Sunday, February 24, 2013

It's All About Me!


You must constantly ask yourself these questions: Who am I around? What are they doing to me? What have they got me reading? What have they got me saying? Where do they have me going? What do they have me thinking? And most important, what do they have me becoming? Then ask yourself the big question: Is that okay? Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change. 
Jim Rohn





It is my turn at last to share with you on the fun blog hop.  Thanks go to Madame of Samm Sew We Quilt for her great leadership and Marlene of Stitchin by the Lake who is the cheerleader for this fun blog hop.  Without the great design from Amy Bradley we would not be having this fun!  Her work is so delightful!

If you are new to my blog I hope you will take a few minutes to look around and get to know me.  You can find out a little more about me in the side bar.  More of my story is in my interview here at the Quilting Gallery.  There are a few FREE patterns I have designed that are available in the previous blog hop posts that are featured in the side bar too. 

Without further delay here is my quilt.  I think it turned out cute.  I even managed to match most of the stripes in the border.  No perfectionist tendencies here at all.  LOL


I decided to pillowcase it and skip the binding 


I really wasn't going too much for a self portrait


Seed beads on the pincushion

Gold metallic thread frames the glasses


I'm having a giveaway for a pack of THANGLES.  If you would like a chance to win leave a comment about your favorite method for making triangles.

A second chance to win is available to my followers, old or new that leave another comment about how they follow me.

I will soon be hitting the 100 posts milestone and I'm planning another giveaway then.  I also have a really NICE giveaway planned for a little later in the year of an EQ7 program.  It will only be for my followers.  So you can see it could be to your advantage to join me in my quilting adventures this year.

Drawing winner will be announced March 1.

Be sure to visit the other blogs featured today.  Here's the list:

Quilting Lines that's me!




























136 comments:

  1. I love that your green stripies almost all line up -- I have tried this in the past with little success. My favorite triangle method os taking the squares and drawing the center line and then stiching on either side to have 2 finished HST when finished. I recently fot a 12 inch 60 degree ruler but haven't taken it out for a spin yet.

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  2. Oh my gosh..that is fanatical. I love your groovy gran. My method for triangles is the old... draw a line on the diagonal through the centre of a square.

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  3. Love your "you" and the highlights in your hair! I use the Tiger Tape for making my HSTs. Thank you for sharing.

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  4. My favorite method of making triangles is....
    ... to avoid them *lol*

    Sorry, I never made some before, but they are on my to do list.

    I love your fabric choices.

    Greetings,
    Tina

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  5. Love your ME...what great fabrics! Good Job! HST? hmmm...I've tried pretty much every which way...every paper...every ruler (well, probably not Every)...and usually go back to basics marking squares on the diagonal,stitching and cutting.

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  6. Great background and I love those glasses! I just draw a line into the square.

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  7. She is really cute, thanks for sharing, I am new but quite enjoyed making half square triangles.

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  8. I am already a follower through GFC.

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  9. Great job matching those stripes!

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  10. Beautiful work! I usually just mark my squares on the diagonal, place them right sides together, stitch 1/4 in either side of the line, then rotary cut. Always eager to learn a new technique though :-)

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  11. Your work is wonderful with all these stripes. Thanks for sharing

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  12. Love how your stripes match up, that must have been hard work! I have only made triangles once and that was just two squares together and mark the diagonal.

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  13. Good morning...you did join your stripes and the embellishments is what makes it you, very cute...I also use thangles...have a great day.....

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  14. You have a great blog and I am a new follower...

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  15. Very cute. I especially like the zigzag behind her.

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  16. Hi Patricia..you are far pretty than your lady....great stitching...and love those beads for pins..clever

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  17. Love your background fabric! So cool!

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  18. Me too!! That background fabric rocks!

    I don't make quilts with triangles...but if I had some Thangles I might try.

