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denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

August 15, 2011
6:36 PM

Post #8758388

we came from here
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1183515/

heres more on hoop rugs

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/499411/wagon_wheel_rugs_a_lost_art_worth_retrieving.html

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

August 15, 2011
6:39 PM

Post #8758394

Yes, anything over 200 replies becomes VERY slow for our dial up friends. THANKS!

Fish_knees

Fish_knees
Phoenix, AZ

August 16, 2011
5:19 PM

Post #8760009

Well, this weekend I got 120 squares cut out, 60 more to go...

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

August 16, 2011
7:14 PM

Post #8760321

Go Fish go!! hehee
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

August 16, 2011
7:20 PM

Post #8760360

fish are you speed cutting?

Fish_knees

Fish_knees
Phoenix, AZ

August 16, 2011
8:14 PM

Post #8760504

Thank goodness for rotary cutters :)

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 16, 2011
8:16 PM

Post #8760511

those hoop rugs are pretty cool!!
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

August 17, 2011
5:39 AM

Post #8760889

oh yes the only way to go ...

I think I need to make one T
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

August 19, 2011
2:38 PM

Post #8765184

well I had the hoop and a t-shirt already cut up ( cleaning out UFOs). a bit thinner the maybe they should be for a rug .. but oh well ..and you can see someone sat on my HH...lol
but it was to hot to go out and play today .. think I need at least 3 more t-shirts to finish. but it really easy this is maybe 30 mins

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Fish_knees

Fish_knees
Phoenix, AZ

August 19, 2011
5:43 PM

Post #8765423

That looks great!
Dontcha hate it when someone sits on your hula hoop...
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

August 20, 2011
3:17 AM

Post #8765858

Wow that is to cool. I am thinking that maybe the kids can help with this one.
It is on my list of things to do. Thanks for the pics.

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

August 20, 2011
3:53 AM

Post #8765888

Thanks all for the Hula Hoop info and pictures. Definately a to-do. I'm even thinking that sewing a few together may make a simple mat for a dorm room, mud room, etc. May actually make a good throw for over the dog bed... easily washable.

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

August 20, 2011
10:21 AM

Post #8766319

I used to take all my 5X5 leftover denim and sew them up for simple pads (both sides denim) and ALL the left over batting pieces and made pads for my friend's kennels. It made a great way for me use up all my scraps and not waste the leftovers. I stitched completely thru in X or circles to keep the batting from shifting. The machine quilting is especially important when you are weaving battings stips or slip stitching pieces together to create the batting center.

Fish_knees

Fish_knees
Phoenix, AZ

August 20, 2011
12:09 PM

Post #8766651

Got all the squares cut out! Wooooo Hoooo!
Chocolate brown flannel for the center, Navy blue for the back.

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psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

August 20, 2011
12:18 PM

Post #8766669

You go Fish! That is going to be so beautiful.
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

August 20, 2011
1:28 PM

Post #8766745

thats going to be Beautiful Fish

morknotmindy

morknotmindy
Oracle , AZ
(Zone 8b)

August 20, 2011
5:15 PM

Post #8767068

Yep, you've got the raggedy bug...

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

August 22, 2011
6:32 PM

Post #8771874

Got my first rag quilt attempt back from the wash and fold. I had them wash it twice and dry once. It's for my SO who is 6'3". I wanted it bigger so it could be snuggled into I know the fringe will improve with time, but it looks pretty good already. The front is a mix if flannels and denims. Already planning a second with different fabric for me for winter.

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FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

August 22, 2011
6:38 PM

Post #8771880

A bit closer

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FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

August 22, 2011
6:41 PM

Post #8771887

And the scrappy back.

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Fish_knees

Fish_knees
Phoenix, AZ

August 22, 2011
6:56 PM

Post #8771907

I love it! How many layers is it?

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

August 22, 2011
7:05 PM

Post #8771925

Two. All flannel back and flannel and Denim front. Hate to think how heavy it would be with another layer. In FL, two layers is fine. Now if we were in Michigan...
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

August 22, 2011
7:10 PM

Post #8771943

very nice FLStu love all the color!!
im sure your son will love it

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

August 22, 2011
7:17 PM

Post #8771991

Denim, Stu said "SO" as in significant other. I don't think he meant son. The rag quilt is really turning out great isn't it!
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

August 23, 2011
2:59 AM

Post #8772361

That turned out great. How did you like doing the fringe?

