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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A Party!

I want to officially invite everyone to a Party!!! 
Jennifer at Ellison Lane Quilts is having a BIG 5 Blog Party beginning May 2nd.!  She has planned a fantastic Giveaway and you have the opportunity to meet 5 different bloggers {one is little old me!} each day next week!!!!

  

So pop over to Ellison Lane and check out all that is going on!!!

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I have my hubby home for two weeks....both a blessing and a curse....we have house stuff to work on and he will be doing most of the work  {the blessing} and we have house stuff to work on {the curse}!!!
So to prepare, I spent ALL of yesterday cleaning my closet....and once you start one closet you have to clean others!  So I cleaned closets, and organized my stash {WHEW!}  
Today I was able to get a little sewing done....
I am working on the last block for the New York Beauty Quilt....

   
Now trying to decide on the style of border.  I love piano key borders, but I do those quite a bit.  So I am thinking of a half drop diamond border....we will see.  What kind of border do you like?  Or no border at all?  Would love to hear your thoughts on borders.
I want to finish this one....I am itching to do another Material Obsession Quilt :)
Hope you are having a Wonderful Wednesday!
mary 

11 comments:

  1. I love the color combo of this last one you are working on....can't wait to see them altogether. I just saw a quilt on Flickr with NYB style blocks put on point and then the triangles around the edges were various colors creating a sort of border. There was piano key type sashing between the blocks. One thing I know, you can't go wrong with the great blocks you have made. Happy house stuff!! (Oh my, do I need to clean my closet!)

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  2. I liked pieced borders. Don't know which one is my favorite. Your block is lovely. Congrats on being spotlighted. You so deserve it.

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  3. Looking forward to the NY Beauty quilt. It will be spectacular! A great border for this would be these sharp points in your block - but you would really have to like making them to make a border....? Or check out this blog, he collects traditional NY Beauty quilts: http://willywonkyquilts.blogspot.com/ Stunning!

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  4. Whatever you choose for your sashing/borders will be fabulous! Good luck with the house chores! I hope you manage to get some sewing done too! And of course we'll visit the Block Party! What fun!

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  5. Love the colors. By chance Barbara Brackman had a post today on Snakes. :) Okay, so not real snakes but what if you repeated just the first section of the New York Beauty and flip/flopped them around the edge to look like a snake. It would even turn the corner I think. Might work. See: http://barbarabrackman.blogspot.com/2011/04/snakes.html

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  6. Can't wait for this New York Beauty--it has so inspired me. Hope I can do something with that inspiration now!! Good luck on borders...waiting to see what you come up with.
    Mary

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  7. i know the quilt i want you to do from material obsession 2! i even know where to buy the main fabric for it! it is just too hard for me but i know you can do it!

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  8. LOL!!! Leslie....I am curious....what is it? The Lone Star? I want to do them all - it is just unfortunate that I have to sleep....and clean....and cook dinner....and shower....yikes!!!

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  9. Can't wait to have you participate in the Blog Party next week! Thanks for sending some folks my way too.

    I can't wait to see what you do from MO2. I have the first book and enjoy it.

    And I know what you mean about cleaning out closets- once I get started, I want to clean out everything. It is such a good feeling!

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  10. The blogger party sounds like fun. I have a hard time with borders for pieced quilts. I've done two NYB and if I were to do another, I'd hit the google button, lol.

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