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Valley of the Sun Quilters   Off-Topic Chat

Started 8/20/15 by KSCarolyn; 1966557 views.
Kim D. (KIMDIG)

From: Kim D. (KIMDIG)

10/13/20

Travel safely Viola!  I'm glad you were able to stay with your dad for awhile and be with him.  I bet it's nice to be out of the heat.  We are still getting into the 100's.  Ugh!  It cooled off to 94, 98, 98 & was nice for a few days anyway.  

LABFIEND

From: LABFIEND

10/13/20

Ellen, what size do you want (approx) and  some will be more adultish colors, or teens, or maybe boys. Do you want those?  I keep finding orphan blocks!!

Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)

From: Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)

10/13/20

I think it's traditionally posted around Hallowen, though traditions can change of course.

bornblesse2

From: bornblesse2

10/13/20

Retreat announcement has not happened yet - you did not miss it Carolyn.  But it is about that time.  
it will appear as a NEW thread.

bornblesse2

From: bornblesse2

10/13/20

Patti, we use any Size tops.  But, if we finish them for LWR - the ones that can go international- they need to be approximately 60 x 80.

does that help?  Hubby is volunteering at a small local food bank that our church supports.  I’m getting ready to send some over to them.  I am in the process of finding out what is most useful to them.  I am eager to see what she needs.

viola (sissly4)

From: viola (sissly4)

10/13/20

Carolyn the retreat has not come out yet the scheduling so you did not miss anything

viola (sissly4)

From: viola (sissly4)

10/13/20

yes it was nice to be out of the heat and it was also nice to be up here and see my dad I haven't seen him in 5 years he sure has age I never thought I'd ever see him being worn out and not able to do anything but I am also glad to get home I will start off tomorrow morning

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

10/13/20

Well, I now have a quilting task!   

My middle daughter texted me today to ask if I had any queen-sized quilts that would like to live in New York.  She still loves the quilts that she has but feels she'd like a change of scenery.    All righty, then!

I went through my piles of quilts, measuring the larger ones to find a "queen" size (*roughly* 86x100 .. and that's a very fluid sizing!).   I texted her photos but she said they didn't excite her eyeballs.  Fair enough.

I moved onto the closet where all my pieced tops are hanging.  Once again, measuring to find the more-or-less queen sized one and texting her pictures of the tops.  After showing her 3 tops (and about to return to the closet for the next one), she texted me back that she really, really, really liked the first one I showed her and she'll take that one, please!

So, I reiterated that she wasn't going to get it soon because it needed to be quilted and at 90x104, it was gonna take a while.  Plus, I need to find/get a backing.  AND THEN, I'll also need to figure out exactly HOW to quilt this thing!   The needleturn applique is easy enough .. they get SITD.  But the hand-pieced stars?  Hmmm ... gotta think about them.

The scrapbooking work is going to be put on hold for a while.  Or maybe I can alternate days.

Here's what she chose.   The round stars are a pattern called "Stash Busting Stars" by Esther Aliu.   You can find her pattern online on her blog 


Wow you really love your daughter. I remember you making that quilt and am pretty sure you had it at a past retreat. It will be beautiful.

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

10/14/20

Ami_Quilts (sewingupasto) said:

Wow you really love your daughter. I remember you making that quilt and am pretty sure you had it at a past retreat. It will be beautiful.

heh.... yeah, I'm kinda fond of her.  :-)

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