Saturday, October 20, 2018

2018 project list wk42

I worked in it within the last week it’s in red (now I’ve added links to most too)

QUILTS

#1 (2012) giraffe wall hangingTOP IS DONE!

#2 (2012) hexies- 43 flowers

#3 (2012?) Hidden forest Quilt

#4 (2013?) Peanut pics on fabric – no plan yet

#5(Oct 2015) Women of the bible#3 – DONE! here

#6 (Jan 2016) Quilt art mystery BOM- May printed (I may donate these?!)

#7 (April 2016) Sunbonnet Sue embroidered blocks RSC16- DONE! here

#8 (Aug 2016) Mini Ohio Star RSC16- DONE! here

#9 (August 2017) EPP Milifori- DONE!

#10 (July 2017) Round Robin- DONE! here

#11 (Nov 2017) Binding strip quilt – DONE!

#12 (Nov 2017) QUBE 2018 QAL 6” QUBE  blue -DONE! here

#13 (Nov 2017) QUBE 2018 QAL 8” TULA PINK- DONE! here

#14 (Nov 2017) QUBE 2018 QAL 9” QUBE red black- DONE! here

#15 (Nov 2017) QUBE 2018 QAL 12” QUBE BATIK- DONE! here

#16 (Dec2017) Batik Qube scrappy angles blocks “circles”- DONE!

#17 (Dec 2017) Jelly roll puzzle batik quilt- DONE! here

#18 (Dec 2017) Patriotic QUBE quilt for Mccall’s- DONE here

#19 (Jan 2018) Accuquilt Colorado Block quilt- DONE here

#20 (Jan 2018) Cardtrick quilt – DONE

#21 (Jan 2018) Friendship star table topper- DONE here

#22 (Jan 2018) Prarie Queen pillow- DONE here

#23 (Jan 2018) Grunge Love quilt- DONE and mailed

#24 (Feb 2018) New technique for IB- DONE! here

#25 (Feb) Mini Love IB- DONE here or here

#26 (Feb) maple Leaf quilt- DONE here

#27 (Feb) scrappy Qube quilt- DONE!

#28 (Feb)- April blog hop 30 blocks- DONE! here

#29 (Mar) IB April Vintage quilt- DONE! here

#30 (Mar) Heart picnic quilt- DONE here

#31 (Jan) US Bea top- DONE! here

#32 (Mar) scrappy QUBE quilt brown black – DONE! here

#33 (rainbow blocks) sister’s choice- green done

#34 (March) Baby yellow brick road batiks– DONE! here

#35 (April) April Accuquilt blog post- project done

#36 (Apr) X and + runner IB qube- DONE!

#37 (Apr) pink batik quilt- DONE!

#38 (rainbow blocks) bear claw- working on green

#39 (Apr) phone book quilt- DONE! here

#40 (May) Frog quilt- DONE! here

#41 (May) Star quilt for hop- DONE here

#42 (May) Outer space quilt for hop- DONE here

#43 (rainbow blocks) Mosaic blocks – green done

#44 (May)1 1/2” squares and snowball quilt- DONE!

#45 (May) isosceles triangle rainbow quilt- lots cut out

#46 (May) small tumbler rainbow quilt- lots cut out

#47 (May) large half hexie rainbow quilt- lots cut out

#48 (May) tiny half hexie rainbow quilt- lots cut out

#49 (May) Northwood quilt- DONE here

#50 (June) Bargello Jelly roll quilt- DONE!

#51 (June) Patriotic Chain Quilt- DONE here

#52 (June) charm hexies quilt- borders done

#53 (June) – IB secondary design quilt- DONE! here

#54 (June) mini Batik Table topper winter blue- DONE! here

#55 (June) Batik table runner brown-DONE! here or here

#56 (June) Elephant runner- DONE! here

#57 (July) elephant quilt- DONE! here

#58 (July) Tula table topper- DONE! and mailed

#59 (June) Owl quilt- DONE and mailed

#60 (June) rainbow Geese blocks (x2)- working on green

#61-62 (July)Round Robin –working on round 3 on 2nd quilt

#63-64(July)b/w and patriotic runners AQ- DONE! here

#65 (July) IB Blog hop quilt- DONE! here

#66 (July)Christmas blog hop- DONE! here

#67 (July) Accuquilt Blog post- DONE!

#68 (August)Pineapple Accuquilt- DONE

#69 (Aug) Canoe Accuquilt- DONE

#70 (Aug) Batik QUBE runner- DONE!

#71 (Aug) QUBE10 #3 table topper- DONE!

