by pennifold ( edited 01 Feb 2017 ) 01 Feb 2017

Hi Cuties, it's been so hot I haven't wanted to sew. Today was cooler so I've done 2 more squares.


When we were in Canberra last week I went to the Calico Patchwork Shop, next door to our motel, Gold Creek Resort. Trev just said to me go and buy some fabric if you want! He didn't have to say it twice - so I got some more fabric for my quilt and some for the girls for some summer dresses later this year.

We celebrated our 45th wedding anniversary on the 22nd and I told Trevor that it was a Sapphire anniversary- well the closest thing I got to a Sapphire was a bottle of Sapphire Gin! Never mind the fabric more than compensated.

It has taken over 6 hours to do these ones!!! Off to have some dinner. ❤️ Chris

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by robertahilde 16 Feb 2017

The quilt look fabulous every single square is worth all the time and effort you put in to it. Congratulation on your wedding anniversary and hugs: Roberta

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pennifold by pennifold 17 Feb 2017

Thanks Roberta, I appreciate that, love Chris

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by cfidl 16 Feb 2017

Wow! Looks fabulous! Happy Anniversary.

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pennifold by pennifold 17 Feb 2017

Thanks Chris, love Chris

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by katydid 15 Feb 2017

Happy anniversary ! Lucky lady! Kay

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Feb 2017

Thanks Kay, love Chris

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by lbrow 15 Feb 2017

Trying to catch up on some I missed Chris. That quilt is going to be out of this world. Looks like you had a great anniv. also/Lillian

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Feb 2017

Thanks Miss Lillian, yes, we had a wonderful day. Love Chris

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by Shisha 05 Feb 2017

Happy Anniversary!!! Absolutely love yr quilt!!!

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Feb 2017

Thanks Shisha, me too! Love Chris

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by chenille 03 Feb 2017

Happy Anniversary! We just celebrated our 40th on Jan24. Boy does time fly... I just love how your quilt is progressing. It is just fantastic!
Hugs, Nadyne

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Feb 2017

Thanks Nadyne, I've had a break as it's still hot! Love Chris

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by parkermom 02 Feb 2017

Happy Anniversary! I'm behind you--we'll celebrate our 35th next month. Your blocks look beautiful, and that bottle is so pretty too. Buying fabric is also wonderful. Sounds like a good day all around.

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pennifold by pennifold 03 Feb 2017

Thanks so much, happy anniversary to you too for next month. I haven't had any of the Gin yet, but I'm looking forward to it. Love Chris

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by sonjapotgieter 02 Feb 2017

Beautiful!!!Fantastic work done...Lots of work but Worth every stitch!!!Stunning

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pennifold by pennifold 02 Feb 2017

Thanks so much Sonja, I certainly do hope so. Love Chris

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by lhart 02 Feb 2017

Love the quilt blocks! Wow, 6 hours each block! But worth it.
I didn't know 45 years of marriage was sapphire...I had better start the message now for my anniversary next year.
Happy Anniversary to you both!

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pennifold by pennifold 02 Feb 2017

No, the squares took 3 hours each! therefore 6 hours to do these ones (that particular design, as there were over 52,000 thousand stitches in it) Thanks for the anniversary wishes. Love Chris

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by tlp22 02 Feb 2017

First, Happy anniversary! 2nd, What a beautiful job you have done on these blocks. Such a treasure. I know how you feel about the fabric go ahead from your DH. Anytime mine says you need anything from the shop I never say no. Wish I could find a sewing room organizer person.
I get the entire house clean but can never keep this sewing room clean. But I am happiest in here with my clutter and mess. LOL!

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pennifold by pennifold 02 Feb 2017

Thanks Theresa, Trev knows what makes me happy! My room is very neat, so I'm fortunate in that sense. As you say though it's your happy place and as long as you are happy who cares what it looks like! Love Chris

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by serendipity79 02 Feb 2017

the quilt looks stunning.. so worth the hours your putting into it! happy anniversary :) i would have also been happy with the fabric and gin :) as long as there's fabric!!! hope that you have managed to overcome the thread shredding issue

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pennifold by pennifold 02 Feb 2017

Good morning, yes, I hope so too. The threading issue has stopped, but for the life of me I don't know what was causing it. I did everything right that I was supposed to. Never mind, the machine is behaving itself and that's what counts. Love Chris

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by mariagiannina 02 Feb 2017

Quilt coming along nicely Chris! You and Trev are just a bit "older" than we are - our 45th is in March.

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pennifold by pennifold 02 Feb 2017

Thanks Maria, I hope you enjoy your 45th W/A as well. Love Chris

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by stella1 01 Feb 2017

Happy Late Anniversary so many more also. Your quilt looks absolute excellent very beautiful and stunning. Have been a great day Stella

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pennifold by pennifold 02 Feb 2017

Thanks Stella, yes I think it's going to be gorgeous when all put together. Love Chris

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by vickiannette 01 Feb 2017

coming along really well Chris. 45years for us too [in Nov 2016] A v.long time sometimes and not so long at others haha!

