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Amy replied on Fri, Sep 6 2013 7:30 AM

I'm ok with trying to make this.  I actually have this on my to do list for hexies.

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Kris replied on Fri, Sep 6 2013 1:00 PM

Frances,

I like the curved effect on this one. I think it would be a great opportunity in skill building.

PS: I like working with curves.

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Donna B replied on Fri, Sep 6 2013 7:03 PM

Frances:

Okay Girls,

This is the challenge do you feel up to doing this one next month http://lilysquilts.blogspot.co.uk/2011/07/hexalong-curved-seams.html if you dont thats fine we will do another if most can do it (make the template that is ) and a couple cant i can always make extra templaates and send them to you. Please let me know it wont offend but i dont want to push anyone into something they are not comfortable with.

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Frances, I'll try it...but I may not get to it next month.  As you know, I am always running behind the pack.

 

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Frances replied on Sat, Sep 7 2013 11:51 AM

Donna,

Dont worry this is a whenever quilt, which means no timescale just do as and when you want no hassle with this one, this is one very chilled out quilt.

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gini replied on Sat, Sep 7 2013 6:21 PM

i haven't been over here in a while.   frances that curved EPP is very cool

i have a question.    have you seen the pickle dish at the back of the new The Quilter Magazine?   i would  like to make it, but i can't find the pickle pattern they are using.   i would like to paper piece it,   has anyone paper pieced a pickle dish?   i'll try to hunt up the pattern so you can see what i'm contemplating. 

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gini replied on Sat, Sep 7 2013 6:29 PM

i can't find it online.  has anyone drafted their own pickle dish, and is it hard?

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Donna B replied on Sat, Sep 7 2013 9:37 PM

Gini, I think Kris has.  That is, paper-pieced a pickle dish pattern.  I don't know about drafting her own...

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Donna B:

 

Yes, I'll give it a go!  I needed a compass anyway.

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Kris replied on Sun, Sep 8 2013 1:44 PM

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Gini, I think Kris has.  That is, paper-pieced a pickle dish pattern.  I don't know about drafting her own...

I designed my own pickle dish. After I got the dimensions (for working with Inklingo; 12 inch rings) I used EQ to do my design. Te centres are 8.5 inches then the arcs added around them. I'm hand piecing it though. 

I paper pieced a New York Beauty (the one used for this group's avatar) but hand piecing is faster as I can do one continuous seam on the arcs.

 

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gini replied on Sun, Sep 8 2013 10:49 PM

Perhaps, kris, I could have a tutorial on drafting a pattern at retreat,   I'll bring the picture of the quilt.   Hand piecing sounds like a great idea. I haven't had a hand pieced project since Sylvia.

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Kris replied on Mon, Sep 9 2013 12:52 PM

I'm not sure if what I do is drafting but I'll be happy to help you any way I can. I usually draw on paper (not very well) to get my idea down. Then I draw on graph paper which helps with measurements. Then I take the whole thing to EQ. If the pattern is square with square blocks I can skip the drawing and go straight to EQ.

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gini and Kris, if you are talking about the Branson retreat, I wish to be included in this.  As well as have gini help me with the stems on applique.  Can hardly wait!

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Kris replied on Wed, Sep 11 2013 6:16 PM

Sorry Melody. We're talking about the retreat in Oregon next month. I won't be making it to Branson.

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i am sad.  But have fun!!!!

 

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gini replied on Thu, Sep 12 2013 11:16 PM

I'll help you with your stems, melody.    

Kris, I should have realized you were using your quilt program.   I think I can find something online to help

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