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Old 05-17-2019, 04:25 AM
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Thanks, Anael. I was sort of wondering how I could "tweak" the My Small World pattern to make it less fussy and more fun. I love your suggestion about increasing size of sky blocks to finish at 2", rather than 1" ... Amen to that! as far as the hills go, I am intimidated by the hexi block (No, I don't do English paper Piecing, so any suggestions for how to get around that would be great. I'm guessing that the woman at the QS who is in charge of the Jen Kingwell Club is a "By-The-Book" type of person. I have no problem with tweaking a pattern to suit my skill set and personal preferences. That said, you have convinced me to stick with Kathy and my plan to start our "girlfriend synchronized" My Small World quilts this Fall. We'll keep y'all posted :-)

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I'm sorry but I really have to disagree. Gypsy Wife is straight forward piecing, no appliqué, no dresdens, just blocks. But lots of ladies have lots of trouble making Gypsy Wife.
My Small World has applique but it's not difficult. It's not like you have to make a zillion flowers, just a few circles and hills. But if you want to skip those and do something else you can. I've seen a My Small World with 2 hills instead of 4.
The sky is all 1" finished pieces but if you want to do 2" finished that's fine too. If you want to make Ohio Stars you go ahead and make those. I don't do the embroidery in the sky, I don't like that.

In both quilts you can use orhpan blocks if you want to.
I think when you follow the pattern and instructions you will be fine, no matter which one you tackle first.
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Old 05-17-2019, 04:35 AM
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You're very welcome Nita.

I don't like those hexi blocks either. You could skip them all together and make a grass like foundation (just like the sky) and applique trees or flowers (or both )
I made 3 hills and I'm skipping the 4th - being the hexi one LOL !!
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Old 05-17-2019, 04:53 AM
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I ordered some more wash away applique sheets so I can start Meadow whenever I want and a book: dare to be square quilting. I have too many books already but I saw this one and found pics of finished projects online and I liked quite some of them. Can't wait to get it.
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Old 05-19-2019, 05:07 AM
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Anael, love your new fabrics. I just saw Meadow on Facebook. And, it is a gorgeous pattern. I love the changes you made to your Small World pattern. It really defines the roofs better.

Teen, Hope you have a great move and get some great movers.

Nita, I couldn't offer up an advice on the Kingwell patterns as I haven't made any yet. I'm still trying to decide which pattern to buy first. But, I know you won't be sorry taking the adventure with you friend. I'm sure you'll have lots of fun, laughs and support along the way.
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Old 05-20-2019, 04:55 AM
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I'm sooooooooooooooo bad
I couldn't resist so I made 2 Meadow flowers! Here they are.

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Old 05-20-2019, 05:03 AM
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Very pretty Anael. This is going to be another colorful quilt.
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Old 05-20-2019, 05:58 AM
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Oh but the blocks are soooo good! Love the light grays with the softer brights.

Been working on some tiny's. Finished a rectangular log cabin with 4 3 x 4 inch blocks using 3/4" fabric pieces. Have the handwork done on a landscape quilt made with 3/4" strips as well. Trying to figure out have to quilt it...can't SITD as I pressed the seams open to get them flat. It needs some quilting to anchor it, but don't want too much to take away from the piecing. Oh well must go to the office today, so have some thinking time ahead of me.
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Old 05-20-2019, 06:09 AM
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Thanks OK!

Oh goodness !!! That's tiny! I can send you my scraps

Isn't it possible to follow some of the landscape features. You could stitch almost in the ditch too. But maybe there are too many seams to do that. Please post a picture!
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Old 05-20-2019, 06:41 AM
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All of you ladies are having so much fun that I am thinking again about starting a Jen Kingwell project. Does anyone have a Gypsy Wife that they would like to sell at a bargain price????
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Old 05-20-2019, 07:09 AM
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So sorry Barb, not going to sell mine any time soon. I made two GW's and planning a 3rd
Did you try eBay?
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