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Thread: Remember when so many people wanted to know about the quilt behind Jenny Doan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AUQuilter View Post
    Thanks for the link. It is a very pretty quilt and a nice story about the one she bought, too.
    I agree - very pretty. Sad story though. No one to leave her quilts to.

    BellaBoo - I'm glad you pointed that out to me. I get very confused with flipping the paper piecing and at my age getting confused is not a good thing! Wonder if using thin muslin would work well.

    I think Jenny does a very good job on her tutorials. She makes me smile when I watch them. I do like how they design their templates to work with charm packs and layer cakes.

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    So it is just set on point. Looks like the angles might be a tish different (sorry, I'm anal about angles!) but more or less the same block.
    Have a great day sewing and remember to "not sweat the small stuff"!!



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    Quote Originally Posted by dakotamaid View Post
    I watched that demo this morning. One question, when she showed her completed block there was no way you could sew those blocks together without cutting off the points of the periwinkle. Did I miss something?
    if you watch closely you will see that by cutting along the bottom of the triangle paper she is also cutting off what could/should be the quarter-inch seam allowance for assembling the block.

    if you lay your 1/4" line along the paper (thus cutting 1/4" below the bottom of the paper) you will not create snub-tailed kites when you assemble the block. my mental geometry is a bit rusty, but i think that might result in a rectangle that can be trimmed back to a square. since you would not be trimming at any points or point-joins, the blocks should all go together properly.
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    Remember the template is made to use with a charm pack. All designed to make cutting and sewing less frustration for busy people, not to make quilters point out you can buy cheaper or make do just as good. The Lapel glue stick is much better then Elmer's glue stick for use in quilting. I wouldn't have thought so until I used it. I ordered another package of the papers. They are cheap and work great. The lay out lines are on the papers and they tear from the seams in one piece. I have made the string blocks and the Spider web blocks using these papers. I can just pick one up and sew. The kit is worth it if you like these type of blocks. It's cheap too, $20. http://missouriquiltco.com/shop/detail/6121

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    Thanks Patrice, don't know how I missed that. Guess my coffee hadn't kicked in yet!!
    Have a great day sewing and remember to "not sweat the small stuff"!!



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    I did not catch that she was using a lapel glue stick. I like how you don't need to flip the paper like with regular paper piecing.

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    This link to Bonnie Hunter's Spiderweb pattern (one of many free patterns @ Quiltville.com) will show you how the blocks are constructed, and you can see how those tips are not cut off. http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2005/...pider-web.html
    Bonnie's patterns are really well done, with many pictures showing each step. You'll notice that the center (kite-shaped template) has the tip blunt. Then, working from each side, you'll be adding to it - and in adding that first strip of the spiderweb, or the piece of white in Jenny's quilt, first on one side then the other, that blunt bottom becomes a point. The blunt part is encased in the resulting seam.

    It really is a pretty easy pattern; thank you for pointing it out. I like it much better with the solid background than the spiderweb that I did.

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    wow!! simple but beautiful

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlienQuilter View Post
    Eleanor Burns has a similar pattern in her Egg Money Quilts pattern book. If you look at this page, scroll down near the bottom, you will see the block I'm talking about. It uses a quarter square triangle in the center.

    http://www.sewnatural.net/12-2-10_eletter.htm (it's the one done in 30's prints)
    I'm working on this one, I got the pattern off the web. It is a good way to use up scraps. I work on it off and on, so it's going to take me a while to finish it, if I ever do.
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    well, I just called MSQ and asked about the snub-nosed points.....and she said yes, they will be, so I then asked if those white side recs were cut wider and attached would that eliminate it, and she said she believed it might....so I ordered kit and will make a mental note (ha, ha) about the size change, try one and see if my thinking is right.....what do you think, that should fix the point, no???????

    I have seen this same pattern in a recent magazine showing either assembled with templates or paper piecing.....can't remember what mag though.........but I think having the template from msq will be better than a home made one......

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