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Thread: ok this is my second try at pp

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    Senior Member cashmommy11's Avatar
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    about 30 patterns later this is what i have not much lol but i will keep at it
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    Not bad. Just a little recommendation...maybe more than one. I would stay away from white until you have more practice. It shows too much. Get an Add a quarter inch ruler and the back will be straighter. If you don't have one, you can cut the excess fabric on the back with a regular ruler, making sure that you make your seams 1/4 inch. When you are done adding all your parts add a quarter inch all around as your seam allowance.

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    Are you sewing on the paper? And by that I mean... does your needle and thread perforate the paper?

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    I know you are trying so hard so I have a tip for you.

    Take one of the pattern sheets like you pictured and color in each square with the appropriate color, #1 red, #2 white, #3 green. Then compare it to your sewn square.I think you will see that you are not quite following the sequence correctly.

    For example, #1 is red, #2 sits on top of red, #3 is green and should go from the top to the bottom on the right side. It should be covering the #2 white in the right corner and then all the way down to the bottom right corner of the red. Does this make sense? It would be so much easier to show you.

    Notice that your paper pattern is a series of squares whereas your stitched block is not. You have a stairstep pattern going.

    If you look just at # 1,2,3--they form a square, add # 4,5,6,7---you have a bigger square, and so on and so on until you finish with the final piece.

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    Some courthouse steps, good for you! Thanks for sharing your quilting journey with us!

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    i have never done pp before, but your doing a great job

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    Quote Originally Posted by JanetM
    I know you are trying so hard so I have a tip for you.

    Take one of the pattern sheets like you pictured and color in each square with the appropriate color, #1 red, #2 white, #3 green. Then compare it to your sewn square.I think you will see that you are not quite following the sequence correctly.

    For example, #1 is red, #2 sits on top of red, #3 is green and should go from the top to the bottom on the right side. It should be covering the #2 white in the right corner and then all the way down to the bottom right corner of the red. Does this make sense? It would be so much easier to show you.

    Notice that your paper pattern is a series of squares whereas your stitched block is not. You have a stairstep pattern going.

    If you look just at # 1,2,3--they form a square, add # 4,5,6,7---you have a bigger square, and so on and so on until you finish with the final piece.
    That's why I asked if you were sewing on the paper. Should be easier to follow if you're using the numbers and sewing through the paper.

    See if this makes more sense to you: http://www.winnowing.com/ppp.html

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    I have always said I am going to try PP someday. I think you are doing just fine. Keep at it.

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    I think you did a great job!!! I can't wait to see more :D:D:D

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    You did great! Keep up the good work!! It gets easier! :D :thumbup: :thumbup:

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