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In answer to Carols' question, since 1977. My husband's grandmother had made a now tie out if old clothes and his mother and other grandmother tied it with flannel on the back. I decided to hand quilt it but no one told me that quilting doesn't show up on flannel. So overr half done quilting it, I to tear out the quilting and put cotton on back. My first quilt by myself was a Sunbonnet Sue for my daughter. So many mistakes. Pretty sure I used polyester!

What is next on your quilting wishist?

Linda from Central Illinois

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5. Continue to put together my Grassy Creek tops and get ready to quilt them.
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I think it was about 1994! It might have been as early as 1992. I made a few quilts then took classes for porcelain doll making. The doll making involved all aspects of making the actual doll from porcelain slip to costuming. I took some heirloom sewing classes to help with costuming. This went on for about 4 years and then I went back to focusing on quilting.

Paper piecing: I am not real fond of it, but I have done it. Paper is what I mostly use. Some foundations come preprinted on paper and I like that I can use my computer to print others. It saves time and improves accuracy for me. I have even done string quilts on paper. I made one string quilt with fabric for the foundation and it was a very heavy quilt. I have also done a 'quilt smart' top which was preprinted on interfacing. I did not like that technique as there was too much bulk.

Healthy snack: It is garden season now so I typically grab cherry tomatoes or a cucumber.

What was your first quilt?

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A bag of potato chips is my preferred snack. And ice cream out of the box. But we are out of both unless I want to open a bag. I'm really trying to eat three meals a day and not snack. I"m not fond of paper piecing. I always have to relearn how to do it when forced into it. I keep scraps to 1 1/2". But lately used up smaller bits for Bev's group blocks. I dont buy novelties. They stay around forever if I do.

How long have you been quilting? I took a class in Sept 2010 so 10 years. Never had time before.

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When I do it, paper. But, I don't do it very often.


Do you have a go to "healthy" snack?

Linda from Central Illinois

My March goals are:

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2. Lose 2.1 pounds, at least. (I gained weight in February--this has to stop)
3. Continue to exercise 3 to 5 times a week
4. Work on organizing sewing room better.
5. Continue to put together my Grassy Creek tops and get ready to quilt them.
6. Quit mindless snacking.


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I do it the old fashioned way. Just put a ruler on top and trim to size.

Do you do foundation piecing with paper or fabric?

beverly, Central time zone

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I have made novelty fabric purchases especially if they are deeply discounted. Many of those don't get used for years. If I pay full price and buy matching fabrics, it is usually for something specific that has an intended purpose such as a gift or wall hanging. I usually make those kind of things right away. I tend to keep scraps without cutting them unless they are 2.5 inches or less. I don't keep scraps that are less than 1.5 inches. I have lots of scraps and they provide me with a huge variety of fabrics. I don't cut my scraps because I often need multiple sizes of the same fabric for a block.

How do you square up your blocks? I am getting good use out of a block loc ruler to square up small units. I am getting to really like this ruler for squaring up small HST units.

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I have a box of scraps. These are all small left overs from projects, some of them are 1" strips, or 2.5" squares. But most of them are bigger. Every once in a while I go through my small box of scraps to try and reduce them. I hate having excess scrap fabric.

Do you ever buy novelty fabric and matching accent fabric for a future project that you don't use for YEARS?

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I love trying new dishes but rarely follow a recipe exactly, usually because I dont have all the ingredients. I also like to invent meals with leftovers. I do cut up my leftover fabrics into strips, usually 2 1/2 and 1 1/2". But if its still a big piece, I just fold it over and put it in the color pile.

How small is the smallest piece of fabric you will save?

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I like trying new dishes sometimes but usually don't follow recipes exactly. I usually put my onw spin on them.


Do you cut up your fabric scraps into squares and strips to be used another time?

Linda from Central Illinois

My March goals are:

1. Track more (at least 21 days)
2. Lose 2.1 pounds, at least. (I gained weight in February--this has to stop)
3. Continue to exercise 3 to 5 times a week
4. Work on organizing sewing room better.
5. Continue to put together my Grassy Creek tops and get ready to quilt them.
6. Quit mindless snacking.


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8/21/20 10:36 P

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I lean to blue and green. Although I do have a lot of black and white.

My favorite part is planning my quilt.

Do you like to try new dishes, or are you more of a stick to my favorites kind of person?

beverly, Central time zone

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I'm a one project per craft at a time person. I have one knitting WIP and one quilting WIP. And then I move to the next one.

What's your favorite part of making a quilt?

