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    Rhonda's Quilt Block Swap for June 2013

    Welcome to my Quilt Block Swap!!

    Sign up by June 7th
    Mail out by June 30th
    Partners assigned -June 7th

    All skill levels are welcome! Beginners can do these designs!

    This swap is to show you how to use my shortcut methods to make Quilt Blocks!!
    You'll sew fabric together and then cut out a square from the center creating a Pieced Square
    These become Boston Blocks / Half Square Triangles/ Star Point Blocks/ Wings Blocks and more.



    The Quilt Block you use needs to be one I designed.
    You will get a partner and you and your partner will exchange quilt blocks.

    You need a 2 1/2" template.
    If you don't have one let me know and I will send you one for free.

    Use 100% cotton --prewashed or not is up to you.
    Don't use borders to make it 12 1/2".
    Pm me when you receive or mail out.

    Please make sure to read the general rules that apply to all swaps here at the Quilting Board:
    RULES FOR SWAPS AND SIMILAR ACTIVITIES - Updated 8 December 2010


    Directions for "Blocks"
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/member-swaps-round-row-robins-f11/tags/bl...by+rhonda.html

    After you learn to make the Pieced Squares you need then you choose a Quilt Block
    Then use the layout picture that is shown with the Quilt Block to see how to make your quilt block.

    Star Point and Wings blocks- use these in place of the original directions
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/tutoria...k-t108486.html
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/tutoria...l-t106744.html
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/tutoria...e-t104927.html

    Quilt Blocks you can choose from:
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/members...bums17944.html
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/members...bums17761.html
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/members...bums17760.html
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/members...bums17759.html

    If you have one of my ebooks you can use any design in those ebooks or any of my free tutorials
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/tags/wo...d+classes.html

    Come join the fun and get to know new friends and enjoy exchanging beautiful quilt blocks.

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    Sign up for Rhonda's Quilt Block swap

    I hope you enjoy the swap!

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    Please add me to the list for June. Thanks!

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    I also want to be added for June. Thank you!
    "Sometimes it's OK if the only thing you did today was breathe."
    Good friends are right there with you.

    Susan

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    Signup

    Okay here we go with the list again! I hope you enjoy the swap!

    1.berryberry
    2.JuneBillie
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    Hi Rhonda, I tried to go to the instruction for blocks page and "it can not be found" I would like to join the group but need the instructions. Can you help or is it something for Patrice?
    thanks.
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    Let's try this and see if it works. This is in the user defined section.

    to get there without a link
    you can click on home.
    scroll down below the first section.
    You will see a gray strip that says user defined Topic Lists and Tags.
    Click on that and it will take you to a page where you can scroll down to the bottom and find my sections.
    I have Workshops and Classes / Blocks of the week by Rhonda / Shortcut Blocks by Rhonda/ Pictures by Rhonda.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/tags/bl...by+rhonda.html


    I also just added the Shortcuts section and my Block of the Week sections in tags below here. Just scroll down and you will find tags on the left side and you can click on those to go to either of those sections.

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    Hello, gang!! I am in again for June! Thanks, Rhonda for coordinating this swap. I am having lots of fun learning new techniques.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ube quilting View Post
    Hi Rhonda, I tried to go to the instruction for blocks page and "it can not be found" I would like to join the group but need the instructions. Can you help or is it something for Patrice?
    thanks.
    peace
    Did you want to join in ube?

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    I have picked which block I'm making for June. I'm making block Amelia or Verna. I like both. I guess it will depend on what colors my swap partner likes although I can image these 2 blocks in lots of color combinations. Which block are you choosing?

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    I have picked out my quilt block for June. I don't want to say which, because last time I switched. lol... I am pretty sure though it will be the Rolling Stars Block as long as I have the fabric and colors that will be ok with my partner.
    "Sometimes it's OK if the only thing you did today was breathe."
    Good friends are right there with you.

    Susan

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    Can I join please
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    Okay here we go with the list again! I hope you enjoy the swap!

    1.berryberry
    2.JuneBillie
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    I received May block from berryberry today. Thank you! Very cute yellow and blue block ...My quilt is going to be really great when I get all these blocks put together.

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    I would like to be in the game again for June.

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    Okay here we go with the list again! I hope you enjoy the swap!

    1.berryberry
    2.JuneBillie
    3.Queenof2802
    4.AlaskaAlice
    5.Stitchengramie
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    Hi everyone! Has anyone thought about your colors yet? I guess most are waiting until you get your swap partners name. I think I am getting anxious to decide on my colors. lol....
    "Sometimes it's OK if the only thing you did today was breathe."
    Good friends are right there with you.

    Susan

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    I am also paying a lot more attention to my 1/4 inch seams. These tiny pieces have a way of making me doing that. lol..I have already for this one been adjusting my machine for that, and I don't have the specific quarter inch foot, but I think I am going to order it soon. Very soon! I know most of you are probably very experienced piecers, and quilters, but I am a beginner so you will have to put up with all my zeal into this. lol...
    "Sometimes it's OK if the only thing you did today was breathe."
    Good friends are right there with you.

