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    Default WIP Nov 22-28

    Thanksgiving is next week. I am so thankful for quilting and this forum where I can interact with my fellow quilters on line.

    This week I finished the last three mariners comp[ass blocks that go in the corners, and completed the first flying geese unit block in the Kaleidoscope Dreams pattern. 15 more flying geese units to go (with 4 geese in each block) and it will be time for the log cabin border.
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    By digging all the way to the bottom of my scrap bins I found 64 unique batik prints for my geese blocks. I am pretty psyched about that.

    Whats up in your world this week?
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    Default Re: WIP Nov 22-28

    Denise - your blocks are beautiful. I can't wait to see your finished top. I love batiks.

    This week I rented a LA at a LQS about an hour away. Luckily we didn't get the freezing rain and the weather sort of cooperated so it wasn't a stressful drive. I got 2 queen size quilts done. First one was done before the end of first day. I chose a pantograph of stars & loops but I got bored so I added some meandering and hearts since its for my GS. I was easily distracted in the first few rows so there are some areas I need to pick out. I didn't want to do that there. I can fix on my sit-down LA.

    The second one I loaded at the end of day 1, so when I got there, it was just get going. It took me about 4 1/2 hrs with a break. There is also an annual deal at this LQS in November. If you spend $350 in store, you get a gift card for one free meter of fabric for 12 months. I did this last year. You can also buy gift certificates. Since the rental is included, I just bought a gift cert and some fabric for the difference. Now I'm thinking I might go back, since I do rent the machine 3-4 times a year, that way, I would get 2 free meters/mth. That would be spending my profits from craft show, something to think about before end of Nov.

    I also started cutting up leftover scraps into usable sizes. No plans for them yet, but it will reveal itself - maybe a scrappy Irish chain.

    Next projects to do before xmas - a Victoria quilt for a friend's husband going through cancer treatments; an 8' simple valence for my GF (her birthday gift, was in June); bind and make label for the 2 quilts I finished this week, and a felt name wall piece for new baby for another friend. Oh and some microwave bowl cosies for our bank rep & asst. That list looks long, now that I write it down.

    I will need to shake off this cold and cough if I want to get all of this done. Happy sewing and quilting.

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    Default Re: WIP Nov 22-28

    Golly, ya all are sew busy... hope all your plans go smoothly and you finish that to do list.

    I am seeing the end of getting the "barn" quilt done. got the border and binding left on my sons quilt... then I can get it to him b4 Christmas.. Cutting it close, but it is worth it to gift him this work of love.
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    Default Re: WIP Nov 22-28

    Denise, your quilt is beautiful. What other treasures did you discover when you dove to the bottom of your scrap bins? I love batiks and am currently working on this pattern.

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    I had finished my projects and felt a tiny bit lost so I sandwiched the Christmas placemat panel that was a DD a week or two ago. It has not got the first stitch in it since grands came for the weekend and we have made cookies and will make some gnomes later.
    I made a sample yesterday, he turned out cute and only took about 15 min.
    I will add some pictures when the rest are made.

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    Default Re: WIP Nov 22-28

    Quote Originally Posted by MSN View Post
    Denise, your quilt is beautiful. What other treasures did you discover when you dove to the bottom of your scrap bins?[/URL]
    At the very bottom of the last scrap bin I found a piece of the first batik I ever purchased back in 2005. It was just big enough to get one geese unit out of it. It brought back such memories. I had no confidence in picking my own fabrics back then and remember going to my LQS to get help in picking fabric out. I brought the five fabrics I had already selected and the pattern I was going to do and said I needed help finding the sixth fabric. I was amazed and so thankful that the associate walked right over and picked up the perfect complementing fabric which was a purple and pink batik. I happily paid full retail. At the time it was overwhelming. Now it is second nature to me. Such happy memories to see how much I have grown.

    As I was digging through the scrap bins I would sometimes remember which quilt the fabric went into and the happy look on the recipients face. Good times.
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    One of the things I love about scrap quilts are the memories associated with each of the fabrics in the quilt. Glad you got to enjoy your trip down memory lane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Claire Hallman View Post
    I had finished my projects and felt a tiny bit lost so I sandwiched the Christmas placemat panel that was a DD a week or two ago. It has not got the first stitch in it since grands came for the weekend and we have made cookies and will make some gnomes later.
    I made a sample yesterday, he turned out cute and only took about 15 min.
    I will add some pictures when the rest are made.
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    There are three more that were too shy to be in the photo, lol.

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    The gnomes are darling , the three that were to shy will be sorrow they didn't join with the others.
    Denise, your quilts are amazing , you certainly know how to put colors together, those blocks really look hard.

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    Default Re: WIP Nov 22-28

    I finished handsewing the binding in the Grand Adventure - Misty Mountain quilt. Now to design and embroider the label and it is ready to give. Do you think it is suitable for a man?

    I also have cut and placed the pieces on the design wall for a Victoria quilt. It will be for a girlfriend's husband who has been undergoing surgery, chemo and radiation. I need to have it done by xmas when they will be back in town.

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    Enjoy life and do what makes you happy. Everything else will follow.

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