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11  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Quilt Block Swap Round 7 Gallery on: July 16, 2015 12:00:24 AM
You can send now! Smiley

I cut out all the boat fabrics yesterday and this is all the turquoise I had left afterwards Cheesy

Purchase random amount of fabric that turns out to be the EXACT amount of fabric? Winning Grin (though now I'm out of turquoise.. but at least I know where to find more)
12  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Quilt Block Swap Round 7 Gallery on: July 14, 2015 01:10:42 PM
Sorry ladies. This was supposed to be an easy one.

Hehehe... Hehehehehe... Easy paper piecing... Hehehe...
13  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Quilt Block Swap Round 7 Gallery on: July 14, 2015 01:01:09 AM
Lol I hate paper piecing but I love the paper piecing chaos Cheesy
14  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Quilt Block Swap Round 7 Gallery on: July 13, 2015 09:52:34 PM
I think I figured out the problem of the 1 inch measure. Apart from it being easy to ruin it by being off by a smidgen - remember that the black edges need to CENTER PERFECTLY on your ruler's inch mark, not just touch. And use ruler lines inside your ruler, not at the edge.

When the template is 6.5 and still turns out less than 6, I have no clue how that happens. Maybe you trim too short and then use too wide seam allowances? I let the template stay sewn to the block until I've pieced all four together, I think that helps making sure the seam allowances stay a relative size.
15  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Quilt Block Swap Round 7 Gallery on: July 13, 2015 11:06:45 AM
The block looks pretty good, doesn't it! It would look even better if it was the right size, so it could be used with others of the same pattern! >.< I'm sending it anyway, but as a bonus block, not part of the swap amount Smiley
16  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Quilt Block Swap Round 7 Gallery on: July 13, 2015 07:40:07 AM
wow quaggy--you snuck your blocks in behind our backs! Grin

Lovely job...and I really like how you laid out the Maple Leaves...that is going to be a beautiful quilt!

melladh...you pick such nice colors for your blocks...I am guessing that you like blues...Grin.

The 9 patch remains a favorite pattern of mine because you can get so many different looks...love the tan centers...really shows off the blues!



I DO like blues! Though in this swap I just asked for bold colors Cheesy And I love a lot of other colors too, even if my stash might try to say otherwise... Blues are just easy to get loads of in bold colors, with different soft prints. I have some wonderful of deep purples that I almost never get to use in this swap and I never really have any projects for myself to use them in. >_> It's just harder getting good fabrics in many of the other colors. Apparently our retailers really like blue as well I guess Wink Or at least they only like bold colors in blue.

I managed to find ONE lime-ish fabric at the store today though! (and I have a slightly unhealthy love for the color combo with the light purple, though I prefer the same combo with darker, bolder colors. Unhealthy why? Because I'd get sick of it if I had to see it too often, and yet I crave it!)


That's the only light purple they had btw. There was also a single orange fabric, but it's the same one as I already have. Then there were about 20 blues in various shades, and a bunch of dark greens, and dark reds. Smiley I think there were five yellows, in bold, warm tones, or pastelle yellow. No real "lemon" yellow. I DID manage to find a solid turquoise! (the only turquoise in the store) So there will be boats at some point! Cheesy

(oh, and here's a sneak peek of the failed icky-thump)
17  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Quilt Block Swap Round 7 Gallery on: July 13, 2015 12:27:57 AM
I love those batiques. And it's not at all making me feel self-conscious about the batique quilt I bought fabrics for and never got around to making >_<

I see quaggy has sneakily posted pics as well, or at least I missed them! Cheesy This will come together wonderfully. I'm going to have to start calculating. I got a bit overexcited and thought I should do every other garden fence and every other print, but it might turn out a lot larger than I intended!
18  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: Quilt Block Swap Round 7 (Sign Ups through June 30; Sendouts August 31) on: July 12, 2015 11:13:25 PM
I kind of really enjoy watching you talk to yourself AIMR...  Grin

Kind of disproving kbrisons statement about the crazy level Smiley
19  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Quilt Block Swap Round 7 Gallery on: July 12, 2015 06:36:18 AM
I thought I'd try my hand at the icky thump because it's so pretty. I've only cut a quarter of the fabrics for one block yet and I'm already regretting it Cheesy Once upon a time I preferred paper piecing, but then I found the magic of cutting rulers and roll knives, and paper piecing has fallen from my set of abilities. But I shall prevail! For at least one entire block!

 I put you in that group so you could stick with the garden fence block. Cheesy.  But props for trying. Paper piecing is not my strong suit either so I think I'm  saving it for last...

Thank you, the bailout is appreciated! Cheesy I can challenge myself when I know I won't be pressed for it, the garden fence is my backup plan, but the icky thump was so pretty I thought I'd just give it a try. And I've sort of gotten the hang of it, I should be able to make one block in about two hours if i've got all my fabrics selected and stuff laid out. We're almost getting along! Almost...
...
So I print the pattern, gets unsure of whether i remember to tick "original size", measure the inch-square and it looks fine! So off I go. It worked out okay. And then... yeah. It's a 12'' block, not 12.5''. I didn't tick "original size". Measuring the inch-square still had me off enough to measure up to an entire half-inch by the end of it. -.- MEASURE COMPARATORS MORE CAREFULLY! THIS IS WHY KNITTING NEVER WORKS OUT TO SIZE!

I'll probably be making some garden fences during the week Cheesy
20  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Quilt Block Swap Round 7 Gallery on: July 12, 2015 01:46:44 AM
I thought I'd try my hand at the icky thump because it's so pretty. I've only cut a quarter of the fabrics for one block yet and I'm already regretting it Cheesy Once upon a time I preferred paper piecing, but then I found the magic of cutting rulers and roll knives, and paper piecing has fallen from my set of abilities. But I shall prevail! For at least one entire block!
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