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Thursday, August 02, 2012

iPhone-o-Gram! Just Us Turkeys!

We are having a ball sewing up a stringy mess with our Talkin' Turkey blocks!

We've done string piecing, made center 9 patches ((yes the measurements are crazy--the 9 patch is on point so we have to work with pesky diagonal measurements for a finished block size that comes out to 12"))

And we are starting to add our strings around the 9 patches.

We even got one of our Creative Crafts Group event coordinators to come sew a bit! She's been involved with scrap booking events, but we have plans to make a quilter out of her yet!!

Lunch is waiting---then we will continue our stitching adventures this afternoon.

It's a great day to be in Williamsburg!

20 comments:

  1. LOVE IT! I'm a converted scrapbooker. It was a dramatic day when I moved aside my scrapbook and placed my sewing machine in the place of honor on the dining room table. Glad that I now have a sewing room to fling my strings!

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  2. Carol aka Sunshine Randall12:28 PM EDT

    I spied a phone book page in the last pic :). Fellow members of the guild I belong to have been bringing me their old phone books since they've heard that I use them and that the days are numbered until the phone companies are going to quit making them. Once I've used the pages as foundations, I tear the page(s) off and put into a bag that my husband takes to the recyling center :).

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  3. I tested this BLOCK for QM Vol 5! It's fun and scrappy! I saw that empty seat on the front row from last night. Picture me there...

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  4. Oh, these blocks are beauties. I used to quilt and scrapbook. Quilting has taken over, but I really need to finish those scrapbooks! : )

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    1. Cindy, The Purple Quilter5:32 PM EDT

      Me too! Once my children got older and I got caught up, I went back to quilting more. I even have a scrapbook of my quilts. Seems a lot of us do both. :)

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  5. OOOOO very pretty.... especially the RED one :o)

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  6. Looks like lots of fun. Nice blocks :-)

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  7. Talkin Turkey looks great in green...have to admit in red suits the name better :)! Sandi

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  8. Hmmm... I usually try to avoid stringy turkey...

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  9. Bonnie, I had the pleasure of attending your lecture at Hersey last week. It was wonderful and I am addicted. Each day since I have been home, I have been pulling out scraps, pressing and trimming. I am working on a quilt for my granddaughter for Christmas and am now using my scraps for leaders and enders. I am hooked! Thanks so much! Carol in NJ cgrant1130@aol.com

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  10. Beautiful blocks! I wanna be there and make those!

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  11. Anonymous3:26 PM EDT

    Fellow scrapbooker, you can do both, just have to schedule. I do both when I am in Florida during the winter. Enjoy the new experience. Suzanne in Maine

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  12. Love your talkin' turkey blocks! Quite a place you're at too...with tablecloths on your sewing tables and everything, lol!

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  13. Anonymous7:26 PM EDT

    I love the sewing on tablecloths. Now that is class!!!!!!
    Sandi432@sbcglobal.net

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  14. Great Block! My husband just walked by the computer and glanced at it and said "Wow you should make that block" so...where is this pattern?

    (my husband is my quilter he uses OUR VIKING MQ on a frame so it isn't odd that he notices blocks but he really liked this)

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  15. I am new to this page. Where can I find the pattern for the block?

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  16. I'd like to know how to make this block too. KarenP3720@aol.com

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    1. Anonymous3:45 PM EDT

      Me Too. I can't afford to purchase every book so it would be great if you could sell the pattern by itself.

      Judy

      judyquiltz@comcast.net

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  17. What a wonderful block! They are beautiful and I can't wait to make some! I can see my next quilt with these nine-patch lovelies.

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  18. I love these even without the outside row!

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