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Thread: January 1, 2013 Whirling Start 2 - Photo's.

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    Teresa, I am sorry to hear about losing your Dad. Mine passed away on December 21st.

    Nelco and Kris, your blocks are so cool.

    Linda

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    Linda I love the colors of your block! So sorry you sprained your thumb!

    Wow, Nelda, Your block is bold and bright! I love how your star really stands out.

    I made a very pretty, almost perfect block with the batiks I bought. Trimmed it up and was ready to take a picture to share when I realized I had cut the seam allowance off the outside edge. So, I'll be making it again. I took four hours to carefully plan the colors and figure out where they go and make sure all the inner points and seams matched up perfectly.

    Advice to all, if you are paper-piecing turn your block right side up and use your ruler to trim 1/4" from your outer points, do not rely on the printed pattern as you may have sewn or stretched a bit off. I found one side trimmed perfectly, two would maybe work, and one was cut right off the point, no way I could sew a seam to attach another block without cutting off the points of my star.
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    Your fabrics are wonderful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SewExtremeSeams View Post
    On Sunday I got on a roll with my January block. Decided to quit for the night when I cut wrong line as I was pp. An hour later I tripped on a rug in my living room and sprained my right thumb badly. That joint already has arthritis pretty bad. I won't be be sewing, writing, rotary cutting or driving for a while. Sleeping last night was touch and go all night. Yikes. But, so far I am pleased with my section that I did finish.
    I love your colors! Can't wait to see all four pieces together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mimiknoxtaylor View Post
    2bsmurphy, msvelma & sewextremeseams,
    love all your blocks. Same pattern but what difference fabric makes!

    Thank you, Mimiknoxtaylor!!! It was a fun block to do!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAS49OR View Post
    Linda I love the colors of your block! So sorry you sprained your thumb!

    Wow, Nelda, Your block is bold and bright! I love how your star really stands out.

    I made a very pretty, almost perfect block with the batiks I bought. Trimmed it up and was ready to take a picture to share when I realized I had cut the seam allowance off the outside edge. So, I'll be making it again. I took four hours to carefully plan the colors and figure out where they go and make sure all the inner points and seams matched up perfectly.

    Advice to all, if you are paper-piecing turn your block right side up and use your ruler to trim 1/4" from your outer points, do not rely on the printed pattern as you may have sewn or stretched a bit off. I found one side trimmed perfectly, two would maybe work, and one was cut right off the point, no way I could sew a seam to attach another block without cutting off the points of my star.
    Thank you Cas. LOL (with you not at you) I did the very same thing (cutting off the outside seam allowance) when I had finished a second section of my block. LOL

    Not sure if anyone else needs this tip but I figured out how I wanted to sew my fabrics to each section and then wrote within each section a slight description of which fabric, i.e. b/w swirl, pink, b/w large dots. I copied my plan on two sheets so I would have a copy to then copy more blocks if I wanted to. It helped me from getting all turned around. LOL I do seem to get turned around easily.

    My thumb is almost all better. A little later today I am going to try rotary cutting. Just want to go slowly so I don't increase the swelling, plus, I want to sew!

    Linda

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    here is what I did to keep track of where what color went where. I color coded each fab them colored the paper front and back. Not all the way just enough so I would know what to put there. That helped me loads and it went together fast.
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    My whirling star

    I made this a sort of stash buster block with lots of different fabrics. I think that I've attached the photo.
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    Very nice job Rose, did you PP or do it the other way? I totally love your background teals!!!
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    i just got back on the board and thought i would try the BOM so here is my attempt i guess i should have picked some more colors i may have to redo this one mine sure looks different. everyone's block look so good. Can't wait for the next one. Happy quilting everyone
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    Welcome back. I love your black and white. Looks awesome to me.

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    czpainter, I think, if you made a whole quilt with your block, it would create a very striking pattern with the two colors of pinwheels.
    Linda Wedge White

    I believe UFOs are like scraps, ferns and dust bunnies. Once you get two, they send spores out into the air and more just happen anywhere the spores meet.

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    Love your stashbuster block and your black and white block. Still blows my visual mind as to how many combinations can be made from this block in terms color arrangements and affect.

    Linda

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Size:  997.7 KB Sorry about the double . My BOM for Jan

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildyard View Post
    czpainter, I think, if you made a whole quilt with your block, it would create a very striking pattern with the two colors of pinwheels.
    Thanks I was thinking i was loosing one of my blades by going to the black it looks so different from all the others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaba View Post
    Welcome back. I love your black and white. Looks awesome to me.
    thanks jaba for the welcome back i had got out of quilting for awhile now i am majorly hooked made three last year and on my second one for this year they were toddler quilts
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    Quote Originally Posted by czpainter40 View Post
    Thanks I was thinking i was loosing one of my blades by going to the black it looks so different from all the others.
    Well, yes, you lost a blade in the center pinwheel, 4 blades instead of 8, but it's still going to be a great quilt!
    Linda Wedge White

    I believe UFOs are like scraps, ferns and dust bunnies. Once you get two, they send spores out into the air and more just happen anywhere the spores meet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roma Bauder View Post
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    Looks fun! All those plaids & dots sure bring in the action!

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    Thanks I appreciate the feed back
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    czpainter I really love your colors (um, lack of colors?) the shades you picked look so good together.

    Rose, I love the scrappy quilt star too, I think it would be fun to make all the blocks scrappy. I have no stash so that doesn't work for me.

    Nelda and Linda those are good tips. I left the Paper Piece pattern attached to the first block I made so I could use it as a reference for where future colors go if I liked that pattern. (The green one I posted that shall remain solo.) Glad your thumb is better already Linda!

    I'm using paper piecing paper now, it can stay in the quilt as a stabilizer and I may just leave it in since I will probably not wash the fabric again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SulaBug View Post
    I am so thrilled that everone is loving this pattern that I picked out & making such Gorgeous blocks!! It's facinating to see each new block posted & how each one of you have interpreted your design. Great Work Everyone & thank you so much for sharing with all of us!!
    I love this pattern. I have been trying to make my first one and keep getting a tuck in one side when I try to sew all three together. Please help! I really want to make this block. I am new at quilting, only a few months although I have made 15 or so blocks w/ different designs. But I still can't get this one. I have taken it apart a few times and get the same results.
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    Sparkling Lake, what three pieces are you talking about? I did mine paperpiecing, actually, I'm still doing it and I can't think of anything that comes in threes. There are four units which go together to make one block. Each unit is made up of 4 subunits which each have two pieces.

    If you can post pictures we might be able to catch what you're doing.

    It's good to have you here.
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    Who's in charge of the February block? How about a teaser hint?
    The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow. Do good anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frenchfryqueen View Post
    Who's in charge of the February block? How about a teaser hint?
    HaHa.... that's what I was thinking this morning too

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    I think it is taken but not sure by whom.
    Have a great day sewing and remember to "not sweat the small stuff"!!



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