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

August 23, 2011
3:06 AM

Post #8772363

The fringe actually wasn't bad. I have a spring scissors. The main problem is that for the last 1/3 I think that it dulled cause it wasn't cutting as well. I had about five small knicks in flannel panels due to placement of the scissor and not monitoring the panel on the bottom ( I folded the blocks at the seams to cut the fringe). The bottom panel was a bit bunched and I got the tip of the bunching. Very small and easily mended by hand. Being my first attempt, I didn't think that it was that bad and the knicking actually helped me learn where best to place my hand to keep the fabric away from the seam. One thing I noticed is that the knicking happened primarily when I was tired, so there's a moral to the story...
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

August 23, 2011
6:16 AM

Post #8772548

LOL@ psychw2
Typo was thinking about the extra long RagQuilt I made for my son hes 6'8"
and typed son should have be so .. but either way my point was im sure they will love the quilt !!!
Thea1962
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 23, 2011
6:59 AM

Post #8772616

Ohhhh Stu that quilt is stunning!!! I love the colour choices and blocks (I would have never thought of making smaller blocks to match with the bigger blocks).

Fish I love the colour choices of your next Rag quilt, that one too will be a real treasure!!

I have a question regarding Demin to use in a Rag quilt. I have saved old jeans that were ripped or worn out in some places, but they are the "stretchy" kind. Would I still be able to use them or should I just put them in the garbage (recycle). I am not sure how they would fray or match up the flannel.

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

August 23, 2011
7:26 AM

Post #8772656

I don't know about using stretchy denim in a quilt ,if it would behave. I know my stretchy jeans tend to go all wonky after being washed a lot. That is the stretch seems to get uneven and parts of it tend to stay stretched out. I do think they would fray ok though.

morknotmindy

morknotmindy
Oracle , AZ
(Zone 8b)

August 23, 2011
11:43 AM

Post #8773099

Yep, Stu, you've got the bug too!! Aren't they fun to make?
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

August 23, 2011
12:47 PM

Post #8773203

Thea1962
only use the denim if it 100% cotton the other has poly in them and will not give you the look you are going for in the rag quilt .you can use then as a backing for a throw on the ground quilt
Thea1962
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 23, 2011
1:20 PM

Post #8773257

Thanks so much for your replies, I kind of figured it would not really go with the 100% cotton, but just didn`t wanted to throw them out as there are still a lot of good parts on them.
I am becoming more and more like my dear Mom...can`t throw any pieces of fabric out without considering first what else I can make of them...lol
Great idea about using it as backing for a throw.
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

August 23, 2011
5:02 PM

Post #8773591

LOL I got my Name from using all parts of old jeans even the seams & Zippers... very little went in the trash

Fish_knees

Fish_knees
Phoenix, AZ

August 27, 2011
5:49 PM

Post #8780201

Got all of the squares X'd and the 1st row is done!

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denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

August 27, 2011
8:17 PM

Post #8780428

its going to be very pretty fish are you useing 6" sqs

Fish_knees

Fish_knees
Phoenix, AZ

August 27, 2011
8:23 PM

Post #8780441

10 inch squares with 1/2 in seams = 9 inch finished. The color is really off in the pic. The browns are very rich deep chocolate, the plaid looks red in the pic :(
It will be 7 rows X 8 rows. I should have all the sewing done tomorrow and start the clipping sigh~~~~~
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 28, 2011
5:38 AM

Post #8780736

Everyone "complains"about the clipping thru all the layers afterward. Has anyone tried clipping before the sewing? Or cutting with pinking sheers or a pinking rotary cutter?
might be worth trying.
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

August 28, 2011
7:10 AM

Post #8780855

Qwilter ,pinking sheers are to keep things from unraveling .. we want the ravel
sewing after clipping could be done but harder to sew the clipping really isn't that bad just part of the rag quilt making

Fish_knees

Fish_knees
Phoenix, AZ

August 28, 2011
7:32 AM

Post #8780884

And I just like to complain (At least that's what my Mom always said when I was little) :P

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

August 28, 2011
9:16 AM

Post #8781075

Yep, that's it. Just need find something convenient to complain about... actually the clipping can be a little painful in big doses if you have too much to do in too little time!
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

August 28, 2011
9:59 AM

Post #8781156

and it makes a mess .. I clipped 4 or 5 throws in the car on a road trip .. it sure was dusty and tiny threads everywhere in the car after a bit ...lol

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

August 28, 2011
10:43 AM

Post #8781225

Well-you have heard the joke about "how do you know a quilter or "embroideryer" ??? "by ALL the threads on EVERYTHING and EVERYBODY!!"

