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    Senior Member Nexxus831's Avatar
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    Alikat, I love love your center. I also love your fabrics that you got. I am still planning on mine.
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    alikat...that is one beautiful center!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by maryb119 View Post
    alikat...that is one beautiful center!!!
    Thanks, everyone for lovely comments. I am extremely proud of it. PPing is my favorite techniques. Tempted to show you guys my first center that I ditched, but then you'd have to actually question the consistancy of my skills! I hope my fellow Cardinals enjoy helping me in creating a beautiful quilt from this! I am truly enjoying this process.....

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    Alikat - we all have less than perfect piecing days.
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    I have a couple questions about paper piecing - Do you have to buy special paper? Do you go through more needles?
    Paula
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    I simply use cheaper, thinner grade copy paper. Yes, I do replace my needle more often when doing a lit of paperpiecing

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    I have seen so many beautiful blocks that I would love to make but I avoid them. I made one pp item - the center for my DH quilt. I used some thin tracing paper and it seemed to work but I had the worst time trying remember the positions of the fabric vs. the paper.
    Felt like I was sewing backwards! I guess like with most things it just takes practice.
    Paula
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    I number everything and line the fabrics up in sewing order. The design wall helps keep partial blocks in order. Took awhile for me to develop my organization of sewing order.

    Nexxus, did you make a final selection on you center block pattern?

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    I changed my mind I am going to go with this pattern: http://quilting.about.com/od/quiltpa...uilt-Block.htm
    Melinda
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    That is beautiful. Colors?

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    Well I was thinking grey where the cream is, two different shades of teal in replace of the green and yellow or purple where the purple is.
    Melinda
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    Quote Originally Posted by alikat110 View Post
    Okay, gotta admit....I am psyched over this. I finished my center..only have to pull off the papar. It is the Vermont Star block from Carol Doaks book, "50 Fabulous Paper-Pieced Blocks". As you can see, I went with moss greens and brick. Love it!

    Question: are any of you sending out fabric used in center for others can use in their borders?

    Love your center block! Everything about it is beautiful!
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    Nexxus, that sounds perfect. If I get to vote....go green. Purple and teal is a beautiful color combination.

    Zzmom...thank you!

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    Hello ladies, I am finally catching up. I am glad to be part of this group. I have read all of the posts and love all of the center blocks that have been posted.
    Now for me.i am Melinda's mom. I am 64 and have been sewing since I was about 8 or 9. I have been quilting since I was in my mid 20's. I do long arm quilting but it is all free hand. No computer. You have all been very generous with your offers of help with postage and if I find myself I need of help with it I will ask.
    Dragonfly Nana I agree that paper piecing is trying to sew backwards. For some reason my mind will not compute it.
    I have not decided on a center block as of yet nor my colors. When I get there I will post pictures.

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    Melinda - I love the block you have chosen. I agree with Alikat - purple and teal is a great combination and will pop right off a gray background.
    Paula
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    Hi Lestrong601- glad to "see" you. I have been fuddling around and think I have found a block! It will have to wait to be made as I am headed to my mom's for a week. Won't be able to sew as we are cleaning out her home (stuff) as she prepares to move in with my brother.
    It is going to be a hard week - going through 50+ years of "stuff" to weed it down to the keepers.
    Paula
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    Dragonfly Nana, I don't envy you the next week. I had that pleasure about a year and a half ago with my Mom. Hers was only 21 years. Enjoy the time with her.

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    Hi, legstrong. Glad to meet ya! Trust me when I say it takes no time at all to get used to paperpiecing...

    Dragonfly Nana...I will cheer you on from the beach in Galveston!!!!

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    So this is the pattern that I picked out: http://quilting.about.com/od/quiltpa...uilt-Block.htm

    I am attaching a picture of the fabrics I picked out. Can you help me match which fabrics from the pattern will go with what fabric from my choice? Thank you so much
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    Melinda
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    Those are gorgeous. I like the idea of the black as the focus (center fabric) and the grey as the background.
    If you use the teal for the small points it is going to sort of blend with the grey and the black and purple are going to take center stage.
    If you use the purple for the small points then the teal is going to pop more.
    Whatever you choose it is going to be a beautiful center.
    Paula
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    Well, Nexxus...that does pose a challenge. I think I would color this pattern with colored pencils using the c olors in different areas first to see how it will look. I'd do it, but I don't have anything with me while on vacation.. however, seems like you have three light fabrics, and a dark. This will definately be challenging......

    The colors are fantastic. That teal reminds me of water...it has so much movement!!!

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    Just checking in....
    How is everyone doing on centers? Can't wait to see what we will be working on.
    Nexxus...should finish removing paper from mine and plan to mail this weekend!

    Happy sewing!

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    I love everyone's fabric so far.

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    Hi all. Alikat I can't believe you are done already-good for you.
    I haven't started yet as I have another one that I have to finish and sewing has been at a minimum since I got back from my mom's.
    Paula
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    Wooohoooo I just now need to get moving with my center
    Melinda
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    http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fun...kidney-/144120

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