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pennifold by pennifold 02 Feb 2017

Thanks Vicki, congratulations to you too. Not many of the younger ones last it out these days. I know there are quite a few on here who are well over the 50 year mark! I remember the day we got married it was 96F and the perspiration was dripping down both Trev's and my back. I didn't mind in those days living in Adelaide, but up here in Newcastle the humidity really gets to me! Love Chris

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by graceandham 01 Feb 2017

Hi Chris. Happy Anniversary and I hope you got some sapphire fabric, too!

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pennifold by pennifold 01 Feb 2017

Thanks Betsey, no I didn't get any Sapphire fabric, but some lovely navy and white cotton with little stars on it, some plain white cotton and some other white with a pattern. Love Chris

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by pennyhal2 01 Feb 2017

You have a ton of patience! 6 hours is a looooong time. However, it is worth every second you have spent on it. Your quilt is fabulous! I dream of doing something like this. Now that I see yours I feel like starting one.

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pennifold by pennifold 01 Feb 2017

Isn't it just? You will just have to give it a go. This one is particularly long as it's all embroidered! Love Chris

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by sdrise 01 Feb 2017

Happy anniversary!! many more also. Your quit is Turing out so wonderful!!!

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pennifold by pennifold 01 Feb 2017

Thanks Suzanne, I hope so too. Love Chris

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by sjbrower 01 Feb 2017

Congrats on your anniversary... and that is sure a pretty bottle!

Love your quilt and I can't imagine the work that you are doing on it. The blocks are stunning and I'm sure the finished quilt will be as well.

--Sharon

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pennifold by pennifold 01 Feb 2017

Thanks so much Sharon it's going to take a long time. Love Chris

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by noah 01 Feb 2017

to hot there????I wish ***Quilt is looking good hugs

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pennifold by pennifold 01 Feb 2017

Thanks so much Carolyn. The world's weather is going crazy. Love Chris

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by dragonflyer 01 Feb 2017

Your quilt is coming along nicely! Congratulations on your Sapphire Anniversary! Kudos to Trev for suggesting you purchase more fabric...and if it isn't a real Sapphire stone, then I'll take the Sapphire Gin as a stand in any day!

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pennifold by pennifold 01 Feb 2017

Thanks Kim, isn't he a good man? And me too with regards to the Gin. Love Chris

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by carolpountney 01 Feb 2017

Beautiful quilt and congratulations on your anniversary

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pennifold by pennifold 01 Feb 2017

Thanks so much Carol. Love Chris

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by basketkase 01 Feb 2017

Wow, Chris, congrats on your anniversary and your bottle of gin is beautiful.....love the color as for your squares they are stunning!!!

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pennifold by pennifold 01 Feb 2017

Thanks so much Vicki, me too! Love Chris

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by gwillmann 01 Feb 2017

These squares are beautiful. Congrats on your 45th.

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pennifold by pennifold 01 Feb 2017

Thanks so much, love Chris

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by mechille 01 Feb 2017

Happy Late Anniversary. Nice work. Lots of time in this quilt. Keep up the good work.

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pennifold by pennifold 01 Feb 2017

Thanks Mechille, I will try. Love Chris

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by mops Moderator 01 Feb 2017

Congratulations on your sapphire anniversary.
Your quilt is progressing nicely and looks absolutely stunning. How many more designs are there?

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pennifold by pennifold 01 Feb 2017

Thanks Martine. I've still got another 16 designs with the Navy and then I want to do some white squares with Navy stitching! A long time to go! Love Chris

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by michemb 01 Feb 2017

Happy anniversary my friend. These designs are beautiful,
hugs
Michelle

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pennifold by pennifold 01 Feb 2017

Thanks my dear Michelle. I hope you are coming along well and that you have retrieved some of those lost embroidery designs! Love Chris

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by jrob Moderator 01 Feb 2017

Happy anniversary again! Your quilt is looking fabulous!

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pennifold by pennifold 01 Feb 2017

Thanks Jerrilyn for the anniversary wishes and the comment about the quilt. Love Chris

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by sandralane 01 Feb 2017

Congratulations on your 45th anniversary Chris, well done. Love the sapphire gin bottle. Your quilt is coming along terrific, long hours of embroidery, but well worth the time it is taking, simply stunning. Sandra.

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pennifold by pennifold 01 Feb 2017

Thanks Sandra, yes, it's a milestone these days! I'm so glad that the machine is working well and I haven't been having as many breakages. The weather, as you know has been dreadful!!!! Love Chris

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by lique 01 Feb 2017

Absolutely gorgeous

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pennifold by pennifold 01 Feb 2017

Thanks Angelique, I appreciate that. Love Chris

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by bielie 01 Feb 2017

Congratulations ,your quilt is fantastic. All the hard work was well worth it. This is a definate heirloom.

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pennifold by pennifold 01 Feb 2017

Thanks bielie, I've still got stacks to make. It's going to be a King size quilt once finished. Love Chris

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by Sewmum1 01 Feb 2017

Congratulations on your anniversary.

Loving the look of your quilt with the blocks together

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pennifold by pennifold 01 Feb 2017

Thanks 'mum' - I hope it will be gorgeous when finished. Love Chris

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by pennifold 01 Feb 2017

Sorry the word at end of first sentence should be SEW!! I'm on my iPhone and the predictive text is sometimes faster than me!!!

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