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Thread: Quilt Along January 2013

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    Hi

    I have been watching the thread and have loved all the blocks that everyone has made, I am going to start makeing them and will try to catch up berfore the en or when my fabric runs out. Lynda Rae I love your fabric the coulor are a nice mix together. Something I would like I would like in a quilt.

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    I love your color choices Sapphire_Rae! Beautiful!

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    I am so loving all the blocks and colors and fabrics. Am feeling much better so hopefully tomorrow I will feel like getting back into the sewing chair.
    In the past two weeks I have had major hip surgery, followed by pneumonia and now a cold! I need to start having fun again.
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    Local lqs, when I actually get up today I will see who they are from and the names of the fabric. I am almost positive the coral and fish fabrics are Robert Kaufman fabrics.

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    Love the fishes, coral and the purple!!! Where did you find them?
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    Great blocks showing up here. I have yet to jmake any, but am enjoying the ride along!! My dear sister is learning, and by the looks of it, might be able to teach me a few things soon. I am loving the inspiration I am seeing here. Can't remember the names, but there were several on design walls, and I loved them all. The one asking about the sashing, I see two big diamonds there, if you eliminate those 2 blocks on top. Square it up with the color of choice, or go with a shaped top. Oh, the possibilities!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    OK, to fix or not to fix? I just pressed and looked at this and realized that I put two of the blocks together backwards! I think I need to have the actual printout next to me when I figure out what goes where. Leaving the computer on and open to the correct page just doesn't seem to work. The best thing is my seams are, getting better. This block came out the right size 12.5 inches square.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dedemac View Post
    OK, to fix or not to fix? I just pressed and looked at this and realized that I put two of the blocks together backwards! I think I need to have the actual printout next to me when I figure out what goes where. Leaving the computer on and open to the correct page just doesn't seem to work. The best thing is my seams are, getting better. This block came out the right size 12.5 inches square.
    I know that isnt the right layout, but OMG that came out stunning, I would just chalk it up to learning experience and leave it like that, it is amazing in it's own right as it is. There are no hard/fast rules here, it is basically to help us all learn new skills and challenge ourselves with things we wouldnt normally try (or that is my take on it) I say if the end result looks good, keep it

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    Dedemac I would leave it! It looks great that way too!
    I got two more blocks finished and I can't find my camera card reader

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    Yup, keep it. That looks fabulous!
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    I am way behind -- what can I say, life happens. I had a colonoscopy go south and then DH got the crud. Still a bit tired, but trying to get on track again. On my best days I am a slow piecer and on my worst a turtle would run circles around me.

    After much debate I choose to do Christmas colors -- all the fabrics are from my stash. These are the first two -- I had fun with them.
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    Just want to say that I love all of your blocks -- everyone is doing a great job!!
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    QuiltnLady I really like your fabrics! I don't celebrate Christmas, but I think those are lovely! I love flowers in fabric

    So I measured my Balkan Puzzle and it's 12 inches instead of 12 1/2 inches grrr I'm just going to make it work!

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    These two were really difficult for me..maybe I was trying to rush through it I don't know...hopefully the next few won't be so bad Name:  DSCN3651.JPG
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    Here is my Flying Four Patch, I took a little leeway with the four patch corners. I had some strips of a black & pepper and white left over from a different project so I used that for my corners and used a straight black a smidgen wider for the borders around them. I did use a different method with the flying geese, I used the two off-set square method and cut them with my template, little waste and nice points.

