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Old 01-27-2015, 10:55 AM
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Several years ago a fellow quilter and myself made a Storm at Sea Quilt to be raffled at our annual Holiday Fair. We split up the block, each doing one portion. While it did come together well, I learned the valuable lesson that 1/4" on one machine might not be the same 1/4 " on another. If I were to reproduce this quilt today, I would be tempted to PP it for maximum accuracy and ease of putting the top together.
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Old 01-27-2015, 02:43 PM
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After I had taken an introductory class on starting a quilt, my first one was Storm At Sea (for one of our son's who lived near the ocean). It was paper-pieced which I liked because of the precision of the pattern. I took me seven months because I was working at the time. After dinner I would quilt until bedtime. It turned out very nicely. I had someone else quilt it on a longarm machine.
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Old 01-27-2015, 03:38 PM
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Okay guys,

here re is an update to where I am at.....

tomorrow I will be completely paper piecing a block and I will also create a block using the sizzix triangle in a square die (to make the diamond in a rectangle block and I will report back to how I found both.


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Old 01-27-2015, 10:28 PM
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Originally Posted by kristakz View Post
I made my storm at sea with the Tri-Recs ruler set. Worked great for me, although perhaps not quite as perfect points as paper piecing would make. Faster though

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so on the diamond blocks, did you make a 1/2 block at a time using Tri-Recs or did you fold the fabric over and cut the diamond that way? I'm going to be making one out of batiks, don't want to pp and planned to use my Tri-Recs
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Old 01-27-2015, 11:43 PM
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Originally Posted by ManiacQuilter2 View Post
I made this one and the pieces with the long pieces that tip mirrors the other blcoks I finally did make them from PPing to achieve a better accuracy. The quilt is now pieced but still needs the borders sewn on.
What's the pattern, here?
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