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Do you remember seeing any photos of Elvis Presley where his upper lip is lifted in a sneer?
I walked into my sewing room this morning, turned around and looked at my design wall and I swear I sneered at the quilt blocks like I was young Elvis ...
Not a good sign, ladies, not a good sign.
I am going to get a box and put the completed blocks and pinned triangles (unsewn blocks) in the box and if anyone wants them let me know and I'll take the box to the post office. Otherwise they go in the trash on Wednesday.
I'd rather spend my time working jigsaw puzzles than spend more time on this quilt project.
Just not my cup of tea as the saying goes.
Judy, I just finished a new quilt for our bed. It's 100" X 100" string pieced 5" blocks. It has 400 blocks and I love it. You taught me string piecing and I think of you often. The Xylophone Quilt will finally get a rest. I wanted to send a picture to you of both quilts, but I got a message that I have no more space left for photos. I haven't posted many and haven't even posted words in a few years, but I read the comments everyday.
I would love to have your throw away half done quilt a if you are serious about not liking it.
I am having fun in a quilts of valor group. Someone cuts all of the blocks with an accuquilt cutter and puts the pieces for each block in a baggie. They are distributed to the sewers and we have a quilt top made in 3 or 4 hours. We meet at a mall in a meeting room and have lunch in the food court.
I haven't received my email in over 2 weeks. AT&T told me on my 5th phone call the there is a VERY LARGE GROUP of customers involved and they are working to fix it. She said do not try to log in until it is fixed and she would send me an email to let me know. I asked her how I would read it if I can't log in?
In the meantime I opened an account with Google MaryDQuilter at gmail.com
Thinking of you, Mary
If your street address still starts with 924 and your Zip Code is still 32825 then I will make an address label for the box and get it ready to ship on Monday morning. If your address has changed over the years, let me know through the Private Message system here on Delphi.
The pattern instructions are inside the box plus two extra yards I purchased to make a solid border to frame this "masterpiece" once I had the blocks all put into a quilt top.
I just found that the colors were not ringing my chimes.
You know me, Mary ... I am not that fond of fabrics with a lot of green. LOL
It's good to know you are still hanging around, Mary. I've wondered where you were.
As for posting photos .... use the little icon that is fifth from the right above the message box where you are typing your message for the forum. Click on the icon that kind of looks like a scenic picture and a drop-down message will say "From my computer" and "From the web".
Before I click on the icon I make sure to drag one of my photos that I want to share with everybody from one of my emails or from my "photos" on to my desktop. Then when I click "From my computer" I find the photo of my quilt on my desktop and click on that and whee! it is in my message.
Of course, I am using an iMac and it might not work that way if you are using another kind of computer.
I’ll take them if no one has spoken up yet. I need a Christmas quilt
Sorry, Mishii, Mary in Florida spoke up first.
She's a sly one .... grabbed one of my big green monsters years ago. This one will be easier to ship.
We moved into this house on Halloween in 1969 so our address is the same for the past 52 years. Thank you for sending me your castoffs. I also did the Storm At Sea wall hanging and made a Double Wedding Ring for my brothers 50th anniversary. I really want to make one for myself some time.
I have always had a Mac and DH gave me an Apple Watch for my birthday in June. I think I clicked on the paperclip when I tried to add a photo. I'll try again when I get the pictures off my phone.
Mary in Florida
I am so sorry that quilt just didn't make it for you. That was a lot of work you went through to end up not liking it. I made one on that order years ago and it was fun to see how each block would turn out, but then laying the blocks out pleasingly was a challenge so I understand. I'm glad you quickly found a new home for it!
This is the second time Mary has rescued me and I learned a lesson with this project.
The color scheme in the fabric just was not "dynamic" enough to ring my chimes. If the color contrasts had been brighter or bolder or "zippier" I might have hung in there and been willing to play around longer with the little blocks but they just annoyed the dickens out of me very quickly.
Pretty soon I was like a little kid having a temper tantrum with the blocks and I just couldn't find a layout idea that suited me.
I've been searching online for another project and I think I've found it. I've ordered the pattern and I'll let you know once the pattern arrives and I've studied it carefully.
I'm also going to check out my tub of "Kits" on a shelf in the closet in my sewing room.
There's no rule to say that your One Block Wonder quilt has to ONLY be kaleidoscope blocks.
Using the same colors for continuity, think about putting in some plain blocks, HST blocks, pinwheel blocks, etc to transition from one kaleidoscope area to another. You have a *large* area to fill in!