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    Basket of flowers and Betty's Delight

    Hey All, I've been hold up in the sewing room. I got stumped with Betty because I didn't have just the right fabrics.
    So........ I got to go look for more! You all have such beautiful blocks!!!!! I have no idea about sashing, I'll cross that bridge later.
    Anael, I love the colors in your flower basket.
    JeanieG, Lovely colors in both blocks, love those tiny horseshoes!
    JanieW, beautiful colors in your flower basket.
    gardenergal, what a great circle quilt, beautiful colors, looks like a lot of work!
    I guess my quilt will be scrappy too. Not following any color scheme.
    Here are my latest blocks.
    I had problems with the basket block, not sure why.
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    Yeah Honchey, back on the trail ride you are and posting cute blocks to boot. Nice basket fabric. It reminds me of the plaid design used by Thermos back in the day when I carried my lunch to country school! And the brown in the Betty block looks like dark brown worn leather.
    Termi the stars so complement the dark blue fabric. Neat little flowers popping out of the the basket. If you had problems it doesn't show.
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    Gardenergal, I just re-read my post re templates and it sounds so snooty-I apologise. I wasn't suggesting that you were doing something wrong. I was suggesting check your printer. I should read my replies before I hit send--so sorry. Can I blame DH? He was prowling around suggesting it was time for lunch and I was "suggesting" maybe he get his own LOL. So sorry!
    Termi, you are nailing these blocks! Love the colors you used-nice contrast.
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    Termi, I like how your blocks turned out.

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    Termi your blocks are stunning! Scrappy is great!
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    [QUOTE=janRN;4932310]Gardenergal, I just re-read my post re templates and it sounds so snooty-I apologise. I wasn't suggesting that you were doing something wrong. I was suggesting check your printer. I should read my replies before I hit send--so sorry. Can I blame DH? He was prowling around suggesting it was time for lunch and I was "suggesting" maybe he get his own LOL. So sorry!

    No offense taken. Virtual communication does leave something to be desired at times since we can't pick up the body language which often is half the meaning! I'm used to working with plastic templates that don't shift or get in the way of my rotary cutter like paper does so I know that it's the template making that is my biggest problem! I have my printer set for 100% so everything starts out correct and my blocks come out size wise but some of the pieces have to be eased...I'm working on my pressing too.
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    I have my printer set for 100% so everything starts out correct and my blocks come out size wise but some of the pieces have to be eased...I'm working on my pressing too.[/QUOTE]

    Gardnergal, I'm not sure if you're aware that fabric sewn on the crosswise width will stretch more than on the straight side. When I find that one section is a little fuller than the piece it's being sewn to... I pin the intersections then I place that side on the bottom...the feed dogs will ease it in most times. ...use a little steam and by magic (most times) it all settles in place....

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    Quote Originally Posted by oksewglad View Post
    Yeah Honchey, back on the trail ride you are and posting cute blocks to boot. Nice basket fabric. It reminds me of the plaid design used by Thermos back in the day when I carried my lunch to country school! And the brown in the Betty block looks like dark brown worn leather.
    Termi the stars so complement the dark blue fabric. Neat little flowers popping out of the the basket. If you had problems it doesn't show.
    the brown fabric has a paintbrush effect with a little red and blue . it's very hard to see. very faint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honchey View Post
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    Gardnergal, I'm not sure if you're aware that fabric sewn on the crosswise width will stretch more than on the straight side. When I find that one section is a little fuller than the piece it's being sewn to... I pin the intersections then I place that side on the bottom...the feed dogs will ease it in most times. ...use a little steam and by magic (most times) it all settles in place....
    Thanks, Honchey. I'm working on that process. I don't always figure out which "leg" of the triangle should be on the straight grain.

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    Yes ggal, grain lines especially on the triangles would've been helpful. Basic premise is to place the st of grain on the side that is on the outside of the block. In the case of those paralleograms (sp?) in A Beauty use the longest sides for st of grain.
    Someone in the FWS suggested using double sided tape between the template and your fabric b/4 you cut it out. I have used card stock to print the templates on too. It's more sturdy than paper and as for tape I took a strip and rolled it into a circle sticky side out to create my own 2 sided tape. It worked for me on A Beauty.
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    [QUOTE=gardnergal970;4934665]
    Quote Originally Posted by janRN View Post
    Gardenergal, I just re-read my post re templates and it sounds so snooty-I apologise. I wasn't suggesting that you were doing something wrong. I was suggesting check your printer. I should read my replies before I hit send--so sorry. Can I blame DH? He was prowling around suggesting it was time for lunch and I was "suggesting" maybe he get his own LOL. So sorry!