Fish_knees

Fish_knees
Phoenix, AZ

August 28, 2011
2:53 PM

Post #8781626

Finished all the sewing! Now 5-6 hours of clipping sigh...

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Fish_knees

Fish_knees
Phoenix, AZ

August 28, 2011
3:03 PM

Post #8781640

What was I thinking? There is no dog in that last pic!
This is the Grand Pup Lulu :)

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psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

August 28, 2011
4:20 PM

Post #8781752

Fish, I'm sure the "family" will forgive you for ONE picture without the dogs... just don't let it happen again! hehehe

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

August 28, 2011
5:16 PM

Post #8781846

Beautiful - just beautiful. Can't wait to see it ragged!!!
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

August 28, 2011
6:10 PM

Post #8781925

you have really been sewng your fingers off ...lol
very pretty

Fish_knees

Fish_knees
Phoenix, AZ

August 28, 2011
6:23 PM

Post #8781957

Friday was the hottest day ever in the month of August...117 degrees :(
I can't be in the garden so I worked on the quilt...a LOT lol

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

August 28, 2011
6:38 PM

Post #8781985

117, I can't even imagine

Fish_knees

Fish_knees
Phoenix, AZ

August 28, 2011
7:06 PM

Post #8782045

It's torture. It has been so hot :(
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

August 29, 2011
4:25 AM

Post #8782473

fish that turned out very nice. What size are the blocks?

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

August 29, 2011
7:30 AM

Post #8782795

Really like the quilt Fish. Friday night/Sat. AM we had record high of 86 as a low temp as the hurricaine sucked the air and humidity with it. Hope everyone faired the storm well.

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

August 29, 2011
7:40 AM

Post #8782822

Laura, they are 10 inch blocks, 9 inches finished.

Fish, once again you have done a wonderful job! It is very pretty!

Stu, sure hope you had no damage from the storm?

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

August 29, 2011
9:30 AM

Post #8783020

Linda, no, she passed us by totally. She just took all the humid air with her leaving a very dry, hot, stagnant air left for us on Saturday. It reminded me of the dry air in the southwest... it hits you as soon as you open the door. Then Sunday, the moisture from the gulf was sucked back in to follow the air flow going up with Irene some heavy downpours, but at least it cooled off a bit.
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

August 29, 2011
9:55 AM

Post #8783058

Thank you Linda. I am putting this on the to do list that keeps growing.

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

August 29, 2011
10:18 AM

Post #8783098

Fish, that is turning out really pretty! Where did you pick up such nice patterns on flannel? Around here its mostly kids prints, brights, etc. Nothing really manly..

Fish_knees

Fish_knees
Phoenix, AZ

August 29, 2011
12:23 PM

Post #8783320

The top is cotton, the center layer is brown flannel and the back is navy flannel

morknotmindy

morknotmindy
Oracle , AZ
(Zone 8b)

August 29, 2011
7:11 PM

Post #8784021

Fishy, it has been hotter that usual here in Oracle also. Drinking lots of iced tea and staying indoors. Your quilt is just beautiful. You have a good eye for color.

Fish_knees

Fish_knees
Phoenix, AZ

August 31, 2011
6:19 PM

Post #8787679

Just thought I'd add that Joanne's has their flannel on sale Labor day weekend 50% off! I us 9 yards for the rag quilts. I made the mistake of buying it one time at regular price $$$OUCH$$$$. So I plan on buying the colors for my oldest son's Christmas quilt and maybe some Christmas fabric for a rag quilt for myself :) Oh and if you're on their mailing list there is a 10% off coupon YAY!

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

August 31, 2011
8:25 PM

Post #8787873

OH man... I wish I wasn't working on-call this weekend! but... maybe it's for the best. I have plenty of UFOs (unfinished projects)
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

September 1, 2011
4:54 AM

Post #8788136

you use both coupons at the store .. on line I have found out you can only use one I have a joanns card that gives a 10% ( use to be 15%) off every thing all the time but can't use it with free shipping or any other coupon...Grrrrrr

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 1, 2011
8:24 AM

Post #8788443

Just when is that sale??? has it started??? I am doing a new design board!!! and will need quite a bit!!!

Fish_knees

Fish_knees
Phoenix, AZ

September 1, 2011
9:17 AM

Post #8788519

Starts Friday

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 1, 2011
9:31 AM

Post #8788542

thanks

Fish_knees

Fish_knees
Phoenix, AZ

September 5, 2011
2:23 PM

Post #8794764

DONE~~~~ Yay!!!

