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Judy Taylor-Bellingham Posted: Mon, Nov 18 2013 5:19 PM

<sigh> Not sure what I've gotten myself into, but I need to cut 896 1-1/2 x 1-1/2" blocks for star points. That's 32 strips from WOF re-cut crossways. These are for Sylvias Bridal Sampler as I've decided to put the blocks on point with star blocks in the sashing intersections. Quilt will end up being about 95x95.

To compound this task, I want to do the same sashing design when I complete the blocks for the Union Soldier. That's, UGH, a total of 1792 teeny blocks.  This doesn't even count the sashing strips themselves or the 2-1/2" blocks for the centers of the stars.

A bit mind boggled about the task ahead of me but I like the looks of the design so I'm determined it WILL happen. Unless somebody pounds some sense into my aging head.


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gini replied on Mon, Nov 18 2013 6:30 PM

Oh my gosh, you counted before you started, bad move.. I put a bunch of them together, once I'm committed ( to the quilt, not the asylum) I can move forward.  If I counted first, I'd never get anything done.  Too daunting.

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If I counted first, I'd never get anything done.  Too daunting.

 

Gini, it is daunting.  But there is a particular fabric I wanted to use for the star points and I needed to be sure I had enough fabric. I put together 4 of the blocks with the sashing to be sure it's what I wanted.

 


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gini replied on Mon, Nov 18 2013 7:11 PM

Judy, this is wonderful..

   A suggestion.   Cut all your sash pieces out and add them to 2 sides of your blocks as you go.  This will save you a lot of time when you put them together

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gini:

Judy, this is wonderful..

   A suggestion.   Cut all your sash pieces out and add them to 2 sides of your blocks as you go.  This will save you a lot of time when you put them together

 

Gini, that is a great idea. I'll do that. Thanks!

 


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Jacy replied on Mon, Nov 18 2013 8:23 PM

Judy, those stars in the sashing will be beautiful. 

I would make them in batches, like cut out about 40 sashing pieces, add the star points, and then add them to the first 20 blocks you make. Then when you run out, make another batch.

 

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Judy, that is beautiful! WOW! I have the book, but doubt I'll ever get that quilt done. I think yo have to start it first, lol. If you get committed to the aslym I will be glad to take care of the quilt until you get out. 

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Thanks Pat,  you're just too generous. :-)  I'll expect you to bring me some blocks to sew in the asylum. LOL

Jacy love the tips, that's kind of what I will do. I may end up making the top in 4 sections, quilt them and then sew together. I don't have to decide that yet.

I've got the 199 6-1/2" sashing strips cut out and stacked in nice piles. Yes, Gini, I counted them :-). That was the easy part. The 896 little itsy bitsy blocks for the star points I'll do in batches, not all at once.

I get bored easily so now I'm going to piece a couple more Sylvia blocks. I have a total of 70 of them pre-cut so it's easy to grab a few now and then.


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Leslie replied on Mon, Nov 18 2013 8:38 PM

Judy, that is going to be a stunning quilt when you are done

 

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zoetc49 replied on Mon, Nov 18 2013 8:59 PM

Judy, 

That quilt will be so pretty !! I will never do that much work on a quilt...well, except I have been cutting out the tiny blocks several of us are exchanging..then do something with them.

 

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Karla replied on Mon, Nov 18 2013 9:01 PM

This is going to be an absolutely beautiful quilt!  Can't wait to see it finished and you're doing this for the Loyal Union Sampler too?

 

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Thanks Zoetc49.  Thanks Karla, and yes it's my plan to do the same finishing with the Loyal Union Sampler. Plan, just a plan. I figure just these two projects will take me well into very old age, possibly jibbering and gibbering. LOL


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MNnancy replied on Mon, Nov 18 2013 9:39 PM

Judy T-Bellingham:

Absolutely beautiful - the colors and the design!  Your quilts always impress me.

 


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Vivian replied on Mon, Nov 18 2013 11:06 PM

You always do such beautiful work. Are you sure you don't want to make a Dear Jane when your done this ?

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Vivian replied on Mon, Nov 18 2013 11:08 PM

Oh , by the way....you a crazy person. Don't know how you get anything besides sewing done!!

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