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"Opportunity is missed by most people because it's dressed in overalls and looks a lot like work." - Thomas Edison


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I think I have about a dozen quilt projects right now. I ought to list them on the UFO thread. Currently Pixelated Rose and the Thimbleberry Irish Chain thing are both being sewn on at the same time. And yesterday I cut out squares for Pat Sloans, Scrappy Star quilt. Its a planned scrappy star. I have been to some amazing quilt shops when traveling. Keepsake Quilting in New Hampshire was one of them. And going to a variety of shops in England was really nice. Lots of memories.

What is your favorite go to color that you gravitate toward? I love aqua and teal and always head to those colors in a shoppe! Carol

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I have done a little needle turn applique, but never really bonded to the technique.

How many quilt projects do you typically work on at once (those that are moved to the current stack--not those that you have put away to work on later)?

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I usually listen to music or audio books while I sew. If I'm doing something that requires a lot of concentration, I like it quiet.

Do you do needle turn applique?

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I do have some places I have traveled where I will go to a quilt shop but mostly I don't. I have plenty of fabric and while it is fun, it is something I don't need and I really don't want to haul it around while I'm traveling.

What else do you do while you sew/quilt? I usually will watch TV or a move but I also listen to audio books. I'm not one to sit with my own thoughts all that much.

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Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.
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Fall foods I'm looking forward to making? I like Autumn squash soup or butternut squash soup. So comforting on chili days. And chili. On our trip, I was not the least bit interested in going to any quilt shops. There were two near us but not sure they were open for visitors. In the past, I would go to several. Not this time. I did, however, buy fabric in an internet sale from my LQS.

When you travel are you looking for quilt shops to go to?

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I think my favorite is a two block set, it's a sawtooth star block and a churn dash block that turns into a really neat quilt. I might need to make another one of those. :)

What fall foods are you looking forward to making?



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Yes. I just finished canning cubanelle, banana and jalapeno peppers, dill pickles, strawberry jam and salsa.

Do you have a favorite quilt block to make?

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Yes I do and I love it. In fact, I just upgraded to a Ninja Foodie Grill and it's a game changer. It's so much easier to clean and I can even dehydrate (I bought the shelves). I plan to try that with Roma tomatoes.


Do you can or freeze produce for the winter?

Linda from Central Illinois

My March goals are:

1. Track more (at least 21 days)
2. Lose 2.1 pounds, at least. (I gained weight in February--this has to stop)
3. Continue to exercise 3 to 5 times a week
4. Work on organizing sewing room better.
5. Continue to put together my Grassy Creek tops and get ready to quilt them.
6. Quit mindless snacking.


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Nope. I do like looking at Bonnie Hunter's quilts, but not making them. Maybe Pat Sloan.

Do you use an air fryer?

beverly, Central time zone

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Red and yellow or yellow and blue.

Do you have a particular quilt designer you lean towards?

Linda from Central Illinois

My March goals are:

1. Track more (at least 21 days)
2. Lose 2.1 pounds, at least. (I gained weight in February--this has to stop)
3. Continue to exercise 3 to 5 times a week
4. Work on organizing sewing room better.
5. Continue to put together my Grassy Creek tops and get ready to quilt them.
6. Quit mindless snacking.


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This is probably a bad question for me to jump in on because we love tomatoes, but here it goes. I don't have a favorite but some of my favorites are:
1) BLTs
2) Marinara Sauce
3) Chili
4) Diced tomatoes cooked down with garlic, onion, and fresh basil, with shrimp. Served over couscous.

Do you have a fabric color/theme that you end up trending towards in your quilts?

Meg
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Not often, but I do remember a red that I could not stop running. It was a cheap fabric that I bought several years (decades?) ago at JoAnn's. I threw it away as I didn't want to donate it and have someone use it and cause problems for them.

What is your favorite thing to make with tomatoes?



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Yes, there are 3 on my living room walls. Not sure how much decoration they are but they're some of my favorites. And there are also 2 on my chair and 1 on hubby's. I use a table runner on the back of the couch too.

Have you ever had a fabric that is so bad that you just throw it in the garbage?

Linda from Central Illinois

My March goals are:

1. Track more (at least 21 days)
2. Lose 2.1 pounds, at least. (I gained weight in February--this has to stop)
3. Continue to exercise 3 to 5 times a week
4. Work on organizing sewing room better.
5. Continue to put together my Grassy Creek tops and get ready to quilt them.
6. Quit mindless snacking.


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I don't do weekly prepping, but I do plan meals so leftovers from meal can be used in the next. I grill chicken and the left overs go into fajitas the next day.

Do you have quilts you use to decorate your house?

beverly, Central time zone

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The Little Blue River quilt will most likely be mine. So far I'm happy with the blocks I made for it.

Do you do meal prepping?

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HMMM.....Of course I do. Jazzercise every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Barre every Saturday and on the off days, I sometimes walk. I've always loved to exercise and I push myself very hard because I also always loved food!

