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    Super Member sharin'Sharon's Avatar
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    Jan 2011
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    Would it possibly work if you were to cut the cross line of the plus as one piece that would equal three squares? Less matching seams, maybe? Your quilt looks great. Thanks for sharing.

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    Wow you are on your way to an awesome quilt. Enjoy the process!

  3. #43
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    oh cant wait to see the finished quilt i love it... great scrappy

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    Super Member ube quilting's Avatar
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    Thanks everyone for all your encouragement through this project. If you working on this quilt now or want to in the future here is what I have learned so far that may help.

    Having a design board is the best way to keep the pattern right and the easiest way to work on this one.

    It is not imperative that every set be different but really cool if you have enough scraps.

    Starch the back of your fabric twice. Sharon Shambler says to! I agree.

    My old hands found it better to cut in limited time sessions. Repetitive motion can cause issues.

    Stack each color set of five in stacks of ten and caddy -corner each set in the stack. I used a deep tray and had ten stacks of ten which gave me 100 color sets. I placed a piece of cardboard on top of these and stacked the next 100 color sets on top of the first. Keeping them in an easy to count method makes it easier to keep track of what you have.

    Groups of four and singles that go around the edge are seperate from the sets of five.

    Take your time when seting out the sets on the design board. The instructions suggest doing one quarter of the quilt at a time and I agree because of space limitations. Be careful of what fabrics go where on the edge of the sections because there is no straight line of blocks to follow and the color sets cross into each section if you are doing it in sections.

    I put a piece of painters tape on the edge of my design wall, top and side and numbered the rows and colomns and drew an arrow next to each row to indicate which direction to iron that row.

    So far so good!
    thank you everyone for the good spirit you have given me.
    no act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. Aesop

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    I made this same quilt from the same magazine. My quilt is at the quilter's right now. If I can figure out how to post pixs, I will try to show it when I get it back.

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    That is beautiful. I have a similar pattern in one of my jelly roll books that is on my wish to make list.
    Jan x

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    Super Member sewdamncute's Avatar
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    Temporarily living in CT...missing AZ!!!
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    Coming out great!
    Blessed Be

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    Senior Member Rose S.'s Avatar
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    I have had my eyes on this pattern for a long time...had not thought of it for scraps, but that is a real good idea, too. I hope I see it when you finish it.

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    Super Member lpsewing's Avatar
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    I think your quilt is looking great,keep going & be sure to update us all

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    Can't wait to see it all finished! It's already gorgeous!

    I just started cutting for this one today (from a FQ bundle) after browsing through my American Patchwork mag this a.m. This will be my first ever! Taking a break and wanted to see if anyone was else was working on one....so glad to see you posted some tips. I will need all the advice I can get! Have been pinning and stacking my sets in 5 and at last count I had a total of 27 sets :O
    One question I have is since I went with a size choice not given with this pattern (50"x72" without binding"), how do I figure out how many sets of 5, 4 and singles I need? Is there a math calculation I can use?


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