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November Lotto - How Charming - Almost Closed
TeresaK Send a Message
CA High Desert
WOW PALS did we ever have a very sweet month filled with adorable festive fabrics that were perfect for these blocks. You ALL did a FABulous job stitching up some beauties. I can see the LOVE you put into each one.
With these being such an easy quick blocks I decided to have the * picker choose 5 names this month - YEA!!! CONGRATULATIONS go to ...
* FLO - Florence
* MEPEACE2 - Katy (Could be those extra tickets for bring a friend :)
* Oasis - Linda (YEA!!!)
* Secret Santa #1 - Nope sorry can't tell :)
* Secret Santa #2 - Nope sorry still can't tell :)

WELCOME ALL!!! It is MERRY November!!!! Time to be THANKFUL and ENJOY the HOLIDAY Season with your Friends and Family. EVERYONE is WELCOME!!! So find a friend (5 tickets each) and come join the FUN!!!

THIS is the LAST TIME to Play if you are a SECRET SANTA. Please PM me for it to be a SECRET!! If you WIN your blocks will be sent to your ELF.

* This is NOT a SWAP. It is a place to practice and enjoy making new or old blocks and luckily WINNING enough to make a FABulous QUILT!!!!
* Sign-ups let me know who wants to enjoy stitching some blocks unless Life Happenings get in the way.
* COMMUNICATION is the Key. There is NO stupid question so please ask away and let everyone know how you are doing.
We will be stitching up 2 blocks to make this "How Charming" Christmas quilt. You will be using a ...
* 4-Patch Block (please use (4) 5" squares)
* Make a Square in a Square block: (1) 5" square; a 1.5" x 23.5" strips Coordinating fabric to sew around the square and (2) 6" triangles cut on the diagonal).
SEW Let the FUN BEGIN!!!! PLEASE FOLLOW ALL DIRECTIONS or you will be ripping out and that is SEW NOT FUN!!!

DIRECTIONS: YOU MUST MAKE A TEST BLOCK - I need to re-do mine as I stupidly did not square up to 6.5" before adding my (not the right size) triangles - Oh my, my. Now I need to frog :(
* Block size: 9" x 9" (DO NOT SQUARE-UP to 9", Please)
* Coordinating Fabrics: Polka Dots, Stars, Straight Cut Stripes, etc
* The ONLY Solid you will need is Kona Cotton White. I picked up some from JoAnns 784626014114 (OR) a GOOD Quality WHITE (not off white) Solid. I almost goofed.

* CHECK YOUR MEASUREMENTS - Blocks MUST BE ABLE to be Squared to 9"
* PLEASE DO NOT Square up your blocks.
* PLEASE add your Address Label to the FRONT Corner of each block
* Place ALL blocks in ONE LARGE BAGGIE.
* The Kitty is paying this month as a MERRY CHRISTMAS and in Thankfulness of your generousity over the year!!!!!

WAYS to RECEIVE your WINNING tickets ...
* 1 ticket = (optional) WHO was/is your FIRST BEST FRIEND
* 1 ticket = Let me know you are interested
* 1 ticket = for every SET of 9" NON-Squared up blocks
* 1 ticket = Post a picture of your FIRST block
* 3 tickets = Be a SECRET SANTA
* 3 tickets = Post a TRACKING NUMBER by November 27th
* 5 tickets = bring a friend and you both send blocks

TeresaK - Teresa ... 5 sets; BF; no trk needed :)
Secret Santa #1 ... 9 sets; BF; Trk
WeSignificant - Valerie - 8 sets; FB; Trk
mepeace2 - Katy ... 6 sets; BF; Trk
Behappy83 - Shirley ... 3 sets; Trk
Secret Santa #2 ... 8 sets; BF; Trk
Rose92 - Linda W ... 8 sets; BF; Trk
Oasis - Linda S ... 8 Sets; BF; Trk
FlorenceM - Flo ... 8 sets; BF; Trk

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10/19/2017 11:27:40 AM
TeresaK Send a Message
CA High Desert
GrannyParlor (Pat) - WELCOME BACK!! You have had a long journey to get through and I am thrilled your dear hubby is now in remission. You are always welcome :) :) :)

Caroline1947 (Caroline) Now that the thread is up and running I hope you will be able to join us. Wish you lived closer as you would always be welcome to share my fabs.

My first best friend that I can remember was when I was in the 5th grade and we had just moved to New Canaan, CT from NYC. We were both were playing the violin in the Orchestra . We had so much FUN goofing off playing runs but also playing and practicing together. I really missed her when we moved to Greenwich, CT.

Looking forward to hearing stories and seeing your JOYOUS blocks this month!!! FINGERS CROSSED for you ALL!!!!

*** REMEMBER - The Kitty is paying this month as a MERRY CHRISTMAS to you ALL and in Thankfulness for your generousity over the year!!!!!

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10/27/2017 12:38:51 PM
mepeace2 Send a Message
I will give this a shot. But need to get white. I think charm squares will work

My best friend is Shirley. My best quilt buddy.
10/27/2017 4:31:03 PM
Thinking, looking for what I may have left in Xmas fabric.
10/28/2017 7:16:54 AM
Oasis Send a Message
West Coast
I LOVE this pattern Teresa! Had not seen it before. Already have a quilt in mind for the pattern. ;)

I would like to join for the November Lotto.

