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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 06 Mar 2019 15:27 #145356

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“Busting” star, oh my... just went back and corrected, should have been “Bursting Star” of course.
I will try to get back to that elephant soon, but I did some extra large nine-patches tonight. Hopefully they’ll be turned into a disappearing nine patch quilt top by Sunday night. Better yet - maybe a finished quilt. But as I have to clean, do laundry, pack, organize for my trip - and really should also finally get my income tax forms completed (well, the pile of bookkeeping sorted and the tax forms started) ... not so sure yet where I’ll place my priorities

And because you had trouble recognizing my elephant, I just got out of bed, sewed the last few bits that were ready together and pinned them up. Elephant now has one eye, almost complete trunk and one tusk... there will be more head, ears and the other side - but not before I get back from New Orleans.
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Uhm, yes, one idea of moving was that I would have a large sewing room to contain everything in one place... so why have I set up a small ironing table, sewing machine and... in the dining/living room?
...because I have too many things going on at one time, it’s practical, and there’s no one here to complain :cheer: :P :blush: :oops: :blush: :silly:

I shall be back :woohoo:
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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 06 Mar 2019 12:13 #145353

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Sorry I got confused I can see the elephant now :side: Hurry up and get back to it Lotti :lol:

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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 06 Mar 2019 11:41 #145352

Beverly, you are on a mission! Good for you. It does feel good to have those lovelies finished and used, doesn't it?

Lotti, you have been busy! Your farm animal quilts are so cute. I know the little ones will enjoy them. I've wondered about the elephant pattern. It's nice to see it in progress. Have a great time in New Orleans. Will you be there during Mardi Gras? :silly:

Take care, geneva
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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 06 Mar 2019 09:02 #145351

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Busting stars look interesting Lotti. Shame you have to unsew but we all do it. The kiddie quilts are fun and the larger scale farm fabrics are really effective.

Enjoy your conference, it may not be much sewing but I'm sure you'll have your camera to give up some snaps. Safe journey :)

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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 06 Mar 2019 06:36 #145350

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Lotti,
Love those quilts
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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 06 Mar 2019 01:46 #145349

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What gorgeous quilts Beverly your long armer must itch to quilt the blooms as well.

Luan love your little quilt. Thanks for the blog i love getting the notifications.

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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 06 Mar 2019 01:43 #145348

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Wow - what wonderful quilts.

I have once again totally missed my date - but I got something done instead.

my colleague had a baby girl in January, she and her husband requested farm animals so...
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and my cousin's sons moved to Colombia a while ago and the elder had a baby son last spring. as his brother is now here for a visit he is taking a quilt for his young nephew, Valentin, back with him. I thought farm animals and farm scenes would also be fun for him.
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I purchased the Violet Craft pattern for Elephant Abstractions last year. I want to make it for my niece - as I finally decided to do it in the original colors for ther, I got started a couple of weeks ago. Normally I use mainly batiks - using the regular fabrics is something I generally only did for baby/kids' quilts and for backing. the paper piecing for this is great fun - but - my whole apartment is being invaded by tiny little fabric pieces. oh regular cottons do shed something awful. I think I have about one fourth done, but this project will be a long-term one - yes it is fun - but i need to do more mindless stuff in between.
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yes - there is a mindless project going on as well - though apparently it is not so terribly mindless as i already managed to sew two star teeth on the wrong way - I love Cloth Parcel's Bursting Star Quilt which Angela Walters introduced a little while ago. as I have a friend who absolutely loves roses and stuff - my version will be mainly pinks with lots and lots of roses. i'll show pictures next time around... at the moment the center star is semi-assembles (as I've taken it apart again) - but all the pieces are waiting in nicely labelled piles (not at all my thing).

next week i'll be going to New Orleans for a week (Cardiology Congress) where we have an exhibition booth. so my march will not be very sewy - but hopefully i get a chance to take a picture or two.
have a great march everyone - yes - i will be lurking
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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 05 Mar 2019 18:55 #145346

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Beverly,
Those are beautiful. And having a longarmer that will get things basted for you is such a help.
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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 05 Mar 2019 17:49 #145345

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I am so happy to say that I am making progress on my 2019 resolution to complete UFO's! My A-Z for Ewe and Me has been sandwiched and basted by my longarmer, my Red/White/Pink modified Alex Anderson quilt has been longarmed and just needs a label, and I am taking my Edyta Sitar Dresden Bloom to be sandwiched and basted this week. Now on to other UFO's! (and I have way too many - I won't be bored for years! :) )
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I have no idea why one quilt picture was turned sideways and one upside down!
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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 04 Mar 2019 10:37 #145333

Luann,
I love your little quilt! It's so simply cute.

I enjoyed your February blog post. You have been busy!

Take care, geneva
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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 04 Mar 2019 06:39 #145331

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I can’t believe it was a full month ago I posted what was going on in my little corner of the world, but here we are again....

Last night there were tornado warnings and I had to stop in the middle of a decorative stitching on the binding for this quilt. I was able to finish it before bedtime though.


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I’ve been up to quite a bit in my sewing and longarm rooms. Lots of charity quilts came in this month to be done for the Royal Family Kids Camp that will happen in early August this year. I’ve put up a new blog post where I recap my entire February. It was a very busy month.

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Stay safe and warm my friends.
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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 18 Feb 2019 07:31 #145255

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Yes i loved your Terri quilt as well. Lovely gift for your mum.

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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 18 Feb 2019 06:36 #145254

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Thanks for your kind reply, Geneva. Yes, it is important to to be stitching projects we want to stitch! I hope my mom likes the BOM from Terri. Finished is awesome!!! As for the granddaughters, I sure am trying to find something in the stitching world that will excite them to want to learn more!
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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 17 Feb 2019 15:47 #145244

Terry, It's so nice to see what you've been doing... and not doing! I can relate to your "not doing" your guild's challenge. This year I felt the same way. I just couldn't get started. Then I realized that I don't have to make anything I don't want to! It was so freeing!

It's nice to see your BOM from Terri all done. I gave mine to my niece and her mom for Christmas this past year. They loved it and I felt good getting another quilt off to a good home.

Have fun with your granddaughters. It's so nice that you are keeping stitching alive for the next generation.

Take care, geneva
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