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Thread: Another Diversion and a little memory trick

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    Another Diversion and a little memory trick

    As you all know, I have been working on this quilt, SIP.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...k-t217260.html

    I get tempted real easy reading the board and seeeing what the other ladies are doing. I had to take a break and do something different and so I started this block of BS.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...d-t218983.html

    I then went back to SIP.I have done quite a lot of catching up on SIP and again needed something else. I saw this Charm quilt and loved it and decided that would be my current diversion lol.
    You can go to the following link, print out the color pic for reference of placement and if you join the site, you can download the specs.
    http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/magazi...e-chart_1.html

    Anyway, I cut 360, 2.5 squares, all out of my scrap bin. It can get real confusing if you don't have a method, so here is my little memory trick from a childhood joke.

    Two little candy thieves were in the cemetary counting out the candy they stole (at night). They had an odd number of candies, so they left one outside the gate and whoever got to it first, would claim it. They were sharing it out saying, one for you and one for me etc. A couple kids were passing and heard them. The one kid said, looks like they are sharing souls... One for you and one for me , and now for the one outside. Well needless to say, those kids ran like the wind.

    Now back to my method of placing the squares. I studied the set up and decided that starting from the left, would be a T, then a Cross, and then one outside, a T a Cross, one outside and so on and this helps me to get it right. Now when going down the side on the right, it's the same as the top and this is where the other half will join as this is only one half of the quilt.

    On the left of the quilt, it's one outside, then a T, one outside, a cross, a T, one outside and so on. Bear in mind that I am looking at the side squares with the T's and the Crosses going to the inside. I will up load pics.

    I don't just go accross one row, I do the right side and the start building the Crosses right away so I can see what they look like and change. I go all the way to the right and build that line and so on.

    In the first pic you see the one outside and a T. The second pic shows the Cross added and the fourth pic shows the one outside.
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    To continue, the first pic shows some more placement, the second pic shows more building in the middle or wherever I needed a Cross... The T's and outside squares only go on the sides and top so the rest you know is just Crosses and it's a lot of fun once you have you method down, of course it helps to have that colored pic.

    The third pic shows where I am now, I will start the sewing before I cut some more to place as I don't want to lose what I have so far, they could all fall off the board lol.

    The fourth pic shows the squares cut and on a plastic sheet for ease of carrying.
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    I've thought about making this one but concluded that it would make me nuts. But now I like your system. Please keep going and posting--I love the colors so far!
    Jean

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    Very pretty colors, and it looks great.
    "Sometimes it's OK if the only thing you did today was breathe."
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    Quote Originally Posted by JJean View Post
    I've thought about making this one but concluded that it would make me nuts. But now I like your system. Please keep going and posting--I love the colors so far!
    Jean it's ok really. with the color pic and my simple thought, it goes nicely and no stress. It really is relaxing.

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    wow that is amazing
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    You've got a great start for a very colourful scrappy.
    This is one quilt that having a design wall will be a great help!

    Curious ... are you choosing the placement for each of the colours/fabrics?
    Or just letting them land wherever they may?

    Have fun in the process!
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    I saw this pattern and thought OHH NOO! Not in this lifetime. Your system actually makes it doable and no so unnerving.

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    Hey Roseyhf! Love what your doing! Isn't it fun to just keep building and building. Love all your bright fun fabrics.

    Keep us updated.

    Have you thought about a quilting motif yet? I'm not sure yet how I want to do it. Nothing intricate cause it is so busy. I was thinking of doing a clam shell pattern or a feathered panto.

    Love the look of yours!
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    You've got a great start for a very colourful scrappy.
    This is one quilt that having a design wall will be a great help!

    Curious ... are you choosing the placement for each of the colours/fabrics?
    Or just letting them land wherever they may?

    Have fun in the process!

    I kinda do choose a bit, although I am limited to what I have on hand. You have to place each square, so you might as well do the best you can lol. I don't intend to cut fabric from stash. It's not planned, it's all scraps and I am repeating fabrics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ube quilting View Post
    Hey Roseyhf! Love what your doing! Isn't it fun to just keep building and building. Love all your bright fun fabrics.