Do you have a quilt project going that is going to be "Just for You"?

Linda from Central Illinois

My March goals are:

1. Track more (at least 21 days)
2. Lose 2.1 pounds, at least. (I gained weight in February--this has to stop)
3. Continue to exercise 3 to 5 times a week
4. Work on organizing sewing room better.
5. Continue to put together my Grassy Creek tops and get ready to quilt them.
6. Quit mindless snacking.


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I do not have design software. I tried EQ5 years ago, but didn't find it very useful.

Do you have a favorite exercise routine?

beverly, Central time zone

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3) keep carbs below 50
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My favorite fall vegetable is pumpkin! My grandparents had a pumpkin farm so I have tried many pumpkin recipes, so it is hard to decide which is my favorite. But probably pumpkin pie.

Do you have an EQ program or other design software for your computer?

Carrie

God is good all the time, all the time God is good!

Every bite counts.
Every move makes a difference.
I can do all things through Christ!

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Quiltmaker is the only subscription I have left. I'm not so sure I will renew that one when it comes due. I do like to look at magazines. I have a lot of old ones and I haven't found the new ones to be very inspiring lately.

What is your favorite fall vegetable and how do you prepare it?

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An apple and a slice of cheese.

Do you subscribe to quilting magazines, if so, which ones?

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I try but usually end up stippling because I'm most comfortable with it.

What is your favorite healthy snack?

Linda from Central Illinois

My March goals are:

1. Track more (at least 21 days)
2. Lose 2.1 pounds, at least. (I gained weight in February--this has to stop)
3. Continue to exercise 3 to 5 times a week
4. Work on organizing sewing room better.
5. Continue to put together my Grassy Creek tops and get ready to quilt them.
6. Quit mindless snacking.


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Sardines!

Do you change quilt patterns often (do your own variation of the original)?

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One friend hugged it and cried.

Are there any foods you cannot bring yourself to try?

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If it is during a meal--say "I have already enjoyed my share and I am full now," or if you are going for a visit, say 'I just ate before I came.' The other general phrase that is used for many things now is "No thank you, I'm good."

What was the most memorable reaction to a quilt you gave someone?

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I do NOT have an embroidery machine. I've thought about it but only in passing. I really don't have room for another machine or patience or time to learn it.


How do you handle a food pusher?

Linda from Central Illinois

My March goals are:

1. Track more (at least 21 days)
2. Lose 2.1 pounds, at least. (I gained weight in February--this has to stop)
3. Continue to exercise 3 to 5 times a week
4. Work on organizing sewing room better.
5. Continue to put together my Grassy Creek tops and get ready to quilt them.
6. Quit mindless snacking.


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WG, I got a sewing machine for high school graduation, too, Several years later mom asked if I would let her mom have it because her treadle was making her foot hurt. So I gave it to her and mom got me another machine. When my grand mother passed I got it back. So now I have:
Kenmore for graduation
Singer that replaced it
Treadle from mom's mom
Treadle from dad's mom
Janome and featherweight hubby got me
Featherweight I bought from a friend
and the mid-arm on the frame.

I saw a news article that said sewing machines were the latest item to be in short supply.

Do you have an embroidery machine or plan to get one?

Edited by: BEVPRESLEY at: 8/14/2020 (22:10)
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I love sweet treats made with zucchini so I don't feel guilty about eating treats, but really, I eat it raw and use a dip or just eat it plain or I often cook it with some tomatoes and will sometimes sprinkle parmesan or feta on top. It's just easier and filling then.

I had just one sewing machine I got for high school graduation for 30 years before I bought another machine. I've since gone wild and now own several including a serger and embroidery machine. How many machines do you keep at your house?

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I enjoy visiting quilt shops especially when travelling. I like to buy something so that I can use it to make something to remember the trip. We have not traveled very far very often since we had our bird. We were going to start doing more of it, but plans for that have been delayed. Prior to going on a trip I would look for possible shops to stop at, but I really haven't planned a trip just to go to a quilt store. Day trips were planned around quilt shops!

It is zucchini season here. Do you like it and if so, what is your favorite way to prepare it?

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8/14/20 7:50 A

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I dont prefer to excercise at all. But I know I must. And yes, I have many big quilting projects on tap.
I discovered that Vicksburg has a Quilt Trail where you can drive and see the quilt blocks on the homes and barns. This is not a trip about quilting so I'm not really interested in going to quilt shops. Isn't that something?

When you travel do you seek out quilt shops or plan your trip around shops?

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I prefer to exercise in the mornings. If I wait until evening, I'm either too tired, it's too hot or any excuse I can come up with.


