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11  Re: Quilt Block Swap Round 5 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Melladh on: January 31, 2014 01:43:27 AM
Looking great Sloth Cheesy

I just wanted to share how awesome the firey celtic twist centers are looking, all on their own. If I didn't have white cats I'd be tempted to make a ton of centers like these and put together, without the edges Cheesy Maybe with just a black edge around each. Could be a really cool late autumn table runner.

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12  Re: Quilt Block Swap Round 5 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Melladh on: January 23, 2014 02:21:51 AM
I haven't started yet, but I wanted to share the star I made from the scraps of the autumn star last round Smiley There were just so many perfect looking little triangles of white and autumnal, and they were this exact amount! (just had to add the squares)

It's about 7 inches, and adorable. No idea what to make with it yet.

I'm hoping to get started on donnies' hexies tonight Smiley

(also the dishwasher installation was a success, wohoo! with about an eighth of an inch to spare between the dishwasher door and the radiator!)
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13  Re: Quilt Block Swap Round 5 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Melladh on: January 19, 2014 05:02:58 AM
Group 1:

carolmb - Dresden Plate – scrappy with white background

kbrison - any paper pieced blocks - bright rainbow colors (with white background if needed)

sloth003 - any Circle of Geese - black background, fires foreground

danynn - Celtic twist - black background, fires foreground

Group 3:

carolmb – Celtic twist - solid or small patterned green on solid white

alwaysinmyroom – French braid by sloth in greys, yellow, and green, all with white details - and white background

kbrison – any star - yellow and blue (i.e. – French provincial) - gilded brass & dusty velvet blue

donniesgirl – Hexing Around – white background + this scheme
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14  "Loglike" quilt block pattern in Quilting: Completed Projects by Melladh on: January 08, 2014 08:22:27 AM
I'm posting pattern instructions here for this block that I don't have a name for. Smiley I call it "loglike", because you can arrange them the same way as with log cabins.

For more variety, you can can arrange each sub-block individually rather than my full version here, but I've written down this pattern for the Quilt Block Swap 5, which aims for 12.5'' blocks Smiley

So, let's begin!

For each block, you'll be making four of these.

OF EACH fabric, per sub-block, cut:
3 pcs 2,5'' square
1 pc 2,5'' x 6.5''

Take one of each color square and sew diagonally across. This makes the center bit. Cut off excess fabric and press.

Sew one square of "opposing" color to two sides of this piece, according to the picture, and press. That makes the middle strip.

For the left and right strips: Take one rectangle and one square of opposing color, and match up along the edge. Sew diagonally according to the picture, cut off excess fabric, and press. Repeat for the other rectangle.

Put together according to the picture of the sub-block.

Make four sub-blocks, and put together according to the larger picture.
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15  Re: Quilt Block Swap Round 5? in New Swap Theme Ideas by Melladh on: December 31, 2013 03:36:46 PM
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16  Re: Quilt Block Swap Round 4 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Melladh on: October 26, 2013 10:42:14 AM
Craft fair today, I tried getting some fabrics more aligned with my experience of this swap, but I ended up with mainly me-fabrics anyway Cheesy Hopefully it'll be usable for round five though, whenever that happens! (look, some of these are neither jewel toned nor black!)

(I sort of derailed in this one quilt stand and bought all of these, then behaved and bought no more fabrics because I don't have any money left Cheesy )
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17  Re: Quilt Block Swap Round 4 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Melladh on: August 18, 2013 05:35:26 AM
My first paintbox is up!

Here's my modified cutting scheme, in case anyone's interested (not to scale! just an illustration!)

Worked with stacking two colors, just like in the instructions. I started by cutting the two 7x3 and 8x6 sections from each fabric, then stacked each size with its partner fabric for easier cutting. From the 7x3 I cut a 7x1.75 strip, resulting in both outer strips being done.

Then I stacked the 8x6 fabrics, and cut a 3x6 strip. Leaving the fabrics in place after the cut, I sliced myself a 1.75x8 strip (giving me 5x1.75 and 3x1.75).

I removed those two newly cuts, and sliced the fabrics still lying in place for a 1.25 strip as well. Again I removed the newly sliced 1.25's, and also the 3x3 square bit at the bottom.

Then the remaining bit gets a 1.75 strip sliced off, and we've got all our pieces! And saved almost enough fabric for an entire second pair of blocks... Smiley
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18  Re: Quilt Block Swap Round 4 (Sign Ups Closed, Sendouts 9/30) in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by Melladh on: August 17, 2013 11:13:37 AM
Ok. Due to my poor math skills. My questionnaire and what is expected are confusing. Sorry.

Here's a pic of what I have in my head.

Six sets of 6.5 inch blocks. In random scrappy colours. Hope this clears things for groups one and three. Happy sewing. Wink

Reading the pattern I see what you did there. As all strips are just as long, the pieces for the layers are interchangable. You seem to have used all the slim strips in one layer instead of mixing slim and fat. So while a block is supposed to have one layer consisting of "slim, slim, fat, fat" you've done all slim on one and all fat on the other.
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19  Re: Quilt Block Swap Round 4 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Melladh on: July 23, 2013 11:04:01 PM

Group 2

EllaRain – Garden Fence (happy colors with white “fence”, compare this and that - measurements in PM)

jungrrl – Starflower (vintage-y pastels & white)

Fontiua – French braid type with corners (purples, teals, blacks, grays, whites)

Sparkledust – strip block - amount of strips not restricted (pastels)

Group 3

sloth003 - Oh Fransson's Paint Box (scrappy) refer to this

donniesgirl - Wee Scottie 10.5'' (white background, black pattern dog, plaid/checked bow tie with red in it)

EnginerdLisa - Garden Fence 10.5'' (greens with white “fence”)

FoxyMama – Four Patch Star (Autumn colors with cream background)

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20  Re: Quilt Block Swap Round 4 (Sign Ups 7/1-7/31, Sendouts 9/30) in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by Melladh on: July 06, 2013 06:36:57 AM
Since I'm continuing from last swap, I thought I'd provide a photo of the blocks I got last time! Man, it's hard to get colors looking right  Lips sealed

Unfortunately it's not so much of a sunny pic as a semi-cloudy-and-in-the-shade pic...
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