K-2 Grandapa's Chickens

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Jacy Posted: Tue, Jan 7 2014 8:53 PM

There's lots of little pieces here, but all straight seams. An accurate 1/4" is very helpful. If your block turns out a little small, this is an easy one to just add a little wider border. Tutorial HERE

 

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Sandra replied on Tue, Jan 7 2014 11:34 PM

had this one done from my class....

i added the wider border!

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Kris replied on Wed, Jan 8 2014 12:33 AM

Nice work Jacy and Sandra. Awesome fabrics.

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Jacy replied on Wed, Jan 8 2014 11:37 AM

Kris:
Nice work Jacy and Sandra. Awesome fabrics.

Thanks Kris. Instead of grandpa's chickens, my block should be called Grandma's bunnies!

 

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Jacy replied on Wed, Jan 8 2014 11:40 AM

Sandra:

had this one done from my class....

i added the wider border!

Very nice..........and thanks for the example of a wider border. Isn't it great to have an easy fix if a block is a little small!

 

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Christine replied on Wed, Jan 8 2014 12:25 PM

Jacy:

There's lots of little pieces here, but all straight seams. An accurate 1/4" is very helpful. If your block turns out a little small, this is an easy one to just add a little wider border. Tutorial HERE

Jacy, what size should the block turn out before considering it too small?

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Jacy replied on Wed, Jan 8 2014 12:40 PM

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Jacy, what size should the block turn out before considering it too small?

Your block should measure 5" unfinished. When you are doing a sampler there are always some that come out a little big or small. If it's off by an 1/8th I wouldn't even worry about it. Even a 1/4" off can usually be eased to fit when you add the sashing.

 

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Karla replied on Wed, Jan 8 2014 3:13 PM

Now I'm just jumping around, this block is sort of wonky, but I'm pretending it gives it character.  

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Karla:
this block is sort of wonky, but I'm pretending it gives it character.  

 

Oh, I LIKE that Karla. Now, instead of saying my block is wonky I'm going to say "Look what character my block has". 


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Here's my version:

 

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Good Lord Cynthia, the precision is mind blowing. As my son would say, eggselent work.

-Jeanne in Michigan

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Karla,

I happen to like the character you have sewn into this block. Makes me feel like I just got new glasses and I have to wait for them to kick in.

-Jeanne in Michigan

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Kris replied on Wed, Jan 8 2014 6:18 PM

Pretty blocks ladies. None of them look too wonky to me.

"Gramma's bunnies" is a good name Jacy.

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I do believe, Jeanne, that after 11 years of quilting and 5 years with this machine, the stars have finally aligned and I am figuring this out.  Precision has never been one of my big things and I am even stopping to square up everything, lol.  I will tell you the written directions we are getting are making ALL the difference.  Stripping the 6 strips together and then cutting, then butting up the edges is what made that happen.    I was actually going to take a picture (for myself) of my C3 back….never have they looked good and, like I said, it's finally clicking in my noggin!  Oh happy day!

 

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Jacy replied on Wed, Jan 8 2014 8:05 PM

Karla, nothing wrong with a block with character, It makes it uniquely yours.

Cynthia, great block. And I'm happy to hear the tips/tutorials are helpful.

 

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