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Learning How to Make Quilt Blocks

Old 10-07-2020, 10:30 AM
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Update; I've beem very slow with finishing my quilt. Had to almost stop due to severe allergies. I get to the point where people are thinking I'm dying from Covid. No temperature or any other symptoms other than feeling really icky.

I finally got my binding going. Have the back sewed. I watched Melanie Ham's how to do binding, which was in two parts. It's probably most understandable on this subject I've found. Took me three tries to finally figure out how to join the two ends.

Now I just have to finish the front part.

My quilting was a stitch in the ditch effort, though because of the blocks not being exactly 12 1/2 inches square in all of them, I ended up having to just quilt each block as I went. During the process I ended up not getting the thread colour quite right, so I have three blocks that are a bit strange due to the colour not being more subtle.

I did order grass green thread so that at least my border has matching colour thread.

Will post a picture when I finally get things done.
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Old 10-07-2020, 03:13 PM
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I definitely feel a great deal better today, enough so, that I finished binding, my Stars and Bars quilt. I like the looks, even though there are tons of imperfections due to both my skill level, and lack of knowledge about thread colours and such.

But, here is the finished product, or nearly finished. I may try doing some more quilting, but need to practise on individual squares first.
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Old 10-07-2020, 03:26 PM
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Very nice indeed!!
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Old 10-07-2020, 04:13 PM
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Wow! What an accomplishment! It's so pretty! Nice work.
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Old 10-07-2020, 05:02 PM
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I know my blocks were not on point when I made my first quilt. I still struggle at times! Great job on the block!
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Old 10-07-2020, 05:37 PM
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It looks nice.

I wish you many hours of comfort snuggling under your quilt.

It seems you have learned lots and lots with this project.
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Old 11-21-2020, 03:38 PM
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bearisgray, The problem where I live is that right now in the last 3rd of November, we are still in the mid 80's during the day, and mid 40's as the low. Still just using a blanket and sheet on the bed. So the quilt is just a bed topper for now.

I'm back at it. I just finished making a boatful of HST's. I had purchased several layer cake packages, and decided to use those, along with what I have in my stash. Having only eight of each colour combination, I just couldn't figure out what I could put together with those limitations.

So I tried what is in the attached picture. The center came out fairly uniform, but as things went out, I had to get creative to try to keep things matched up. On the edges, I just had to use what I had left over.

The results are a blindingly colourful quilt.
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