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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: Month 3 Arcs

Re: Month 3 Arcs 12 Mar 2013 23:33 #98666

Reetzbobeetz wrote:
Thanks Gail. :D Wow 46 years is a long time! You don't look old enough to be married that long - child bride were you? :lol:

Hehe Rita, yes married at 14 :wink:
Gail, Far North Queensland, Australia
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Re: Month 3 Arcs 12 Mar 2013 19:51 #98658

Wow Gail - I agree with Rita - you certainly don't look old enough to be married 46 years. Congratulations!
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Re: Month 3 Arcs 12 Mar 2013 19:49 #98657

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I got side-tracked on a project with a deadline and it's making me ocd. Is month 3 taking ya'll as long as month one and two?

I think that it actually took me longer this month. There are 72 arcs by the time you do the inner arc and then the outter arc. It's a lot pinning! But they look so cute when you get them done. :D
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Re: Month 3 Arcs 12 Mar 2013 19:43 #98656

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Gail, congratulations on your 46th anniversary!!!


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Re: Month 3 Arcs 12 Mar 2013 19:42 #98655

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suehenyon wrote:
I got side-tracked on a project with a deadline and it's making me ocd. Is month 3 taking ya'll as long as month one and two?

I felt like this month went a little faster. Yes, there were 36 arcs to paper piece, but they were not as "fiddly" as the paper piecing in months 1 and 2. The curved piecing does require careful pinning, but after a couple of blocks I "got into the zone" and it really was fun and relaxing. Watched a lot of Netflix reruns this month! :D


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Re: Month 3 Arcs 12 Mar 2013 19:26 #98651

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I got side-tracked on a project with a deadline and it's making me ocd. Is month 3 taking ya'll as long as month one and two?
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Re: Month 3 Arcs 12 Mar 2013 17:34 #98643

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Thanks Gail. :D Wow 46 years is a long time! You don't look old enough to be married that long - child bride were you? :lol:
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Re: Month 3 Arcs 12 Mar 2013 17:10 #98642

Thanks girls for your comments, the grippers really are quite effective on the template plastic. Thanks Rita,that pic was taken last week for 46th wedding anniversary. By the way I like your new avatar also. :D
Gail, Far North Queensland, Australia
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Re: Month 3 Arcs 12 Mar 2013 16:13 #98641

I've used them on my rulers but never gave a thought to templates. Thank you for the tip. What a great site where we can share, thank you ladies.
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Re: Month 3 Arcs 12 Mar 2013 06:42 #98612

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I have them on some of my rulers too Gail thanks for the tip. And I love the new Avatar. :D
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Re: Month 3 Arcs 12 Mar 2013 05:35 #98607

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Dont' know whether or not anyone has suggested this before!! I found the Fabric Grips to be very useful attatched to the rather slippery template plastic. They stick onto your rulers or templates with tiny sand paper dots and help to stop them sliding whilst cutting your fabric. Hope this is of some use. :)
Thanks for the tip, I hope to find some at my local quilt shop and give it a try!
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Re: Month 3 Arcs 12 Mar 2013 03:44 #98604

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I have them on some of my regular rulers. They work great

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Re: Month 3 Arcs 11 Mar 2013 23:55 #98602

Dont' know whether or not anyone has suggested this before!! I found the Fabric Grips to be very useful attatched to the rather slippery template plastic. They stick onto your rulers or templates with tiny sand paper dots and help to stop them sliding whilst cutting your fabric. Hope this is of some use. :)
Gail, Far North Queensland, Australia
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Re: Month 3 Arcs 11 Mar 2013 06:26 #98550

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Yes, it's easier to sew the larger arc because it is a more gentle curve. Glad to hear that the starch didn't cause an issue manipulating the fabric.


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