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    Quote Originally Posted by JCquilts
    I think I will try one of these blocks. Ill post pictures as I go through the cutting and pieceing if you like.

    Should I add them in this thread or start a new one?
    Here would be great!

    I haven't had time to try it out yet, as I have furniture to paint in the garage before the temps are too low...we're dangerously close to freezing at night. Grrrr...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jitkaau
    There is a link to a video demonstration of how to do this block. It is a simpler version than Jinny Beyer's block, but may help you with the general idea. Apart from the foundation piecing of this block, called "Crossed Canoes" or "Crossed Shuttles", it is sometimes called "Dragonfly Block". Here is the link to the video of how to piece it: http://www.quiltblocklibrary.tv/tag/...s-quilt-block/ If you analyse the block carefully, you will see that it is only a four patch block.
    Thank you.

    It may be an advanced block, but instructions on how to put it together from the website would still be nice. LOL I've been sewing for 35 years, but only doing quilts for a few. I'm not a visual person, though, and looking at the pattern for quite a long time just threw me.

    Thanks for all of your suggestions.

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    RB:how would you do this?

    Go to the site for Jenny, click on free patterns, click on Devonshire (pattern name), click on download PDF and instructions will come up. At least they did for me. That is a very interesting and complicated block but I would like to try it sometime, maybe after finishing holiday wall hangings for sale at a bazaar. Good luck and let us know if you figure it out.

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    Remember that Jinny Beyer is a hand piecer, so she might approach the block slightly different than a machine piecer.

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    My foremost suggestion would be to pay attention to that "advanced" in the corner. If you are an advanced quilter then feel good about jumping right in. But if you have some hesitation, I would suggest trying part of it first before jumping into buying all the fabric and looking at it as a "whole". While I am an Advanced seamstress (make wedding gowns etc) and my knowledge is pretty far along when it comes to quilting, I would never try something as daunting as that; mainly because at some point I would become discouraged because I couldn't do it "perfectly" and then would turn it into a UFO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KiwiQuilter
    Remember that Jinny Beyer is a hand piecer, so she might approach the block slightly different than a machine piecer.
    I'm a graphic person and love paper piecing and jigsaw puzzles. If I were making this block, I'd paper piece it as shown in the diagram attached. As I said before, I'd do the block (6, 8, 8, 5, 4) then do the (3, 3, 2 star point).
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    catmcclure...
    I love the way you put this one together....I also love paper piecing........this does look like a really fun project..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lockeb
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    I love the way you put this one together....I also love paper piecing........this does look like a really fun project..
    Yeah, it does look like fun, but most of the design (the star points) depends on Jinny's fabric.

    Like I said, print out all the templates, trim and tape, and print out a paper piece project. Or, if you're like me, pull the templates into photoshop and make a paper piece project.

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    catmcclure, thank you, thank you, thank you so much.

    Part of my problem has been that I can only look at the diagram in the upper left corner on the PDF page ONLINE, since that PDF (and the TIFF) won't print properly from my printer. The pattern pieces come out "OK", needing some line gaps filled in, but the diagram at the top doesn't print out at all. Having to look at it online, without being able to draw triangles, etc. around the pieces to figure out it's construction, has been very difficult. Will have to get to my SIL's to print it out.

    As for it being an advanced block...to me there is no advanced, just more time consuming, and more attention needed to detail.

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    I would probably try foundation piecing this one. Beautiful block but looks intimidating, as does most of Jinny Beyer's stuff, at least to me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rb.
    catmcclure, thank you, thank you, thank you so much.

    Part of my problem has been that I can only look at the diagram in the upper left corner on the PDF page ONLINE, since that PDF (and the TIFF) won't print properly from my printer. The pattern pieces come out "OK", needing some line gaps filled in, but the diagram at the top doesn't print out at all. Having to look at it online, without being able to draw triangles, etc. around the pieces to figure out it's construction, has been very difficult. Will have to get to my SIL's to print it out.

    As for it being an advanced block...to me there is no advanced, just more time consuming, and more attention needed to detail.
    You're welcome. However, as far as it being "advanced", that's to warn new quilters that it's going to take time, energy and possible ripping out. Also, Jinny is someone who hand quilts and doesn't have much sympathy for the rest of us who do not. Therefore, when she says "advanced", to me it means "if you don't hand piece, then this block will be a PITA."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluphrog
    I looked at it like it was a paper-pieced pattern and here's my best shot. [#] corresponds to the numbers on the template pieces

    1) Sew two [1] together (or fold fabric before cutting)
    2) Sew [2] to each side of the [1] unit
    3) Sew two [3] together (or fold fabric before cutting)
    4) Sew [3] on each side of [1/2] unit
    5) Sew [8] on each of [6]
    6) Sew [5] on left side of [6/8] unit
    7) Sew [4] on right side of [6/9/5] unit
    8) Sew [2] to [7]
    9) Sew [6/8/5/4] unit to each side of [2/7] unit
    10) Sew [6/8/5/4/2/7] unit to each side of [1/2/3] unit

    Or you could enlarge the tempate diagram and treat itlike a paper piecing pattern.

