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Thread: Some of my blocks.

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    Senior Member blzzrdqueen's Avatar
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    These are 3 of my best blocks out of the 7 that I have made so far. I'm so new at this and my time is very limited so I'm lucky to finish 1 or 2 blocks a week. It'll take me a very long time to finish my top.

    12" Ohio Star
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    12" Card Trick
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    12" Jacob's Ladder
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    I think you're doing a great job! We're supposed to be doing this because we ENJOY it, so take your time. You don't want it to become another "must do." It takes as long as it takes!

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    Good job! Keep up the good work! :)

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    WOW! GREAT BLOCKS.... Take your time. Enjoy, and keep up the good work

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    That's very good. I sometimes go weeks not sewing. I have to feel the urge and want to do it :D

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    Looking great! Isn't it fun? Take your time and make it last!

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    Here is another one, I just finished it while my 10 month old was playing with her toys. I haven't worked on it in over a week, so I'm so happy it's finally done!!

    I realize now that the block is done that I should have used a lighter color. It seems like the colors are too close and it's harder to see the pattern of the block.

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    Try this again.

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    It is a pretty block and you are right about the colors. But, we all learn, right? Keep up the great work!

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    And the weeks will go by and suddenly your top will be done. It's looking good, keep enjoying your new hobby.

    Are you "blzzrdqueen" because of weather or are you another Dairy Queen fan LOL????

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    Lol, I used the name because I used to teach snowboarding years ago, and I just ended up using it for everything because it is unique, the spelling anyway, and no one else ever has it, always available!!

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    Donít worry about how long it takes!!! You are going just fine. The one in my picture took me three years to piece (by hand) I was working and back then (I made it about 15 years ago) and raising 4 kids! I would pick it up sometimes and not get more than a few stitches on the needle and have to put it down!! Just hang in and work a few minutes when you can and you will be surprised how fast it will go!

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    Your blocks are very nice - just enjoy! It doesn't matter how long it takes as long as you're enjoying yourself. I'm working on several, but getting none done!

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    Very nice!!! That will be very pretty when you get it done. Thanks for sharing.

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    Oh I really like the fabric you are using. They have lots of sparkle and movement. I am with the other girls opinion, it isn't how long it takes only that you got to make it your design and creative outlet.

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    Those are great. I really love the second one. Quilting should be fun. So if you make a few blocks when you can and enjoy yourself it is great.

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    Welcome. You're doing great!

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    Wow your FIRST blocks? All those HSTs? Don't believe it, you must be what golfers call a 'bandit' LOL

    K x

    PS love the first one especially - card tricks, I think? Must try that one!

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    I love the third block down! Agree about the blue..Keep at it , you will be proud once it is finished!

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    love them all.... :-)

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    Thank you all for your kind comments on my blocks! My mother-in-law says I'm a natural, but I don't beleive her! I'll post more pics to this thread! I made another block last night and I'll post it when I finish the one I'm on now! Hoping to get a couple more done this weekend while Hubby works in the yard!

    Again, thank you, you all are so sweet and kind!

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    Those are great. I love them.

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    You are doing a great job..I would never know you were new at it. I am fairly new too. I've made 1 quilt and working on my second. Woops, I take that back. I've made 3. My first one was a Memory Quilt.

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    Every time you do a block, you will become faster. My dad used to talk about clearing land ... he always tried to clear one square foot of land a day after he finished his off ranch job.
    He told me he figured if he just did a square foot a day, his land was one more square foot cleared than it was the day before. (Then, he said ... sometimes, I got a bit more done )
    ANyway, it is like eating an elephant ... one bite at a time.
    You just pay attention to the next seam, and before you know it, you are done!
    My favorite block is the coral and black block ... that print you chose really made a different feel to the block ... at least to me ... you are doing fine.

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    You accomplish all this with a 10 month old?! You're doing great!

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