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PostSubject: Measure once, cut twice, by Finisher (sound's like Bob's carpentry....)   Thu Sep 11, 2008 5:37 pm

PATCHWORK & QUILTING => Quilters: Hints, Tips & Advice => Topic started by: finisher on January 01, 2008, 12:49:02 PM


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Title: Measure once..cut twice?
Post by: finisher on January 01, 2008, 12:49:02 PM
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Now that the holidays are over I was ready to jump into a new project. I decided to start on the Pine Burr quilt I've wanted to make for a long time. This Summer I got a pattern with paper foundations for the burrs..thinking it would make the piecing so much easier. I opened the pattern and read through the directions. It said to cut strips for the foundation piecing 1 3/4" wide. When paper piecing I don't like to scrimp on the fabric , so I decided to cut my strips at 2". I cut a strip from 81 fat quarters or yardage. I decided to cut the strips into squares, then in half on the diagonal so piecing would be a breeze. That's a lot of cutting.( 8 hours worth to be exact...but would streamline the paper piecing) Sooo...I sat down yesterday to piece a block. To my horror I found that my pieces were too small! If I was extremely careful and precise..I just covered the foundation with nothing to spare. There was nothing to trim away but a thread or two. That's waaay to close for me! The 1 3/4" must have been a typo? OK..so now I have all of this fabric cut..and it's too small. DH asks.."why don't you just throw that fabric away and recut more?" WHUT? Are you crazy? :santa_shocked: I can't just throw this fabric away! That's crazy talk!!! Soo..I went to the copy shop and printed the foundations at 85%. I started to do the paper piecing..and it was fitting much better...until it was time to assemble the block. Now the marked seam allowances were less than 1/4". This block has curved pieces. Most of it is on the bias..so my seam allowances had to be exact. I couldn't use my 1/4" foot as a guide. Eyeballing it could be a problem. I got one block together..then decided to add the correct seam allowance to the reduced pieces. I pieced a second block. Eureka! That was it! Now I have to make more blocks..because they are smaller..plus the cost of printing the reduced foundations. At this point I'm not sure if I am penny wise..or pound foolish? It seems the cost will be the same whether I would have recut the strips..or used what I had cut but need more of, plus the cost of printing! DOH!!! :santa_cheesy:


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Title: Re: Measure once..cut twice?
Post by: Merry Bee on January 01, 2008, 12:55:34 PM
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Oh, what a horror story! I probably would have done what you did, I hate to throw anything away, expecially new fabric. Bummer.


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Title: Re: Measure once..cut twice?
Post by: Litup100 on January 01, 2008, 01:05:10 PM
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Are we related? That sounds like something I'd do.

You must be really made at yourself. I'd put that one aside because it would make me mad.


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Title: Re: Measure once..cut twice?
Post by: finisher on January 01, 2008, 01:18:04 PM
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LOL..Now I'm determined! I WILL make this! :santa_angry: I wanted a challenge... :santa_rolleyes: We'll see how big it ends up!..it could be a wall hanging if it makes me too crazy.


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Title: Re: Measure once..cut twice?
Post by: Pawstoquilt on January 01, 2008, 02:19:01 PM
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Finisher--I would wager it was a typo in the pattern!!! I know what that's like.
Like you--I could NOT throw my fabric away :santa_sad:. Are we cheap or what!


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Title: Re: Measure once..cut twice?
Post by: memaw4 on January 01, 2008, 02:29:59 PM
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There is an old saying: "when life gives you lemons, make lemonade."

I would have done just what you did......reduce the size of the pattern.

I have cut things out before......following the instructions.........only to find they were all wrong. I could just scream when that happens. Throw the fabric away? NO WAY. Cheap? NO, just frugal. I throw nothing away that I might find a use for later on. Basically I'm just talking about fabric and clothes.

Kay


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Title: Re: Measure once..cut twice?
Post by: Litup100 on January 01, 2008, 02:53:44 PM
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I wouldn't throw the fabric away. I'd use it for something else.


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Title: Re: Measure once..cut twice?
Post by: TxMaryQuilts on January 01, 2008, 02:56:57 PM
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If there is an address on that pattern they would be getting a "piece' of my mind and I wouldn't "skimp" on it either.