    I think it's gorgeous. I may just have to try it. Thanks.
    Yes, you are right. I would do exactly the same. Gail

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    Quote Originally Posted by catmcclure
    Also, Jinny is someone who hand quilts and doesn't have much sympathy for the rest of us who do not. Therefore, when she says "advanced", to me it means "if you don't hand piece, then this block will be a PITA."
    LOL We think alike. I have done hand piecing, and I will defeat that "must be hand pieced" attitude. :thumbup:

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    Go to the site and click on the name of the quilt, I found it right away. It is a free pattern.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dungeonquilter
    Sew two 3's together. Then sew 2 to the joined 3's and add a 4. Do this step twice. Unit 1
    Sew the two 1's together. Sew a 2 to each side of the joined 1's and add the two 7's. Unit 2
    Sew two 8's to each 6 and add a 5 and 4 to two of them. Unit 3 with the 4 & 5. Unit 4 without.
    Now join unit 1 to unit 3 and unit 4 twice
    You will have two seams with kinks in them to add unit 2 between these two pieces.
    I am glad some one was kind enough to help you. I found this answer while trying to figure out how to do it. This looks to be the answer you seek.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rb.
    Quote Originally Posted by catmcclure
    Also, Jinny is someone who hand quilts and doesn't have much sympathy for the rest of us who do not. Therefore, when she says "advanced", to me it means "if you don't hand piece, then this block will be a PITA."
    LOL We think alike. I have done hand piecing, and I will defeat that "must be hand pieced" attitude. :thumbup:
    About four or five years ago I spent an inordinate amount of money on the block kits for the original Moonglow (my LQS had moved about ten years ago and had just "found" the kits in the back room). As you can see from my Avatar, I have some skill in piecing (made my own pattern for this B/W), but I still do not have that quilt put together - still have blocks that are cut, but not pieced. There are a couple of blocks that, if you don't hand piece them - well, it's that old "you can't get there from here" thing going on.

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    I think it requires paper piecing. The numbers in the template diagram are the order the pieces are sewn together. I ran into the same problem recently with a pattern and after going to a quilt shop found out what the numbers were for in the template. There were 29 pieces for each block but after realizing what I needed to do, it went really quickly.

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    Well, with a printer that really doesn't want to co-operate, and a website that doesn't want to include instructions, and the wonderful assistance of you helpful quilters, I have some success. Last night I ended up cutting and piecing a paper copy of the "block" on the site. It didn't quite fit together properly, was something like 11 1/4", and way more complicated than necessary. First, the #1 centre square is in two pieces, for no apparent rhyme or reason (to me). Second, #3 triangle is just #7 split in two, so that Jinny could bookmark match one of her border fabrics. Not necessary for me. So off I went hunting for a Crossed Canoes pattern, to compare. Voila!, a 6 inch block. Took me all of 10 minutes to alter it to the "Jinny" block, to be paper pieced in three sections, then joined to each other in two nice, straight seems. No hand piecing needed. LOL

    Thanks to all of you with your suggestions and instructions.

    (numbers don't correspond to piecing order...was after midnight and I was oh, so sleepy LOL)
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    Quote Originally Posted by rb.
    Well, with a printer that really doesn't want to co-operate, and a website that doesn't want to include instructions, and the wonderful assistance of you helpful quilters, I have some success. Last night I ended up cutting and piecing a paper copy of the "block" on the site. It didn't quite fit together properly, was something like 11 1/4", and way more complicated than necessary. First, the #1 centre square is in two pieces, for no apparent rhyme or reason (to me). Second, #3 triangle is just #7 split in two, so that Jinny could bookmark match one of her border fabrics. Not necessary for me. So off I went hunting for a Crossed Canoes pattern, to compare. Voila!, a 6 inch block. Took me all of 10 minutes to alter it to the "Jinny" block, to be paper pieced in three sections, then joined to each other in two nice, straight seems. No hand piecing needed. LOL

    Thanks to all of you with your suggestions and instructions.

    (numbers don't correspond to piecing order...was after midnight and I was oh, so sleepy LOL)
    What a smart cookie you are. glad you will be able to make it. :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by rb.
    Well, with a printer that really doesn't want to co-operate, and a website that doesn't want to include instructions, and the wonderful assistance of you helpful quilters, I have some success. Last night I ended up cutting and piecing a paper copy of the "block" on the site. It didn't quite fit together properly, was something like 11 1/4", and way more complicated than necessary. First, the #1 centre square is in two pieces, for no apparent rhyme or reason (to me). Second, #3 triangle is just #7 split in two, so that Jinny could bookmark match one of her border fabrics. Not necessary for me. So off I went hunting for a Crossed Canoes pattern, to compare. Voila!, a 6 inch block. Took me all of 10 minutes to alter it to the "Jinny" block, to be paper pieced in three sections, then joined to each other in two nice, straight seems. No hand piecing needed. LOL

    Thanks to all of you with your suggestions and instructions.

    (numbers don't correspond to piecing order...was after midnight and I was oh, so sleepy LOL)
    If you look at Jinny's quilt patterns, almost every pattern works out to be 11-1/4. That seems to be one of her quirks.

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    If you have a design wall you can put the pieces up and check with the quilt design to see if it is correct.

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    I don't know if this got mentioned before, but Miss Jenny hand stitches all of her quilts.
    Rotary cutting and strip piecing has not prepared us for those items that really need more care and time.
    Also, because it is hand stitched, there are things she can accomplish that you just won't be able to accomplish without doing it by hand.

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