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    These are for an upcoming school fundraiser.

    Finished blocks are 2 inches. Finished quilt 7 x 7"
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    These are a pair of 9 patches. Blocks measure 1 1/2 and 3 3/4 " Finished quilts are 9 1/2 x 11" and 15 x 18"
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    Wow! These are beautiful and beautifully done! Does the first one have a name? I really like that pattern. I haven't used that yet. Is it a copyrighted pattern? It reminds me of a pineapple pattern sort of.

    I really like all of them! Are you making more for the fundraiser?

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    The inspiration was "Basket of Blessings" from This & That, a copyrighted design; but her final sqare was 17" using two inch squares not 1/2". I've got 6 going to the fundraiser. Have a 4-H fundraiser in November I want to do some for as well.

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    These are awesome!!! They are sure to bring in lots of money in your fund raiser :D :D :D

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    Wow! So tiny and precise. Great job.

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    WOW!! Your fund raisers are terrific.
    How many have you made or will you
    be making? I am sure they will sell
    very quickly. Wonderfully done.
    :D :D :D :D :D

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    Wow!! So tiny!!
    Great job!!
    You should do well at your fundraiser!

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    Such lovely quilts.

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    Those are awesome!

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    Those are really cute. Great job!!!

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    Sula bug and everyone--thanks for the kind words. :lol: When I first used 3/4 inch pieces I told myself I was going to do it just to see if I could. Well--I am now addicted! I have tried paper pieceing before and did not enjoy that process at all. I have 6 mini's for the fundraiser--I have a couple other posts I sent last night. (Now that I know how to post pics I will put a couple more of my earlier projects on.) I have another fundraiser coming up in November--thought I'd do all Christmas mini's for that

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    Super duper job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by oksewglad
    Sula bug and everyone--thanks for the kind words. :lol: When I first used 3/4 inch pieces I told myself I was going to do it just to see if I could. Well--I am now addicted! I have tried paper pieceing before and did not enjoy that process at all. I have 6 mini's for the fundraiser--I have a couple other posts I sent last night. (Now that I know how to post pics I will put a couple more of my earlier projects on.) I have another fundraiser coming up in November--thought I'd do all Christmas mini's for that
    I'm just curious but are you using the cut down method or are you cutting them 3/4" to start with? I have done both over the years. It depends on what I am working on.

    You are really doing a terrific job of these! You have really gotten the feel for the miniatures! It is so satisfying to finish them and see what you have accomplished isn't it?

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    Rhonda--both methods. If they are squares as in the nine patches and bars of the bookmarks I use the 3/4 inch squares or rectangles with a 1/4 inch seam allowance (love my 1/4 " foot--just got it this spring). Many of my HST are left over triangles from Flying geese, snowball blocks, or binding joins. I pair up 2 triangels--sew a narrow seam allowance (1/8-1/4"). Press and cut them to the closest size--ie 3/4, 1, 1 1/2--whatever.
    I trim seam allowances to 1/8 inch (more or less). I've experimented with pressing seams open or to the side. Although the block has less bulk pressed open, it's easier for my hands if I press to the side. (I think I've milked too many cows in my life!) Also pressing to the side gives me more accuracy when I butt the seams together. Recently did the seamstress trick of grading the seams say 1/8 on one side and leaving 1/4 on the other--then pressed to the side. This may be a compromise solution for me.

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    Truly beautiful work! I can't imagine working with something so small!

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    Beautiful minis! Will they be auctioned? Seems to me that would be the best way to raise a great $$$ amount at a fundraiser. Otherwise, people who don't know about quilted minis might be dumb enough to think they are potholders!

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    Your minis are spectacular.

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    Very, very nice. Love the colors.

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