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Introducing the 2013 TQS Block of the Month designed by Sue Nickels and Pat Holly! It's called "TWO OF US" and was created by the two of them. The quilt measures 79" x 79" and was completed just in time for Houston.

TOPIC: Paper pieced?

Re: Paper pieced? 16 Feb 2013 06:41 #97606

Thanks so much for the congratulations. I've been sewing like crazy for the last 4 months preparing for her arrival. Two baby quilts (using the modern quilting techniques which is so new to me), crib sheets, burp pads, grocery cart cover, diaper bag, bibs, window treatments , dust ruffle, etc. It was a labor of love and now I get to see it all in the nursery. They live about 1000 miles away from our FL home, but I will see her a lot in the summer months since we are snowbirds.
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Re: Paper pieced? 16 Feb 2013 05:47 #97602

Margo your strips look great. I finally got the rest of mine finished last night as well as the rest of month 1 sashing strips. Now I just have to remove all the papers. :roll:

Congratulations on the new granddaughter Janie. :D
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Re: Paper pieced? 15 Feb 2013 21:27 #97595

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Janie, a new granddaughter...how wonderful! Sounds like it's time for a baby quilt! :)


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Re: Paper pieced? 15 Feb 2013 20:12 #97594

janie34997 wrote:
Margo, I did not read all of your post, but I noticed your triangles did line up with the strips. When I looked back at the original, they did not, but fell in the middle. It was only when I returned to your post, did I read that was a conscious decision on your part. Either way, they look good as long as they are consistent. I have all the smaller triangle strips complete, but not the center strips. I like the idea of using graph paper, so will try that. However, I have to take a break for the next 10 days to visit a brand new granddaughter born last week. Hope I can finish before next month's installment is posted.
Congratulations for this new baby in the family!
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Re: Paper pieced? 15 Feb 2013 20:05 #97593

Margo, I did not read all of your post, but I noticed your triangles did line up with the strips. When I looked back at the original, they did not, but fell in the middle. It was only when I returned to your post, did I read that was a conscious decision on your part. Either way, they look good as long as they are consistent. I have all the smaller triangle strips complete, but not the center strips. I like the idea of using graph paper, so will try that. However, I have to take a break for the next 10 days to visit a brand new granddaughter born last week. Hope I can finish before next month's installment is posted.
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Re: Paper pieced? 15 Feb 2013 19:46 #97592

Margo wrote:
Andree, your photos got me motivated and I got half of my units finished today, and the graph paper worked GREAT for the strippy middles!
Thanks for that brilliant tip!

I made the conscious decision to change the orientation and value placement of my triangle units which makes all of my triangle points line up with the seams of the strippy middle sections instead of falling in the middle of the stripes. It was really easy to line everything up with only one pin at each point and I'm pleased with how they are turning out!

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You've helped us so much on this project already! I'm glad I could help you! That graph paper really takes the "guessing" out of the way.
I'm almost done with mine, I should post my results probably Sunday.

Andrée
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Re: Paper pieced? 15 Feb 2013 19:17 #97591

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Andree, your photos got me motivated and I got half of my units finished today, and the graph paper worked GREAT for the strippy middles!
Thanks for that brilliant tip!

I made the conscious decision to change the orientation and value placement of my triangle units which makes all of my triangle points line up with the seams of the strippy middle sections instead of falling in the middle of the stripes. It was really easy to line everything up with only one pin at each point and I'm pleased with how they are turning out!

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Re: Paper pieced? 15 Feb 2013 19:01 #97589

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Andree, your paper piecing the strips on graph paper is brilliant! Rita, leaving the paper on the triangle strips also sounds very promising! Thanks for the suggestions!


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Re: Paper pieced? 15 Feb 2013 17:20 #97583

I am quickly becoming an Accuquilt junky. I just checked the Rose of Sharon 1, it has a 1/2, 3/4, and 1 in circle included. This may cover what we need even though we would need to cut 4-5 at a time. Much faster than hand cutting. Carol
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Re: Paper pieced? 15 Feb 2013 16:20 #97580

Susan I would suggest that to be on the safe side you should probably buy those dies anyway. :wink:
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Re: Paper pieced? 15 Feb 2013 15:46 #97576

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suehenyon wrote:
I am an Accuquilt junky. There is no help, just keep the dies coming. Today on the Accuquilt site, there are limited time only multiple-cut circle dies. Is there any way to find out how big the finished size of all those tiny circles are in the border?

Susan, at this point I do not have access to any instructions for later months so I can not tell you what the sizes of the circles are. I will try to find out where the original quilt is and see if someone can take a physical measurement for us.


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Re: Paper pieced? 15 Feb 2013 14:34 #97575

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Thanks for the great photos Andree!! :D


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Re: Paper pieced? 15 Feb 2013 13:46 #97573

suehenyon wrote:
I am an Accuquilt junky. There is no help, just keep the dies coming. Today on the Accuquilt site, there are limited time only multiple-cut circle dies. Is there any way to find out how big the finished size of all those tiny circles are in the border?
I'm an accuquilt fan too - especially when there are so many of the same shape to cut!
Looking at the picture, those tiny circles looks smaller than the base of the small triangle in month 2 sashing, which measure 1 inch. My guess would be 1/2 an inch... not more. But I see also the centers of some flowers that look a little bigger. Maybe those 3/4 inch from accuquilt could fit?

Andrée
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Re: Paper pieced? 15 Feb 2013 13:19 #97572

Susan I did not go the 'route of a thousand pins'. This is fiddly enough with the paper piecing. Andrée that's a great tutorial. :D
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