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Re: Special Effects with Color Class 28 Dec 2012 16:04 #94107

I have been trying to post my homework for lesson 3 on the show and tell page but it just won't let me so I will have to post them here instead. I did 4 versions just changing the 'light' background and the centre 'medium' square. Here are the firs two and the next two will be in the following post.

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Now that I see them here I think the problem was that the images were too big. :oops:
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Re: Special Effects with Color Class 28 Dec 2012 10:41 #94090

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Christine thanks for the measurements as I would like to actually make some of the blocks too. Christmas has put me behind with my homework (I hope there won't be any detention? :lol: ) but I hope to catch up today. :D

No detention for you or Lois! Today is the day I really get back in gear. And I'm starting by picking up my sewing room, which was a catch-all room before Christmas.

About the blocks, Margo has given directions for making an 8-inch King's Crown block, so check out her post today. That would be easier to figure and cut than a 9-inch block.
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Re: Special Effects with Color Class 28 Dec 2012 08:36 #94086

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Christine, those measurements did not work for me, and I found it easier to make an 8" block instead of 9".

Here is a link to a tutorial that shows three different ways to make flying geese units that measure 2" x 4" FINISHED SIZE that easily combine with a
4-1/2" x 4-1/2" (CUT SIZE) center square and (four) 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" (CUT SIZE) corner squares to complete an eight inch FINISHED SIZE King's Crown block.

http://www.quilterscache.com/H/Howtomakegeese.html


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Re: Special Effects with Color Class 28 Dec 2012 07:59 #94084

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colorbychristine wrote:
(Margo, will you please check me on the following? You have an eagle eye!)

Hold off on using these measurements....I'll get back to you!


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Re: Special Effects with Color Class 28 Dec 2012 05:16 #94080

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I am really behind in this series. Just like Rita my excuse is Christmas. In fact, Santa put me on detention and I am still making Christmas Gifts. I did do some of the excercises in the very first lesson and made some table runners using different values for the stars. But now they have to be quilted and I'm not done yet. I am way, way behind in my homework.
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Re: Special Effects with Color Class 28 Dec 2012 04:58 #94077

Christine thanks for the measurements as I would like to actually make some of the blocks too. Christmas has put me behind with my homework (I hope there won't be any detention? :lol: ) but I hope to catch up today. :D
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Re: Special Effects with Color Class 27 Dec 2012 20:28 #94066

Thank You.
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Re: Special Effects with Color Class 27 Dec 2012 19:03 #94063

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Maybe I'm not looking the the right place. Where are the block patterns? I really want to do all the homework as the doing is what will instill it in my brain. I don't have a computer quilt program and guess I'll use the blocks for a charity quilt anyway. Really like this course material so far. So informative and beyond the basics of color.

Glad you are enjoying the lessons! And thanks to Rita and Lois for clarifying the location of the exercise pdfs. And as Rita pointed out, the exercises are all "mock blocks," strictly cut and paste. If you want to sew the King's Crown block, here are the cutting directions. Keep in mind that the pdf exercise block is 8 inches square, to make it easily fit on standard-size paper. I like to sew the blocks at 9 inches square. All seam allowances are 1/4 inch. (Margo, will you please check me on the following? You have an eagle eye!)

From the center fabric, cut:
1 square, 5" x 5"

From the large triangle fabric, cut:
1 square, 5 3/4" x 5 3/4". Cut the square twice diagonally to make 4 quarter-square triangles. There will be lots of bias edges, so be careful.

From the background fabric, cut:
4 squares, each 3 1/8" x 3 1/8". Cut each square once diagonally to make a total of 8 background triangles.

From the corner fabric, cut:
4 squares, each 2 3/4" x 2 3/4" to make 4 corner squares.

You can use the quick Flying Geese method for the large triangle and background triangle units, though it takes more fabric. Just google "Quick Flying Geese Units" to find a number of tutorials.

Hope that helps. I love making these blocks.
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Re: Special Effects with Color Class 27 Dec 2012 18:23 #94061

But bare in mind that these are not for making but for cutting out and sticking to the printout. The measurements won't add up for a real block as there is no seam allowances.
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Re: Special Effects with Color Class 27 Dec 2012 18:20 #94059

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fiberthyme wrote:
Maybe I'm not looking the the right place. Where are the block patterns? I really want to do all the homework as the doing is what will instill it in my brain. I don't have a computer quilt program and guess I'll use the blocks for a charity quilt anyway. Really like this course material so far. So informative and beyond the basics of color.
The blocks are in the classrooms. Click on the pdf downloads and print them out. They are listed with each lesson.
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Re: Special Effects with Color Class 27 Dec 2012 18:11 #94057

Maybe I'm not looking the the right place. Where are the block patterns? I really want to do all the homework as the doing is what will instill it in my brain. I don't have a computer quilt program and guess I'll use the blocks for a charity quilt anyway. Really like this course material so far. So informative and beyond the basics of color.
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Re: Special Effects with Color Class 21 Dec 2012 19:34 #93832

colorbychristine wrote:
Sure! To my eye (and the color is never completely true in a photo), the center fabric is the most intense. The background fabric and corner squares are also quit clear; that is, they aren't really grayed. The large triangles are hard to categorize because the fabric is so dark in value, making them seem less intense. You could intensify the block by using a different, more brilliant color for the large triangles, maybe repeating one of the dot colors in the background fabric. Hope that makes sense!

Thank you for your critique, Christine. I'll try to get around to playing with it.
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Re: Special Effects with Color Class 21 Dec 2012 19:27 #93831

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Merci. Joyeux Noel! 8)
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Re: Special Effects with Color Class 21 Dec 2012 18:11 #93825

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Here's a quick link to the Show & Tell for Christine's color class: [url]learn/classrooms/[/url]


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