Having A Quilty UFO Weekend Bee.....
Quercus Rubra
Posted 2012-01-06 9:53 PM (#65805)
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Hey Y'all!!!

I'm having a scheduled Quilty Weekend Bee for my self here starting here on Friday night with some hand quilting and wanted to know if anyone wanted to jump in with me? 

I have a Hexagon Table Topper that needs to be finished with some binding for Monday for a local quilt shop. I have been talking with Steve....  and with his blessings ( and the fact he has a bunch of stuff to do himself) have planned the whole weekend set up for Quilting. And since I'll have the sewing machine and all that goes with it out.... I have a couple small UFO projects that I can knock off my list.  I'm really trying to get serious about that darn UFO list that is looking at me at this very minute.  I move it and it seems to come back to the computer...... hummmmm it is trying to tell me something, I wonder?

Anyways, if anyone is interested...... gather up your supplies, pull up a chair & table and just join in on the circle. Okay it's hard to be a circle with just one person but you know what I mean.  Any time you take a break, maybe think about sharing with us here.  We know we ALL LOVE the eye candy and hearing about your progress, frustrations and all the news that is fit to print.  And I'm SURE we all will make all the right sounds for ya. WE promise!!!!!

My goal is to finish that topper --binding,

my small Redwork SBS with 30's pinwheels needs the 3 B's..... batting backing & binding

My "Golden Oak leaf & reel" piece that is a personal challenge between me & Gerda.  needs 3 B's plus a small bit of hand applique done on it.

My SQT 4-patch Blue candle mat.... needs binding.

My "Sleeping Cats" nine patch wallhanging. Another UFO that needs help from the piecing on up.

From there ..... once these are finished .... maybe start with another  machine project that is on my list.  I have several larger projects that I can either do the cutting or the piecing of.

Well thoses are my little goals.  I will take lots of pictures and update as I go along.  Feel free to jump in anytime.

The Guilty Quilter,

Tricia



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Posted 2012-01-07 8:17 AM (#65817 - in reply to #65805)
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Tricia, I can join you today! I'd really like to finish Roll, Roll Cotton Boll today. That said, I'd best have breakfast and get at it! LOL
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Posted 2012-01-07 8:33 AM (#65818 - in reply to #65817)
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Tricia and Donna, I've got some stitching to do this weekend too.  Have one baby quilt on the frame and yesterday finished quilting far enough so it could be turned sideways to quilt those borders.
Next will be quilting another baby quilt (top is complete) for the daughter of a niece (actually has fabric from the quilt for the niece when she was a baby Where has the time gone? 
Another baby quilt just needs binding.
If I get these three done, I'll feel like I've accomplished as much as this weekend can hold.  Good luck with all your projects!

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Posted 2012-01-07 9:47 AM (#65825 - in reply to #65817)
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Hey, Tricia, I have joined you and didn't even know it!!! 3 other friends started finishing ufo's yesterday morning. I didn't get home til after 11pm. I am headed back today as soon as I get away form this silly computer. Right now I am working on finishing a quilt that was a BOM from 2006. Thanks to Gerda I have a pic. to work from for putting it together. I have realized that in 2006 I didn't totally understand the importance of 1/4" seams I may have to make some adjustments!! I am also having some difficulty finding the fabrics that I used for these UFO's and the more I hunt for the fabric, the more UFO's I'm finding I hope this is the last year I have to spend working on them
Today I am also taking 2 quilts to sew the binding on.

Hope everyone has a great day and enjoy whatever you are doing.

Wendy
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Posted 2012-01-07 10:15 AM (#65826 - in reply to #65825)
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Wendy, I know all about finding more UFO's     Good luck with your projects.  My first one is now off the frame and ready for a binding. 
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Posted 2012-01-07 10:30 AM (#65827 - in reply to #65826)
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tricia, i'm not sure finishing the piecing of dorian's baby top counts as one of my UFOs but i'll be working on that today, then my block for gerda's grandbaby's quilt, then checking out patterns and blues & oranges to see if i can squeeze out a block or 2 for the current Pine Ridge quilt (which if anyone is interested in helping with this Snug Society charity project, i just happen to have the link to that thread     ) and after that who knows . . . billy is working 1-9 today, so i'll get started sewing after i get him fed & off to work . . . so can i play with y'all???

