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Jane Stickle Cyber Sew Week 5 - I3, H7, D3, E2, RS6

Jane Stickle Cyber Sew Week 5 - I3, H7, D3, E2, RS6

Old 01-25-2010, 08:20 AM
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Here are my blocks for Week 5. The official week begins February 8th, so I'm posting these for those who are working ahead.

I must be honest...I hate the way I3 turned out...those circles just look plain weird.

RS6 is a challenge - I urge everyone to go to the Cutebuns tutorial on y-seams, and Lacelady's tutorial on inset seams. They are extremely helpful. My RS6 came out...good enough...but still far from perfect!! I hope we all are able to share tips of how we were able to achieve what we did. I will say for me the key was taking my time, not being impatient, and just going at it ever so slowly. I had the tutes up on the computer and just went back and forth with them.

For E2, I chose to use freezer paper applique. I pretty much followed the technique from "thatquilts" blog.

And same with D2. I did 'needleturn' applique and it worked like a charm! There are so many little curves and points. I just put the freezer paper on the right side of the print fabric, and turned under as I went along. They say "needle" turn, but I found I mostly used my fingernails!

And for those of you who haven't seen it yet, we have started a "virtual section" for all these cyber sew items. So you can go there and find the tutes I just referenced.
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Whooo hoooo I have two of these done maybe I can be close to the top on posting!!!! Yeah!!!
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Your blocks look great! I found the same thing with RS-6...you just have to go slow and pay a lot of attention to the key block. I don't know if anyone else is hand piecing this one or not, but I just started at the top and worked my way down. This block has taken me the longst so far at about 7 hours, but I am happy with the way it turned out.
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ESQ your blocks look great!
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Originally Posted by Marinemom2J
Your blocks look great! I found the same thing with RS-6...you just have to go slow and pay a lot of attention to the key block. I don't know if anyone else is hand piecing this one or not, but I just started at the top and worked my way down. This block has taken me the longst so far at about 7 hours, but I am happy with the way it turned out.
Oh my, seven hours for one block. I need to get moving on week 4 so I can devote the time that maybe needed for this one.
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I think the 7 hours was for hand piecing??? I do it by machine, and probably spent a little over an hour...give or take!
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Yep, I am hand piecing. Most of the blocks only take about 3 hours or so, it's just that with RS-6 I had to keep refering back to the key block each time I added another piece. Some of the pieces had really odd angles to them so I had to keep close track of what I was doing.
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Here are my week 5's I thought that triangle was the hardest up to this point too, but it got done. I don't know if it would have if it had taken me 7 hours to do it though!

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Lesley, yours are so pretty. I love the blue..wow, what an eye-catcher!!
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Woohoo! Rach and Lesley! your blocks look wonderful! I have 2 of them done sooo far, but haven't attempted the triangle...yet... I'm going to go back and check those tutes you suggested Rachael..hopefully I will have time to work on them some more tomorrow.
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