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Today I am slogging through window coverings.  I should be quilting.  ; )

Are you guys getting a chance to sew today?  Hope so,  hope too it is more  
fun than roman shades.  Maybe as fun as awnings?
Taria

Re: What are you sewing today?
On 10/08/2013 21:10, Taria wrote:
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I have managed to sew another 3 blocks for the sampler quilt I am  
working on at the moment.  I have had to make more blocks than  
originally planned as our bed is a bigger one than the one we had when I  
started this back in 2004..... Now I only have 2 more blocks to make and  
have *just* enough fabric to complete them.  Cutting those last 2 can  
wait until after i have had my caffeine tomorrow - there is no capacity  
for error.

Lizzy

Re: What are you sewing today?
 I am doing a basic baby quilt using 5" squares for a couple of friends of  
DS.  I t will be very simple and no fuss. I did have to walk away and leave  
it because I made a couple of mistakes and will go back tomorrow and  
hopefully I won't do that same again.


Dee in Oz


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On Sunday, August 11, 2013 6:10:45 AM UTC+10, Taria wrote:
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Just about to design and make two baby quilts.  A commission from friends w
ho had their first 2 grand-babies arrive within 2 weeks of each other. They
 are in their early 70's and very pleased with the arrivals. I've chosen pa
le pink and soft chocolate colorings.  Both new mums are nearing 40 y.o. an
d will probably prefer these 'sophisticated' colors <I trust>.
Will post pix when completed.

Bronnie

Re: What are you sewing today?
I am in a round robin on Carol Doak's yahoo! group. Working on that.

Ginger in CA  

On Saturday, August 10, 2013 1:10:45 PM UTC-7, Taria wrote:
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Re: What are you sewing today?
Replying to my own msg.  here.  Pat on the hill/green is  having a devil of
a time still trying to get here and post.  Hopefully she will get
the bugs worked out and we will see her back.
T


Today I am slogging through window coverings.  I should be quilting.  ; )

Are you guys getting a chance to sew today?  Hope so,  hope too it is more  
fun than roman shades.  Maybe as fun as awnings?
Taria

Re: What are you sewing today?
On 10/08/2013 21:10, Taria wrote:
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Did you get the roman shades finished Taria?

I have completed the extra blocks for the sampler quilt - now that is on  
hold until I can get out to choose sashing & backing fabric.  While  
waiting I have worked on my Katharine Guerrier workshop quilt - this is  
her sample:
http://www.katharineguerrier.com/pratical%20patch.png

and now I am making 6 1/2" crumb blocks from the box of trimmings & scraps.

Lizzy




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On 10/08/2013 21:10, Taria wrote:
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Did you get the roman shades finished Taria?

I have completed the extra blocks for the sampler quilt - now that is on
hold until I can get out to choose sashing & backing fabric.  While
waiting I have worked on my Katharine Guerrier workshop quilt - this is
her sample:
http://www.katharineguerrier.com/pratical%20patch.png

and now I am making 6 1/2" crumb blocks from the box of trimmings & scraps.

Lizzy

Oh Lizzy,  I am in the shade doldrums.  I got one finished and it was an  
inch or
so too narrow.  I just wasn't paying attention to seams and linings and such
as good as I should have.  That kind of got me interested in any other  
projects
I could find!  I am carrying on from there though.  That sample is  
wonderful.
Are you doing yours in batiks too?  I was able to get all my scraps into one
collection when I moved my sewing stuff.  I need to dive into crumbs too!
Taria,  hoping fall is around the corner!



Re: What are you sewing today?
On 19/08/2013 02:49, Taria wrote:

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Sorry to hear your shade ended up too narrow - I am lucky in that our  
window surrounds are quite wide so if I aim for the widest measurement  
it will still cover the window if it comes out narrower than intended,


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It looks much harder than it is.  Essentially it is a disappearing 9  
patch with pieced "mini-blocks" in some of the corners.  I am using a  
wild selection of remnants (not small enough to be scraps!) with purples  
as the linking colour.  I need to make eight more 9 patches before it  
all goes onto the design wall.  Katharine's sample was about 55 x 55 and  
I am making mine half as long again so that DS2 can use it on his bed -  
he *loves* purple!

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It has felt less summery for us in the UK the last few days, and it is  
still August :-(  I am hoping for a last gasp of summer before the  
weather really changes.

Lizzy



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