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  19. Thanks for sharing your mini-quilt. To make triangles, I usually layer 2 squares, draw a line from corner to corner, sew 1/4" away both sides of the line & cut on the line. I also like cutting 2 large squares, layering them, sewing 1/4" around each edge, then cutting corner to corner both ways. The edges are bias, but I spray the fabric before sewing & have no problems.

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  20. Great looking lady! I never even thought about matching the border stripes! GReat job!

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  21. Nicely done! Love the glasses and the stripes match so well. Your lady is fabulous!

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  22. It came out great and those fabrics are really wild.

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  23. How pretty! You did a great job on those stripes and also on the color choices!

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  24. I Love your lady! And I totally love the quote you used, which I'd never heard before!

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  25. Great job on your gal! I don't really have a favorite method of creating triangles...I guess I've never slowed down enough to consider how I make them.

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  26. Thangles. That is very interesting. I do the square method and sew 1/4 inch on both sides which works very well. That looks like it would save more time. Thanks for the tip. Thanks for having it as your give away.

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  27. I am now a follower and am anxious to see what you will be doing in the future. I post my piece tomorrow and am also having a give away.

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  28. Very nice piece....this has been a fun hop....I like using the place the ruler on your strip width and keep flipping down the strip. For hsts; the 1/4 inch ruler is great!

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  29. Rosemary B here: Yours is superb! I love the bright perky colors. You can display this proudly. LOVE the quote, but I am a quote collector... this one is very relevant to the day, I think....
    Well, I do not know what a thangle is but it sounds like a great measuring tool, I am guessing. I do not own one that is certain.
    I make triangles by making a pattern on a plastic sheet, then I measure it a zillion times to make sure it is correct.
    Thank you for the give away opportunity, and most of all thank you for sharing your marvelous creation

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  30. Rosemary B here: following now!

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  31. Following on google friend connect. My fav way for HSTs is thangles or triangles on a roll. I remember having to mark grids on the back of the lighter of the two fabrics to ever want to go back to that, LOL though think of what an innovation THAT idea was at the time!

    You may have stuck to the basics (I did too) but the fabrics really make this sing. I can't imagine how you go the stripe in the border to match up so well! The zigzag background fabric must be the bias to the 10th power, LOL.

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  32. Love your glasses, great job. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  33. The only way I know to make HSTs is to take two squares and to place them face to face. Draw a pencil line from corner to corner on one side of them and then sew along that line. Then I take my ruler and line up the ruler along the 1/4" inch mark along that same line and cut one side off leaving a 1/4" seam. I save those triangles and of course I sew those together with my 1/4" foot and those make a smaller HST square. It is especially nice when I am making MANY HSTs. I can make a little mat to match a project.

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  34. I have never done a TRi angle.. or THANGLES I am in the hop too.

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  35. I love all the stripes you used. Great lady!!
    I normally make HST by sewing on both sides of a diagonal line drawn from corner to corner.

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  36. Wow! Your stripes are perfect and your little character is very cute!

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  37. How cute and I love the stripe you used for the dress! Thanks for sharing and I'm a follower.

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  38. I love how you pillowcased your quilt. I have never tried it. But I think I will...... love how she turned out!

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  39. Following along via GFC & email. conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  40. Great job on the project. Love that green fabric you used fo rthe background. conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  41. you did a great job! love the gold trimmed glasses and the fun green fabric.

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  42. I like your lady! I haven't made any blocks with triangles yet, I am too new at this. lol Thanks for the giveaway. vickise at gmail dot com

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  43. I am a follower via email. thanks again, vickise at gmail dot com

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  44. beautiful lady! hum triangle.. when i do triangle i usully sew diagonal on square to make hst. if not... messy corner!
    thank's for the chance to win and for hopping with us. have a nice week

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  45. Love your quilt. She is gorgeous. I typically use the tried and true method for HST - ie: 2 squares - R. side together, draw a line down the middle and sew a scant 1/4" on either side. A bit time consuming, but it works for me. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity on the draw. bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  46. I use the old method of a diagonal line and sewing on both sides etc. Love your creation.

