Borderland Butternut and Blue Project

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Bonita replied on Tue, Oct 16 2012 9:20 PM

Very pretty block, time does not matter, just as long as you got it done.

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Bonita replied on Tue, Oct 16 2012 9:22 PM

judy, love your block and you're lucky it's an easy fix. Love the red too.

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Barbara replied on Tue, Oct 16 2012 11:03 PM

Sukochi ,it s beautiful .I love your colors . good job girl ..

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Kris replied on Wed, Oct 17 2012 12:39 AM

Nice work Sukochi.

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Sukochi replied on Wed, Oct 17 2012 6:47 AM

I wanted a light blue in it, but, did not have a light blue fabric. I learned this trick from a quilt teacher. If fabric is the color you want on the back, use the back. So, I did. That is the back of that fabric. I think it worked just great.

Thanks for the kind words. They mean so much coming from all of you advanced quilters. And, it is always so great to get compliments from your Buds. Thanks, guys.

 

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Barbara replied on Wed, Oct 17 2012 8:16 AM

Sukochi, I have done the same thing a couple of times . That was very creative of you to do that and it worked well. You rock  girl

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Kris replied on Wed, Oct 17 2012 8:47 AM

LaJuan Sukochi Lee:
If fabric is the color you want on the back, use the back. So, I did. That is the back of that fabric. I think it worked just great.

Yes this works really well. I've done it few times in the past and I'm using the "other side" as a background for my current embroidery project.

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Annette replied on Sat, Oct 20 2012 9:58 PM

Hi Barbara/Elaine

I saw the book and some of your blocks during the retreat.   Could you tell me the author and publisher?   I may have to get in on this too (if you don't mind a late starter).

 

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Hi Annette, The author is Barbara Brackman and I got my copy through Amazon. The book is full of historical facts about the part leading up to the burning of Lawrence,Ks. The blocks are challenging but absolutely worth it. Good luck and welcome aboard!

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Barbara replied on Sun, Oct 21 2012 9:09 AM

Annette, WE would love to have you join us, this is a very laid back group and you can work on these at your own leisure .heck I'm running behind myself as of now I need to finish or start the third month .LOL   , You can get this book on Amazon for a good price , Welcome aboard   . Barbara

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Sukochi replied on Sun, Oct 21 2012 12:35 PM

Hi, Annette. Glad to have you join our gruop. It is so much fun. This book is educational as well as having quilt patterns. My DH loved it. He has read every Civil War quilt book I have gotten. Skipping the patterns, of course.

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I think I am getting the hand of the half quarter and quarter triangle! It's beginning to make sense on why there's a difference, and not just another cool ruler to buy. I watched the first episode in series 2000 F&P this morning. They were making 2" blocks out of half squ. triangles, setting them together with quarter square triangles to make a fourth of the block. Suddenly it clicked together. The night before I had been working on block 5 "Kansas Troubles" and could not figure out why it was lopsided! When cutting out the pieces I threw all the triangle in one pile not taking care as to which was which. Note to self: PAY ATTENTION IT MAKES A HUGE DIFFERENCE!

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Sukochi replied on Sun, Oct 21 2012 6:20 PM

Melody, I discovered the same thing. these triangles have "partners". They don't match up to others. It makes a huge difference to know that. Takes the fear out of piecing them, too.

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LaJuan, I could not believe how many times I have watched F&P triangle boot camp and thought what is the big deal! I didn't know what they were trying to get through, then everything just came together. I feel a little more like a real quilter. LOL. I think some of these little techniques are because I am so left handed. I think exactly the opposite of right handed people.

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Annette replied on Sun, Oct 21 2012 9:56 PM

Thanks everyone!    Will get the book ordered.

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