Block 40: Courthouse Steps, p. 28

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Kay Posted: Sat, Jan 30 2010 3:48 PM

Block 40:  Courthouse Steps, p. 28

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First again to post! This paper piecing is hard when the lines are long.  I just like the short one.  This had long lines and it was harder to keep it straight.  I guess my courthouse steps have flowers growing up the walk!

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Kris replied on Fri, Feb 5 2010 5:51 PM

So very pretty.

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gini replied on Fri, Feb 5 2010 6:05 PM

very nice,  is the flowered fabric one of the ones your daughter picked? i like it too.  gini

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very nice tattinglady.  I will get caught up but dh made me a matching shelf unit that became the L on my sewing table and have spent the last couple of days painting it so my room is in a bit of a mess but it is done and just curing.  I was going to look into getting one of those cutting mat/ironing boards to use on it but from what I have read they are not all they are cracked up to be.  Many comments are about how they warp or come unglued.  I was hoping to put my full size ironing board away but am having second thoughts.  Do any of you gals use one?

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Kris replied on Fri, Feb 5 2010 6:21 PM

Marilyn,

if you're talking about the boards that have cutting mat on one side and ironing pad on the other I have one. It hasn't come unglued but it is warped. The middle now has a mound and my rulers will no longer lie flat on it. The ironing surface also became discoloured very easily.

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gini replied on Fri, Feb 5 2010 6:43 PM

marilyn, i have had one for a couple of years now.   i haven't had a problem.  it's just like new.  i use it for classes and i have it here at the house. it is always on a flat surface or folded up.   i haven't used the ironing board part as much,  so that part hasn't been given a real work out.   the cutting surface is used a lot.   i don't think i would like it for my only cutting mat and ironing board.   too small for me.    

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Nana replied on Fri, Feb 5 2010 7:30 PM

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Another very pretty block.

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gini:

very nice,  is the flowered fabric one of the ones your daughter picked? i like it too.  gini

Yes it is.  She did a good job and bought 1/4 lengths of each one.  I'm doing okay with them so far, but may need for her to get more.  I'm mixing what I had bought with what she bought and it is a good mix.  She found a good LQS there and they had a good line of fabrics.  I'm going to wait until I see her again to choose my sashing.  I thought I had something that would work but it doesn't look too good when I put the blocks on it.  So there is no hurry.  i will  be going to Little Rock in May for sure for graduation of my twins.  I guess I won't need it before then!

 

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gini:

marilyn, i have had one for a couple of years now.   i haven't had a problem.  it's just like new.  i use it for classes and i have it here at the house. it is always on a flat surface or folded up.   i haven't used the ironing board part as much,  so that part hasn't been given a real work out.   the cutting surface is used a lot.   i don't think i would like it for my only cutting mat and ironing board.   too small for me.    

I read a lot of reviews and it seems that it is either loved or hated.  I wanted it more for the ironing surface but I think I will just stick to my cutting matt and ironing board

 

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I forget the order we were supposed to do them in so am going thru my marked squares alphabetically.  Here is the next one on my list.

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gini replied on Tue, Feb 9 2010 5:53 PM

wow,  pretty in pink.   gini

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Nana replied on Tue, Feb 9 2010 8:22 PM

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Very pretty in pink.   Lovely,

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Kris replied on Tue, Feb 9 2010 8:37 PM

Gorgeous block Marilyn.

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