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Thread: Affairs of the Heart Cyber-Sew 2011

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    Candi, your blocks look soo pretty!! I, of course, love your colors..looks to me like you are making a quilt that will need to come visit me at MY house!

    Elle, how shocking....you??? encouraging someone to be wicked????...... naughty girl!! LOL!

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    Beautiful Blocks, would love to see them once you have done the bobbin work on them. you do nice work.

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    Thanks all for the kind words..why is that when I look at photos of my blocks all I see are the points that were supposed to look more rounded but ended up pointy, lol. I think I need a glass of wine to set me straight :mrgreen: :lol:

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    Yes candi...thats the solution!! (although I certainly don't see what you see!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandpat
    Yes candi...thats the solution!! (although I certainly don't see what you see!)
    Would you like me to point out the Booboos to you? LOL.
    Pat, I think I am going through my learning curve with this. I am using a method that the lady who taught it to me called needleturn applique by machine, I trace and cut heat resistant templates, use them to trace and cut my fabrics leaving a seam allowance and then strach the seam allowance and with the templates inside iron the edges under, remove template and stitch on background. My problems are the clipping I need to make in the seam allowance to get certain shapes, if I clip in the wrong spot, it changes the shape, and then sometimes roundness like of the heart grows points from the
    seam allowance caused by my misclippings. I think if and once I figure out where to take that tiny clip, it'll be smooth sailing for me...maybe on that very last block,lol :mrgreen: Meanwhile, like my husabnd says, it does look like a heart so I suppose it is good enough :-D

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    Sorry double post :oops:

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    Candi your block looks beautiful. Yet another method to do needleturn, not heard of that method before. Very interesting. I love your background fabric.

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    Good for you Candi - I love to see people trying something here that that they wouldn't have ever considered on their own. It happened with the DJ quilt, and though some are still struggling to finish because life got in the way, they don't seemed to have got discouraged.

    I hope the same will happen with this quilt, don't forget it still hasn't officially started, so we will soon be having more blocks being posted, and I am sooooo looking forward to that.

    Your blocks look lovely, and not a boo boo in site. I use a similar method to you for my circles, but in their case, I just gather them, rather than clip. Then I iron them to set the gathers, before allowing them to cool, and then stitching on. I rarely get problems with them doing them that way.

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    Hey, we've been knocked off the top if the Topic List by something that begins with 'O' !

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    Oh, well! At least we're still next to the top. We don't have to go searching for it!

    Happy Mother's Day to all.

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    Thanks Elle and Lesley.
    Lesley,
    I haven't been clipping around my circles and those have been turning out mostly ok, but your gathering sounds interesting. I think I will try it.

    Happy Mother's Day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lacelady
    Hey, we've been knocked off the top if the Topic List by something that begins with 'O' !
    New thing the Board has started because it seems a lot of people like to do challenges, like finish all our UFO´s etc, its quite interesting to read.

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    Oh....we're NOT the top anymore????.....what a pity..LOL..I'll have to go check it out! :D:

    Candi, that method sound kinda similar to the way I do it with freezer paper. I found that clipping does NOT work for me except in those more pronounced curves or innies. Maybe you can try just gathering like Lesley says and it will work better for you. Otherwise...its all a learning curve, right?? :D:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterflyspain
    Quote Originally Posted by Lacelady
    Hey, we've been knocked off the top if the Topic List by something that begins with 'O' !
    New thing the Board has started because it seems a lot of people like to do challenges, like finish all our UFO´s etc, its quite interesting to read.
    I think it's probably a handy section to have, my objection is that it isn't within the alphabetical listing. O does not come before A. (Neither does C, come to that) Humph. (LOL).

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    Quote Originally Posted by candi
    Thanks Elle and Lesley.
    Lesley,
    I haven't been clipping around my circles and those have been turning out mostly ok, but your gathering sounds interesting. I think I will try it.

    Happy Mother's Day!
    Check out page 26 of this thread Candi - I posted a couple of pics there on various methods. I don't cut off my gathering thread, just use it to stitch the circle down.