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Fish_knees
Phoenix, AZ

September 5, 2011
2:24 PM

Post #8794766

Close up

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Fish_knees

Fish_knees
Phoenix, AZ

September 5, 2011
2:25 PM

Post #8794768

Next...
I laid the fabric out to take a pic, came back with the camera and there was a dog on it sigh...

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psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

September 5, 2011
2:59 PM

Post #8794826

BEAUTIFUL and I see you have your next project purchased! You are a go-getter!
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

September 5, 2011
8:52 PM

Post #8795399

beautiful Quilt
I think Fish is Hooked :)

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

September 6, 2011
6:54 AM

Post #8795694

Those colors just blend so nicely. Great job Fish...

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 6, 2011
11:24 AM

Post #8796115

Wonderful job Fish!
Thea1962
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 6, 2011
12:18 PM

Post #8796217

Beautiful work Fish...I love how the blue comes through the layers.
I just might tackle a Rag quilt this winter after seeing the beautiful end results of your quilts.

Fish_knees

Fish_knees
Phoenix, AZ

September 6, 2011
1:43 PM

Post #8796330

Thanks everyone!

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 8, 2011
9:37 AM

Post #8799133

Great quilt, and the next one is gonna be gorgeous !!! love that Green!!!

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

September 8, 2011
4:12 PM

Post #8799610

Fish - did that Christmas fabric come from Joann's??? Is it flannel???? Great choice...

Fish_knees

Fish_knees
Phoenix, AZ

September 8, 2011
7:25 PM

Post #8799954

It's from Joannes I'm a little ticked off though :(
I was there this past weekend and there was a sign on top of the display that said Christmas fabrics 50% off. The fabric was $9.99 a yard, normally I wouldn't have bought it but at 50% off I thought I'd get it now. I get home and notice the receipt is regular price, I go back the next day thinking they made a mistake and would give me a credit. The woman says "oh, THAT Christmas fabric isn't on sale only the other brand" Fer cryin out loud! Don't put the sign on the display if the fabric on THAT display is not on freakin sale! (ok, I'm done venting) sniff sniff
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

September 8, 2011
7:37 PM

Post #8799970

I have found that the Joanns stores are getting like that they don't really know what the sales are ,I was in the Waco store the other day and the manger was so rude when I asked him about a sale I saw on line he about snapped my head off telling me they didn't have anything to do with joanns .com that they were in competition I get both the e-mail & the paper the sales are the same...

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

September 8, 2011
7:48 PM

Post #8799991

I HATE it when the signs are misleading! Sssoooooooo not fair!!

Fish_knees

Fish_knees
Phoenix, AZ

September 8, 2011
8:16 PM

Post #8800017

I bought yarn there a month ago. I had a budget and needed yarn for a baby blanket. The line for the register was insanely long. After being in line forever I get to the register and she rings up the yarn and tells me it's 25% off. Had I known that I would have bought more, but there was no way I was going to wait in line again for 20 minutes! I asked her why there were no sale signs on the yarn? She just shrugged her shoulders. I get the feeling that the employees are really unhappy there :(
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 9, 2011
3:57 AM

Post #8800199

Sales at joann.com are NOT the same as a hard front store. I tend to get 2 different emails. And then my flier is usually different from the emails.
And sales in the NE region are not the same as sales in FL. Different buyers = different sales.
The store in FL is NOT fond of me when I come in with my MD flier and "request" those prices. The parent company requires they accept them, but it takes a manager to overside the prices at the register. I just smile at them. (much better sales in MD than FL)

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 9, 2011
3:46 PM

Post #8801129

A few months ago, I was at Joann's in San Angelo, I was looking for a pair of pinking shears, and they had a sign all fiskars 50% off, so I picked up the shears, and went to the counter with fabric, and she rang the shears at full price! She looked at me and said very rudely, that the pinking shears were not included in the sale! I made her go back to the rack, and show me here it said they were excluded. It said nothing so I made her get the manager, and give me the sale price!
Needles to say, she was not happy with me, and neither were the other ladies in line...

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

September 9, 2011
4:17 PM

Post #8801154

I usually apologize to the others in line, but they know what is going on and usually someone comments that they would do the same.
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

September 9, 2011
5:58 PM

Post #8801332

siliolegma same here ..I sometimes feel im always that one in line hahhaha
Way to go Linda !!!

