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Re: Star Flower Quilt
« Reply #50 on: Mar 12, 2016, 05:41:33 PM »
This quilt loves me.  It keeps coming back to me whether I want it to or not.  The backing has to be cut to fit and sewn together and the batting has to be cut.  Then it can go to the quilters.  I hope to get this finished this week since I didn't get it done last week.  It really isn't much work but large pieces of fabric are intimidating.

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Re: Star Flower Quilt
« Reply #51 on: Mar 22, 2016, 07:45:39 AM »
It's still here!  I had to rip out one of the seams because I had sewn it together wrong.  Just one of the problems with working white on white.  ripping out 100 inches of stitches took me most of the week.  Kept catching the fabric in the rippers.  What a pain!  So it is together finally and it is on to the batting.  Wish me luck.

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Re: Star Flower Quilt
« Reply #52 on: Mar 22, 2016, 05:26:44 PM »
Good luck Tammy.
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Re: Star Flower Quilt
« Reply #53 on: Mar 23, 2016, 10:37:23 AM »
...some days are diamonds and some days are stone.  Yesterday was a stone.  I didn't remember that the batting had already been cut.  So today I cut a piece off of my batting and cut it to size.  Done finally.

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Re: Star Flower Quilt
« Reply #54 on: Jul 11, 2016, 05:50:16 PM »
Ok, today I talked to marilyn about some quilting choices for this quilt.  She has started but wanted my input.  It got a tiny bit hairy because I really don't have enough experience to know what would look good.  Fortunately i had my design book with me where I have copies things that appealed to be and we found some stuff in there.  I hope it all works the way she wants it to when it is done.

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Re: Star Flower Quilt
« Reply #55 on: Jul 12, 2016, 11:37:17 PM »
Marilyn finished the black and white so now I just need to square it, bind it and wash it.  She will be getting the john deere and black and white for the local police department for use with rescues.  Phylis is taking the spanish bond as soon as it is finished.  And that leaves me the diamond in the square and the sampler left to get done and find a charity to send them too.  They are both the types of quilts that can go anywhere so they will be easy to place when they are done. 

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Re: Star Flower Quilt
« Reply #56 on: Jul 13, 2016, 08:47:15 AM »
Well I've got half of the binding strips sewn together and ironed.  Hopefully I'll finish that up today.

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Re: Star Flower Quilt
« Reply #57 on: Jul 14, 2016, 06:17:45 AM »
I did, I did.  I even started ironing them.  Hopefully they will get ironed and then sewn onto the quilt face.

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Re: Star Flower Quilt
« Reply #58 on: Jul 14, 2016, 09:40:40 AM »
Way to go, Tammy.
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Re: Star Flower Quilt
« Reply #59 on: Jul 14, 2016, 01:29:05 PM »
a step closer,...I got them pinned which required rearranging the house.  I've got to get some of these projects done before the cat and I are sleeping in the shed.

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Re: Star Flower Quilt
« Reply #60 on: Jul 15, 2016, 08:17:12 AM »
I developed a bobble while machine stitching the binding.  So I'll have to repin since I don't want to follow it all the way around the quilt.  Another delay.  But it looks good with the binding.  Very finished.

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Re: Star Flower Quilt
« Reply #61 on: Jul 15, 2016, 02:49:57 PM »
I went in to work on it and forgot the ceiling fan was on.  Big mistake.  it brought all that hot air down on my head.  i need to turn it on and then leave the room for 15 minutes. 

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Re: Star Flower Quilt
« Reply #62 on: Jul 16, 2016, 08:08:41 AM »
I got about 1/2 way around the machine binding.  I don't know why it is giving me so much grief but it is.

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Re: Star Flower Quilt
« Reply #63 on: Jul 16, 2016, 02:34:40 PM »
I got the machine binding to far in and now I can't turn the corners.  Ugh will it ever be finished.

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Re: Star Flower Quilt
« Reply #64 on: Jul 16, 2016, 09:53:13 PM »
it will tammy. you are just so close you are fretting and ready to be done.
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Re: Star Flower Quilt
« Reply #65 on: Jul 17, 2016, 05:16:49 PM »
That's very true.  I've got about half of it pinned and knocked the pins all over the floor.  So I spent this time watching rizzoli and isles getting the hair and other stuff that was on the floor out of the pins.  So much fun.

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Re: Star Flower Quilt
« Reply #66 on: Jul 17, 2016, 09:17:37 PM »
i keep a magnet on a string to pick up pins on the floor... just an idea :)
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Re: Star Flower Quilt
« Reply #67 on: Jul 18, 2016, 07:39:46 AM »
That is a lovely idea.  I have carpeting will it still work?

I've got about 1/2 of it pinned and my arm gave out so I'm in here messing around rather than doing necessary house work.

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Re: Star Flower Quilt
« Reply #68 on: Jul 19, 2016, 08:00:56 AM »
Got it all pinned.  The corners are messy.  In fact, the entire binding is messy.  But I'll do what I can.  This morning it took me an hour to do 1/10th of the quilt.  So I've got nine hours of work left and 3 days to do it.  Not sure I can manage that because my arms give out on me.  But I'll certainly try.

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Re: Star Flower Quilt
« Reply #69 on: Jul 19, 2016, 10:19:48 AM »
Just do what you can in small pieces, Tammy.
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Re: Star Flower Quilt
« Reply #70 on: Jul 19, 2016, 03:55:48 PM »
2nd hour done and about another 10 of the binding.  I hope I can get another 80 minutes in today.  And keep it up.  I really want it to be done for friday and that includes washing and drying.

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Re: Star Flower Quilt
« Reply #71 on: Jul 19, 2016, 05:18:47 PM »
If you can do it without injury, for it, Tammy.
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Re: Star Flower Quilt
« Reply #72 on: Jul 20, 2016, 08:20:19 AM »
well I'm 70 minutes short on yesterday so that means I would have to do about 5 hours work on it today to catch up.  It is not looking good at this point.

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Re: Star Flower Quilt
« Reply #73 on: Jul 21, 2016, 07:50:21 AM »
Well I've got 1 long side (90 inches) and half of a short side (30 inches) done.  So 180 inches to go and the label.

Marilyn called yesterday and we talked about this quilt inparticular and the quilts we are working on in general.

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Re: Star Flower Quilt
« Reply #74 on: Jul 22, 2016, 08:35:53 AM »
Well as I thought I didn't finish binding it and it is time for the meeting so this one will be shown at the next one.  But that is ok.

 

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