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ls2116 replied on Wed, Sep 11 2013 9:37 PM

I'm not sure if my fabric will work and haven't had time to post any pics but i'm either going with solids again or a van gogh looking print and blue irises that i found at joann'. Tomorrow i have more running errands with DH and probably will not be able to cut fabric till next week.

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Susie replied on Thu, Sep 12 2013 9:28 AM

I think I'm making 2 of them. I have a second set of fabrics because I couldn't decide. I have the one with the flowers/orange/pink cut. Just need to get the other one cut. Maybe tonight...but I'm out of town for the weekend, so I won't get started on stitching until Monday

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txsueh replied on Thu, Sep 12 2013 12:30 PM

I have saved the instructions for some of the past Mysteries, but have not found the time to participate.  I hope to keep up with this one.

Look what I found in my stash!!!  Green will be the background.   I have plenty of all except fabric #1.  I only have about 2 1/4 yards.  If I am very careful, will this be enough??

 

 

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Nana replied on Thu, Sep 12 2013 1:31 PM

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If you are using the regular method of doing HSTs you will need 2 yds and 12ins of fabric to be able to cut all the pieces.    If you are using the Strip Tube ruler method you will be able to get all of your strips out of the 2 1/4 yd.

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txsueh replied on Thu, Sep 12 2013 1:58 PM

Whew!  I had planned to use the strip tube method.   Thanks, Nana

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Oooh, oooh, oooh!  I'm still with you Nana!  So excited I made it to the second step. LOL 👍😀

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ls2116 replied on Sat, Sep 14 2013 12:33 PM

Still trying to decide which fabric to use.  I don't think my blue irises will work well so i came up with these in my stash and still might change my mind.

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ls2116 replied on Sat, Sep 14 2013 1:38 PM

I'm really falling behind now , i'm stll deciding on fabric and step 2 is up and i'm fumbling with computer trying to print the instructions windows 8 so much different from my other computer.

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Marie replied on Sat, Sep 14 2013 2:13 PM

Nana, I plan on using Jenny Doan's method of sewing 2 fabrics right sides together with 1/4" around all sides, cut diagonally both ways to make 4 half square triangles all at once.  I've been trying out different measurements to get them to measure 3.5" unfinished squares.  What works for me is cutting my strips 5.5" wide and then sub-cut into 5.5" squares.  When I finish sewing I get 4 almost perfect,, maybe a sliver over, 3.5" unfinished square.   

My question to you is, how many units in each combination in step 2 will we need (math challenged) and is the 3.5" unfinished block correct?  I went back and read because I thought it was mentioned but I couldn't find it.

You could watch the video on Utube of her method.

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Marie replied on Sat, Sep 14 2013 2:25 PM

I should've added that I know I'll be working with bias on the edges but I will be careful and hope for the best.

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Nana replied on Sat, Sep 14 2013 2:49 PM

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You will need          378 fab#1/background         84 fab#2/background        84 fab #1/fab #2

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Marie replied on Sat, Sep 14 2013 3:20 PM

Sorry Nana, read it wrong!  I was thinking triangles not blocks.  Thanks.  Will they all be 3.5" squares?

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Nana replied on Sat, Sep 14 2013 5:43 PM

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Yes the HSTs squares should come out to be 3.5" squares.

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Marie replied on Sat, Sep 14 2013 6:07 PM

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Marie

Yes the HSTs squares should come out to be 3.5" squares.

Thank you Nana.  I washed and ironed my fabric, I'll get started tomorrow, not a night time quilter, need the daylight to function.

 

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Ok, I'm ready to start sewing!

As you can see, I have extras on all but the background 3.5 squares. That's because I goofed and cut a strip wrong at the start. LOL

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