Monday, January 13, 2014

Waking Up to Kona

Has this been a great hop so far or what?  Lovin the creative work of so many quilters, it just boggles my mind.  I want to begin with a thank you to Carol are wonderful cheerleader and M Samm our head cheerleader for coordinating another wonderful event.  What a great kick off to the new year.

When this hop was announced I knew right off what it was I wanted to do and immediately went out and picked up a Jelly Roll of Sunset to make a 1600 quilt.  That idea lasted for about a week before my brain kicked itself into gear and remembered that when I first saw the pattern Round and Round by Camille Roskelley I knew I would do it at some point in time. Well this turned out to be the perfect time.


This is a heavy HST quilt and I always make my HST this way.  You know square on square and stitch down the diagonal center and chop off the part you don't need.  Well sometimes I go the step further and stitch an additional line so I get these:


It makes me feel like I'm not wasting as much.   Usually I will use the left overs if I start with 3 .5 squares but if I make them with smaller starting squares I have a tendency to give them to a new home.


Anyway I started to make this wonderful top and realized that I wanted it professionally quilted because how  I wanted it quilted is still beyond my current skill level.


It actually is flat but I was fighting off the assistant and this is as flat as I could get it without her dancing on it. So now what am I going to do for this hop.  I know I could just present this as is but we had so much time to do a complete project .....  Oh yeah, I have all of those little HST.  Exactly enough to make a smaller version of this pattern.


Here are several pictures of the little darling in various lights.


We had a lot of sun and a lot of snow and stupid shadows everywhere.


I even tried the floor in the living room with the curtains wide open


I didn't need the strips in the back but I thought it added something to the field of white.


The little quilt came it at approx 42 x 44  and the large version at approx 54 x 58
here is a final shot of them together.


I've had a great time with this kick off to 2014.  Thanks for stopping by for a visit and I hope to see you often throughout  the year.  Please stop by and visit the other hoppers today.

January 13
Selina Quilts   (you are here)

And if you haven't been following along so far, it will be so worth your time to go back and visit them all.

120 comments:

  1. Very pretty quilt. Love the colors.

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  2. Your choice of colors is great! I love what you did on the back too! Thanks for sharing with us!

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  3. A very pretty quilt. The quilting sets it off nicely.

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  4. There is a lot of great movement in this quilt. Love your thriftiness too.

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  5. Very clever to make a smaller version. Love the color selection and that pattern is very cool. You have made lovely quilts.

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  6. Love how you used your leftovers and made matching quilts! Thank you for sharing your lovely quilts.

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  7. Great quilt design! I love all that crisp white with the wonderful Kona colors circling around. I'm so curious to see how you want the longarm quilting done.

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  8. I love this pattern and wow to have two done! :) Great job!!!

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  9. I love this pattern and the colours you have chosen work so well. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Love the your quilts and the color palette you chose for both!

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  11. Very pretty. Love the pattern, too. I do the same things with my HST. I'm collecting them in a little basket I made. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. What a clever use of the extras from making your hst's! Both quilts are wonderful, but I think I like the mini version best! They look so great together. Well done!

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  13. I love that pattern. The solids look amazing

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  14. What a great way to use your other pieces! Great projects :)

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  15. I love your quilts - and you made two!! I know what you mean about professionally quilted...it changes the mood and feel. I love the bright subtle colors against the white. Fanstastic job!

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  16. Very pretty. Love your pictures out in the snow. How do you possibly manage to have any snow without footprints?! At home here, if it isn't our prints, we have crazy squirrel prints EVERYWHERE! LOL My fault, I love to feed them. *wink I love both your quilts...lovely colour selection!

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  17. Great idea to make another smaller version, since you had all those HST's ready to go. I love that pattern too. You did a great job.

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  18. Pretty stars - love the spin. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. It's beautiful! It reminds me of a surface of snow with the spring bulbs forcing themselves up toward the sun. Love it!

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  20. This is just darling…and I love those wavy quilting lines… I swear you ladies are putting so much into your quilts you make me cry…a nice cry lol

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  21. Those are really pretty. I love the colors.

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  22. I love your quilts and the pattern Round and Round is superb. I have tried a mini version of it. You will see on Wednesday this week.
    Thanks for sharing your creativity and being part of this hop.

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  23. Such a great quilt! Love both versions.

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  24. Thats such a cute pattern. I love the colors you used in your version. Thats cool you were able to use the smaller hst's for a smaller version too! Great job.

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  25. SO SO cute! love that they are circles

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  26. Absolutely delightful! I am going to think about your HST method. It makes so much sense to end with two sets and the idea of two different sizes is intriguing. Do you do that with flying geese also? Now I have a LOT to think about, including how lovely your colors choices are and how well they work together.