I know typos happen but I just can't believe that no one else has ever run into a problem and asked about it. They need to make an effort to send out corrections. Fabric is not cheap and darn it, neither is our time!

You're a better quilter than I am Finisher cause I would of tossed them in a corner and sulked for days thinking I had messed something else up. ( Makes you wonder how many people who bought this pattern did exactly that? :santa_undecided: )

So here is a great lesson for all-TEST your pattern before you cut it all out!

Hope it all works out for you Finisher.


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Title: Re: Measure once..cut twice?
Post by: quiltermarynel on January 01, 2008, 03:49:12 PM
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I would put all of those pieces in the scrap barrel, to be added to another project. Then I'd start over, right after yelling at the people who printed the pattern. ARGH!!!

I just looked up that pattern on my QP program. Yes, I would definitely want to paper piece that one. If you like, I will send you the pattern I have, just PM me the size. I bet Quilters Cache as the pattern too.

Hmm. I just looked the name up in the Collector's Dictionary of Quilt Names and Patterns and got 2 different patterns. Neither of those has any curved piecing so I am assuming those two are not it.


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Title: Re: Measure once..cut twice?
Post by: BearFoot on January 01, 2008, 04:24:00 PM
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Quote from: memaw4 on January 01, 2008, 02:29:59 PM
There is an old saying: "when life gives you lemons, make lemonade."


I have a similar saying..."when life gives you limes...ask for Tequila and salt!"

I would probably have used the strips on a Jelly Roll quilt and cut new ones for this one, but I wouldn't be happy about it! Fabric is expensive...and I don't have the time or the cash to mess up a whole quilt!


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Title: Re: Measure once..cut twice?
Post by: finisher on January 01, 2008, 05:22:31 PM
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I just had to vent about this one! Thanks for your offer to give me the correct size MaryNel. I have it figured out now. :santa_wink: The one I'm doing has a center that is like the center of a Robbing Peter to pay Paul block..then has 4 cones with curved bottoms and sawtooth edges that radiate out from it. Then it has diamonds to connect block to block..with half diamonds on the edges. Once I get a couple more blocks done I'll post a photo. I'm not going to set the diamonds in until I decide for sure which fabric I will use for setting..and the placement of the blocks. I have a couple of options.
I know I have plenty of fabric..and could cut new strips..but the practical, thrifty, stingy, and stubborn part of me wouldn't let me! HaHa

Mary..You have the best advice of all! Make a TEST block before cutting all of the fabrics! :santa_rolleyes: When will I learn that? Doh! I was sure that cutting everything 1/4" bigger than the directions said to..I'd have smooth sailing.
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PostSubject: Re: Measure once, cut twice, by Finisher (sound's like Bob's carpentry....)   Thu Sep 11, 2008 5:38 pm

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Title: Re: Measure once..cut twice?
Post by: quiltermarynel on January 01, 2008, 08:07:28 PM
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I agree about doing a test block. I always do. Of course, my general suspicious nature is why I rarely do mystery quilts. It's one thing if I mess up, it's quite another if someone else gives me the wrong directions.

Finisher, it sounds as though the version of pine burr you are trying to do is the one on QP, which is also, the best looking version in my opinion.


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Title: Re: Measure once..cut twice?
Post by: BearFoot on January 01, 2008, 08:17:12 PM
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Quote from: quiltermarynel on January 01, 2008, 08:07:28 PM
It's one thing if I mess up, it's quite another if someone else gives me the wrong directions.
I agree....I mess up enough on my own...I don't need "help" by having wrong info!


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Title: Re: Measure once..cut twice?
Post by: Pawstoquilt on January 01, 2008, 08:51:36 PM
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UMMMMMM.....Bad instructions......that can't be good :santa_angry:.


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Title: Re: Measure once..cut twice?
Post by: TxMaryQuilts on January 02, 2008, 05:55:15 AM
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Which reminds me Paws, how is your "Great Directions---Not!" quilt coming along. Have you been able to work on it any?

The worst thing in my opinion about situations like this is this: what if someone fairly new to quilting gets a pattern with wrong directions. They may not even know there is a problem until they try to put it all together. Then they will be really disappointed and we could lose a quilter. Publishers should be extra careful with instructions and patterns.


