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    Has any one made a mistake; I mean chose a pattern cut out the pieces,then started to sew and after a few rows knew it was not going to work out. What dose one do with the pieces? Help!

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    Oh ya the quilt was or is a braid with flannals bad idea. And I love braids I already did one.

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    I cut out pieces for a quilt and didn't have the slightest idea on how to sew it together. hahahhahaha So there it sits till I can at least figure it out. Oh well, such is the life of a new quilter.

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    braid has strips . How about a rail fence? Got a dog or cat? make a small quiltfor them :D

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    When cutting out for a whole quilt I cut for one block first. I make that block to see if it is going to work. If it does great! I finish cutting for the whole quilt. If not then I haven't wasted the fabric for the whole quilt. Been there done that! LOL

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    Strips are 2 1/2 by 3 ang. at end. cut for queen

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    not sure what the fabric looks like, but i'd probably cut those 2.5" X 3" down to 2.5" X 2.5" and make a scrappy quilt or use them as cornerstones on a charm quilt if you can get more of similar fabric.

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    Thanks for some ideas. I think what I have done I will make into a winter dog mat for my dogs crate. The scrappy quilt sounds good and no I did not cut up all my fabric; and I can not find any more of the quilters flannel I bougth at Jo-Anns 3 years ago.

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    I think we've all done what you did.
    I once cut a quilt, well, 1/2 of it, then took a break for a couple days. Went back to it, THOUGHT I was doing good, only to find out, I cut the WRONG colors for the WRONG blocks. UGH!
    I took the entire thing, put all the same shapes and sizes into baggies and it will be for a scrappy triangle quilt I will make one of these days.

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    I think I have one going now. Foolishly, I cut all the squares - thousands! I'm sturggling through 2 squares at a time and I now have 10 squares. They are so far from perfect . . . barely acceptable . . . I'm debating about where to go from here. If I do 16, I could group them in 4s and do sashing between to make at least a throw-size quilt. It's supposed to be a wedding present for DD and DIL (married nearly 5 years now). Here's a picture of a couple of the blocks . . . any ideas?
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    Quote Originally Posted by luvmy2bts
    When cutting out for a whole quilt I cut for one block first. I make that block to see if it is going to work. If it does great! I finish cutting for the whole quilt. If not then I haven't wasted the fabric for the whole quilt. Been there done that! LOL

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    I do that to, but with me new to quilting, I wanna make sure I know what I'm doing. I love sample blocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ
    I think I have one going now. Foolishly, I cut all the squares - thousands! I'm sturggling through 2 squares at a time and I now have 10 squares. They are so far from perfect . . . barely acceptable . . . I'm debating about where to go from here. If I do 16, I could group them in 4s and do sashing between to make at least a throw-size quilt. It's supposed to be a wedding present for DD and DIL (married nearly 5 years now). Here's a picture of a couple of the blocks . . . any ideas?
    I'm not a pro, but I like it the way it is. I don't see anything wrong

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    dj I don't see any thing wrong with your blocks. I think they are beautiful.

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    http://www.blockcentral.com/bomohsusannah1203.pdf
    is a pattern that could be adapted, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonpi
    http://www.blockcentral.com/bomohsusannah1203.pdf
    is a pattern that could be adapted, too.
    You can use the ones you have as a center medallion. There is another star pattern I know of that will work, too - let me see if I can find it.

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    Thanks moonpi I just love ohsusannah. I should have went with my first partten witch was something I made up with stars.

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    DJ - those blocks are BEAUTIFUL! do you have the pattern? I LOVE IT!

    keep going! it's going to be GORGEOUS!

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    I found that other pattern - I think this one is great - can be done with set colors/patterns or scrappy


    http://www.antiquecityquilters.com/p...StarStruck.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ
    I think I have one going now. Foolishly, I cut all the squares - thousands! I'm sturggling through 2 squares at a time and I now have 10 squares. They are so far from perfect . . . barely acceptable . . . I'm debating about where to go from here. If I do 16, I could group them in 4s and do sashing between to make at least a throw-size quilt. It's supposed to be a wedding present for DD and DIL (married nearly 5 years now). Here's a picture of a couple of the blocks . . . any ideas?
    I dont see anything wrong with it.

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    Thanks again moonpi the second one will work out fine and I love it. Thanks.

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    Oh my gosh I think that is really pretty don't know what it's called but I'd call it a wedding ring love....with those hearts sets it off great...I made a quilt that I did a mistake on didn't catch it till I had the blocks done,,,well the quilting gals I quilted with never even noticed till I pointed it out...and when I did they said they thought it was made that way cause it was on all the blocks...so thats my two cents and I'm sticking to it!! :thumbup:

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    how about table runners??

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    Have you ever worked with the gridded fusible interfacing or stabilizer. I just bought some at Walmart with 2 1/2 in grids. you cut your fabric into squares the size of the grid square and you can make a landscape or water color quilt. The flannel might make a nice outdoor/ woodsy scene.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gcathie
    Oh my gosh I think that is really pretty don't know what it's called but I'd call it a wedding ring love....with those hearts sets it off great...I made a quilt that I did a mistake on didn't catch it till I had the blocks done,,,well the quilting gals I quilted with never even noticed till I pointed it out...and when I did they said they thought it was made that way cause it was on all the blocks...so thats my two cents and I'm sticking to it!! :thumbup:
    I'm calling it "My Heart's Home" since that was part of their wedding vows, and the hearts point towards the center. You are all so encouraging, I think I'll plug along and start two more blocks. If I get 6 more done, I could put 4 of them together (4 sets of 4) and do sashing between them. Thinking about trying some small paper-pieced butterflies in the sashing if I can use some of the pre-cut fabric in the butterflies...or something...

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    I'm no expert.....but I love the pattern and colors. If it was my quilt, I'd put some sashing between the blocks. I think it will be stunning when you get it done. We're always waaaaay to criticial of our own work.

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