Questions about Step 1?

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Sandy H. Posted: Thu, Apr 19 2012 8:23 PM

Please limit posts in this area to questions only about Step 1.

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MNcarol replied on Thu, Apr 19 2012 11:57 PM

Are there specific pressing directions that go along with this step?

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jlh replied on Fri, Apr 20 2012 12:02 AM

is there any rhyme or reason for placement of darks and lights in these four-patch blocks?

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Marilyn B replied on Fri, Apr 20 2012 5:24 AM

Puzzle Piecer:

is there any rhyme or reason for placement of darks and lights in these four-patch blocks?

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My question too, or do we just throw our squares into a bag and pull?  I am not sure if I have a wide enough range of dark to light to do all of the 96 squares.  Should I cut more light?

 

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Sandy H. replied on Fri, Apr 20 2012 5:28 AM

Hi Carol,

No pressing instructions.

  

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Sandy H. replied on Fri, Apr 20 2012 5:31 AM

Marilyn B:

Puzzle Piecer:

is there any rhyme or reason for placement of darks and lights in these four-patch blocks?

Thank You!

My question too, or do we just throw our squares into a bag and pull?  I am not sure if I have a wide enough range of dark to light to do all of the 96 squares.  Should I cut more light?

 

 

Puzz;e Piecer and Marilyn,

Put them in a bag and pull them out one at a time.  That's what I did and only rejected a piece if it was the same fabric/color as the one I was stitching it to.

Marilyn, if your background is light you will be fine with fewer lights.  If you are using a darker background, you could add more lights but by the time we get it all together it probably won't make a difference.

  

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Marilyn B replied on Fri, Apr 20 2012 5:44 AM

Thank you Sandy.  I will just go with what I have then and see where it takes me.

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jlh replied on Fri, Apr 20 2012 8:02 AM

Thanks, Sandy...random it is!

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When I started putting my squares together..I was having a rough time with just pulling two different blocks and putting them together..After about six blocks I gave into my desire to have them in a certain order... Now Im wondering if I have messed myself up... I am half way done with Step 1.. Do you think I should set aside these blocks that I made all the same....and try again at mixing it up???? Does it matter either way... if they are none repeating or repeaters? Thanks for your time and input...

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Sandy H. replied on Sun, Apr 22 2012 9:00 PM

Hi Jen,

You will end up with a controlled scrappy by making your blocks all the same.  If you want to be a little less controlled, you could do the rest of your 4-patches totally scrappy and mix them in with the ones you have already done. 

On the other hand, your background is kind of busy, so the more controlled 4-patches may work out better.  It's really up to you if you want the controlled scrappy or just say "What the Heck!" and go scrappy.

  

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Thanks Sandy that helps alot... :)  I will go ahead and keep what I have done and move on from there. :) :)

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Sandy

Would this pattern lend itself to a smaller quilt? If I cut fewer blocks, can I then just add borders to get it to the size I want? Or will this throw the whole pattern off?


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Annie replied on Mon, Apr 23 2012 10:07 AM

Sandy, 

HELP

I have cut and sewn my 2 1/2 "squares and because I cut them from a charm pack, they are all just short of squaring up to a full 4 1/2" block.  I want to square them out to all be the same size but will of course field a smaller block.  How might that affect remaining instructions?

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Sylvia replied on Mon, Apr 23 2012 6:23 PM

Sandy,

I hope this is the correct place to ask this question.

I was looking at some of the "chat" posts that said we are supposed to be using a scant 1/4" .  I didn't see this on the instructions so mine are not a scant 1/4".

How is this going to work with the background squares.  Or have I messed them all up already?  ;~D

I haven't checked to see if my 4 patches are 4-1/2" yet and I haven't squared any of them up yet.

Thanks for your help.

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Sandy H. replied on Mon, Apr 23 2012 6:34 PM

Judy T-Bellingham:

Sandy

Would this pattern lend itself to a smaller quilt? If I cut fewer blocks, can I then just add borders to get it to the size I want? Or will this throw the whole pattern off?

 

What size are you wanting?

  

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