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Thread: Future BOM solutions - just bouncing ideas around here!

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    I can go for 2 blocks a month. Posting frequency? Obviously on the 1st for the first BOM, and the second one? For simplicity, I agree with (on or around) the 15th. These dates are easy to remember. This should not become as complicated as a Congressional Hearing. I signed up because it was simple; my vote is that it stay that way (I'm just 1 voice though- Majority rules!!).

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    I want to put the BOMs all in one quilt and I am impatient a little bit is why I would like 2 a month. What I want io know is where is the list now so we know who is next?

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    How about a BOM for every 12 who sign up and stagger them so you can belong to more than one if you want

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    Admin has given his ok for Country Quilter to post on the 15th, under separate threads (one for instructions and discussion, the other pictures; like the April 1st).

    Norah, assuming you agree, you'll go on the 1st of May, also separate threads.

    Using the original list, that would give mimisharon until the 15th of May to decide if she wants to post then or wait until 1 June. If she wants to wait, we can ask Marcella if she wants to go on 15 May.

    None of this should be taken to mean that I'm trying to make any rules. I just exercised a bit of caution and checked with Admin to make sure we could do something on the 15th without getting fussed at.

    That gives us another month to haggle over any details the majority feel need further discussion.

    Nobody needs to feel obligated or pressured to do more than one per month.

    Kitty is just napping again. No need for smelling salts.
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    That sounds good, I have been learning to applique and really like it. It's easier than piecing to me. I have a hard time where 4 pieces meet. So it should be interesting to see what is offered...... :-)

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    Am I understanding this right, there will NOT be a new Block for the 15 of April?? The 2 blocks a month will begin in May... if people wish to do both???

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    The "schedule" to date is ...

    Country Quilter has confirmed she will post another block on the 15th of April. Admin says ok. :-)

    Norah - i hope - posts on 1 May.
    Sharon could post on the 15th of May, or on the 1st, I guess, if the crowd talks her into it.
    Then Marcella ... etc.

    In the meantime, we are still free to keep talking about other ways to do it if that still doesn't sound "right" to multiple block crowd.

    stressing again that this is NOT an attempt to decide or control this. i did check with Admin to make sure we wouldn't get "in trouble" for not waiting until 1 MAY. Otherwise, this is just an attempt to summarize and clarify what we seem to have come up with so far.

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    I am sooo..... excited to see the next block. Bring it on countryquilter! :D :D :D

    Ruth I Love applique also, but, hope you will keep trying with the piecing! it really is fun. Here's what you do. I'm assuming first off you are already sewing three strips with the block sections. I do down left side then center then right. Doesn't matter which order, But you must square off ea. finished section. They all so far have 9 sqs. within the block. I gotta tell ya I have yet to see one of mine come out without some uneven edges. Trimming the edges and making the like sections the same size and the sides that go together straight I have found is a major key to getting the four corners to agree. Then the pressing is important. I make sure they are pressed opposite of ea other. you can pin easier that way. Right between the seems. I spent so much time ripping on the last two frolic blocks, I think 1/2 of my time spent was ripping. :-D

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    so we will have 2 blocks for each month at staggered intervials plus the alerady threads for the previous months? And all our chatter? We need to find a way to archive? or cut down on some of this, there wil not be time for room for any thing else on the site.Or will we just erace the prevous months at a given time on the following month. For example Arpil's blocks threasd come off May 15. Then May comes off JUne 15. That gives time to get the info, show off and down load whatervr and still have room for the next month.

    We seem to have simplified the offer dates, now lets do hte same for the rest. Just a thought. See you Sunday at chat.

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    Susan I am so glad to know I was not the only one with problems with the peicing.

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    I'll be ready for the 1st of May. I'm glad this is not a problem. I want more blocks to do. Give me applique, give me piecing. I don't care!! Just Give me blocks. Yippee!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltnurse
    so we will have 2 blocks for each month at staggered intervials plus the alerady threads for the previous months? And all our chatter? We need to find a way to archive? or cut down on some of this, there wil not be time for room for any thing else on the site.Or will we just erace the prevous months at a given time on the following month. For example Arpil's blocks threasd come off May 15. Then May comes off JUne 15. That gives time to get the info, show off and down load whatervr and still have room for the next month.

