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    2014 September Piece & Cut BOM

    Welcome to my BOM

    This BOM will be new originals designed by me using my shortcut pieced blocks.
    In the past I've called my method the Cut Down Method. I've renamed it the Piece & Cut Method.

    For any newcomers this means you sew fabric together and then cut out a square from the center using a template.
    Any size template can be used to make them.

    This Quilt Block is made with my Boston Blocks.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/tutoria...al-t38879.html

    I haven't named this quilt block yet so feel free to offer some suggestions.

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    This is a Boston Block
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    Check out the link for directions on making this pieced block.

    You will need to make 3 diff shortcut blocks.

    make 16 of these
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    Make 16 of these
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    Make 4 of these
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    Here you can see the pieced blocks placed in rows.
    Make sure you place them in the order and turn them to match the picture
    Also make sure you place the colors in the right places to get this design.
    Value and contrast are important in this design
    If you need help on choosing fabrics feel free to pm me or ask here on this thread.

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    I like to sew sets of two together.

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    Then I sew the sets of 2 into 4 patches

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    Now sew the 4 patches into rows and sew them together.

    You should now have a quilt block completely sewn.

    Hope you enjoy this quilt block!!


    Using Templates

    I use a 2 1/2" template to get a 12 1/2" unfinished quilt block
    A 3 1/2" template will make an 18 1/2" unfinished quilt block
    A 4 1/2" template( or square ruler) will make a 24" quilt block.

    You can use this quilt block to make quilts/ tablerunners / wall hangings or anything you like.

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    I LOVE your block-patterns and cut-down method. Will definitely be following this thread. Thank you for doing this!

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    Rhonda: I definitely will be following.
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    Rhonda, please count me in. Thanks Fran

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    I am trying some of your blocks out. I love your ideas. Thanks so much for sharing them with all of us.

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    Thanks everyone glad to know I am not just spitting in the wind LOL

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    Rhonda Love your blocks I've done several . I need to make a quilt out of them. they are so fun to do and used some of my scraps.

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    Oh Rhonda, what great movement in this block! It's really cool, thanks!

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    Hi, Rhonda. Is this going to be a monthly block? Do you have a mailing list that notifies us when the new one comes out? If you do, I know you know my email address and I'd like to not miss any of what you make.

    BTW - I will write more later. I've been so busy and haven't felt well and have neglected writing to you, and for that I'm sorry.

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    I will be following this BOM because I definitely enjoy making blocks using your method. Will the future blocks be on Quilting Board?
    Thankful to still be here.Someone upstairs must still have a plan for me.

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    Yes I will be posting a new block each month. I will try to post by the first of the month from now on. All of these will be my own originals and will be new not seen online before.

    I'm glad you all like them! I enjoy the feedback. It helps so much to know someone is following along and I'm not just doing this for nothing.

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    Excellent
    I love the block, and I think your cutting method is brilliant too.

    I freely admit I usually paper piece my patchwork, but I'm trying to learn to use the machine more since rheumatoid arthritis is really affecting both my wrists and my pinch grip of my thumbs. I find the machine frustrating, it's just not as accurate, time after time after time, as my paper piecing, but by heavens it's an awful lot quicker.

    Thank you for taking the time and trouble to write the instructions out, and offering to do more !

    Mary

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    If anyone is interested I did two Sampler quilt alongs in years past. you can find them here. They are my original quilt blocks also.

    Blocks of the Week by Rhonda

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macra View Post
    Excellent
    I love the block, and I think your cutting method is brilliant too.

    I freely admit I usually paper piece my patchwork, but I'm trying to learn to use the machine more since rheumatoid arthritis is really affecting both my wrists and my pinch grip of my thumbs. I find the machine frustrating, it's just not as accurate, time after time after time, as my paper piecing, but by heavens it's an awful lot quicker.

    Thank you for taking the time and trouble to write the instructions out, and offering to do more !

    Mary
    Mary I hope you find my methods easier to do. You can make the blocks any size you like so you can control what you work with. As long as you can sew a straight seam the accuracy is more important when you cut out than when you sew seams. Makes it a bit easier to do.

