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    ok Kensington, going to go try setting the needle to the right instead of straight down. That should give some extra room. Heck, I draw the 1/4 in line on the back to make sure double that I get that 1/4" down so either its this machine or I am just not seeing it right now in my head. A major possibility. I will try that same pattern AGAIN this way and let you know my results. Sounds like that should do it just thinking of it in my head. I don't need to change the foot however to do that it wont hit the plate on this dinasaur.
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    Good luck Elisabrat. I hope it works for you too.
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    I am answering PMs now..please do not worry I have you I just have to respond when I have a little bit of time and that seems to be lacking lately.
    I am so glad we have so many people joining in
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    I want to sign up for the Boom 8.. Sending a PM now...

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    Here's mine from Boom6-Winter
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    Top is finished -- See all the variety
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    Now that is inspiration. I have my fabric bagged already. I will post the pics of it tonight. The deal with my stuff is I can't decide if I like it or if I hate it. Its vintage inspired Chloes Christmas. I love all but the bright neon green in it. Can't figure how that works with traditional green and red/gold. So if you are a lucky recipient please do NOT add more of that awful green. I think it can be toned down darned if I know how. I love the quilts shown so thank you. Everyone looks at a piece of fabric and has a totally different inspiration. Its kinda fun How anyone can do a large group amazes me. Let alone TWO. That is commitment and my hats off to you. I think that will be an easier task for me come Dec when I am ready for the holidays and... need to keep my little hands busy.
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    Elizabrat: start with a 9 patch, adjust the needle till you get your seam right, remeasure after every seam, before you know it you will do it with out even thinking about it.

    And another trick I learned here is square up at every step. When you make a block with points remember that the fabric does not come to a point until after it is sewn. That concept took me a really long time to learn.

    I have been quilting for 30 years and I avoided making anything with a point. Now I can make points with a lot better accuracy.

    Check out the tutorials on the Tutorials thread.http://www.quiltingboard.com/tutorials-f10/
    Or the quilters Cache, they have a lot of cool blocks that are easy, and eventually you will be stepping up to the harder ones.http://www.quilterscache.com/QuiltBlocksGalore.html
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    Moonwork, that is awesome, I love how you finished your quilt. Truly beautiful. I was in two groups for boom 6 and for one of the groups I made place mats for both of my Sister-in-law's. They loved them and use them all the time. The other group I made a sampler quilt with very bright fabrics, gave it to my Grand daughter for her birthday.

    For Boom 7 I did two groups, one was with Gingham and made a beautiful quilt for my niece, the other one I have not put together yet, but it will be to keep for my sewing room. I love the Boom swaps, they are my very favorite swap because you meet the nicest quilters here.
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    I had a couple PM about some of the blocks shown (sorry, not trying to hijack with Boom6 info but trying to help Boom8r's)

    Thanks y'all for the great compliment

    Here a couple close up shots to show more of the wonderful variety of the blocks.
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    Someone asked if 4 charms made a block...most certainly they do in my book. If someone has health issues or sight issues, those 4 charms may have taken all day to work on and are just as precious as the most intricate paper pieced or appliqued blocks. Hopefully it was made in friendship and with good will. I think it was hard to see the wonderful variety I received (and maybe give you some ideas). The 10 minute block or 9 patch can give you a very nice beginner block.

    I'm not sure yet if I can manage to join this one or not but the 2 Booms I did kept me hopping. I will continue to "stalk" this and help where I can. Thanks for allowing me to share past Boom info
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    Hey... my sample practice blocks are turning into a nice lap quilt! I've made 5 of them, but 4 are all the same fabric, with a cream on cream and a dark 3rd. I think I will give it to my dh aunt when I am done. Nothing goes to waste!
    "Wimpy Christian's won't survive spiritual warfare"- Carman

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    Marybeth I have no trouble getting consistant blocks,sigh, I guess they have been slightly short of what they were supposed to be sometimes but if I make nine I get nine the same size so it has never bugged me but with strict rules I get the make them the specific size. Also, my points come out. I just measured blocks to be 12 inches and they worked. I will do as suggested and move the needle to the right to get that .5. I ALWAYS sew with it in the middle but it makes sense it will change it to a larger size if its slightly over. Tonight I will make another.

    Everyone here is the fabric you will get. Most of you will get one of this selection, a couple are duplicates so more of those. I HATE the siamese cat because of the harliquen (spell check please!) background. It looks like some darned jester fabric. Blick. I love the bells the most. I think if they were all played up towards the lighter colors and the DARK green/gold in the fabric it might make them not scream that bright green. I am excited to see what my group can come up with as I think it has potential. This is Chloe's Christmas by Redrooster fabrics.
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    Hi moonwork42029 and dotcomdtcm thank you both for sharing pictures of your quilts. It really helps us new people see the variety. I love it and am super excited to see how things progress.
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    Well, now I have 5 sample blocks... doing good on them being 12.5 since I moved my needle. This is turning out to be a nice lil quilt. LOL. Practice, practice, practice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elisabrat View Post
    Marybeth I have no trouble getting consistant blocks,sigh, I guess they have been slightly short of what they were supposed to be sometimes but if I make nine I get nine the same size so it has never bugged me but with strict rules I get the make them the specific size. Also, my points come out. I just measured blocks to be 12 inches and they worked. I will do as suggested and move the needle to the right to get that .5. I ALWAYS sew with it in the middle but it makes sense it will change it to a larger size if its slightly over. Tonight I will make another.

