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Thread: QB Block-of-the-Month, March 2013 - Lucky Clover Directions & Discussion

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    QB Block-of-the-Month, March 2013 - Lucky Clover Directions & Discussion

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    This block takes us back to practice with Y-Seams.
    This is also a good block for practice working with seams pressed open.
    I found that it was easier to assemble and looked better that way.

    You can find instructions for one 18" version here, at the Quilter's Cache:
    http://www.quilterscache.com/L/LuckyCloverBlock.html

    I made mine as a 12" block and pieced it together in a different order.
    The attached file includes templates (my preferred cutting method), rotary cutting instructions, and piecing diagrams for my 12" version.
    For those who simply cannot bear the though of another Y-Seam, there is a brief example of assembly using squares and half-square triangles.
    This block is not a good candidate for paper/foundation piecing. It wouldn't be impossible, but it would not be a practical approach.
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    To see the links for January and February blocks, click here.
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    I also have an eddres you can use if you need to contact me with questions or suggestions that relate to our community: patricej@quiltingboard.com

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    I'm almost tempted to do this in rows instead of quadrants. Less Y seams that way.
    Blessed are the quilters, for they are the piecemakers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dd View Post
    I'm almost tempted to do this in rows instead of quadrants. Less Y seams that way.
    that will only work if you do the chunky version using squares and HST.
    i promise it's worth the effort of conquering Y-seams.
    the whole block lays flatter (especially if you press open) and smoother.

    which reminds me ...
    if you find a tutorial or video you found most helpful with Y-seams, please don't forget to share the link(s) in this thread.

    i'm a bit behind schedule, so i don't have a tip sheet with photos done yet. today or tomorrow morning, i hope.
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    Nice block, have to figure out my color placement now. I may even get this sewed today.

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    Hmmm, Y seams... have to think about it. Call me chicken

    Linda

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    Quote Originally Posted by SewExtremeSeams View Post
    Hmmm, Y seams... have to think about it. Call me chicken
    i'm riding with Linda(sewextremeseams)
    I'm not chicken toward them but not my favorite either. OOT presently so I have time to think about it. Thanks for an interesting block Patrice
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    I LOVE this pattern for March. I already have my fabric's picked out & know just how I am going to sew them together. Thank You Patrice for picking this great pattern!!
    If you see someone without a SMILE, please give them one of yours!!

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    This is a really pretty block Patrice. I managed to avoid the Y seam in January but I guess it's time to learn!

    I found this video which I think explains it well:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08AlOM5COBU
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    Hey this block is in EQ7 for those that have it, could Paper-piece it too! But Y-seams are not the nightmare most think, just stop 1/4" from Y seams and you've got it.

    Hugs,
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