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Thread: MARCH PATRIOTIC DISAPPEARING FOUR PATCH swap

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    Super Member jclinganrey's Avatar
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    Here's our update:


    1. Boop56
    2. Happylab – 6 sets
    3. Glasqlts – 2 sets
    4. Jaba – 6 sets
    5. Grannyrosie – 4 sets
    6. MizMelly – 6 sets

    Yippee!!

    Jane
    July - Batiks Revisited D4P swap
    August - Scrappy Block swap - Bonnie Hunters' Scrappy Trips!
    September - Scrappy Block swap - Three Dudes in Batiks!

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    Yeah!! I'm in!!! and I tried out this pattern last night since I had precut 5" blocks. What I learned is that the 5" blocks should be cut at 5.5" before stitching. I have a beautiful block, but it's exactly 8" finished. Glad I practiced before starting on the exchange blocks! Are there any finished tops out there that show layouts? Thanks!
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    MizMelly - good that you found out now, right??

    To all our swappers - please be sure the back of your quilt blocks look almost as good as the front. The Quilt Police have reported some instances where the pressing need some real attention. They've also gotten reports that not all the quilt blocks are truly squared up and that the host had to actually square up some blocks! Can you imagine that???

    Any questions - let me know!

    Jane
    July - Batiks Revisited D4P swap
    August - Scrappy Block swap - Bonnie Hunters' Scrappy Trips!
    September - Scrappy Block swap - Three Dudes in Batiks!

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    MizMelly -

    Here are some possible layouts:

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    Hope that gives you some ideas!

    Jane
    July - Batiks Revisited D4P swap
    August - Scrappy Block swap - Bonnie Hunters' Scrappy Trips!
    September - Scrappy Block swap - Three Dudes in Batiks!

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    Oh please let me know if I did something wrong on any block. There will be no hard feelings. I need all the expertise help I can get. I have never taken sewing or quilting class's and I know there are some little things that need to be done to make it right. When you say not pressed correctly, can you be specific as to what was done and what should be done. You don't have to state names, but us newbies would like all the constructive criticism we can get. I know I have to make the mistakes to learn. Thanks Jane for any input you're the Bomb.

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    Thanks Jane! Glad you showed some layout ideas. I'm definitely going to do an on-point layout! It's gorgeous!! Yep, I can be a little slow sometimes, all the instructions I found were for 5" blocks to start. Now I know I'm not good at math, but give me a calculator and some fabric and I'm a whiz! I especially enjoyed watching the youtube video from Missouri Star too. Sometimes I am a visual learner.....
    And this morning I pulled out my cutting board that is mounted on a turntable. However, today I have to finish piecing a quilt for my mom, so I'll start my blocks tomorrow. It's Spring Break and I have a week of glorious sewing ahead of me! Yeah!!!
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    Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read -- Groucho Marx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gannyrosie View Post
    Oh please let me know if I did something wrong on any block. There will be no hard feelings. I need all the expertise help I can get. I have never taken sewing or quilting class's and I know there are some little things that need to be done to make it right. When you say not pressed correctly, can you be specific as to what was done and what should be done. You don't have to state names, but us newbies would like all the constructive criticism we can get. I know I have to make the mistakes to learn. Thanks Jane for any input you're the Bomb.
    No, no no! No problems with your quilt blocks. I'm simply trying to address some things that I have noticed and that have been brought to my attention from other swappers. These were problems I had when I started out too (and sometimes still have issues!). Here are some examples:

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    this needs some attention with pressing and squaring up.

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    Also needs attention.

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    Good example

    Hope these examples are helpful.

    Jane
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    July - Batiks Revisited D4P swap
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    September - Scrappy Block swap - Three Dudes in Batiks!

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    MizMelly -

    The same thing happened to me when I made my first D4P quilt block. I cut my 5" squares, made my quilt block and, ta da! - - - it was less than 8 1/2" unfinished. I made my next one with 5 1/4" squares and problem solved.

    Enjoy your Spring break! Have fun!

    Jane
    July - Batiks Revisited D4P swap
    August - Scrappy Block swap - Bonnie Hunters' Scrappy Trips!
    September - Scrappy Block swap - Three Dudes in Batiks!

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    Mailing my Patriotic tomorrow, so will post for all to see what I am sending. Also finished the civil war fabric and love the way it turned out...here they are too. Hope all of you like my choices in case you receive one
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    Beautiful blocks, Jaba! I hope I score one or two. I'm pretty sure that no one will have the same fabrics that I have, my patriotic fabrics were purchased more than a few years ago, and since I just got my stash organized, I went "shopping" and found 6 patriotic prints! Yeah!! And I have yards and yards of solid white fabric too. All it takes is a bit of organization and Voila! Look what surfaced!
    Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend.
    Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read -- Groucho Marx

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