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Sparkledust
« Reply #260 on: April 28, 2013 06:57:28 AM »

I hereby pledge to choose a much less complicated block for the next go round! Grin (The pattern was rated as an intermediate design. Just goes to show that you can't always rely on those rating systems. Sorry, partners!)

Well they turned out really pretty!

I thought so too. Can't wait to put them all together.

I agree I think the pattern was an intermediate design (beginner advanced) and one I found very rewarding to do, I didn't think it was difficult, just needed a bit more planning which I'm not used to!

I always press my seams open (except the ones that get caught wrong) so interesting to note that some of you don't always do this as I thought it was a must (as told by my mum!). I think I'll do this and alternate them as donniesgirl suggested next time and see how i go, I suppose it will just come with experience.

I haven't sewn for quite a while as I got hooked by crochet and only done small projects before this really so I've thoroughly enjoyed mixing it up and getting to do a variety of blocks. I tend to stray away from big projects as I never finish them so it was lovely to be able to try out different designs without having to commit to a whole quilt.

And my husband was really impressed with the thistle bloom block, which is saying something as he doesn't usually get 'crafting'! He was almost dissapointed I was sending it away!
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« Reply #261 on: April 28, 2013 07:01:26 AM »


And until looking through the gallery I never realised how well white makes the colours stand out so I think I'll be asking for white backgrounds on the next one
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« Reply #262 on: April 28, 2013 10:24:11 AM »

So exciting to have all my blocks. I think I am going to want to add some more blocks before I sew them together (maybe wait for another round) but I could not resist laying them all out together anyway.  I just love them!
 

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« Reply #263 on: April 28, 2013 11:21:57 AM »

ellarain? will you be sashing them in the white as well? i LOVED this block and have made 2 baby quilts and one lap size so far with it, but havent added the extra framing sashing to any yet. Smiley. but i love how it looks...
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« Reply #264 on: April 29, 2013 08:10:30 AM »

What a pretty block! I must say that the Craftster-made blocks make up such pretty quilts...I love all the patterns...

I will definitely be there next round...I love trying the different blocks you guys come up with! Cheesy
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« Reply #265 on: April 29, 2013 09:18:48 AM »

I always press my seams open (except the ones that get caught wrong) so interesting to note that some of you don't always do this as I thought it was a must (as told by my mum!). I think I'll do this and alternate them as donniesgirl suggested next time and see how i go, I suppose it will just come with experience.

I learned how to sew by making clothes, so I learned to press my seams open for that.  But the first quilt I did, I pressed them open and not that there were gaping holes in the seams, but I was concerned bits of batting would come out over time.  I may have eased some of them a bit much.  I read somewhere that you pressed them to the side on quilts so I have been doing them that way since...but just goes to show no one way works 100% of the time.   Smiley
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« Reply #266 on: April 29, 2013 10:05:36 AM »

donniesgirl - that's a really good point and I'm trying it that way from now on. It would be so much easier for the more complex ones too because of the big iron irons one seam open whilst closing another when I don't realise i've pressed on another bit! Thinking of investing in one of those mini irons if they are any good?

EllaRain, I just love that quilt layout, what a lovely array of colour too, everyone's used similar tonal ranges too, it gels so well.
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donniesgirl
« Reply #267 on: April 29, 2013 11:07:19 AM »

EllaRain, I just love that quilt layout, what a lovely array of colour too, everyone's used similar tonal ranges too, it gels so well.

EllaRain provided a painting as our color inspiration - that's why they go so well.  Smiley  It will look really pretty when it's all together! 
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« Reply #268 on: April 29, 2013 02:07:59 PM »

My last blocks came today. (I hope) so i did this.


Now. To wait patiently for the calendar Page to turn to a new month, and new craft budget. Smiley this will be batted with an old wool blanket and backed with a rubber backed canvas to be the new picnic blanket. Squishy and keeps the damp from seeping in.
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« Reply #269 on: April 29, 2013 02:58:54 PM »

That looks so cool!  Cheesy
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