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Re: Pet Block of the Month Wall Hanging Quilt
« Reply #50 on: Apr 16, 2016, 05:02:23 PM »
I finished the block and it is a mess.  The corners are all different.  Two of which look very bad.  Who tell me who would design something that doesn't work and then publish it in a book?  I know who and I know where her studio is because she has the address on the internet.  Silly woman!  Well I learned something new today.  Draw out the entire border to see who it fits together before deciding on it.  Who knew. 

And if your wondering yes it is going on the quilt with the design defect in place.  If my errors can be on it so can hers.  I'm just going to put everything at an odd angle so it looks like it is suppose to be wonky.

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Re: Pet Block of the Month Wall Hanging Quilt
« Reply #51 on: Apr 18, 2016, 02:19:15 PM »
Patch number 1 was two small I have to rip out and redo. 

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Re: Pet Block of the Month Wall Hanging Quilt
« Reply #52 on: Apr 18, 2016, 07:08:03 PM »
I'm sorry Tammy.
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Re: Pet Block of the Month Wall Hanging Quilt
« Reply #53 on: Apr 19, 2016, 07:53:41 AM »
it's ok, ripping out (frogging) is just part of the process especially when I'm working without a pattern or a clue.  It will definitely be an original when I am done.

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Re: Pet Block of the Month Wall Hanging Quilt
« Reply #54 on: Apr 20, 2016, 09:21:59 AM »
redid the patch and you can hardly tell where it is.  Or at least, i can barely tell where it is.

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Re: Pet Block of the Month Wall Hanging Quilt
« Reply #55 on: Apr 20, 2016, 10:31:34 AM »
You're the only one who would critique it so much, Tammy.
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Re: Pet Block of the Month Wall Hanging Quilt
« Reply #56 on: Apr 21, 2016, 08:09:35 AM »
All a part of the process I think.  Last night I started cutting up the background fabric for this top.  I've never done one this way and I'll alittle scared that it won't turn out and I'll have wasted a great deal of fabric but all I can do is try.

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Re: Pet Block of the Month Wall Hanging Quilt
« Reply #57 on: Apr 21, 2016, 09:36:22 PM »
if you try, you will succeed.  eventually.  then it will all be worth it!
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Re: Pet Block of the Month Wall Hanging Quilt
« Reply #58 on: Apr 22, 2016, 07:19:31 AM »
broken iron, grrrh.  This isn't going to turn into another jinx quilt is it?

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Re: Pet Block of the Month Wall Hanging Quilt
« Reply #59 on: Apr 24, 2016, 05:31:13 PM »
I have been dinking around with the border with paper and colored pencils and there is a way to make it look symmetrical.  It will require frogging out the entire border right down to the individual little 3 inch blocks and then sewing them back together in the new order but it would look good.  I might just do it but I'll show it as is on the 6th first and then fix it in the next month period right before i get it all put together and quilted.  Or at least that is the current deadline.   

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Re: Pet Block of the Month Wall Hanging Quilt
« Reply #60 on: Apr 26, 2016, 07:41:16 AM »
I was working on the made fabric yesterday and it is far harder than it looks.  First there is layout and then fitting all the fiddly little pieces together without getting a bunch of puckers.  But every little bit is progress at this point.

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Re: Pet Block of the Month Wall Hanging Quilt
« Reply #61 on: Apr 28, 2016, 09:46:35 AM »
And that is exactly what I did today, I made a little progress. A very little progress.

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Re: Pet Block of the Month Wall Hanging Quilt
« Reply #62 on: Apr 29, 2016, 10:33:22 PM »
And that is exactly what I did today, I made a little progress. A very little progress.
any progress is some progress. like they say, you can even eat an elephant if you take it one bite at the time.
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Re: Pet Block of the Month Wall Hanging Quilt
« Reply #63 on: Apr 30, 2016, 08:18:44 AM »
oh Jenn, lol.  That' funny.

Working with Marilyn yesterday made a huge difference.  She took that wonky block apart put the pieces back together the way they should be and then discovered a keystone block idea that was perfect. 

We talked about whether this block could go in the charity auction in November.  She thinks maybe yes.  I'll reserve judgement until it is quilted and bound and then ask my mentor.

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Re: Pet Block of the Month Wall Hanging Quilt
« Reply #64 on: Apr 30, 2016, 08:22:45 AM »
I still managed to sew one of the pieces on wrong.  Maybe I have a thing about this block.  Here comes another patch.  But that reminds me of what Marilyn said about my last patch.  "You really wanted that patch to stay on there didn't you?"  I guess my stitches were a little small.

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Re: Pet Block of the Month Wall Hanging Quilt
« Reply #65 on: Apr 30, 2016, 11:30:06 AM »
That's funny, Tammy.
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Re: Pet Block of the Month Wall Hanging Quilt
« Reply #66 on: Apr 30, 2016, 09:45:51 PM »
I got a patch over the piece that I had mis-sewn and I finished the made fabric that will be in place of the 6th block.  I'm happy to have both of those pieces completed.  Now it is a matter of putting sashing on all the blocks that are smaller than the big one.  Then I can sew the blocks together up to that last one that will be shown on the 6th.

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Re: Pet Block of the Month Wall Hanging Quilt
« Reply #67 on: May 01, 2016, 10:10:22 PM »
sounds good tammy. and you mentioning "sashing the blocks that are smaller than...." gave me a great idea on how to handle some things I want to quilt but are of different sizes... Thanks!
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Re: Pet Block of the Month Wall Hanging Quilt
« Reply #68 on: May 02, 2016, 07:23:48 AM »
Your very welcome.  I'm glad I could help.  I have two left to do and a month and a week to get everything done to meet deadline.  I really think I could hit it on time if I don't get stuck again.

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Re: Pet Block of the Month Wall Hanging Quilt
« Reply #69 on: May 03, 2016, 04:27:24 PM »
why I can never chose the simple path is beyond me.  I had some extra strips of fabric so I decided to do strips of it and another fabric as the sashing for the next block.  that is eleven little seams per side for a total of 40 before I add on the corners after they are sewn on the block.  Needless to say the day went to poo before I could get that all done so some is still left to do.  And the amount of ironing those little seams wow.

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Re: Pet Block of the Month Wall Hanging Quilt
« Reply #70 on: May 03, 2016, 05:21:08 PM »
I am sorry about the difficulties, Tammy. Fidgety things can be tedious.
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Re: Pet Block of the Month Wall Hanging Quilt
« Reply #71 on: May 03, 2016, 10:43:07 PM »
Something the quilting craft seems to be full of "fiddly little things."  I guess I'll just have to practice calmly handling tediousness.  lol.

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Re: Pet Block of the Month Wall Hanging Quilt
« Reply #72 on: May 04, 2016, 02:39:40 PM »
this morning I got the sashing on the Cleopatra block.  That was all the small blocks put together.  

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Re: Pet Block of the Month Wall Hanging Quilt
« Reply #73 on: May 05, 2016, 05:14:20 AM »
Marilyn helped with this block as well.  The eyes of the cat keep disappearing.  She suggested putting whiskers on the cat to draw attention to the face.  It is the perfect answer to the problem, even if it does add another task to completing the block it will be well worth it.  So that and putting on a simple sashings is the goal for the day. 

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Re: Pet Block of the Month Wall Hanging Quilt
« Reply #74 on: May 05, 2016, 09:57:12 PM »
but whiskers are just straight lines, so won't be too bad tammy.  you can do it.
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