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Topic: Quilt Block Swap Round 5 (Sign Ups closed; Sendouts Mar 15)  (Read 4404 times)
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« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2014 03:15:39 PM »

am loving the choices this go round. Will have to do some samples of different blocks before the actual swap starts.

And seeing how the quilt group is giving quilts to the childrens home and the people helping people group. I can always throw together sampler quilt tops and give them.

The little quilt shop is supplying the batting and one of the local long arm quilters is supplying the backing fabric and doing the quilting on them. So all we have to do is the tops woohoo.

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« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2014 08:30:37 AM »

I'm in! I need more Celtic Twist blocks to make a bigger quilt. Cheesy
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« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2014 01:43:00 PM »

Worked on two of the blocks at random.
The X and + block: it turned out slightly small would suggest a a scant 1/4 inch seam

The hex go round block: an important thing to remember is when adding the triangles longer side down the side of the block shorter side on the top and bottom. I would also have cut them slightly larger 6x8

Will post the pics in a bit

X's and +'s block (I cut it down to the 12.5 since it did not come out the 13)


Hexing Around Block (I had to piecemill the boarder in order to get to 12.5)


Both block together:


Thanks for picking such wonderful new blocks to try. Am planning on sampler a few more tomorrow

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« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2014 05:07:47 PM »

Okay I am trying the interlocking seasons block and so far it is not coming out at all. The sizes listed for cutting seem to be off when I am sewing the sections together. Went back and looked to see if there were corrections and none are listed. So Am gonna break for the night and try again tomorrow

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« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2014 04:45:05 AM »

Ooh I hope it is easily figured out - I like that block. Did people post comments?  I've found that sometimes corrections will be posted in the comments without fixing the original post.
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« Reply #15 on: January 05, 2014 05:45:49 AM »

Okay after walking away for a while. I went back at the block.

First off I had cut the width of the strips to large by a 1/4inch. I redid the strips and it came together nicely

I will state it is not a simple block to do. As you can see in my sample the center puckered. I am not so good at interlocking seams and the 5/8 of a inch given to leave unsewn just didnt seem to work so great for me. Might want to do a bit more. Also I would starch the pieced before sewing together they seem to go out of shape just a bit.

Other then that it is a block I would do again. But not a beginner block at all folks



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« Reply #16 on: January 05, 2014 06:03:23 AM »

Really gorgeous though!
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« Reply #17 on: January 05, 2014 06:39:40 AM »

Yes it is pretty...
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« Reply #18 on: January 05, 2014 08:36:52 AM »

yes it does make an amazing pretty block. I would see a whole quilt in mixed colors for the seasons more just three colors LOL

ohhh I get a gray background, with two tones of green or purple would be wonderful
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« Reply #19 on: January 05, 2014 01:29:24 PM »

Here is the paper piecing block I tried. It is an 8 inch block. I wanted to make sure it would go together before wasting time resizing LOL

Its the double heart block



Will wait on some more ideas to come up and sample some more LOL

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