#72 (Aug) House quilt- DONE! here

#73 (Aug) Row along- DONE! here

#74 (Aug) Mini patriotic table topper- DONE! here

#75 (sept) spiderweb quilt- ready to quilt

#76 (sept) Fall runner Accuquilt- DONE!

#77 (Sept)Florence quilt-DONE and mailed

#78 (sept) Boo table topper-DONE!

#79 (Sept)Batik log cabin-top done

#80 (Sept) 2019 Row Along 6” QUBE- working on row 3

#81 (Sept) 2019 Row Along 8” QUBE- working on row 3

#82 (Sept) 2019 Row Along 9” QUBE- working on row 3

#83 (Sept) 2019 Row Along 10” QUBE- working on row 3

#84 (Sept) 2019 Row Along 12” QUBE- working on row 3

#85 (Sept) QUBE rainbow quilt- DONE! here

#86 (Sept) Star batik quilt DONE! here

CLOTHES

#1 (May)6T Primrose dress Sonja- sewing some pieces together

CRAFTS

#1(Sept 2013) farm animal panel- don’t know what to do with it yet, if it’s a quilt or a bag/pillow?

#2 (August 2017) Birthday pillow- quilted, need to add backing and stuff it

#3 (Sept 2017) #5 Kennel batik quilt- DONE! here

#4-5 (Jan) 2 funky friends for Island Batik- DONE!

#5 (Feb 2018) LOVE pillow for Accuquilt- DONE!

#6 (Feb) heart potholders- DONE! here

#7 and 8 (Feb) 2 more Kennel quilts- DONE!

#9 (March) Potholder April- DONE shower here

#10 (Mar) Craft is art bag- DONE! here

#11 (Apr) multi+ purse pincushion- DONE

#12-13 two batik embroidered pincushions- DONE

#14 (May) pentagon fabric ball- DONE

#15 (May) EPP pincushion- DONE

#16-17 (June) 2 sets of potholders – DONE! Frog here owls here black here bowtie here flowers here

#18-19 (June) 2 more pincushions DONE! here

#19-20 (July)Frozen Panels- 2 pillows done

#21 (July) qube star pillow- DONE! here

#22 (Aug) tulip FPP pincushion- DONE! here

#23 (Aug) Pin it, pincushion- DONE!

#24 (Aug) mini owl- DONE!

#25 (Sept) Lots of eyeglass cases –DONE! here

#26 (Sept) Midmonth potholder strips- DONE! here

#27 (Sept) Jelly roll rug- DONE! here

#28 (Sept) Mini purses ITH- 3 done

#29 (sept) Mouse- ITH DONE! here

#30-31 (Sept) ITH dolls- DONE here

#32 (sept) needle case EPP-DONE here

#33-34 (Sept) Owl purses DONE here

#35 (Oct) Mid month potholders fall- DONE! here

Friday, October 19, 2018

Hand sewing in the storm!

So you know that last weekend we lost power because of Hurricane Michael.
well of course I was itching to sew!
So I pulled out my old bins of UFOs and I’ve had this giraffe project in a bin for several years, because I had decided to needle turn applique it! BIG MISTAKE! it’s HUGE and took forever!
I realized I only needed the two butterflies on the mommy giraffe’s ears!
(The pattern is called “My favorite earrings” by hissyfitz – I know Sandy BTW as she’s in Cary NC, so I bump into her at shows and recently she passed me on the highway, she had a vanity plate and I had my beaquilter decal, ha ha)
The pieces were almost all prepped and cut out, so it didn’t take long for me to sew one butterfly on and I was considering stopping there!
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but then I figured I might as well do both, so it fits the name of the pattern and I’ve come this far, why cut corners NOW!!
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just adorable!
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The pattern (kit) also showed border and had fabrics included, I actually did a larger border a bit skinnier as I wanted fabric leftover for the binding.
It measures 44” x 46” (hard to tell it’s not square)
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Now I need to think about how to quilt it!

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Did you see the new releases from Accuquilt?

DID you see the 5 new dies released by Accuquilt?
I’ve known about these for a bit, he he…. couldn’t wait until they got released!
First there’s the Spring Medley die
Wait until you see the project I made with this and the fall Medley die!

This was one die that GO owners were jealous of, when it got release for the Studio cutter but not the GO cutter, but NOW it is!
Don’t be intimidated by all the pieces, they have dog ears cut off and notches, so it’s easy to put together!
AND guess what!!
I designed and made this quilt for the pattern insert!!
(I also made a patriotic version that’s not shown on their site)
Here’s two pictures of the quilt blocks and tops
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I guess I didn’t take a picture of them side by side when they were done!
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Next is the lowercase alphabet to go with their uppercase alphabet
I’ve made two projects for their blog that’s coming later (and patterns)
Both fun!

