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TOPIC: Show 305: Stripping along with Eleanore Burns

09 Sep 2008 04:22 #25762

:lol: :lol: :lol: That's all I did, my neighbors, know I'm home alone, they must have thought I was nuts. Love El to death. I taped most of her shows years ago. In CT they don't run any quilt shows they say there is not a demand for them. :evil: :twisted:
She is a true lady of quilting, and if you get her and Patty together oh my :lol: 8)
Thanks ever so much this is my favorite!
Alex keep practicing your stripping, get yourself and John a boa!!!
Debbie :wink:
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05 Sep 2008 23:38 #25627

Oh what a fun show! I watched it this morning before work. Alex you were a hoot! I'm still laughing at you getting snarled up in the strips. And Eleanor is so fun. I had just put in the daily blog my wish list for more construction techniques and techniques to streamline construction. This was great for that! Thanks and more shortcuts please!
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05 Sep 2008 10:42 #25581

Finally got around to watching this one, what fun all around!!

And a bit weird too, in that I hadn't watched it earlier b/c I had re-started a scrap quilt I've been doing on & off for who-knows-how-long, and it's a 1/2 sq. triangle block, where one triangle is stripped!! (the other solid) (ok, I wasn't tearing new strips, I'm using any long, skinny scraps, plus, I HAD included a few selvedges, I guess I was ahead of that now-popular idea-- why didn't I write a book!! :roll: )

I saw this in a book from the library years ago, & it's a quilt-as-you-go, the quilting IS the piecing. BUT I had run out of the fabric I had used for the solid side of the triangle, and couldn't come up w/ any more of the same, nor could I figure what to use for the sashing which will connect the blocks front & back. What to do?? Put it away!! :roll:

So during the weekend quilting bee I pulled them back out, held some up in front of my newly organized stash (thanks Margo!) and I could see it with fabrics that I already had enough of! Don't want to run out again! And I came up with 2 great pieces, even pulling the front & backs together, I had used several Madras Plaids on the backs, and I found a plaid for the front sashings & a (solid-looking) floral for the backs.

So maybe I can get this finished this time around! We're expecting a rainy weekend thanks to Hanna...
Florence
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05 Sep 2008 10:06 #25580

Eleanor Burnes, I love her show quilt in aday. She is agreat teacher,makes everything look so easy. She has inspired me to do a tumbling block pattern using diamonds and sewing the Y.seam! Really was something I tried to stay away from,but it's not that bad-I'll let you know once I start sewing the rows together. Looking back it took me 3-4 times to get the crazy curves down,I watched her over and over,I love her to pieces as Alex would say! I haven't done the Y.seams in many many years,I'm getting a refreshment coarse. Eleanor has Many Great methods and nice short cuts with alot of patterns, for someone who always seems to take the long route,that would be me.
She is awesome :) Kathy
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05 Sep 2008 06:14 #25559

She is a hoot I like the show
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05 Sep 2008 01:38 #25552

I really enjoyed the show, too!!! Judy in Torrance
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04 Sep 2008 23:16 #25548

Very much enjoyed this one, and was delighted to have Ricky playing music again. Most enjoyable.

Pat in Rockport, TX
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04 Sep 2008 10:30 #25489

What a fun way to wake up in the morning. I'll probably be smiling all day after watching this show. And I even learned a lot at the same time :D
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04 Sep 2008 07:01 #25480

Just watched El's show. The woman is smart, dedicated, beautiful, a great teacher, and just about goofy as she can be. I want to be just like her! :D
Sherry
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02 Sep 2008 17:59 #25371

Loved the show, I think it is great to have a forum where we can laugh and act silly. There is enough serious stuff in the world so loosen up and laugh.
I am a ripper. I rip, starch, iron, cut then I know I am on grain with my cut. I am proud to be a stripper. Betty Ann in windy rainy Florida
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02 Sep 2008 17:18 #25368

The show was just awesome to watch! And my children actually stopped the video they were watching to see what I was laughing about! :lol:

Libbi, you are not alone about the ripping. One of the LQS that I go to still rip fabric. I usually wait for the more experienced clerk to have my fabric "cut". When I don't I usually wind up on the wrong end of the measurement!

Lissette
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02 Sep 2008 05:20 #25320

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I spent too much time quilting this weekend and haven't watched the show but looking forward to it. I agree with ripping. You rip it to get it on the straight of grain.
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02 Sep 2008 00:23 #25318

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Very entertaining show. Though I am not a "piecer" I admire those gorgeous quilts and their makers. I also much admire a woman who raised her children alone, built a career and business, became a pioneer in her field, and is just so much FUN. Right on, Eleanor!

IMHO, I like a show that is varied and has entertainment as well as instructional value. Everyone is having a good time, Ricky & Alex, the audience, the guests, and crew ... . It is infectious and I find myself smiling along :D if not outright laughing. :lol:

I always wonder why people are so shocked about ripping fabric. I was taught to rip fabric along the grain and then given it a tug along the bias to straighten it. It also was the custom for the fabric store to strip it off the bolt unless it was a fragile or decorated fabric. I personally hate getting a wonky cut of fabric that is so far off the grain that I lose inches of fabric. Am I alone on this one :?:


Looking out the window at Lake Leman in beautiful Switzerland
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01 Sep 2008 23:15 #25316

I loved it! This was so much fun to watch! And I loved the stories, and Ricky's music, too.
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