    Everyone here is the fabric you will get. Most of you will get one of this selection, a couple are duplicates so more of those. I HATE the siamese cat because of the harliquen (spell check please!) background. It looks like some darned jester fabric. Blick. I love the bells the most. I think if they were all played up towards the lighter colors and the DARK green/gold in the fabric it might make them not scream that bright green. I am excited to see what my group can come up with as I think it has potential. This is Chloe's Christmas by Redrooster fabrics.
    Rotflol... I saw the Harlequin, and I liked it except for the cats. I'm not a cat person.. or dogs or any animal really, except those birds that talk. The can mimic somone's voice exact. I like all your Christmas fabrics, you will have a nice Christmas quilt when it's done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kensington View Post
    Well, now I have 5 sample blocks... doing good on them being 12.5 since I moved my needle. This is turning out to be a nice lil quilt. LOL. Practice, practice, practice.
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    Kensington, I think you should share your little project with us I am sitting here waiting on go! I dont have a current project, not enough of fabric I love to make something with. My sis gave me a huge bin of her fabric. its a lot of pale rose, pastel stuff and well its summer I want to do fun and bright and dunno. In a slump perhaps. Here is a sample block I made last night testing your theory of the move it to the right Kensington. It worked perfectly. This is another gift of fabric that I truthfully hated. Way too many bugs. However never one to toss fabric as I dont have much and its pretty darned expensive I cut it and well, its not too bad this way. The purple came out washed in these photos it is much brighter and the cream shows so bright and its definetely more subtle. Does it get rid of enough bugs this way? I would love feed back. Any suggestions greatly appreciated.
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    Ok. I have read through this whole swap blog and it sounds so fun. So I am in for 35 blocks. EXCITED!!!!!!

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    Elisabrat...I think that is a great block and a top out of it would be terrific. Way to go!
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    The fabric I have chosen is a simple cream fabric with small turquoise dots. I found it on clearance for $1/yard once and bought the last of the bolt. Not sure why exactly, I thought I could do something with it. Now you guys get to help me use it, this should be fun. With the simpleness of the pattern it should easy to pair it up with other fabrics, other complementary solids or maybe other polka-dots?

    I found an image online that is very similar to the fabric, not the exact brand and line but very, very similar. My quilt will be for one of my little girls or nieces.

    It has been fun looking at others images of fabrics, my brain is already churning for ideas for that would match the style of fabric. Also, let us know for who the quilt will be for, for me that helps alot for the ideas.

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    Looking at the image just posted I would add that my dots are more on the greenish side of turquoise than this bluish turquoise, if that makes any sense at all...

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    I'm getting excited ... I've been wanting to join one of the boomerang groups for quite some time now but they were always closed by the time I saw the posts. So glad I finally got in, and I got a PM from April confirming I'm in so now I need to pick a pretty to cut up for everyone. Or several pretties. Not sure which yet. I'm going to hold off on picking blocks to make until I start receiving fabric from swappers - then match it to my stash to see what looks good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingmommy View Post
    The fabric I have chosen is a simple cream fabric with small turquoise dots. I found it on clearance for $1/yard once and bought the last of the bolt. Not sure why exactly, I thought I could do something with it. Now you guys get to help me use it, this should be fun. With the simpleness of the pattern it should easy to pair it up with other fabrics, other complementary solids or maybe other polka-dots? I found an image online that is very similar to the fabric, not the exact brand and line but very, very similar. My quilt will be for one of my little girls or nieces.

    It has been fun looking at others images of fabrics, my brain is already churning for ideas for that would match the style of fabric. Also, let us know for who the quilt will be for, for me that helps alot for the ideas.

    I think that fabric will be quite easy to work with, not to mention fun. I think you'll get a lot of variety with that.

    Good idea to let each person know as much about what is needed/wanted of the grown-up-blocks as necessary (other than the bock design of course). Please make sure that we send it WITH the F8 though as I know I won't be sifting back through what could be several dozen pages of posts here on QB to see if SwapperA might have mentioned anything about likes/dislikes.

    After looking at your's and considering the price you paid ... I think I'm going to follow suit with a simple print that I bought on sale just because I couldn't pass up on the sale and oh-gosh-oh-golly I'll find a use for it somewhere.
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

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    OH!!! I'm so excited...alright, when I get home I'll take pics of ALL of the Seuss fabric I'll be sending out.

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    Elisabrat,
    Here you go... these are my "Practice" Blocks... I made one more today. LOL. I'm trying to use all the same fabrics so I can use them in a gift. I just wanted to get that seam allowance down and check points on these blocks for accuracy and of course for ease piecing.

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    BTW... are you sending a background fabric? I'm thinking about it. I don't want my blocks to cost anyone more than it has to. Just not sure what everyone does. I know we don't have to send it. Just wondering.
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