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Having been out of the loop for so long I just wondered what you were all
working on at the moment ?

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Lots of things at once. The one thing I am determined to finish soon
is the result of a take-along bag of little triangle blocks. Each one
has 16 60-degree patches, each about 1.5" tall, to make up a totally
scrappy  60-degree triangle about 4.5" tall. I've been carting these
around on trips for years now, have about 300 done, and I'm sewing
them into 35 6-point stars on a white background. Each star needs 9 of
them (6 points, 3 for the center alternating with 3 plain white). It's
turning into a huge quilt, even though I promised myself I would never
make another really big one. Sigh. they just don't listen!
Roberta in D

On Mon, 18 Mar 2013 00:33:36 -0700 (PDT), Flossy

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Nothing at the moment I'm afraid!  Lots of sorting out to do here +  
learning this new computer; but then I have high hopes.

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I'm finishing up the quilting on a quilt that I hope to have in the  
Desert Quilters Show next month.  

Even though I live in California, I'm a member of that Las Vegas area  
guild because my mom and sister live there and are members.  I get out  
there to visit often enough that I can participate in some things.

And...one of our wonderful quilters on this list who lives in that area  
is the "featured artist" for that show.  She's much too well mannered to  
brag, so I'll do it for her :-)

marcella

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I think I can guess who that artist is.  How about information on that show?
Taria

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I'm finishing up the quilting on a quilt that I hope to have in the
Desert Quilters Show next month.

Even though I live in California, I'm a member of that Las Vegas area
guild because my mom and sister live there and are members.  I get out
there to visit often enough that I can participate in some things.

And...one of our wonderful quilters on this list who lives in that area
is the "featured artist" for that show.  She's much too well mannered to
brag, so I'll do it for her :-)

marcella  


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Taria, the show runs April 26-28. It's open from 9:00-5:00 on Friday and  
Saturday, and 10:00-4:00 on Sunday. Are you going to be able to come? We  
always have a pretty good show. :)

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Marcella, I'm so glad you're entering one of your pieces into the show!  
I really hope I'll get to see you there. :)

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I actually entered two quilts.  One I finished at the guild retreat in  
September and then this one I'm working on.

I got all the quilting done yesterday (yippee!) and the first side of  
the binding put on yesterday.  Time to find a good movie to watch while  
I hand sew the second side :-)

We'll keep an eye out for you.  I'm dragging my husband with me on this  
trip.  My guess is we'll see the show Saturday and then be back at the  
end of the day on Sunday to pick up the quilts (if they get in!)

marcella

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Wonderful, Marcella! :) If you've sent in your registrations in time,  
your quilts are in -- this isn't a juried show. <G>

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I'm currently trying to finish up a little knitted scarf, the wool and  
beads for which I won in January. :)  

As for quilting, I have two projects "ripening" right now. One is an  
appliquéed (machine, of course <g>) plumeria, which is ready for  
quilting; this is a souvenir piece from last year's cruise in Hawaii for  
our 40th anniversary. However, I've changed my mind about how to quilt  
it, so I'm still "pondering".

The second is a pillow (though mine may end up being a small  
wallhanging), the central portion of which is machine embroidered with  
some lovely Parisian-themed motifs. I've collected my fabrics, arranged  
my motifs in my computer, and am procrastinating -- errrrr ... waiting  
to reward myself with doing this *after* I finish the quilting on the  
plumeria. ;)

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We've had company, plus my knee has been acting up, so I've accumulated  
4 finished quilt tops with backings, but haven't had time to pin-baste  
any!  One is queen size - using the pattern Dusk to Dawn from Quiltmaker  
magazine, two baby/kid's quilts - one using a Noah's ark panel, plus the  
coordinating border print, and the other using an old Paddington Bear  
fabric in a "disappearing 9-patch" pattern, and a large lap quilt using  
fabric from my stash.
We'll be packing up to head north in 3 weeks, so everything is winding  
down.  We've had lots of invitations out for dinner, my quilting group  
is heading out for lunch and a quilt shop visit on Wednesday.....just  
lots of fun!

Susan
quilting as usual
http://proficientneedle.blogspot.com

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Life has been more hectic than usual so sewing has taken a back seat.
In preparation for placing our house on the market two of the
bathrooms are being remodeled. The townhouse we have bought has
received hardwood floors and new paint. These jobs all must be
supervised. But a quilt show at the local historical society has
really taken most of my time.

The historical society owns two adjacent buildings. One is a restored
stage coach inn built in 1843. Any quilts hung in that building had to
be pre-1860. The adjacent office building has a large meeting/activity
room which had a display of 1920's and 30's quilts plus newer quilts.
I was in charge of the two antique displays. I really put my heart and
soul into this event because there are so few times antique quilts are
showcased. The display turned out well and attendance was up from
other activities held at the history center. In fact it was so
successful they plan to hold a similar show in two years.

