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    Quote Originally Posted by rwquilts View Post
    I placed an order yesterday for civil war prints from Connecting Threads. Can't wait to get them. I have several prints, but only a couple that are large enough to make 4 blocks from, so I had to break down and get some larger pieces. Will post them when they arrive or you can see them on Connecting Threads website.

    Here is a picture of a sample Double T block I made. I chose to make it using flying geese rather than half square triangles.
    Ooh pretty!
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    Thanks everyone. If I keep these colors, I will be two ahead of the game...if not, well, you know how that goes right? I plan on making the hardest blocks first and then the simpler ones

    I like the colors you ladies are picking!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rwquilts View Post
    I placed an order yesterday for civil war prints from Connecting Threads. Can't wait to get them. I have several prints, but only a couple that are large enough to make 4 blocks from, so I had to break down and get some larger pieces. Will post them when they arrive or you can see them on Connecting Threads website.

    Here is a picture of a sample Double T block I made. I chose to make it using flying geese rather than half square triangles.
    Very nice block - it is just what I am imagining! Perhaps you would like to share your measurements for those who hate HST, it sure would save alot of bulk.
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    QM - I do like the fabric - but am having a hard time thinking that bright green is a muted olive - if it is truly muted and darker - okay - but if it is more pastel or 30's fabric looking - sorry.....it was mentioned that some CW fabrics were actually brighter than we thought. It is my intention to keep these blocks more muted and somber (if you wish) as a tribute to what the CW was all about. It was a terrible time for our Nation - it is my thought to have these blocks as a keepsake (or so to speak) of a not so happy time.....though beauty in quilts comes through.
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    Trust me Deb, it is definitely not a bright or 30s green. Name:  Progress1.JPG
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Size:  131.2 KB Strangely enough it is like these two colors. i took these awhile back on my camera and it kept the colors right. It is like these greens, not bright. That is what I will be using.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deb watkins View Post
    Very nice block - it is just what I am imagining! Perhaps you would like to share your measurements for those who hate HST, it sure would save alot of bulk.
    Absolutely! Here are my modifications for the 12" finished Double T Block for those interested:

    Cut 1 (4 1/2") light square
    Cut 20 (2 1/2") dark squares
    Cut 8 (2 1/2" x 4 1/2") light squares
    Cut 2 (5" to trim down or 4 7/8" if you're a perfect sewer) light squares
    Cut 2 (5" to trim down or 4 7/8" if you're a perfect sewer) dark squares

    Make your large half square triangles and trim to 4 1/2".
    Sew your flying geese units using the 2 1/2" squares on the 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" rectangles.
    **Stitch just to the right of the drawn line so when you fold the fabric out and trim, it will be the right size.
    Stitch the remaining 4 small squares to the 4 1/2" light square creating a square in a square block. Should measure 4 1/2".

    Make sure all the seperate blocks measure 4 1/2" when stitched and then assemble them all together in a nine patch style to make the Double T design.

    Hope this helps.

    Last edited by rwquilts; 07-24-2012 at 12:47 PM.
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    Okey dokey! At first, when I saw the purple - I almost spit.......then I understood what you were saying......the green will work just fine!
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    Thanks Ronda! Perfect!!!! I am sure it will help out those who think this block is a bugger!
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    Thanks for doing the math Ronda. Will work on these tonight, got the EASY Shooflies done last night--very somber one a Barbara Brackman print; the other a Wyndham "Presents Civil War III" fabric. Camera battery is charging so pics later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deb watkins View Post
    Okey dokey! At first, when I saw the purple - I almost spit.......then I understood what you were saying......the green will work just fine!
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    Camera's ready--here's my Shoofly
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    Nice, nice, nice. These blocks are just itching to get done!
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    Ronda, thank you for the revisions. I'm not too great with flying geese, but the less number of seams I have to sew the better. I think I'm ready to start on these.

    Deb, thank you for starting this swap and picking these easy blocks!
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    Oksewglad, nice job on your shoo fly!
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    I am in. This should be fun. I only have a few CW fabric so will have to go buy some. DARN! LOL
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    I put in a new blad in my rotary cutter because the other quilt I cut up yesterday seamed a bit rough on my back. Washed and dried fabric last night. At this moment, all my blocks are cut up, diagonals marked and they are just anxious to get sewed up. Can't believe what a new blade can do for your cutting ocd.
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    Well, yesterday threw me for a loop. Went out and got dark brown and dark green--Deb, you were right as usual. Maybe i"m obsessive, but i went to four atores before i found a green i liked. Came home to sew my Asheville art deco BOM to get that out of the way first, sat down with the first unit--fine. Second unit, my Janome 1600P began to have a fit. Really bad bird's nests. Took the throat plate off and checked. Could not see any thread or lint. Took out the bobbin case. It had a very small amount of lint. Cleaned that. Changed the needle. No effect. Took out the bobbin case again and did the dangle and jerk test. Didn't move. Went to look for the baby screwdriver. Couldn't find it. Went to Wally World and got another. Played with the bobbin tension. Played with the top tension. Retreaded the machine. Played some more. Took the new needle out. Put it back in. Retreaded everything. Played a little more. Now it's good. My husband thought that it just felt I had been taking it for granted, and wanted some attention.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fraew View Post
    Reserving the right to change these but I am thinking:

    Blueish - Ts
    Brown and Pink - Star
    Burgundy blueish - Shoo

    All with teaish backgrounds.
    Love your choices Fraew. Your blocks always turn out beautifully.
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    Just put the last stitches on the first of my Double T blocks with rwquilts instructions. Thanks again Ronda.
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    Kris - I am glad you found the additional colors - I think you will like the look when you put the blocks together. Sorry to hear your machine was having fits....which PROVES that sewing machines are of the female gender.....! I am also very glad that this seems to be a popular swap......I m excited for October to come (not that I am chasing time) but to see the final results of this swap.
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    I'm watching this thread and like what I see! I may hop in, but have plenty going on. I'd have the fabrics I need after making my FWife quilt. I stashed the leftovers all away! Love CW themes.
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    Oh that would be so cool for you to join jillnjo. There is some time to get them made. may I twist your arm just a little bit, push you off a fence, or just give you those big sad puppy dog eyes that are just pleading with the prettiest of pleases, or is it a grandchild look with adorable big eyes, innocent face, and big gracious smile while saying pleeeeeeeeeeeeeease.
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    Deb, no one asked why you said not to do the double T block when your tired. Care to tell us why????????????
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    Quote Originally Posted by jillnjo View Post
    I'm watching this thread and like what I see! I may hop in, but have plenty going on. I'd have the fabrics I need after making my FWife quilt. I stashed the leftovers all away! Love CW themes.
    Oh give it a whirl, N. I don't think they will take long to piece. I found cutting the pieces to be the most time consuming! Join us. G
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    Quote Originally Posted by oksewglad View Post
    Just put the last stitches on the first of my Double T blocks with rwquilts instructions. Thanks again Ronda.
    You are very welcome. Wow! You're much further ahead than me. Guess I best get going...I am on my 3rd T block...will finish those and then have to wait for my other fabrics to come to sew my other blocks...
    Ronda





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