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Thread: 4th Block Challenge

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    http://www.quilterscache.com/C/CanedSeatBlock.html

    Here you go, you persistant quilters!! :thumbup:
    This single 12 inch block(actually 12 1/2 unfinished) is a great exercise in paper piecing. Can't you just picture a QUILT of different shades of one color?? OR a scrappy look?? OR even black, greys and white?? What about a BLACK background??

    Let me read your feedback to tell me you are still with us! :D

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    Boy, are you quick!
    btw, this looks like a great block, now to decide on the colors for it!

    Now I am going to have to kick someone off the desktop so I can print this out! :lol:

    I think it's time for a new printer, with wireless ability, just for me.

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    Thank you so much for going on with the block challenge!
    I love this block. It would make a beautiful quilt.

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    OOOOO! I like this one. I'm not participating but I may have to start. I really like this one!

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    Oh, I am scared. I'm very scared. But I will try, wish me luck.

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    Can we just jump in and try this one even if we haven't done the other challenges? I didn't see any of the previous challenges.

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    Thank you, Kate - it seems to be a block with many possibilities!
    aw come on, contrary! You will really like it - it is a basic paper piecing and imagine the quilt it would make!
    marymc - good if you are scared, and think how PROUD you will be to see your creation! We can only grow when we tackle something out of our comfort zone!
    SURE Butterfly! There are NO quilt police here! It is YOUR block. Check out the previous blocks - http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-51732-1.htm
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-53235-1.htm

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-55523-1.htm

    Just have fun with it all!

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    O.K. will give it a try :)

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    Well this was a good lesson in what not to do. I printed paper piecing patterns at work but forgot the directions so I had to keep the computer on with directions showing. (no printer at home) Computer on main level, sewing room upstairs, countless trips up and down. Heat wave, high humidity and no A/C, sewing room felt like a sweat shop. Only 1 previous paper piece attempt (3rd block challenge). I was determined to do this on my day off. corners don't match, fabric cut short in places, print going in several directions, and I'm not crazy about fabric but I wanted to continue with previous challenge blocks. I think I will make a second attempt at this one!

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    ya know marymc, the colors are good. It is not a bad block - alot of times we are more critical of ourselves. You are getting the feeling of the paper piecing and learning - I guarantee that your NEXT caned seat will improve. Did you stitch RIGHT ON the lines? Keep it up and you will be a pro!

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    Mary - I really like the colors you chose. I am working on the block right now, and I'm having trouble getting the "canes" to line up right sometimes, too.

    I thought I would just sit down this morning and whip out the block, but that is a lot of p.p. units! There aren't a lot of triangles, so it's not difficult, really, just takes time!

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    Okay, I finished mine up. As you can see, I did a different color arrangement. I have a lot of bright scraps/small yardage that I am making all my "test" blocks out of lately, so that instead of orphan blocks, I'll have the blocks for a sampler to give to charity.

    A whole quilt of this pattern would look awesome, but would take FOREVER for me to make, so I think this will be the only block like this I do.
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    GREAT! That would make an AWSOME quilt :-)

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    Here is my block. Not to bad, only one seam didn't match up.


    Now, stitch, where oh where is your block?????

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    Pretty blocks. I like the colors in both. I hope mine turns out that good. I have company this week-end. Maybe I can get mine done the first of the week.

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    fun2quilt - I really like the colors in yours. So bright, and just like amish quilts, the black really sets them off.

    What is that airplane thing in the pic?

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    All of you ladies have done a great job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fun2quilt
    Here is my block. Not to bad, only one seam didn't match up.


    Now, stitch, where oh where is your block?????
    I looked and looked for the non=matching seam - can't find it! it is pretty! Where is mine?? You didn't see it??..............only kidding - it WILL be coming soon. You DON'T want to know what has been happening here....................

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    butterfly blue & fun2quilt,
    Your blocks look wonderful. I am going to try again as oon as I have time. I know I can do better! I really like the bright/black combos.

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    Love the block, but as you know paper piecing is not my thing. Ican not wait to see this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fun2quilt
    Here is my block. Not to bad, only one seam didn't match up.


    Now, stitch, where oh where is your block?????
    I think it look great.

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    The airplane thing I forgot to remove. It is a metal cutout of the plane my daughter flies on in the air force (AWACS).

    Never even thought about the colors being amish, just like the combo.

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    Haven't forgotten you, just busy... I'm flying thru a Kid Quilt for my neice, new record for me 5 hrs for the top, just 9 patch, + full blocks will finish tonight, if can keep all my ducks in a row. have my fingers X'ed.
    Knew I'd be in trouble if she didn't end up w/something soon when she beboped in sewing room and ask what i have been working on, of course it wasn't this !! (and it has been a while since i've sewn for her) I promise not procrastination, just last minute planning. :)

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    Here is my block. It did not turn out as good as I had hoped it would. I may make another one later, I think I got into a hurry. I do like this pattern.
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    Looks great. I hope to try another one later today. Hurrying is my biggest problem. I'm too eager to see the end result.

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