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Title: Re: Measure once..cut twice?
Post by: Pawstoquilt on January 02, 2008, 06:10:14 AM
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Quote from: TxMaryQuilts on January 02, 2008, 05:55:15 AM
Which reminds me Paws, how is your "Great Directions---Not!" quilt coming along. Have you been able to work on it any?



Good Morning Mary--I am working on it :santa_afro:. Starting to put it on the wall board as I get the blocks re-sized. Actually it is looking pretty good. I will NOT put it out of sight till it's done.
Think I will send a pic. to the company and ask them if they don't think it looks better when everything matches. I WILL FINISH IT--YES--I WILL FINISH IT!!!!!


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Title: Re: Measure once..cut twice?
Post by: Pawstoquilt on January 02, 2008, 06:12:40 AM
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By golly--if Finisher can finish hers--I can finish mine.
We are "hanger inners" :santa_afro:.


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Title: Re: Measure once..cut twice?
Post by: TxMaryQuilts on January 02, 2008, 06:26:59 AM
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LOL I love the idea of sending the company a picture! That would be so great!

I am hanging in on DH's John Deere quilt too. It wasn't done for Christmas but I showed him the top and he really seemed to like it. I refuse to put it away and I will get it on the frame to quilt this month. I need to do Gimpy's and Admin's blocks since they have a deadline and then the quilt is next.

I guess a certain amont of stick-to-it-ness is necessary or we would never have a finished quilt would we? :santa_wink:


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Title: Re: Measure once..cut twice?
Post by: Calico_Chris on January 02, 2008, 06:37:22 AM
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This thread leads me to the question I've been wondering about for awhile. This isn't the first time I have heard of a pattern being wrong. How often does this happen? I don't think I would have recoverd as gracefully as finisher, mine might have ended up as stuffing for a pillow!


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Title: Re: Measure once..cut twice?
Post by: BearFoot on January 02, 2008, 09:36:42 AM
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Quote from: Pawstoquilt on January 02, 2008, 06:12:40 AM
We are "hanger inners" :santa_afro:.
I like "hanger outing" with the "hanger inners"...I get so much motivation that it keeps me "hangering around" for more! :santa_grin:

Ok...I'll put the wine back in the fridge now! :santa_embarrassed:


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Title: Re: Measure once..cut twice?
Post by: QBee - Mary Ann on January 02, 2008, 09:59:06 AM
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I fear I'm not much of a "hanger-inner" - with my lack of quilting experience (or, if truth be told, lack of patience!) - I'm afraid if I ran into that much trouble the project would get shoved way to the back of UFOs. Then some day my kids could throw it out, and I wouldn't feel guilty about throwing it out myself! :santa_wink: Mary Ann


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Title: Re: Measure once..cut twice?
Post by: TxMaryQuilts on January 02, 2008, 10:45:12 AM
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Bearfoot, how much of that you got left? Might have to come have a glass! :santa_grin:

LOL Too funny

QBee, your plan doesn't sound half bad. Takes all the guilt out of the pleasure! LOL


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Title: Re: Measure once..cut twice?
Post by: BearFoot on January 02, 2008, 10:51:15 AM
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Quote from: TxMaryQuilts on January 02, 2008, 10:45:12 AM
Bearfoot, how much of that you got left? Might have to come have a glass! :santa_grin:
There is almost always a bottle chilling in the fridge! (You never know when you might need it for medicinal purposes!)
Since it only takes 1/2 glass to make me really light-headed (I know..it's because I am 1/2 way there already... :santa_tongue:)and I am the only one who drinks it...then tend to last quite awhile!
You are welcome to join me anytime! I'll even open a new bottle for you... :santa_grin:


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Title: Re: Measure once..cut twice?
Post by: Pawstoquilt on January 02, 2008, 11:28:34 AM
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Quote from: TxMaryQuilts on January 02, 2008, 10:45:12 AM
Bearfoot, how much of that you got left? Might have to come have a glass! :santa_grin:




:santa_cheesy: :santa_cheesy: :santa_cheesy: :santa_cheesy: :santa_cheesy: :santa_cheesy:


OMG--My imagination is running wild here. TxMary and BearFoot arrested for operating scissors while under the influence.
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PostSubject: Re: Measure once, cut twice, by Finisher (sound's like Bob's carpentry....)   Thu Sep 11, 2008 5:38 pm

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Title: Re: Measure once..cut twice?
Post by: TxMaryQuilts on January 02, 2008, 02:30:35 PM
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No prob's Paws. I get pretty mellow with a glass of wine too. So at least we won't be running with scissors-- just not cutting too straight!

