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    WIP - 7/26/16 - Have you hugged your sewing machine(s) today?

    Everyone is doing such great work! I look at all the posts, but I often don't get to respond. Rebecca - I shudder at the thought of alterations; Gwen - your quilt top is looking wonderful (and complicated); Lou - you are being very productive with clothing and the wall hanging; Jean - you are busy!; Judy - very pretty hand quilting, you made a good choice for the corner design; Denise - I like all the colors in your new quilt; Altairss - I know what you mean about not being able to get back into a quilting routine, happens to me, too.

    I've had a productive week (finally!). The scrappy quilt is now in rows, but still on the design wall; I quilted a set of 6 placemats for my daughter-in-love; I finally - FINALLY - finished my January UFO! I can't wait to take pictures, as I am really pleased with how it turned out. It is a JRR on the front, and a pieced back that is so nice the quilt is reversable. I think I'll try to get my daughter's placemats done next. (DIL's birthday came first, therefore hers were done first.)

    BTW - the homemade condensed cream of chicken soup was wonderful, the chicken and rice casserole needed more seasoning, and since Lou wrote about the beans and cheese tortillas, I have had refried beans on my mind. The pintos are soaking now!

    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 - 7/26/16 - Have you hugged your sewing machine(s) today?

    I finished the flimsy of the star bright quilt and since I had so many blues in my never ending stack of charms that I sewed together enough of them in pairs to make a second quilt just need to put the pairs into rows and I will have another star bright flimsy. sadly I also have enough for a black and white version. These are fast though so will sew those pairs together soon. I also put two of the borders on my weave quilt after I added another row and I have the boarders cut to go on the other two side but I am thinking I need to fix one side as its wavy which is weird as I measured the middle which normally works but this solid is hefty and a bit weird.

    Today I put away fabric that was getting in my way. My stacks were toppling sigh~ and I found a whole bunch of 4 1/2 squares left over from one of my first quilts ( three years ago) so I started sewing them into 16 patches I used them all up by adding just a few more cut from other left overs. Not sure If I will put them into stars or sunny skies quilt pattern? But my goal is to get all these free floating squares out of my way.

    I found a UFO that I started ( um okay I unburied it from the teetering stack) that was using up all my batik charms a floating squares quilt. I stopped as I need to cut more black spacer blocks. So I pulled those out and some black to cut up. My goals for this week.

    Put the other two boarders on the weave, put together the second Star light top. Finish the 16 patches and then cut some more black for the floating squares and then use them as leaders and enders till that stack is all sewn up. These are a nice break from my King size WIP as you feel like your getting something done.
    Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.

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      #3
      Re: WIP - 7/26/16 - Have you hugged your sewing machine(s) today?

      I have 2 of the borders done & 2 to go on my Ghastlie quilt.. hand stitching each evening as I watch the 10 pm news. It's already finished off on the edges, so no binding will be needed. Finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. About 2 years plus in the making.. that is including gathering fabric. I'm not sure whether it will be "show" worthy. Just enjoying the impromptu of figuring this one out as I "sewed along".

      I cut out 10 blocks for a QOV project. My guild is asking for donations and making a few blocks was part of their "need". They will do the rest.. I have to get those sewn together before Aug.

      I looked at the stack of Leaders and enders and decided I have enough to put together an Abuse Quilt.. (I donate to our local office at Christmas time) It may not get finished this year, but there is always next year.. I have 5 at the LA, 5 sandwiched, and 2 tops needing backing and batting. All those are from the "Orphan Blocks" I received from our generous members here at MSQC . They are the best!!
      Last edited by Granny Judy; July 26, 2016, 09:10 PM.
      Judy

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        #4
        Re: WIP - 7/26/16 - Have you hugged your sewing machine(s) today?

        Hi, everyone is so busy. Summer is usually my best sewing time as the heat keeps me in the house. However I have been so busy this summer it is crazy. I put the borders on a double slice quilt and I have two baby quilts ready to longarm. The twin boys arrived six weeks early so I need to get them done. I also have a QOV on my design wall.
        sigpicAnita G.

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          #5
          Re: WIP - 7/26/16 - Have you hugged your sewing machine(s) today?

          Wow, everyone is busy, busy, busy. My top is done, sandwiched and ready for quilting. Thinking about handing quilting this one.
          On deck is an Irish chain (ufo)...until something else catching my fancy.
          Happy stitching
          Gwen

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            #6
            Re: WIP - 7/26/16 - Have you hugged your sewing machine(s) today?

            I enjoyed looking at everyones work the past two weeks....all kinds of pretties being made!

            I chose the bible verse to embroidery on my nieces quilt. I have it printed out and just need to trace it onto the fabric. I let myself get bogged down with the placement stage and the practice embroidery. I had not done embroidery since grade/middle school.

