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2 Fair & Square Blue.jpg

3rd day progress on assembly of blocks, rows, and corner stone sashing the Fair & Square Blue queen size quilt.  Photo: ran out of room to lay out row 8 on the floor.  Finish is 7 blocks across and 8 rows, measuring 90 x 103.  I've made square in a square quilt before, and chose it again because it is fast to make.  

Still another 300 four inch squares on the cutting table after the Windfall quilt last week, and Fair & Square this week.  The extra squares will go into a third quilt or over-sized potholders.   

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This afternoon--building the quilt backing with art panels to get Fair & Square on the frame to long arm quilt.  The bag of M & M's is gone--but I'm on goal to produce two queen size quilts in two weeks.  Next show is 10 days away--September 21 Art in the Park, Stevens Point.  

When Fair & Square quilt is finished, I'll move on to building wool purses.  Got some beautiful dark green wool, enough to make five, and the remaining will be navy and black wool. (recycled coats and jackets).  Ba Ba Black Sheep, have you any wool?  Yes sir, yes sir, 13 bags full.  Now you know what all those bags are, stored under the long arm frame.  Yikes!  


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Do you ever crash in your quilting studio and take a nap?  Maybe you've added a coffee maker to your quilting studio?  I so admire your energy and creative spirit.  That is another lovely quilt.  Some great batkis in there.

I got my first chance to do the quilting on a friend's pieced top at church last Sunday.  (She will pay me). It does intimidate me just a little to think of possibly messing up someone else's hard work.  But, I know her well enough to know her piecing skills are first rate, so it should go well.  I haven't gotten it from her yet, as I said I really wanted to think about it first.   I believe I'm ready, and I'm planning on telling her I will do it for her.  Wish me luck!




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Linda,
I love your vibrant colors. The quilts all come together to look stunning.

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Hello Mavis and ChattyKathy.  If you girls were here, I'd hug you both and hand you a needle 'n thread to help me get these quilts done! 

Miss you both.  Let me know if you have some dates in mind (June 2020 for our Wisconsin VSF Extravaganza).  My calendar is wide open for June 2020.  Anything that much fun--should be called Extravaganza, don't you think?  Hope you don't mind if I offer my home again for the event.  Jon and I loved hosting.

Mavis--wishing you good luck on your quilting project for your friend.  It will be great with your artistry.




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Oops!  I didn't see my mistake until pressing the quilt after last seam, (joining 2 sections of 4 rows together).

1 Oh No.jpg 

Rip, rip, rip, rip, rip, gently down the seam . . . merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily . . . life is just a seam. 

Now, everyone sing.

2 Oh Yes I Can Fix That.jpg 

Only had dark blocks leftover.  I didn't have a middle tone I needed.  I had to stop and make one; I ended up making three more of these(to add to the leftover block pile for art panels for the backing).  

Ripping, sewing more blocks, repair/sewing took 39 minutes (according to the time stamp on the photos).  I finished pressing the quilt top and set aside.  

I predict I'll have the quilt loaded Saturday and hemmed Saturday evening.  I'm taking Friday off for fabric sale; (Lori WI) told me about.  Hey Lori, are you going to that sale???  By the way, I put 4" squares of your red fabric (gift) into the these last two quilts, Windfall and Fair & Square.  Love those pops of red! 
Ah-00000000.  I'm howling at the full moon on Friday the 13th night! 




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Hi Linda!
Great job again, and I see in another post you did very well on fabric and double wedding ring quilt.  
I don't have any conflicts as of now for next June (if that's when you hold the get together).  [smile] 





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Nice quilt!  You are always so productive.  I have to say I would've had to rip it too,  Something like that makes my eye twitch lol!  

I don't feel like I've gotton much done at all lately.  I pieced a backing for a quilt to get it on the frame and just HATED the backing so it sat and sat and sat.  I eventually had to admit to myself I jut couldn't put the two together and I put the top and backing both away for other days.  *feels like a waste of time.

Then I shopped and shopped and shopped for new fabrics for a quilt I will start next, but I promised myself I would finish a UFO first so the new project is on hold until then and may have to wait for a quilt to make it on the frame as well.  poo.

Finishing the UFO is like trying to run in quicksand.  I feel like I am fighting my way through it.  I have no idea what I was thinking with all this tiny piecing!  I like how it look when done, but am struggling my way through it!

I might be getting over the hump though.  I can see a light at the end of the tunnel so all this slogging along IS at least getting me somewhere!

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Christy, I understand how you feel.  Hang in there.

You got to my funny bone with your quip, "something like that makes my eye twitch."

It's probably not normal, but I only do one quilt at a time.   Also, I make simple quilts.  Do-able.  

Here are the end photos of Fair and Square during the long arm quilting.   

3 Fair.jpg  5 Fair.jpg  12 Fair.jpg  14 Fair.jpg 

I met my goal, to build two queen quilts in two weeks.  Now, on to building purses.  I have a show this weekend.

Ooops: I miss-placed (and cannot find) the following items: 3 green wool quilted purses that were ready to add carrying straps and decorate. 

Ooops: By mistake I threw away a little Joann's plastic bag containing 2 packages of embroidery needles and 2 tubes of beads.  I grabbed the little bag off the dining table, and put my wool/thread trimmings in it (while embroidering wool medallions for purses Monday night).  I hate that.  I guess I'm going to go through the stinky squishy trash this morning. 



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Ewww! I hope you find it.
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Hope the hunt through the garbage was successful and that the misplaced wool purses turn up.  You are the busiest "retired" person I know!  Enjoy your weekend show.  Our forecast is for less humidity and nice weather, and I hope you get the same!
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