Maybe we'll just sit around "cutting" up. :santa_grin:


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Title: Re: Measure once..cut twice?
Post by: Merry Bee on January 02, 2008, 02:38:01 PM
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With the medication I have to take, alcohol has three times the normal effect on me. Would you believe I can get giddy on a half a beer? Now that is scarey, so I just don't drink at all anymore doggone it. I find it amusing to watch everybody else get giggly.


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Title: Re: Measure once..cut twice?
Post by: golo on January 02, 2008, 03:21:45 PM
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I have a can of beer in my refrig all the time, but its for my beer chicken recipe... never drink the stuff.... :santa_grin:


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Title: Re: Measure once..cut twice?
Post by: Candi Gordon on January 02, 2008, 06:13:57 PM
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Of course, you will complete it because you are the

FINISHER

:santa_cheesy:Candi


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Title: Re: Measure once..cut twice?
Post by: Pawstoquilt on January 04, 2008, 06:01:02 AM
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Quote from: finisher on January 01, 2008, 12:49:02 PM
Now that the holidays are over I was ready to jump into a new project. I decided to start on the Pine Burr quilt I've wanted to make for a long time. This Summer I got a pattern with paper foundations for the burrs..thinking it would make the piecing so much easier. I opened the pattern and read through the directions. It said to cut strips for the foundation piecing 1 3/4" wide. When paper piecing I don't like to scrimp on the fabric , so I decided to cut my strips at 2". I cut a strip from 81 fat quarters or yardage. I decided to cut the strips into squares, then in half on the diagonal so piecing would be a breeze. That's a lot of cutting.( 8 hours worth to be exact...but would streamline the paper piecing) Sooo...I sat down yesterday to piece a block. To my horror I found that my pieces were too small! If I was extremely careful and precise..I just covered the foundation with nothing to spare. There was nothing to trim away but a thread or two. That's waaay to close for me! The 1 3/4" must have been a typo? OK..so now I have all of this fabric cut..and it's too small. DH asks.."why don't you just throw that fabric away and recut more?" WHUT? Are you crazy? :santa_shocked: I can't just throw this fabric away! That's crazy talk!!! Soo..I went to the copy shop and printed the foundations at 85%. I started to do the paper piecing..and it was fitting much better...until it was time to assemble the block. Now the marked seam allowances were less than 1/4". This block has curved pieces. Most of it is on the bias..so my seam allowances had to be exact. I couldn't use my 1/4" foot as a guide. Eyeballing it could be a problem. I got one block together..then decided to add the correct seam allowance to the reduced pieces. I pieced a second block. Eureka! That was it! Now I have to make more blocks..because they are smaller..plus the cost of printing the reduced foundations. At this point I'm not sure if I am penny wise..or pound foolish? It seems the cost will be the same whether I would have recut the strips..or used what I had cut but need more of, plus the cost of printing! DOH!!! :santa_cheesy:


Good morning Finisher--thinking about you this morning--how are you coming along on your project??



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Title: Re: Measure once..cut twice?
Post by: memaw4 on January 04, 2008, 01:25:32 PM
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Quote from: TxMaryQuilts on January 01, 2008, 02:56:57 PM
If there is an address on that pattern they would be getting a "piece' of my mind and I wouldn't "skimp" on it either.

I know typos happen but I just can't believe that no one else has ever run into a problem and asked about it. They need to make an effort to send out corrections. Fabric is not cheap and darn it, neither is our time!

You're a better quilter than I am Finisher cause I would of tossed them in a corner and sulked for days thinking I had messed something else up. ( Makes you wonder how many people who bought this pattern did exactly that? :santa_undecided: )

So here is a great lesson for all-TEST your pattern before you cut it all out!

Hope it all works out for you Finisher.



