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Thread: Quilt Along January 2013

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    Senior Member Dedemac's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaba View Post
    Thanks dedemac, this 1 is the just "cut the pieces and sew together" don't have a problem with them, knock on wood at least so far. The paper piece one is in a million pieces in the trash can. Like your avatar by the way, is that a block or a full quilt?
    No it is about 2ft square, I am using it as practice for machine quilting which I have never done. It started as a replacement block for the Craftsy 2012 BOM and it just kinda morphed. All the fabrics except the blacks are non cottons. I used a mesh fabric I found in my stash to use as a backer for a mock paper piece since I needed it to stay. I am trying to get rid of 30 years of sewing scraps. Very little of what I have is normal quilting stuff. So all my blocks will be a little different. I loved the way the colors just keep coming at me. One of these days I will get it quilted, when I get the nerve up. Thank you

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    Tesspug - thank you and I'm trying but it's hard. Well, he came home from the hospital yesterday and already not following the plan. This gets me very frustrated which, in turn, makes my fibromyalgia flare up. Now, with the stress, I think my TMJ is rearing its ugly head. My quilting (or any kind of sewing) helps distract me from what bothers me, physical and emotional so need to keep trying to find "me" time.
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    Designed a new block today if anyone interested in trying it. Got antsy waiting for Friday and decided to do 3 random blocks on my own. One that I chose was called Contrary Wife. Super simple squares and HST. I found the squares to be too plain so decided to make them into 9-patch squares which should have been 4 1/2 inches when completed. Due to my fuzzy math skills, they came out to only 4 inches...what to do, what to do! I know. I'll make a little border on two sides of each and I will completely break the center one because now the 9-patch squares aren't all square. Next thing I know I am impersonating Eleanor Burns and tossing that center one right over my shoulder. Now what? Don't have enough scraps of the right color to make another 9 patch. Oh, but I have the bonus leftover HST from another block. YES!!!

    I give you....Contrary Ex Wife!
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    Directions. Make 4 4 1/2 inch HST. Next, cut strips 1 3/4 inch by I dunno...20 inches? Yes, there is where my math went wonk. Guessing the strips should have been 2 inches, I digress. Make the 9-patch and trim to 4 inches if needed. Sew a 1 1/2 inch strip to the two corner sides and then trim it all down to equal 4 1/2 inches. Make the center windmill with 2 1/2 inch HST. Assemble as shown with the top left and bottom right nine-patch units color strip facing inward and opposing corners color strips facing outward.

    Gosh I hope that made some sense!

    Oh and here she has grown by 3 blocks.
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    Made the Corn and Beans (upper left), Card Trick (upper center), and Contrary Ex Wife (center right). Not colors I would ever normally choose, but I like it!
    From the artist formerly known as Missus Fear...Hi, my name is Tracy and I am a hobbyaholic.
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    Thank you so much. It seems that I am spending hours trying to find the blocks. I now have Jan and Feb and would sure help guidance finding the rest. Thanks again Juanita
    Learning daily!!!

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    From the artist formerly known as Missus Fear...Hi, my name is Tracy and I am a hobbyaholic.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/blogs/m...ear-79671.html

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    Sew Tracey....I like your style!!!
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    "There comes a time in your life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad, and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right, pray for the ones who don't. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is a part of life, getting back up is living."

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    okay spent afternoon and evening getting caught up on the blocks. Nothing went right but perseverance paid off. the third picture is not one of the blocks on the list--it is what happens when you dont pay attention to which way seams should be going when you sew those squares to the corneName:  interlocking ribbons.jpg
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    Will be posting pictures in a little while, I'm almost caught up and ready for tomorrows blocks. Had to change up how I was doing the blocks, they are all going to be one BIG quilt...LOL

    Rosie the Wyldwytch
    Grab a bull by the horns and enjoy the ride....

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    This is the one I did in place of the paper piece. It's called star and crowns, not so difficult a pattern just lots of pieces to put together and get them lined upName:  DSCF1057.JPG
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    Well, here they are...LOL Still have more to go but it's coming along.



    Hope this works, let me know what you think of the on point setting...honest opinions...LOL

    Rosie the Wyldwytch
    Grab a bull by the horns and enjoy the ride....

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