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Thread: Rhonda's Second Sampler Quilt Along! (Week 1)

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    Power Poster Rhonda's Avatar
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    Come along and join in and make a beautiful sampler quilt!

    You will need a 2 1/2" template so if you don't have one just let me know. Send me your postal address by pm! PLEASE dont' post it here!!

    I will be posting one quilt block per week. To give you an idea of what my quilt blocks are like - You can find the first Sampler Quilt Along here:
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/virtual...jsp?vsnum=1017

    I use my cut down method which is where you cut fabric and sew it together and then cut out a square from the center. I call these units - "Blocks" I know not very original!

    You can see my Blocks directions here:
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/virtual...jsp?vsnum=1020

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    Ok This week I am going to use the Boston Blocks.

    Here is the link for the Boston Block directions
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-38879-1.htm

    If you have any questions just let me know!

    This Quilt Block is named Ashley. You will see the quilt block and then you will see the layout of the blocks. Pay attention to where the colors go and how the blocks are turned.

    If you change the values of the colors or put them in differant places than I did it will change the look of the quilt block.

    So I hope this is an enjoyable journey for you all! And of course there is no time limit.

    Ashley
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    lovely block

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    Love it. Thanks for pattern!!

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    I will only follow along because as you know it can be hard for me to actually make the blocks with this busy home I live in. I can't resist seeing all the blocks you come up with.

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    How often do you post a new block? I will pm you address and give it a try. Do you give us an idea of fabric requirements?

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    Quote Originally Posted by marymc
    How often do you post a new block? I will pm you address and give it a try. Do you give us an idea of fabric requirements?
    I will post a new block each Fri. No fabric requirements are up to you. sorry!

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    Sign me up, Rhonda!

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    Will for sure be following you to do this sampler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smcfadden
    Sign me up, Rhonda!
    Love your avatar! Too cute! No sign up needed just pick which quilt blocks you like and make a sampler!

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    Yippee, more blocks....this time I'm going to be planned colors instead of one like my last one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klgreene
    Yippee, more blocks....this time I'm going to be planned colors instead of one like my last one.
    I am also going to used planned colors for this one. Sounds fun.

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    I did the 12" blocks last time, and doing the swap in 12" blocks so, I think this time I will do the 6" block. I just haven't decided on my color scheme yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klgreene
    I did the 12" blocks last time, and doing the swap in 12" blocks so, I think this time I will do the 6" block. I just haven't decided on my color scheme yet.
    Whatever you decide on will be beautiful just like the last one.

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    Wonderful block, and a great opportunity to try your cut-down method. Thanks, Rhonda! I look forward to the next blocks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjomomma
    Quote Originally Posted by klgreene
    I did the 12" blocks last time, and doing the swap in 12" blocks so, I think this time I will do the 6" block. I just haven't decided on my color scheme yet.
    Whatever you decide on will be beautiful just like the last one.
    Thanks CJ, keep track of this sampler...Missed seeing you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by klgreene
    Quote Originally Posted by cjomomma
    Quote Originally Posted by klgreene
    I did the 12" blocks last time, and doing the swap in 12" blocks so, I think this time I will do the 6" block. I just haven't decided on my color scheme yet.
    Whatever you decide on will be beautiful just like the last one.
    Thanks CJ, keep track of this sampler...Missed seeing you!
    Hi there!
    I don't get on the main board too much. I'm mostly in the PDAs trying to stay out of trouble. :-)

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    Rhonda;
    How many blocks are there in all?
    Am I correct that there is a block a week? What are the average colors per block?
    Kwiltkrazy (Lucinda)

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwiltkrazy
    Rhonda;
    How many blocks are there in all?
    Am I correct that there is a block a week? What are the average colors per block?
    Kwiltkrazy (Lucinda)
    Yes there is a quilt block a week. As to how many that is yet to be determined.

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    There are no rules no colors decided. I provide the quilt block and you take it and do what you like with it. I hope people will share some ideas and get some feedback on how they are using their quilt blocks.

    You can pick and choose which ones you like. There are no requirements to finish all of them and no deadlines. Just offering my designs for anyone who wants to play!

    I do like to do these to keep my name out there and get people interested in learning my cut down method. So it is sort of an advertising opportunity for me. I want to share my shortcuts with everyone. As there are a lot of new quilters I thought it was time to do another event. This is a chance for me to reach new people and share what I do.

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    I'm a sucker for a good quilt along. Can't resist....

    I wanted to try a block last night - so here it is. I didn't see a separate picture thread, so I hope this is the right place to post this. This is a 9 1/2 inch block - because that is the largest size I could do with the scraps I was using. I think I may do 6 1/2 inch blocks though when I do it "for real" with the templates so that I have a little more wiggle room for cutting back. Not sure though. Still thinking it over.

    Anyway - thanks for looking! It was fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Obsessed
    I'm a sucker for a good quilt along. Can't resist....

    I wanted to try a block last night - so here it is. I didn't see a separate picture thread, so I hope this is the right place to post this. This is a 9 1/2 inch block - because that is the largest size I could do with the scraps I was using. I think I may do 6 1/2 inch blocks though when I do it "for real" with the templates so that I have a little more wiggle room for cutting back. Not sure though. Still thinking it over.

    Anyway - thanks for looking! It was fun!
    That turned out really well! I always love to see these designs done up in real fabrics!! Love your colors! Good contrast!
    The contrast is one area some people are weaker on. The better and stronger the contrast the better my designs look in real life. IMHO LOL

    I will start a picture thread for the Sampler.

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    That's what I've been working on today.....contrast. I had gotten 5 sets of 5 FQ's. A purple, blue, green and yellow/orange and one set of the same colors in a small print. What I had originally planned was doing a block in one color, since it had 5 shades in each bundle. But I didn't like it. Not enoug contrast in the shades. So my blocks are going to be bright. Using I FQ from each little bundle. It's going to be so different than the first sampler. But I think it's going to be fun. So when my eyes undialate, I may be starting my block tonight. But tomorrow for sure.

    So glad you posted Obsessed.... wonderful block.

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    I think I'll make these up as individuals, turn them into potholder/trivets, and sell them at the local consignment shop if that's OK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CindyLuella
    I think I'll make these up as individuals, turn them into potholder/trivets, and sell them at the local consignment shop if that's OK.
    You can do whatever you like with them. I made somewhere around 900 hotpads over 12 years and that is what I did with my designs back then. Hotpads were my best seller at the local gift shop I sold to. I like an 8" finished hotpad and I made the quilt block 6 1/2" and added a border to make it 8 1/2" unfinished and 8" finished.

    that is where I started designing. I wanted to stretch to have more better designs for my hotpads.

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    Have never joined in something like this , but will jump on this one. Love to quilt Beautiful block, thanks

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