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Ginny replied on Fri, Jan 11 2013 5:37 PM | Locked

Snowbird quilter,  that is such a cute remote holder that you made.   Your DGS is sure to love it.    Ginny

 

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Sharon replied on Fri, Jan 11 2013 5:51 PM | Locked

What on earth am I going to do with me? I’ve been trying to make one stupid quilt block all afternoon – the star block. I had all of the quarter-square triangle units done, and was making the corners. I needed a total of 36 corner units. 18 done with the short piece on the left and the other 18 with the short piece on the right. SO I carefully counted out little sub-corner units into 2 piles of 18. On one pile I sewed the final piece with the short side on the right, and the other pile the short piece was on the left. Then I proceeded to press all those seams. When I got through pressing, I counted again. I had 14 pieces with the short piece on the left and 22 pieces with it on the right. Ugh. So out came the ripper – and I re-made the 4 wrongly done corners. As I worked on the block – laying out all of the sub-assemblies, I counted again. This time I discovered that the 4 wrongly done corners were still wrongly done! So out came the ripper again – and I re-re-made the 4 pesky corners.

 I counted again, and everything counted correctly. Okay, lay out the block. There are 4 corner units, 4 quarter-square triangle units, and 1 center square (3 rows of 3). After I sewed the first 2 units of each row together, I noticed that the points of some of the quarter-square units pointed one way, and others pointed the other way. Rats! So, out came the ripper again! Then I laid out the 9 separate units in the correct orientation and proceeded to sew the block together. So careful with pressing the seams in the right directions – perfect.

 Then I noticed that the color of the star was wrong! @#$%^&*()!! I had a blue star – NOT THE WHITE ONE THAT’S SUPPOSED TO BE THERE! I’m going to have to rip all 9 individual units apart and re-orient the quarter-square triangle units and try again – but not today! I think I'll just crawl into bed and watch tv with my purrfect kitty.

 

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Kris replied on Fri, Jan 11 2013 5:57 PM | Locked

Snowbird Quilter:
Today I finish Promise Two.  Romote control holder for a wonderful Grandson.

I like it Patty Mc.

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Kris replied on Fri, Jan 11 2013 6:00 PM | Locked

Sharon:
 Then I noticed that the color of the star was wrong! @#$%^&*()!! I had a blue star – NOT THE WHITE ONE THAT’S SUPPOSED TO BE THERE! I’m going to have to rip all 9 individual units apart and re-orient the quarter-square triangle units and try again – but not today! I think I'll just crawl into bed and watch tv with my purrfect kitty.

Keep this one and make a new one. I like it. Hope you have a good time with kitty.

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Marie replied on Fri, Jan 11 2013 6:16 PM | Locked

Sharon, wasn't your day, so sorry.  Like Kris said don't rip make a new block, you'll feel better.

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Sharon replied on Fri, Jan 11 2013 8:19 PM | Locked

Marie - Actually' that was my new block - I had blown the size of the seam allowances on the very first block. I think it's all sort of funny

 

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Patti replied on Fri, Jan 11 2013 8:33 PM | Locked

half of my pp butterfly is done.   Just making one for the center block of a baby quilt I want to give a co-worker in a couple weeks.  It's going to be a cheerful sunny quilt. 

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Nana replied on Fri, Jan 11 2013 9:07 PM | Locked

Sharon

I really like the block you have.  Beautiful fabrics.

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Nana replied on Fri, Jan 11 2013 9:09 PM | Locked

I have worked on a quilt today.  I found yet another UFO...everything all cut just never made.   Probably went to a retreat somewhere along the line and never got worked on.  I happened to find it when I was looking for something else..LOL>   I have gotten part of it sewn together.   Now I am marking quilting lines on one of my scrappy quilts that I made back in the summer.   I think it is taking longer to do the marking than it did to make the quilt...ROFLOL

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Kris replied on Fri, Jan 11 2013 9:41 PM | Locked

Nana:
I found yet another UFO...everything all cut just never made.   Probably went to a retreat somewhere along the line and never got worked on.  I happened to find it when I was looking for something else..LOL>

This is why I'm afraid to clean up. I'll find all those things I started many moons ago.

Can't wait to see what you're working on.

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Bonita replied on Fri, Jan 11 2013 11:27 PM | Locked

Nana, glad to see you're back in the swing of things. I have a question ...if you have a quilt that's a rectangle where do you start the lines for cross hatching? My guess is for a square you go from corner to corner but not sure where to start on a rectangle.

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Marie replied on Sat, Jan 12 2013 9:38 AM | Locked

Sharon, I'm glad you think it was funny, I'd've been pulling my hair out.  LOL  I loved your block when I saw it but thought it was the one you had sized wrong and had to take apart, sorry.  I'm looking forward to seeing this quilt done, the fabrics are beautiful.  

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Nana replied on Sat, Jan 12 2013 10:53 AM | Locked

Bonita

I still make my first registration mark from corner to corner.  It will give a somewhat diamond shaped crosshatch but is very pretty.

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ls2116 replied on Sat, Jan 12 2013 11:31 AM | Locked

Bonita I would start lines in middle of quilt rather its the diagonal or straight and work out from there.  But wait for others to answer that have more experience.

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Donna replied on Sat, Jan 12 2013 12:00 PM | Locked

today I am working on cutting the pieces for my quilter's guild 1 1/2 day class with Bonnie Hunter.  Cant wait until Monday.

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