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Thread: Our projects from Sisters' Week

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    Super Member Mamagus's Avatar
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    We had a great week. This year was at my house!

    We did:
    Bargello Table runner (from Beautiful Bargellos)
    Halloween Wall Hanging ( Thimbleberries Book)
    Woven Tumbling Blocks ( Sister #3 had the pattern, but she took it with her. I NEVER want to see it again!)
    One Block Wonder ( from the book of the same name).

    Bargello... loved the result, process was mind boggling.
    Halloween ... Cutesy
    Woven Tumbling Blocks. An exercise in frustration. Try turning 42, 3" tubes 45" long... and have the seam exactly on the side!!!
    One Block Wonder... LOVE the blocks not sure about all those Y seams!!!!
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    And here are some of my OBW
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    Never tried tumbling blocks but I love the look!
    Great projects~!

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    There is a U-tube video for strip pieced tumbling blocks that looks pretty easy and a much less scary than Y seams.

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    The all look awesome. Glad you had a good time.

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    I think they all look great. I love your "Sisters Weekend." I WANT SOME SISTERS! Daughters don't count; they think quilting is dumb.

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    Wow!!!!! You sure was busy. And they all truned out beautiful.

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    Lori, looks like you all had a great time. I like the bargello....it's on my 'projects to try' list .....and the Halloween one is so cute.

    ranger

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    Lori--it looks like you and your sisters had a great time---you sure were busy. Lots of beautiful projects!!!

    I wish I had a sister or two to do something like this with!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa_wanna_b_quilter
    There is a U-tube video for strip pieced tumbling blocks that looks pretty easy and a much less scary than Y seams.
    This tumbling blocks pattern is a bunch of fabric tubes WOVEN into the tumbling blocks pattern. You assemble it on a piece of styrofoam. Turning the tubes inside out was tedious and I gave up and didn't make mine reversable like the patterns suggested.


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    Great results from your week. I love the OBWs, but the book puts them togethers with straight, not Y seams, which are so much easier, I would do them with straight seams. The fabric you've used has some lovely colour ways in. You all got so much done, very rewarding. I would love to have a go at a bargello.

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    {/quote} This tumbling blocks pattern is a bunch of fabric tubes WOVEN into the tumbling blocks pattern. You assemble it on a piece of styrofoam. Turning the tubes inside out was tedious and I gave up and didn't make mine reversable like the patterns suggested.

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    Holy cow! That's even harder than regular tumbling blocks which I'm too intimidated to try.

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    I just finished making some fall centerpieces of large 6 piece octagons. They are so simple if you sew 3 triangles together and then the other 3 and then match the center seam --a nice centerpiece. Trying to figure out how to send the image with the note..someone want to walk me thru it. Is it from a picture file, scanner or camera or what? Sorry I'm new to this ...

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    Wow, you guys sure accomplished a lot! Lots of beautiful projects.

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    Excellent job! Isn't it fun to sew together?

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    Sure was and I am so grateful for Katrine who mentioned that the blocks could be assembled with straight line sewing. I looked at the book again and she was right! That will really cut down on the aggravation factor of Y seams... AFTER I rip them all apart!

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    That looks like you all had so much fun. And you got some beautiful quilts out of it too. Great job on all of them.

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    busy as a bee. you are so lucky to have sister's that love to quilt with you. :D the quilts you made are very pretty. you need a few more sister's week.

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    How fun & exciting!! :D It
    looks like all of you had a
    wonderful time & accomplished
    a lot of projects!! Good Work.
    :D :D :D :D

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    Hey what fun you had! I love those bargellos and the OBWs especially (glad Katrine sorted you out with the Y seams - hope you don't have to do too much ripping!) Can I be your sister and come next time? :mrgreen: :lol:

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    those are all awesome. :D

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    Awesome quilts!!! It looks like you all had a wonderful time, too :D :D :D

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    all are very nice

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    Great idea--I was my sis was a quilter, but she does scrapbooking (and just took that up a few years ago). You really got a lot accomplished. I was interested in the tumbling blocks idea until I heard turning tubes. Thanks for sharing your pictures. Donna

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