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Thread: Farmere Wife Sampler WEEK4 Blocks 7&8 Discussion page

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    Here we go week 4 underway.
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    May I be the first to say it in this official thread...the Birds in the Air block was..."for the birds"? LOL! Thankfully, by paper piecing it, it worked...whew! This one was my first block that was really tricky!

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    where can we get pp direction or the papers

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    Ughh....I'm still working on 5 & 6!

    I officially nominate myself for chairperson of the Slackers Club!

    Akangel, move over!

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    oh no, this is my throne, I will NOT share. PUUUUSSSHHH
    Stefani AAHHHH, Queen again.
    Muriel

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    Toward the bottom of this page is a PDF link to different sizes of paper gridded HST. The 1 inch one is what I used to make my Birds in the Air. These files are good to save in a folder under quilt patterns as they are used in other blocks as well. They are from Block Central but I couldn't find them on that site. Unfortunately, any odd size squares have to be drafted.

    http://www.bellaonline.org/articles/art10208.asp

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    Quote Originally Posted by donnap
    where can we get pp direction or the papers
    You have to either have a computer program to help you or you have to draft your own. You can use any paper you would normally use for paper piecing. Good luck to you! I use EQ but I know there are different programs that work equally well.

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    wow I guess I finally caught up! so.... I NEED to know??? how are all of you pressing you seams??? that birds in the air I just couldnt decide which way to go???

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    Quote Originally Posted by deranged_damsel
    wow I guess I finally caught up! so.... I NEED to know??? how are all of you pressing you seams??? that birds in the air I just couldnt decide which way to go???
    I'm pressing a lot of mine open to avoid big lumps. I always do this on anything that is angled because I know that probably both ends of the angle will be sewn into other seams; this makes for too much bulk, which is especially obvious in such small blocks. It would be so much easier if I could just press them all to one side, though, and I do that ... to the darkest side ... wherever I can do so without "bulking" up the block.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weezie
    Quote Originally Posted by deranged_damsel
    wow I guess I finally caught up! so.... I NEED to know??? how are all of you pressing you seams??? that birds in the air I just couldnt decide which way to go???
    I'm pressing a lot of mine open to avoid big lumps. I always do this on anything that is angled because I know that probably both ends of the angle will be sewn into other seams; this makes for too much bulk, which is especially obvious in such small blocks. It would be so much easier if I could just press them all to one side, though, and I do that ... to the darkest side ... wherever I can do so without "bulking" up the block.

    I agree with weezie! That's just what I'm doing as well...some of these littlbe buggers just have to be pressed open!

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    Quote Originally Posted by deranged_damsel
    wow I guess I finally caught up! so.... I NEED to know??? how are all of you pressing you seams??? that birds in the air I just couldnt decide which way to go???
    When there are so many intersections with lumps I press whichever way it lays best.

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    I really thought from looking at the photos for block 7 that I was the only one having trouble with this one....even with the pp I still had trouble on several of the points...I almost did the block over but as someone said several pages back how will I know if I am making progress if I re-do every block that gives me trouble...so for now it stays as is....

    The scan of block eight is pretty close to accurate this time...but the "leaves" of the bouquet are actually a very deep green-they look brown but really green...

    Now that I am caught up it is time to get back to work on the pinwheel sampler that I am behind on-it is the quilt along that was hosted by Rachel Griffeth at her P.S. I Quilt blog over the summer...

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    Everyone is doing a wonderful job...be proud of yourselves!

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    I imported birds in the air into EQ from Block Base and printed out a pp. It went together real well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AkAngel
    oh no, this is my throne, I will NOT share. PUUUUSSSHHH
    Stefani AAHHHH, Queen again.
    Muriel
    Well I have not even finished blocks 3 and 4 soooooo if I had enough energy I would challenge all of you for the queen of the slackers title.

    But instead I am going to go take a nap

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    A nap sounds good. Enjoy it while I look for my camera. Arrghh!

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    Ok, I was looking for the link for the 1 inch squares, but I'm not seeing it can someone tell me again. I won't be able to work on this til this weekend but anything that will help those little boogers go together easier is appreciated.
    Muriel

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    Quote Originally Posted by AkAngel
    Ok, I was looking for the link for the 1 inch squares, but I'm not seeing it can someone tell me again. I won't be able to work on this til this weekend but anything that will help those little boogers go together easier is appreciated.
    Muriel
    Hi, It's www.blockcentral.com. Muriel, did you ever read the pm I sent you about the chart from the Yahoo group?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honchey
    Quote Originally Posted by AkAngel
    Ok, I was looking for the link for the 1 inch squares, but I'm not seeing it can someone tell me again. I won't be able to work on this til this weekend but anything that will help those little boogers go together easier is appreciated.
    Muriel
    Hi, It's www.blockcentral.com. Muriel, did you ever read the pm I sent you about the chart from the Yahoo group?
    Ok, the two of you have lost me....just where on the block central site is the link?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darcene
    Quote Originally Posted by Honchey
    Quote Originally Posted by AkAngel
    Ok, I was looking for the link for the 1 inch squares, but I'm not seeing it can someone tell me again. I won't be able to work on this til this weekend but anything that will help those little boogers go together easier is appreciated.
    Muriel
    Hi, It's www.blockcentral.com. Muriel, did you ever read the pm I sent you about the chart from the Yahoo group?
    Ok, the two of you have lost me....just where on the block central site is the link?
    Hi, My mistake, It's on this thread-page 1, www.bellaonline.org something or other. I can't copy & paste it Anne

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    I have the blocks cut out but they're just sitting there mocking me. I'd rather mop the kitchen floor right now. :0D

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    I don't see the rotary cutting instructions yet for block 5 & 6, am I too early? thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kathleen charnell
    I don't see the rotary cutting instructions yet for block 5 & 6, am I too early? thanks
    Try this link;

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-59950-1.htm

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    I am waiting to see the 3 1/2 inch birds in the air. I can not imagine lol

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    Did I miss it, or are there rotary cutting instructions for 7 & 8 somewhere? Thanks!

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