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Gimpy Cat
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PostSubject: Re: Quilters Last Resort BOM   Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:27 pm

iambuzzysma wrote:
Soooooooooooo cute!!! You're creative spirit is wonderful. And thanks so much for the history lesson that goes with it! clap

we were writing at the same time, thanks very much for your kind comments Iambuzzysma, I dont want to bore anyone but thought knowing how I came to choose the design etc might interest some Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Quilters Last Resort BOM   Wed Feb 10, 2010 9:49 pm

I like the education on the blocks... makes them more personal...

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PostSubject: Re: Quilters Last Resort BOM   Thu Feb 11, 2010 8:34 am

Gimpy
I missed jans block so I'm trying to download it. The link take me to a page that ask me to join. I'm confused
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PostSubject: Re: Quilters Last Resort BOM   Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:17 pm

sorry Linda, I was pushed for time yesterday and I inserted the wrong link, didnt notice. Should be ok now Very Happy let me know if you still cant access it

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PostSubject: Re: Quilters Last Resort BOM   Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:19 pm

Gimpy, thanks that worked! I'm redoing Lynette Andersons Noahs Arc. I have 4 more block.
Then I'm going to start on these. I want to try the pencils so I went and bought some, But I do love doing machine applique. So I think I will end up doing both. I'm really looking forward to getting started. I really like what you've done with this blocks. maybe we should do an american and canadian versions of these. Something to think about!
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PostSubject: Re: Quilters Last Resort BOM   Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:50 pm

LOL you know whats funny,I need to change one block to make it an 'aussie' version LOL, I did the koala with fireworks watching 4th july celebrations for my american friends here and I also did the devils in a halloween pumpkin patch, both which have nothing to do with australia. The july block I had a brainwave with, the chocolate winterfest is on in latrobe a neighbouring town, they have a fireworks show at its conclusion so the koalas can be said to be watching the choc festival fireworks :-) The oct block though I will have to make another version 'aussie-fied' its spring here, the pumpkins just dont make sense, Im thinking of putting the devils amongst the tulips as its spring here and the tulip festival is on.

How would we do american and canadian versions, featuring your wildlife etc?

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PostSubject: Re: Quilters Last Resort BOM   Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:43 pm

Good question! I'll think about that. I'm sure if all the canadians and the americans worked together we could come up with something!
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PostSubject: Re: Quilters Last Resort BOM   Fri Feb 12, 2010 9:36 pm

Just a preview of my Aussie BOM


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PostSubject: Re: Quilters Last Resort BOM   Sat Feb 13, 2010 1:33 am

Oh wow Golo, they look wonderful, the tilt on the blocks and the fabrics you chose, really gives so much warmth to teh black and white embroideries, I cant wait to see it done, its awesome!!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Quilters Last Resort BOM   Sat Feb 13, 2010 9:25 am

Golo that looks great! Now I'm even more excited about getting started on these.
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PostSubject: Re: Quilters Last Resort BOM   Sat Feb 13, 2010 10:38 am

It certainly was fun doing them each month....

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"Brenda Ueland "

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PostSubject: Re: Quilters Last Resort BOM   Sat Feb 13, 2010 7:31 pm

I sat down last night and redrew Oct, I have the devils amongst the tulips at Table Cape where the tulip farm is with the lighthouse in the background, got it drawn onto muslin and coloured last night. This morning I have 'painted' it and selected threads to embroider with. Cant wait to show you this one when its done

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PostSubject: Re: Quilters Last Resort BOM   Sat Feb 13, 2010 9:12 pm

Golo....great blocks...love the layout!
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PostSubject: Re: Quilters Last Resort BOM   Sun Feb 14, 2010 1:22 am

I am enjoying the BOMs even though I'm not participating. The Aussie Santa's sleigh should really leap into the sky! Those swans are the greatest!
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PostSubject: Re: Quilters Last Resort BOM   Tue Mar 16, 2010 6:22 am

March 1st in Tasmania (& the mainland) is the official first day of Autumn. Its a mellow month, the weather usually stays pretty stable and the first fall colours start to show slowly but surely. The apples are ripening and the orchardists have giant stacks of wooden crates set out reading for picking to begin which is done by hand. In the wild the blackberries are turning fat and black on their canes, the birds and possums have a veritable feast.


Some of our maples have begun to develop red leaves and the crab apples are weighted down with their beautiful ruby red fruits



The wallabies have their joeys out of their pouches as do the wombats, adorable animals that are firm favourites in our family.




