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Thread: Boom9-Pacific -- Blocks I've made--check back often :)

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    Super Member moonwork42029's Avatar
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    Boom9-Pacific -- Blocks I've made--check back often :)

    This will be a slow thread most likely as I make the blocks a few each week.

    I joined the large Boomerang 9 Pacific group so I have 36 blocks to make in the next 4 months. They have to be a 12.5 x 12.5 (unfinished) block using a fat eighth mailed to me from 36 different people.

    In turn, I mailed them a fat eighth that they will make a block for me and mail it back. Here's the fabric I mailed out for them to use. I'm going to make a surprise quilt for my Dad that lives with us. He is 82 and loves to help me by doing all the seam ironing and critique. He enjoys red so much that I couldn't resist. He loves all the blocks that come in and will be so surprised to find out they are made with him in mind.
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    Blocks will be added to the thread as I continue to make them.

    Here's my first block I'm mailing back on Wednesday.

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    moonrise - sent the lovely teal and ivory floral that I matched with the teal & green/gold


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    roseirish48 - sent the fun turquoise background with "links" of bright colors that I matched with the funky flowers.

    Hope they like these as Dad put his seal of approval on them before they were packed up.
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    What some beautiful blocks.

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    I wish someone would iron for me . Great blocks that you made. I can't wait to see what they do with your fabric !

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    Quote Originally Posted by jenOSU View Post
    I wish someone would iron for me . Great blocks that you made. I can't wait to see what they do with your fabric !
    Here's the "main" link to the thread where everyone is posting all the blocks they have received. You can browse through them if you wish to have a visual happy time. It might make you want to join the next boomerang that will come around in about 5 months.

    Boomerang 9.0 Pacific group thread:
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    wow those are small

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    You're doing a great job! I'm sure your Dad will love the quilt you make with your fabric's blocks they send to you.

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    lovely blocks and what a wonderful arrangement to have your dad involved in your quilting!
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    Lovely blocks, great job and thank you for sharing
    Have a Blessed day
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    Really great work!!!!

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    Really lovely blocks.

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    Thanks...I'm just getting started...check back weekly or so to see the new ones if you'd like
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    Super Member moonwork42029's Avatar
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    Here's 3 more finished and ready to be sent home:

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    NanaKathy55 sent in the barn red with gold stars. She is looking for Americana...hope this fits.

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    Twinriversfarm just asked to use the colors in her floral fabric....I think it makes the black really pop.

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    Urgodschild2 asked for just white to be used with her wild Aussie fabric. My Dad was in love with this block when it was finished so I passed his QC test.

    More to come later in the week...see y'all then
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    Those are all super great blocks.

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    Thanks for the link to the one but when I saw "Paper Piecing" I cringed! I just cant get the hang of it yet...but I have seen that corner block made without paper piecing so I might try that technique. I love it!!! Its funny because it looks like several of us had the same idea about Twins fabric and added blue to it! I also think it makes it POP!
    People may not remember what you looked like or what you said but they will always remember how you made them feel!

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    Can't wait to get mine. It is gorgeous. Glad that it past Dad's test.
    Dreaming of New England while being stuck in So. Calif.(the asphalt jungle of the world.) But hey the Happiest Place on Earth is here.

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    TheMamaHauser sent the batik and asked for plain black or plain white or both. Hoping she likes how this turned out.

    Still a little crickety in my back so it's slow going -- leaning over and cutting isn't my "friend" right now. Don't lose hope, more (lots more, lol) are to come in the next few months.
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    Nice work. I need to make Mamahauser's block soon, I have had a mental block on what to do with her fabric, feeling a little bit uninspired. But seeing yours has helped, I think simple works for her fabric. Thanks

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    Okie dokie -- got 3 done this weekend between laundry and all the other fun stuff. Since Hubby is only home on weekends I really like to spend the time with him

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    ljdugas31 sent the black batik and asked for a plain bright color to be used with it. Well, I cut my first pieces wrong and had to improvise. This is what I came up with from 8 strips cut wrong. Think it almost looks like framed glass so Dad said it "worked out just fine". It wasn't a matter of measure twice and cut once..it was a matter of multiply correctly to come up with what you need..duh.

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    oldcatlady had the faded gray with swirly design fabric. I love pink with gray so it was great that she asked for grays, whites or light pinks to be used with her fabric. Can't wait to see all of her blocks together at the end.

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    travelinggramma had a solid black and asked for bright cheery colors. She mentioned she had liked an Amish style top so I tried to come up with a simple yet pleasingly bright block. It was paper pieced so it really wasn't as simple as I thought it would be when I picked out the pattern.

    More to come next week so come on back and sit a spell
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    Very pretty blocks.
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    Two for tomorrow to be mailed out

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    Joanelizbay sent the sunny yellow with floral swirlies. She asked for white or white on white on white with highlights of the bright yellow. Hope she likes the sunshine effect.

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    Abby's Mom sent what she called "plain boring black" and asked for a large floral...well this was the largest floral in my stash and dang it looked sharp to me and Dad.
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    Super Member moonwork42029's Avatar
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    Got 2 going home on Monday

    Jaba sent the dainty cream floral with dancing butterflies.

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    Now then, LovingIzabella had a naughty streak in her. She sent this special fabric to a few of us as she was wanting a wall hanging. I'm not sure where she'll hang this but Dad & I racked our noggins but finally came up a design to high light her lingerie fabric. We decided to show it off front and center. Hope she likes our creation. It's pieced, appliqued, reverse appliqued and embroidered.

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    How cute moon!! Very creative!
    People may not remember what you looked like or what you said but they will always remember how you made them feel!

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    Two more went out the door on Monday 3/11

    Phannie sent in a beautiful Red Oriental Rose fabric and asked to use the colors in her fabric.

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    Elizabrat sent in some tiny smiling pumpkins for her Halloween quilt. She asked for purples, oranges and "no spiders".... Hoping she likes this from us. Dad thought it was super bright and loved it.
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    Very nice blocks. Can't wait to see your dad's quilt...how wonderful to have him press for you!
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    Been awhile since I've posted a block... Hubby is having changes at work, gkids been sick and Dad's brother has cancer so we've been doing everything but sewing it seems.

    Had a difficult time with this fabric...she only wanted white but it was a very focused print. Here's a picture of the fabric and of the block I ended up with. It actually didn't have a pattern, just "ideas" from other jar blocks. Hope Lestrong likes it.

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    Each label was around 3 1/2" each. If you cut them up, you'd lose the entire idea of the fabric.

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    Got to get sewing this week
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