Official 2013 Forum Challenge , part 2

teresa_nc7August 12, 2013

The other thread has reached its limit, so I am starting Part 2.

This weekend I worked at quilting my challenge and began to plan the binding. I decided to try out my tying stitch on my machine as I have never used it....bad decision.....! It took me a lot of time doing this stitch to hold the 3 quilt layers together - and this was just a small wall hanging! I could have FM quilted the challenge in a fourth of the time. Oh well, you live and learn.

I'm happy with the way my challenge idea turned out. I'm going to call it "Abstract Windmill" -
"Abstract: having only intrinsic form with little or no attempt at pictorial representation or narrative content"

Teresa

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lola99

Well I finished quilting my challenge this weekend too. I still need to bind it and put the hanging sleve on it.

Jennifer, when do you need to receive the quilts? I know it's coming up soon.

    Bookmark   August 12, 2013 at 9:36AM
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jennifer_in_va

Funny, I didn't know there was a limit on the number of posts a thread could have. learn something every day.

Lola, you may know better than anyone how long the mail takes from your neck of the woods to wherever... And it depends on who you mail it to. So you can just for yourself when you need to get it in the mail. The week of camp has as Labor Day Monday, so it should arrive to someone the week before (the last week of Aug.).

You can mail to me in VA, to Beverly in AL, or even Teresa in NC. Really, to anyone that's driving to camp. You can find names on the Retreat sign-up list.

    Bookmark   August 12, 2013 at 12:42PM
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littlehelen_gw

Lola...If you are sending a block in for the August lotto, mail you challenge quilt along w/ the block...I'm driving to the retreat...happy to deliver!

Teresa...all i can say is :-) LOL

Putting finishing touches on my challenge quilt this week....that's all I will say on the subject..:)

V.

    Bookmark   August 12, 2013 at 7:47PM
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grammyp

Linda's has arrived safely at my house and I will bring it to the retreat. I promise not to peek.

beverly

    Bookmark   August 14, 2013 at 10:31AM
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gininmn

I can hardly wait to see pics of all your challenge quilts.

    Bookmark   August 14, 2013 at 11:13AM
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lola99

Val, thanks for the offer - the only problem is I don't think I'm going to end up with enough time in August to make a lotto block this month.

I started working on the binding of my challenge last night. It's amazing, binding makes it look better...

    Bookmark   August 15, 2013 at 1:27PM
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littlehelen_gw

Lola...that's fine...I'm doing the August lotto block drawing at the retreat...so you've got time if you want to participate.

Seems like folks have s l o w e d down in August...not as much activity....vacations winding down and getting ready for back to school...slow month all around.

V.

    Bookmark   August 16, 2013 at 1:37PM
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quiltnhen

It's ready to mail! Yahhhh! Thought I'd never make it. Had second thoughts about adding quilting (quit because of the trouble with the fusible), but the binding's on and it's going in the mail TODAY!
LindaB/CA

    Bookmark   August 16, 2013 at 1:47PM
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jennifer_in_va

YAY!!! Can't wait to see it!

    Bookmark   August 16, 2013 at 4:48PM
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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

Re: the 'Chaaaaaalllllenge' ~~~ Dum-de-dum-dum-duuuuuum.....!

    Bookmark   August 16, 2013 at 9:17PM
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jennifer_in_va

LOL

    Bookmark   August 16, 2013 at 9:22PM
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jennifer_in_va

Linda I got a squishy in the mail from you today~ I promise not to open it before retreat. ;)

    Bookmark   August 19, 2013 at 10:54PM
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teresa_nc7

Sewed on the hanging sleeve last night and I am done!

I'll have to say, I'm kinda loving my challenge! It's more artsy fartsy than my usual traditional stuff. Doesn't matter if I win a single vote or not......I'm well pleased with what I made. Tried a new tying stitch on my machine (well, new to me) and a new look to the background areas.

Teresa

    Bookmark   August 20, 2013 at 6:54AM
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jennifer_in_va

Wonderful, Teresa! That's what this was all about...stretching beyond the 'comfortable' and trying something new.