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

September 9, 2011
6:28 PM

Post #8801372

Yes, we ALL need to deal with that kind of misrepresenting of sale more often and it wouldn't happen so often!

Fish_knees

Fish_knees
Phoenix, AZ

September 9, 2011
7:27 PM

Post #8801466

taters55, it was a couple months ago that I bought the spring loaded clippers for my rag quilts. They are Fiskars and the sign said 50%. When I got to the register they said "oh no, these are not 50% off". I didn't argue, I should have. I'm going to be much more diligent with these bogus signs and prices after hearing it's not just me :(

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

September 9, 2011
8:39 PM

Post #8801587

Ya, it's one thing when I don't read carefully enough like "Calico Keepsake", (not all brands). But when the sign says "Fiskars" and does NOT say no pinking shears etc... WELL... I say they ARE on sale then!!

Fish_knees

Fish_knees
Phoenix, AZ

September 11, 2011
8:19 AM

Post #8803409

Here we go! All the squares are cut and now to start sewing the "X's". The colors are a deep Christmas red, for some reason they are showing up pink in the pic. I managed to get a pic while the cat & dog were sleeping so this pic is pet free, Lol

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siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

September 11, 2011
8:32 AM

Post #8803440

Gonna be great.
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

September 11, 2011
8:45 AM

Post #8803462

Oh these colors are so great can not wait to see it come together.

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

September 11, 2011
9:31 AM

Post #8803524

Fish, kinda like when you used to have to do things after the "kids" went to bed huh?

Fish_knees

Fish_knees
Phoenix, AZ

September 11, 2011
9:36 AM

Post #8803531

Lol, yes :)

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 11, 2011
1:36 PM

Post #8803797

Love those new colors! I think your hooked now!

Fish_knees

Fish_knees
Phoenix, AZ

September 11, 2011
7:23 PM

Post #8804256

X's sewn!

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Fish_knees

Fish_knees
Phoenix, AZ

September 11, 2011
7:24 PM

Post #8804258

Um...1st row sewn together

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psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

September 11, 2011
7:39 PM

Post #8804290

Awwwwww... life has returned to normal and the pet models have re-entered your photography!

morknotmindy

morknotmindy
Oracle , AZ
(Zone 8b)

September 12, 2011
2:35 PM

Post #8805488

Rosie is my sewing critic...

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morknotmindy

morknotmindy
Oracle , AZ
(Zone 8b)

September 12, 2011
2:38 PM

Post #8805495

She even checks the backs for errors...

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Fish_knees

Fish_knees
Phoenix, AZ

September 12, 2011
7:08 PM

Post #8805921

Rosie looks like she knows her stuff!

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 12, 2011
9:22 PM

Post #8806165

what are you and Rosie creating with those circles???

morknotmindy

morknotmindy
Oracle , AZ
(Zone 8b)

September 14, 2011
2:22 PM

Post #8808414

We were making hearts. I just checked and I don't have a photo of the finished wall hanging. I'll take one this evening. But here is one in progress.

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morknotmindy

morknotmindy
Oracle , AZ
(Zone 8b)

September 14, 2011
2:25 PM

Post #8808417

Here is one row. Boy is this fun!! A bit time consuming but worth it. Wait till you see what I made for the placemat swap...

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Fish_knees

Fish_knees
Phoenix, AZ

September 14, 2011
3:52 PM

Post #8808565

Oh wow! Very cool :)

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

September 14, 2011
8:37 PM

Post #8808954

Gloria, I saw a pic of placemats made like those today, so pretty!

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 14, 2011
9:33 PM

Post #8809021

Awesome!! can you share directions??

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 15, 2011
6:03 AM

Post #8809273

Happy Birthday Thunder! Hope you have a great day!

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Fish_knees

Fish_knees
Phoenix, AZ

September 15, 2011
8:40 AM

Post #8809497

Happy Birthday!

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 15, 2011
9:02 AM

Post #8809529

Happy B-day Thunder

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 15, 2011
9:37 AM

Post #8809567

Thanks Y'all...
LK your cakes are gorgeous!!! thank you! I will have a piece of every one of them...and then being happily stuffed...I will share the rest LOL

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 15, 2011
11:12 AM

Post #8809673

Glad you will share them!

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

September 15, 2011
12:26 PM

Post #8809746

Hey Thunder, Happy Birthday girlfriend! Have a great one!

