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Thread: Journey to Paducah blocks?

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    Journey to Paducah blocks?

    Anyone else up to doing this block of the day for the next 35 days? It's on AQSblogspot under free patterns. Each day is a new block. I'm going to do the blocks but not everyday. A challenge for sure. I have all the colors but not the black, mine is going to be off white batiks and bright batiks.
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    Wow, that's pretty. But, not on my list of things to do right now. But, thanks for the inspiration. I can't wait to see yours.
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    Too many pieces, would not be for me.
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    I'm with Jingle. Too many pieces. But it is beautiful.
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    Beautiful quilt. I may save the blocks for a later date.
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    Neat blocks, but just the size and amounts of pieces for just the first block make me twitchy

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    It's a gorgeous pattern. Your colors and fabrics sound pretty. It's fun to try a challenge and learn new skills.

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    It's gorgeous, but wow! A block like those each day is a bit much. Sometimes I can barely find time to do my dishes everyday, lol!
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    I printed out the 1st 2. Now to see if I'm up for the challenge. Fabric shopping in my future!

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    Glad you are up to the challenge Quilter53. I have already figured out how to simplify that block. I'm working from my batik stash but maybe I'll have to shop in the end. Happy Sewing. I can't do a block a day but I can print them to get done as soon as I can get to them. It's alot of tiny pieces. My approach on the first block was wrong. I saw the center as flying geese and worked them with inset seams. Difficult for me. It was so much easier when I saw the pieces as a checkerboard and simply sewed the 1 1/2 inch pieces in rows. The outer border is sewn like piano keys. Mine were all over the place. I intend to rip apart the border and resew as three rows with and inset alternating row. It's important to measure the pieces when it says measure. I was sewing with too scant a 1/4 inch and ended up chopping off the outer edges of each square up. This one will definitely take longer if I end up making a practice block and then a real one. Hoping for a happy end.

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    It is so lovely, but 1" blocks are too hard for me if it totals 103" x 103".

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    SBG, there's a thought! :-p

    The bright colors on black are a distinctive look. The sashing is so dotty looking that you have to enjoy that to use it. I guess you have to be attracted to the idea of the design, as it's pretty unique.

    When it comes down to it, it's really only 36 sampler blocks, which seems quite doable. The sashes are quite wide, and part of what makes the size get so big. If you change the sashes and cornerstones, that would eliminate a lot of sewing. I think it just seems like a lot of pieces at first, but after you study it, nothing about it looks very difficult...

    Oh! I've opened the block pages, and see it's not sashing, but that each block has the same border. So, you could eliminate that dotty border on each block, and it wouldn't take so long to make each block. I guess that is how it could go faster. :-) On the other hand, if you strip piece the dotty part of the block, it would go pretty fast too.
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