I just love your attitude TxMaryQuilts. I'm NOT being smart, I'm agreeing with you. I hate waste. I'm old enough to know everything cost money. Of course some things more that others, but still money. I don't know about the rest of you, but I don't have money to waste! I also wasn't brought up to waste and neither were our girls.

Write the company a letter? I never thought of that. Calling them: YES.......but only after I've calmed down. I agree they need to know about the mistake.

Kay


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Title: Re: Measure once..cut twice?
Post by: TxMaryQuilts on January 04, 2008, 01:52:44 PM
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Aww shucks, Memaw. :santa_azn:

You are so right about everything costing money. I cringe every time I hear someone say "Well it only cost $XX. Well it takes XX hours to earn that money doesn't it.

I do better if I take the time to write instead of call. Gives me a chance to think before opening my mouth and inserting my feet! :santa_grin:


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Title: Re: Measure once..cut twice?
Post by: finisher on January 04, 2008, 04:09:01 PM
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This is the version of Pine Burr I'm working on. After my rough start..maybe I should change the name to Pine Grrrr?



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Title: Re: Measure once..cut twice?
Post by: TxMaryQuilts on January 04, 2008, 04:34:02 PM
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Oooooh Awwww

How gorgeous is that! No wonder you liked it so much. It is beautiful.

Like your new name for it too. :santa_grin:


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Title: Re: Measure once..cut twice?
Post by: Merry Bee on January 04, 2008, 04:51:22 PM
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Oh Finisher, that is beautiful. I see why it needs to be paper pieced.....all those little triangle points. A double WOW.


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Title: Re: Measure once..cut twice?
Post by: Pawstoquilt on January 04, 2008, 07:51:42 PM
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Finisher--Very nice!!! Yep! Think you should finish it.
Thanks for the picture!!!


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Title: Re: Measure once..cut twice?
Post by: quiltermarynel on January 05, 2008, 12:31:46 AM
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Nice work. This is a slightly differnt pattern than the one QP has. There's has more curve in the center area. I had not tought of doing this in various colors of burrs. I like the effect a whole lot. I can certainly see why you wanted to make it.


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Title: Re: Measure once..cut twice?
Post by: finisher on January 05, 2008, 05:24:28 AM
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Isn't it funny how patterns can vary MaryNel? The pattern I have for this one has the burrs all of the same color and navy setting diamonds. I wanted to make the burrs scrappy because I love being able to use so many fabrics. I just love scrappy! I think I'm going to set this with the fabric that is pinned up behind the blocks. I'm thinking I may want to add a border and put some applique in it? :santa_rolleyes:
Now that I have reduced the pattern so I can use my precut fabrics..the blocks are quite a bit smaller. They finish at around 10". I sure wouldn't want to piece this without the paper foundations! :santa_shocked:


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Title: Re: Measure once..cut twice?
Post by: Merry Bee on January 05, 2008, 11:43:28 AM
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You are doing a beautiful job, finisher, and the tiny pieces are really exquisite. It will be a showpiece, a better one, even, for being smaller scale. I am glad you just forged ahead with it. It comes under my favorite IMTDT! heading for projects. (I Meant To Do That!)


:santa_afro: :santa_afro: :santa_afro:



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Title: Re: Measure once..cut twice?
Post by: Candi Gordon on January 06, 2008, 09:46:34 AM
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How beautiful. I just love it. I love your strong will to go the distance. Love the scrappy burrs. I think your idea of an applique border would just be gorgeous. Can't wait to see it finished. I bet you can't either. :santa_cheesy:


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Title: Re: Measure once..cut twice?
Post by: quiltermarynel on January 06, 2008, 06:09:12 PM
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Finisher, What are you planning to put between the units you've made? Will it be white, like the bit of the burrs?


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Title: Re: Measure once..cut twice?
Post by: finisher on January 06, 2008, 06:18:00 PM
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Originally I was going to use the off white..but I think I might use the pale gold print I have pinned behind the blocks on my design board. I'm thinking that would be a good border color for the applique to go on. Or..I could use a lighter shade of the cinnamon pinks..or brown...or gold? I think I'll play around once I have more blocks done and see what looks right to me. I sort of lean towards the pink...but then it would look too feminine so the pale gold might be better? When I do the applique I want to do sunflowers and pomegranites..and vines with leaves. Whatever I can think of that will pull the colors of the burrs into the borders.