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  47. I really love your little quilt. I have watched demo's on the Thangles. Would love to try them. I use the marking method. Thanks

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  48. Love the biased look!! I cut my triangles with a ruler.

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  49. Love the bright green! Electrifying! (Love bright colors so of course love this!)

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  50. You did a great job. Love your colors.

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  51. Love it. Your borders line up perfectly. That was a challenge for me, that's for sure!

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  52. Love your lady and all of those stripes very neat and well done .

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  53. Love the way you matched up the fabric. I am one of your followers.

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  54. She is cute and the stripes are awesome!!

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  55. I love your blog posting and your project. You did a lot of planning to get your borders to line up like that. Thanks for the fun time.

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  56. 2. I love second chances. I am already a follower.

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  57. ANother great lady and your borders turned out great. I have used thangles and like them a lot but I have heard of a ruler that works really well too so I am researching that.

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  58. I had NO favorite way of making triangles, but these thangles look amazing!

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  59. I like to use strips and an EZ angle to do triangles I have pretty good success.

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  60. Very cute lady. I usually make half-square triangles or follow the pattern I am using.

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  61. I am a new follower. I usually follow on dashboard.

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  62. You look great in stripes and I love that background fabric , really gives it pizzaz ! I actually love to use Thangles , made a quilt last year that required a ton of HST's and they were a real bonus so would love to win . I am a follower.

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  63. Wow! How did you get those stripes to line up???
    I usually put 2 squares together, draw a line across the diagonal and stitch 1/4" from the line. The cut apart on the drawn line!

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  64. I like your gal with her sparkly glasses. Nice.

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  65. I'm not sure if this method has a name, but here's what I do. I cut two squares and place them right sides together. I draw a diagonal line on the back of one of the squares, and then sew a seam 1/4" on either side of the drawn line. I cut on the drawn line and I end up with two triangle squares.

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  66. Those stripes! Oh my goodness, those green stripes are impressive. I would not have the patience to make them line up like that. Love your lady, too! Good job!

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  67. she lookin' a little retro
    great job
    My fav way to do triangles has been using the Square in a Square ruler system but I would love to try out the thangles
    in stitches

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  68. Love your Biased Babe! I do the 1" larger squares together, draw a line down the middle and sew 1/4" on either side, cut apart and square up to the proper size. I have never tried thangles, but I would love to give them a shot!

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  69. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway! Thangles are my favorite way to make HST!

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  70. The lave is very nice with that cool glasses.
    I cut two squares and place them right sides together. I draw a diagonal line on the back of one of the squares, and then sew a seam 1/4" on either side of the drawn line. I cut on the drawn line and I end up with two triangle squares.

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  71. I follow you via GFC.Thanks!!

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  72. I just read a nice tip today on making triangles I may have to try it.

    http://butterflyangels.wordpress.com/2013/02/25/a-quick-tip/

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  73. Totally cute wall hanging - really clever. I think I'll follow you - sounds like fun.

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  74. Hi!!! Very cute!!! Love the glasses!!!

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  75. I am mostly in the avoiding them camp but I will get brave eventually!

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  76. Love the gold stitching on the glasses - and what a great giveaway! I actually use Thangles all the time so I can say without a doubt that they are great. :) blessings, marlene

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  77. I am a follower and follow with Google FC and Reader.

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  78. Your "Me" is is zippy with all those stripes. Love that crazy ziggy-zaggy wallpaper and the bling sunglasses.

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  79. With that green stripe border and no Type A personality there is there!! Nicely done. Jane

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  80. LOL I bet if you didn't match those stripes up so nicely it would have drove you up the wall. You did an amazing job!

    ktreve (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  81. Wonderful perfect biased lady, thanks for sharing.

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  82. Very sweet!! Thanks for sharing in the blog hop!

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  83. Very nice block. Love the embelishments.

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  84. I am a new follower by email and by google.

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  85. Hmm, I usually do the two squares and draw a line down the middle and sew 1/4 seam on both sides and cut on the drawn line.

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  86. I am a new follower by google friend connect and Networked Blogs.

