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31  Nickel Dog Quilt in Quilting: Completed Projects by audrey1999 on: May 13, 2008 05:39:40 PM
I have been working on this for what seems like forever! (March) My little brother is having a babyhad a baby this past Thursday.  They love dogs and wanted to do their nursery in dogs.  I found this pattern Nickel Dogs (http://www.meandmysisterdesigns.com/patterns.asp) and thought it was the perfect match. I used the Strawberry Lemonade and Brights fabric line from Moda.  I absolutely love the Strawberry Lemonade fabric.  I want a picnic quilt made of this!
It is a quilt of may firsts for me:  first quilting not just tying!; first time using binding; first time using a pattern.  I learned to use thread that matches the binding-I tried invisible thread but it kept breaking. Sad  There are several mistakes, but it is done!  I hope they like it-and if I find out that they are letting their 4 huge dogs sleep on it, I will cry.  I just hope they love it.

Here are the numerous pictures:

Since the quilt is all about dogs, here is my obligatory dog picture.  It is in the forties here today-hence the t-shirt.  Smiley

I quilted around all the dogs in the ditch and then around all the borders.  Here is a question for all of you accomplished quilters:  The green border is about five inches wide.  Do I need to quilt it?  I don't have either a darning foot or walking foot so I was trying not to but if I need to I will.  My machine is old and I am not sure if the feet they have in the store will fit. Sad  (I used weed trimmer wire linked between two plant holders and binder clips to hang this quilt in my backyard! )

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32  Re: Disposable Camera Swap Round 4 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by audrey1999 on: May 10, 2008 06:02:15 PM
I received from celestialxxdreams today!  I got a really neat frame and the pictures are beautiful!

Here are some of my favorite pictures:

I could really post all of the pictures on here because they are awesome.  I have posted them in the craftster photobucket site here:
Go check them out because they are all cool!
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33  Re: Lap Quilt Swap II: Summer GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by audrey1999 on: May 03, 2008 11:45:07 PM
I made a block for Grieney today!  It is the friendship star variation from quilterscache.  http://www.quilterscache.com/F/FriendshipStarVariationBlock.html

MissDisney:  I hope everything works out for you. Sending hugs your way! Smiley
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34  Re: Lap Quilts for All Swap USA only (CLOSED) in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by audrey1999 on: April 27, 2008 06:38:18 PM
I am worried about that package.  I mailed it on April 8 and according to the dc# 0307 1790 0000 6891 3017, it was delivered on April 10th at 12:25 pm.  If it is somehow lost/stolen? I would be happy to make another one during this round.  Hmm...  What should I do?  Lukenlarry, did you receive it?  It looked like this:
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35  Re: Postage Stamp Quilt Squares Swap! in The Swap Gallery by audrey1999 on: April 23, 2008 05:55:21 PM
FlashleyAshley, that is going to be awesome!  Here is the progress I have made:

They are 10x10 blocks of color.  I have since received a huge amount of squares from athenamat, so there will be more squares soon! 
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36  Re: Lap Quilts for All Swap (USA only) II: Summer [CLOSED] in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by audrey1999 on: April 23, 2008 05:33:43 PM
I am going to post a picture of the blocks I have received so far too.  Thanks for the idea Grieney.  I would also appreciate it if mine were not repeats, since they will be in the same quilt. Smiley

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37  Re: Lap Quilts for All Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by audrey1999 on: April 20, 2008 04:44:35 PM
Here are all of my blocks together!  I added black behind some of it to see how it will look when I add the sashing.

I made a mosaic using flicrtoys of all the blocks I made for this swap, but I can't figure out how to upload it from my flickr set.  Can anyone help me with this?

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38  Re: Lap Quilts for All Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by audrey1999 on: April 18, 2008 05:59:13 PM
I almost have all of my blocks!  Today was a huge mail day for me.  I received five blocks from lukenlarry, christiantrekki, tsuki_tsubasa, majesticdananay, and kiden2.
I had to lay everything out so I could see what it might look like!  This is not my final design, I am still playing with everything and awaiting my final block  so consider it a teaser.

I haven't ironed anything so it will look a little neater next time!  I want to wait, iron, and start sashing!  I am going to put 2 inch? black borders with a 4 patch in the corners-I think.  Then add my new swap blocks from the new swap!  I apologize because you will see this again with my final block!
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39  Re: Lap Quilts for All Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by audrey1999 on: April 15, 2008 06:46:47 PM
Here is my final block for lourapalmr!  I hope you like it!  I came up with the design myself for this one.  It will be in the mail tomorrow.

WooHoo!  I will post a mosaic of all the blocks completed by me a little later on. Grin
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40  Re: Lap Quilts for All Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by audrey1999 on: April 13, 2008 08:26:23 PM
Christiantrekki, your blocks were lovely!

Here is my newest addition, a block for Majesticdananay:

One more block to go!!!
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