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Thread: This Is The Way I Choose To Make My Ideas Into Reality

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    That is a modern layout. It will look great.
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    Your blocks look great and you have an interesting story about your quilt life.

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    Welcome from Wisconsin. Looking forward to seeing finished quilt. Your colors are great.

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    This is how I do mine. I've seen the method Jenny showed and similar to another 5 minute block. I just hate the waste when I could use I for another block. You can really get on a roll and make a lot of flying geese quickly. [QUOTE=Patricia Drew;7806830]I've used this method numerous times: http://www.fonsandporter.com/article...ew_easy_lesson. Very easy no

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    [QUOTE=tessagin;7807127]This is how I do mine. I've seen the method Jenny showed and similar to another 5 minute block. I just hate the waste when I could use I for another block. You can really get on a roll and make a lot of flying geese quickly.
    Quote Originally Posted by Patricia Drew View Post
    I've used this method numerous times: http://www.fonsandporter.com/article...ew_easy_lesson. Very easy no
    So true about getting on a roll and making a lot of flying geese quickly ...

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    I use the simplest means of tools and techniques around.

    I don't want to use the simplest tools though. I like the new specialty rulers, gadgets, and full function machines. That adds fun to me. I don't quilt for any other reason then to have fun doing it. If I had to make do it wouldn't be fun for me.
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    Welcome to the QB! I love your creativity and that your are a "resourceful" quilter. "Resourceful" can be defined in so many ways and here on the QB there are many great ideas and often new ways for us to learn. I enjoy the QB because some of us love new machines and others LOVE their "more mature" machines, new fabric vs gifted or inherited fabric, new gadgets vs what we have... OH, we are one great bunch of quilters. Maybe like a crazy quilt but this QB is wonderful. Welcome!!!

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    This is what I have done up to now. The first photos are how I constructed the units and the blocks using clothes pins from the local hardware store instead of straight sewing pins. In the sewing factory & the sample rooms, pins are generally not used at all (I personally never pinned there). The sewing operator usually uses his/her hands as pins by grasping the edges of the product & sew instead of time wasting pinning beforehand. At home, I like to bundle the units/blocks together and sew with clothes pins as I store the presorted unfinished pieces together in my storage boxes until I have the time to sew them together. I know not only they stay together, they will stay in the right direction of the fabric’s own nap without me being stabbed with regular pins, plus distortion sometimes caused by pinning is eliminated by the larger area clamping action of the clothes pin. Sewing over them is impossible as they are so big. Or disappearing into the flooring (possible hazard with straight pins).

    The units are now becoming blocks. I was able to sew up these 2 today. I still have to square up the blocks a bit more, but that is easily remedied. No additional blocks have to be made as they all are the basically the same squared size. The size is somewhat bigger than I intended them to be for the daybed it’s being made for. That means that the border is iffy at this time. I have to see if I even need one to fit the bed.

    This project has to wait a few days as the temperature is due to rise over 85 degrees around here. I cannot sew without air conditioning hence the project postponement until early next week. I really want to complete the project!

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    Interesting approach to piecing, using clothes pins......but I also noticed that your seams are not the traditional 1/4" either.....but you are enjoying your new creative outlet and it's working for you. Do you intend on trying some other block patterns too?

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    Wow, how do you manage to squish all your fabric through the harp of your machine? Are you left-handed?

    I like the simplicity of your blocks. That will make for a lovely quilt.

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