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Thread: (Corrected) - Scrappy & White 9 Patch Blocks -- Signup Closes January 31st 2019

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    Senior Member Queenbarbiej's Avatar
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    Honchey, I have 3 or 4 blocks that like the photo below. Are they okay for the 9 patch swap? If not, then I will us them in my quilt.
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    I'm referring to the candy and hot dog & pretzel blocks since they are on a white background.

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    Just finished my 10 sets of 10, ready to mail when you say go!

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    The top row on this block is off quite a bit. remove the top row, then open the seams, resew them making the seams smaller than what they were before, rejoin the top row pinning the intersections so that they butt up against each other to fit..Hopefully they will fit. As they are right now the answer is no. save them or practice on them. I measure every 3 piece section to make sure it's not too short or too long. it should measure 6 1/2 inches, making sure the center square fits and if the outside squares are longer they can be trimmed when you square them up.

    Please remember that these blocks need to be squared and trimmed of the fuzzies an fringed edges of the threads.. neatened up.

    My goodness Cheese head you are way ahead of most of us??? It's going to be a long wait for you before the baggies will be switched and sent out.
    Last edited by Honchey; 01-21-2019 at 06:32 PM.

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    I would like to sign up. I will say now 3 sets of 10. Thank you.

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    Welcome Boop56! 3 sets of 10 is fine. These blocks are addictive.. you can make more if you choose to.

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    Here is the updated list of swappers.

    1.Queenbarbij
    2. Cheesehead
    3.Trish b
    4.Terriamn
    5.Youngduncan
    6.Jordan
    7.jlt37869
    8.boop56
    9.honchey

    How are all of you doing with your piecing???

    I'm using some older swapped patches and cutting some new ones.
    It's amazing how many different fabrics there are in this world!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honchey View Post
    The top row on this block is off quite a bit. remove the top row, then open the seams, resew them making the seams smaller than what they were before, rejoin the top row pinning the intersections so that they butt up against each other to fit..Hopefully they will fit. As they are right now the answer is no. save them or practice on them. I measure every 3 piece section to make sure it's not too short or too long. it should measure 6 1/2 inches, making sure the center square fits and if the outside squares are longer they can be trimmed when you square them up.
    May I put my $.02 in? I think Barbie was asking about the contrast factor of her two squares with primarily white backgrounds.... Barbie, because there is so much white, they melt into the white squares on either sides of them. There is supposed to be a clear contrast. So if you use a fabric with a white background, it needs to be mostly all covered with a print of a bolder color. So for this swap I would say those fabrics do not cut it.

    I'm so happy to see this swap going forward without me! Yay! Honchey is a great leader and I knew she would do a great job with this swap. Thank you, Honchey! I got kind of burned out, plus have two baby grand girls coming next month and in April. I've got lots of little dresses and bubble suits to sew!

    Have fun... can't wait to see some quilts.
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    Thank you sewbizgirl. The color of the squares was exactly what I was asking about. I will keep those blocks for myself and make new ones. My count is 55 blocks done. Hope to have the rest done his weekend.

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    My goodness Cheese head you are way ahead of most of us??? It's going to be a long wait for you before the baggies will be switched and sent out.

    I wanted to complete the blocks ASAP as I'm in both of the Boom swaps. Those swaps will get my full attention until I have completed the blocks I am making for them.

    Dark dreary day here, if the sun comes out tomorrow I will post pictures of my 9 patches.

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    Arrrrgh! I misunderstood... I'm a fusspot when it comes to intersections and points.. That's what I thought you were referring to... I sometimes have to close my eyes or look away from a block that isn't quite up to par as I add it to a pile of redo's.

    I now have 16 blocks done.. just waiting to be trimmed. I'm packing inbetween for my 6-8 week getaway.. Time right now is not on my side

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    I have done half of my ten bags. It's amazing how relaxing it is to steal a few minutes during the day to go sit and sew. All of my fabrics are cut and waiting in neat little piles, though I have to confess that I cut the white squares as I need them -- batches, of course. Sorry, but I do not know how to do pictures on Quiltingboard.com. I have to get my daughter to help me put pictures on Facebook!
    Sometimes I try to act "normal," but it gets boring so I just go back to being myself.

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    Here are my finished 9 patches. Name:  MVC-176S.JPG
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    Chesseead, your blocks look wonderful. I like the ones with purple in them. I LOVE, LOVE purple. 3/4's of the inside of my house is purple.

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    Looking at Cheesehead's 9 patches I'm not liking how mine turned out so far. So I am going to start all over. The ones I have done I will use them in by quilt.

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    Do all the 6 1/2 blocks in each bag need to be different? What if you have fabrics that go together? Or would that be weird?

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    Hi Everyone, I got called into work yesterday ans will be working today also..

    Sewing these patches into a block can be a learning curve for those of you that haven't done it before
    If you cut your pieces accurately and sew a scant 1/4" press the seam to set the thread then press the seam to the dark side your block when finally sewn together it should be in the "Ballpark (close to perfect.

    There should be No Repeats of the 5 colored, printed squares among the 10 blocks in the baggie.

    Cheesehead, Your blocks are Great!

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    I have a problem choosing the pieces that tend to go together.. I try to balance the colors which drives me nuts. The overall look of a scrappy quilt will look kind of weird if a block has all the same pattern in it.. It would stand out like a sore thumb.. Just looking at Cheesehead's blocks imagine how pretty they would look sewn together. All the different colored blocks balance each other out.

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    I went ahead last night and re-cut my fabrics for my NEW 9 patches. So far I have enough for 60 blocks. I will get them sewn together this weekend and maybe 40 more.
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    Okay . Got it. Cutting, cutting, cutting so I can see, sew, sew this weekend.😜😜😜😜

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    I will be sewing this weekend,too. I have all the colored squares cut and the white is tomorrow. I will be making at least 7 packages and if time allows 10 packages.
    Youngduncan, there is a good tutorial for posting pictures . You can search for it.

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    I should finish with my tenth set of blocks today and get them into the quart-sized bag. I already have a gallon-sized bag waiting. When I get all of them bagged properly, how do I find out where to mail them?
    Sometimes I try to act "normal," but it gets boring so I just go back to being myself.

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    So far I have 6 sets done. Hopefully I will get the last 4sets done this weekend.

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    Nice blocks, Cheesehead!

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    Your blocks sure look nice Cheesehead. I have 2 sets done and going to work on my 3rd set this weekend. I took pictures of my 2 sets and will try and get them on this board this weekend sometime--will need my granddaughter's or daughter's help tho'

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