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    These are some totes I sent out today as part of an order. They turned out ok I quess. I can point out all the flaws but oh well!
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    One more!
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    These are really nice totes rhonda! Great job.

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    Beautiful Totes!!!! :D :D :D

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    Thanks!

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    They are great! I had my glasses on and I coudn't see any flaws! I'm sure the recipients will be over the moon!

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    What glasses, Chele?? (grin)

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    Rhonda, they are great! I love them all. I just love totes and bags :D
    I always wear glasses and they are new ones too, I didn't see anything wrong at all :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharon M
    Rhonda, they are great! I love them all. I just love totes and bags :D
    I always wear glasses and they are new ones too, I didn't see anything wrong at all :thumbup:
    Well if you knew the way I struggled!! In one I used a thinner fabric and it kept buckleing. I had Dorothy sew sets of two blocks together to save me time and I had already sewn the four corners into sets of 4 and three of the 4's already added to other sets when I decided I couldn't live with all the bumpy lumpy mess! So I had to take all four corner sets down to individual blocks and start over! I was not a happy camper!!!
    I was on a time crunch also because the customer wanted them for mother's day gifts!

    The third one the bottom panel wouldn't fit with the sides to sew together!
    One side I had to tear it out and resew it 4 times before I got it to even come close to fitting right. It still isn't right but it is sewn so it won't come apart anyway!

    The last one I thought I was ahead of the game and made the bottom panel the right size but that thing decided to teach me a lesson! The stupid thing still was too short but I made it work!! It is not as good as I would like but due to having to get them into the mail I had to do the best I could and shut my eyes! I just hate to send anything out if it isn't the best i can do.

    I am a slob where my house is concerned but a raging perfectionist in my piecing!! Split personality!!

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    Love your totes Rhonda. They look perfect from here and I am sure thye will be appreciated!

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    Very, very nice Rhonda!!! And I totally agree - they look perfect!! :D

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    Beautiful!!!! What a great idea for totes... Love 'em!

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    These are two I made a couple of years ago. They are the only ones I made this same size as the ones above.

    This first one makes me think of birds flying up into the air.
    This pink one is made with my cut down method. It is a "Star Point Block"




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    Those are so cute. What flaws, I can't see any. Great job.

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    Very nice Rhonda....:-)

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    What great Mother's Day presents these would be. Hey, I'm a mom.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harmony
    What great Mother's Day presents these would be. Hey, I'm a mom.....
    I totally agree with Harmony ! Today is my birthday and Mother's day is coming too .

    Rhonda a question about your template . Does it have the degrees marked on it ? I checked your website , this is an interesting technique ! I plan on trying it out , will have to be later on . Annie

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    Quote Originally Posted by stitchinMamaw
    Quote Originally Posted by Harmony
    What great Mother's Day presents these would be. Hey, I'm a mom.....
    I totally agree with Harmony ! Today is my birthday and Mother's day is coming too .

    Rhonda a question about your template . Does it have the degrees marked on it ? I checked your website , this is an interesting technique ! I plan on trying it out , will have to be later on . Annie
    Happy Birthday Annie! :D

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    Thank you very much . Annie

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    They look nice to me.

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    Rhonda ~ I love your totes! With everyone going green these days, fabric shopping totes are a very timely gift. I'd like to make some as gifts for friends. Did you use a pattern? I'm squinting my eyes to see what you did and it looks to me as if you put the front and back sides of the tote together, wrong sides facing, and serged the edges? I'd like to line mine, as I don't have a serger. I'm curious, too, about your Boston Blocks technique;Is it similar to the square in a Square method of Jody Barrows?
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    Very nice, I bet you sell a lot of them :D

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    I don't see any flaws, just beautiful totes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stitchinMamaw
    Quote Originally Posted by Harmony
    What great Mother's Day presents these would be. Hey, I'm a mom.....
    I totally agree with Harmony ! Today is my birthday and Mother's day is coming too .

    Rhonda a question about your template . Does it have the degrees marked on it ? I checked your website , this is an interesting technique ! I plan on trying it out , will have to be later on . Annie
    By degrees are you talking about the angles? I add a plastic grid but no angles. I have another template I make that I use for my Star Point Block that I add a thin line for an angle.

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    They look great! Love the colors :thumbup:

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