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Sheila replied on Fri, Sep 13 2013 5:46 PM

So now I am making 3 MQ9's!   My 16-year-old daughter didn't like one of my fabric combos, so she dived into my stash and, 30 seconds later, she came up with this combo...I was impressed with her choice! 

The darker floral is going to be the background, so Nana, you got at least one quilt in the making that will be reversed darks and lights. 

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Nana replied on Fri, Sep 13 2013 6:00 PM

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I like her choices.  This is going to be really pretty.

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Nana replied on Fri, Sep 13 2013 6:03 PM

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You can use flannel if you want.

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Nana replied on Fri, Sep 13 2013 6:10 PM

MTAnn:

So ALL of the HST should finish at 3"? or just the 3 1/2" HST squares?  HELP!  Where do the 3 1/2" squares come into play???  I don't have any 3 7/8" squares of Fabric 2...did I cut wrong???  I'm so confused.

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Background:       Cut 7 Strips at 3 1/2". Cut strips into 84 3 1/2" squares. 

Cut 21 strips at 3 7/8". Cut strips into 210 3 7/8" squares.

Fabric #1:            Cut 21 strips at 3 7/8". Cut strips into 210 3 7/8" squares.

Fabric #2:            Cut 7 strips at 3 1/2". Cut strips into 84 3 1/2" squares.

Cut 9 strips at 3 7/8". Cut strips into 84 3 7/8" squares.

 

You should have 9 strips cut at 3 7/8" of fabric #2  that is then cut into 84  3 7/8" squares.  These squares will be used as described in step 2 to make HST units.    These will be 3 1/2" when completed at this stage.    The 3 1/2" squares that were cut will be used later in the process.   Just set those aside for now.

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Debbie replied on Fri, Sep 13 2013 6:43 PM

Sheila:
The darker floral is going to be the background, so Nana, you got at least one quilt in the making that will be reversed darks and lights. 

Sheila - mine is going to be reversed, also.  where are you from in Montana, spent 4 years in Great Falls at Malstrom AFB.  love the Big Sky country, except the cold winters!

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

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Sheila replied on Fri, Sep 13 2013 8:35 PM

Hi Debbie,

I'm in Billings, MT...the flat prairie half of this big, ol' state.  Born and raised here, and lived all my life here (except for 20 short years in Olympia, WA!), but I have only been to Great Falls once when I was a kid.

Can't wait to see how our reversed quilts look!  At least, if I don't like it, I will have 2 more MQ9's that are the "right" way!

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Ok, one more time.....

If I am using the tube method....do I only cut the 3 7/8 at 3" or do I cut ALL strips at 3"? :P

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Nana replied on Sat, Sep 14 2013 7:20 AM

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The only thing you cut at 3" is the 3 7/8" strips.    You still need to cut the 3 1/2" strips as stated in the instructions.   Those squares will be used later.  

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dardar replied on Sat, Sep 14 2013 7:24 AM

She did a great job. Which is your background fabric? I have not picked fabric and am considering using a darker fabric for the background.  I need to get picking before I get too far behind.

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Valerie replied on Sat, Sep 14 2013 9:04 AM

I want to thank whoever first posted about using the tube method. I think it was you Nana but whoever it was, THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! When I first read "...504 HST" I wanted to cry. I gave it a try last night with scraps and the method is pure genius! No more tears! Ha ha

 

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Linda replied on Sat, Sep 14 2013 9:16 AM

I'm using the tube method. Now in the process of sewing them up. Cut HST on one tube using a 4 1/2" sq ruler and it worked perfectly. This is so much better than doing a square at a time. I second the THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!  Since the square ruler works so well, I'm glad I didn't spend money on the tube ruler.

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Tami Paul replied on Sat, Sep 14 2013 9:21 AM

I haven't had a chance to try the tube method yet. I finished up quilting MQ8 yesterday. Just need to square up and bind. And it will be done yea! then I will be able to get to my table and do some cutting. I am thinking about doing test with some scrap first to make sure I have it all correct. Not sure how much I will get done today, every voted on having bbq at my house as son is heading back to Portland tomorrow. So, I get to clean house, make salads, cake, etc and then "they" ( the voting party) will show up. 

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MTAnn replied on Sat, Sep 14 2013 11:04 AM

Thank you!  Sorry I'm so dense...I just need to write these directions so I can get them straight in my head I guess.

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Nana replied on Sat, Sep 14 2013 2:52 PM

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You are welcome.  Is there anything else that I can help you with?

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Sarah replied on Sat, Sep 14 2013 7:33 PM

I'm doing the math and it does not compute for me.  I have cut 210  3 7/8" squares of fabric #1 and background fabric.  You say in step 2 I need to use 231 squares of background and fabric #1.  Is step 2 wrong or step 1 wrong?  I'm thinking 378 divided by 2 is 189 plus 84 divided by 2 is 42.  Add 189 and 42 and you get 231.

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