    Susan

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    Quote Originally Posted by JuneBillie View Post
    I am also paying a lot more attention to my 1/4 inch seams. These tiny pieces have a way of making me doing that. lol..I have already for this one been adjusting my machine for that, and I don't have the specific quarter inch foot, but I think I am going to order it soon. Very soon! I know most of you are probably very experienced piecers, and quilters, but I am a beginner so you will have to put up with all my zeal into this. lol...
    I'm a beginner too. I find this swap helps me work on my skills. This is my second month in this swap. One of the things I learned in last month's swap is color contrast. I did a light blue with large yellow flowers, light blue with little yellow flowers, solid yellow and yellow with blue flowers. It was okay but my swap partner did a blue with purple and green, a dark purple, a solid green and then a pale yellow. With the size of the blocks, the one multi color fabric and then 3 solids I really liked. I'll learn.

    I'm waiting until I have a chance to find out what/ if any particular colors or style fabric my swap buddy prefers. I did already pick out which of the Rhonda's blocks I'm going to make. Each month I want to make a different one to work on my skills.
    Last edited by berryberry; 06-04-2013 at 06:26 PM.

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    Yes that is exactly what I am going to do to berryberry as far as a different block each time. I am having to learn the contrast too. Hopefully, we will see more pictures soon too. I also ran into the problem of a nest when getting to the middle seams. I read some about them, but still not quite sure what to do. I have been pressing my seams open. I actually enjoy us being able to discuss these things on here. I don't always hear to much like that, but I guess us beginners would find it helpful. I know though a lot of it is in the making of the blocks. I really enjoy Rhonda's method. I don't feel as lost with her method, and more in control.
    Last edited by JuneBillie; 06-04-2013 at 08:26 PM.
    "Sometimes it's OK if the only thing you did today was breathe."
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    Quote Originally Posted by JuneBillie View Post
    Yes that is exactly what I am going to do to berryberry as far as a different block each time. I am having to learn the contrast too. Hopefully, we will see more pictures soon too. I also ran into the problem of a nest when getting to the middle seams. I read some about them, but still not quite sure what to do. I have been pressing my seams open. I actually enjoy us being able to discuss these things on here. I don't always hear to much like that, but I guess us beginners would find it helpful. I know though a lot of it is in the making of the blocks. I really enjoy Rhonda's method. I don't feel as lost with her method, and more in control.
    I haven't had a problem with nest YET. Oh, Please tell me more how you were running into it so I can learn from your experience. The only nests I heard of is due to tension on the back.
    I did one of the Boston blocks with chevrons last month. The skill was to do half squares and keep the points, then to have all the points match. I just got a new machine so I was trying to find the 1/4. This machine won't let me do the index card trick and the needle doesn't sit in the middle. It's over to the left. I set the machine on 2.5 which gets the needle in the middle and does a sant 1/4, but I had a problem with total sizing of the block. Now I know it's 1.0. and live with the needle to the left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JuneBillie View Post
    Yes that is exactly what I am going to do to berryberry as far as a different block each time. I am having to learn the contrast too. Hopefully, we will see more pictures soon too. I also ran into the problem of a nest when getting to the middle seams. I read some about them, but still not quite sure what to do. I have been pressing my seams open. I actually enjoy us being able to discuss these things on here. I don't always hear to much like that, but I guess us beginners would find it helpful. I know though a lot of it is in the making of the blocks. I really enjoy Rhonda's method. I don't feel as lost with her method, and more in control.
    What exactly happened to cause the nest problem? There shouldn't be any nesting. When I sew mine together I sew sets of 2 blocks and then I sew the 2 blocks into 4 blocks. then sew the 4 blocks together into the quilt block.

    If you can take a pic and post when you have a problem like that I can help you with it. I'm always happy to help.

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    Contrast - my tip to to look at the value of the fabric,. Is it a light or a med? does the fab fall in the middle of these two? If you put them together and stand back a ways can you clearly see two diff colors or do they blend? I prefer to use a really light / med/ and a dark. Think of the values on a scale of one to ten. then place your fabric on that scale. A white as a 1 and a black as a 10. A dark green would be a 10 a white with a green print would be a one.

    Sometimes it is hard to decide the value level. I break them down into light-med light- dark light / llight med- med- dark med / light dark-med dark - dark

    Hey maybe this should be a lesson to post LOL

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    I am not quite sure how I had the nesting happen in one place. I did use the putting four together then making others and connecting them as you said. It was a great tip for me. I am learning the value, but I look and look to make sure. lol...

    Are we suppose to wait until our partners get their block before posting a pick of it? lol....I am referring to the swap for May.
    "Sometimes it's OK if the only thing you did today was breathe."
    Good friends are right there with you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JuneBillie View Post
    I am not quite sure how I had the nesting happen in one place. I did use the putting four together then making others and connecting them as you said. It was a great tip for me. I am learning the value, but I look and look to make sure. lol...

    Are we suppose to wait until our partners get their block before posting a pick of it? lol....I am referring to the swap for May.
    that's up to your partner JB I like seeing them anytime but if someone wants to be surprised I understand waiting to post.

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