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    Every Jacob's Ladder pattern I found was the same...there's one in each of the rows you have so follow that pattern.

    I disregard what others do and try to make my row exactly 12 1/2" tall and 60 1/2" wide...when it gets back to the original owner we'll square it up before we add our borders. Everyone's scant 1/4" is just a little bit different from the next person's...it just happens....

    Does this help?

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    Barbara - -

    I received Yvonnes' package of 'houses' rows. Looking forward to working on it. Wow! Can't believe we're in our final leg of this journey. What fun this has been (not quite over, but almost). I'm anxious to see everyones' blocks for my quilt, then to put it all together.

    Sherry - -

    Here's a Jacob's ladder:



    - - can 'point' in either direction. Personally, I think a Jacobs Ladder looks best with 3 colors; shows the pattern better. Just my opinion - - -
    Hope all is well with everyone. I know at one point, we discussed the possibility of doing another robin amongst the five of us. Is there still interest in doing this??? Let me know!

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    Sherry --

    Does the center square have to be a 4 patch? Yes
    Do you need the 4 patches in the corners to make the ladder? Yes

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    Sherry, Jane is correct that a Jacob's ladder has the four patches and the HSTs. Without the 4-patch it is a Contrary Wife block. Don't feel obligated to make one. I was rather surprised everyone did. Do whatever you like.

    I am sorry it is troubling you that they aren't sewn together. Just lay them out and pretend that is how they will be. I am having a terrible time because I don't know where to put my row on Barbara's! As long as your row is close to 60.5", I will make it work. I think I am going to do some shorter rows as sashing. I don't even care if the row is 12.5". Do whatever works for you and I will love it!

    Thanks for working on my row.

    Mary

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    Yvonne, would you like to see your quilt top so far?? I took a picture. Okay. Here it is! I decided to not wait for an answer - - - hehehe

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    I have to tell you - - I'm not an 'appliquer' so my row will be pieced blocks. Hope that's okay.

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    OH...MY... GOSH!!!! I LOVE it! Thank you all for all your hard work and creativity!!! You're so special and I couldn't have had any better partners in the whole world! Love the cotton gin! Can't believe we all came up with such different nighttime scenes.....PERFECT! Thank you all so very much.

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    Jane, just saw your last line...there are so many pieced blocks that fit the theme and could be adapted to nighttime colors. Whatever you do I'm sure I'll love it.

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    Thank you all for your help. I made a small Jacob's ladder, 6 1/2" block from 4 HSTs Jane sent. I have been working on your blocks MaryJane. After I made the first block, I liked it so well, I made a block just like it for me. I did the attic windows. It really came out nice. Then I worked on the 2nd block. Jacob's ladder will be in the 3rd block. I have been looking some things up on line and have some ideas. I hope you know about lots of vintage notions.
    Mary, we used to raise collies. Do you have one? What is your favorite color of collie? We had 5 collies, sables and a tri collie. They are so gentle. Love um.
    Yvonne, your top is really coming out cute.
    I am still willing to do another row robin or round robin with our group. Someone else wanted to do one with us also. That is fine with me.

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    If we do another RR, I really want mine to be a ROUND ROBIN - not rows. If everyone is agreeable to that, I'm in.

    Jane
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    I agree with Jane. I really want to try a round robin.

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    Sherry, this is the first time in our marriage we do not have a collie. We couldn't find a pup when we wanted one and got an English Shepherd instead. We love her but decided pretty quickly that when one of the dogs is gone we will get another collie. I have had sables and tris both. Wouldn't mind a true blue merle if I could find one.

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    Mary, what do you have in your water garden? Do you care if I add items to your quilt of things you like or do you just want vintage sewing?

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    Yvonne - - funny thing is, way back when we all decided on our themes, I did a little online searching and found the perfect quilt block for your RR. I'm still pretty certain it's what I'm still going to do.

    Sherry - - what is a blue merle? I've had a basset hound, a toy poodle and a cocker spaniel and cats over the years. Don't know much about collies.


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    A blue merle collie has a grey/blue coat and blueberry colors throughout the coat.
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    I am willing to do a round robin or row robin next. The round robin will have to have the rounds attached. There are several ways we can do this. Each person starts with a center round. We each add a round from 3 1/2" wide to 9 1/2" wide. Or each round can be a certain width, ex. 1st round might be 3 1/2" wide, 2nd round might be 4 1/2" wide, 3rd round might be 5 1/2 " wide, etc. I prefer the first way. It gives you more creativity. Each round must be worked in some way, not just adding 1 strip of border. You can add 2 pieced strips, or pieced border of any design, you can embroider on a border, do a piano strip, applique, or whatever you want to add. You add what you think the top needs as your border. We set up the guide lines for the group before we start. I have participated in 3 round robins and 3 row robins. We start with a center that is ___ inches x ___ inches to ___ inches by ___ inches. So of course your theme is whatever your center is. For example, I might use an Oriental vase panel. Someone else might use a wolf center or someone may create a center using their own design. Each person tries to enhance the center. We might specify the colors we want but we can not tell the others what we want added. Does this make any sense?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jclinganrey View Post
    Yvonne - - funny thing is, way back when we all decided on our themes, I did a little online searching and found the perfect quilt block for your RR. I'm still pretty certain it's what I'm still going to do.

