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    Quote Originally Posted by pjnesler View Post
    I loved the revision of A1 - so happy it was posted before I started mine - and for the hand piecing, I sure am glad I recalled reading that silk thread is the best for making your stitches disappear, mine almost did - a whole lot better than any I'd done before with regular cotton thread. Can anyone point me to the best source for Silk Thread? Here are my latest blocks.
    I like the revision of A-1, too, and I'm eventually going to redo mine. I've ordered silk thread from both redrockthreads.com and superiorthreads.com -- both are good sources. I like Red Rock because they also carry Presencia 60-wt. thread. It makes quite a difference in putting together these little bitty blocks.

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    I found a YLI silk thread gift pack at Connecting Threads. It was the best price that I could find and the colors are perfect for my pink, chocolate and cream DJ: http://www.connectingthreads.com/Too...5__D20310.HTML
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    Quote Originally Posted by pjnesler View Post
    I loved the revision of A1 - so happy it was posted before I started mine - and for the hand piecing, I sure am glad I recalled reading that silk thread is the best for making your stitches disappear, mine almost did - a whole lot better than any I'd done before with regular cotton thread. Can anyone point me to the best source for Silk Thread? Here are my latest blocks.
    Very nice blocks!
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    Hi, ladies!
    That it have been busy! All blocks and fabric are Wonderful!
    Many thanks to Linda and Nancy for details of A-1! I'm glad have not done yet.
    I have EQ program but I will try to test with your instructions.
    I would love to buy this program, but you know somewhere where sold it for download? Not with shipping box.

    On the website of Karen Kay Buckley, there are also a few threads of silk at a good price and I use in all my limits and they are wonderful. They are in this link http:www.karenkaybuckley.comstore.php?cat7
    Cre8tvlwyr this pattern has me in love! I'm looking for where I saw him to tell him! I love the thumbnails! Someday I'll try!
    A hug to all! I'm going to prepare lunch!
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    My week three blocks all completed. I have six blocks in baggies ready to go. I am so glad that I picked up this project again. I have a method to get the blocks prepped while the kids are asleep and hand piece while I wait on them to finish meals. It is turning into a very productive time for me. Right now it is all about finding bits of time between other things. I'm contemplating digging deeper into the UFO bin to see what other things have been abandoned that could benefit from 10 mins here and there.

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    GV09, I think that the best way to find out if EQ is available as a download is to go to their website http://www.electricquilt.com/ and ask them. I suspect that there is not a downloadable version. A large user manual comes with the software. I have to say, though, that I rarely use it... the EQ software Help usually tells me all I need to know. Thanks for the link to the silk thread site... the silk is so much better on these tiny pieces

    ND... your blocks are perfect! glad that you found a way to get them done
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    GV09 I just love reading your posts. You brighten my day with your sweetness. Well everyone here is so kind.
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    B10

    I'm trying my best to keep up to date. I have three weeks completed but having a real hard time with B10. I've looked on dearjane.com for tips and also on thatquilt.com. Neither suggestions are helping me. Paper piecing the tiny pieces in the center is a nightmare. Cutting them to size would be even worse.

    Any help will be appreciated

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    I have never done a drunkard's path block. So the That Quilt method helped me. However, I didn't like all the pins... got in my way. Where she removed the freezer paper, I left it on. Then pinned just the ends, squaring them with the sides of the inside piece. With the freezer paper still on, this curved the top piece stiffly sticking up. I then used a bead of Elmer's glue along the bottom seam allowance. With the freezer paper on, if you try to pull the two pieces flat as if they are already sewn, that lines the seam up just right. This is how it looks when glued.
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    Nancy in western NY
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    ND Quilts, Beautiful week three blocks. I really like them! Glad you are finding bits of time to work on them.

    Nancy, thanks for the help with the circle inside. I have not tried any of the week four ones yet...have not done any curved pieces before.
    Linda
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    GV09, I think that the best way to find out if EQ is available as a download is to go to their website http://www.electricquilt.com/ and ask them. I suspect that there is not a downloadable version. A large user manual comes with the software. I have to say, though, that I rarely use it... the EQ software Help usually tells me all I need to know. Thanks for the link to the silk thread site... the silk is so much better on these tiny pieces

    ND... your blocks are perfect! glad that you found a way to get them done
    Hi, Nancy!
    Thank you very much!
    I wil sen the company an email with my query.
    Exactly, I figured that would come with a manual box, but my ignorance of the language … I do not think they use a lot! Hahaha!!!
    Someday I hope everything is written in Spanish!
    A big hug!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SheriR View Post
    GV09 I just love reading your posts. You brighten my day with your sweetness. Well everyone here is so kind.
    Hi, SheriR!
    Thank's! You make me get very red! And let my heart very warm and big smile in my face!
    A big big hug!

