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Thread: QB Block-of-the-Month, March 2013 - Lucky Clover Directions & Discussion

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    thank you. i just confused myself.

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    Thank you Sulabug, what a nice compliment, appreciate that. Your blocks and pieces you create are always top notch and I so admire your sewing ability.

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    Jan, I love the colors you are using! I am loving the March block. Thankfully I will have the blocks around for a while. I still am waiting on my Camera Charger. Hubby has sent me two packages, both were supposed to have it in the package, but still no charger! But he said the next box has it in there already! I am making my BOM Quilt out of Black and White Scrappy with a touch of Red. It is looking pretty awesome, especially the Feb block. I did all the stitching with red thread.
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    Yay, I got March block done. I'm looking forward to more!

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    :-)
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    I finally took the time to do this block, and had fun with it. I found the directions kind of confusing, maybe because my blocks were laid out different. So I looked at the video I posted previously and it really helped:
    I found this video which I think explains it well:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08AlOM5COBU

    I had a hard time deciding how to lay out my blocks so I found my crayons and colored the pattern to help me decide. I kept it handy to make sure I was keeping my blocks straight the whole time I was sewing:

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    I used this little gadget hubby bought me at Joann's so I didn't have to mark the 1/4th dots for the Y seams:

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    I could just place it right under my pressure foot and sew up to it. A tip: Trust that your seams will match up if you do the little back-sewing and wait to press them down until all three sides are sewn together. I was trying to press mine down and keep everything nice and neat, and it didn't line up right and "smoosh" flat.

    I found my block was very bulky although I tried to press the seams so they would lock it is impossible in some areas. I often went back and pressed them in a different direction. I pinned through the seams perpendicularly to get them to line up really nice before I pinned the blocks together to sew them.
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    I'm going with the same color scheme all year, and will probably applique some color shapes to the open black pebble spaces I left on some blocks, or quilt a lot with some pretty multi-color thread.

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    I can't believe this month is almost over already!! Where does the time go....
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    Did you say you were ready for April! Yea! I've got it ready for everyone..it can be a beauitful block...colorful and it goes together easily IF you follow step by step....I'll even give you my Rotary Cutting Directions so you can get right to it. LOL

    Think Spring ??????

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    How many colors did you say that was? lol
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    I just posted my block in the other thread. I did ok for my first y-seams, but I had a question: How do you press the y-seam open? I couldn't get it to lay flat, so I pressed the diagnoal one open, and the other seams I pressed away from the square. That laid flat for the sub blocks, but didn't work so well when putting the whole thing together, cuz I had places where 2 seams mattched up, but were both pressed in the same direction, so I had to stitch thru 6 layers.

    So, I'm a believer that pressing open was the way to go, but is there some trick for doing that on the Y-seams?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dd View Post
    How many colors did you say that was? lol
    Now I don't remember mentioning color! Lol. But is you follow the pattern there are 4 Colors!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunBear View Post
    Did you say you were ready for April! Yea! I've got it ready for everyone..it can be a beauitful block...colorful and it goes together easily IF you follow step by step....I'll even give you my Rotary Cutting Directions so you can get right to it. LOL

    Think Spring ??????

    HeeHee

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    Cajun................you are such a tease!! We can hardly wait for you to post the new block!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SulaBug View Post
    Cajun................you are such a tease!! We can hardly wait for you to post the new block!!
    Let's just hope I can do this, I've never posted a new thread but found the how-to's and it's always good to learn something new.

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    HAPPY EASTER everyone!!
    If you see someone without a SMILE, please give them one of yours!!

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    Hang there April is coming up! Check back in a bit. Trying to wake up so I will make sense! Lol

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    April Thread is posted...

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/blocks-...r-t217972.html

    Photo thread:

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/blocks-...s-t217976.html

    Hope you like my choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunBear View Post
    April Thread is posted...

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/blocks-...r-t217972.html

    Photo thread:

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/blocks-...s-t217976.html

    Hope you like my choice.

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    Good Job Cajun..........I knew you could do it & you have done a great job!!
    If you see someone without a SMILE, please give them one of yours!!

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