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    This looks like fun! I hope to get organized and start soon! Did I miss it, or have you listed fabric requirements? I know that will depend on the template size we choose, but maybe requirements for 2 1/2" would give us some idea? Or can this be totally scrappy?
    Thanks Rhonda!

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    Jill it can be anything you want it to be.

    As for fabric - Let me see what I can come up with.

    For one quilt block
    An 1/8th yd should suffice for most template sizes unless you are going really big.

    Okay - for a 2 1/2" template -
    this is at least this size. I didn't add any wiggle room so that is up to you.
    I also figured this based on cutting squares into triangles. This doesn't take into acct if you rough cut. so add a bit more if you are rough cutting.

    Red - 6" x 22" or a 12" x 12" will work

    Blue - 10" x 22"

    Green - 8" x 20"

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    Rhonda: Made several of the Boston Blocks just to use your method. Worked like a charm, much easier and actually more exact. I think I am going to start out doing scrappy and see where that takes me.

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    Thanks Rhonda!

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    You're welcome Jill and everyone. I decided I hadn't done anything to get my methods out there so decided I was in the mood to do another quilt along. then decided to do it as a BOM instead.

    Emma I am so glad you like my shortcut method in the Boston Blocks. I think it is so easy to do and perfect for beginners to experts no matter your skill level.

    For any newcomers and those who follow me - I have 10 different shortcut blocks. So you will be seeing more of my shortcuts over time here in this BOM.

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    Rhonda: Followed your EQ Tutorials but never have participated in one of your BOMs so really don't know what the normal procedure is, but would like to share my effort with your first block. I think I will be making the blocks with calicos and a ecru background. How many blocks will there be in total?
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    What a wonderful version of my quilt block Emma! Love the colors you chose. I enjoy seeing pics of what people have done with my designs. Thanks for sharing this!

    I imagine I will keep this going at least a year or so. maybe more. it really depends on if I get feedback. as long as anyone is paying attention I love to share. but if noone is following and I feel like I am doing it for nothing then I usually fade it out and quit doing them.

    Posting pictures of what you make of my designs is a great way to know someone is getting some good out of this BOM.

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    Rhonda if we are going to do a quilt for the whole year how many fabric colors will we need to have and how much of each fabric(about). If we stay in a color family. ( light fabric, Med. fabric, dark fabric) Will this work with all the block patterns your going to use or should we do scrappy? I have done some of your blocks but they are scrappy and Love them, looking forward to doing these blocks. Oct. Nov. Dec. will be hard time for me to do this but I'll try to keep up. That is why I'm asking about fabric so I can have it ready and in one place at all times. Hope this makes sense. Thanks Juanita

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    Quote Originally Posted by JuanitaBean View Post
    Rhonda if we are going to do a quilt for the whole year how many fabric colors will we need to have and how much of each fabric(about). If we stay in a color family. ( light fabric, Med. fabric, dark fabric) Will this work with all the block patterns your going to use or should we do scrappy? I have done some of your blocks but they are scrappy and Love them, looking forward to doing these blocks. Oct. Nov. Dec. will be hard time for me to do this but I'll try to keep up. That is why I'm asking about fabric so I can have it ready and in one place at all times. Hope this makes sense. Thanks Juanita
    I imagine the numbers I gave above will be close for each quilt block but there may be some variances.
    I do like to use the 6 rows of 6 blocks alot so most of them will be in that range.
    There could be more than 3 colors tho in a quilt block. just depends on the design and right now I only have 4 designed so I really don't know what the rest will be til I sit down and play with it.

    But the general rules I use are 3 - 4 colors per block and the 6 x 6 grid.
    When I use other types of shortcut blocks that may need a bit more fabric per shortcut block tho.

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    I am using 4 fabrics on the next quilt block but I also have a little bit of a fifth color also. so if you are wanting to put aside fabrics then you should plan on 5 diff fabrics.

    I'd have to stop and think how much of each one for a whole year of blocks. I don't have them all designed yet. I usually just do them along the way through the year.

    It's not the same as a published sampler quilt.

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    I have wanted to learn to quilt for years and am just now getting around to trying it. I made my first block last week, not perfect but not to shabby for the first one. I am interested in your technique and plan to try it soon. l Looking forward to your new block next month. Thank you for sharing your experience and talent with the rest of us.
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