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  1. #1
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    August 9th Pool Side Chat

    Wow where did the summer go?
    People are quick to confuse and despise confidence as arrogance but that is common amongst those who have never accomplished anything in their lives and who have always played it safe not willing to risk failure.

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDJn0SPb1so

    21 min run time. Here is a video about construction of the Baltimore Album quilt. Because of the typical framing and sashing, they lend themselves to quilt-as-you-go. I don't know enough about these quilts to say if that is traditional, but I like the motifs, and a single block from the tradition could be made and hung up on the wall. I also ran into a video by Ely Sienkiewicz. Just a short trailer, but she has numerous Baltimore Album quilt books on Amazon. Pretty motifs, and some rather sophisticated needlework.

    I also ran across this book, Beautiful Botanicals by Kimbell. Love the work on the cover. Might have to get that one.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/15...RSYW77HO&psc=1

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    I had started a Baltimore Album quilt with hand applique. I have some of the pieces appliqued on each block and some in small zippered sandwich bags pinned to the background. I cut, turned under and pasted all the pieces. It is supposed to be my son's wedding quilt.

    He is 38 now, was married for about 10 months. Now he has a girl friend. i will take it up again if it looks like he will marry again. I almost forgot about it. Sure hurt the fingers to sew, but it was a great project to take on vacation.
    "During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." George Orwell

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    Quote Originally Posted by marsh View Post
    I had started a Baltimore Album quilt with hand applique. I have some of the pieces appliqued on each block and some in small zippered sandwich bags pinned to the background. I cut, turned under and pasted all the pieces. It is supposed to be my son's wedding quilt.

    He is 38 now, was married for about 10 months. Now he has a girl friend. i will take it up again if it looks like he will marry again. I almost forgot about it. Sure hurt the fingers to sew, but it was a great project to take on vacation.
    Maybe just finish it, and give it to him whether he gets married or not? The symbolism in them is more of a journey than an event (sailing ships, and all) - one can be single for that. Unrelated, but I've been sort of more-or-less engaged for a couple of years, and not real enthusiastic about it, and lately ready to blow the whole thing up.

    Life sure is different these days.

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    Le Moyne quilt block

    Not sure why it is called that - basically an eight pointed star like you would knit on a Scandinavian sweater. Anyway, I couldn't find the tutorial I originally used, but here is another pattern for it. The half-square-triangles make it easy. I spent all yesterday on mine (inc. the templates), and still have two horizontal seams to go. Looks good. Turned out to be a BIG block. I've also seen them made with diamonds, which is a more symmetrical proportion, but NOT sure if that proportion works in the more complicated Carpenter's Wheel block. I made this simpler block as a practice for that block, later. Nevertheless, I do prefer the appearance of symmetrical diamond points to the Half-square-triangle parallelograms.

    http://www.pieceandquilt.com/2011/10...star.html#more

    I used fall colors - a solid taupe, an orange-based red with gold flowers, and a brown with orange and dull blue flowers. SICK of the heat! Generally I only like, and mostly work in greyed-out stromy blues, so these fabrics are a nice change.

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    Sounds beautiful, Faroe.

    Amy Johnson is doing a Facebook quilt along on a "Dream Big" panel. (Those giant multi-colored Dahlia panels.) I had one of the panels, so I am going to try it. She does 3 segments a week. I am anticipating a heavy ruler work and free motion quilted project https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=amy%20quilts 2 times tomorrow

    This is an example of one that was recently stolen from someone's shop
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    "During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." George Orwell

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    Wow, that is lovely! Mostly I'm working on knitting hats and small stuff I can carry around - big rainstorms hit last night (with a light show and thunder which is rare here) so it is a big cooler today.

    We are not hot by American or even most European standards but 70 to 75 degrees with 90 percent humidity in stone houses built to retain heat (and a wasp invasion outside) makes knitting heavy objects a bit daunting.

    On the other hand, the electric spinners that were "crowd-funded" that my house-mate the engineer ordered should be here soon, she got one for both of us.

    As I get older I can see the attraction of an electronic "wheel"...
    expatriate Californian living in rural Ireland with husband, dogs, horses. garden and many, many cats

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    Dang. That is one gorgeous quilt! Love the stitching details.

    I am still knitting the merino gator. Serious NM heat (and continuous hot flashes). I'm almost done, but only manage a few rows a day. Would much rather hand stitch 2" squares of cotton cloth together right now.

    I still have the Shetland Marie Wallin Fairisle mits kit I haven't even opened. Gorgeous pattern, and she has a lovely tam in that book too, but NOT excited about more wool...maybe some time in late September.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faroe View Post
    Dang. That is one gorgeous quilt! Love the stitching details.

    I am still knitting the merino gator. Serious NM heat (and continuous hot flashes). I'm almost done, but only manage a few rows a day. Would much rather hand stitch 2" squares of cotton cloth together right now.

    I still have the Shetland Marie Wallin Fairisle mits kit I haven't even opened. Gorgeous pattern, and she has a lovely tam in that book too, but NOT excited about more wool...maybe some time in late September.
    How about knitting up a hemp tam for the warmer months?
    People are quick to confuse and despise confidence as arrogance but that is common amongst those who have never accomplished anything in their lives and who have always played it safe not willing to risk failure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by packyderms_wife View Post
    How about knitting up a hemp tam for the warmer months?
    Well right now, stitching up eight-point star patterns is a lot more fun. For small stars, EPP (English paper piecing) is the easiest way to go. A diamond with a two inch side makes up a block that measures over six inches square. I only had a packet of 60 degree, 6 point star diamonds, however the 45 degree angle diamonds for 8 points are easy to draft and cut from 3X5 index cards.

    Ran out of hexies long, long ago. I did save one. Not hard to accurately trace and cut from the index cards, and now I have lots of new blue print fabrics to play around with. Assuming the index cards pop out ok (they don't have the smooth surface the pre-made shapes do), I'll just work with tracing shapes out onto cards - MUCH cheaper.

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