Do you have any big quilting projects on your bucket list?

Linda from Central Illinois

My March goals are:

1. Track more (at least 21 days)
2. Lose 2.1 pounds, at least. (I gained weight in February--this has to stop)
3. Continue to exercise 3 to 5 times a week
4. Work on organizing sewing room better.
5. Continue to put together my Grassy Creek tops and get ready to quilt them.
6. Quit mindless snacking.


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I sort of clean up. I put my tiny scraps in a pillow case, and my big scraps in a bin under the cutting table. That gives me enough room to start another project. From time to time I cut up my big scraps, sometimes I even dust. Don't usually vacuum till I'm putting something in the frame and don't want strings all over it.

Do you prefer to exercise in the mornings or evenings?

beverly, Central time zone

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No, I dont have fall themed quilts. It seems most of my quilts are out all the time.

Here is my question, do you clean up after yourself when cutting or working on a project? I am a complete slob. I just push the last project aside to start the next one and right now, I have 3 going at once along with cutting squares. Carol

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Workouts are something that I have to get back to. Sit and Be Fit has a variety of exercises and uses balls, bands and some light weights. I think I would be prone to injury if I pushed more than what these offer. So, I guess the answer is no--afraid of injury (which happens easily for me).

Do you have fall themed quilts and when would you start to put them out if you have them?

Amy
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I do not have a favorite "go to" quilt pattern. I like to do lots of different patterns. A couple of years ago, our "community service" workshop pattern was really easy and turned out cute and I did 3 of them, but then tired of that.

Are you willing to try different types of workouts even if you think they are too difficult for you?

Linda from Central Illinois

My March goals are:

1. Track more (at least 21 days)
2. Lose 2.1 pounds, at least. (I gained weight in February--this has to stop)
3. Continue to exercise 3 to 5 times a week
4. Work on organizing sewing room better.
5. Continue to put together my Grassy Creek tops and get ready to quilt them.
6. Quit mindless snacking.


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My go to meal is breakfast. I keep cooked bacon in the freezer and eggs are quick.


Do you have a favorite go to quilt pattern?

beverly, Central time zone

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2) organize something in my home
3) keep carbs below 50
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I do many of the things I have always done. There is always something to do for maintenance. I don't have to do them in any order and I've never been a super schedule oriented person so it might be later in the day when I finally get around to doing some things, but that can backfire.

I do like to read and this is a good thing to do when the house is quiet.

It is easier for me to eat healthier and I'm less tempted to munch when it's just me. Apparently I stress eat so I'm a bit concerned when school starts and all the sequestering I have been doing for months goes out the window with children who are attending school. I will still be careful and not have too much close contact (they recommend when hugging a grandchild to have you and the child face opposite directions) but they will be doing online school on the days they are here.

What is your "go to" meal when you aren't in the mood to cook?

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Answer:
I started back (I think in April w/ the team goal...) targeting at least 20 min every single day. I made it to 45 days, and then it rained.
Honestly, if it made a difference, I just didn't notice. Getting out of the house to move down the road didn't help my depression. -- So nothing steady since then.
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What do you do with yourself all day if it's just "you"?

(I used to have a job to go to. It's gone. Nothing in my field of training is "open" in my area...for NO GOOD REASON. Too often, I can't think of a good reason to "need" to get out of bed.)

"We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible."
~C. Malesherbes~

"Your mind will be like its habitual thoughts; for the soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts."
Marcus Aurelius (121-180 AD)

"In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps." Proverbs 16:9




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Answer - I don't have any UFOs but have lots of new ideas. I've been trying to cut down on my stash and have made significant strides. With our new house I have lots of ideas to put in place to adorn our walls. I have this novelty fabric of honey bees with matching gold fabric which I bought a couple of years ago which I've been thinking of using for my kitchen. Maybe make hot plates and wall decoration to tie it together. I already have the rust/gold placemats and napkins.

My question - do you have any exercise or nutritional streaks going? Do you find them helpful?

I have been obsessed with getting 30 minutes of exercise in each day. I had 2 neighbors start with me and neither lasted more than 2 weeks. 30 minutes does not seem like it would be hard to do but there are some days I have to force myself.

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I miss the games that we used to play on our forum. Question and answer was one that I particularly enjoyed. Let us try that again but keep the questions related to quilting, exercise or nutrition. The next person should answer the question and then ask a different one. I will go first.

What quilt project do you want to finish most by the end of the year?

For me, it is one that I have just started. The pattern is Little Blue River by Carol Hopkins. The blocks finish at 7 inches and they have 39 pieces. I am not sure what size quilt I will make. So far I'm planning for a lap quilt, but might make it queen sized if I like it enough! I am using mostly civil war era fabrics.

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