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Thread: Quilt Blocks and a Hotpad done!

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    Power Poster Rhonda's Avatar
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    Here are the 6 quilt blocks that I have been working on. They are part of an order that I have been working my way through. If you saw the large tote bags I posted awhile back and the bear's paw coin purses - this is part of that same order. These quilt blocks are 6 1/2" unfinished and are going to go to the customer and she will use them to make her own quilt I presume.
    If you didn't see the posts I mentioned just go on search above and type in my name and you will see a list of my posts. You can find the posts there.

    The black hot pad is a star point block. The Hot pad is 8" x 8" finished. Hope fully I will have the last of her order done soon. I have one more HST hot pad to do and a bear's paw book mark and I will be done!!! with this order!! Yeah!!

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    Wow -- your work always amazes me! :D

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    they are very nice. With experience I hope to get my blocks peiced as perfectly as yours are :!: I like how the pattern on the hotpad seems to echo. What did you use for wadding in the hotpad, do you need a heatproof wadding?

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    Beautiful blocks.

    I never thought of getting someone else to make the blocks and then put them together...........interesting concept.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa_wanna_b_quilter
    Beautiful blocks.

    I never thought of getting someone else to make the blocks and then put them together...........interesting concept.
    I had some quilt blocks made up ahead and decided to offer them on my website. I have taken orders for them and am still trying to catch up. I have another order for a differant block and she wants 9 of them. I have 4 done and 5 more to go.

    I saw a thread earlier today where someone bought some redwork blocks on ebay or etsy something like that. So I know they are offered by some quilters for sale in lots.

    It just makes it easier for a quilter to make a quilt with blocks that may be more involved than she wants to do or is not experienced enough to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rdem
    they are very nice. With experience I hope to get my blocks peiced as perfectly as yours are :!: I like how the pattern on the hotpad seems to echo. What did you use for wadding in the hotpad, do you need a heatproof wadding?
    Some people use the heat proof material but I don't. I use traditional polyester batting and I use 2 layers. I like the traditional because it isn't fat and fluffy and is more dense. It is just fine with the poly filling.

    My piecing is not as perfect as you might suppose. I can point out many places that are less than perfect! I have just learned ways to disguise them somewhat. I spent many frustrating minutes last night taking out and redoing seams! I just get very perfectionist when it comes to my work. Now my housekeeping is another story!!!

    Basically I have a good eye for when something is out of line but I use a ruler and double check when I think something is not right. Then I problem solve to fix the problem. Sometimes there is no fix and you just have to live with it.
    One block had a square in the middle that wanted to bow out so I sprayed it with sizing and made it lay down flat!!

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    This block is a good seller for me at Kalona ( the town where I sell my stuff to a gift shop). It is one of my favorites but after making these 6 I think it will be awhile before I work on this one again!! Time to move on to something else!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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    They look great Rhonda!

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    Thanks Jim's Gem! To me they are old hat. I almost didn't post them. They don't seem as dramatic to me as some of you people's quilts.

    But I have been saying I was working on orders so I thought I would show what I have been working on.

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    Rhonda - your work is simply amazing. It's beautiful if we think in terms of 8 or 10 inch blocks--BUT your work is miniture and soooooooooooo amazing.

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