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Old 12-20-2013, 01:25 AM
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Originally Posted by nellie View Post
I was reading step 2 in my printed page of instructions and I got a little confuse where it says that you start with a unfinished block at 31/2 and finish at a 3'' finished but I notice in Bonnie picture she shows her finished chevron joined units at still 31/2'' my puzzled did I print wrong or I,m I reading wrong
Unfinished meaning it's not sewn together as part of the quilt yet. It should measure 3 1/2 once you are finished making it for now, and it should measure 3 once it's sewn together with other blocks since it will lose 1/4 in on each side for seam allowance. So for now, make sure yours measures 3 1/2.
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Old 12-20-2013, 09:48 AM
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I was so tried from cutting late last nite , but I understand now lol I had one of those brain stop working and close up shop time lol . but I,m up and running again,thank you Nilla
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Old 12-20-2013, 10:18 AM
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WOO HOO! 4 patches this week! Maybe I'll be able to get caught up. I still haven't even started clue 3.
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Old 12-20-2013, 02:18 PM
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Another one that I've not bothered doing Inklingo on. The scant 1/4 seam is just too easy to me yet - I'm young is my excuse - so I just made sure the fabrics worked as I wanted, and I've got my squares sitting with me at my desk. Small and half small are done, have about 100 of the large ones done.
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Old 12-20-2013, 02:24 PM
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Oh what to do???? Should I take fabric with me to start on steps 3 & 4 or just take the cut pieces for steps 1 & 2? I plan to take to tops with me for Christmas week and do them on my Mom's long arm so not sure if I should take any piecing. I would like to get caught up. Guess we will see how much the suitcase weighs.

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Old 12-20-2013, 06:40 PM
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Woo hoo! 120 4 patch squares done!!! I love doing 4 patches and just worked on them between other things all day. Now I've got the week to focus on all the other things going on.
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Old 12-21-2013, 12:46 AM
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I thought I was fast...I did All my four patch units today...96 plus a few extras I ended up with so I am all caught up with clue 4...they look great...I would have never chosen these colours but they look really vibrant and bright....
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Old 12-21-2013, 01:21 AM
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I too am not going to use Inklingo for this weeks clue...too easy to do these as strips and my June Taylor Shape Cut.
I had things going on today so I only have finished 60 but they were quick and easy thank goodness. I have enough possibly to finish the other 60 strip pieced and cut into 2 inch segments ready for the last seam and pressing. ONe thing I have become better at is the seam "twirling" or " swirling" for the center of the blocks.

There has been a discussion on the Facebook page about getting the 1/4 inch seam as perfect as possible as opposed to being consistent no matter what your seam allowance actually is turning out to be. I used to think that being consistent was OK but once you start with more than a couple of seams coming together and angles as opposed to straight seams you gotta deal with that 1/4 inch...I am hoping that with a bit of fudging on some of the units everything will go together OK...any comments???
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Old 12-21-2013, 02:46 AM
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I have 31 9 patches made and heaps of strips sewn together ready for more. I am loving the colours of these 9 patches too. I have also put through a few more pieces for the HSTs from the last step.

It is gardening weather here so I spent some time in the garden.

I think that aiming for a scant 1/4 inch is important with Bonnie's quilts with lots of pieces. I am probably slower than some because if I use my 1/4 inch foot with the bar my seam will be too large and my blocks too small so I use another foot that I have to guide just shy of the edge of the fabric to get a scant 1/4 inch.
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Old 12-21-2013, 04:55 AM
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I have 33 four patch units done. They went pretty quick. I may even be able to catch up with clue #3.
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