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  27. Both of your quilts are absolutely beautiful! I love the circle patterns and how you squeezed two quilts out of your fabric...great job! Thanks for hopping with us. :O)

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  28. Oh Selina; this is just gorgeous!! The stars swirling on this quilt are stunning

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  29. Way to go in working those colors and bits into such wonderful pieces.

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  30. Your beautiful quilt is a wonderful pattern for showing off these Kona fabrics! i love it!

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  31. Your quilt is fantastic! This is a great hop!

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  32. Beautiful quilt Selina! Looks even better in the snow!!

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  33. Beautiful quilt & thanks for sharing the backing too. I always wonder what the back looks like, love ot all.

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  34. Just gorgeous! I love that pattern and your colors look beautiful! Great job.

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  35. I am sew impressed!! What a wonderful use of all those bonus HST's that are piling up in my basket!! Lovely projects for the hop. Thanks!

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  36. What a neat pattern! Makes the colors pop. Thanks for sharing. vickise at gmail dot com

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  37. You are so talented! HSTs still give me the heebie jeebies as I can never get the points lined up! FABULOUS QUILTS

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  38. Wow! That is a ton of HST to make for your quilts! They are each amazing. So, is the smaller one for the assistant? I love the pattern and your color choice is great. You always have great ideas and I can hardly wait to see what you do. Thanks for participating. Maybe the weather will warm up a bit. It had been cold and snowy here in Oklahoma and now it's nice and temperatures above normal. Of course, that can change any time. Thanks for participating.

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  39. Fabulous quilt - I'd love to make a rainbow version for my daughter!

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  40. That looks fabulous!!! It is a great idea to make use of those little bits for HSTs.

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  41. The colors look beautiful in the photo so I can imagine ho wonderful it is in person!

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  42. Beautiful quilt. Great tip on using the little bits. Thank you for sharing.

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  43. Those are beautiful! I love the extra bit of colour in the strips on the back. Well done!

    http://www.busyneedle.ch

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  44. Beautiful quilts! I love the pattern. Nice quilting on the small one. Thanks for the inspiring post ... :) Pat

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  45. Your quilt looks awesomem and great tip!!

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  46. You're very amibitious to make 2 quilts...very fresh and pretty. svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

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  47. Beautiful quilt!!! Thanks for the tip... makes perfect sense!

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  48. Wow, I see that Tink has been busy with the half square triangles! LOL!!
    I love your quilt. Your quilter did a fabulous job on it too! That a treasure. You can give Tink a high paw for me! :-)

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  49. I can see why your helper was dancing on your quilt top, it's so fun and full of movement! Thank you for sharing it with us!
    ~Brandy

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  50. Your quilt is beautiful, so is your bonus quilt , love the back !

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  51. I love this quilt. It's on my list of projects for 2014. Great job.

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  52. I love this quilt and need to add it to my to-do list! I love the colors you picked and how they seem to chase each other. Great job!

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  53. Beautiful quilt, nicely done, love the colors.

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  54. this is really lovely, thanks for sharing and the inspiration

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  55. Thanks for the tip and your quilts are really beautiful ! It's nice to have twins :).

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  56. Beautiful quilt! Love the mini version too!

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  57. Very nice! That block has been on my want-to-do list too. I can't believe you made two of them! :)

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  58. I love it! Now I'm going to have to put this on my to do list.

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  59. This quilt is perfection and I love that you made a smaller version also.

    I like the way you make your HSTs...I haven't seen that before, thanks for sharing.

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  60. This quilt is perfection and I love that you made a smaller version also.

    I like the way you make your HSTs...I haven't seen that before, thanks for sharing.

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  61. What a beautiful quilt, you made it look so easy!

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  62. Beautiful quilt and I love how you used your leftovers too.

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  63. WOW! I love the movement in this quilt and in the mini. Isn't it amazing what the humble HST can produce! Fabulous :)

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  64. Just love your quilt!! I make my HSTs the same way but I usually incorporate them into the border or backing...but I really like your idea of a whole new mini quilt!! I'm glad you did a little something special to the backing - your design skills didn't let you down, it is just perfect!!!

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  65. Your quilt is stunning. This Kona solid fabric is quite versatile. Thank you for hopping...

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  66. I love this pattern! And I love the colors you used.

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  67. Marvelous quilt with outstanding colors. How fun to make two of them.

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  68. Great idea! Wonderful quilt!!! Thanks for sharing

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  69. That design made up to be a great display of Kona colors. Great job on all of those triangles. Keep up the good work, K

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  70. Oh my goodness your leftovers look better than most of my quilts! Love it! blessings, marlene

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  71. This is really fun and I love the scrappy binding! Lovely!

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  72. delightful display of kona colors! love the pattern!

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  73. Great quilts…love the pattern you used!!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  74. Beautiful Quilts, i love the colors!

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  75. I love that quilt pattern, and the colors are wonderful. Gorgeous quilt.