Next Next there’s the BIG crazy quilt block die
This one just looks SEW much fun!!

Another fun die!

Oh and did you see the GO! ME!
How cute is this set to play with, with a child!
Just adorable!

Hope you check out these new dies!
(I’m an affiliate for Accuquilt, so if you buy anything thru my links, I get a small percentage, which I DO appreciate!)








Wednesday, October 17, 2018

LOOK at these KITS from CT!

Look, look, look!

I’m in Connecting threads’ catalog!

The first one is my “Nighttime by the river” pattern turned into a kit with their new “Arcadian Dusk” collection

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(picture from CT’s website)

You can buy the pattern here if you want to use your own fabrics!

(It’s FQ friendly BTW)



Next is my “Bird Watching” pattern turned into a kit with their new “Jardin de Nicolette” collection

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(picture from CT’s website)

You can also buy the pattern here if you want to use your own fabrics!


Anyways, I’m so thrilled to see these in their catalog!

I buy fabrics from then most times and love the quality and the price!


Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Mid Month potholders–FALL

It’s time for Mid-month potholders again!

Are you getting tired of them?

as you can see from the title, I was thinking FALL!

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I was actually kind of clueless as to what I wanted to do, I knew I wanted to use the fall medley die

Then I also used the 8” QUBE set, #5 from the QUBE set and #10 from the companion corners set

I didn’t really pay attention to the fabric amount, but had this sort of plaid brown FQ that I really wanted to use and that dictated how much I could cut out.

with that I cut out (8) of #10 signature blocks

Then in brown I cut out (16) of #5 triangles

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Then sewed then together, easy peasy!

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and then together into a big “X” like this for both blocks

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Then I prepped some scraps of brown and added steam a seam 2 onto the back and got out the fall medley die

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and cut out 2 leaves, I did right sides together so they are opposite

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I then removed the paper and pressed with a hot iron

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and appliqued around each leaf in a dark brown thread

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I cut out (2) 8 1/2” brown squares for the back and I also prepped hanging tags (I’ve shown these before)

Then I cut out 2 scraps of batting and 2 pieces of insulbright to fit the blocks

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I basted the hanging tags at the top of the blocks

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Then with layers of insulbright, batting, the block right side up and brown on top (right side down, but it doesn’t matter on a solid fabric) I pinned everything together and I like to double pin where I’ll have an opening

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and with a walking foot I stitched all the way around, I actually do more of a 3/8” seam, so there’s room to turn the opening seam, then trim away the batting and trim the corners

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Turn it right side out and fold in the opening and pin well

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then top stitch slowly all the way around! and VOILA!!

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try it out!!

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Monday, October 15, 2018

2018 QAL tops

WOW, what a weekend!
Hurricane Michael that hit FL panhandle and moved north hit us! lots of rain in just a few hours, then really still, then lots of wind for a few hours and LOST POWER! didn’t come back until Sunday night at 6.30pm!! ahh a shower never felt so good!
(We did go to a friend’s house Saturday to shower and charge electronics, but it’s just not the same….they DID let us borrow their generator so we plugged in the refrigerator to that, though I don’t know how much food got spoiled, we’ll probably toss cold cuts and milk and any leftovers.
Oh and to be able to flush the toilets!! that’s what we get for having a well and not city water (nasty chlorinated water) you can’t flush the toilets! so a neighbor had a hand crank well that we used to fill up old plastic bins we used to have cat food in, then you dumb that into the toilet so it almost goes to the edge and then it drains it, it’s a big pain and still those buckets empty pretty quickly, so we filled them several times! (even with yellow mellow, brown down- if you know what I mean!)
we live a mile from a highway and about another mile or two down, we saw a bunch of linemen fixing a pole since Friday, every time we drove by they were there, so Sunday afternoon we drove up and talked to a guy and he said they replaced the pole and the wires are live but they have to start them in sections or something like that, but Duke power said we’d have power Monday at midnight! but we hoped it was OUR line! (still about 3 miles away from us, but we could hope!
We then drove to our friend’s house to get water and rinse out pots, as our neighbors hand crank well stopped giving water, so….slush slush with two open buckets in the back of the car! that was fun!!
anyways shortly after we got home there was POWER!!
I almost cried!! how reliant we are on power, running water, flushing toilets, taking showers, doing laundry! A/C –heat…..ahh it feels so good now!
still prayers for the people in FL and south that lost so much!! here I’m whining over no power/water for 3.5 days!
well enough about my saga…..