    Keep us updated.

    Have you thought about a quilting motif yet? I'm not sure yet how I want to do it. Nothing intricate cause it is so busy. I was thinking of doing a clam shell pattern or a feathered panto.

    Love the look of yours!
    peace
    Hey Ube, actually I saw yours and went off lol. I find it real fun to do and mindless compared to what I am working on. This is my break lol. I don't really use a motif to quilt. I do free hand and it depends on music I am playing. what comes out. I will sew that entire section now and then put it away while I finish my other project and then get back to it. I need to cut lots more squares.

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    Boy did you make that easy!!!!

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    It looks relaxing. It also can be made in different sizes. I'm wondering if I need a design wall, as I don't have room for it.. Also would it keep it from being all over if you sew it as you go? I understand that you have to sew in rows... I'm in a one bedroom apartment.. What size squares do they advise?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosyhf View Post
    I kinda do choose a bit, although I am limited to what I have on hand. You have to place each square, so you might as well do the best you can lol. I don't intend to cut fabric from stash. It's not planned, it's all scraps and I am repeating fabrics.
    Thanks for letting me know!
    After I posted, I was thinking ... that I might cut 5 squares every time I touch a fabric, and set them aside, til there are enough sets done for a whole quilt. It'd be a project that could just grow ... til the time was right!
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    I had to go cook real quick and now I am back and here are some more pics. I took down six rows down and eight accross. I put these on my plastic palette and being real careful of the fan lol, I start to speed sew the squares this way. I will only speed sew one row at a time.

    I start at the end by me, on the right. Fold over the last square over the next one, sew....do the next two etc. I do the 4's and the set of 4's. Then when I clip them apart, the first one I clip goes to spot 1 on the left and so on. Then I do row 2 and so on. This way,you will be able to see that they match. After I finish that section, I take down another besides it. ...so in all I have taken down three sections of 8 accross and six down. I haven't sewed the rows together yet.

    The first pic shows the squares the way the appeared on the board on my tray.

    The second pic shows the 8x6 section of squares sewed together.

    The third pic show the top section of 6x24.
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    Quote Originally Posted by barri1 View Post
    It looks relaxing. It also can be made in different sizes. I'm wondering if I need a design wall, as I don't have room for it.. Also would it keep it from being all over if you sew it as you go? I understand that you have to sew in rows... I'm in a one bedroom apartment.. What size squares do they advise?
    This was made with 2 ins squares. Cut the strip at 2.5 and subcut at 2.5. You do need a design wall really. You could do a make shift one with just a couple yard of flannel taped to any wall in your apartment. If you go to the beginning of the post, I posted where to get the pic of the orginal and instruction for size.

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    Oh better you than me, but I love this quilt!! It does take patience though I'm sure. Love it!!

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    Your method makes it seem a lot more organized. I like the idea of using scraps, and pretty ones at that. Each of the crosses seem to take just what I have left after projects and even some quilts. Good pattern and method!

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    I forgot to mention that each Cross takes 5 squares, except for the sides and top and bottom, those take four. When I cut the squares out, the odd ones that were left, I put those in a different pile and used those for the one outside, as they don't have to match anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    Thanks for letting me know!
    After I posted, I was thinking ... that I might cut 5 squares every time I touch a fabric, and set them aside, til there are enough sets done for a whole quilt. It'd be a project that could just grow ... til the time was right!
    I wish I had seen this a year ago. I'd be nearly to the needed amount. Well, I think I'll start now too. I really like this!
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    Gee i'm glad its you, its absolutely gorgeous,well done.
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    Looks great so far!
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    Rosey, love your method and hope it encourages everyone who is thinking about it, to get into this quilt. Wish you had started this one before me. I could have used your creative thinking.
    The progress on this is awesome.
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    Wonderful work!!!

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