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Robin:
Your compass is very pretty.  I love the quilting you did.

Thanks Robin. By the way, I just looked at your gallery. That Baby Hooty Owl quilt is just adorable.


In the beautiful Pacific Northwest!

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Robin replied on Wed, Jan 25 2012 5:34 PM

Thanks, that was a baby present for a friends first Grandchild.

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Joy replied on Sun, Jan 29 2012 10:25 AM

I finally picked up my add-a-quarter ruler and Carol Doak paper over the weekend at a quilt show. Now I'm armed and dangerous! LOL! Now I'm ready to begin an entire paper pieced quilt!

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Kris replied on Mon, Jan 30 2012 12:43 AM

LOL Joy. I love your enthusiasm.

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kim replied on Mon, Jan 30 2012 11:10 AM

Kris -  Is there a way to enlarge the Mariner's Compass pattern to 24" with out the borders? I would like to use it as a center block for a BOM quilt I am trying to finish but can't figue out how to change the pattern.

 

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Kris replied on Mon, Jan 30 2012 2:40 PM

Kim,

do you have a copy centre nearby that can enlarge the pattern for you? This isn't my pattern but if I can re-draw it in EQ I should be able to enlarge it. The pieces may not fit on one sheet of paper though.

I'm at work but I'll see what I can do later tonight or in the morning.

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kim replied on Mon, Jan 30 2012 3:08 PM

Thanks Kris. Can I run it thru a copy machine and enlarge it? If I can what % do I use?

 

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Kris replied on Tue, Jan 31 2012 2:09 AM

Kim,

to enlarge your block use the following formula to determine the enlargement percentage.

(Block size wanted ÷ current block size) × 100

After subtracting the border sizes from the finished size it should work out almost 104% if my calculations are correct.

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Joy replied on Tue, Jan 31 2012 9:49 AM

Thanks Kris! Now I just have to buy fabric! And lots of it!

Last year I decided to not buy any fabric and only use my stash; unless of course I needed to complete a quilt. I don't know that I will ever do that again! LOL! My stash has dwindled down so much that I can't seem to find enough matching fabric for one quilt!

 

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kim replied on Tue, Jan 31 2012 1:47 PM

Kris:

Kim,

to enlarge your block use the following formula to determine the enlargement percentage.

(Block size wanted ÷ current block size) × 100

After subtracting the border sizes from the finished size it should work out almost 104% if my calculations are correct.

 

Thanks Kris! I really appreciate it.

 

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Kris replied on Tue, Jan 31 2012 9:16 PM

Joy:
Last year I decided to not buy any fabric and only use my stash; unless of course I needed to complete a quilt. I don't know that I will ever do that again! LOL! My stash has dwindled down so much that I can't seem to find enough matching fabric for one quilt!

I tried that Joy. In fact I'm still telling myself that but it's not working out really well.

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Kris replied on Wed, Feb 1 2012 2:06 AM

You're welcome Kim.

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Joy replied on Tue, Feb 7 2012 8:10 AM

What paper pieced projects is everyone working on this week? I just found out my LQS has a $3.99 yd clearance sale....hoping to find the materials for my first quilt made entirely from paper piecing! I am also working on hand quilting the MC that I made.

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Sheila replied on Tue, Feb 7 2012 8:59 AM

Joy:

What paper pieced projects is everyone working on this week? I just found out my LQS has a $3.99 yd clearance sale....hoping to find the materials for my first quilt made entirely from paper piecing! I am also working on hand quilting the MC that I made.

Dang it! I have yet to even begin attempting a PP project! Just too much else going on right now. Considering it's winter, I'm baffled as to what happened. Usually that's the time of year I can spend on "me projects" but, it's not working out that way this year. Note to self: Get our the scraps tonight and see what I can come up with!! What's an easy starter block/project?? Need ideas folks.

 

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Barbara replied on Tue, Feb 7 2012 11:47 AM

I am hopeing to do the pattern next that Kris has put on here , but I have to do some ( yuk ) house cleaning first  LOL  Barbara

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