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 15, 2011
5:29 PM

Post #8810161

It was a fantastic day !!! :-) thanks Y'all

Fish_knees

Fish_knees
Phoenix, AZ

September 15, 2011
8:24 PM

Post #8810390

Finished the sewing part! Now clipping all those seams :(

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taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 15, 2011
8:58 PM

Post #8810426

Wow, that is very pretty!

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

September 15, 2011
9:25 PM

Post #8810454

REALLY pretty, how much of each fabric did you have to buy?

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

September 16, 2011
4:45 AM

Post #8810652

Boy Fish, are you hooked or what????? That is soooo pretty. I love your color combinations...

Fish_knees

Fish_knees
Phoenix, AZ

September 16, 2011
9:48 AM

Post #8811002

Thanks everyone! I love making these! Got a 20% off coupon from Joannes so I'll be buying more fabric tomorrow. This one is a little smaller 48 - 10 inch squares. 40 inches of each of of top fabric. And then 2 colors flannel I think 3 1/4 each.
Thea1962
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 16, 2011
10:17 AM

Post #8811024

Ohhh Fish that Christmas Rag quilt looks soooooo inviting...I can just picture it...all bundled up with that quilt...gentle snow outside...Winter Wonderland...and a cup of tea in hand.
LOL I just realized that you are in AZ...so I guess you have NO winter wonderland...maybe it was me I pictured with that quilt...lol

Fish_knees

Fish_knees
Phoenix, AZ

September 16, 2011
11:53 AM

Post #8811101

Lol, it would definitely have to be you in that winter wonderland :)

morknotmindy

morknotmindy
Oracle , AZ
(Zone 8b)

September 16, 2011
6:34 PM

Post #8811600

Aw, fishy, that is just beautiful. Hey, we have snow here in Oracle. If you want to curl up with a cup of tea in your raggedy I'll let you know when it snows and we can enjoy together. The day after Christmas last year I got my car stuck sideways in the gate at the top of my driveway in the snow. (I'm from Arizona. I don't drive well in the snow...)

Fish_knees

Fish_knees
Phoenix, AZ

September 16, 2011
7:17 PM

Post #8811652

I've lived in Phoenix all my life, I wouldn't know what to do with snow?

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 16, 2011
8:02 PM

Post #8811683

Snow is pretty to look at...once in a while, otherwise I think it sucks!!!!

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

September 17, 2011
5:22 AM

Post #8811966

I love it as long as I don't have to shovel it anymore!!!!!!

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 17, 2011
7:14 AM

Post #8812044

it would be fine to be where there is snow, if I could hibernate...near a nice warm (hot) wood stove...with a nice quilt to stitch ( or 2 or 3...) to stitch on...and not have to go out in it...
no shoveling, no driving. no getting cold!!! LOL

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

September 17, 2011
8:55 AM

Post #8812174

OH Thunder, I want the snow world YOU describe!! LOL

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

September 17, 2011
9:43 AM

Post #8812213

I'm so grateful to be retired cause that's my world now. I must say I feel I earned it!!! Worked since I was 14 and retirement is very very good...
Plus I have Norm who isn't afraid to drive in anything - and we have the plowman who does the drive. No cozy wood stove here but wonderful glider chair right next to the baseboard heat!!!!!

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

September 17, 2011
8:52 PM

Post #8812889

Barb, retirement SHOULD be good!!

I spent part of yesterday and part of today working at my Dad's place. He's living with my sister, the guy that bought the manufactured home and was supposed to MOVE it and have the hole filled in and cleaned up etc by Sept 1, FINALLY got the home moved and left all the mess behind. He had to trim a few limbs from the birch trees, prune back some evergreen etc to get the manufactured home moved out of the driveway... he left all the mess behind. Did I mention he has FRidays off and never did ONE lick of work on the mess he left behind???

I'd like to draw up a nice bill for all the clean up we (family) had to do and present it to with the threat of small claims court!!! JERK. My 86 year old Dad deserved better treatment than that. GGgggggrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

September 18, 2011
5:30 AM

Post #8813124

Don't blame you for being angry Pat. There is no need for that and I get so irked with those that take advantage!!! Did you have it in writing that he was responsible for doing this work? If so, I'd take him to SCC too!!!!

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

September 18, 2011
8:35 AM

Post #8813346

Yes, we have it in writing. What is NOT in writing is what the penalty would be if it was late. Mostly my Dad just doesn't want the emotional turmoil, we need to get this house back on the market. I know that the SCC would not hold up the sale. We did NOT take pictures and we should have if we were going to pursue this in SCC.

