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All the color values really do make the blocks look different.

I'm 2/3 of the way to a table runner ...

Hummm thinking.. if you elongate the blocks it might make a nice mug rug.

I love that you do not have to trim(square up) blocks between layers....just iron and carry on.


Sew Happy Patty...I think you get a Gold Star and A Blue Star for teaching such a wonderful class...a such a speedy class well delivered....


May
"In Michigan"
 
Posts: 9916 | Location: Michigan,up North,the west side of Perfect | Registered: Sep 14, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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TY Big Grin
I think that the next to the last print is too light. But I do really like the others.

I like the 2-fabric blocks too! There's just so many good possibilities with this!
 
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I finished mine. I just used the new block to add as the size for the block. Finished block ended up 8 3/4", not much to trim down. The technique is awesome Smile thanks for the class!
 
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As I added each newe piece I aligned it as best I could with the one already done. I found that mine skewed out of shape a bit.
The next time I pressed the triangles, I first squared-up the block to the next piece and the following pieces lined up beautifully.
See how the center ones are a bit off kilter. At this point I squared up the block to the next piece.

 
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Quiltbea, Your block looks like a window looking out onto the garden, I like it.
 
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Hey Nicki...you didn't use your ripper once tonight woo hoo.....

quiltbea...nice colors...


May
"In Michigan"
 
Posts: 9916 | Location: Michigan,up North,the west side of Perfect | Registered: Sep 14, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Here's my finished block with the errors.
My question is, what should I square up this final block so I get an 8" finished blocks?

Mine is approx 8 3/4" but I THINK I need it to be 9" to get an 8" finished block if I use half inch seams. I must have sewn the last seam a little too deep.

Help!

 
Posts: 13275 | Location: Southwestern Maine Zone 5 U.S.A. | Registered: Dec 20, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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just got the laptop from DH I made him his own Facebook page now I have a hard time getting on my laptop.

WOW I love the blocks. As soon as I get in the sewing room I want to put my block together.

Sewhappy thanks for hosting tonights PJ Party.


SUE B

The smallest Cross in the corner is the one you put in the room.

I hope all our daily ups and downs are with needle and thread.

COF 2007 http://www2.snapfish.com/snapf...BRAND_NAME=snapfish/
 
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What an industrious crowd tonight. Love all of the pictures and it looks like a fun technique. Will make note of the measurements and notes and try it out this week.

Here are some stars for all of you Big Grin.

Star Star Star Star Star
Star Star Star Star Star
 
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quiltbea...my first block I used a full 1/4" seam and came out 8 3/4 ...my 2nd block I used a scant 1/4" seam and came out an 1/8" less than a 9" block...I don't think there is a need to trim these blocks if they all come out 8 3/4 ...unless in putting a quilt top together there is something I'll learn as I go that others have already learned....maybe Sew Happy knows more...


May
"In Michigan"
 
Posts: 9916 | Location: Michigan,up North,the west side of Perfect | Registered: Sep 14, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Here is mine and it's 6 1/2"...I think I need to add another round! It's fun and easy and I'm sure the next one won't look so crooked!

Thanks, teach! Smile


http://hexagonswap.blogspot.com/

For donated quilts for the kids, check out the photos at
http://kc1930.blogspot.com/201...-pictures-below.html


 
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Looks like the Maine people are a little to the left, lol! Oh Quiltbea, we need to push over to the right! Smile


http://hexagonswap.blogspot.com/

For donated quilts for the kids, check out the photos at
http://kc1930.blogspot.com/201...-pictures-below.html
 
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I think they are supposed to come out to 9", but I think whatever size yours comes out to would be just fine as long as they are all the same.

There was a lady on Simple Quilts once that said everyone had their own personal measurement, she had some name for it but I can't think of it now. Anyway, what she meant was that everyone's comes out a little different.


Keep calm and carry on

Life is good!!!
Patty (KD0ICU)
In God We Trust


http://s77.photobucket.com/albums/j66/PattyannC/
 
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Mine measured out to be approx. 8 3/4" I had to square it up just a tad.


Nicki



 
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Looks like the Maine people are a little to the left, lol! Oh Quiltbea, we need to push over to the right! Smile


LOL...and where were those Bells you were gonna' wear tonight...you're just a tad off center maybe..wink wink...love your colors in that block...striking


May
"In Michigan"
 
Posts: 9916 | Location: Michigan,up North,the west side of Perfect | Registered: Sep 14, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I'm one who likes her blocks to be all the right size. If they all come out a hair within 8 3/4" I won't worry about it when I sew them together with 1/2" seams.

KC....Mine skewed because I didn't square it up the first ones to the size of the next square. I just laid the piece on top and sewed my seams even with the main block being a little bit off. I thought to square up too late. If they are squared up each time, they should come out nice and even.

Hey, I notice you've got lime green in that pretty block.

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All tonite's block are lookin' good.

SewHappy....Thanks for a great class. It was easy and didn't take long to finish the block. You did good!
 
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There was a lady on Simple Quilts once that said everyone had their own personal measurement, she had some name for it but I can't think of it now. Anyway, what she meant was that everyone's comes out a little different.


That was Marti Michell..its in her earlier books...I think the book "For People Who Still Don't Have Time to Quilt" I always remember that..consistency is more important than that scant seam...


May
"In Michigan"
 
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this blog had a review of a pineapple explosion variation and a video. http://razzledazzlequilter.blo...apple-explosion.html
 
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I am tryin to shrink pic
 
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Mary Ellen Hopkins would share her theory of Personal Private Measurement (PPM) on Simply Quilts. Emphasizing that even if you don't have an exact 1/4" seam, that is ok, as long as you are consistent Smile.
 