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10/28/2017 10:56:13 AM
Oasis Send a Message
West Coast
Here are 2 sets. I have ordered more Christmas fabric, so will make more when it arrives:

10/28/2017 10:58:59 AM
TeresaK Send a Message
CA High Desert
WELCOME BACK Linda!!! I always LOVE when I hear that my choice is making Pals Happy. Great blocks you posted!!! Hope you enjoy the journey of finding some festive Christmas fabrics to play with :) :)

Valerie - Hope you also find some wonderful Christmas fabrics. Wish you lived closer so we could sew together :)

Katy - I am happy to know you are feeling better, enough to join us this month.

Secret Santa #1 - WELCOME!!! That is a great BF story. I don't dare post it though. Don't want to give you away.

*** I watched the video again especially the section where El sews the triangles on and then squares it up to 9" - not 9.5".
So AFTER you sew your triangles on please TEST your block to see if it measures 9" giving you your quarter inch seam on ALL sides.

Happy Stitching to you ALL!!!!

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10/28/2017 10:36:15 PM
Teresa has approved my fabric so I will do 8 blocks
10/29/2017 8:29:03 AM
TeresaK Send a Message
CA High Desert
Valerie - It was a joy to be woken up with a picture of Splendid Christmas fabrics and you joining us this month. Merry Stitching :) :)
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10/29/2017 10:30:40 AM
mepeace2 Send a Message
Six sets done except for white LOL My girlfriend Shirley will be sending some. She is my best friend. Is it all right to include with mine???????????????
10/29/2017 1:04:01 PM
My sample block

10/29/2017 1:34:36 PM
FlorenceM Send a Message
Miller, Mo
Hi Teresa! count me in!

10/29/2017 5:44:22 PM
4 sets done, 4 more done except the white. Think I will break for a bit and go work on my CEU's.
10/29/2017 6:14:21 PM
I almost forgot! My first best friend that I remember was when I was still in Germany. Her parents were our landlord and we lived above her. Her name was Rosie. (I am sure her german name was something else and Rosie what we called her). I was too young to go to American Kindergarten so I got to go with Rosie to the German school. Run by nuns. 8 - 4 during the week and 8 - 12 on Saturday. I still have what is left of a little tiny village we were given as a gift for singing in the Christmas show at school. That was about 57 yrs ago! The song we sang was Kling Glocken or Ring Little Bell. My Dad used to play it for me every Christmas and then ask me if I remembered it. He has since moved to Washington with the youngest child so he doesn't play it for me anymore. I should find it on You Tube and play it for myself.
10/29/2017 6:22:17 PM
TeresaK Send a Message
CA High Desert
Oh Katy - HOW FUN to have Shirley make some blocks with you. She can send them directly to me.
* Shirley are you able to send me a picture for us to see? You get a ticket if you do - YEA!!! Katy has my email in case you need help.

Welcome FLO!!! Very Happy you are with us this month!!!!! Have FUN Stash Diving!!

Valerie - Your fabrics look even more festive now that they are in your blocks. I would LOVE IT if you were able to find the song and post it here. We would be able to share in the tiny part of your life so many years ago. How blessed you are to be able to remember it through your dad.

REMEMBER EVERYONE: DO NOT square any blocks up after you stitch them. The winners do that when they are ready to be put together.

DON'T FORGET to BRING A FRIEND!!!! You will recieve FIVE "GOLDEN" TICKETS if you both send blocks!!!

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10/29/2017 10:25:36 PM
Here you go Teresa!

Kling, Glöckchen, klingelingeling,
kling, Glöckchen, kling!
Laßt mich ein, ihr Kinder,
ist so kalt der Winter,
öffnet mir die Türen,
lasst mich nicht erfrieren!
Kling, Glöckchen, klingelingeling,
kling, Glöckchen, kling!

Kling, Glöckchen, klingelingeling,
Kling, Glöckchen, kling!
Mädchen, hört, und Bübchen,
macht mir auf das Stübchen,
bring euch viele Gaben,
sollt euch dran erlaben.
Kling, Glöckchen, klingelingeling,
kling, Glöckchen, kling!

Kling, Glöckchen, klingelingeling,
kling, Glöckchen, kling!
Hell erglühn die Kerzen,
öffnet mir die Herzen!
Will drin wohnen fröhlich,
frommes Kind, wie selig.
Kling, Glöckchen, klingelingeling,
kling, Glöckchen, kling!
10/30/2017 4:24:33 AM
8 sets all done! Now to mail.
Don't forget the BF by my name
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10/30/2017 6:22:19 AM
TeresaK Send a Message
CA High Desert
WOW Valerie!!!! I knew this block would be easy but you are really quick. Looks like I had the perfect timing for you to stitch up some block and we haven't even reached NOVEMBER!!!
Now to find a video of the song to go with the words. Thank you!!!

Just got word from Katy that with her help, Shirley was able to sign up as a Member of QIAD as BeHappy83 - WELCOME SHIRLEY!!!! For me I am blessed to have Rob be my GoTo guy for my computer. If it weren't for him I would not have one. So many glitches here and there that he fixes. I am thrilled that Katy is your bestest friend and was able to help you become a member and now enjoy the FUN!!!
Thank you Katy for being an AWESOME FRIEND!!!!
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10/30/2017 7:36:27 AM
I will have DGS do that when I get home Teresa. I don't know how to do it.


Will see if this worked.
10/31/2017 6:07:00 AM
It worked!
10/31/2017 6:07:32 AM
TeresaK Send a Message
CA High Desert
YEA!!! Thank you Valerie 🙌🙌🙌🙌 That is a wonderful song! Jamie's DS and family just moved from Germany to CA. I will have to see if I can get Vera to sing it to me.

Moving along slow and steady here. I hope you all are having a Merry time stitching 😀😀😀😀😀
11/2/2017 8:55:40 AM
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