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

September 24, 2011
4:46 PM

Post #8822500

I saw the prettiest rag quilt at the show today. It was all denim, I believe 4" squares, about a third of them had delicate machine embroidery flowers. It's big 92x103. The maker said she used 30-40 pairs of old jeans. The contrast of the jeans and the delicate flowers was stunning.

Fish_knees

Fish_knees
Phoenix, AZ

September 24, 2011
8:09 PM

Post #8822739

That sounds beautiful and like a LOT of work!

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

September 24, 2011
9:54 PM

Post #8822828

She said she was learning to use her embroidery machine. I don't think my hands would allow me to do all that snipping.

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 25, 2011
3:38 AM

Post #8822955

Wow, Silio, did you take a pic? Add it to a 'Not Mine, But' Thread' that I started. I really love the tecture that the denim in my rag quilt added and cound see it as a dedicated top. 4" and that size, WOW... Please post a pic if hyou have one. It sounds awesome.

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

September 25, 2011
4:44 AM

Post #8822989

Sorry Stu I didn't get that one. I wish I had a pic of each of them. I did however take one for you that I'll put over there.

Fish_knees

Fish_knees
Phoenix, AZ

October 1, 2011
11:12 AM

Post #8831751

Clipped & ragged :)

Fish_knees

Fish_knees
Phoenix, AZ

October 1, 2011
11:14 AM

Post #8831754

Hmmm, my pic was there when I previewed it? One more time.

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Fish_knees
Phoenix, AZ

October 1, 2011
11:14 AM

Post #8831755

Close up, the plaid fabric has metallic threads.

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Fish_knees

Fish_knees
Phoenix, AZ

October 1, 2011
11:16 AM

Post #8831758

Next up, pink one for my Mom. The center flannel will be light pink and the backing a deep kind of tie died pink flannel.

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taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

October 1, 2011
2:46 PM

Post #8831938

Fish, that is so pretty, but where is the dog?
Love those pinks!

I do believe you have caught the quilting bug!!!

Fish_knees

Fish_knees
Phoenix, AZ

October 1, 2011
4:28 PM

Post #8832026

LOL, I had to keep pushing her out of the way. I'll go ahead a post a pic of her now...it seems only fair :)

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denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

October 1, 2011
6:58 PM

Post #8832191

sitting here remembein & laughing I did this same thin after making my first rag quilt couldn't stop...everyone got a rag quilt for christmas ...

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

October 2, 2011
5:15 AM

Post #8832473

That came out so nice Fish...And the colors for the next one are stupendous!!!! Can't wait to see the blocks.. How are your hands holding up with all that cutting?

Fish_knees

Fish_knees
Phoenix, AZ

October 2, 2011
8:24 AM

Post #8832665

denimangle, yes everyone is getting a rag quilt for Christmas :)

Quilter5bdsr, hands are doing better. I think I have built up the muscles in my hands/fingers. Trying not to do more than a couple hours at a time. No more marathon clipping events...

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

October 2, 2011
9:20 AM

Post #8832754

That's good fish. Now that you have discovered this pattern, you don't want to make it so you can't do it anymore!!!! That sounds like a good time limit. I doubt I could make 10 minutes at a time but I'd give it a good try!!!!!!

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

October 2, 2011
2:59 PM

Post #8833171

I bought the spring rag scissor at JoAnn's but found that it started to dull towards the last part of cutting. Anyone sharpen these? I would assume you can, but it looks like the cutting portions have 'teeth' of some sort.

Fish_knees

Fish_knees
Phoenix, AZ

October 2, 2011
7:26 PM

Post #8833484

These are the ones I bought... wicked razor sharp, I've done 3 quilts now and they are just as sharp.

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siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

October 2, 2011
8:25 PM

Post #8833543

Good to know, I bought the same ones.

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 2, 2011
8:58 PM

Post #8833594

those fiskars are the BOMB!!!! they originally came out about 15 years ago in the garden center, for clipping small things!! I have a few pair in my gardening stuff, and ... I have a pair on my ironing board, a pair on my cutting table, and a pair next to my sewing machine!!

beautiful job yet again Fish, and I am sure the pinks will be loverly!!

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

October 3, 2011
5:09 AM

Post #8833884

When I am doing the clipping, I have found that they drag a bit, so I take a tissue, and wipe all the fuzz out of them, then they are good to go. I have even taken them to the sink, and ran them under hot water for a few minutes to clean them, just make sure you dry them really good!

