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27 Nov 2009 15:28 #40797

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Holey Moley! I missed a few days and come back to find this!! Karen, your quilts are fabulous, and your commitment to the (THREE!! :shock: ) projects is impressive!!!!! :D Thank you so much for sharing, and I, too, look forward to seeing what you do with the two projects for next year!

BTW...I love to hear about quilts pulled mostly from stashes! You go, girl!


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24 Nov 2009 16:37 #40766

Karen, you must be a natural! And to think you were frightened of sewing machines....
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22 Nov 2009 17:00 #40737

Wow, wow, WOW!!! Isn't Karen a true inspiration to all of us?!!! She shoul be proof to everyone that with practice, patience, a desire to learn... and lots of commitment... everyone, even a relatively "new" quiltmaker, can apply themselves and produce a lovely quilt. Or three lovely quilts!

Okay, now, Karen.... how many BOMs are you going to tackle in 2010?!!! I can't wait to see what you do the next time around. Some might say that you are a glutton for punishment... but in our hearts, we all know that you learned a poorly kept secret of the best quiltmakers: practice, patience, and learning everything you can along the way. Congrats!!!!

Sue Garman
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22 Nov 2009 15:00 #40730

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Wow is all I can say, Karen, your quilts are beautiful. I will never again say, "I don't have time"! Please share your time management tips especially with those of us (ok, just me) who struggle with October, Pat
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22 Nov 2009 13:32 #40727

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Karen,
Your quilts are out of this world!! I love, love the Kaffe Fasset quilt. When you take on a challenge, you don't kid around, do you? :shock:
I feel the same way about this site, especially the members. I don't know what I'd do without everyone here.

Now.............are you going to do BOTH of the 2010 BOMs? Both seem to be right up your alley. :wink:
eileenkny

from the beautiful Hudson Valley of NY
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22 Nov 2009 08:18 #40717

Hello all,

I cannot thank you enough for your kind and wonderful words with regard to my quilts! Truly, my intent was to thank you ALL for what I have learned over this year. . . .

To answer a few questions, I did need to purchase some fabric for my Kaffe-style quilt, mostly for the floaters and definitely for the grayish background and setting triangles, but most came out of my stash . . . I am surprised at how much variety I was able to pull out of my stash . . . . no two star block are the same but each piece of Kaffe fabric offers enormous vaiety with regard to color. As an applique fanatic, I did have a nice stash to begin with :shock: although I must admit I did pinch a scrap or two from my friends!

My civil war repro quilt was made all from my stash. I am a true bargin hunter . . . . the fabric surrounding the feathered star is from a pair of linen pants I picked up at our local Goodwill and some of the star fabrics are from shirts I cut up. Most of the floaters were fussy cut, which I learned to do from reading my quilt books . . . . don't be afraid to fussy cut, as I learned it makes my quilts sing in special ways - a delight for the eyes!


Anyway, thanks once again for sharing your words and your pictures!

Karen
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21 Nov 2009 22:33 #40713

Karen, your quilts are beautiful! Judy in Torrance
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20 Nov 2009 19:14 #40688

Karen: FABULOUS! Love them both. My repro is almost done and I'll post a photo soon. Congratulations on such a great effort--you're an inspiration.

Barbara

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"I am a part of all that I have met" A. Lord Tennyson
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20 Nov 2009 17:39 #40686

Karen, your quilts are just beautiful. I am amazed at your organization to do three and work full time. I sure would love to hear your time management skills! I need help. :) Sandi in FL
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20 Nov 2009 15:15 #40682

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Karen, Your quilts are BEAUTIFUL. You make me feel very humble. I spend too much time complaining that I dont have enough time to quilt, adult kids still living at home, part time job, etc etc, But honestly I just dont have the bottle to take on a huge challenge like you have. I am frightened of getting out of my depth. I think I need to give myself a serious kick in the butt and GET ON WITH A CHALLENGE. Thank you for showing me what I need to do. I look ofrward to seeing your last quilt posted. Pam


In leafy Berkshire, south of England.
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20 Nov 2009 14:10 #40681

Karen your quilts are wonderful!!! I am amazed.
I am still working on my flying geese. I also purchased the kit and have decided to make it into a king size. I have learned so much this year.
My husband's 87 year old Aunt has had some problems the past two months so I have been taking care of her. I have not had time to post October's picture but have enjoyed everyone's quilts. They are all awsome.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Paula in Arkanasas :D
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20 Nov 2009 13:14 #40679

Bless your heart! I wish you could see the smile that I have after reading your note!!!

What a wonderful note. Thank you. Truly!
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20 Nov 2009 13:09 #40678

O.M.G!!!!!!!!!! :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

Those two are devine!!

You wait until Sue sees them!!!!!!!!!!!! :shock: :shock: :shock:
Amo

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England

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20 Nov 2009 11:25 #40673

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Your quilts are wonderful! You sure are industrious. Karen
Lyndhurst, Ohio USA - East Side Suburb of Cleveland, Ohio
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