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Half-Size Measurements 22 Jan 2015 07:10 #126473

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That is brilliant, Andrée, and I can't thank you enough for posting this. I was trying to figure out how to paper piece this but did not think of separating out the strips like that. I really wanted to pick where my color squares would go and your method will work for me perfectly. Now I can go play with my fabric! :kiss: :cheer:

PS Your fabric colors for these squares are fantabulous!

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Half-Size Measurements 21 Jan 2015 23:13 #126472

NINE-PATCH blocks

Each little square will be 1/2" finished. Instead of making individual nine-patch blocks, I decided to paper-piece in long strips each "blocks", considering, for example, that the right-hand side border block at the bottom would be a 9 x 3 squares (the 3 nine-patch together).

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I cut graph paper to the required lenght -in this case 9 x 1/2"+ seam allowance at both end = 5"long, and for the width, I could have cut 1/2 inch, but I find this to be less stable so I added 1/8 on each side.


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I cut the "squares" (which in regular piecing would have been 1" x 1") actually 1-1/4 wide x 1" long, just to make sure that I have enough on each side (more than the 1/4 inch)when I paper-piece.

I marked the graph paper on the seam line. I also numbered my strips.


I placed my squares around the center block in a "controlled ramdomness" :woohoo: and placed my paper strips alternating the beginning piece - this will ensure that the seam allowance "nest".

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Then I paper-pieced.

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Once pieced, I make a "clean cut" to 1" wide .

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I still need to sew the 3 strips together, but you can see where I'm going...

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Half-Size Measurements 20 Jan 2015 18:26 #126408

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Yes,Terrie..I get a catalog from Connecting Threads. But I shop on line mostly..... :huh:
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Half-Size Measurements 20 Jan 2015 16:53 #126404

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Denise - really nice! I'm lurking over in in half-size measurements, because I can still get neat ideas from you all.

Marilyn, do you mean you got a catalog?
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Half-Size Measurements 20 Jan 2015 16:01 #126399

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Yeh and me but decided not to plan ahead and just use colours that look right at the time. I used ric rac for under the roof and have put the roof on with the pressing bar and hand applique. Got lots to do yet.

I've just watched Lynette Anderson's show and she's expecting us to put our own personal touches and said she can't wait to see what we come up with. Sounds like we can interpret it without offending her. I was a bit uncomfortable changing to a completely different colourway but she's given us permission. :cheer: :cheer: :cheer:

and used a straw needle for applique. It's now nicely curved :whistle:

Mug rugger and lounge lizard
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Half-Size Measurements 20 Jan 2015 15:23 #126397

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:lol: Have you cheated yet

Have been tempted, Wendy, but after I got the awning under the roof on by needle turn applique (not perfect but looks okay), I decided to stick with it! Need to add the door nob and then will post a photo. Still have to do the nine-patch border though... was agonizing over the colors. :lol:

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Half-Size Measurements 20 Jan 2015 10:15 #126370

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:lol: Have you cheated yet

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Half-Size Measurements 20 Jan 2015 08:04 #126366

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Yikes I thought 9"was a big block until I started this!

I had to laugh, Wendy, because I thought the same as you as I was doing all this teeny tiny needle turn applique' (my first stab at needle turn to boot!).

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Half-Size Measurements 19 Jan 2015 22:41 #126360

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Yikes I thought 9"was a big block until I started this!

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Half-Size Measurements 11 Jan 2015 17:10 #125986

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It's the same fabric I used for the sheep in the TQS BOM for 2014...I'll have to save as much as I can in case the 2016 BOM has sheep in it!

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Half-Size Measurements 11 Jan 2015 15:27 #125978

Denise, that is lovely. Very well done!

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Half-Size Measurements 11 Jan 2015 13:41 #125966

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Love it, Denise! It will definitely look good wherever you stop!!
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Half-Size Measurements 11 Jan 2015 10:50 #125957

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Love what you did, Denise. The windows look like they reflect a blue sky and the colors you chose for your nine patch blocks really frame the picture well! Nice work! :)

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Half-Size Measurements 11 Jan 2015 09:21 #125956

Lovely Denise. I also agree about the wall hanging.
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