            We had to buy a new washing machine over the weekend....what a fun way to spend money. They start to be a problem when they leak water onto the floor and sound like a jet landing on the spin cycle. I had planned to work on my quilt Saturday but the hunt for a new washing machine changed that.
            "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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              #7
              Re: WIP - 7/26/16 - Have you hugged your sewing machine(s) today?

              So here is a picture of the grey starlight, the start of the reboot of it more correctly laid out in blues. Changed my mind on the star color so that's still missing. The two color weave still in progress I need to take off the one border and I don't feel like ripping. and some of the 4 1/2 squares ready to be made to four patches.
              flowers.jpgstarlight.jpgstarlight2.jpgtwocolorweave.jpg
              Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.

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                #8
                Re: WIP - 7/26/16 - Have you hugged your sewing machine(s) today?

                Here is a partial picture of the scrappy quilt. I am having a hard time keeping the rows on the design wall!

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                I also completed my January (yes, January) UFO. Back and front.
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                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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                  #9
                  Re: WIP - 7/26/16 - Have you hugged your sewing machine(s) today?

                  Let's see. I'm spending too much time on this dang computer. Mostly because my energy level is low. I did go outside and do some more sanding on the china cabinet. Made a trip to Home Depot to get some refinishing supplies. A trip to the store is always a pleasure since they keep it so cool. We've actually been getting some delicious peaches. Something that doesn't usually happen around here. The cantaloupe are pretty good too. Wish we could enjoy these fruits year-round. I need to get upstairs and start quilting but I'm having a hard time getting motivated. I have a bunch of food sitting on the kitchen counter. It's not going to cook itself so I guess I'll forge ahead. Your scrappy stars look awesome, Sylvia. I love star blocks.
                  Goodbye Europe! Hello California! Home sweet home.

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                    #10
                    Re: WIP - 7/26/16 - Have you hugged your sewing machine(s) today?

                    I wanted to take a picture before the sun goes down. I have completed all 50 blocks of the Simon Says pattern. I see from the picture I need to rearrange the green so it is spread out more. Other than that, I like it.

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

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                      #11
                      Re: WIP - 7/26/16 - Have you hugged your sewing machine(s) today?

                      Very cool quilt, Denise! When do you stop to eat? You get more quilts made than anyone else around!

                      Altairss and Sylvia.......great looking projects.

                      I bought my iron on stabilizer today so hope to transfer my lettering to the quilt piece & start embroidering.

                      I found out yesterday that our LQS is closing.........very sad.
                      "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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                        #12
                        Re: WIP - 7/26/16 - Have you hugged your sewing machine(s) today?

                        Had a call from my local Quilt Club.. they have a need for 12.5 " blocks for the Veterans QOV presentations at the Aug Quilt show.

                        so I've been side tracked to make some blocks... They have enough people to make a dozen quilts before the show..If we could donate some blocks. LOL I'm getting a dozen done.

                        lotto blocks.jpg
                        Judy

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                          #13
                          Re: WIP - 7/26/16 - Have you hugged your sewing machine(s) today?

                          Too many of our LQS are closing down we lost four in my area in the last few months still making progress on my quilts and had a really ahah moment while doing some HST I really have trouble getting those center seams straight and keep meaning to buy the loc bloc either I forget when I place the order or has been sold out. Today while getting set to press open 8 then cut them down I was again kicking myself for forgetting to get one and thinking about how they work and realized if I just lightly finger pressed them open after setting the seam and take the long side of my square and slide it up against the center seam it would be doing the same thing pushing into a straight line.

                          So I did it and then firmly finger pressed the seam while It was keeping the seam straight then moved it out of the way and pressed it with the iron and best pressed it and pressed again. It was a bit slower then using the lock block but I had absolutely dead straight center seams I was so tickled they were a dream to square up.
                          Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.

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                            #14
                            Re: WIP - 7/26/16 - Have you hugged your sewing machine(s) today?

                            Finished these placemats for my daughter-in-love! http://forum.missouriquiltco.com/sho...820#post895820
                            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 - 7/26/16 - Have you hugged your sewing machine(s) today?

                              Everyone so busy and putting out such nice projects love em or WIP as it were. I keep digging in and then digging out more. Here is the blue starlight and I found some cuddle in my stash for the back and then since I snagged the half hexie on the daily deal I cut from solids some to go with my focus fabric. Its a pattern from Quilting is more fun then houseworks blog. I got all the black and white blocks pressed and ready to sew together and had another idea for them after I had dug thru my minky scraps. Having way to much fun busting thru stash and cleaning up the room all in one go.
                              halfhexie.jpgminky.jpgbluestarwhole.jpg
                              Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.

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