    We seem to have simplified the offer dates, now lets do hte same for the rest. Just a thought. See you Sunday at chat.
    i vote we leave the posts there in case anybody wants to review the discussion if they join later and want to "catch up". if somebody does March 2007 in July 2012, i'd still love to see it posted with all the others.

    they won't get in the way as long as we label each topic by month and date. they "old" ones will just fall farther and farther back as new topics come up. (i still find it useful to search through waaaaaaay old topics and posts when i need to revisit something or see if we've already talked about a subject i have a questions about.)


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    I think they should stay up for more then one month No everybody can get to the right away

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    Perhaps, we could edit the headings of the March and April blocks to include the name of the block that was posted that month. In the future the block names could be included as well as the month it was posted. That way there would be a second method of finding what one is looking for. I can forsee wanting to revisit that frolic block and I probably will not remember the date we made it but the name is possible. :D

    Just my two cents worth... and that's about all it's worth too!

    Happy about the two blocks a month. I'm with Norah. The more the better! Gotta keep those sewing machines working or they'll freeze up! :lol:

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    what ever works for the majority is fine, I am always looking for simple quick way to find and do stuff. And because I am not a c-geek I am some times overwhelmed by what is avable and then figuering out how to get there.

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    Quiltnurse, there's "only" 13 pages of posts here to date. How could things get lost! :lol: I can get lost in my sewing room!!!
    I know what you're talking about. Right now the April BOM post is was down the list and getting lost in all the other topics. I wish the current BOM could be locked at the top of the topic list with the BOM rules. When the new one comes up they could 'release' the old one to go floating whereever and lock the new one in.
    OR here's an idea... Drum roll please......

    Could there be one large folder at the top that ALL the BOMs could reside in after their month is done?

    Oh, I need more coffee. It's way too early for thinking!!! :lol:

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    exactly what I was looking for. then we can find it, others can look if they want and still there is room for .......

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    this sounds like a job for Super-K (Admin). maybe if we ask reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeel nice, he'll start the BOM as a new category, like "Main" is, under the primary Forum Index.

    would that be along the lines you were thinking?

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    I hadn't thought of it quite like that but that would be perfect. We could even leave the pictures in there too, mayhaps!?!?!!!!

    GREAT thinking, Patrice! :lol:

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    Leave it to Patrice shes always thinking She seem to no what we're thinking too but puts it into words better

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    she is a computer queen. I love her!!!

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    thank you all very much. i love you guys, too.
    :mrgreen:

    ok. if we behave ourselves for another month, i'll ask Admin if we can have a BOM category. (not that i'd try to stop anybody else from asking first. i'd just like us to write our own "rules" first. if we have to have the durned things, i'd rather they were the product of our definitely agreed upon ideas. LOL)

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltnurse
    so we will have 2 blocks for each month at staggered intervials plus the alerady threads for the previous months? And all our chatter? We need to find a way to archive? or cut down on some of this, there wil not be time for room for any thing else on the site.Or will we just erace the previous months at a given time on the following month. For example Arpil's blocks threasd come off May 15. Then May comes off JUne 15. That gives time to get the info, show off and down load whatervr and still have room for the next month.

    We seem to have simplified the offer dates, now lets do hte same for the rest. Just a thought. See you Sunday at chat.
    QN... I think your concern is great. But... What room are you talking about? I is a computer engineer. I can assure you, the board is not running out of room, there is no need to archive anything, no need to delete anything. We are nothing more than a gnat on the butt of a very large elephant, a 6000 ft tall blue elephant. Or maybe it's pink?

    Perhaps the length of the threads intimidates you? Just scan for the pretty pictures, key in on people whom you respect, do a little casual reading in between, next thing you know, the thread is read. Me? I scan for those whom I know will be giving me the most grief. Patrice, Kathy, ButterCream... just get in line to abuse

    tim in san jose

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    just rember keep it SIMPLE some people will get turned off if it is too comvluted (like me)anyway what are the "rules " now? I do think a seperate space for us is a great idea.

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    no rules. at least not yet. hope we can avoid them.

    separate space was a proposed solution to prevent convolution. not asked for yet. not set in concrete. plenty of time for ideas to keep bouncing around until we hit on something that works for as close to everybody as we can get it.

    ser kewl :mrgreen:

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