ago. I remember how concerned I was that I was doing it correctly, and was very unsure af myself. Five years later, I go about making two sets at the same time, cutting through multiple layers of fabric, chain piecing merrily along, and joining 2.5" squares as my leaders and enders to be used in another scrappy quilt! If my iron hadn't failed me, I am pretty sure I would have finished both sets yesterday. What a difference 5 years of sewing and learning has made.

    As we go into the second half of this year, what is happening in your sewing room/space?
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    This week I started the Asteria pattern by Tiffany Hayes. I have found the most beautiful batik fabric with silver snowflakes on it. That is the border print fabric in the lower left hand corner. The first 2 of 8 different block designs are done. I may keep this one for us
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      Re: WIP - 7/5/16 - 2nd half of the year!

      Originally posted by DeniseSm View Post
      This week I started the Asteria pattern by Tiffany Hayes. I have found the most beautiful batik fabric with silver snowflakes on it. That is the border print fabric in the lower left hand corner. The first 2 of 8 different block designs are done. I may keep this one for us
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      I can see why you'd want to keep this one, gonna be one gorgeous quilt with those beautiful fabrics!
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        Re: WIP - 7/5/16 - 2nd half of the year!

        June is over and July is here which means I am done going through closets, cupboards, etc. and I get to sew! Of course I do have the paperwork mountain, try to figure out how to do photos again, scrub the front porch, and price all the yardsale stuff but the main focus this month is sewing.
        I finished up a wall hanging for the quilt room last night and today I started sewing 2 bright layer cakes together for a colorful quilt for our bed. I am on row 7 out of 10. The top will be finished by tonight. I think it will look very colorful once winter gets here and it will be ready to throw on the bed. I am just sewing the squares together and will probably put an X through them - I have so much to sew that I am not concerned about any fancy patterns and re-cutting what is already cut.
        Beautiful block, DeniseSm. That will be one gorgeous quilt when finished.
        I'm glad you didn't have to have a pity party, Sylvia and that those problems are working themselves out.
        Well, off to sew row 7!
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          #5
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          layout.jpgI used the three-day weekend to make some major progress on my storm at sea quilt - all the blocks are done. Now it's time to start sewing them together. It's going to be a wedding quilt for my cousin.

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            Re: WIP - 7/5/16 - 2nd half of the year!

            Sylvia, I had the same thing happen to my car. It took about 3-4 days for the light to go out. Good news about your iron, too.

            Denise, I LOVE your quilt block and your fabric. I can't wait to see this one when it's done.

            Midnightline, your quilt is gorgeous!!!
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              just dropping in to say hello and that I haven't fallen off the face of the earth!!

              I did finish my niece's quilt top at a sew-in on Saturday at Red Hen in Marrietta, it was a great day.

              Unfortunately my husband had a heart attack early in the morning of the 4th so the week is in a tailspin, it was minor, he doesn't need surgery and they want the lifestyle changes he has been (too) slowly working towards this year to become a reality. Exercise will be his new friend too. I send my daughter off to sleep-away camp today, get my husband home this afternoon and fly to Disney for 3 days with my son tonight, it's insane! love the beautiful work on the quilts here!!

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                Re: WIP - 7/5/16 - 2nd half of the year!

                Sylvia, so glad all the woe turned into yippee

                Denise, that is a beautiful block. You create such wonderful designs with your fabric choices. Keep it for you, definitely.

                midnightline, what an awesome design! I love those hearts and so perfect for a wedding gift. It will be treasured!

                As for what I'm working on: I am learning to FMQ on my new Tiara III. Right now I am quilting a patriotic quilt that I put together really quick from a $15 kit I bought at Walmart years ago. Don't have a lot of $ invested so won't be disappointed if it's not done well, just want to get the feel of my machine. When I've finished quilting and binding, I'll donate it to the VA. I'm also laying out some beautiful blocks I got from a swap on another forum. They are made of all shades of turquoise, purple and cream batiks! Those are going on my design wall today to see how I want to lay them out. Hope I get both of these done this month.
                A day patched with quilting Seldom unravels Sharon

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                  Re: WIP - 7/5/16 - 2nd half of the year!

                  RockinLou, so glad your husband's heart attack was minor. What a scare, though. Mine had a heart attack 2 years ago, also minor, but he did need 3 stents at that time. Could have been worse!. Hope all goes well in the future.
                  A day patched with quilting Seldom unravels Sharon

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                    Re: WIP - 7/5/16 - 2nd half of the year!

                    RockinLou sorry to hear about your husbands heart attack. Is there such a thing as a minor hear attack? Sounds scary. Wishing you and all your family all the best.
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                      Re: WIP - 7/5/16 - 2nd half of the year!

                      RockinLou, glad your husband survived his heart attack. Hope he recovers quickly!

                      cv quilter, the pattern is called "My Heart Will Go On".

                      DeniseSm, that is a cool block - I love the colors you chose. Can't wait to see the whole quilt!

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                        #12
                        Re: WIP - 7/5/16 - 2nd half of the year!

                        I got two more block designs done and it has grown so large I can't get it to fit in the camera lens. This will be my first ever King size quilt.

                        asteria 002.JPG
                        Stash Treasure Acquisitions Beyond Life Expectancy. My stash keeps me STABLE, oh yeah.... and dark chocolate.

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                          Re: WIP - 7/5/16 - 2nd half of the year!

                          I'm psyched up now. I decided my Asteria quilt had to much black in it if I followed the pattern instructions. So I went into EQ7 and recolored the quilt to use less black (dark fabric) and more dark blue (medium fabric.) Then it had to much white (very light fabric) so I recolored to add more light blue (light fabric.) I am loving my new recolored version so much better than the original pattern. What do you think?
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                          Stash Treasure Acquisitions Beyond Life Expectancy. My stash keeps me STABLE, oh yeah.... and dark chocolate.

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                            Re: WIP - 7/5/16 - 2nd half of the year!

                            Nice quilt projects, everyone! I have my brick quilt sewn together in sections and I'm ready to add the applique and the embroidery. Then I will finished sewing sections together.
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                              Re: WIP - 7/5/16 - 2nd half of the year!

                              I went to sit and sew yesterday, made about 4 Farmgirl blocks right, I only miscut/sewed two so after some slight recutting today I will have 2 more done. I also worked on a tangled geese quilt that I started months ago, got a lot of units made that I will square up today. It feels so good to be back quilting after our move.

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