Step 2 July Scrappy

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Nana Posted: Mon, Jul 9 2012 3:48 PM

Alright all of you wonderful guessers.  You are absolutley right.   Now turn that block and do the same cuts.  You will end up with a 11 1/2 in square.   Have fun.   I have loved seeing the ones that have been posted.   I think it is so neat that you end up with some teeny tiny pieces that make people wonder how in the world you sewed those little suckers in there.

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Helen replied on Mon, Jul 9 2012 5:14 PM

Oh Nana, you are taking me so far out of my comfort zone.  I really tried to use the blocks with the tiny pieces and couldn't bring myself to use them all so I cut a few extra ones....I tried, really, really tried.  I didn't throw them out though as much as I wanted to :-)

I am willing to cut them again and hope the blocks will look better.  Am pretty skeptical but being  trusting.

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Nana replied on Mon, Jul 9 2012 5:59 PM

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Honey don't stress.  If you honestly can't live with the end result you can always donate it to some charity.   I however love to come up with all those little teensy pieces in my top.  It makes it look like the ones our great grandmothers made

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After I watch my show I will get on this step. I've taken so many cat naps today I will be up sewing all night!! lol

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Debi replied on Mon, Jul 9 2012 11:43 PM

Excellent! Thanks Nana, I can't wait to get started. I didn't realize this was posted. I will have to wait till tomorrow afternoon, than a whole 'nother week for the next step, or do we sash and/or finish off as we please??

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Nana replied on Tue, Jul 10 2012 12:00 AM

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I will let you know toward the end of the week how we will proceed from here.

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Donna replied on Tue, Jul 10 2012 12:12 AM

Well since I missed this until now, I had today off, but will not have another day off until Sat.  I may be able to work on it Wed night or thursday night, but after cooking for 9 hours straight at work, I usually can barely hold my head up, much less sew when I get home.  Wish I had seen this earlier today. 

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Marge P replied on Tue, Jul 10 2012 2:30 AM

Nana:
I think it is so neat that you end up with some teeny tiny pieces that make people wonder how in the world you sewed those little suckers in there.

Yes,I agree Nana.  Although I have a few blocks that have a piece or two that are larger than I would like.  Hopefully they will  be taken care of wih this next cut.  i am sitting in the Couer d'Alene Casino hotel room so can only dream about doing these but willl be heading for home in the morning.  Looking forward to doing the next cutting/sewing session.  Thanks, Nana!

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Jean replied on Tue, Jul 10 2012 5:52 AM

Cut, sewed and pressed last night.  Still hoping there are more cuts to come.  Maybe I had too big of pieces to start.  Think I should have had more solids.  Waiting for Nana to make this one beautiful.  :)  Probably won't get to sew anymore this week, I'm taking my 4 grandchildren to the lake for Grammy Camp starting Wednesday.  Can't wait.  Will look forward to Sunday to see what we're doing next.

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Ginny L replied on Tue, Jul 10 2012 7:55 AM

I guess I checked too early yesterday, didn't know we had new info. But now I've started my Christmas block swap since I had only 2 others I should be doing instead.,Haha. But you know the allure of a new project... Now I have company coming for a week, hopefully I can sneek in some time to sew.

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I am happy to announce that I have  ALL 30...yes, 30 (LOL) blocks cut and ready to go for Step 3. I have a few pieces that I think are too big but I do like how things are panning out. I never didn't trust Nana, I didn't trust myself!! :) So happy that it is finally cooling off some here in south eastern Ohio and I can get things done. Hope everyone is doing OK and having fun with July Scrappy.

 

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Susie replied on Tue, Jul 10 2012 12:02 PM

Ok, so I'm another one--trusting in Nana.  I'll get mine done tonight.

My concern isn't the size of the pieces, but the hunks of seams underneath.  They just aren't going to bury into batting very well, unless I'm clearly missing something...  I'm trimming where I can (where a slice has left a seam attached without a piece on the top), but it's still leaving some hunks and thuds (the sound my machine makes going over some of them.)

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Nana--This is awesome!  I'm loving my blocks!  They remind me of Madras plaid when they are all together.  

I think I may use them to make a twin size quilt for my godchild's little boy who loves quilts.  I know I'm going to have to add to it to make that size.  But I'll think of something.  I sent  the family a snowman quilt kit I put together for a Christmas present last year.  It was red, greens and blues with white blocks they could use between the colored blocks.  It was all squares so the 2 preschool aged children could arrange them in any pattern they liked.  It was brought out on a snow day and they had a blast arranging the blocks on the fuzzy back of a picnic tablecloth.  Benjamin called me to tell me how wonderful it was, but added "Why are there so many white blocks? They are so boring!" 

Well!  NO  boring white blocks in July Scrappy!!  I thought they were too pink and pastel for a boy but now they are sliced and diced it doesn't seem to be a problem. 

 

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Susie:
My concern isn't the size of the pieces, but the hunks of seams underneath.


Susie--I was wondering about that too.  They do mostly seem to lie flat when I use steam to press the blocks.  But I am considering quilting this on a long arm at a not-so-local quilt store that rents machine time.  My recollection is that the long arm has a heavier duty needle than my domestic machine.  

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Jean replied on Tue, Jul 10 2012 12:49 PM

Your blocks look great.  I think mine has too many prints and dull.  Hopefully, they will start looking better to me with the next steps.  I'm going to try and lay them all out together and see how they look.  I'm still trusting Nana on this too!

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