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Common Bride, quilts

tn_FreeVintageImagesofChristmasClipArt3_jpgThe last of the appointments were finished yesterday – I got my new glasses picked out and got the mammogram out of the way.  I really didn’t feel like I had the energy to go to the quilt group this evening so I skipped out – I have been waking up really early lately and just felt tired.  I stayed home and worked on 3 different projects from late afternoon to evening.

Do you remember the Sedona Star that I mentioned earlier in the year that is from the Quilt Show –  AND – no I do not like these colors – I have intended to make it in white background and bright primary colors for the piecing and applique.  I finally remembered that if I wanted to make it I had to join  this last month of the year – pay 1 month membership so I could print out the second half of the BOM directions.  I had a gift of one month membership in May that I got from a special Code I believe it was – a promotion deal-  and saw the pattern and printed out January through May instructions then and realized that you do not have to join for a whole year – if you join in December the whole year of instructions are there available to you!  Anyone else doing this quilt or just about finished with it?

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So last night while I was working on quilting and piecing my printer was very busy printing out monthly directions and templates!  All of this well get put in a second ring binder in plastic sleeve protectors so it will be ready and waiting for me when I am ready to start it – one binder is full from the first 5 months!  this is seriously a lot of paper but easier to just print the whole thing out then go in and pick and choose what pages really are not necessary!  considering I only paid $6.95 for a whole years BOM that isn’t bad.

EDITED @ 9:17 AM = I have had several people ask me already this morning how do I get an entire BOM for$6.95 here is how:  for anyone that is interested – if you go into the quilt show link that I have above– on the right hand side bar is a menu – select purchase a membership – it will lead you to another screen, it shows you can purchase 1 year membership, 6 month, 3 month, 1 month. I selected 1 month – then you can go to the BOM on their tool bar – select which one you want – see if it is still available – some of them are old and no longer there – the Sedona Star is good until the end of the year. You can then start with the first month and print out the directions and photos – all for $6.95 – the one month purchase. Also you can go look at videos and other things. I do not look at this site most of the year but for this one month I will get what I can out of it.  (the BOM is directions and templates – it does not include fabric).

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I did get some quilting done on the Bow Tie Quilt while I was going back and forth to the printing  — done with this much last night.

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And I got started on the second star block for the Common Bride – of which I was pleased to see that on the Quilt Show they have available to view an hour video from the designer of the Common Bride – Edyta Sitar – I started to watch it but wanted to get to my quilting so I will get back to it today possibly – it looked interesting to see how she works – and it looks like she lives in Montana – one of my favorite states for vacationing!  I will take advantage of as much as I can from my month membership of the videos ect. while I can.

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I managed to get just a little more decorating for the holidays today – I hung up the wreath above the fireplace and on the front door – progress!  Tomorrow maybe I will get the decorations on the dining room table and the table topper and the decoration for the coffee table and the covering for that table as well.  This weekend I need Mike to get the other stuff from the second floor of the workshop – I can’t manage those boxes and my arms aren’t strong enough anyhow to wrestle them down those steps and into the house – that is my man’s job Smile  and I still am not in the holiday mood!!  Maybe after the tree is up?

Don’t forget the anniversary of Pearl Harbor – December 7th, 1941 – what a sad event in history! 71 years ago – wow

14 comments… add one

  • nanci Dec 7, 2012

    I generally don’t like the pointed thing in the center of the block. I like different colours too. Ok, it isn’t something I would love to do…are your surprised?

  • Nedra Dec 7, 2012

    You still get a lot done even when you are tired and stay home :)

  • Sarah DiDomizio Dec 7, 2012

    Love the colors you picked for the next block on Common Bride!
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  • I love the pattern for the BOM – it’s going to be stunning in your colour choices!
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  • Karen Dec 7, 2012

    I love what you picked for common bride! Sedona quilt is lovely too. How did you manage to get a year’s worth of BOM for $6?

  • Kim Dec 7, 2012

    I use three ring binders and sleeve protectors for my projects too! love them!!
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  • Karen Dec 7, 2012

    for anyone that is interested – if you go into the quilt show link – on the right hand side bar is a menu – select purchase a membership – it will lead you to another screen, it shows you can purchase 1 year membership, 6 month, 3 month, 1 month. I selected 1 month – then can go to the BOM on their tool bar – select which one you want – see if it is still available – some of them are old and no longer there – the Sedona Star is good until the end of the year. You can then start with the first month and print out the directions and photos – all for $6.95 – the one month purchase. Also you can go look at videos and other things. I do not look at this site most of the year but for this one month I will get what I can out of it.

  • Debbe Dec 7, 2012

    What a great deal on the BOM!
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  • Pip Dec 7, 2012

    A friend of mine has a membership to The Quilt Show, I thought about it but I spend enough time on the internet as it is, but this 1 month membership might be the way to go, especially over Christmas when I have a bit more time. Loving your batiks on the second star.
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  • Vivian Dec 7, 2012

    I love your new star block. Isn’t it great to have all of those check ups out o the way!
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  • Miriam Dec 8, 2012

    I’m sure you’ve probably answered this before but I haven’t been able to find it. What kind of marker do you use to mark your quilts for quilting? I’ve always used pencils because I’ve always been terrified a bright marker wouldn’t come out completely. Having followed your blog since the beginning of Joseph’s Coat I can see that you don’t have a problem with it. So I thought, if you don’t mind sharing, I might try the same marker(s). Thanks and keep up the beautiful, inspiring work!

  • Karen Dec 8, 2012

    I use Mark B Gone pens or similar pens – they sell under a lot of different names – just make sure to wash your quilt when you are done and the lines go away – I have never had any come back.

  • Becky Larma Dec 11, 2012

    I did the same thing with the Sedona Star. I bought a 3 month for the instructions. I also purchased the machine embroidery from Sarah’s website. Like you, I’m not so hip on the colors so I’m switching to a black background with all of the other bright colors. Be sure to post pictures as you go. I’m hoping to start my adventure in the next couple days.

  • Miriam Dec 11, 2012

    …another Miriam here!

    Thank you for the information about TQS and their Sedona Star BOM. I have just joined and I have started printing out the instructions…ohhh yes, lots of paper!!!
    I will also choose my own colours. Have you started yet??

    Thank you also for the marking pen information.
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