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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!
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TOPIC: Just Starting

Re: Just Starting 17 Feb 2012 06:44 #76330

Thanks! I found my answers. There is an advantage to being one of the last people to start this lovely quilt. Most questions have already been asked and answered, most mistakes have great solutions for fixing, and I love seeing all the pictures. I'm a relatively new quilter. This is my first hand appliqué and paper piecing, and piping in the swags is scaring me a little. But I have courage because my paper pieced Xs came out great. And I'm thrilled with how the appliqué center came out! I know I can master the piping when I get there!
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Re: Just Starting 16 Feb 2012 20:51 #76315

Search by Ruffled Roses Month 2. should find thread faster that way.
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Re: Just Starting 13 Feb 2012 21:05 #76108

I'm doing Ruffled Roses this year. Right now I'm on month two, the lattice borders. I made each little paper piece and I'm trimming and tearing paper away tonight. I'm confused about how to piece the little squares together to make the X's. So I logged on to find if any others needed help with that part. I'm searching the forum for discussion about those X's. :-)
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Re: Just Starting 01 Feb 2012 01:49 #75284

Yea, I have just posted my Ruffled Roses and I'm happy with it, can't wait to see it grow, I managed to get it done end of January. :D :D
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Re: Just Starting 30 Jan 2012 11:20 #75152

You are going to so enjoy this quilt. I think if you wanted to use blanket stitch applique that would work wonderfully for this quilt. As for the paper piecing my baskets were so much nicer since I used it and Sue gives lots of great tips. And always remember you have MARGO and everyone else on the forum for help. I find everyone here so very friendly and helpful. I finished my "Ruffled Roses" last night and am taking this year off from the BOM. Sue's "Sarah's Revival" has really called my name and I have the first months patterns ready to start.

I look forward to reading more about your "Ruffled Roses" adventure this year.
SueW
Upstate NY
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Re: Just Starting 30 Jan 2012 06:46 #75108

Here I was thinking I was on the last leg I had fussy cut the triangles and then went to cut the applique square down to 15 1/2 " only to find that
I hadn't lined the top portion up absolutely correctly, DH suggested that I unpick that portion and reposition it, that lasted all of about 5 minutes
I wasn't doing real well then daughter came in and suggested she have a go I must say she is better at unpicking than I am, I didn't think I was going
to like the look of it maybe, so I decided to do a new one, I have only got to cut and place 4 more leaves and then on to the machine for stitching
them all down, it shouldn't take that long all going well I hope to have it posted before the end of the month :roll: :D yes I do realise when the end
of the month is tee hee :D :D
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Re: Just Starting 25 Jan 2012 19:11 #74796

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Mine did too, JoJo! And I love the way it makes your eyes dance around the quilt!


It's Not What You Gather, But What You Scatter
That Tells What Kind Of Life You Have Lived !
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Re: Just Starting 25 Jan 2012 18:47 #74793

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Margo wrote:
Aren't digital cameras a great tool!!

Absolutely! I love my digital camera.

I ran out of the blue fabric that I wanted to use and had to go shopping for something new. The ladies at the quilt store thought that I had accidentally used some wrong fabrics. They were surprised when I said I had used them intentionally. I liked how a few of the blocks had paler fabrics included. They do disappear but that is the effect that I liked. I think Sue and Margo did it too on their borders.

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Re: Just Starting 25 Jan 2012 18:28 #74789

Hi Sheryl54 I have just started my first block and it is looking good but I have just finished doing the applique on the 2012 block and I did turned edge applique which I have never done before, I have only done a couple with just blanket stitch on raw edge which is what I am doing on this quilt, but I so loved the look of the turned edge applique that I think I might start again and do the turned edge not too sure yet as I am being told that the way I am doing it looks good. You will be fine with doing yours I am sure. I too don't have much of a stash yet !!! and sent away for the fabrics which are mostly the same as what one of the other members did my DH liked the colour way so much that the lady very kindly helped me out on where to get the fabric which took a lot of time as they were not all immediately available, I'm sure that I purchased far too much, so this time on the 2012 BOM I thought I would go with the Kit my DH loves the lighter colour way and so do I and it goes well with my decor, and it is looking good, but the brighter colour way just talks to me also Sooooo I have also sent for that and this morning I had an email to tell me that it has just been shipped, how good is that. I am just so looking forward to this year and am so excited to be doing all of this. I will just take one step at a time and get there at my own pace, I think I should be OK Good luck with yours and please let me know how you are going with it all I am so looking forware to seeing it posted ttfn :D :D :D
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Re: Just Starting 25 Jan 2012 17:33 #74781

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Aren't digital cameras a great tool!!


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Re: Just Starting 25 Jan 2012 17:26 #74780

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It is funny to me as well because I've been looking at those borders for a couple of days now and it never jumped out at me until I saw the photo. I think my eyes corrected it but the photo made it bolder. I just fixed it so I really am done with Month 4 now. :D

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Re: Just Starting 25 Jan 2012 17:04 #74778

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I love a puzzle, so I had to go back to your pictures and try and find the 4 patch that you spoke of. I searched and searched the first picture then looked at the second picture.........................then laughed. Sure enough, there it is! Just as bold as can be! I never saw it until you brought it up!

Dawn
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Re: Just Starting 25 Jan 2012 16:56 #74777

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Thanks Dawn. I've learned to always take a picture of what I've just done because I can't see my mistakes until I look at the picture on the screen. As soon as I uploaded the pictures I saw that one of my sets got turned the wrong way so I need to pick out one small section, turn 90 degrees, and resew. Well, I'm nearly done with month 4. ?)

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Re: Just Starting 25 Jan 2012 16:45 #74775

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Very nice, JoJo! That looks like a lot of work! If I can ever get through with my appliqued swags, I'll be doing those next! Now I'll know who to ask for pointers, since it is fresh in your mind! :wink:

Dawn
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