Now that the show is over and most of the remodeling is finished I
must find my studio again. Somehow a lot of clutter has piled on the
sewing table and ironing board. I am almost finished making the blocks
from a new book by Rosemary Youngs, "Quilts from the American
Homefront". The quilt is promised to the local quilt shop as a sample.
This is the second quilt I have made from one of Rosemary's books. The
blocks are  mostly foundation pieced.

By April 1st I need to start taking some of my stash and quilting
stuff to the storage space. The realtor doesn't mind that my studio is
shown as a work space but wants some of the clutter removed. The
townhouse has a large room on the lower level with big windows on two
sides which will be great for my studio but it lacks the storage I
have in my current home. My son and daughter-in-law have agree I can
use the space on the second floor of their garage for storage as they
aren't using it. One reason for moving is to be only a ten minute
drive from their house and the grandchildren. Currently we are an hour
drive away in good traffic.

Susan
            
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On 3/18/2013 2:33 AM, Flossy wrote:
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Nothing at the moment, except for knitting. I'm almost done with the 4th  
pair of "grandkid" socks since Christmas.  My sewing room needs some  
serious decluttering before I can really get back to sewing. Then I have  
some tops to be quilted. I want to do at least one before I start  
something new -- perhaps a quilt for the 3 year old grandson's "big boy"  
bed.

Julia in MN

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Baby quilt for friends second grandchild. Made one for the first which  
the parents framed. Very flattering but it was meant to be used and was  
definitely not of heirloom quality! This one is 'frame unfriendly' and  
has a fleece backing!!

Also 3/4 way through a blackwork sort of big pincushion as part of my WI  
groups 'Tudor crafts' entry for the County show. The other two crafts  
people have chosen to do are a Pomander (so far her efforts have gone  
mouldy!) and woodturning. The lady doing the wood turning had never done  
it before and so far nothing has appeared. Oh dear! I did some felt  
making a hundred years ago and have fished out the instructions and some  
wool 'just in case'! Fortunately I do not have the worry of being Group  
Leader!!

Then there are the ufo's......... more than one!!

No one can say life is boring!

Sally at the Seaside ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~uk
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On 18/03/2013 17:46, Julia in MN wrote:
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On 18/03/2013 07:33, Flossy wrote:
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I worked on a Maisy Mouse quilt today - attached one of the long  
borders.  This quilt will be single bed sized when finished.  I also  
worked on a cot-sized quilt with appliqued teddies and moons..... today  
I was attaching sashing to that one.  Fairly productive while the wee  
one was at preschool!

-- Jo in Scotland

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On Mon, 18 Mar 2013 00:33:36 -0700 (PDT), Flossy

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I am just back from retreat (!).  Now I am up to date on my Carol Doak
Mystery  BOM.  The next step is to make them into a quilt.  While I
was at retreat, the solution was posted.  It may or may not be my
solution but I appreicate a starting point/suggestion.

Also, I worked on a quilt for a young girl in need of some healing.

Pictures of the Carol Doak blocks are here :
http://www.flickr.com/photos/illini81/

The other quilt will be posted once I have given it to the recipient.


Mary

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On 18/03/2013 07:33, Flossy wrote:
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Quilting is about to take a back seat for me for the next few months as  
DH has just been offered a job in State College PA with a start date  
this autumn (subject to work permit & visa approval)! So I am going to  
be decluttering the house (not the stash :-) )and preparing to pack up  
and move across the pond.

However I do have a hand quilting project on the go having just had a 3  
day workishop on North Country Quilting with Lilian Hedley.  I am making  
a strippy QAYG quilt, final size yet to be determined - could be single,  
double or king depending on when I want to stop.

Lizzy

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Well, I am hand quilting the Neopolitan block swap quilt from the Yahoo gro
up that was done a few years ago...finally. Only have 3 more to do and then
 the borders and binding. I also have a huge pile of UFO's and finished top
s to quilt. I'm really itching to get to the new fabric I bought a month ag
o for a new quilt for myself!!!  
Busy, Busy, Busy!!

So what are you all working on?
Well you are a busy lot !
I'm truly impressed and inspired  :)

I'm currently working on a pinwheel quilt all made from recycled shirts on blues
reds and greys , plaids and stripes of course .
I found an online tutorial which makes the pinwheels really easy  So should be
quite an easy project

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On Monday, March 18, 2013 3:33:36 AM UTC-4, Flossy wrote:
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 working on at the moment ?

It has been a very long time since I posted here.  Some of you will remembe
r me as Singer or Singermom.  After knitting numerous afghans for Project L
inus for the past few years, I am getting back into quilting.  I am hand-pi
ecing a twin-bed sized quilt for Project Linus from 6-1/2" baseball-themed  
squares I accumulated 13-15 years ago in the RCTQ Baseball Swap! The patter
n is "America the Beautiful" by Florence Moy, published in the March/April  
2013 issue of Fons & Porter's "Love of Quilting" magazine.  I am going to h
and quilt the snowball blocks to look like baseballs, and the appliqued sta
rs are also baseball-themed fabric.  It feels great to be back quilting, th
ough I sure wish my fingers would callous over soon!

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