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    Thanks for the complements on the blocks. I am using freezer paper templates for the majority of the blocks. For the curved ones like the drunkards path, I will use Press and Seal because it is so flexible. I love the tip to use glue. Ill need to get some to add to my sewing kit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gls234 View Post
    I'm trying my best to keep up to date. I have three weeks completed but having a real hard time with B10. I've looked on dearjane.com for tips and also on thatquilt.com. Neither suggestions are helping me. Paper piecing the tiny pieces in the center is a nightmare. Cutting them to size would be even worse.
    Any help will be appreciated
    Sorry I can not help! Today I cut the pieces of paper and try to sew the weekend that block.
    I think we'd better make other blocks and leave that for a few days. It's what works for me when something does not come out!
    I hope we can find a solution at all!
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    I have never done a drunkard's path block. So the That Quilt method helped me. However, I didn't like all the pins... got in my way. Where she removed the freezer paper, I left it on. Then pinned just the ends, squaring them with the sides of the inside piece. With the freezer paper still on, this curved the top piece stiffly sticking up. I then used a bead of Elmer's glue along the bottom seam allowance. With the freezer paper on, if you try to pull the two pieces flat as if they are already sewn, that lines the seam up just right. This is how it looks when glued.
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    Hi, Nancy!
    I just bought a book called "Piec-lique: Curves the New Way" by Sharon Schamber (sold here: http://www.americanquilter.com/books...il.php?id=6681)
    I did not read everything, but in photos she just explained this way of linking the curved pieces.
    I just put the book together with my blocks and secure future will prove it!
    Thank you very much!
    A big hug!

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    @QuiltnNan: nice block. I am avoiding pieced curves like the plague and opted to piece a 4 square background and appliqué the circle. Pics on Sunday. Happy quilting!
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    I am just totally confused as how to do this B1 block. I know nothing about freezer paper or how to applique. I need help.

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    I have found that the most critical part of sewing any circle or curve that has to fit together is to cut precisely. If the seam allowance on the convex and concave curves match, then your drunkards path or circle will fit perfectly. Virginia Walton sews circles into 'holes' without pinning! or with very few pins. The circle is cut exactly 1/4" wider than the seamline and the piece of fabric with the hole is cut precisely 1/4" smaller than the seamline. When it is clipped it cant be sewn exactly right. It sounds real simple, but it really does work - when I've messed up I can usually find the mistake is in the cutting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bpowers64 View Post
    I am just totally confused as how to do this B1 block. I know nothing about freezer paper or how to applique. I need help.
    bpowers, have you checked out the reverse applique instructions on That Quilt? I, like you had never used freezer paper, had never done reverse applique (much less even regular applique!) before and while the instructions looked very hard to me...once I started following them picture by picture it went very well , I enjoyed it , and it even turned out nicely!
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    Thank you, very much. I'll give it a try. I fully intend to do this quilt and learn as much from all of you as I can. This is such an encouraging bunch of people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bpowers64 View Post
    I am just totally confused as how to do this B1 block. I know nothing about freezer paper or how to applique. I need help.
    If you want them applied, I just post a tutorial on how you do perfect circles.
    They are in this thread: http://www.quiltingboard.com/tutoria...s-t178115.html
    I hope the help for this and other jobs!
    A hug!
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    For my B10 I will make the center square and then trim to make it on point. Much easier than to fuss with tiny end triangles. I've been doing applique blocks while watching evening news. So now I have to catch up on PP blocks
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    That's what I did and it turned out great!!!!
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    @QuiltnNan: nice block. I am avoiding pieced curves like the plague and opted to piece a 4 square background and appliqué the circle. Pics on Sunday. Happy quilting!

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    Whew!!! Just finished the 3 blocks! First attempt at curves. I tried doing B3 with leaving the freezer paper on and gluing the curves, but I guess I did something wrong as the freezer paper on the top piece was too stiff to be able to sew around the curve neatly. So, I dug out the curvemaster foot I had ordered some time back and gave it a whirl. Kind of ruff on the 1st couple of attempts, but finally got a really nice curve and nicely matched up edges ---only to find I had sewed it so the seam was sticking out on the right side !! (blush)
    Posting pics tomorrow.
    Hope everyone else is doing better at their blocks!
    Linda
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    Hello Everyone!

    Here are my Week 3 blocks. A1 was just evil and I ended up doing it 3 times! It may not be wonky like I had wanted to do but oh well. I am happy with how it turned out and that's all that matters.


    A1


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