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  76. Such a great pattern! I love these quilts and it is a great start to 2014:) Th quilting looks nice too, good choice of design. That is always the hardest for me.

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  77. This is a beautiful quilt pattern, and you did a fantastic job. Lovely, lovely quilt!

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  78. I love this quilt pattern. Great job on your quilt. I just finished my last project for the bloghop, I'm on the 20th. These hops are sew great for inspiring me.

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  79. Two for one! I have that pattern and have made a couple of blocks....never thought of doing it the method you described and getting two quilts out it. Gonna re-think my plans now. :) They are both wonderful!

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  80. Very clever to make a smaller quilt out of the leftovers. Both are beautiful.

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  81. Two for the price of one,what a bargain! They are both beautiful,as the white just makes the Kona colors pop.

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  82. What a fabulous feeling to have the second little quilt made at almost the same time as the first. They are beautiful and the colors down-right yummy. This blog is really making me excited about doing a "solids project".

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  83. I love your lovely quilt and that is a great hint to make 2 HST at the same time! Thanks for sharing.
    cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  84. I get a feeling of movement with this quilt that I don't usually get. I really like it. I'm to the quilting industry and blog hops, I don't know if you read the comments or not , but just in case what does the HST stand for? And do you have a tutorital on the double line of stitching? Thanks

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  85. Love the extra HST tip!! The matching smaller quilt brings your project to the A+ level...I'm a retired teacher...I still grade on a Letter scale!! LOL!! I am especially crazy about the 2 blue strips on the back. It really did bring the white background out. I'll have to try that on my upcoming quilt.
    Gmama Jane

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  86. Beautiful work. thanks for sharing your projects

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  87. Wonderful quilts. I usually make HST crumbs when I make HSTs but I never thought of making a mini version of the original quilt from them. One to keep and one to gift. Thank you for the idea.

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  88. What a cute idea. I try to use the hst crumbs, but often they just go in the scrap bag.

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  89. A woman after my own heart. I almost did this for my project for the blog hop too but at the last minute, decided on something else. Of course I love yours! It's very nice.

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  90. What great looking quilts. You've got a Momma and baby to share. And those colors are my favorite color combinations. Beautiful work.

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  91. Fabulous quilt. The colors are bright and your circles are a wonderful way to show off the color.

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  92. I love that pattern, your colour choices are lovely!
    Barb@Witsend

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  93. Such a great idea to use the crumbs! I try to use bonus HSTs in coasters and mug rugs so they don't last too long. Yes, snow is a challenging photo backdrop, I find indoors at this time of year that a white background helps with photo quality.

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  94. I love your quilt...I just started doing the extra stitch on my triangle too. Love that I have these left over. I am happy to follow you on Bloglovin. Happy New Year from Oklahoma, USA. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  95. I like your quilt. I think it is a clever setting for pinwheels. Thanks for the tip on how you make your HSTs.

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  96. Love that quilt pattern and the colors you selected. Wow! Gorgeous, stunning. Thanks for sharing.

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  97. Oooh...lovely. I bet you can't wait to get the top back all quilted the way that you envision it. The mini version is so fun, and I'm definitely sympathizing with how crazy hard it is to get winter shots. I rushed the finish of my hop quilt and was super disappointed to discover that it's supposed to be raining here tomorrow. So much for that photo shoot day... Spring will get here before we know it!

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  98. Half-square triangles aren't my favorite but I do like the effect in your quilt! And I like the way you quilted the little one!

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  99. Love the blue colours, beautiful Thanks for sharing

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  100. Very pretty! Thanks for sharing.

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  101. Love how you used the HST's!!!
    very different...love it!

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  102. You did a beautiful job on your quilt. Thanks for sharing.

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  103. They're both beautiful, it's like a mom and daughter quilt set :).

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  104. Loving 'em!
    June-NC

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  105. Both are beautiful. I love the color on the back too! xo jan

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  106. what a gorgeous finish! love it in solids.

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  107. These colors are heavenly together---great quilt!

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  108. fantastic quilt. thanks for sharing.

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  109. Selina, I love this! I bought a few Kona charm packs last fall. I need to get cracking on something to use them up. The blog hop has been so inspirational. Unfortunately I'm on a push to finish up some long overdue UFO's.... sometimes that can be so boring. Thanks for sharing. Janita

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  110. Thanks for the ideas your share here
    So far, I am looking for a source of reference on various websites
    Now I have found what I was looking for all this time
    I keep the spirit to strive to be the best, one of which is a reference from your idea that really helped me.
    Once again I want to say thank you
    hadroh jepara marawis jepara

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  111. Oh, I love your quilts! Such pretty colours and paired with white gives them a classic look. Beautifully done!

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  112. So pretty, the colours are gorgeous! I really need to make one of these...maybe this year!!

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  113. I've made a 12" mini quilt of this. It is a lovely pattern.

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