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Old 06-16-2019, 05:36 PM
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Like the start Mkotch
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Old 06-17-2019, 04:05 AM
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Looks like you are off to a good start, Mkotch ... your blocks look great. Nice choice of fabrics, good contrast.
Though I had planned to start a My Small World this Fall, I have to admit that the frustration involved with trying to make accurately sized blocks is enough to discourage me. I hate that! When it is the complaint from several quilters (and I am hearing this complaint a lot in regards to the My Small World pattern), one has to assume that the designer of the pattern who is to blame.
Have you tried making slightly oversized blocks and then trimming them down to 2.5" square? Search the Deb Turner trimming rulers and technique sheet for more info on her line of rulers that are designed to be used that way. i hope this helps you.
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Old 06-17-2019, 10:22 AM
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Hi Nita, yes I have been making blocks oversized and cutting them to fit when possible. The triangles (peaky and spike-type blocks) were my hang up, so I just appliqued them or paper pieced. I am now on the buildings which are really fun but you have to pay close attention to the sizes. Don't cut when tired or not alert. But they are turning out great so far. Now that I'm sort of past the "fillers," I am really having fun. I suppose I'll whine when I get to the sky again, but I may use some larger blocks here and there just for "interest."
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Old 06-17-2019, 10:38 AM
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LOL That sky is no fun when you do all 1" pieces. I did several sizes including 3" finished Ohio stars. Makes it a bit less boring
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Old 06-20-2019, 01:10 AM
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That's a great plan Nita! Does she share her progress here too?
I will got my pattern yesterday
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Old 06-20-2019, 01:23 AM
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Oh how exciting!! Can't wait to see your blocks
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Old 06-21-2019, 12:47 AM
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I love the fabrics you are using. This is going to be a beautiful quilt. I often turn to Paper Piecing for those ( finicky) Blocks. Appliqué was a good option too. I look forward to seeing this continue to come together
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Old 06-26-2019, 01:52 AM
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I am working on the hexie hill in My Small World right now. It's quite fiddly, but I'm dreading the New York Beauty-like hill so skipped it until I can figure out how I'm going to do it. I ended up appliqueing the rainbow hill - I started with the largest half-circle, then added each succeeding half-circle on top, cutting away the previous half circle underneath. It looks good. This quilt is quite a good learning experience!
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Old 06-26-2019, 03:18 AM
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It's magical moment, when i see this designs...
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Old 06-26-2019, 07:32 AM
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I skipped the New York Beauty hill all together! I saw it, thought.....oh dear.......and made trees instead
As you I appliqued the rainbow hill. I hate curved sewing!
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