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I've never done paper piecing and I don't get very excited about applique but I've already decided that this quilt is going to be mine! This quilt will be a big experiment for me. If I do OK with it maybe someone else will get one someday, too. I bought an Alex Anderson book about paper piecing so I'll do a couple trial blocks from that before I start with the "good" fabric. 

 

 

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Mimi replied on Fri, Aug 16 2013 9:36 AM

I got my email from Amazon that the book should arrive between Aug 23rd and 28th.  Excited to do this with some of you but knowing I won't be able to keep up because of my work schedule. Please keep me in the information loop.  It will be fun to work "along side" of the ones who are doing this quilt.

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Elizabeth replied on Fri, Aug 16 2013 11:51 AM

I just ordered the book, I am in.  Got lot of vintage fabric when my sisters MIL died.  Perfect for this.

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Nana replied on Fri, Aug 16 2013 12:28 PM

I got the notice from Amazon that the book is coming early.  With trying to get the MQ ready for opening it will be awhile before I can start this one but really looking forward to working on it as a group.

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Frances replied on Fri, Aug 16 2013 2:31 PM

Carol,

Im not real happy doing Paper Piecing, so for me English Paper Piecing is what i plan on doing, I will be doing Sylvias wedding sampler at the same time.

No boredom for me.

lots of love

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Sue replied on Fri, Aug 16 2013 3:09 PM

Hi Ya'all

This sounds like just the newest project I need to do so please count me in.  I've just finished 3 old UFO's for a guild challenge in Oct and now I need to start something new!  Course I still have lots of UFO's or should I say PHD's left to finish, LOL.  Now I have to pop over to Amazon and order the book.

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Karla replied on Fri, Aug 16 2013 3:17 PM

I've ordered the book now and I'm game to try this sampler.

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Sue replied on Fri, Aug 16 2013 3:28 PM

Just placed the order, now I wonder how much fabric I need?  Wonder which quilt shop I need to visit to find some Civil War Fabric?

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Sue, the Amazon site has a Click to Look Inside for the book. It includes the page showing how much fabric is needed. But it doesn't give yardage for all the blocks. One part just says "assorted light multicolored florals- 1/4 yd or a FQ of each."  I think I'll wait to see each of the blocks then decide what fabric to get. I think I know the colors I want, but that can change. I can't wait to get started on this!

 

 

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Sue replied on Fri, Aug 16 2013 4:02 PM

Just finished looking thru the "Look Inside".  It does use a lot of fabric.  Like you, Carol, I think I will wait to see what each block takes then decide on fabrics. I may go ahead and get something for backgrounds.  This should be so much fun!  Our local "Bee" is just finishing up a year long project so I will have time to work on this.  What do you think, one block a week?? or every other week? or once a month?  There are 121 blocks after all.  We don't want to be working on this for years do we? LOL

Any suggestions?

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Jacy replied on Fri, Aug 16 2013 4:58 PM

When we did the farmers wife sampler we did 5 blocks every 2 weeks, if we did that it would take about a year to make all the blocks I think. Of course it also depends how simple or complex the blocks are.

 

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Sue replied on Fri, Aug 16 2013 6:18 PM

Jacy that sounds reasonable to me.  Any longer and I think we'd lose interest, ...maybe.  Now I'm eager to get started!

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ls2116 replied on Fri, Aug 16 2013 6:24 PM

Looks great though some of the blocks look tough for me.  I've not done anything thay have curves or that look like a mariners compass.

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Jacy replied on Fri, Aug 16 2013 6:30 PM

ls2116:
Looks great though some of the blocks look tough for me.

The great thing about a sampler is you only have to make 1 of each block. It's a great way to stretch your skills, and if you hate making a certain block you don't have to make a bunch more of them. Samplers are also a great way to use up your scraps.

 

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Karla replied on Fri, Aug 16 2013 6:39 PM

ls2116:

Looks great though some of the blocks look tough for me.  I've not done anything thay have curves or that look like a mariners compass.

I haven't either, Is, but I'm thinking that I want to stretch my comfort zone.

 

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