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Thread: Jane Stickle Cyber Block Party Wk. 43, I13, H6, H12 and LS8

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    This week isn't too hard. I-13 and H12 are just straight forward applique or paper piecing (or rotary cutting/piecing).

    H6 was a little trickier, but not hard. I cut out the circle templates from freezer paper and ironed to the fabric. I rotary cut the pieces for the 9 patch, then inserted the "arcs" on freezer paper into the seams before sewing them together. When I finished that part, I just sewed the arcs down by hand.

    LS8 I don't really like how my little applique pieces turned out and might redo them. I paper pieced what I could and built it from the bottom to avoid as many "y" seams as possible. Then I appliqued the little pieces. I should have back basted them and then they might not be crooked.

    But..here they are none the less.....have fun!

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    Wow, looks complicated!

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    beautiful.

    i think i might try starching my applique pieces then gluing them down before stitching. wish me luck

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    luv, I generally use freezer paper inside, then wet the seam allowance with starch to make a crisp seam and iron it under. I still struggle with the points though and I need to either pin better when I am placing them on the block, or I need to stick them on there with the glue stick pen.

    But yes...good luck to you!

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    Week 43 :D

    I just realized, Patti, when I looked at your pics, I forgot the tiny triangles on LS-8, so I will add those!

    I pieced H-6, what fun! I have a couple pics while I was sewing that one, for anyone interested as I know curves are not generally a favorite. I am more visual, its easier for me, to see a technique, than to read directions...

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    Those are lovely Meridith! I've tried and tried and I just can't sew those little curves like that. They don't seem to lay flat- I always have some little weird spot. I pin...alot more than 3..and I sew very slowly...maybe thats my problem..:roll:

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandpat
    Those are lovely Meridith! I've tried and tried and I just can't sew those little curves like that. They don't seem to lay flat- I always have some little weird spot. I pin...alot more than 3..and I sew very slowly...maybe thats my problem..:roll:
    Three pins are plenty, for these tiny curves. Snip the curve to add the fullness, the two most important pins are the edges, they need to line up exactly! Then, sew with the fuller side down (my pinned piece pictured, the white was down) because the machine will take up some of the fullness, it may feel like you are sewing blind, but I do shift/pull the bottom fabric slightly to help it stay smooth as I stitch. Look again closely at the pic as it is smooth along the seam line. Not all 12 of those curves are perfect either, one of the curves is a little wonky, and I did have one little pucker, I ironed out! But I'm happy with it, it is done! :lol:

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    I'd be happy with yours too...I don't see anything wrong with them. I'll have to try machine sewing the curves again sometime. I get frustrated when it takes me a long time.

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    I love your I-13 with the pink in it! Brown & pink are so hot right now.

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    Lovely blocks yet again Patti. Love them all they look really good

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    Meredith you made a lovely job too, thanks for a tute as well

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    Thanks everyone!

    So, how ya' coming Elle!

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    Week 43.

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    I've got an extra in there that was accually done in week 7 or 8. Already had the picture taken before I realized it.

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    I am still plodding Patti, not ready for this week yet. Stopped for a while because I had company but will get back to it.
    Sewing Club day today, so no blocks today but will get back to it tomorrow.
    Elle

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    Jan, those are so pretty! Your blocks and tri pieces always line up so nicely. I need to learn your secret to that part. Even after all of these little blocks...my applique pieces end up "close", but not necessarily "exactly" where I want them. Yours are always perfect...:green:

    OK Elle...we'll be excited to hear what you find at your club meeting today.

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    Thanks Patti & Elle!

    Jan, love your colors, as always, they look perfect in their construction! :D

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    I love seeing all of your blocks - they are all so beautiful. I don't think most peoplecan truly appreciate these little gems as they don't understand how it is to work with all those "short seams."

    Elle, you'll get back in the swing - you need to recover from the company!

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    Patti, got some nice things to show you. will post later and let you know what the heading is.
    Elle

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    Funny you should say this, but I tidied up so much before the company came, I now have a job to find anything, oh I am so untidy, but when I am I know exactly where everything is, now, well its anyones guess where everything is. I will get back in the swing again though

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    Thank you ladies and I think all of yours are beautiful! Really like your color combos Pat and Wil!!

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    Hi guys, finally got my pc back up an running. Am behind on my blocks tho. Finished hand quilting a queen size quilt so can go back to DJ again. Jo

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    Elle,

    Are you here? Please chack in with us. We care.

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    Hey Jo! Its good to see you back! You'll be caught up again really soon. I'm amazed that you finished hand quiilting that queen so quickly! You are an amazing speed demon!

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    Ladies...I've posted week 44 and 45

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