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Thread: Owl blocks with a Twist

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    Okay ladies I love quilting but the last two day I was ready to throw in the towel. I was trying to make pin wheels but for the life of me couldn't get the points to match up. I will get my daughters phone tonight to take pictures to show you all. Okay so then I put it down and walked away. Came back and made another one and the points are better but still not totally matching. All the fabric I am using for this is all I have for it so can't afford to mess it up. I came up with a different idea for a different block sense I already cut them all into triangles. Points match pretty good but now the block is too small and I have to add a border. I don't I have anything to match. It's totally crazy let me tell you. So then decided on the other blocks to do a ten minute block and five minute block. I really like them but found them to be a little more difficult than I thought. Is quilting for me? I am trying to get out of just the block style but I don't know. I see so many beautiful quilts and I just want to make one but I guess I'm not ready. It's just when you see someone post this is my first quilt and wow they did awesome point on points. And I can barely master what I do. Okay enough of my whining. Needed to get it off my chest. I have almost 5 sets done so I will take pictures, and post for you all see. Thanks for listening.
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    So sorry you've had a bad quilt day. I'm still working on my points! What's worked the best for me is taking more time measuring each square for the blocks before I sew them. Also, make sure you use a narrow 1/4 inch seam. This allows a little extra room for when you turn the fabric. So for pin wheels blocks you use HS triangles. If your HS is the accurate size (even though you sew them together, oft-times 2 HS blocks will have a little extra room on both sides.) measure after you sew the 2 HS's together. Trim any excess. When you do the bottom 2 HS's line up your point before you sew with your fingers. It helps to grab a needle & sew it in place a couple stitches. Pins can still allow your fabric to move. If your point is in place then sew. Works most of the time for me. Other than that,
    you can try Paper-piecing which allows you to get those perfect points. Either way, it takes a little bit of patience. Hope this makes sense. Good luck!

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    Thanks for the advice. I need to try pp but havent dont that yet.
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    Owlvamp here's some other tips. I learned a lot from Rhonda. Check out her pages here.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/tutoria...ts-t23252.html
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/tutoria...rs-t46365.html

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    owls will go out tomorow, went to the post office today and got stamps and envelopes and all and got told my fat 8ths cant be sent like that so im gonna get that press and seal and redo the envelopes and see how taht gors and then all will be in mail tomorow, spent 50 bucks at PO , shoudlnt have to go for a while lol
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    LOL i guess you are right there not having to go back for awhile to the post office.

    I keep trying to upload my blocks but they keep failing. i usually dont have a problem. Is there anyone else having a problem?

    I believe my pictures are to big. So will have to have daughter resend them to me.
    Will try tomorrow hopefuly if not wont be till Monday.
    I have four sets done one all cut out and need to sew. And the last need to put a border around it for the block ended up smaller than I realized. I actually have a few extras that i wouldnt use for the swap because didnt turn out like I want them too. Its been a tremendous leaning experience for me.

    Thanks for the links. I will go check them out.
    Last edited by owlvamp; 02-28-2013 at 08:13 PM.
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    hwy those are so cool looking, love the red onw looks like peppermints for eyes lol


    Quote Originally Posted by dhanke View Post
    Here's my second set, these are pieced with appliqued eyes.
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    ok its me again , i will do another set of reg blocks and 2 of the twists, love this , and got my cupcake blocks all 25 of them turned down, did not meet the expectations of the hostess, are other members , did not know it was such a hooty tooty swap not on QB a different site , think i will stay with QB, i love it over here , and i am proud of my blocks, anyone wanna see and tell me waht they think, i will take all critizizim, honest , i think i really need to redo a couple of them , but hey they were wopposed to be any style u wanted and bright colors, oh well, love my owls and will make some more and a little different , got a different pattern, so cute
    SPREAD THE LOVE-- hug a child, share a smile, be kind, and let a loved one , and an animal know that you care,,,, it costs nothing but a minute of a day, so do not delay.

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    Awe I am so sorry that happened to. Yes the swaps are suppose to be opened up all levels. I know I don't meet most of these ladies at all. They are so wonderful to me and me seeing what they do keeps me trying. I may be trying the rest of my life but at least alls we can say is we did our best. ALL levels are welcomed here. Also anyone joining needs to understand we are all at our own levels. Like I think dhanke is so much higher than me. But she is so wonderful to play with a amateur like me. But I give my all 150% at what I do.

    Please show me your cupcake blocks. Either here or send to my e-mail.

    Okay ladies lovngrandma wants to know if she can add embellishments to her owl blocks she is going to make? I said I honestly don't care but I don't use a long arm either. So what do you all think of that. I figured she could just add a Baggie to each block so we could put it on ourselves. Let us know what you think okay.
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    I like embellishments and please attach mine. I'll just free motion around them.
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    I would like mine attached too I can work around them. I just know some don't like working around them.
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    k ladies so i get them right if u need the embelishemnts in a baggie message me , otherwise i will attach them, please thank u, and here are teh cup cake blocks 25 of them,Name:  061.JPG
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    SPREAD THE LOVE-- hug a child, share a smile, be kind, and let a loved one , and an animal know that you care,,,, it costs nothing but a minute of a day, so do not delay.

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    Adorable blocks!
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    Here are pictures of the owl blocks for the swap. They still need to be sewn down and then trimmed down to the right size. I hope you like them.

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    I really like the ones in the second picture. I can see there's a few you could redo but when they say all levels are welcomed then they should of all been excepted.my levels are not up to a lot here on the board but I have never had any sent back. Either they were good enough or to polite to say they stunk. I have actually seen many of my blocks in quilts. as long as you do your best. I think one is interesting in its own way. Don't let them get you down . Keep your head held high and keep on going.

    Okay back to the owls.
    I had my daughter resend the pictures and hoping to get to them today. Just having a slow start.
    How are all yours coming?
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    Thank you dhanke!
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    How is everyone doing with their owls? How many of us are swapping?
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    I'm getting busy. Will have another operation again in the middle of the month.

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    I will get back to you on how many is swapping but here are some of my blocks.
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    Here is a few more blocks I will be swapping . I hope you like them.
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    This is where i gave up on the pin wheel and decided to the triagles in blocks and they ended up to small so now I will add border to them.
    The first picture with the two blocks i will be swapping.

    Second picture--Just palying around with the triangles.
    My really poor attempt of the pin wheel i will not show. But heres the third and second one. The third one is the best. Pictures are in wrong place.
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    Last edited by owlvamp; 03-02-2013 at 08:34 PM.
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    ur blocks, i ordered some owl fabric, and will try to make some cool looking blcoks to swap, working on it for sure, lol
    SPREAD THE LOVE-- hug a child, share a smile, be kind, and let a loved one , and an animal know that you care,,,, it costs nothing but a minute of a day, so do not delay.

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    Okay awesome. Can't wait to see what you come up with.
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    Here is the list who is playing. :


    Short an Sweet ------- ?
    lovngrandma --------- 2 sets
    snownannie----------- 6 sets
    Annaquilts -----------6 sets
    goldendog55-----–4 sets and 3 sets of the twist
    probles -------------2sets and. Maybe 3 twists
    dhanke ------------- 2 sets and 2 twist
    Plus my my 6 sets.
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    Okay everyone we have 5 days left to sign up. Please mail blocks on time so they are here on time. Hope you all had fun making them.
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    Hi owlvamp,
    You don't have me down. I did sign-up, but I was going to tell you how many sets. I'm planning on 2 sets. Hope that works for you.

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