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Posted 2012-01-07 10:30 AM (#65828 - in reply to #65805)
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Good Morning Ladies!!!

Thanks for joining me on this UFO sewing weekend. It is 10 am here; I'm here with my 1st cuppa of java and my list of supplies for today's adventure while sitting here in my new pink cloud fleece pj's. And nope I'm not changing into "real" clothes either today..... these are so much more comfy then sweats.  LOL.

 I spent some time last night running towards the finish line on the vest panel. So I'm off to a good start there. The camera is good to go... and I ate my half of a banana like a good girl.  So I just wanted to stop in and see how things were starting out for every one. 

Looks like binding is a big item on today's To Do List.  Good luck with that Ladies. Hope we get some womderful eye candy shots today.  I will check back in a couple of hours.

The Guilty Quilter,

Tricia

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Posted 2012-01-07 10:32 AM (#65829 - in reply to #65826)
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Brn2sew - 2012-01-07 9:15 AM Wendy, I know all about finding more UFO's     Good luck with your projects.  My first one is now off the frame and ready for a binding. 

wow sandy!  what time did you get up today to get that done already i am in awe of your quilting prowess   i would bow, but i can't find an icon for that so a dozen ms. tassels in honor of you will have to do!!

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Posted 2012-01-07 10:46 AM (#65835 - in reply to #65805)
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wow, you all have been busy busy so far today, but i guess your day started before mine lolol

  i am about the last to see the sun come up here on the coast.

i will not be working on any UFO's today. though i have a box of stuff to finish some day, i think there are a couple of skirts cut out ready to stitch, and a couple of dresses as well. some things i wasnt happy with and want to remake. someday....hehehe

i will be working on daughters dress for the winter dance today. the muslim was fitted and adjusted last week, now its ready to be used as the pattern. wanted it perfect before cutting the dupioni! i did start the quilting on DD's christmas quilt this week. its about a quarter quilted.

it will be fun to see what everyone get's accomplished today!

check back laters....... kidsrn





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Posted 2012-01-07 11:07 AM (#65837 - in reply to #65805)
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Trish... thanks for the gentle, little "push".  I also plan to get some stuff done this weekend....  a few nagging projects i want to clear off my list.... 

 I HAVE to get the last three blocks for our guild BOM constructed so that I can make sure my directions are clear to follow..... then I can get them sent off to our webmaster who is patiently waiting for them..... these are the May, June and July blocks....  this means I need to stitch 6 total... in pairs of 2... one for me... one for the draw.     since we are doing a color wheel tour, that means getting out my scrappy drawers and digging first.  

While I have my scrappy bins out... I'll pull my blues and oranges and get the two blocks stitched up for Gerda's QA quilt.

I also have 3 blocks to stich up for an amish block party project.... all different... I do have my instructions printed off.   This will get me current with that project.

But... before I can start that... I need to clear off the  pre-wash and iron project I purchased this week....    

Then... my next project would be to finish the borders on the second of my mystery tops from last weekend, so I can call them officially... 
"Tops ready to quilt". 

My monthly UFO project from the 2012 UFO challenge is to quilt my Friends and Fellows....  so maybe I'll get the back pieced and ready to pin baste. I'm not sure my ankle will let me crawl on the floor long enough to  get it pinned, but if the back is pieced and ready to go, then that will save me time when it is feeling better.  Since this is queen size... I may use some of that basting spray again... it worked really well on my duvet cover and didn't smell too bad at all inside.   We'll see. 

When I add laundry... fixing some meals.... and other misc. weekend tasks... I don't think I'll run out  of projects any time soon.

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Posted 2012-01-07 2:21 PM (#65849 - in reply to #65837)
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hmmmm no eye candy yet . . .

denise, i saw the pic of your score on fabric!!  WAY TO SHOP!!!    *sigh* wishing i could run up on deals like that . . . they is scarce in my neck of the woods . . .

billy has gone to work - miss wren is settled in with games on grandaddy's laptop - emily is not yet home from her work - load of sheets in the dryer - next load is in the washer - prep for dinner has been done, got to make a small kroger run a little later one, but not just right now . . . so i am ready to play with mr. singer!  1st up - finishing the piecing of dorian's baby quilt top . . .

