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Feeling Patrotic today - 2/9/2011 11:00:18 AM   
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Well....I wanted to get myself a present last night...
and went up to the local Rite aid store....they had little
to nothing ....so went over to the magazine section....

and they had Quilt Magazine
http://www.quiltmag.com/

I am NOT a quilter...sewing a stright line throws me for a loop

anywho....there was a placemat in the magazine...and I thought I would
try it out....even had the pattern in the pull out section...great I thought
until I got the magazine home and found out I had to enlarge the pattern...
still not sure I did that right....

so....I thought ummm....Easter colors would look good...and put a bunny
in the center...
pretty Easter looking.....Nah....fabrics from the stash said ...
Fourth of July.....

and this is what popped out of my morning sewing....
not bad...I do admire all of you who can quilt...quite a process to be sure...
and I doubt if I will ever get the hang of it...

then I did not want to mess it up....so went and digitized the star in a circle
to finish it all off...
will look ok at my Fourth of July bar-b-que in the summer...

whew.....lol.......






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RE: Feeling Patrotic today - 2/9/2011 11:13:21 AM   
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Gone Sewing please be aware that quilting is addictive and incurabke. he he
Your finished product is lovely!!!

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RE: Feeling Patrotic today - 2/9/2011 11:16:50 AM   
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jem...it might be ...it just might be....teehee...

but it sure would be nice if I knew how.....lol...


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RE: Feeling Patrotic today - 2/9/2011 11:22:03 AM   
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A mornings work?! WOW, I couldn't manage this in a month. It is lovely, well done.

How I wish I had your powers, superwoman. LOL

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RE: Feeling Patrotic today - 2/9/2011 12:01:08 PM   
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WOW you cant sew a straight line and you dont quilt and you made this?? I cant believe it? I made a little summer hat for Emily it was size 6 months and it was all those tiny little segments like your placemat - ewww I hated that but the hat was so cute when I was done and had lined it all in batiste - I would never attempt a project that had that many fiddley pieces - WELL DONE!!!!

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RE: Feeling Patrotic today - 2/9/2011 12:09:42 PM   
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That is very, very pretty!  Nice job!

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RE: Feeling Patrotic today - 2/9/2011 2:07:37 PM   
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Beautiful! Be careful about sticking your toe into quilting! Before long you'll find yourself wet up to your knees. Very addictive.

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RE: Feeling Patrotic today - 2/9/2011 3:47:18 PM   
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Very nice! You are making me long for hot summer days and cook outs on the porch!!
Reality: 3 feet of snow and 10 degrees out-uggghhh.


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RE: Feeling Patrotic today - 2/9/2011 3:56:54 PM   
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You did great. heck I don't even sew straight LOL

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RE: Feeling Patrotic today - 2/9/2011 4:26:32 PM   
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Ooooo Ginger, that is so beautiful, it would take me a month to even think about it.

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RE: Feeling Patrotic today - 2/9/2011 5:24:38 PM   
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What a fun project! Ginger, you are always full of great ideas -- what an inspiration.

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RE: Feeling Patrotic today - 2/9/2011 6:28:44 PM   
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I don't think a straight line is important. And Shirley some of the quilt square I've designed have more than a hundred pieces in a 16" square.

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RE: Feeling Patrotic today - 2/9/2011 6:56:16 PM   
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You did a fabulous job. It looks like you've been quilting all your life. I love it. I'm a quilter and know how much work went into it.

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RE: Feeling Patrotic today - 2/9/2011 7:38:51 PM   
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ah gee ladies....thank you so much...I had fun with this one...
I have always wanted to learn to quilt...so this was a BIG challenge for
me...

I can sew clothes till the cows come home...but that straight
stuff....and having to cut all the shapes...my ...my....teehee...

thanks so much for the support...might have to try another one....
ummm...did you say addicting???

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RE: Feeling Patrotic today - 2/9/2011 8:47:30 PM   
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You do realize that quilting was born of necessity and that the ladies made so many of them, practice makes for perfect.  Since you already have the sewing skills down, the rest isn't so hard.  Especially when you start turning and  twisting pieces in your mind, figuring ways to cut down on little pieces but still look like little pieces....  I am thinking quilting has already sucked you in and now you are like a fish on a hook, struggling to free yourself, but in the end you will be reeled.....  At any rate your project is quite lovely and you should be proud....

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RE: Feeling Patrotic today - 2/9/2011 9:02:46 PM   
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That is really nice, Ginger. Would take me a month of Sundays just to figure out what fabrics to use.
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RE: Feeling Patrotic today - 2/10/2011 5:55:21 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Gone Sewing

[I am NOT a quilter...sewing a stright line throws me for a loop



Ginger, I SO love the irony in your statement. It gave me my chuckle for the morning.

You did a beautiful job on your placemat, and I expect that we will be seeing more...

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