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Topic: Quilt Block Swap Round 4 (Sign Ups Closed, Sendouts 9/30)  (Read 17508 times)
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« Reply #150 on: August 19, 2013 10:25:33 AM »

Yes it is 6pairs.  because of the size when they would be sewn togetther  they would equal a 12 inch block.  It's because i'm greedy and love patterrn and colour and i want as much variation as humanly possible. Smiley    If you think about it like each set is half a block maybe that will be less complicated. The break down is  12 6.5 inch blocks. in "matched" sets of two. Ultimately. Whatever comes in the mail is good. And next round i promise i wont pick paintboxes

I'm quite enjoying making them! I love their size. Everything pre-cut, it takes me 45 minutes per set (pin, sew, remove threads, unplug sewing machine, plug in iron, wait and surf web.. iron seams, unplug iron, plug in sewing machine.. repeat. Yeah I have a lack of outlets in my craft corner.) which is just enough when my head can't handle anything bigger.

I've pre-cut all the rest of the fabrics for the paintboxes now and they're in a bag waiting to be assembled.

I just saw this and am confused...are we making six pairs of paint boxes? I had assumed three (because we're making three blocks for everyone). I'm totally not against making more (I definitely have the scraps to do it! Tongue), I just want to make sure I make the right amount.

Think of it as sending blocks you don't have to assemble all the way... Cheesy As sloth mentioned, putting four singles together would make a completed 12'' block (but rob the receiver of the opportunity to mix and match)
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« Reply #151 on: August 21, 2013 06:58:00 AM »

greetings,

Since I wasn't sure donniesgirl could get a mental image of what I was saying on the playing around with the blocks
I am added an image of a org. bird I have been playing around with in EQ7


I also have a frog one, been working on size and how to do about doing it. applique seems like the easiest. Not sure how I would break it them up for a paper piece

any thoughts?

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« Reply #152 on: August 21, 2013 07:13:47 AM »

Here is an image of the sample frog block


let me know what you think

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« Reply #153 on: August 21, 2013 08:05:53 AM »

oh Carol--I really would love to try both of those!  They really do look like origami...

My head nearly exploded reading about those paintbox blocks...gahhhhhhh...I am glad I am not in that group... Grin
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« Reply #154 on: August 21, 2013 08:16:15 AM »

They are cute. I printed out as template form for applique. I still need to learn all the things that program will do LOL.

I sized to 12 in block finished. It states I can save in a way people without EQ7 can still use, but so far I have not figured it out.  I don't play around with it a lot. Hubby got it for me earlier this year and I mess with it from time to time.

If I can figure out how to save so it can be useful will let you know and send.

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« Reply #155 on: August 21, 2013 08:19:15 AM »

Ohh i forgot, if anyone is interested in playing around with the font I used to make them

OrigamiBats 1.001

Visit www.laurenashpole.com for updates and more fonts.

I found it in a search looking for origami items LOL

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« Reply #156 on: August 21, 2013 01:38:50 PM »

They are great - i think the crane is my favorite.
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« Reply #157 on: August 21, 2013 02:37:25 PM »

Good cuz that's what I sent, I also liked the bear, but I haven't played around with it yet
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« Reply #158 on: August 22, 2013 06:58:57 AM »

Carol--your crane is wonderful...I need to try that block!

Also, I received my gorgeous blocks from carolmb!  The wonky strips are fabulously bright and cheery and will be used to finish my quilt from two rounds ago!

The Party hats are so patriotic looking...I can't wait to put them together for the auction!  Our fire company needs to purchase a new heart machine...and wow...are they expensive!  But, if someone is having a heart issue, there is no price for their life!  Thanks so much!
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« Reply #159 on: August 22, 2013 08:19:23 AM »

Am glad they got there!

I played around with the crane and turned it into a paper piece block and I have the applique lay out as well.

I haven't tried the paper piece yet, just toyed around with the program this morning.

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