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Posted 2012-01-07 3:44 PM (#65854 - in reply to #65805)
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Well  it looks I'm the first to provide the eye candy....... this is the tabletopper I did for the shop.  This was a huge challenge for me as it was sooooo way out of my comfort zone on so many levels. 

1. It's what I call Girly girl flower prints

2. Hexagon shaped..... not sure if I would do another unless I had that 60* angle ruler.

3. Binding a hexagon shape when I already hate doing binding & this took me 2 trys to get it on and what a pita is was. It still not laying completely flat but I'll hit it with the iron again.

Let's what else done so far........I made the binding for my four patch piece. Now when I make binding it is double folded and ends up around 1/4" when I'm done with it.  But I'm sort of self taught so I might be doing it wrong but so far it works.  LOL

I have ironed the fabric to be cut out for My  UFO "Golden Oak Leaf & Reel" wallhanging.  I have the pieces for the "Sleeping Cats" cut out with about half of the 9-patch blocks together. And the "Sleeping Cats" have been fused down onto their squares. 

And next on the iron board will be my SBS wallhanging.....

Soooo I guess I'm just clipping along at a decent rate today.   And I'm feeling like I'm accomplishing quite a bit on my UFO list to make me happy. Enjoy the current eye candy!!!!!!  You can find them in "UFO Weekend Photos"

The Guilty Quilter,

Tricia



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Posted 2012-01-07 3:59 PM (#65855 - in reply to #65805)
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Your hexagon table topper is cool, great job. Your kitty UFO is wonderful..l.then anything with "kitties" is the best.

Hugs and stitches

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Posted 2012-01-07 6:00 PM (#65857 - in reply to #65805)
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TRICIA (there are now two of you, so we have to make it clear which one we are speaking too LOL), I wasn't working on any UFO's, but I did get a great headstart on my diaper bag pattern.

I am one of those gals who would prefer not to have to lug a diaper bag and a purse around, so I am making  apattern to combine the two of them. So far, so good    I'll show pictures one day, when I'm finished.

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Posted 2012-01-07 6:06 PM (#65858 - in reply to #65857)
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Oh My, just saw the finish on Bonnie's Orca Bay Mystery! Gotta finish this one!!!! Who else is doing this? Donna? Denise?
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Posted 2012-01-07 6:27 PM (#65862 - in reply to #65805)
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Great projects, Tricia! I haven't tried a hex shape.

Sally, I saved the Orca Bay pattenr but am not making one. Still trying to finish the 2010 mystery!

Speaking of which, here is RRCB as the pattern is designed. I'm adding 2 more borders. I got the blue one done, but the black print outer border has to wait for another day. I'm pooped!

After I ironed the blue border, I folded the top and left it on the ironing board. I left the room for a few minutes and when I got back Penny had appropriated the quilt! Silly cat.



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Posted 2012-01-07 6:30 PM (#65864 - in reply to #65805)
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Sally I started it....I have all my red strip blocks done, half of the blue strip ones.

I have 200 of the 1 1/2" HST's, 150 of the hourglass ones.

I have put together one of each of the Ohio stars & one of the strippy flying geese.

It is an awesome quilt....I think this one is better that the RRCB one and it was something else...lol

Hugs and stitches

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Posted 2012-01-07 6:33 PM (#65865 - in reply to #65805)
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Ah Donna you just got to love her......lol She does take pretty pics with the quilts.

WOW your RRCB is awesome....love the look of this one...a great design. The Orca is pretty terrific too.

Hmmmmmmm so many projects and little pieces.

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Posted 2012-01-07 6:39 PM (#65866 - in reply to #65805)
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Sally... I  am like Donna... I hadn't finished the RRCB yet when the orca bay mystery started... so I have saved all the steps... for a rainy day....  I might need to collect a few more blacks to pull it off..... or.... use blues instead, where she used the black.... and switch the blue to golds.... so that it would be more patiotic looking..... I an do that....

I'm still ironing fabric here.....  I have one load left to wash... the lightest load... color wise..... and I have 3 pieces from the green/blue load to press yet... but I did go re=work the stash shelves to make room..... LOL 4

I'm off to check out the pics in the album..

