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  • jjkaiser
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    Re: WiP May 24 - 30, 2019

    I am making my first quilt with blocks set on point. Each pieced block sits next to a plain white one. I was 3/4 of the way done. Today I sat back admiring my work when I noticed a BIG FAT MISTAKE!! I was trying to decide if I should add a thin plain white border around the edge so the points on the pieced blocks don't get covered up with the binding. Then I noticed that on 2 sides there already is a white square at the edge, but on the other 2 sides is a pieced block at the edge. I read the pattern over 4 times before starting and nowhere did it say start and end each row with a plain white square. Are you supposed to just know this? I was so careful (I thought) putting it together. Time for the old seam ripper- grrr!! I guess on a positive note I have plenty of white fabric to cut the extra pieces I need and at least I discovered this before I started quilting it. I am just so annoyed at myself for not seeing this sooner.

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  • SuzanneOrleansOntario
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    Re: WiP May 24 - 30, 2019

    Originally posted by threadbndr View Post
    Yeah, one of my 'have to haves' for a house in Kansas is a basement with a safe room. Mine is under the front porch - all concrete and stone masonry, including the top. Driving to work and seeing the damage first hand this morning was surreal.
    When my father-in-law's house went up for sale last year, I thought it would sell faster as it had a basement. Apparently a lot of people feel they don't need it. I would think this is a MUsT when you live in tornado alley. My DH remembers as a kid, when the sirens blew, all the neighbours would come to their house, as it was one of few on the street that had a basement.

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  • threadbndr
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    Re: WiP May 24 - 30, 2019

    Originally posted by DeniseSm View Post
    This is getting really old. We have been in NW Arkansas only two months and we have already had THREE tornado warnings (not watches warning, meaning a tornado on the ground in the area.) No damage yet. We can pack the valuables and food/water into the closet in under three minutes flat. Also room for both of us in the closet. (Not as romantic as it sounds)
    Yeah, one of my 'have to haves' for a house in Kansas is a basement with a safe room. Mine is under the front porch - all concrete and stone masonry, including the top. Driving to work and seeing the damage first hand this morning was surreal.

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  • DeniseSm
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    Re: WiP May 24 - 30, 2019

    This is getting really old. We have been in NW Arkansas only two months and we have already had THREE tornado warnings (not watches warning, meaning a tornado on the ground in the area.) No damage yet. We can pack the valuables and food/water into the closet in under three minutes flat. Also room for both of us in the closet. (Not as romantic as it sounds)

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  • SuzanneOrleansOntario
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    Re: WiP May 24 - 30, 2019

    Originally posted by threadbndr View Post
    Still haven't blown away, though last night's round was close. My foster son's town (Lawrence) was hit, but not his neighborhood. And some of the damage is along my commute route. OK, spring, enough storms, already.

    Needless to say, I had trouble getting to sleep last night. Good news for my hand piecing - eight more 3.5 inch seams to go.......
    Oh my, this is very close to my husband's aunt and cousins. I will get him to check up on them.

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  • threadbndr
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    Re: WiP May 24 - 30, 2019

    Still haven't blown away, though last night's round was close. My foster son's town (Lawrence) was hit, but not his neighborhood. And some of the damage is along my commute route. OK, spring, enough storms, already.

    Needless to say, I had trouble getting to sleep last night. Good news for my hand piecing - eight more 3.5 inch seams to go.......

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  • cv quilter
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    Re: WiP May 24 - 30, 2019

    Claire, how fun to have such a rewarding and productive day! Wish I could find a little quilt shop in the woods. I can't wait to see what your new adventurous project looks like.

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  • cv quilter
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    Re: WiP May 24 - 30, 2019

    Suzanne, oh my gosh! Your quilt is fantastically beautiful! I love the whole thing....the music theme is wonderful, the fabrics are so pretty, the composition of all the various facets of the design is fabulous, and your FMQ is gorgeous! I see a quilt show winner!!!

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  • LauraP
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    Re: WiP May 24 - 30, 2019

    Suzanne, I love your quilt. I can see that having a place of pride in his shop if he doesn't use it at home.

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  • SuzanneOrleansOntario
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    Re: WiP May 24 - 30, 2019

    Claire - it sounds like a very successful road trip. I love those fabulous finds.

    I finished the FMQ of the musical quilt, made and sewed the binding. I think that's a record. 280' hand sewn in less than 4 hrs. I just need to make the label for a dear friend who owns a music store and make a date to give it to him.

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    I think if I don't stress about the quilting, I can get them done.

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  • Claire Hallman
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    Re: WiP May 24 - 30, 2019

    Had a nice day yesterday with 4 friends going to a shop about 45 miles away, remote, in the woods, by the river. How in the world will she keep that gorgeous shop going? I managed to spend a good bit and will return so hopefully it will stay there forever.
    I found something to bind one quilt that is sandwitched, something to add to a fat quarter bundle plan and the three main parts for a new project. Just what I needed....a new project.
    I am getting adventurous, the fat quarter bundle will turn into my version of a picture I saw. I hope I can graph it out like I think I can.

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  • threadbndr
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    Re: WiP May 24 - 30, 2019

    I like the idea of cornerstones with the cream.

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  • Claire Hallman
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    Re: WiP May 24 - 30, 2019

    Cream it is and I think I found a perfect aqua in my stash for the cornerstones. I think I will go with a consistant color since everything else is pretty mixed up.
    I am going on a mini shop hop today so I might see something to change my mind....or maybe a new project, lol.

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  • jjkaiser
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    Re: WiP May 24 - 30, 2019

    wow I am amazed any sewing gets done at M retreats! I would be so excited just being there and meeting everyone and yakking it up that I just wouldn't be able to concentrate on sewing. Or I would win the booby prize for having the most oops blocks. Hope you are having fun Denise!

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  • pcbatiks
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    Re: WiP May 24 - 30, 2019

    Claire, I like cream color too. The fabrics are beautiful.

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