Several people are finishing up the tops from the 2018 QUBE QAL!
It’s just awesome to see the results!
I don’t know if you’ve seen these yet or partially done, but here’s some fun eye candy Smile
(The QAL is above in a TAB called 2018 QUBE QAL)
Everyone did such a GREAT JOB!
debbie topmary topshelda toppamela layoutdianetop2dianetop1heather layoutmaryellen layoutsheryl final
joan top1senta topcarol layout2margararet topkathy layout2
Ready for 2019 QAL yet? I guess I’ll be good and start in January Smile

Saturday, October 13, 2018

2018 Project list wk41

I worked in it within the last week it’s in red (now I’ve added links to most too)

QUILTS

#1 (2012) giraffe wall hanging – finishing up applique

#2 (2012) hexies- 43 flowers

#3 (2012?) Hidden forest Quilt

#4 (2013?) Peanut pics on fabric – no plan yet

#5(Oct 2015) Women of the bible#3 – DONE! here

#6 (Jan 2016) Quilt art mystery BOM- May printed (I may donate these?!)

#7 (April 2016) Sunbonnet Sue embroidered blocks RSC16- DONE! here

#8 (Aug 2016) Mini Ohio Star RSC16- DONE! here

#9 (August 2017) EPP Milifori- DONE!

#10 (July 2017) Round Robin- DONE! here

#11 (Nov 2017) Binding strip quilt – DONE!

#12 (Nov 2017) QUBE 2018 QAL 6” QUBE  blue -DONE! here

#13 (Nov 2017) QUBE 2018 QAL 8” TULA PINK- DONE! here

#14 (Nov 2017) QUBE 2018 QAL 9” QUBE red black- DONE! here

#15 (Nov 2017) QUBE 2018 QAL 12” QUBE BATIK- DONE! here

#16 (Dec2017) Batik Qube scrappy angles blocks “circles”- DONE!

#17 (Dec 2017) Jelly roll puzzle batik quilt- DONE! here

#18 (Dec 2017) Patriotic QUBE quilt for Mccall’s- DONE here

#19 (Jan 2018) Accuquilt Colorado Block quilt- DONE here

#20 (Jan 2018) Cardtrick quilt – DONE

#21 (Jan 2018) Friendship star table topper- DONE here

#22 (Jan 2018) Prarie Queen pillow- DONE here

#23 (Jan 2018) Grunge Love quilt- DONE and mailed

#24 (Feb 2018) New technique for IB- DONE! here

#25 (Feb) Mini Love IB- DONE here or here

#26 (Feb) maple Leaf quilt- DONE here

#27 (Feb) scrappy Qube quilt- DONE!

#28 (Feb)- April blog hop 30 blocks- DONE! here

#29 (Mar) IB April Vintage quilt- DONE! here

#30 (Mar) Heart picnic quilt- DONE here

#31 (Jan) US Bea top- DONE! here

#32 (Mar) scrappy QUBE quilt brown black – DONE! here

#33 (rainbow blocks) sister’s choice- working on green

#34 (March) Baby yellow brick road batiks– DONE! here

#35 (April) April Accuquilt blog post- project done

#36 (Apr) X and + runner IB qube- DONE!

#37 (Apr) pink batik quilt- DONE!

#38 (rainbow blocks) bear claw- working on green

#39 (Apr) phone book quilt- DONE! here

#40 (May) Frog quilt- DONE! here

#41 (May) Star quilt for hop- DONE here

#42 (May) Outer space quilt for hop- DONE here

#43 (rainbow blocks) Mosaic blocks – working on green

#44 (May)1 1/2” squares and snowball quilt- DONE!

#45 (May) isosceles triangle rainbow quilt- lots cut out

#46 (May) small tumbler rainbow quilt- lots cut out

#47 (May) large half hexie rainbow quilt- lots cut out

#48 (May) tiny half hexie rainbow quilt- lots cut out

#49 (May) Northwood quilt- DONE here

#50 (June) Bargello Jelly roll quilt- DONE!

#51 (June) Patriotic Chain Quilt- DONE here

#52 (June) charm hexies quilt- borders done

#53 (June) – IB secondary design quilt- DONE! here

#54 (June) mini Batik Table topper winter blue- DONE! here

#55 (June) Batik table runner brown-DONE! here or here

#56 (June) Elephant runner- DONE! here

#57 (July) elephant quilt- DONE! here

#58 (July) Tula table topper- DONE!