So this month the block features a mama and baby wombat out and about on a windy day with fall leaves swirling all around, a tribute to favourite animals and my favourite season. I hope you enjoy the block


Glorias ever so cute block


Pencil version

pattern
mar.pdf

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PostSubject: Re: Quilters Last Resort BOM   Tue Mar 16, 2010 9:14 am

Thanks Gimpy,
I have offically started Blk 1. I'm going to do 2 of each 1 applique and one embroidery.
I haven't decided if I'm going to use colored pencils on the applique yet, I will see when I get it done. Are you going to post that October block you redid soon. I'll post pics when I get the first block done.
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PostSubject: Re: Quilters Last Resort BOM   Tue Mar 16, 2010 4:22 pm

I havent forgotten the october block, I havent finished embroidering it, have got behind with everything going on, might work on it today, Im tired and dont feel like doing a lot of work and still have a headache so it might be peaceful to sit and work on my little devils :-)

I cant wait to see your blocks coolsmiley

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PostSubject: Re: Quilters Last Resort BOM   Tue Mar 16, 2010 7:26 pm

I'm about half way done with the embroidered one!
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PostSubject: Re: Quilters Last Resort BOM   Tue Mar 16, 2010 7:56 pm

I just scanned the alternate october block but the mouse on that computer is acting up, its skipping all over the place and doing its own thing, I cant control the cursor. i took the batteries out and replaced them, same thing, darned if I know whats going on but its frustrating, grrrrr

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PostSubject: Re: Quilters Last Resort BOM   Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:11 am

Awesome blocks you are designing Gimpy..I hope we leave this up for a while like for next winter.. I am trying to catch up on so much and now these block swaps...uh...am I nuts.. I have a friend that collects wombats.. she lives in Sydney but is moving soon.. she would love this..

the blocks look fantastic.. Golo you are aaaaamazing (as Ellen would say with Maybeline make up)
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PostSubject: Re: Quilters Last Resort BOM   Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:51 am

Deb you cant get any of the blocks you dont have from me anytime, just pm or email me and I can send the files :-) Next month is the final block in the series but I will most likely post it in the next week as I will be away I think over easter

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PostSubject: Re: Quilters Last Resort BOM   Tue Mar 23, 2010 5:32 pm

With easter just around the corner and I will be away I thought I better get aprils block uploaded for you.

April in Tasmania is mid Autumn, the days are tending more towards overcast than sunny in ratio and the mornings are crispy, many with frosts. This month also sees our Anzac Day on the 25th to honour the Returned Service Men and Women who fought to protect our freedom and way of life. The Easter holidays are also occurring this month which is one of the biggest most popular breaks in Australia. It’s the last long weekend before winter sets in and being 4 days long, well, camping is the big thing.

In Australia chocolate goodies are everywhere packing the shelves, from foil-wrapped wombats to traditional style eggs and if I’m lucky I may even find a rare and elusive marshmallow bunny rolled in toasted coconut – if I’m lucky!!! They are a childhood favourite of mine: oh how I miss them! We have an odd quirk here in Australia: we tend to like our candy in the form of animals, especially the wildlife LOL. We eat jelly dinosaurs, native animals, koalas, snakes, rats, pythons, spiders and even a jelly scorpion can be bought. We also eat chocolate frogs. Frogs come as solid chocolate or with crème filling (strawberry or peppermint). Then there are the chocolate wombats, mice, ladybugs and beetles (Bertie Beetle has rice puffs mixed in him) and even a caramel koala.



The Caramello Koala looks kinda worried doesn’t he? But the frogs look happy enough, LOL!



Even wrappers are animal themed, furry friends are yummy!!

Even cookies don’t escape: we love teddy bears biscuits big and small. We even make luxury handmade candy that export overseas, some of it in odd animal shapes like these guys going to Asia


Hmmmmm, it occurs to me if its animal shaped it’s a sure seller. ROFLMAO!

We also fundraise with animal candy: “Hey, eat a Bilby to help save them” which brings me to this month’s block. In Australia we have an endangered native animal, its cute as a button and its under threat of extinction, mainly due to the loss of habitat and direct competition in its environment from the introduced European rabbit. Its cuter than a boring old rabbit too. Soooooooo, come easter many aussies aren’t to friendly towards the whole easter bunny concept, hence some clever chocolatiers came up with a way to fund raise and appease the ire of environmentalistically minded but dedicated chocolate eaters – they make chocolate bilbies, our very own native version of the easter bunny.


Who needs a European feral animal when we have our own shy soft gentle aussie Bilby?


This months block features our very own native Bilby cautiously checking out a commercialised European easter bunny, who would you prefer??


Go Bilby Go, Oi Oi Oi !!!!


Here is Golos magical block for April, again thank you Golo for embroidering a set to share here


Here is the pencil version


Here is the link to download the pattern, enjoy

apr.pdf

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PostSubject: Re: Quilters Last Resort BOM   Tue May 04, 2010 8:25 am

My Aussie quilt is completed... Thanks Gimpy for such nice blocks.... I really love the finished quilt and so does DH so I gave it to him.... I don't think the pictures does it justice...but its the best my camera does...


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"Brenda Ueland "

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PostSubject: Re: Quilters Last Resort BOM   Tue May 04, 2010 6:24 pm

Oh Golo its beautiful, really striking and very ochre earthy tones make me think of the Red Centre, Alice Springs, Ayres Rock areas right away. Love that you put the animal names at the bottom of each block, great thinking and tickled pink DH likes it enough that you gifted it to him.

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PostSubject: Re: Quilters Last Resort BOM   Tue May 04, 2010 10:36 pm

I was going to do a black binding, but I had already cut out the other fabric and had it ready so I used it, but I think the black would have set it off more... DH doesn't know the difference so I guess it doesn't really matter...

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So you see, imagination needs moodling - long, inefficient, happy idling, dawdling and puttering.
"Brenda Ueland "

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