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    Check in......First Clue

    I got a late start because my sewing room was a temporary hotel room for guests over the Thanksgiving break. My sewing room is now put back together and I am well on my way with the first clue.

    I've made 31 four patches and several more two patches which need to be joined into a four patch. I won't have them all done before the next clue because my best friend from junior high planned a spontaneous visit and she'll be here Thursday and Friday.

    I have already learned a lesson though.......I only had four neutrals so that means all of my four patches are the same. Next time, I'll try to be more scrappy. I'm hoping my limited neutrals will not impact the quilt pattern.

    I'll catch up!

    #2
    Kayla, you could arrange your four neutrals differently to add some variety. Or include two of the same in some of the units. That would make it a bit more random.

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      #3
      You will be fine, I'm sure. Bonnie suggested at least going for 2 diff fabrics for neutrals vs. just one. If you have 4 ...
      Blessings, DramaMama


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        #4
        A week has passed. I was off from work and am behind. If someone could just give me a good dose of extra time, I think I would be right on schedule.
        Blogging ahead.....research in quilting and sewing with a dab of cooking/recipes too.

        https://myquiltprojects.wordpress.com/

        https://thecookbookproject.wordpress.com/

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          #5
          Sending you extra time!!

          If it works send some back! The holidays make it tough but have fun with it.

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            #6
            Thanks Carah, it would seem I found time to make 70 more 4 patch blocks today. The time continuim slowed a bit for me to catch. Sending a block of time Back at ya!
            Blogging ahead.....research in quilting and sewing with a dab of cooking/recipes too.

            https://myquiltprojects.wordpress.com/

            https://thecookbookproject.wordpress.com/

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              #7
              My Christmas sewing projects are taking priority. Once I'm done with those, I'll have some catching up to do.

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                #8
                Thanks Deegles~
                I also have a Christmas present that is fixing to jump to the head of the line. I need to put the last border on & quilt it.

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                  #9
                  I bumped this thread to check in. I'm about ready to start on my blocks again. I've been afraid to sit at the sewing machine for fear of swelling in my legs, but I think I'm ready now. Sadly, I only finished clue #1 before I got sick. I had started clue #2, but didn't finish cutting the magenta triangle sides. On the bright side, I can do the magenta and purple ones all in one batch, and be done with the tri recs bits!

                  Actually, I may just cut all of my pieces and have them ready to sew, sew, sew. That's one benefit of working on blocks after the reveal, I guess.

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                    #10
                    Another benefit is, you can decide on the size of the quilt and how many blocks you really need before you sart cutting and sewing.
                    I wish you fun! I am still waiting for my FMQ mojo to show up to finish mine.

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                      #11
                      I am slowly but surely making progress. Back in December I was burning through the stacks of clues, but lately I've just been slowly plodding along. I've still got the yellow/green/neutral QST to finish sewing, and then I get to trim all my squares before I begin assembly. .. maybe I shouldn't have saved all the trimming for the very end...

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                        #12
                        What is slower than plodding? Does looking at my bin of completed units count as progress? I have the inner border 4 patch units to make, and after laying out a big block I am not happy with some of the purples I used. I just don't like their scrappiness I ended up with for the dark purple. The rest of the colors are fine, and I bought a yellow-gold fabric I'm going to use for the 4 squares of yellow. It is a very soft color, a French toile print, and that's going to be the backing also. I trimmed each type of unit as I went along, so that task is under control. I just don't want to start sewing the blocks together until I make up my mind. I hate redoing units, but I have plenty of fabric in very dark purple, so I can do it without too much trouble. I feel stuck not being able to make up my mind!

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                          #13
                          Midnightline, I am much like you. Burned through all those weeks leading up to the final week and still have not made my yellow qsts. I think I have quilters block.
                          Blogging ahead.....research in quilting and sewing with a dab of cooking/recipes too.

                          https://myquiltprojects.wordpress.com/

                          https://thecookbookproject.wordpress.com/

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                            #14
                            I got about 1/4 of the way trimming blocks now. Slowly making progress.

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