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Thea, Thank you thank you thank you! I am soooooo happy you jumped in to help! Please don't push too hard and cause a set back. Melody

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Frances replied on Sun, Jan 6 2013 9:39 AM

Okay,

Ive done it many thanks to Kris for one of her links for paper piecing it helped no end, and i really like it so here is my Bees and field block not perfect but then neither am i.

lots of love

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Frances, I love your block! I can almost hear the buzzzzzzzzzzzz. L M

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Frances replied on Sun, Jan 6 2013 9:57 AM

Thanks Melody,

The bee fabric ive had for at least 10 years never  knew what to use it on, this seemed an appropriate block for it.

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lynn replied on Sun, Jan 6 2013 10:03 AM

thank you for the wonderful directions.  you are a paper piecing pro.  i have printed them off and look forward to trying the block this afternoon.

happy quilting

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PalmaRama replied on Sun, Jan 6 2013 11:36 AM

I love your blocks very very nice color combo!! U rock Frances!!

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PalmaRama replied on Sun, Jan 6 2013 11:40 AM

thank u thank u thank u paper piecing pro Thea!!! your tips are very helpful....I have read many many PP directions and found one that made any sense and it matches ur directions...printed yours as much more detailed and putting in my quilting bi8nder!!

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Bonita replied on Sun, Jan 6 2013 12:34 PM

Frances, love the block and your choice of fabric.

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Marie replied on Sun, Jan 6 2013 1:02 PM

Frances:
here is my Bees and field block not perfect but then neither am i.

Francis, you're perfect to your friends!  I love your block and the bee fabric is so cute, good job, my friend!

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SoBuzy replied on Sun, Jan 6 2013 1:19 PM

It looks great!!! Doesn't it feel good to accomplish a new challenge? Love it!!

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Frances, love your block.

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When, I do my PP, I lay a light strip under my aycrilic, machine extenion,  then i lay my paper and fabric, i can see where everything needs to be, no prefolding anything, easy peasy

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Thea- great tutorial! Thank you.  Frances your block is great too, I LOVE that beehive fabric!!

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Thea replied on Sun, Jan 6 2013 6:52 PM

I didn't get to the paper pieced block today - but it is on my list to do first thing tomorrow - so I'll take pictures of each of my steps and post them so that you can see how I do it.  I don't usually have to unsew any pieces if I do it - only when I don't follow my own advice and get a head of myself do I have those problems... sorry though I truly thought I would feel up to doing it today - i did sew though - finished up the placemats that I had started the other day... now to sandwich and quilt them... that will come another day though... 

 

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Kris, I have about 35 lbs of alpaca to spin and a king size afghan to crochet.

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