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Are you ready to start another new day with a new pattern? I hope so – life is great and affords us many opportunities to start fresh and new – and today is a great day to start making a new quilt: Ruffled Roses. Each month, you will find the pattern for part of this quilt online. Just print the instructions, cut, stitch, press… and before you know it, time will have passed, and you will be ready to enjoy your own Ruffled Roses quilt. What a wonderful way to start each month!

TOPIC: Month 4 -- Four-Patch Border

Re: Month 4 -- Four-Patch Border 02 Jan 2012 19:51 #72922

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Thanks for all your help Rita. Time to quit for the evening and rest my eyes for awhile. I can't wait to see your quilt after it gets back. You did an awesome job on it.

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Re: Month 4 -- Four-Patch Border 02 Jan 2012 19:28 #72921

I honestly don't remember if the side-setting triangles were too big or not. I think that they were a little bigger and I trimmed them down. I do remember when I was doing the side-setting triangles for the baskets that they seemed to be too big but by the time I had sewn them together they were perfect. I just can't remember with the four-patches. I am sorry I can't help more but my quilt has gone off to the long-arm quilter so I can't even look at it to remind myself! I wonder would Margo be able to help you with that? Rita. :D
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Re: Month 4 -- Four-Patch Border 02 Jan 2012 19:16 #72920

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Thanks Rita. I've been doing short stints of sewing and it has helped with my 'need to sew.' :)

You are correct. I completely read it wrong when I got to that part.

Do you remember if the side-setting triangles were larger than the units? There is a pretty big 'ear' on each one. I'm hoping that this would get trimmed but since it didn't say anything about trimming, I worried that I did something wrong.

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Re: Month 4 -- Four-Patch Border 02 Jan 2012 18:43 #72916

Hi Jo Jo, Glad to see you are feeling well enough to get back in the saddle! Okay, I think I know where the misunderstanding has arisen. In her instructions Sue says "two should have eighteen four-patch units and two should have twenty four-patch units." It would have been clearer if it had been written like this - 2 should have 18 four-patch units and 2 should have 20 four-patch units. I remember reading that over and over again because I also couldn't figure out how it got from 72 to 84 four-patches.
As for the side-setting triangles and corner setting triangles, I think that I cut them 3 3/4" and cut them on the diagonal but it was okay once I sewed them together. I hope this is of help. Rita. :D
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Month 4 -- Four-Patch Border 02 Jan 2012 17:35 #72912

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Happy New Year everyone. I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired so I've been trying to work on the BOM. I have all of my four-patch units sewn and lain out. This took me a long time but I'm happy with where all of the colors are.

I ran into a couple of glitches and wondered if others found this too or if I'm just special and have done something wrong which I cannot see on my own.

{deleted first question I had -- figured it out that there should be 18 units on each side with two odd units on two lengths.}

Still need help on the side setting triangles though....

My last question is on Page 6 of the instructions for side setting triangles. It says to cut 36 3-3/4 inch squares and then quarter each square diagonally.

1-3/8 + 1-3/8 inches equals 2.75 inches minus a half inch for seams leaves a 2.25 inch four-patch square unit. If I then do the math shown in the instructions and take 2.25 x 1.4141 = a 3-1/8 inch square instead of a 3-3/4 inche square. I've already cut all of the squares 3-3/4 inches and then diagonally cut them. When I laid them out is when I realized that my side-setting triangles were too big.

What am I missing? I've obviously done something wrong because I couldn't find any comments in the forum about revisions to the pattern. Thank you for helping me figure this out. I'm stuck and can't go any further.

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