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Posted 2012-01-07 6:40 PM (#65867 - in reply to #65805)
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and Oh... I cannot move on without telling Donna that her RRCB is looking fabulous!  
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Posted 2012-01-07 7:09 PM (#65869 - in reply to #65805)
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Thanks, ladies! Now Penny & George are both on it on the ironing board.
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Posted 2012-01-07 7:41 PM (#65871 - in reply to #65805)
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I'm a late joiner but I've been finishing up a charity quilt today, then working on the one for my Aunt tomorrow. Looks like everyone's having fun!
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Posted 2012-01-07 8:06 PM (#65873 - in reply to #65805)
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Boy, there are a lot of us having fun this week-end The RRCB is beautiful. There were just too many small pieces for me right now I did print off the orca bay, but will save it for later. I didn't get anything finished today, but I did get a few decisions made I got the rows sewn together on a row quilt I started in 2006. I didn't do the funky flower row so I am going to make a border of log cabin squares to make it bigger. I almost got the binding hand stitched on another quilt. Maybe I will get something "finished" up tomorrow!! Another quilt just needs borders on each side, then it will be ready to go to the quilter. Have to buy more black fabric to put the binding on another quilt, then there are some flying geese to make to get the top finished up on yet another quilt. And then.................................oh, this could go on for days

See ya all tomorrow!

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Posted 2012-01-07 8:54 PM (#65876 - in reply to #65805)
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Wow Wendy!! You are being an over-achiever for sure-- sounds like you want to finish a whole year's worth of projects in one weekend!!... if it was only that easy!!!

Tricia- you have made some real progress too-- like the fabrics in your tabletopper-- forget the name of that line....

Donna- your RRCB os really pretty!! When I read the instructions for that iff thought it had WAY to many pieces for me to want to do-- but I have it saved, just in case!!

I have done most of the laundry, grocery shopped, made supper for tonight and tomorrow, did the dishe, went to Mass, so now I can sit down to sew for awhile!! After chat last night, I was working on my New Year's Day one-day mystery (that I have been working on EVERY NIGHT this week) I have 3 more rows to put together for the middle, then 2 borders to go. Maybe I can get it done tonight yet.

Then I would like to get the binding on a set of placemats that have been waiting for a LOOOONG time to be finished.
I have to get a good night's rest tonight-- 'cuz it's inventory at a friend's quilt shop tomorrow at 8:00 AM. Might have to help out at bingo Sunday night too.

Gonna scoot-- see what I can get done.

thansk for the inspiration everyone!!

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Posted 2012-01-07 10:25 PM (#65879 - in reply to #65805)
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Donna,
It's gorgeous!!!! Mine is still in pieces (got distracted by Orca.....)
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Posted 2012-01-08 8:48 AM (#65883 - in reply to #65805)
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Well, I need a trip to JoAnn's to finish RRCB. I need a final 3" border in a black-background print, and I don't have enough of any one fabric, and don't have two that look good together, so I need to go find something. I think I'll stop after work tomorrow.

No sewing today. We're heading over to Lakeland to celebrate my mom's & Mark's dad's birthdays.
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That's beautiful Donna!
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Posted 2012-01-08 1:40 PM (#65888 - in reply to #65805)
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donna and tricia, your quilts are just beautiful!

so many little pieces!!! how do you do those????

the hexagon toppers are really pretty as well.

i need some educating............... what is an RRBC??

had a change of plans for today, i am NOT going in to work. i just need the day off! the families are not ready for the next step.

so i am going to work in the sewing room and home stuff.

cant wait to see what else you all get accomplished this weekend. tricia is on a roll

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Posted 2012-01-08 1:43 PM (#65889 - in reply to #65805)
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Progress report....

I got all of the washed fabric ironed and into the shelves... (not and easy accomplishment... 'cuz now I have a stack about 18" high that is all outdoor panels, companions, leaf prints, etc.  that need a home... I will have to re=organize a couple of my plastic drawer unit to make room..... I am stuffed to the gills...  and i still have a load to wash which probably has approximately 30 yards in it.... mostly white background with a fun polkadot look,   a piece that is white with huge tropical fish...... and a few smaller pieces that are light in color.  Not sure where they will go.....