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Sew Happy Thanks for the great class.

Found my camera. Have been tryin to shrink this pic. I think I'll quit and try again tomorrow.
 
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That's the one Lisa that I was trying to think of. She was a fun lady to watch.

You're welcome everyone. I had fun doing the class.


Keep calm and carry on

Life is good!!!
Patty (KD0ICU)
In God We Trust


http://s77.photobucket.com/albums/j66/PattyannC/
 
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try this site for resizing pics: http://www.resize.it/resize-portrait-photo.html

step 1 - browse for the pic in your pictures
step 2 - don't change any of the measurements
step 3 - press okay, wait for it to come up, takes a few secs
step 5 - right click on the image with your mouse and select Save Picture As
step 6 - name it

come here, select 'add attachment'. search for what u named it, open. and hit "post now"
 
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Sew Happy, thanks for teaching this class. I didn't get to come on Friday - to much going on in my life. I'm hoping to follow along and make a block this weekend. It looks so simple, you did a great job teaching. Sorry I missed out on the yummy treats, but thanks for sharing your recipe!
 
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Well, shucks!! I messed around and missed the class last night! Frown I love that pattern, though, so I'm gonna make one today just to see how it works.

Thanks, Sew Happy, for a wonderful lesson.


www.floridafarmgirlsworld.blogspot.com


Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain.
 
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I'm sorry I missed the party. I had SIX grandkids last night, ages 10 to 8 months. I just couldn't get on the computer with the little one around. I've made my block this morning and later when I get my camera, I'll post a pic. Thanks for the class Sew Happy.





In order to see the rainbow, first you must endure the rain.

 
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ttt for those who missed the party Friday. Wink

Here's the block I worked on after the party. I messed up in the center when I didn't alternate the colors correctly when I cut out the squares. I do like the way it looks, but the effect in the center isn't right, is it? Roll Eyes

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~karen Wave


pineapple2x
 
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Sew Happy, this was great!!!! I didn't play along with you but I sure did copy it. Pineapples have always intimidated me. You made it easy. Good job!!!!!
 
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Wildcatmom - I like it!

One the other thread something was mentioned about the bias edges on the outside - so I've been wondering if you cut the blocks on the bias the outside edges would be on the straight of grain.

Cut 1st (center) square on grain. The rest on the bias. As you cut each on the diagonal, the outside edges will be straight grain.
 
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Wildcatmom Very nice!
 
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Wildcatmom - I like it!

One the other thread something was mentioned about the bias edges on the outside - so I've been wondering if you cut the blocks on the bias the outside edges would be on the straight of grain.

Cut 1st (center) square on grain. The rest on the bias. As you cut each on the diagonal, the outside edges will be straight grain.

Thanks,Smile
Wondered that, too. Might just have to do some experimenting.


~karen Wave
 
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Aunt Jo...where's yours?


~karen Wave
 
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Thank you Mandy Thank you Mandy !!!

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Oh, pretty!

...and good job on the photo, too. Smile


~karen Wave
 
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I had someone drop in Fri night so I joined the party just as it was winding down. I made the block after most of you were in bed gone to bed (at least in this area). I finished it and it came out great. I love it. So Happy THANK YOU so much. The directions are great, you are a wonderful teacher.
 
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Here's mine. It is 8 3/4 too.
Again, Patty, thanks.

 
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Wildcat...I think it is real pretty,don't know whether it is right or wrong...so it must be just right.

Gosh...Chlynn that is real pretty,love that blue.


Love all the blocks and salute all the efforts..


May
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Thanks, May.
Wildcat, I like your block. I really like taht purple.
 
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Golly, everyone's blocks turned out so pretty. I loved this class!!!


Nicki



 
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All the blocks are great and the directions sound like I could handle them! Can't wait to get home this week and try to make some blocks.
 
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I thought I was on this thread but I was on the other one when I posted a pic of my block. I'll see if I can copy the pic. Yeah!!! It worked. I still need to press the block. I'm thinking about making it into a small flag with either some borders or 3 more blocks.

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In order to see the rainbow, first you must endure the rain.



 
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I know this is really silly, but could someone post a picture of a Pineapple Quilt layout?? I had a lot of fun making the square and thought it would make a cool quilt, but I can't picture what it would look like. Thanks Pat
 
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It's so good to hear so many positive comments about the class, thank you. Sorry a few of you had a bad start or had wonky squares but I think everyone did a great job. Maybe someday we'll see something bigger made out of them.

Patty J, I Googled pineapple quilts and pictures of them came up.

When I show it this weekend I will tell them that the blocks will come out to 8 3/4" rather than 9".


Thanks again for being such a good class!


Keep calm and carry on

Life is good!!!
Patty (KD0ICU)
In God We Trust


http://s77.photobucket.com/albums/j66/PattyannC/
 
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Here it is


Keep calm and carry on

Life is good!!!
Patty (KD0ICU)
In God We Trust


http://s77.photobucket.com/albums/j66/PattyannC/
 
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Thank you for reposting this tute...I think I surely need to try this sometime!
 
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Oh WOW! I was wondering when we started the PJ parties and how it could be 7 p.m. Minnesota time NOW! LOL
 
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Sherry, I did the exact same thing. I thought...how in the world did I miss the posting of a P.J. on Friday & WOW, it's already started & there are already 3 pages of party time already. LOL!!!


Nicki



 
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you are all sew creative. Love your pretties
 
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