Blue and White Star Block Swap - Hostess: Judi

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Judi replied on Sun, Aug 4 2013 3:33 PM

Okay ladies, start your machines!  The First Blue and White Star Block Swap is on. I have everyone's choice for star!

I have started a 2nd group. If you missed out on signing up, don't delay. Post on the Second Blue and White Star Block Swap. Just remember you need to pick a star NOT in the first swap!  

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Judi replied on Sun, Aug 4 2013 3:57 PM

HELP   

With my posts not going through all afternoon until now, I need everyone interested in the 2nd Swap to check that I have them signed up and I need the block choice

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Hi Judi - It seems I got all your posts. I chose Knight's Star for the second group star. Thank you again for being such a gracious hostess.

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Roxana replied on Tue, Aug 6 2013 4:13 PM

Judi, thank you for hosting this swap! Everyone, remember to square up your blocks to 12-1/2" before sending them to Judi! .... If in doubt about fabric or how to cut it, PLEASE read the pages of the discussion group!

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Judi replied on Thu, Aug 8 2013 3:02 PM

To add to Roxana's post:

 

Please remember that the blocks need to be 12.5 inches square.

I had a teacher check my 1/4 inch and she said id was perfect.  So how come my blocks were small?  We found the reason.  When I cut my strips and squares, I was just a teensy bit smaller than the ruler and method she used!  What I learned was that I make a test block first and then adjust my cutting or seam allowance.  Usually I am pretty accurate, but as I learned, not every ruler's measurements are exactly the same and when you add in the number of pieces and seams, sometimes adjustments are needed.

 

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Roxana replied on Thu, Aug 8 2013 8:54 PM

Thanks, Judi, for the reminders. ... Good suggestions!

I'd recommend making your sample block out of scrap fabric but definitely make it and square it up to 12-1/2. If it doesn't square up correctly, try to figure out where you may have gone wrong and keep making sample blocks until you get the 12-1/2" block. I've been known to take my block to the LQS or a friend who is a better quilter than I am and have them help me figure out why I'm missing the mark.

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Judi replied on Sat, Aug 10 2013 11:49 AM

One of our swappers needed to drop out of the block swap due to personal reasons. We now need a 12th swapper. Please let others you know that a spot is open. 

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Bonita replied on Sat, Aug 10 2013 1:09 PM

Judi, I would be interested in signing up. What was the star block that was chosen by the one who dropped out?

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Judi replied on Sat, Aug 10 2013 2:16 PM

I will put your name in for the 1st group.  I do not remember the name of the star blocks she had.  Just pick one you might like to make.  When you decide, just let me know.

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Bonita replied on Sat, Aug 10 2013 7:11 PM

Thanks Judi, I checked both swaps and didn't see that anyone had chosen the Friendship Star Variation so that's my choice. Is white a plain white or WOW?

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Roxana replied on Sat, Aug 10 2013 8:30 PM

Bonita, it's plain white, not white on white. If your block uses more than two colors, you select another shade of blue. Glad to have you on board! 

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Judi replied on Sat, Aug 10 2013 9:23 PM

Bonita, I have you signed up. White only please. 

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Jacy replied on Sat, Aug 10 2013 10:02 PM

Maybe I misunderstood, but i thought white on white fabric was OK.

 

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Debbie replied on Sun, Aug 11 2013 8:04 AM

Jacy:
Maybe I misunderstood, but i thought white on white fabric was OK.

I,m with Jacy, and that's what I bought for this swap.  

"I'm just a poor soul who's intentions are good.   Oh, Lord, Please don't let me be misunderstood."

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Mimi replied on Sun, Aug 11 2013 8:09 AM

Jacy:
but i thought white on white fabric was OK.

Jacy, I thought the same thing and my first set of blocks is just about finished using WOW.  I am thinking I might have misunderstood too but at this point in time it's too late to change my first set.  The swap outline says "a white fabric."  I thought that meant any white fabric.

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