Sampler blocks 3

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Barbara Posted: Tue, Jan 22 2013 10:46 AM

Next Monday I will be working on block three of the sampler which is a pinwheel ,get it out and look it over , I'm not really thrilled with the patterns used on it ,so may do something different ,if you have any suggestions or things you'd like to try ,let me know and I'll see if I can get them to work .. Y'all have a great week . Barbara

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I agree with you that the FMQ pattern used on the pinwheel block are not thrilling. They don't seem to enhance the block. I love the improvements you made to block #2. Very inspiring. It is helping me to think how to design appropriate FMQ designs.  How about something extra dense in the white background. That would pop the pinwheel, and making an interesting secondary star design in the corners in you joined the blocks together.  Peebles or what about mctavishing? Maybe I better get my pencil out and start sketching.

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Barbara replied on Wed, Jan 23 2013 12:13 AM

Denise those are good ideas ,I'll have to look at the block again and check it out . Barbara

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Barbara:

if you have any suggestions or things you'd like to try

I hope I am not being to forward, but since you asked for suggestions or things to try I sketched until I found something I think enhances the block. Draw three arcs corners to corner in each pinwheel blade, then mctavish the white background. Not sure what to do with the star points in the corners. I think I used up my creativity for the day,

 

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Barbara replied on Thu, Jan 24 2013 10:58 PM

Denise I like the mactavising  so we can do that, I will have to check out the rest of the block , I meant to do that today but I'm not feeling well think I've picked up a cold .  I will give it a look tomorrow . Barbara

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Barbara replied on Tue, Jan 29 2013 6:26 AM

Hi all,I got my #3 bloc k finished up this morning . I again didn't do the quilting that was done in the class . this came out really good ,I'm very happy with it . If you have any questions just please let me know . Look foward to see what yo all have done with yours . Barbara

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Marie replied on Tue, Jan 29 2013 11:51 AM

Barbara, your block 3 is gorgeous!  Still haven't made my quilt sandwiches and practiced but maybe soon.  I have the Dear GGS's quilt to make before the 28th of Feb.

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Kris replied on Tue, Jan 29 2013 12:32 PM

Barbara:
Hi all,I got my #3 bloc k finished up this morning . I again didn't do the quilting that was done in the class . this came out really good ,I'm very happy with it .

I love it Barbara. Especially the pink and grey areas. I'll never be this good.

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Love it. Your design changes added so much. It really enhances the block. Your travel stitching on the branches is impeccable. What was your experience with mctavishing? Any pointers you would like to give based on your experience with this block? Did you use polyester or cotton thread?

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Barbara replied on Tue, Jan 29 2013 1:31 PM

Denise thanks alot , I used cotton thread arufil 50wt and a 90/14 neddle, I pratice drawing the mactavisihing on paper first, and then did some pratice on a scrap piece. I have only done mactavishing a couple of times and never this much,I was real nervous when I started. I went really slow with  my traveling stitches, I've been going to fast in the past . which caused me to get sloppy when I traveled.

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Barbara replied on Tue, Jan 29 2013 1:33 PM

Kris ,thank you  your are to kind .  I was really nervous when I did the mactavishing .. Barbara

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Barbara replied on Tue, Jan 29 2013 1:34 PM

Marie, thank you , I got your opst in the mail yesterday . just wanted  you to know .. Barbara

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Marie replied on Tue, Jan 29 2013 2:22 PM

Thanks for letting me know, Barbara.

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Here is my block 3. I drew the petals on with gray chalk so that is why the lines are so dark. I hope it all comes out in the wash, lol.

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Julienne replied on Mon, May 27 2013 1:20 PM

Wow Pat, I love it. Great color choices.

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