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  87. I usually make triangles by cutting two squares, drawing a line diagonally and sew on each side. I have used thangles or triangles on a roll, and I really liked that method!

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  88. It's so cute...thank you for sharing with us and being so generous.

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  89. Cute really like your background fabric thanks Becky
    derry04@yahoo.com

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  90. I follow e-mail and GFC Thanks again Becky
    derry04@yahoo.com

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  91. A job well done. I like the gold metallic thread you used and the seed beads are a great touch. Great idea to pillowcase it. I love your choice of fabrics. I like your choice of fabrics. You did a great job of picking fabrics for the theme and yet not getting them where they are screaming! I really like the gold metallic in the hair.

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  92. very cute.
    im still a newbie and have not yet ventured into triangles.

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  93. I became a new follower. For triangles, I usually, take a square and sew the 1/4" on each side of the diagonal and then cut on the diagonal. For a long time, I didn't realize that I needed to square up the new squares. I wasn't taught that and I guess whoever taught me (whether in a class, book, or pattern) thought it was square enough (at least for government work). I'm doing a block of the month through a LQS and one of the clerks is doing a monthly demo of the blocks. She loves the triangles on a roll. A friend and I bought a roll together last month. I haven't tried them yet as I didn't have enough fabric for one of my two blocks. Saturday she reiterated how much she likes using the paper for the triangles, so I guess I'll sure give that a try. She does beautiful work. You are very generous with your giveaway. I hope you continue to do blog hops and inspire us.

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  94. I have been drawing a diagonal line on the back side of a square of fabric then place 2 squares RST and the drawn line on the top, stitch 1/4 inch from both sides of the line, then cut on the drawn line. Thanks for participating in the blog hop. Love all these personalized quilts!

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  95. Love the work!! a newbie here and loving the blogs!! Thanks for sharing your blog1!

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  96. triangles on a roll is my favorite "tool" for making half square triangles!

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  97. Love that background!! It is terrific!

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  98. Great job. Love the choice of fabrics.
    I'm new to quilting and have been using the June Tailor Perfect HST ruler. Never heard of thangles. I love learning about new things (even if they are just 'new to me')
    Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win.

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  99. Sweet and totally rad:) haha!!!!

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  100. I am a new follower:
    louster388@.......

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  101. I love how your stripes match! It reminds me of my mother who wouldn't buy anything made out of a stripe or plaid that didn't match. Needless to say, we didn't wear many purchased items, but lots of homemade and precisely matched plaids & stripes! LOL! Great job!
    I still draw a line and chain piece my HST's down both sides of the line. I recently took part in an HST exchange and used Laundry Basket Quilts HST Paper that was pretty easy.

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  102. She came out really nice. I love the colors you used, the greens are awesome. I'm glad I'm not the only one who has striped hair. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  103. Your project is fabulous! My favorite method is using Thangles, but I usually do draw lines down the center and sew on both sides. Thanks for sharing and the give away.

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  104. Pretty new to quilting....make my triangles ...diagonal line down center...sew on each side...cut in half. Wella! Would looove to try Thangles!!

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  105. I've been a follower for awhile...thru GFC.

    Thanks for chance to win your Drawing! :)

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  106. Hi Patricia, my triangles are made by two pieces of fabric right sides together, line down the centre, sew both sides of the line and cut along the line! Sometimes they turn out really well and sometimes they don't!!!!!! Love your mini quilt and thanks for sharing and the Giveaway. Susie x

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  107. I am also now a follower Susie x

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  108. I like your biased lady and you did a great job on the border matching! I make triangles by marking the diagonal, stitching and cutting.

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  109. I'm a follower ;-)
    Thanks for the giveaway. I'd like to try Thangles.

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  110. I wish I had a favourite method for making triangles, but I am still looking!

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  111. She's wonderful, very nice stitching on the letters, what's your secret? They look perfect!
    My favourite method is to sew 2 squares together twice and cut on the diagonal.
    Thank you for the chance :)

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