by pennifold 15 Jan 2017

Hi Cuties, I did another design yesterday and it stitched out perfectly - only one breakage and that was because the thread got caught around the top spindle. I also put the thread in the fridge overnight and I don't know whether that helped or not, but we have had incredible humidity here. Anyway when I counted them up I've got 16 squares. Plus the central one I did originally, I may end up not using it as I have more of the newer material and none left of the deep navy. I left out the centre on this one as I loved the outline so much. When I placed it in the hoop I was a bit generous on the right side and therefore have a bit less on the left hand side. I'm going to have to be very careful when sewing this seam. By the way these squares are all cut 8 and a half inches. Love Chris

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by Shisha 24 Jan 2017

Beautiful!

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pennifold by pennifold 25 Jan 2017

Thanks Shisha ❤️ Chris

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by stella1 16 Jan 2017

WOW!!! It is so excellent stunning and beautiful .Cant wait to see the finished quilt.Well done .Have been a nice day

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Jan 2017

Thanks Stella for such high praise. ❤️ Chris

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by serendipity79 16 Jan 2017

these look great! congratulations on finishing another stunning stitch out. I have also placed thread that gave me alot of breakages in a freezer and i believe this method works!!! My country is also very hot and humid (not currently though!! we are freezing which is not the norm) but in general thread from the shop are stored in humid places and this method of placing the thread in the cold for at least an overnight i found it does wonders!

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Jan 2017

Thanks so much for your comment. I'll see how it works out for future blocks. ❤️ Chris

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by toogie 16 Jan 2017

Lovely Chris, how many more will you need? ...Oh, I just re-read but you'll get there. It will take many more at 8 1/2 inches but I know you'll get it done and when you do, it will be gorgeous!

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Jan 2017

Thanks Toogie, yes there's still a long way to go. ❤️ Chris

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by sandralane 15 Jan 2017

Chris, another great stitch out to add to your growing collection, it has been too hot to do much here as well. Glad to here the thread breakages are reduced, may be the fridge did the trick. Sandra.

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Jan 2017

Thanks Sandra, yes the heat has been unbearable. I hope that did the trick putting the thread in the fridge. ❤️ Chris

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by ethan 15 Jan 2017

I look forward to seeing it all put together, Beautiful so far.

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Jan 2017

Me too thank you. ❤️ Chris

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by peafarm 15 Jan 2017

Chris this is absolutely lovely--can't wait to see it all put together. Just had to comment. I keep going back to look at pages of projects-limited on time to even look these days--won't even get in to all that. But I hope to respond to others. I just can't seem to get caught up. Haven't even played with my new Babylock Flourish except to stitch out one design. The machine is upstairs, hiding.

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toogie by toogie 15 Jan 2017

What a shame Patti....pack it up and come here, we will play hide and seek-lol- We can hide in my sewing room and they will have to seek us out!

pennifold by pennifold 16 Jan 2017

Thanks so much and I hope that you can get to see a bit more. ❤️ Chris

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by Barbaric 15 Jan 2017

It's looking great, looking forward to see the finished quilt.

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Jan 2017

Me too! ❤️ Chris

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by pennyhal2 15 Jan 2017

I just love your blocks! You have a fabulous stitchout!

I wouldn't be too anxious to set the ones with the different light of dark fabric aside. One of my favorite quilts was one I did that had two different dye lots; therefore, two different shades. So try them out...like together in the middle? or corner blocks? Or throw pillows? or as a diagonal row, etc.

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Jan 2017

The ones I made on the deep navy were for the corners Penny but they are too small now. So I'll continue with the second fabric but see what I can do. ❤️ Chris

pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 16 Jan 2017

Maybe put them on the corners on the backside of the quilt?

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by abuch 15 Jan 2017

its beautiful, please put it together and show us. thanks

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Jan 2017

I will once it is finished. Love ❤️ Chris

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by meganne 15 Jan 2017

Stunning work BFF. And I know they look even nicer in reality. It's going to look fabulous in your bedroom.
hugs n love, me

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Jan 2017

Thanks Meg - I certainly hope so. Love ❤️ Chris

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by dragonflyer 15 Jan 2017

Can't wait to see it all put together! I like this one with just the outline stitching!

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Jan 2017

Thanks Kim me too. ❤️ Chris

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by sonjapotgieter 15 Jan 2017

So Stunning..Well done!!!Great task you doing????Beautiful

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Jan 2017

Thanks Sonja I hope so. ❤️ Chris

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by noah 15 Jan 2017

These are-coming nicely for you hugs i love them***

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Jan 2017

Thanks Carolyn slowly! ❤️ Chris

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by tlp22 15 Jan 2017

This is gorgeous. Well done.

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Jan 2017

Thanks so much ❤️ Chris

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by asterixsew Moderator 15 Jan 2017

Chris its great to see the squares that your stitching out and am looking forwards to seeing it all completed (as no doubt you are too)

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Jan 2017

Hi Caroline, yes this is the worst part getting them all sewn. Then to organise the positioning etc. sewn together, wadding, choosing backing fabric, sending to quilter and then to bind it. Aaaaagggghh why do I do this to myself - because I love it! He he he. ❤️ Chris

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by jrob Moderator 15 Jan 2017

Beautiful, Chris!

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Jan 2017

Thanks Jerrilyn ❤️ Chris

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by lbrow 15 Jan 2017

Beautiful Chris! /Lillian

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Jan 2017

Thanks Miss Lillian ❤️ Chris

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by lidiad 15 Jan 2017

That's beautiful, love it!
Hugs, Lidia

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Jan 2017

Thanks so much. ❤️ Chris

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by marietta 15 Jan 2017

Hi Chris, due to circumstances beyond my control, I have not been on cute for a long time. Opened today to see this beautiful stitchout. Well done.

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asterixsew by asterixsew 15 Jan 2017

Hi Marietta and welcome back

pennifold by pennifold 16 Jan 2017

How lovely to see your avatar once again Marietta. Thanks for commenting. Hope you are OK. Love ❤️ Chris

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