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Thread: Half Yard Challenge

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    Super Member henryparrish76's Avatar
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    Has anyone ever done a half yard challenge?

    5 fabrics, 3 shapes.. the half square triangle, the quarter triangle and the square.

    I am thinking of doing this and wanted to know if anyone has done this challenge and if so how their quilts came out?

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    Nope, not yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wvdek
    Nope, not yet.
    a friend was telling me about it today and it seems interesting but im on the fence about doing it.

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    Don't know anything about it.
    Tell me about it, who sponsors, what are the requirements or where to get info, etc.

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    Would also like to have more information.

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    Never done this one - but it sounds like fun. You should do it - you will always learn something and look at the great practice you will get!!

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    That was one of the quilts on the Fons & Porter DVD that was sent out recently-trying to get you to pay and order future DVD's. They showed how to choose fabrics, ideas for picking out designs. That seemed to be the only interesting one on the DVD.

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    so, we could challenge ourselves/each other and give it a go...
    anyone need something new to work on? :)
    i'm so far behind right now that i certainly need another project to be mulling over..who knows i may actually catch up within the next month or so and try this...

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    Do you pick out your own blocks for this challenge? Or would it be a block like the Double Friendship Star that has all 3 shapes in the same block?

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    Interesting but I have never done that one. I did enjoy the paint chip challenge I recently did with another group on line.

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    I would only do it as long as it is a block that can be cut down. There sometimes is variety in sizes with block swaps. Sounds like the ones you mention could be adjusted if need be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by collector49
    That was one of the quilts on the Fons & Porter DVD that was sent out recently-trying to get you to pay and order future DVD's. They showed how to choose fabrics, ideas for picking out designs. That seemed to be the only interesting one on the DVD.
    Okay I asked my friend about it today and that is where she got the idea from was that DVD. And she agreed the rest of it was not as interesting.

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    I have attached the pdf she sent me via email that explains it. Just hit the download button and it will come up.
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    Thanks Henry, I can hardly wait to try it! A good way to use up some stash pieces.

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    Someone was super sweet enough to send me the The Take Five quilt pattern which could be done 1.2 yd's or 7/8's yards.. and it was great as I had ordered a bunch of 1/2 yds of various fabrics that went together as I knew that I woud eventually be able to use them. I am now, in between my normal stuff, putting together various plastic zip bags with 5 1/2 yard pieces in it. I never worry about my borders until I am am finish the initial quilt top. But It's a very pleasant and easy pattern and playing with my fabric lends so many possiblities to the quilts as Christ mas gifts. Nice lap size.

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    I have never tried it either but it looks like something I would like to do. Thanks Henry! Are you going to do it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by annette1952
    I have never tried it either but it looks like something I would like to do. Thanks Henry! Are you going to do it?
    I think I am going to do it. I think I may use my time at the beach this weekend to begin. We'll see if I can lug my sewing machine and stuff with me.

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