    Sherry - - what is a blue merle? I've had a basset hound, a toy poodle and a cocker spaniel and cats over the years. Don't know much about collies.


    Jane
    Whatever you decide I'll love it Jane. What is it they say.....always go with your first gut feelings? Now you've got me curious (?????????????????????) Can't wait to see what you do!!!!!!!!!!

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    Sherry....never done a round robin...have some questions:

    When you say each person adds a row from 3 1/2" to 9 1/2"....does that mean the first person could add a 9 1/2" border and, theoretically, everyone else could add 9 1/2" borders as well .....(????)....doesn't that make it just basically all borders and very large?

    What is the time limit for each border on a round robin?

    Could probably figure this out but I have a terrible head cold plus allergies , sneezing and bronchitis so I'm not thinking too clearly at the moment ... ultimately will probably want to be "in"...wasn't there someone else that wanted in our group (???) ... can you have more than 5 in a group and if so would we specify a maximum
    width for each border?

    Did anyone sign up for the mug rug swap beside me?....sign up ends I think June 20 and must be completed
    somewhere around the first week (I think) in July.......................

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    A round robin is learning how to make different borders. You measure your center and make it divisable by 3's + 1/2" for seam allowances. Each person adds a border. Everyone does not add 9 1/2". Look back on posts #424-430. We had the option to make the borders 3 1/2"- 9 1/2". And you can see that we did not all make 9 1/2" borders, but varied the widths. Some tops came out bigger than others.
    Oldcatlady wants to join our group, if we do this. Also, look at this link for more ideas.
    http://www.quiltinghaven.com/index.php?topic=7435.0
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    I'm fine with adding another person to our Round Robin. Yes, I agree that we need to establish our guidlines at the beginning of the RR. Yes, each row/border needs to be attached. I think a 2 month timeframe (just like our current RR) would be reasonable as we're all working on other projects.

    If you google image 'medallion' quilts it will give you a good idea - and some inspiration - as to what a Round Robin quilt can be.

    I think we might have something!!

    Jane
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    Yvonne - -

    'Now you've got me curious (?????????????????????) Can't wait to see what you do!!!!!!!!!!' - - hehehehehe

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    ""can you have more than 5 in a group and if so would we specify a maximum width for each border?'''

    I personally think we need to keep it to a max of 6 people; 2 months to rotate; and a maximum width - to be decided amongst the group.

    Jane
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    This is why I asked, in our current RR, for your quilt blocks to be unattached so I can decide how I want to arrange everything. Originally, I was planning on turning it into a Round robin but will have to wait til I see everything. Who knows??? I might end up assembling it as a ROW robin.

    Jane
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    Don't know what funky stuff I have but it's NASTY! Hope it misses all of you!

    You all know I like challenges but, at heart, I'm, as a general rule, disgustingly practical ...(Can't imagine where I would use a square quilt....not on my bed....no room on walls)...what do you all do with yours? On the other hand, could use more imagination in my borders and need lots of practice....hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.....still dithering.....could we have a month break so I have time to finish up a few UFO's (pretty please with sugar on it)???????
    So.......in re to your center motif, am I correct in assuming that it, also, must be divisible by 3's? plus, of course, 1/2' for seam allowances? ...as in 27" tall by 18" wide if you want an oblong quilt ( I could deal with this) or 27" by 27" if you want a square quilt...am I in the ballpark in my thinking? (Can you tell I'm weakening )

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    Not sure what I've got but nasty, nasty stuff! YUCK!

    So if I understand correctly the center COULD theoretically be 27" plus seam allowances by 18" plus seam allowances in order to come up with an oblong quilt OR 27" by 27" plus seam allowances for a square quilt.....right?

    When would we start?

    Who's willing to be the moderator .. (not me) ... the computer and I aren't exactly compatible and I'm not that familiar with the working rules of the quilting board? Sherry you did a great job of keeping us on track for the row robin

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    Yvonne - - sorry to hear you're not feeling well. See if you can get some Echinacea. Might help.

    If we do our new RR, I would be fine with taking a short break. Maybe start in August or September?? Also, my center will most likely be rectangular for the very reason Yvonne mentioned. I'm not fond of square quilts.

    Jane
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