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Thread: International Round Robin, Round 1, Everyone please read post on pg 35

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    OK, here is our thread for round one discussion.

    You need to mail your block on or before Nov 1.

    Your center blocks will all be 24 x 24 finished, 24 1/2 x 24 1/2 inches Unfinished.

    You can do any technique you like.
    Applique, piecing, etc.

    Some ideas:

    four 12 inch blocks
    A complex block, enlarged
    One block set on point with corner setting triangles. Ill calculate the size of the on point block and repost for you.
    sixteen 6 inch blocks

    Im sure there are more... this is just to start the discussion

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    Also our dearly loved Quilter's Cache has blocks that are 24". Here's the link http://www.quilterscache.com/BlocksbySizeE.html just be sure to scroll down to the bottom where the 20+ are.

    Hope I wasn't butting in...

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    Thanks for the input ElizabethA.

    Of course your not butting in, but how about joining group 4?

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    OK here's a picture of my center, started.

    I know this is kind of wierd, but the inspiration for this is all the dragonflys buzzing about our pond. There must be 15 different kinds. One day I sat on the dock and took pictures of as many as I could. They just dont sit still for very long...
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    Here's the pond and the REAL bugs....
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    That is very pretty. I love the idea. Mine is taking shape, but not quite ready for the photograph stage yet.

    Will post in a while.

    Elle

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    jstitch, that is so pretty!!!!!!

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    Very pretty Judy!That will invite some wonderful border colors!

    I am drawing out mine. I plan on working on it while at the beach. I will do a landscape center also, probably titled "Southern Spring" or something like that. The tough thing is to remember that the design is only 24x24 and I can't make it too detailed or the pieces will get too small!

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    Let's move our discussion to this thread. OK?

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    After two days of searching pattern and block sites for inspiration, I decided I was going to have to teach myself to paper piece to make this block as special as I want it. I looked at on line sources and a book I have, practiced with scraps, practiced with the pattern and fabrics I want to use, and now am not happy with the color of one of my fabrics ... so off to JoAnn's I go! Twist my arm ...

    Joanne

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    I was doing alright until the dog ran of with my black thread when it fell of the table. :evil: :evil: So I am off to the shops on Monday as well.

    Elle

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    Oh :evil:
    I'm still waiting for my fabric order to get here. I found three or four patterns I like, and a couple of ideas.

    How many WHAT SIZE BLOCKS FOR A 4-BLOCK CENTER?
    I forgot already :roll:

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    Hi Joanne,
    I just saw your post about teaching yourself to paper piece. I am in the same place right now. I picked up Carol Doake's dvd Teach me to Paper Piece.
    She also has a group on yahoo that is very helpful and inspirational.
    Muriel

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplemem
    Oh :evil:
    I'm still waiting for my fabric order to get here. I found three or four patterns I like, and a couple of ideas.

    How many WHAT SIZE BLOCKS FOR A 4-BLOCK CENTER?
    I forgot already :roll:
    Hi, well I think if your are going to have 4 blocks in the centre it has to measure up to 24 1/2 inches for your to send to the next person. So each block should be 6 1/8th inches. Not an even number. So just a suggestion make 4 x 5" blocks and then add a border of 2 1/4" around it.

    Its up to you in the end how you do it as long as the finished block measure 24 1/2"m

    All those who agree with me say YES. LOL

    Elle

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    No. I think you are making it too hard. (Ask me how I know this)

    1 block 24 inch finished

    4 blocks = 12 inches finished. (The extra half inch comes from your seam allowance on each edge.

    16 blocks = 6 inches finished. Again the extra half inch is your seam allowance on each edge.

    Mary

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    Boy, I tell you. I have NO idea what I'm going to put together for a center piece.

    But, for the alst Round Robin, I used this: (If anyone likes the idea, it was on Blocks Galore and is a 24" block. (All half square triangles. Get Thangles and make them PERFECT.)

    I was looking at the Teddy Bear there (that's also 24") but was intimidated by it's four pages long and all the cutting and piecing and WOW! But, it's real cute.



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    You see Mary, you learn something new here every a question comes up.

    I would have done it that way and been in trouble. :(

    Thank you for your help

    Elle

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    Quote Originally Posted by mary quite contrary
    No. I think you are making it too hard. (Ask me how I know this)

    1 block 24 inch finished

    4 blocks = 12 inches finished. (The extra half inch comes from your seam allowance on each edge.

    16 blocks = 6 inches finished. Again the extra half inch is your seam allowance on each edge.

    Mary
    Yes, this is correct... Great work Mary....


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    I'm thinking about doing the Carpenter's Wheel Pattern (even before Cordelia suggested it lol). I just can't decide what colors to use. I just might have to make a special shopping trip. Hummm...

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    I am working on a funky (for me) center in EQ. This will be the first one i designed. As soon as I make a final decision I will post. My colors are black and brights (probably 3 different bright colors).

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    I just ordered my fabric from www.thousandsofbolts.com. Now I'll be watching the mail like a hawk!

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    I got my fabric today and hope to get it washed tonight so I can start on my cneter. I plan on using Eleanor Burns' Log Cabin Christms Wreath. I won't put on the bow or holly berries until I get it back. I have always wanted to have a Christmasey quilt and this will make it special as being made with the Round Robin group.

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    Why are waiting to add the bow and berries?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jstitch
    Why are waiting to add the bow and berries?
    I just thought it would add more bulk for shipping.

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    can someone explain the round robin concept to me please? Thank you :)

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