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TOPIC: July Block

03 Jul 2008 08:43 #21274

Got mine cut out and fused. HOW MANY LITTLE PIECES CAN ONE BLOCK HAVE! I too have lots of little pieces on my floor, sewing table, ironing board, and clothes to clean up. On to sewing those teeny tiny circles. Will post pic when finished. Camille
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02 Jul 2008 15:54 #21238

OOOOO! That TBird IS fun! It is my ride of choice for our local quilt shop hop (that will be next weekend).

The ModaU mystery quilt is baskets, don't know what the name is off the top of my head (I'm at work).

I think Susan lulled us into thinking we are all geniuses, then hit us with the July block! The berries actually were easy, compared to those little hearts and little leaves! I'm almost regretting not doing my usual raw edge applique. Ah, well, that which does not kill us makes us stronger, right!?

Maggie in E. Central Illinois, sure hoping it holds off raining until after 8pm tonight, as I rode my scooter into work (don't ask how many vehicles we have at our house!)
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02 Jul 2008 13:31 #21228

Maggie that Tbird sounds great! :wink:
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02 Jul 2008 12:25 #21221

I stayed up late last night and got all the stems made...I just hope I can remember which one I planned for which stem, or I'll end up with something an inch short of what I need... but anyway, this looks like it will be tricky with all of the over/unders, if I can get all that to match the pattern I'll be lucky! Might be able to start the back-basting at George's baseball game tonight...
Florence
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02 Jul 2008 11:45 #21220

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I finally got mine printed--now to clean up a little so I have room to work!
Blessing from Northwest Indiana, USA
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02 Jul 2008 10:13 #21217

This block is really exciting, isn't it! I have one stem down and was feeling pretty good about it. Then I counted, and there are 11 stems! Slow and easy really is the way to go on this one. Marge in Ohio where the sun is finally shining.
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02 Jul 2008 09:41 #21213

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Yep. This one is slow and easy for me too. Haven't even printed it yet, but am enjoying seeing all my finished (6) ones on my design wall! Must be the summer heat has gotten to me.
Lynn in hot, HUMID, Houston
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02 Jul 2008 09:36 #21212

Dana, welcome back to the BOM squad. I am looking forward to seeing your creation.

Maggie, you tired me out just reading your post.
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02 Jul 2008 08:48 #21204

Maggie, which Moda U Mystery are you doing? My LQS is doing the chocolate blocks. I am needle turning it all because I took it with me back east where I didn't have a machine to machine applique. Judy in AZ
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02 Jul 2008 07:02 #21191

I spent yesterday getting ALL those little pieces ready to be sewn down, and I'm still not done.

I experimented with different ways to make those little circles. I had printed the pattern out on Ricky Timms Totally Stable disolvable stabilizer. I cut out a few circles and sewed one to the front side of my fabric. I used a short stitch (1.0) and had bottom line thread top and bobbin. My thoughts were to make a small slit in the stabilizer and pull the fabric through. Stabilizer is too flimsy and tore. Then sewed circle to the back side of my fabric, thinking I could use sewing line as a guide to tuck the fabric under. Looked terrible. Yesterday I received the mylar circles that I ordered from The Quilt Show Shoppe, and used the 5/8" circle template. The instructions with the circles said to use spray starch, spray it into a saucer, and then place your fabric in the liquid to soak. Then form the fabric around the template and iron. Well, that made the best looking circles.

I don't know if I am going to do the tiny circles. I may just use my eyelet buttonhole stitch instead. I also am not going to do the square on the center of the 6-pointed stars, but use a contrasting 1" circle.

I did get all the bias stems made.

My quilting room is an absolute mess now, with all the little snips on the floor. Then I knocked over my water mug (fortunately, it had a lid and a straw) with red Crystal Lite in it, and had to use my SpotBot (if you don't have one, I highly recommend it! Works great! Got a great workout last year when my poor doggie got diarrhea :( )

Gotta work today and tomorrow, but hopefully I will get this done before the weekend! Saturday is my LQS BOM, and next Tuesday I have ModaU mystery quilt BOM. I need to keep up, or I am grouchy :wink: !

Maggie in E. Central Illinois (who took time out yesterday to take her TBird convertible for a little cruise :D )
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02 Jul 2008 06:26 #21188

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So far I've got the pattern printed out, taped together, figured I'd better clean up my cutting table, and put away some fabric as I had been making some cards, tonight I hope to pick the fabrics. For some reason the day job just seems to get in the way of having fun, as I can't stay up as long as I want to. Pity indeed!! Heidi
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01 Jul 2008 22:42 #21184

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My update for today is I have all the templates cut out, and the fabrics selected for the block. Will start cutting out the pieces tomorrow.

I want to have some of this ready to go for Thursday when I go to my small guild, where we are having Sit and Sew after our business meeting.

Margarita in Auburn, CA
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01 Jul 2008 20:57 #21179

CharleneNJ wrote:
That's my grandson! #2 actually.. He just turned one in April... so this pic is old. My children are grown and out of the house, but I still have a full time job. AND so many different projects and UFO's....

Tell me about it!!!!! I think there is a topic about how many projects are you working on!!! We all have too many. But don't we just love what we're doing...I know I do. :P

Nancy in NC
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01 Jul 2008 20:47 #21177

That's my grandson! #2 actually.. He just turned one in April... so this pic is old. My children are grown and out of the house, but I still have a full time job. AND so many different projects and UFO's....
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