#59 (June) Owl quilt- DONE and mailed

#60 (June) rainbow Geese blocks (x2)- working on green

#61-62 (July)Round Robin –working on round 3 on 2nd quilt

#63-64(July)b/w and patriotic runners AQ- DONE!

#65 (July) IB Blog hop quilt- DONE! here

#66 (July)Christmas blog hop- DONE! here

#67 (July) Accuquilt Blog post- DONE!

#68 (August)Pineapple Accuquilt- DONE

#69 (Aug) Canoe Accuquilt- DONE

#70 (Aug) Batik QUBE runner- DONE!

#71 (Aug) QUBE10 #3 table topper- DONE!

#72 (Aug) House quilt- DONE! here

#73 (Aug) Row along- DONE! here

#74 (Aug) Mini patriotic table topper- DONE! here

#75 (sept) spiderweb quilt- ready to quilt

#76 (sept) Fall runner Accuquilt- DONE!

#77 (Sept)Florence quilt-DONE

#78 (sept) Boo table topper-DONE!

#79 (Sept)Batik log cabin-top done

#80 (Sept) 2019 Row Along 6” QUBE- working on row 3

#81 (Sept) 2019 Row Along 8” QUBE- working on row 3

#82 (Sept) 2019 Row Along 9” QUBE- working on row 3

#83 (Sept) 2019 Row Along 10” QUBE- working on row 3

#84 (Sept) 2019 Row Along 12” QUBE- working on row 3

#85 (Sept) QUBE rainbow quilt- DONE! here

#86 (Sept) Star batik quilt DONE! here

CLOTHES

#1 (May)6T Primrose dress Sonja- sewing some pieces together

CRAFTS

#1(Sept 2013) farm animal panel- don’t know what to do with it yet, if it’s a quilt or a bag/pillow?

#2 (August 2017) Birthday pillow- quilted, need to add backing and stuff it

#3 (Sept 2017) #5 Kennel batik quilt- DONE! here

#4-5 (Jan) 2 funky friends for Island Batik- DONE!

#5 (Feb 2018) LOVE pillow for Accuquilt- DONE!

#6 (Feb) heart potholders- DONE! here

#7 and 8 (Feb) 2 more Kennel quilts- DONE!

#9 (March) Potholder April- DONE shower here

#10 (Mar) Craft is art bag- DONE! here

#11 (Apr) multi+ purse pincushion- DONE

#12-13 two batik embroidered pincushions- DONE

#14 (May) pentagon fabric ball- DONE

#15 (May) EPP pincushion- DONE

#16-17 (June) 2 sets of potholders – DONE! Frog here owls here black here bowtie here flowers here

#18-19 (June) 2 more pincushions DONE! here

#19-20 (July)Frozen Panels- 2 pillows done

#21 (July) qube star pillow- DONE! here

#22 (Aug) tulip FPP pincushion- DONE! here

#23 (Aug) Pin it, pincushion- DONE!

#24 (Aug) mini owl- DONE!

#25 (Sept) Lots of eyeglass cases –DONE! here

#26 (Sept) Midmonth potholder strips- DONE! here

#27 (Sept) Jelly roll rug- DONE! here

#28 (Sept) Mini purses ITH- 3 done

#29 (sept) Mouse- ITH DONE! here

#30-31 (Sept) ITH dolls- DONE here

#32 (sept) needle case EPP-DONE here

#33-34 (Sept) Owl purses DONE here

#35 (Oct) Mid month potholders fall- DONE!

Thursday, October 11, 2018

FPP With Island batik

This month’s challenge with Island Batik is paper piecing, it can be English paper piecing, or Foundation piecing.

I showed one EPP project already here

But then I wanted to show some FPP too!

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Here’s how I made it

First I printed the blocks and cut them out, then the directions also show how to cute each section- I did sub a few colors and added 3 purples and a grey for the background, as I only had a FQ or small scraps of the dark and light purple.

I just love this checkered purple fabric from Island Batik called Check it out

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Then I started sewing the block pieces together with a short stitch length

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after the block sections were done, I trimmed and removed the papers

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Then sewed these together into blocks

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Here’s the blocks all done, that check is just FUN!

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Then added the borders

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And I quilted it with a small pointy swirl allover and added the pale purple as binding

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This is a pattern I have in my shopify store here

It’s an “old” pattern, but still “works” ha ha

Check it out and if you’d like to purchase it, use the coupon code INTROSALE to get %50 off!!

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