Can't wait to see it!

    Bookmark   August 20, 2013 at 8:13AM
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grammyp

Mine has taken yet another "adjustment", but it will be finished! At least it is small enough to be quilted on my Janome.

beverly

    Bookmark   August 20, 2013 at 10:18AM
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quiltnhen

Thank you, Jennifer, for taking care of it for me. I agree this was a stretching exercise in my learning curve. Hope the iron on crunchy part survives the folding for mailing.

I enclosed stamps for return postage. Hope everyone has a wonderful time at the retreat.

LindaB/CA

    Bookmark   August 20, 2013 at 12:53PM
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littlehelen_gw

"iron on crunchy part" ....man on man...I'm such a novice on this quilting stuff...
Love the artsy fartsy comment...my first design was supposed to be artsy fartsy, but it was all fartsy and no artsy... lol
Can't wait to see everyone's
V

    Bookmark   August 20, 2013 at 4:01PM
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nanajayne

I am getting anxious to see all the challenges.They all sound so interesting. Wish I could see you all at retreat but not an option.

    Bookmark   August 20, 2013 at 8:04PM
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lafonda_ranch

I'm still trying to quilt mine! The tension is messed up on my machine that I can FM on and I'm stuck! I'm trying to get a workaround. I'm running out of time!

Robbi

    Bookmark   August 20, 2013 at 8:30PM
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faytay

Just to clarify... we aren't going to be looking at the backs of these, right?

    Bookmark   August 20, 2013 at 9:37PM
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jennifer_in_va

safe to say that the back will not be part of the voting... lol

    Bookmark   August 20, 2013 at 9:57PM
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toolgranny

Wait a minute! My back is better than the front! Not fair.

    Bookmark   August 20, 2013 at 10:13PM
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grammyp

Robbi, I feel your pain.

beverly

    Bookmark   August 21, 2013 at 10:19PM
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K8Orlando

Oh no! I like the back of mine! I was counting on extra points for neatness.

Just kidding. I've NEVER gotten extra points for neatness.

    Bookmark   August 21, 2013 at 10:52PM
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lola99

Whew - it's in the mail. Jennifer, it should arrive at your house on Monday. I have to say, it turned out to be quite a challenge. I'm looking forward to seeing all the pictures. I bet we have a very wide range of quilts. I wish I could see them in person.

    Bookmark   August 23, 2013 at 5:47PM
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lafonda_ranch

I'm glad to hear we aren't looking at the back! My back has dark fabric and light on the front, so I was going to do the thread the same way, but I don't like how it looks on the top. So, light thread in the back, too. Ugh..... Still trying to quilt this thing!

Robbi

    Bookmark   August 23, 2013 at 6:47PM
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fran1523

Sorry I'm missing retreat again this year but just have too much going on. I'll look forward to seeing the challenge quilts as well. I love challenges even though I've never even got an honorable mention in one.

    Bookmark   August 24, 2013 at 2:42PM
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faytay

Done! (except for the sleeve, but I need something to do on the drive down, right?)

:)

    Bookmark   August 29, 2013 at 9:05PM
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faytay

Done! (except for the sleeve, but I need something to do on the drive down, right?)

:)

    Bookmark   August 29, 2013 at 9:06PM
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jennifer_in_va

not if you're doing the driving!!

    Bookmark   August 29, 2013 at 10:26PM
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jennifer_in_va

not if you're doing the driving!!

    Bookmark   August 29, 2013 at 10:27PM
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jennifer_in_va

not if you're doing the driving!!

    Bookmark   August 29, 2013 at 10:28PM
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jennifer_in_va

Yes, Lola. I received it! I kept meaning to come here and post, but I kept forgetting.

    Bookmark   August 30, 2013 at 7:04PM
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lafonda_ranch

I'm done!!! Unless I need a label. Do I need a label????

Robbi

    Bookmark   August 31, 2013 at 7:02PM
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jennifer_in_va

If you can identify your quilt to take it home with you, then you don't need a label!! lol

    Bookmark   August 31, 2013 at 7:46PM
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