Fish_knees

Fish_knees
Phoenix, AZ

October 3, 2011
4:31 PM

Post #8834756

This one I made a little smaller so my Mom could use it on the couch. Now back to more clipping...

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barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 3, 2011
8:51 PM

Post #8835146

Dang that was fast!!!! I am sure some one has already asked...butttttt what size squares are you using??

it looks fantastic :)
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

October 4, 2011
2:36 AM

Post #8835288

Loving the pinks. And you are cruising right along.

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

October 4, 2011
5:44 AM

Post #8835396

WOW - that was really quick!!! You have certainly mastered this pattern!!! Great job.

Fish_knees

Fish_knees
Phoenix, AZ

October 4, 2011
9:23 AM

Post #8835659

10 inch squares, the pink one is only 6 squares wide and long. My Mom has arthritis so I wanted to make small one she could use while watching TV. That would'nt be to heavy for her to handle. I have one more kid left to make one for Christmas : O

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

October 4, 2011
8:51 PM

Post #8836498

WOW Fish, you are just flying thru those projects!

Fish_knees

Fish_knees
Phoenix, AZ

October 5, 2011
9:10 AM

Post #8836978

I deal with excel spreadsheets all day at work analyzing data (snore) so a ceative outlet when I get home is good therapy :)

morknotmindy

morknotmindy
Oracle , AZ
(Zone 8b)

October 5, 2011
2:29 PM

Post #8837351

WOW!! Fishy, you ROCK!!!!!
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

October 5, 2011
6:47 PM

Post #8837645

Love the pinks .. you have a knack for putting fabrics together that I would never think of matching up ..

Fish_knees

Fish_knees
Phoenix, AZ

October 5, 2011
7:17 PM

Post #8837677

Thanks, I do a lot of things that people just shake their heads at :)

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

October 5, 2011
7:28 PM

Post #8837688

Hubby told me today to get the embroidery machine i found on Craig's List. It's not a big fancy one but I think it will do for what I want.
I'm going to check at my LQS to see if anyone has a photo of that denim rag quilt I saw at the show. I really want to try one. I will after all need to practice on my new (to me) machine.

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

October 5, 2011
8:19 PM

Post #8837734

very cool Karen! good for you.

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

October 6, 2011
4:33 AM

Post #8837982

That's wonderful Karen!!!

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

October 6, 2011
5:07 AM

Post #8838010

Karen, that is great! Now you will be busy figuring out your new machine. What kind is it?

I checked our craigslist here. There are several machines in San Antonio for about $400.00. I may have to check them out?

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

October 6, 2011
6:15 AM

Post #8838091

It's a Brother SE350, comes with PES for Brothers and several programs and extra bobbins. The seller is going to show me how to use it. It only does a 4x4 but I think that will do for what I want.
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

October 6, 2011
6:44 AM

Post #8838130

Sounds like you got a deal. And 4x4 is a good size I would think.

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

October 6, 2011
6:51 AM

Post #8838136

Mine was $300. Actually the person selling was surprised by my inquiry, It was an older listing and she had forgotten it was even out there. I checked prices for the same one on Ebay and hers, for what it has extra is a good deal. Plus no shipping some wanted as much as $80. for shipping.

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

October 6, 2011
5:59 PM

Post #8838870

Way to go Karen! What a great find!

Fish_knees

Fish_knees
Phoenix, AZ

October 6, 2011
6:29 PM

Post #8838895

Think of the fun you'll have!

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

October 6, 2011
9:01 PM

Post #8839060

I'm very excited. hubby do spoil me.

Fish_knees

Fish_knees
Phoenix, AZ

October 19, 2011
7:03 PM

Post #8856439

Last couple of weeks have been hectic, here is my Mom's clipped and ragged :)

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Fish_knees

Fish_knees
Phoenix, AZ

October 19, 2011
7:03 PM

Post #8856442

*

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barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 19, 2011
7:05 PM

Post #8856443

that is just stunning !!! WOW

Fish_knees

Fish_knees
Phoenix, AZ

October 19, 2011
7:05 PM

Post #8856444

And the last Christmas quilt to be made (I hope) for my oldest son :)
(I swear, I do not pose the darn dog)

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siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

October 19, 2011
7:12 PM

Post #8856458

I just love the fabrics you put together. Choosing is always agony for me.

Fish_knees

Fish_knees
Phoenix, AZ

October 19, 2011
7:24 PM

Post #8856466

Thanks, I spend a lot of time choosing fabrics and then putting them back...lol. I'm sure I'm not alone.

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