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21  Re: Is this going to be ridiculously difficult? in Quilting: Discussion and Questions by KatherineEmma on: August 26, 2007 12:11:02 PM
Ok, third quarter done. Looks a bit wonky because it needs pressing, although I did mess up one of the squares. I'm too quilted-out to go back and unpick it just yet though.

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22  Re: Is this going to be ridiculously difficult? in Quilting: Discussion and Questions by KatherineEmma on: August 15, 2007 07:54:19 PM
Couple more big ones done:





And here's the first half to recap:

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23  Re: Is this going to be ridiculously difficult? in Quilting: Discussion and Questions by KatherineEmma on: July 28, 2007 11:50:25 PM
Could you tell me how you got all your squares to block together so nicely? Was is careful measuring or was it just a few sized blocks that you knew would fit later?

Pure luck  Wink

There are 3 different sizes of block - a 3 x 3, a 6 x 6 and a 12 x 12 - and I drew out a design before I started...



You could probably wing it and just randomly throw blocks together as you go, but I find it a lot easier to work to a plan.

I also gave myself an extra large seam allowance on the strips I knew were going to be around the outside edges to I'd have some room to make adjustments if I'd messed up anywhere along the way.

Honestly, I think with it being so...uh...'visually agressive'  Grin if your seams are a bit off, no-one is likely to notice.

If you do end up making yourself one, I'd love to see the pics. Let me know how you get on.
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24  Re: Is this going to be ridiculously difficult? in Quilting: Discussion and Questions by KatherineEmma on: July 25, 2007 12:32:38 AM
I've done a tiny bit more. Than plan is to do it in two halves and then join them together - hopefully it will all line up.

As a bit of a recap, here's the first half...


And here's the start of the second half....

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25  Re: Is this going to be ridiculously difficult? in Quilting: Discussion and Questions by KatherineEmma on: July 20, 2007 03:09:58 AM
Today, after a couple of weeks of successfully ignoring it, I finally got annoyed with having to step over the various parts of  my 'scraps only' squares quilt that were littering the carpet.

So a couple of hours, a bad back and a pot of coffee later, we have this:



That's the husband holding it up, to give you some idea of size. I'm still planning on making it 50% larger widthwise, but I need a break from pinning things. Drives me insane.

I rather like it, in all its hideous clashing glory. What do you think?
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26  Re: Is this going to be ridiculously difficult? in Quilting: Discussion and Questions by KatherineEmma on: June 28, 2007 12:07:18 AM
Bit more progress....



As time goes on my colour choices are getting more and more hideous offensive cavalier....



And as the main quilt grows, its illegitimate son, Scrapules, grows too...



The chaos that is my carpet....



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27  Re: Is this going to be ridiculously difficult? in Quilting: Discussion and Questions by KatherineEmma on: June 25, 2007 09:32:13 PM
Sewing up a few squares today was unusually slow-going - my mind kept wandering and I was worried I'd mess it up if I ploughed on regardless. And so, Son Of Scrap Quilt or, Scrap Quilt II - The Return: This Time It's Personal I'm Even Less Likely To Finish It was born from the teeny tiny scraps (inch square or less) left over from sewing the quilt squares.

No regard to aesthetics. No planning. No real goal in sight. Just dig a hand blindly into the teeny scrap bag, sew, press, repeat. Remarkably theraputic.

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28  Re: Is this going to be ridiculously difficult? in Quilting: Discussion and Questions by KatherineEmma on: June 25, 2007 06:21:08 PM
Update time.

Previous progress:


Few more bits done today:

The colours on this second photo aren't true.

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29  Re: Is this going to be ridiculously difficult? in Quilting: Discussion and Questions by KatherineEmma on: June 06, 2007 12:15:27 AM
And on it goes....



That's the finished equivalent of my original sketch, but I've looked at it, then my scrap pile, then it, then my scrap pile and decided to make it four times this size.

Just not today. I'm all sewed out.  Cheesy
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30  Re: Is this going to be ridiculously difficult? in Quilting: Discussion and Questions by KatherineEmma on: June 03, 2007 11:59:56 PM
Got a bit more done....



Yes, I am piecing it together in a ridiculously thoughtless and inconvenient way that makes little to no sense. I have no idea why this is, but I'm going to roll with it.  Roll Eyes

My Suitcase O' Scraps is diminishing rapidly.
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