I also did some major re-organizing of the shelves to make this happen..... and cleared a bunch of stuff off my "stack and go" table....

I got the two orange/blue blocks done for the Jan Pine Ridge quilt.....

Have pieced all 6 of the blocks for my guild's BOM that needed to be done... 

I forgot that I need to make a Christmas stocking for a  fun swap for this coming year over at the scrappyandhappy yahoo group.... so I guess that will be next on my list.....  a local group I quilt with thought this idea sounded fun.. so Ill put together a similar list for us to do, rather than a single gift for one another.... so I'll make 2 stockings just in case we decide to do that while my reds/ greens/ whites are out.

Then I need to fussycut some of those tropical fish from that yardage that still needs to be washed... its the only tropical themed fabric I have and I am obligated for at least 6 happy blocks.... (I won last month!)  

Pics will come later this afternoon... I just finished a breakfast of oatmeal and cinnamon toast  and am off to the shower....

be back later...

It's a glorious sunny day outside... so may have to go out and enjoy it for awhile today... I have bird feeders to fill,  some leaves to rake up.... etc.

 

 

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Posted 2012-01-08 1:51 PM (#65890 - in reply to #65805)
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Kidsrn - 

RRCB is the name of Donna's quilt... it stands for Roll, Roll, Cotton Boll,  and it was an internet mystery that Bonnie Hunter did on her website/blog last winter..... I think that 4 of us started it... Myself, Donna, Debbieann, and Sally.

I posted about my tops a few weeks ago... I split it into 2 smaller tops... that are both lap size, just under twin size.... Donna is making hers larger for a KIng size bed. 

BOnnie has just finished a new mystery, Called... Orca Bay..... which is still posted on her website / blog for free.   She will leave it up for a few more months... but since she will publish it in an upcoming book,  she will pull it down later this spring.... and it will no longer be available for free.   Her quilts are very scrappy.... very piecing intensive,  but they are gorgeous!     She has several free patterns that she has listed along the side of her website that are great stash busters.   she is also funny to follow... she's a great writer.

I've saved all the steps to her new mystery, the ORca Bay,  but am resisting the temptation to start something new until I clear some more UFO's off the list....

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Posted 2012-01-08 4:31 PM (#65899 - in reply to #65873)
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Beautimous eye candy gals.  Thanks.
I got stalled with finishing up UFO's by finishing up Christmas.  DH and I finally delivered the last of the Christmas presents yesterday (over 100 miles on the car!)  He also took out our lovely Christmas tree, so had to get out the vac and take care of those needles.  Figured, why put it back in the closet - and just finished the rest of the house.  Got out the mop and did up the kitchen and bathroom floors, etc., etc.  I'm pooped.  Wish I had a little of the energy Wendy and Denise display.  WOWZER what a lot of fabric, Denise, and good prices too!    I remember that store and am drooling with envy.    Closest fabric store is 50 miles from here.  SHEESE!  DH says "That's a good thing!"
Ok, maybe I'll start pinning the next baby quilt onto the frame.  Good luck everyone getting some more of your UFO's to the finish line.
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Yeah, I got something finished . I posted it in Jan. finishes. I found several black pieces of fabric while looking for something else, but none of them seem right for the binding on the quilt with black background. I did find all (except a tan) the fabrics I need to make the log cabin blocks to finish up another quilt top so that is on the agenda for tomorrow. Sure feels good to finish some things up.

That was a fun week-end, Tricia, thanks

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Posted 2012-01-09 9:52 AM (#65912 - in reply to #65904)
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whooohoooo i did get dorian's baby quilt pieced - you'll have to look here to see and i did get my block for gerda's grandson's quilt made and you can see it here, scroll down a bit.   not much sewing this weekend i'm afraid, kept getting interrupted LOL but that is par for the course around here

donna, your RRCB is gorgeous!  i'm not sure i will ever make that one altho i have saved the steps - now that Orca Bay is looking mighty fine!

tricia, your projects look great too!!!  i believe i have that tabletopper pattern thanks for hosting the weekend, it was great and something we need to do more often this year!!

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