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Thread: FRUSTERATED!!!!!!!!!!!

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    I am working on a quilt called Dotty Stars..just can't seem to figure out how to put the pieces together, I did something last night I never do and that is walk away from it.Hopefully today with fresh eyes I can see what I am doing wrong. :cry:

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    Oh my, take it easy. Nothing wrong with walking away temporarily that is. WIshing you well.\

    Blessings,
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    thanks Ruth..I don't get frusterated easily but this is a new pattern I have never done..I will get it.

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    Sometimes you just have to walk away. Can you point me towards a picture of the pattern, maybe I can help. What was the biggest issue? :-D

    Is this the pattern?

    http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/projec...y-stars_1.html

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    Sometimes you do have to walk away. Hope its bertter today.

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    dakotamaid...I had no problem until I tried putting the triangles together in diagram 3 and 4 the pieces are not fitting properly and they are cut to exactly the right measurements..the dotty stars you put up is the exact one I am trying to do.I cut a bigger triangle to fit and it does fit but the triangles are now to big. thanks for the help

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    I understand. I'm working on something very simple that someone else started. Spent alot of time unsewing and re-sewing. ugh

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    the more complicated ones are fine but this one has me going crazy LOL

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    I would hate to work on a project some one else started good luck!!!

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    I would hate to work on a project some one else started good luck!!!

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    Wow that will be beautiful, hope you figure it out, can't wait to see it

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    if I ever get it done..lots of coffee and fresh eyes I hope I can figure it out.(I will, always do)

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    Sometimes I have to walk away to clear my head and then go back looking with a different prospective. Some take days of off time, but usually it will come to me.

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    Sometimes we don't notice that we put the triangle on the wrong side. Make sure to check it. I had a look at it and the wide part of the tri's go to the bottom. The shorter sides are sewed to the HS.

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    thanks every one...I walked in my sewing room this morning and just did it???? must have quilted to long yesterday.t is so easy

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    I fell your pain, :-( relax it is ok to walk away. Don't be to hard on yourself. Today is another day. :thumbup:

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    Soooooooo, the pattern was correct?
    Congratulations on your victory.

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    Yahoo - the "walk away" did it! The quilt will be beautiful. I've seen the pattern before and decided it was beyond my usual! :-)

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    definatly walking away helped I did alot on it already, quilting for 12 hours straight did not help either LOL

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    Glad you got it figure out.

    Will you tell us what the glitch was and what you did to fix it?

    I can see where it could get a little "iffy" to assemble.

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    Barbbrad- that pattern is beautiful!!! Glad you walked away though, I've had to do that a lot more than I want but the alternative is never a good one ! :D
    PLEASE post a pic when you can!!!!!

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    GLad you figured it out. Triangles can be a bit tricky because you need to mis-align them before sewing or they will be off. There are some templates for triangle work that have the corners cut off and when the corners are trimmed, the triangles can be aligned without having to fudge.

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    the pattern was correct I was just not thinking right LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by barbbrad
    thanks every one...I walked in my sewing room this morning and just did it???? must have quilted to long yesterday.t is so easy
    Funny how that happens!

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    Quote Originally Posted by barbbrad
    the pattern was correct I was just not thinking right LOL
    Hate when that happens - especially to me! :|

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