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Two progress shots of the same quilt? No!
the top one is Merrill's, the bottom is mine. 

Yesterday Merrill & Sabrina came over for a play date, but the moms ended up playing more than the kids!


Merrill started her diamond star about a month ago, not really sure if she was going to like it, but man, she got obsessed pretty quickly. :)  So quickly that she started to get bored of her own scraps so we arranged a playdate for her to paw through my stash.  I have been offering to share fabric since I found out she quilted when we met last year.  I said, "come over, I have a lot of fabric.."  But over the phone she politely hesitated that she didn't want to just take my fabrics.  Haha!  once we got cozy and gave the kids some toys, I brought over my bin of fat quarters for her to start with.  After that she went through the drawer of "less than FQ" scraps, as I pulled brights from my shelves of yardage.  Some point in the middle she got a bit overwhelmed and said she totally didn't feel bad about taking my fabric anymore, I clearly had enough to share. 
Oh, and I was happy to do so!  It was so nice to have another quilter in the house!


 Even though she's blogless, Merrill said she'd join the quilt-along anyway.  It really amazes me how many of my friends are spending their time piecing the same quilt as I am.  Our playdate definitely renewed my interest in Travel Q#3, and I basted more diamonds this morning.  Once my quilts are all ready for next week's quilt show, I'll try to spend a bit more time on this one.  They grow fast if you let them..

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  1. Let's us diamond EPP-ers have a fabric swap! Although I need 6 x same fabric for mine, and you guys are doing all scrappy... Maybe we can work it out. Your quilts look great! I can't decide if they look more tumbling blocks or white stars!

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  2. What fun you are having!! Thanks - your quilts look wonderful and it was fun to see little George in his camping hat!! Looks like Sabrina is thinking about taking up quilting too!

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  3. Those twin quilts are so lovely, it makes me want to try EPP... maybe when I finish the two I'm in the middle of! :-)

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  4. If I hadn't sworn off hexagons, I'd sure love to try this!
    Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.

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  5. The diamond stars look fabulous and the babies are beautiful!

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