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Thread: Funky House Block Swap - Signup Closes 15 Apr 2012

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    Senior Member leakus's Avatar
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    How cool. I am joining! I need to design the block.
    :-( I wish I was a full time quilter!
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    I love her quilt and it's great to have inspiration.

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    Crafty-thanks for showing that! Lots of ideas!
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    Okay, sign me up! It doesn't hurt to see inspiration for sure! Here are some of my blocks. I don't know if I will make any more yet. Have many irons in many fires, so to speak!

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    Please -- keep those pictures coming. We all need the inspiration and motivation!!!!!!

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    rw--love all three of your cute houses!!
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    We're up to 17 one from Germany. If you want to see the list it's on my blog.

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    I am off to Road to California Quilter's convention tomorrow but I did start another set of three funky house blocks. I am planning to read up on Gwen Marston Liberated Quiltmaking (the first book) http://gwenmarston.com/index.htm to get some further tips. I love the funky houses posted by rwquilts.
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    Are we supposed to put borders on these blocks? Confused about this when reading some of the posts.

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    Just make a block anyway you want. The one that's quilted is one Dotty made and I wanted to show it for inspiration. If you notice rw doesn't have a border on hers. If you want it to have a border then you can. Hope that makes sense.

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    I was very interested on how that question was going to be answered. A lot of people don't need borders. Because the seam to be able to have their finished block the correct size. I have a hugh problem with my blocks coming out the correct size. So a lot of times I have to use borders to even things out. I know, I'm practing on the cutting and 1/4 inch seams. I'm pretty sure that's where my problem is. Thank goodness these are wonky. Went on a shop hop yesterday and will finish it up tomorrow. Have seen lots of inspirational regular houses. Will start constructing mine this weekend.
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    Hey Judith 1005, a tip that I learned from a book from Mary Sue Collins who does minatures a lot, is that when you cut be sure to put the line on the full side of the fabric and not to edge, that sliver can make or break an accurate block, especially in minatures. You can tell on an Omni Grid ruler, the yellow lines and black lines for measuring. Try on a yellow line setting the full yellow on the side of the main piece of fabric and then cut. This does help. I also watched this on the old H&G quilt show with Alex Anderson.
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    Thank you. I will definitely try that. And this weekend I will go to the web site and see if the video is on there. What great tips I get from everyone here.
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    Hey Judith 1005, a tip that I learned from a book from Mary Sue Collins who does minatures a lot, is that when you cut be sure to put the line on the full side of the fabric and not to edge, that sliver can make or break an accurate block, especially in minatures. You can tell on an Omni Grid ruler, the yellow lines and black lines for measuring. Try on a yellow line setting the full yellow on the side of the main piece of fabric and then cut. This does help. I also watched this on the old H&G quilt show with Alex Anderson.
    My little shinning stars. Brantley, Kaylynn, and Emmalee

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    I've made 3 3inch bird houses and one 9 inch lighthouse so far. Are they all okay?
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    There great I love them.

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    Those are awesome. I love them both.
    My little shinning stars. Brantley, Kaylynn, and Emmalee

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    Anyhow, I'm in and will post some blocks as soon as I get some done.
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    Great look forward to seeing them.

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    You got my vote to include embroidery too!
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    Hi,
    Well, I told myself I was going to finish a lot of my other things before I join anything else...but, I have been wanting to make a house quilt for a while...So, count me in!! I love the outhouse idea...I also have a quilt I made, a sampler that includes an old time red schoolhouse, I put a cobblestone roof on it, would 1 block like that be ok? I can post a pic of it if anyone isn't sure... I also am fine with embroidery/applique, and a doghouse, too...I love the quilt shop idea! I would like to kind of make mine into an around the neighborhood quilt...wonky or not!
    Can't wait to see all the blocks!!
    Kif
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    We love pictures. I got some great house block patterns in a book I'm looking forward to doing them.

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    I love the idea of a neighborhood quilt - with an outhouse and lighthouse and stores! Sifting through my patterns and will come up with something so put me down too! Embroidery is ok - but I am more of traditional rather than funky/wonky

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    Great to have you and I will mark down your preferences.

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    I am getting confused! Are we doing 'funky' as in bright colors and fanciful or are we doing a regular town kind of thing?

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