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    I started a new quilt last night and here's the first block. It takes four of these for one big block. I bought the kit, Dakota Pathways, from Connecting Threads. I had a scary moment when I realised I was cutting the fabric in the wrong direction but it all worked out. For my birthday, my husband made this ruler stand.



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    First Block
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    Very nice! Keep us updated on your progress. And way to go hubby!

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    Oh it's going to be pretty and nice stand :thumbup: :thumbup: for the hubby

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    love the quilt pattern and the stand!

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    Happy Birthday!!

    Love the ruler stand your hubby made for you -- now neat is that??

    And I also like the block -- keep up the good work!!

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    Love the block, pattern and colors you chose. Your husband is sweetie making you your ruler stand.

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    love the shade of blue! It's going to be a beauty :!:
    Way to go hubby :thumbup:

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    Love the pattern, really nice.

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    Thanks, everyone! That hubby of mine is a keeper for sure! Several months ago, he made me a machine quilt frame that is simply gorgeous! I'm having lots of fun trying to learn how to use it.




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    Wow to the Frame! Enjoy!

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    Wow on the frame! Wish I had room for one!

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    Yep I'd say your hubby is a keeper! That quilt is going to be beautiful. Can't wait to see it's progress.

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    How do you like the Connecting Threads fabrics? I just finished a child's quilt out of a collection of 5" charm squares of theirs and just love the feel of the fabric. Very silky. And their prices for their kits are very reasonable I think.

    Linda

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    Quote Originally Posted by treasurelady
    How do you like the Connecting Threads fabrics? I just finished a child's quilt out of a collection of 5" charm squares of theirs and just love the feel of the fabric. Very silky. And their prices for their kits are very reasonable I think.

    Linda
    I thought they were wonderful! This is the first time I purchased from them and, depending how this project turns out, I don't think it will be the last. Thx.

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    Don't you love Connecting Threads fabric. Your quilt is going to look great. Good start. Cool ruler holder.

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    Beautiful Block!!! Wow, a ruler stand AND a quilting frame???? You have an awesome husband :D :D :D

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    very nice. hey what a sweetie of a hubby... HAPPY BIRTHDAY

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    Hi, your block and frame look great. What did your husband use for the base of the machine to allow it to move?

    Helen

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    The quilting stand is pretty cool. I love the colors you have chosen for the block with blues and tans. Be sure to keep us posted. It looks like a good pattern for a stunning result.

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    Beautiful block, awesome ruler holder and that quilt frame is to die for! Lucky lady with a 'keeper husband' for sure!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Thank you all for your words of encouragement.

    I got the frame pattern off the internet at www.buildaquiltframe.com for about $20. I couldn’t wait for the cd so downloaded it in pdf format. The legs are a set of folding table legs you can get at the hardware store. And the wheels are shower door wheels. As my husband was building it, I posted more details and photos on http://hulahoop1.blogspot.com/.

    Now about this quilt, I am such a rookie, I could sure use some advice, pls. The instructions say to piece together each half of the block and then join it on the diagonal. However this creates pretty big bumps (where the arrows) even with trimming off the “dog ears”. Then I couldn’t decide how to iron the seams.

    So I did another one like a typical 9-patch which seemed to go together pretty nice. It was easier to match the corners, too. I ironed those seams either toward the center or towards the dark.

    My question is – should I continue to piece like the 9-patch and iron half the blocks like the photo and the other half in the opposite direction so I can put the seams together? OR should I just suck it up and follow the directions?

    I know I overthink this…..

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    That's a great pattern and I sure love those colors.

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    The quilt will be beautiful. I think you should follow the directions and not worry so much about the bulk. It happens! :lol:

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    Yippee!! Just finished this quilt tonight and really like the way it turned out.

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    Dakota Pathways by Connecting Threads
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    Dakota Pathways up close and personal
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    I love it. Great job.

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