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« Reply #90 on: August 02, 2008 11:25:44 AM »

I am going to keep looking, and check out ebay too.  I did finish sewing all of my Montana blocks this morning! Smiley
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« Reply #91 on: August 04, 2008 11:38:07 AM »

Colorado and Montana are finished!  Woohoot!  Only 36 more blocks to go... Wink
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« Reply #92 on: August 04, 2008 11:35:21 PM »

I'll be home from vacation tomorrow and I will be starting my blocks on Wednesday.  My goal is to have most of them done before school officially starts on the 18th.  love2teach
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« Reply #93 on: August 05, 2008 02:57:33 PM »

Whoa I finally got somewhat motivated and cut my AK blocks. Looking good.
I have started collecting my facts on each state telling why I chose each fabric. Im on a roll...haha.
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« Reply #94 on: August 05, 2008 04:10:39 PM »

I figured I could share this since we are all doing our own and it isn't a spoiler.  Also, I have started posting my blocks on my blog as I make them because I get a little excited and have to share.  DO NOT LOOK IF YOU DON'T WANT TO BE SPOILED!!!  The first thing that will pop up is Florida, so you will still have a chance to turn away.Smiley  Anyway, this is sort of what I am typing up as I go along to go with the blocks I make-a short description of the fabric and why i chose it.  They don't all have a little story-some will just have facts if I have not visited that state. I am lucky because I have been to a lot of the states I have been assigned.

Is this what we are supposed to be doing, Chinarockfishakm?

Here is my description:
This is Florida.  It is from Robert Kaufman's Island Sanctuary. I picked it up as a fat quarter at a local quilt shop. When I saw it, I immediately thought Florida.

When I was young, my family would go visit family at Uncle William's cabin on the bay outside of Ft. Walton, FL. He had this really long pier that extended out into the bay. There were all these crab cages hanging off the side and benches at the very end. You could sit out there and watch dolphins go up and down the bay, jumping up and down, from the pier. It was very, very cool.

I chose the orange batik because it reminds me of sun rays and heat. It also reminds me of oranges. I like the contrast between the cool blue and warm orange as well. Plus, they are the colors of the best college football team ever. (Auburn University)

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« Reply #95 on: August 05, 2008 04:35:21 PM »

that's a beautiful square Cheesy

i have kind of been putting off thinking about my three that i do for myself, but that gives me some good ideas for FL Smiley
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« Reply #96 on: August 05, 2008 07:47:03 PM »

your blocks look so pretty so far! i really have to find more fabric for the rest of mine
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« Reply #97 on: August 05, 2008 09:34:28 PM »

Just want to make sure you know that you make one of each of your states for each person and keep one for yourself of each of your states.
Duh....nevermind.....FL was one of the leftovers....you just make youself blocks for the leftovers states....forgive my brain....its late:-)
Im going to do the leftovers last cause they seem at the bottom of the list as far as priority. I would feel better having everything I need to mail done first.
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« Reply #98 on: August 09, 2008 01:18:59 PM »

OK this is odd but I sewed my first block and its weird. The middle section that includes the large middle square is the right size but the top and bottom piece sewn to it are like 1/4 too short. I dont get it. Everything was the right size when I cut it and I used 1/4 seams. Suggestions? Im going to try another one and see what happens.

Just did #2 and it lined up perfectly, though it still seems a tad small. Its a little under 6.5. I dunno. Anyone else having this prob?

After block 3 they are all a slightly diff size. Nothing major. Why would that happen? I ironed like a maniac. Hmmmmm....
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« Reply #99 on: August 09, 2008 04:55:41 PM »

I know with patterns from quilter's cache, I have to use a scant 1/4 inch seam.  I know this pattern is not from there, but I have gotten into the practice of using a scant 1/4 inch.  I taped on my sewing machine, exactly where a 1/4 inch is from the needle and that helped me tremendously.  Mine have been coming out a smidgen bigger than 6.5, which I like so I can square it up.  I hope that helps.

I finished Washington today!  Woohoot!
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