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    Frustrated your fabrics are beautiful. I can't wait to see your blocks.
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    Love it, Love it, Love it!!!!! Yes, we do have a nice little group - that seems to 'catch' one or two more each day.
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    Ok, Im in. I just took a class/workshop with Lynn Roddy Brown and she talked about block swaps. This one looks like a GOOD one ! Going on a shop hop in a few weeks, will HAVE to add CW fabrics to my list (sigh, lol). Also means I'll have to add a shop to the list . Quilted Owl in New Orleans
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    Oh the more the merrier. Just think of all the lovely blocks you will get to see, Deb!
    Great fabrics, FrustratedQ--escpecially like how the center gold adds a spot of brightness to the grouping. Lots to choose from.
    Thanks for the kind words. Think I might make a sampler from the LOver HST--could easily get 20 blocks in a 4 x 5 setting. OBTW those blocks finish 3 3/4 not 3 1/4.
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    We are up to 18 already! Yes, I will have LOTS of blocks to play with. That is one reason why I want each 4 block set in its own baggie - it will make it easier for me to swap in groups.
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    Deb, I would love to join the Civil War Block swap if it's not too late? Will also PM you. Fay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miss Fay View Post
    Deb, I would love to join the Civil War Block swap if it's not too late? Will also PM you. Fay.

    Yeah another Civil War Block Swapper! I am sure you are not to late. Welcome
    ​Christine

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    Name:  Civil War Blocks 002.JPG
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    I finished my shoo fly blocks almost except for 1 4 1/2" square of light ran short. Trip to LQS if not they have it online. What I found is I had to cut the HST at 5" then sew them like it says and cut apart and square up to 4 1/2" in order to have good square HST and get my finished block to 12 1/2". So that is where I ran short. But that is okay that is why make 1 and if not right you can tweak it.
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    Name:  Civil War 002.JPG
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    Late at night when I took this colors not 100% accurate but close. Finished 1 Virginia Star. Did not come out quite 12 1/2".
    Last edited by frustratedquilter40; 07-30-2012 at 11:39 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oksewglad View Post
    Camera's ready--here's my Shoofly
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    Very nice love the colors!
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    I have found when using blocks from Quilterscache, that you absolutely MUST do the dreaded scant 1/4 inch. It simply means moving your needle a few stitches to the right. My Janome has a default setting of 3.5. I move my needle to 4.2. Snaggged another one! MissFay is on board as well. Plenty of time to sign up (till Sept 9) and blocks are not due till Oct 20. Even if you only make one block at a time - you still have over two months to finish 12 blocks.
    Deb Watkins - I woke up today on the right side of dirt. It is a good day.

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    Frustrated, I love both of your blocks!! Yes, it's maddening to come up a tiny bit short. I work with them if it's for me, but really want my swap blocks to be on target! You are right about making one and getting a feel for how it sews up before doing them all.
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    Great colors in your blocks, Frustrated. Hope I get at least one of them!
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    Island is having trouble with the blocks coming out to unfinished 12.5. I can't stress enough that with QC blocks, you have to move your needle to the right for the scant 1/4 seam. And depending on your machine - it may be a bit more than scant. Even though I use the 1/4 foot, I use the metal edge more for fabric guide, and move the needle. I hate to see you bugger up good fabric - try on some 'scrap' ...... it will be worth the effort....your blocks will come out right every time when you get the setting right.
    Deb Watkins - I woke up today on the right side of dirt. It is a good day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oksewglad View Post
    Great colors in your blocks, Frustrated. Hope I get at least one of them!
    I think that when I see all the blocks and end up making more than one set hoping to get the variety.
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    Making more than one set is a good way to ensure a real mix of the blocks......not that I an an enabler or nothing like that!
    Deb Watkins - I woke up today on the right side of dirt. It is a good day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deb watkins View Post
    Making more than one set is a good way to ensure a real mix of the blocks......not that I an an enabler or nothing like that!
    Ya... You know me though. I jump right in and sew sew sew.
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    So then we can make two sets, and SheriR is the first to go so far and do that? Am I reading this right? You are already done with your first set SheriR, and they thought I was OCD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuilterMomma View Post
    So then we can make two sets, and SheriR is the first to go so far and do that? Am I reading this right? You are already done with your first set SheriR, and they thought I was OCD.
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    Oh bother I am found out.
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    Civil War Block

    Here is Star of Virginia with BOO BOO!!!
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    I have that background in my Civil War BOM! Love your block the colors look great.
    ​Christine

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    Quote Originally Posted by jillnjo View Post
    Frustrated, I love both of your blocks!! Yes, it's maddening to come up a tiny bit short. I work with them if it's for me, but really want my swap blocks to be on target! You are right about making one and getting a feel for how it sews up before doing them all.
    I know it is my first swap on here do some on flicker. And I can be a perfectionist especially when shipping to someone else. I am going to take remake that one and try to do what Deb stated to make sure they turn out the correct size since we have till October.
    ​Christine

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuilterMomma View Post
    So then we can make two sets, and SheriR is the first to go so far and do that? Am I reading this right? You are already done with your first set SheriR, and they thought I was OCD.
    Gosh no, I haven't even started sewing. I need to go through my stash or get to a QS. But I do intend on making (at least) more then one set! ....Call me crazy!
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    Is my Boo Boo ok with everyone or do I have to go buy more fabric and fix it?

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