    No offense taken. Virtual communication does leave something to be desired at times since we can't pick up the body language which often is half the meaning! I'm used to working with plastic templates that don't shift or get in the way of my rotary cutter like paper does so I know that it's the template making that is my biggest problem! I have my printer set for 100% so everything starts out correct and my blocks come out size wise but some of the pieces have to be eased...I'm working on my pressing too.
    I've been printing mine on card stock and that gives a little better edge for the rotary cutter. I can place a ruler on the edge of the card stock and cut. However, I just usually mark around my templates and cut them out with scissors. Works great for me.

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    I measured my first few blocks and they all ended up at 8 inches so I'm a happy camper, must be my printer.... Everyones computer and printer are different so as long as the blocks all end up the same size it works for me
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    Thanks all for the template tips. I will keep working on it. I've looked at next week and may try paper piecing.

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    I'm in Catch-up Mode ... Ladies and Gent!! ....

    Template Discussion ... Interesting about the different sizes.
    When printing ... be sure to check that you have "No Scaling" selected. I missed that a couple of times on my FWS. Luckily only made one block where I didn't catch it and then had to re-make.

    Fabric Stretch Discussion ... One thing I've learned since joining the QB is the value of starching fabric, particularly when dealing with bias cuts or stretch potential. Before QB, I never used starch or sizing til the quilt was finished. Oh what a change it can make throughout the process! And bonus ... very little fraying when starched. I've started hoarding starch as it's getting very hard to find here in Canada ... and sizing is not sold any longer.

    Honchey ... Perfect basket, straight as can be with those lines and with the handle matching right up. Flowers are so nicely blended with the background and the basket! And precision on all those seams for dear Betty!

    OKSGlad ... good eye on the plaid Thermos! I always envied the others with the fancy thermos' and lunch pails. My Mom would never let us have them ... boring and plain were ours!

    Termi ... Great fabrics for both blocks. I particularly like the freshness that shows with the basket fabrics.
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    Basket of flowers:Name:  BasketofFlowers.JPG
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    Oh what fun .... a real selection there!
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    Great fabrics QNS! Just love your blocks!

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    QNS your fabric choices are stunning! Your insight will make your quilt wonderful!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dublb View Post
    QNS your fabric choices are stunning! Your insight will make your quilt wonderful!
    And you never cease to entertain us whether in your blocks or your stories.
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    QuiltingNinaSue....How clever you are. Absolutely love your basket and the surrounding fabrics. Betty's Delight isn't too bad either.....LOL! I never think outside the box, but seeing blocks like yours, helps me a lot......

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    Quote Originally Posted by wendiq View Post
    QuiltingNinaSue....How clever you are. Absolutely love your basket and the surrounding fabrics. Betty's Delight isn't too bad either.....LOL! I never think outside the box, but seeing blocks like yours, helps me a lot......
    WendiQ ... isn't that just one of the joys of being here on the Board? We can gather endless ideas!!

    As each of the PC blocks are posted, and FWS before, I am so often surprised at the different looks each block takes.
    How fortunate we are!
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    WendiQ ... isn't that just one of the joys of being here on the Board? We can gather endless ideas!!

    As each of the PC blocks are posted, and FWS before, I am so often surprised at the different looks each block takes.
    How fortunate we are!
    I agree QuiltE. We are fortunate! I love the QB, & I love this BOW!
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    I do agree with QuiltE and Dublb. I love to be here, learning and riding with you. So much to learn.
    I am totally in love with this BOW. I love to see pictures of everyone's blocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArteEmCasa View Post
    I do agree with QuiltE and Dublb. I love to be here, learning and riding with you. So much to learn.
    I am totally in love with this BOW. I love to see pictures of everyone's blocks.
    ......... including road apples, cow patties and more!
    *smile s and giggles*
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    ......... including road apples, cow patties and more!
    *smile s and giggles*
    I wonder if Laurie and Co know how much fun we have sharing recipes, stories, blocks and sewing tips! Apples and pork roast sound like a great pairing, QNS.
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