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Thread: Our Challenge Block Swap will be extended March 15th 2009 / update from Bebe 1/18!!

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    Junior Member Puzwhiz's Avatar
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    Oh, Bettlove, I do like it. the colors are very pretty. Thank you,

    Debbie

    I was saying to Bebe "All these blocks are hard!" She said, "Well that is why it is called "Challenge Block Swap", Puzwhiz."LOL I am learning a lot with the blocks I have worked on so far. They are challenging me, but I am having a lot of fun.

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    Bettlove your Card Trick looks great, your points are perfect! :D

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    Puzwhiz and Bettlove your blocks are looking great!!!
    Yes the blocks are challenging but it has helped us get out of our comfort zone. Now we know we can make more challenging blocks!!!!!!

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    Here is the Housewife Block for CCBear. Hope you like it.

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    Mareliba, your housewife block is beautiful. I might try that one next.

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    I started to look at some of the blocks I made and now thinking I am going to redo several of them. I want all of them to be perfect and the more mistakes I have been making is really teaching me what not to do next time. This challenge is not only a lot of fun but a good learning experience and makes me appreciate well made blocks that are being posted. Before I used to just look at the over all quilts from a distance and now I am looking at them more up close and personal. It amazes me how the pioneer quilters ever made some of the quilts without the aid of a rotoray cutter and rulers, good lighting and sewing machines with 1/4" feet and :roll: rip out tools. :lol:

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    http://quilting.about.com/od/machinepiecingyourquilts/ss/seam_allowance_5.htm

    Thought we could use this website since many of us are having trouble with our blocks and 1/4 inch seam.

    Pressing our blocks:
    http://quilting.about.com/od/pressingtechniques/ss/press_blocks.htm?nl=1

    Piecing your blocks:
    http://quilting.about.com/od/machinepiecingyourquilts/Machine_Piecing_Your_Quilts.htm

    Squaring up your blocks:
    http://quilting.about.com/od/quiltingcommunity/a/swap_blocks.htm

    Rotary cutting piece work:
    http://quilting.about.com/od/rotarycuttingskills/ss/cutting_shapes.htm

    Quick Piecing techniques:
    http://quilting.about.com/od/quickpiecingtechniques/Quick_Piecing_Techniques_for_Quilters.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by mareliba
    Here is the Housewife Block for CCBear. Hope you like it.

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    I love it. You did a great job. Thanks

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    Thanks for the links Bebe. I'm going to get started again right after I finish this baby quilt for my friends new grandson..I started quilting it today, sooo...should be next week to start my block. I can't wait!

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    Here are Bebe & 3 In College's blocks. Fun blocks to make. Hope the colors are what you wanted.

    Spinning 4 Patch for Bebe
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    Memory block for Donna (3InCollege)
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    Very Nice Ann Marie!!

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    Ann marie~ Wow!!! I am so happy my block is gorgeous! Thank-you

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    Great looking blocks love the colors you used in mine!!! Those blocks are going to go with my Olivia the pig I bought 2 years ago.

    Click on this link to see Olivia the pig it is the big cheater piece I am using for the center:

    http://store.besewhappy.com/servlet/-strse-Andover-Fabrics-cln-Olivia-the-Pig-by-Ian-Falconer/Categories

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    Great blocks AnnMarie. I need to get going again, but am working on a double bed quilt for grandson.

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    Olivia is darling!! That is going to be a FUN quilt. She will make a great center!

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    Those blocks look wonderful! Bebe, I love Olivia, your quilt will be awesome with those blocks. I'm putting the binding on the baby quilt I'm finishing up and thinking hard about these blocks :D

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    I just wanted to check in.....I finished Bebe's block but I will have to redo since it is to small, still learning with the triangles. I also have another block cut and ready to sew, I just had to finish a rag quilt for the baby shower I went to yesterday. Now back to the challenge.

    Mona

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    Here is Wildcat block for Elizabeth. This is my second attempt, because the first one was too small. I recut it and added 1/8 inch to my pieces. That was a tip from Bebe. It's pretty easy to assemble and was a lot of fun to make. Hope you like it, Elizabeth.

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    I had the same problem. You cut them exactly to the spec's on the directions, and they don't come out to the measurements. That is the case on several of the patterns. Then if you just cut the pieces bigger to start with, the block is too big. Go figure!! :?

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    Ladies just add 1/8 inch to each measurment that often helps. Cutting down is easier and always measure all pieces before you put them together.
    Measure and stich is my method!!!!!!!

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    Hey, GUESS WHAT? I made two more blocks! Shucks. Forgot to take a picture of them.

    Well, I'll go do that.

    They came out to 12.5 INCHES! YAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!

    Man, the one, Bear Tracks, that was HARD! I had four places where two points and a seam came together and it was pretty tricky sewing over all that bulk.

    But, I did it. I've now got three blocks done! Nine to go.

    I'll be back with pics.

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    Puzwiz what a handsome kitty! I adore him! That red is beautiful.

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    The Bear Tracks is like the Bear's Paw, only you have four of them in the block.

    It doesn't look hard, but it's tricky, I'd say. But, I hope it's good enough!

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    Yeah Puzwhiz, Cordelia thanks for making blocks!!!


    They look great love the cats eyes and brown fabric you used Puzwhiz!!!
    Cordelia the colors you used are greaaaaaaaat!!!!!!




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    That cat picture is from a really cute cat fabric that is a repeating print of different artsy cats. So, I couldn't spare any room because the next cat was right there.

    It's my mom's scrap heap I got that from. She made a cute pillow with that fabric.

    I've got the next two lined up to go. I'm starting from what I perceived to be easiest to hardest ...

    I have to say, Grandma's Cross in red/white and blue is going to be a challenge because there's four colors. Hmmmmmm.....

    Has anybody from our group made up the Grandma's Cross block yet? This thread is so long, I can't remember all the blocks posted. I'll have to look back through.

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