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Anita M.



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PostSubject: Re: Signature Block Swap   Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:16 am

http://quilting.about.com/od/blockofthemonth/ss/rosebud_kcstar.htm
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Anita M.



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PostSubject: Re: Signature Block Swap   Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:49 am



OK, this is the instructions from my book. 8; block would probably be best. The D is green , E is pink and F is dark. This would be a pretty block. It gives us a 4" center for signinh and we could do whatever fcolor flower we want. It would be pretty when we got it all together. What do you think? Undesided anitas
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Calico_Chris



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PostSubject: Re: Signature Block Swap   Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:30 pm

The rosebud has 33 pieces. Even with strip piecing thats a lot of seams to deal with.
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Gimpy Cat
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PostSubject: Re: Signature Block Swap   Wed Oct 20, 2010 4:59 pm

what about square in a square, either set on point or straight? They can look so pretty when set with other blocks, even simple rail fence blocks look good with them. Just a thought, couple of variations here

http://www.quilterscache.com/S/SquareswithinSquares2Block.html

http://www.quilterscache.com/S/SquaresUponSquaresBlock.html

http://www.straw.com/equilters/library/PFP/square-in-square.html

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Anita M.



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PostSubject: Re: Signature Block Swap   Wed Oct 20, 2010 6:19 pm

I like the first one, gimpy! Although ythe last one could work.

How about this one?
http://www.quilterscache.com/A/AutographStarBlock.html
It is a 12" block though.
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golo
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PostSubject: Re: Signature Block Swap   Wed Oct 20, 2010 6:27 pm

too many pieces, Anita.... keep it simple something quick....

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Mamu



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PostSubject: Re: Signature Block Swap   Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:30 pm

YES, keep it simple and not too many pieces since there are so many different skill levels we don't want to intimidate anyone from not participating

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Linda 2B



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PostSubject: Re: Signature Block Swap   Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:21 pm

Here are a couple of 6 1/2 unfinished blocks I like:
Washington Puzzle
http://www.quilterscache.com/W/WashingtonPuzzleBlock.html

Signature Block
http://www.quilterscache.com/W/WashingtonPuzzleBlock.html

Scrappy Star
http://www.quilterscache.com/S/ScrappyStarBlock.html

Liberate
http://www.quilterscache.com/L/LiberateBlock.html

Go Along #2
http://www.quilterscache.com/V/VOS_GoAlong2Block.html

American Chain
http://www.quilterscache.com/A/AmericanChainBlock.html

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Anita M.



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PostSubject: Re: Signature Block Swap   Thu Oct 21, 2010 11:54 am

OK. here is another possibility - Just exchange blocks with that information on them. We can incorporate them into whatever blocks we want.

Or we could so somethi9ng like this block

L\D D D/L
L D L
L\D D D/L

Light stands for light, S for dark. It is a 9 patch block, and we would have 2 light squares on either side to use. The dark reminds me of a spool of thread.

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golo
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PostSubject: Re: Signature Block Swap   Thu Oct 21, 2010 12:41 pm

Linda, I like the 1st and 3rd one that you first posted... very easy

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"Brenda Ueland "

Golo

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breezepines2002
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PostSubject: Re: Signature Block Swap   Sat Oct 23, 2010 11:07 am

am i TO LATE just seen it just now.. it's not oct 31 can I can I? would love to have a quilt with all my best friends name on it.. oh pleasessssssssssss
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redmadder



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PostSubject: Re: Signature Block Swap   Sat Oct 23, 2010 11:10 am

Pleeeeaaasssse decide on the block! Just know somebody's gonna get sick or or or ya know....something! Shocked
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texasmusicmom



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PostSubject: Re: Signature Block Swap   Sat Oct 23, 2010 12:24 pm

Sounds like fun to me! If you keep the block simple.....I'd like to do that too! Make a neat wall hanging out of it to put on my sewing room wall!!!
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Anita M.



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PostSubject: Re: Signature Block Swap   Sat Oct 23, 2010 5:46 pm

How about a rail fence block? For a 6" finished so 3 2.5 in strips together and make the center one WOW or muslin to write on.
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PostSubject: Re: Signature Block Swap   Sat Oct 23, 2010 11:29 pm

Oh now thats a nice idea Anita, I am partial to rail fence, been wanting to make one for myself, only made one and it was for laura in red/white/blue both australia and americas colours, her heritage quilt. I figured the stripes were the blocks and on the back I appliqued stars in the pattern of the southern cross, think I covered her dual heritage!