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    Yes I see what you mean. Bit mean of them don´t you think

    Elle

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    I was trying to enlarge my patterns to 142%, but they don't want to fit on a standard 8 1/2 x 11 in. piece of copy paper. Anyone else have trouble. Did you have to take it to a copy store. Sorry to be so much of bother, but need help again. Thanks

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    es you need them on A3 paper, I had to take them to a store to get copied.

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    [quote=Lacelady][quote=Butterflyspain]
    Quote Originally Posted by Lacelady
    I think it's probably a handy section to have, my objection is that it isn't within the alphabetical listing. O does not come before A. (Neither does C, come to that) Humph. (LOL).
    Lesley, I don't think it's an O. I think it's probably a zero. That's a trick I use on my computer to make something go to the top of a listing. Not sure why this was allowed here, but I think that's probably what it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOOMANYUFO'S
    I was trying to enlarge my patterns to 142%, but they don't want to fit on a standard 8 1/2 x 11 in. piece of copy paper. Anyone else have trouble. Did you have to take it to a copy store. Sorry to be so much of bother, but need help again. Thanks
    What happened when I printed it, it printed the full length and just over half of the width. I would trace the full half, turn it around and trace it again on the other side. So far it's worked fine for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by d.rickman
    Quote Originally Posted by deranged_damsel
    !!!LOL!!! I know I dont need any encouragment to be wicked!
    I had the poor man up for three hours last night... trying to catch a mouse for me :oops:
    I was so scared, and he was so matcho!!!
    so I think I have to be nice to him now :mrgreen:
    Candace, that is hilarious - good job for DH!! I would have liked to be a mouse in the corner watching the antics...LOL
    did somebody say mouse? :XD:

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    Quote Originally Posted by candi
    Yuck mice...I am an animal lover but mice/rats, roaches and lizards are never welcome in my house...yuck...when we lived on Maui, my husband caught three mice in our condo on summer:shock: I still have nightmares about that :cry:

    On a much more pleasant note, I just purchased a 10x12'' light box from JoAnns, regular price was $43, my 40% coupon took $20 off...I am a happy camper.Oh, and the light box is "Made in the USA" :thumbup: I also purchased some gold metallic DMC thread for the embroidery..I am going to give the bobbin work a try and see what I can do with that. I have two blocks done minus the embroidery and then two are cut and ready to be turned under and stitched..it seems to me that if I decided to use bobbin work it will be easier on some blocks to do it before the applique, so I am going to check into that before I proceed.

    Thanks all for starting this, I would never have had the courage to start something like that on my own..mainly because I am a finisher and don't like UFOs and this is a time consuming and hard project, but watching you all is very encouraging.
    yummers! :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by candi
    Thanks all for the kind words..why is that when I look at photos of my blocks all I see are the points that were supposed to look more rounded but ended up pointy, lol. I think I need a glass of wine to set me straight :mrgreen: :lol:
    talk about seeing, LOl...I saw my eye doctor the other day after :oops: a couple years...and talked about my hand sewing/quilting etc. and how my dd laughs at me for wearing two pairs of glasses.
    Well...he told me that I don't need to be doing that.
    The problem is: I don't keep my glasses fitting right so everytime I look down, they slide and I am looking through the wrong part of the lense! oh my... :oops: :oops: :oops:
    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
    Leave it to me, to act like I've HAD the wine and seeing things all wonky...bc of my own silliness!
    He said come by anytime, walk in, free of charge and ask to have my glasses adjusted.
    I'm going to write it on the calendar to start doing that...bc it MIGHT IMPROVE MY QUILTING - LOL!!! :shock: :lol: :lol: :lol: :thumbup:

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    Candi, that's how I'm doing mine also. Sometimes, you just have to use the needle and work those unruly points or curves into place.

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    I don't think it's an "O," but rather a "0" - zero. Numbers come before letters in computerized lists. Don't know why, but at least we're #2 so we don't have to scroll until we find us!

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