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Thread: Rhonda's Quilt Block Swap for June 2013

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    Quote Originally Posted by JuneBillie View Post
    Yes that is exactly what I am going to do to berryberry as far as a different block each time. I am having to learn the contrast too. Hopefully, we will see more pictures soon too. I also ran into the problem of a nest when getting to the middle seams. I read some about them, but still not quite sure what to do. I have been pressing my seams open. I actually enjoy us being able to discuss these things on here. I don't always hear to much like that, but I guess us beginners would find it helpful. I know though a lot of it is in the making of the blocks. I really enjoy Rhonda's method. I don't feel as lost with her method, and more in control.
    I haven't had a problem with nest YET. Oh, Please tell me more how you were running into it so I can learn from your experience. The only nests I heard of is due to tension on the back.
    I did one of the Boston blocks with chevrons last month. The skill was to do half squares and keep the points, then to have all the points match. I just got a new machine so I was trying to find the 1/4. This machine won't let me do the index card trick and the needle doesn't sit in the middle. It's over to the left. I set the machine on 2.5 which gets the needle in the middle and does a sant 1/4, but I had a problem with total sizing of the block. Now I know it's 1.0. and live with the needle to the left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JuneBillie View Post
    Yes that is exactly what I am going to do to berryberry as far as a different block each time. I am having to learn the contrast too. Hopefully, we will see more pictures soon too. I also ran into the problem of a nest when getting to the middle seams. I read some about them, but still not quite sure what to do. I have been pressing my seams open. I actually enjoy us being able to discuss these things on here. I don't always hear to much like that, but I guess us beginners would find it helpful. I know though a lot of it is in the making of the blocks. I really enjoy Rhonda's method. I don't feel as lost with her method, and more in control.
    What exactly happened to cause the nest problem? There shouldn't be any nesting. When I sew mine together I sew sets of 2 blocks and then I sew the 2 blocks into 4 blocks. then sew the 4 blocks together into the quilt block.

    If you can take a pic and post when you have a problem like that I can help you with it. I'm always happy to help.

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    Contrast - my tip to to look at the value of the fabric,. Is it a light or a med? does the fab fall in the middle of these two? If you put them together and stand back a ways can you clearly see two diff colors or do they blend? I prefer to use a really light / med/ and a dark. Think of the values on a scale of one to ten. then place your fabric on that scale. A white as a 1 and a black as a 10. A dark green would be a 10 a white with a green print would be a one.

    Sometimes it is hard to decide the value level. I break them down into light-med light- dark light / llight med- med- dark med / light dark-med dark - dark

    Hey maybe this should be a lesson to post LOL

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    I am not quite sure how I had the nesting happen in one place. I did use the putting four together then making others and connecting them as you said. It was a great tip for me. I am learning the value, but I look and look to make sure. lol...

    Are we suppose to wait until our partners get their block before posting a pick of it? lol....I am referring to the swap for May.
    JuneBillie - In memory of my dear mother June, and my dear mother in law Billie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JuneBillie View Post
    I am not quite sure how I had the nesting happen in one place. I did use the putting four together then making others and connecting them as you said. It was a great tip for me. I am learning the value, but I look and look to make sure. lol...

    Are we suppose to wait until our partners get their block before posting a pick of it? lol....I am referring to the swap for May.
    that's up to your partner JB I like seeing them anytime but if someone wants to be surprised I understand waiting to post.

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    Yes, and I am kidding more than anything. I do look forward to all our pics though. I will try to ask more questions as I have any problems on my next block. Thank you Rhonda.
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    Partners assigned!!

    So sorry I had such a hectic day yesterday I forgot to post partners!!

    berryberry - Queenof2802
    JuneBillie - stitchengramie
    Queenof2802 -berryberry
    AlaskaAlice -ube quilting
    Stitchengramie - JuneBillie
    ube quilting -AlaskaAlice

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    I have a block for Junebillie but I do not know how to add it to the board. Can someone help please? Thanks, Mary
    "Our deeds determine us as much as we determine our deeds" George Eliot

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    Here is the block that I made for JuneBillie.
    "Our deeds determine us as much as we determine our deeds" George Eliot

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    Post JeanBilli's Block for June

    Here is JeanBilli's block for June 2013. I hope that you like it.
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    "Our deeds determine us as much as we determine our deeds" George Eliot

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