Id love to join but Im so scared of not being reliable, I havent sewn a thing since march but surely I have to get my mojo back, I cant decide what to do, honest thoughts please friends.........

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redmadder



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PostSubject: Re: Signature Block Swap   Sun Oct 24, 2010 5:12 am

GC, take picture of sewing area. Dedicate 10 minutes a day to tidying up, oiling machine. Commit to a swap. Bet your mojo comes screaming back. Mine did. It leaves for awhile every year. I've been known to set a timer, even if I hate the idea of sewing. Usually the ringer gets ignored.

The Temperance movement was funded by women's sewing and mainly that was quilts. Signature quilts were big fund raisers. Women would send a strip of fabric to 'celebrities'. Locally they would sell signature space then raffle the quilt. Later sewing groups were the meeting chance for abolitionist speakers and even later the women's sufferage movement.
I find a lot of these in my books and magazines.

Then of course there were remembrance signature quilts, friends leaving, appreciation gifts for ministers, quilters just having fun together. I don't intend to be unreliable, its just life keeps getting interesting. Very Happy
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Mamu



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PostSubject: Re: Signature Block Swap   Sun Oct 24, 2010 6:47 am

What ever type of block you all decide is fine with me.... this will be very interesting when done!

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shemoocows



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PostSubject: Re: Signature Block Swap   Sun Oct 24, 2010 3:57 pm

Am I too late??? just seen the swap would love to be apart of it let me know please
cheers all
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Linda 2B



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PostSubject: Re: Signature Block Swap   Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:39 am

I was away from my computer for a couple of days!
So now I'm back and I have added Breeze and Shemoo
to the list.

I think the block we will be doing will be the Washington Puzzle

Washington Puzzle
http://www.quilterscache.com/W/WashingtonPuzzleBlock.html

I hope this will work for everyone. There are just to many blocks
it could take us forever to decided! So I hope this oe is ok!

For those on the maybe list please let me know what you have decided!
Thanks!

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golo
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PostSubject: Re: Signature Block Swap   Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:17 am

I can't get the pattern to scale out 100%.... it goes 97% or 70 %...

is there a way of doing this like a nine patch and then cutting to size and shape with a ruler...

what is the actual size of the middle block... I would like to try making it without paper piecing?...

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So you see, imagination needs moodling - long, inefficient, happy idling, dawdling and puttering.
"Brenda Ueland "

Golo

Dreams are wishes the heart makes... I dream of lots of quilting
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Anita M.



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PostSubject: Re: Signature Block Swap   Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:55 am

I think that pattern while nice and funky, is going to be a pain. JMHO.
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golo
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PostSubject: Re: Signature Block Swap   Mon Oct 25, 2010 12:33 pm

Lets do the Rail Fence... easy and quick and can look nice no matter what fabric is used. I think the paper piecing one is not going to come to size for everyone.... Linda, what do you think???? Any other opinions?????

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So you see, imagination needs moodling - long, inefficient, happy idling, dawdling and puttering.
"Brenda Ueland "

Golo

Dreams are wishes the heart makes... I dream of lots of quilting
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redwork



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PostSubject: Re: Signature Block Swap   Mon Oct 25, 2010 1:02 pm

Can I join or am I too late for this swap.
I think that rail block sounds much more simple.
Redwork
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Anita M.



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PostSubject: Re: Signature Block Swap   Mon Oct 25, 2010 1:37 pm

We could make the center part of the rail fence 3" and the rop and bottom 2" of we need more space to write. When sewn together that is a 6" unfinished.
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Linda 2B



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PostSubject: Re: Signature Block Swap   Mon Oct 25, 2010 4:16 pm

OK we will use the Rail Fence Block 6" finished(6 1/2" unfinished) with
the center being white or off white. No WOW it maybe hard to write on.

Is this ok with everyone, if so I can finalize the guidelines and we will
be ready for October 31st.

Redwork I have added you name.

Golo
Polska
Linda 2B
Calico Chris
Mamu
Redmadder
Shemoocow
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Redwork
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