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Re: everything quilted
« Reply #50 on: Jun 09, 2016, 10:37:21 AM »
i'm doing a cobblestone pattern so it is very tight and will make for a very stiff placemat which is what I want.  Right now it is a blue/green color on a yellow orange part of the pattern so it really shows up.  i'm liking it.  The blue/green part of the pattern will be left bare and the green part will be a radio wave pattern also done tight to create stiffness.  i hope it looks as good as I picture it.

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Re: everything quilted
« Reply #51 on: Jun 11, 2016, 12:18:00 PM »
Worked on getting the label sewn on the Pet Bom quilt.  I didn't want to start a new topic just for that so I'm putting it here.

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Re: everything quilted
« Reply #52 on: Jun 12, 2016, 08:50:42 PM »
I did a little more work on the first placemat. 

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Re: everything quilted
« Reply #53 on: Jun 12, 2016, 10:44:19 PM »
Good. Baby steps when your injured, Tammy.
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Re: everything quilted
« Reply #54 on: Jun 13, 2016, 08:53:25 AM »
Today I'll pack up for queen bee's tomorrow.

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Re: everything quilted
« Reply #55 on: Jun 13, 2016, 12:37:30 PM »
Well one half of the first strip of the 1st placemat is done.  I have to say I didn't know that a tight quilt pattern in a different color would change the color of the underlying fabric so much.  live and learn i guess.

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Re: everything quilted
« Reply #56 on: Jun 17, 2016, 07:43:03 AM »
I am taking my old wedding quilt to Linda so she can use it to make a quilt for the homeless.  it is too big for me to work on at home.  And her group puts fleece on as the backing to make them extra warm.  I really believe in this use for our charity quilts.

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Re: everything quilted
« Reply #57 on: Jun 17, 2016, 04:14:01 PM »
I'm motivated.  I got in there and quilted another leg of the placemat.  So one more leg of that pattern and then the radio wave and I'll have finished the quilting on that one.  Then it is on to the other 5 lol. 

Then I began refolding the stash around the stouffer's boxes that I'm using.  They were to tall to begin with and it made getting the drawers back in the frame hard so I am cutting them down so they fit.  So far it is working.  But it will take some time to get them all done. 

Then I went on to the Grandma's Flower Garden...

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Re: everything quilted
« Reply #58 on: Jun 17, 2016, 07:00:20 PM »
Busy, busy. Way to go, Tammy.
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Re: everything quilted
« Reply #59 on: Jun 17, 2016, 10:49:14 PM »
I pulled in the tote with the quilt kits that everyone has seen at least once and pulled out three of them that I can straight stitch.  I'll see about getting them done before the meeting in july.  That will bring the total up to 10 for what went out today.

I started to work on the placemat again and ran out of bobbin thread.  So I was going to make two more but I actually ran out of the color I was using.  I'll have to see if I have any more of it.  It is always something.

So I'm about to get overwhelmed in the quilting arena.

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Re: everything quilted
« Reply #60 on: Jun 18, 2016, 12:07:48 AM »
Don't let it get to you, Tammy. When I feel overwhelmed it helps to change gears. Go out and pull a few weeds or something.
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Re: everything quilted
« Reply #61 on: Jun 18, 2016, 12:31:43 PM »
Well at the bag lady event for this month.  Joan was teaching her FMQ'ing class.  I'd already taken it but we talk a little, i guess it would qualify as chatting and I think i did ok.  Normally I don't do small talk at all well.  Having the quilting in common helped right along. 

While i was there I picked up 3 spools of King Tut thread, 4 fat eighths, and one half yard of butterfly fabric that I just couldn't pass up.  It is so pretty.  And with the discount I spent 34 dollars.  Far less than it would have been full price. 

One of the other ladies was there from the bargello class and since I had my placemat with me I showed it to her.  She hasn't sandwiched hers yet.  She is thinking about putting them all together into a wall hanging.  me I need the spring placemats.

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Re: everything quilted
« Reply #62 on: Jun 18, 2016, 01:17:48 PM »
When did the tornado come through my craft room?

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Re: everything quilted
« Reply #63 on: Jun 18, 2016, 05:16:50 PM »
Probably the same kind that went through mine.
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Re: everything quilted
« Reply #64 on: Jun 20, 2016, 09:21:44 AM »
i've pulled out one of the charity quilt kits.  I figure if I'm asking everyone else to do one I better get one done as well.  it is an Oh Susannah block.  Since I had such trouble with the last one I wan'ted another shot at it.  I've got it sandwiched and am going to use the walking foot to do straight line quilting.  I'm going to try for a dutch windmill wheel pattern in each block.  And then just some lines in the sashing.  i'm doing yellow thread on a yellow and green top.  Wish me luck.  I've got the first two lines across done.

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Re: everything quilted
« Reply #65 on: Jun 20, 2016, 04:58:36 PM »
Good luck!
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Re: everything quilted
« Reply #66 on: Jun 20, 2016, 06:29:35 PM »
Thanks there is a center seam on the back that looks like a pucker but i'm going with it.

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Re: everything quilted
« Reply #67 on: Jun 21, 2016, 04:01:58 PM »
I've got the sashing quilted and the first block.  I like the look it is very clean.  Still 3 blocks to do and  the border before putting on binding and label.  So I'm happy with my progress.

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Re: everything quilted
« Reply #68 on: Jun 21, 2016, 05:56:17 PM »
Good going.
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Re: everything quilted
« Reply #69 on: Jun 22, 2016, 07:15:19 AM »
I got another block done this morning.  So just two more to go to finish the quilting.  If the other two go as well I might actually meet this goal.  That would be new.

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Re: everything quilted
« Reply #70 on: Jun 22, 2016, 08:51:56 AM »
Great, Tammy.
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Re: everything quilted
« Reply #71 on: Jun 22, 2016, 03:46:57 PM »
Well I'm not sure great would be the word I'd use but i've heard that I am tough on myself.

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Re: everything quilted
« Reply #72 on: Jun 22, 2016, 04:37:57 PM »
I finished the quilting on the john deere quilt.  I'm very please.  I'll do the machine binding on the front and then leave the hand binding for applique or for queen bee's.  So I can start on the next one. 

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Re: everything quilted
« Reply #73 on: Jun 23, 2016, 11:49:48 PM »
I got the machine binding on.  I sewed a straight seam rather than an angled one since it is a striped fabric.  And I only ended up with the smallest pucker and I don't think it will show. 

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Re: everything quilted
« Reply #74 on: Jun 24, 2016, 08:25:05 AM »
I started the document on the charity quilt.  I think it is important that they have documentation even if I can't get all of the information on them.