Country Cottages Block 1

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Frances replied on Sat, Mar 2 2013 12:10 AM

Patricia,

Your block looks wonderful, i only hope mine looks half as good.

lots of love

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Lillie replied on Sat, Mar 2 2013 7:20 AM

Patricia Faye:

Thea:

There is a little blue box - called heavenly thread 

I have some of that...now I just have to find it!

I have that as well, but have never used it. I should start using it.

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Frances replied on Sat, Mar 2 2013 9:01 AM

Lillie:

Patricia Faye:

Thea:

There is a little blue box - called heavenly thread 

I have some of that...now I just have to find it!

I have that as well, but have never used it. I should start using it.

Yes i have that as well, and guess what ive never used it ive had it for at least 10 years.

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Robin replied on Sun, Mar 3 2013 8:36 PM

PatriciaFaye,

Your block is precious.  I really lov what you did with you snowman.   Thanks for the tips.

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I am puttering away with my Country Cottage block 1. I had used the Frixon pen to mark my block and this morning without thinking pressed the block, bye bye marks. LOL A lesson learned the hard way. I'm still loving it and will be ordering good sharp scissors this week-end.

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Lol.  I can't tell you how many times I've done that with paper piecing.  I like to write which colors go where on the paper so I don't have to think as hard while I'm piecing.  Since my frixion pens are always lying around, that's usually the first thing I grab.  Then, once the first piece of fabric gets added, all my writing is gone!!  :(

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I've got my pieces all placed on my block and ready to begin stitching. Trying to finish up a few other projects that are screaming at me, but anxious to get to the stitching at the same time.

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Susie replied on Thu, Mar 7 2013 2:42 PM

I haven't even started mine, other than downloading the patterns.

But, I have a little incentive now.  I think I want to make each block separate as mini-wall hangings so I can decorate my cube at work.  Thank you Carolyn for the wonderful idea!

However, I have never made anything to hang before.  How do I do that, exactly?  I'm guessing that there are tutorials, but was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for me before I start pulling out my hair searching.

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Susie:

I haven't even started mine, other than downloading the patterns.

But, I have a little incentive now.  I think I want to make each block separate as mini-wall hangings so I can decorate my cube at work.  Thank you Carolyn for the wonderful idea!

However, I have never made anything to hang before.  How do I do that, exactly?  I'm guessing that there are tutorials, but was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for me before I start pulling out my hair searching.

Glad you're going to try making the blocks.  Not sure what type of material you have in your cubicle to mount the block/hanging, but you can find 8 ways to hang it at this http://www.alzquilts.org/paqdisplay.html (sorry I couldn't print it as a link.) There are many others out there if you do search.

 

 

 

 

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I was better than halfway through with the first Country Cottage block when I erased the remaining embroidery marks so started the first block of the Wild Flower block, California Poppy. I have to say I really LOVE the needle turn applique! I ordered the Kay whats her name scissors and got them today. So I'm ready to rock and roll big!

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Raewyn replied on Sat, Mar 9 2013 11:51 PM

Hello Patricia and everyone in the group. My name is Raewyn and I was kindly pointed in this direction when I mentioned I wanted to learn applique when I joined the board. I have found the pattern for Country Coattages and downloaded them to my PC. I'm just delighted there is a beginners group I may not feel completely intimidated after all :) Now I need to read the posts and instructions to see what I need. You will get used to me playing catch up most of the time I have to fit in ful ltime work and a mystery quilt . I will get the supplies this week to get started asap. I'm looking forward to getting to know you all and seeing  your blocks.

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Robin replied on Sun, Mar 10 2013 7:34 AM

Welcome Raewyn,

I'm a beginner to.   Everyone on this site is real friendly and helpful.  I know you find the answers you're looking for.

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Leslie replied on Sun, Mar 10 2013 8:20 AM

Hi Raewyn, welcome

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Raewyn, waving right back at, ya! I too am a beginner, but have really taken to the applique. I can work on my block without much fuss or muss. I have been doing the needle-turn. After all the prep work, all I have to do is pick it up and sew. Looking forward to getting to know you.

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Raewyn replied on Sun, Mar 10 2013 8:57 PM

Thanks for the warm welcome. I have decided to go with a cream background and really want to do needle turn rather than fusible or machine. What do you recommend for thread? I have Aurifil is that good to use?

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