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    such nice soft colors there in the last quilt. one block at a time girl. sometimes we all have blocks that dont measure up but it could work as an outside block perhaps.. or if you put in sashing put it on the bottom in a corner so you can pad the size of the sashing so it almost lines up. that is a 1/4 inch each side not much it might not be noticable. or you chock it up to experience and if you get the energy try that block just one more time this time watching how your size of cutting the pieces goes measure measure measure and when you sew your blocks/rows together measure them as you sew them together. are they 3.5" when sewn up? if not fix it right then. then sew it to the next one is that the correct measurement? so on a bit pain like BUT you can take out one small seam vs. a whole row.
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    Here are some of my Blocks that I have done.
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    I forgot this one. not to happy with this one to much work for what you get.
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    Well here is my Chain and Bar and my Flying Four Patch. I am really enjoying this new adventure! Thanks Sis!!! I wish we lived closer, I think I still need some coaching! I thought these were suppose to be 12" squares but I think my seams are too small. The square ends up being bigger than 12" so I trim them up to 12".... I think I should have trimmed it to 12.5" inches now that I think about it.... I guess my quilt will be just a tad smaller.... ;<)
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    you are doing great. It really doesn't matter that much on the size, you can bluff with sashing, or if they are all the same size, anyway, your quilt will be an inch or so smaller. Just use wider sashing/boarders. Just have fun and enjoy the process. Remember, 4 rules:
    1. CUT ACCURATELY
    2. USE GOOD 1/4 INCH SEAMS
    3. PRESS EACH SEAM AS YOU GO
    4. TRIM AS NEEDED AS YOU GO
    Oh, and a fifth rule: enjoy!!
    Your points look great. This is absolutely NOT criticism, just my teaching. Keep in mind on your points that you will be sewing another 1/4 inch seam, so you don't want to trim right up to the point, leave a seam allowance. And, don't look too closely to my work. It is one thing to know, it is quite another to practice. Hey, I chose the right word, that is what we are doing. Practicing!! Life is one big practice session.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JuanitaBean View Post
    I forgot this one. not to happy with this one to much work for what you get.
    OMG, look at those points!!! you did a great job.
    Onalee Rose
    "There comes a time in your life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad, and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right, pray for the ones who don't. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is a part of life, getting back up is living."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dedemac View Post
    Here is my Flying Four Patch, I took a little leeway with the four patch corners. I had some strips of a black & pepper and white left over from a different project so I used that for my corners and used a straight black a smidgen wider for the borders around them. I did use a different method with the flying geese, I used the two off-set square method and cut them with my template, little waste and nice points.

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    That makes me want to get mine started. Oh, to have more time!!
    Onalee Rose
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    Bean and Girl, your blocks are just lovely. I am so enjoying watching this. It is amazing how different the same blocks look!!
    Onalee Rose
    "There comes a time in your life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad, and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right, pray for the ones who don't. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is a part of life, getting back up is living."

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    yeah the trim down to is 12.5 so when the 1/4 inch seam comes in on each side you have a 12" block. dont think your alone I just cut and cut and started sewing a block for another swap where 12.5 is where it absolutely has to be. cool. however as I am sewing I look at things and see uh oh do the math and crud I picked a pattern meant to FINISH out at 12.5 so I had 13" unfinished block looming ahead of me.I panicked I cried I thought oh no no more of this fabric as its a boom block someone had sent me their f8th this was it all I had. Then I stared at it again, talked to both Jaba and Marytoddliz and decided on reducing the size of the center row enough to make it the right size. Its not perfect but it worked perfectly. phew big time. So my suggestion: before you cut you look, you look and you look again. Measure twice cut once and all that. So make sure you simply dont jump to a conclusion until your positive its the right one. easier to before than cry later. just my two bits otherwise nice blocks.

    Juanita bean LOVE your combo of colors. its coming out very pretty. I am with you on the bang for your buck. three hours to cut tiny pieces end up with something your not over the top about .. well next time just pick a different block to fill it in and still share it with us. I am doing one a week and when time allows one of my own chosing. I still have to get on this week. I think everyone is doing a great job interpretting the colors in their own way and even the blocks at time. Wyldwitch GRAND job
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    Thanks so much for the encouragement Buslady!!
    As for your tips they made me laugh
    1. CUT ACCURATELY
    2. USE GOOD 1/4 INCH SEAMS
    3. PRESS EACH SEAM AS YOU GO
    4. TRIM AS NEEDED AS YOU GO

    1. I hurry too much to always cut accurately I really try though
    2. The patterns have been saying to sew a "scant" 1/4 inch so I wonder if maybe I'm not small enough
    3. Sometimes I get lazy and don't press all the seams
    4. I do trim ok I guess tee hee

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    Welll, here are this weeks blocks...enjoy ladies!

    Easy - http://www.quilterscache.com/W/WoodboxBlock.html

    Challenge - http://www.quilterscache.com/V/VOS_C...StarBlock.html

    Remember, next week is a catch up week. Extra blocks will be posted for those who want something to do. I will also post all the blocks we have done so far next friday.

    Rosie the Wyldwytch
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