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malindaann 05-15-2011 04:58 AM

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Wanting to see some quick progress in my self-training, and with the help of a few "quilt angels" on this board, I studied up on some online tutorials, got a little fabric together, and jumped into some of those really cool "shortcut" type of blocks that help you achieve beautiful results with less heartache, time, and skill :-D. So, after many hours of Jenny with the Missouri Quilt Company, Sharyn Craig, and a few others, I was able to create a couple pinwheel variations, a DP9, and a set of Sharyn's "Layer Em Up" (which I now want to buy her book!). Colors weren't matched up, etc. Goal was to get good contrast to understand how the pieces may move around. All not perfect but these were practice to keep as reference until I feel good about how to do this all. I tried a little FMQ but decided what happens in FMQland stays there right now. Thanks again, the encouragement and support from this board is amazing. I am looking forward to being able to help a new quilter one day soon myself.

10 Min, Pinwheel & DP9

Layer Em Up

katsewnsew 05-15-2011 05:01 AM

You are definitely on the right track!!! Great blocks!

Sewfine 05-15-2011 05:04 AM

Good job. Tuts are good teachers.

sewmuchmore 05-15-2011 05:07 AM

Looking good keep at it. I use the tuts all the time. :thumbup:

moonwork42029 05-15-2011 07:02 AM

looks great!

wolph33 05-15-2011 07:11 AM

looks great

cowpie2 05-15-2011 07:13 AM

A very good start. You are doing great.

Jim 05-15-2011 07:41 AM

I see the quilt bug has bitten you..you know it happens when you have become your own quilting police...a quilters worse critic is themselves...you are doing a great job

kem77 05-15-2011 07:48 AM


Originally Posted by katsewnsew
You are definitely on the right track!!! Great blocks!

:thumbup: :thumbup:

Thusnelda 05-15-2011 08:45 AM

Good thing having the patience to start with practice blocks, it's worth trying some basic techniques before jumping into the deep end. However, the "layer em up" blocks could even be joined together to give you your first little project, e.g. a table runner. That way you could practice binding and quilting straight lines.

Btw, your blocks are all beautifully joined together - good work!


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