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Thread: Will I finish all the blocks tonight-NOT

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    Who likes modern style quilts? Check this out:
    I want to make it queen size, so I need 81 of these puppies. I'm not sure I have the power to stick to it for a whole week. I may have to alternate projects with this one!
    Again-school colors...I have lots of high school kids!

    These are my blocks
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    This is what they want to look like when they grow up
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    I like it. Love your colors of grey

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    The second example (cream back ground) reminds me of pick up sticks.

    Not sure I would have the patience to do those narrow strips. Not very forgiving visually if your seams aren't exact. You are very deligent.

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    Looks interesting; I like the unusual colour scheme. May I ask if you are piecing each block or are those thin lines appliqued? Are they ribbon... :?:

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    Bizzie, I'm piecing those suckers in. I started this a couple of years ago when I first started quilting and didn't have all the different techniques to do anything else. Now I'm thinking I may be a little nuts. I figured out how to line the "sticks" up when crossing other "sticks" and some may be a little off, but it's busy enough that it's not too noticeable.
    Quiltlady: the cream background one is called Pick Up Sticks by funquilts!

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    I really like that...and the colors too

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    Probably would have been faster and easier usisng the couching yarn method. Good luck with it.

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    Do a few every day and it won't get to you. Good Luck with it. Your off to a good start.

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    Neat looking!! Don't know if my eyes could take a lot of it!!

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    Very cool :)
    Just do a few every week - before you know it you will be done :)

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    Neat

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    Very unique, stick with it, because it will be beautiful.

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    Love it! I agree with the folks who suggested doing a few a day.
    I'm going to try this today! I think I'm going to start with a fat quarter, add the strips, then recut into smaller blocks. Is this how you do it?

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    I have a pattern saved out of an older magazine. It was called pick-up sticks. It is on my to do list.
    Love your color choice for background and I don't normally like gray.

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    great project.

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    Princess, I'm starting with 12" squares and cutting the strips in then squaring down to 11". I'm using 3/4" strips. If I were starting it today, I might sew mini tubes and appliqué them!
    Also, the idea of doing school colors is a little limiting. I added black and white to the teal and purple but wishi had more colors!

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    Wow, I don't think I would have the patience for this one.

    Good luck, and be sure to post pictures when your finished. :thumbup:

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    I usually like more traditional but I really like this one a lot.

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    I like it!

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    oh! are your school colors purple and teal?

    The first school I taught at in Orlando, FL had school colors of purple and teal - and I swear as soon as I changed jobs that combo became trendy!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hudgoddess
    Princess, I'm starting with 12" squares and cutting the strips in then squaring down to 11". I'm using 3/4" strips. If I were starting it today, I might sew mini tubes and appliqué them!
    Also, the idea of doing school colors is a little limiting. I added black and white to the teal and purple but wishi had more colors!
    Thanks so much for the info! I guessed right at the 3/4" strips, but thought the blocks looked smaller than 11. Still want to try this sometime today. I have a 3/4" strip cutter die. I'll let you know how I make out.

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