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Thread: Lookie what I did!!

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    I was out and about today and couldn't wait to get back home to do more of that paper piecing thing.
    Here's what I made...

    Only question....how do you get it to lay flat with the bunch of fabric at the middle? I sewed 4, then 4 again, then joined in the middle, but it's really thick there. How do you get it so it's not so thick?

    My little mariners compass
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    What a beautiful piece of work. You could try snipping any sticking up points in the middle or giving it a good bash with the iron. Sylvia

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    Oh, the colors really make it twinkle!! :D I'll be waiting to see what the experts say about the middle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barnbum
    Oh, the colors really make it twinkle!! :D I'll be waiting to see what the experts say about the middle.
    That's what I'm waiting on.
    In the meantime, I am scouring the web looking for free paper piecing blocks. Ya'll have created a monster here!!

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    WOW that is awsome! Now you have my intrest in PP I'll have to try it!

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    I will have to admit....it's fun AND easy!
    Use the directions that are posted here on the message board that Skeat posted. Also go to the site, download not only the pattern, but the directions from there too. It has pictures, so you can look as you go. It's really quite simple. I was just putting too much into it. Wait till you see the next picture I post. I'm telling you.....these people have created a monster in me!!!

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    If you are a monster, you are one of the most creative and nicest to be found! :):):) Your block is beautiful, the colors are great!

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    Here are a couple more.
    I think I'm done playing for the night. :)



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    I did that one not long ago and had the same problem with the center. I wanted it for a sunshine (not a star) anyway, so I appliqued a circle over the center and cut out the center.

    Your colors are gorgeous!

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    Thanks! I have always wanted to make one out of the blue and yellow. Seems that's my favorite color combination, especially the cobalt blue.

    I found the pattern for the tulip on Carol Doak's site and thought it was cute. I want to make a thank you gift for a friend of mine and I think I'm going to do the tulips with some kitties in it and call it "Tip Toe Thru The Tulips"

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    Omgoodness!! The monster is rolling in paper!!! You go girl!! Isnt' this fun and isn't it soooo easy!:)))Your blocks look great!! As far as too much gathered in a point like a star...as suggested above , some will make a small snippet in the side of the fabric of each piece to lay them down and press like a flat flower petal or windmill. I just steam my suckers down...and, sometimes if working on a really small size it is...as is:))I just machine quilt around it sometimes. Looks good...now round up all the others that were too scared or intimidated to do this!! It is fun!! And, spead the paper piecing germ!!:))Skeat
    PS...Some will iron the freezer paper (shiny side down) on to muslin...cut to exact comp. paper size,then run it thru the printer when printing blocks to P.P. Then they just sew fabric directly on the muslin and let it stay there forever instead of ripping paper. I haven't tried that yet and know they do sell patterns by the bolt like that. Not sure it wouldn't be too thick for later...not sure

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    Good job!

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    tlrnhi, that is beautiful. I love that blue you used. Isn't PPing fun?

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    The paper piecing monster has bit you good! Keep going! Make more! You definitely have got it down!

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    They are lovely and such bright colours.

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    Beautiful star, and I like the others too. Can't wait to see them finished in a quilt.

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    Thanks all!
    Now, does someone want to come and pick up all the paper that is on the floor of my sewing room??

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    good job! I don't think I can get the concept yet to try this. It probably sounds more complicated than it is but I am afraid to attempt it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newquiltertoni
    good job! I don't think I can get the concept yet to try this. It probably sounds more complicated than it is but I am afraid to attempt it.
    No, it's not complicated at all.
    You just have to sit down and try it.
    Get some scraps, don't worry about the colors, any old color will do and GO FOR IT!
    I'm telling you, it's E A S Y ! !
    If I can do it, ANYONE can!

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    Oh my gosh, a monster has been created! lol lol lol Told you so!!! I cant believe the star you did, i've been wanting to try a pattern like that but been scared to! You go girl! lol

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    You did a great job stay with it you have found your groove. gotta try that
    too. Happy quilting

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb M
    Oh my gosh, a monster has been created! lol lol lol Told you so!!! I cant believe the star you did, i've been wanting to try a pattern like that but been scared to! You go girl! lol
    I have always loved the Mariners Compass and wanted to make one badly.
    I found the "pie" piece on CompuQuilt and just printed it off. It didn't have any directions to it, so I just started sewing. I did have a few mistakes where I put the colors on the wrong side. (instead of the blue on the right and yellow on left, it was reversed). But, that's ok, gotta learn, right?
    I really do need to get back into that room and straighten it up before hubby comes home. I know, I know....I keep saying that, but I'm having too much fun perusing the board!!

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    You did a beautiful job!!! Good monster...gooood gooood monster :D

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    Those are beautiful! I love the colors in the first one. Great Job...keep up the good work, I can't wait to see mroe!

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    I'm so glad you finally tried it. Now that your hooked,you can start making the mini's. It is unbelievable how small you can go.

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