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Title: Re: Measure once..cut twice?
Post by: quiltermarynel on January 06, 2008, 06:19:27 PM
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I am sure that you'll get it to be perfect. I was just curious.


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Title: Re: Measure once..cut twice?
Post by: Marian on January 07, 2008, 09:54:02 AM
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I have had something like that happen to me once, boy was I upset. Throwing material out is NOT an option for us quilters, I agree. I set the cut pieces aside about a year ago and they are still in my UFO pile for another snowy day!
Marian in Ohio
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PostSubject: Re: Measure once, cut twice, by Finisher (sound's like Bob's carpentry....)   Thu Sep 11, 2008 5:40 pm

Title: Re: Measure once..cut twice?
Post by: finisher on January 07, 2008, 12:02:42 PM
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Well Marian I couldn't believe DH said throw them out! Throw them aside...maybe..but throw them out? Never! I love fabric too much I think?


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Title: Re: Measure once..cut twice?
Post by: Pawstoquilt on January 07, 2008, 12:45:46 PM
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A "bad cut" or a pattern with "bad directions" seriously wounds my attitude for a while.
Sometimes I just gotta put it aside for whatever time it takes--preferbly not "out of sight" though. Throw it away is NOT an option. I don't accept defeat easily--and neither does my check book.


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Title: Re: Measure once..cut twice?
Post by: Pawstoquilt on January 21, 2008, 02:08:04 PM
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Finisher--how's your "Pine Grrr" quilt coming along???????????


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Title: Re: Measure once..cut twice?
Post by: finisher on January 21, 2008, 02:42:47 PM
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I've got 14 blocks done now. I spent the past two weekends out of town at my DS's and spent most of one day basting a quilt to go in the hoop..so I'm not as far along as I'd like. It takes about 3 hours to make each block. I'd like to get 2 blocks a day done..but life keeps getting in the way? ::)
How is your "don't worry about squaring things up" quilt coming along Paws? That would drive me around the bend. I need things to match up and be precise.


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Title: Re: Measure once..cut twice?
Post by: Pawstoquilt on January 21, 2008, 03:19:36 PM
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Well Finisher--it's still out and in sight--try to do a few blocks every once in a while--if I put it away--then I am sunk. Just been "unnecessary" work. You keep chugging on yours and I will too!!!! You are going to have a "few" hours invested in yours too.


WE'LL MAKE IT--WE'LL MAKE IT--HOPE WE MAKE IT!!!
Been cutting some squares and strips for Golo's Trading Patches.

Have a baby quilt that's "pushing" right now. Oh the things we get ourselves into!!!!


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Title: Re: Measure once..cut twice?
Post by: finisher on January 21, 2008, 03:25:43 PM
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LOL..I can't put mine away..I won't pull it back out. ;) I want to start the applique on the Country Sunshine quilt Deb told us about..and Deb told me about a group that's doing it as a BOM..but I won't let myself start it. It's going to be my reward for sticking with the Pine Grrr... ;D


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Title: Re: Measure once..cut twice?
Post by: missmommy on January 21, 2008, 03:29:35 PM
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When I first started quilting I never squared up blocks...didn't know about it...and everything always lined up. Now I have all the special tools and rulers and hold my breathe every time I line the blocks up. lol


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Title: Re: Measure once..cut twice?
Post by: finisher on March 26, 2008, 04:19:52 PM
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I finally got the appliqued borders on the Pine Burr. I was inspired by a border on a quilt in Kim Diehl's Simple Blessings by the name of Geese in the Garden. I added tulips..and reworked the placements until I had what I wanted for this quilt. It's hard for me to take a photo of large quilts..but I did my best. :wink:



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Title: Re: Measure once..cut twice?
Post by: Pawstoquilt on March 26, 2008, 04:53:35 PM
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Ann--that is absolutly beautiful!!!! My Oh My!!! The hours you have put into it.
Oh--by the way--when you send it to me, please be sure it is insured :2funny:.


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Title: Re: Measure once..cut twice?
Post by: Merry Bee on March 26, 2008, 05:03:27 PM
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It seems that you started your Pine "Grr" quilt just a little while ago, and Now Just Look what you have done with it! That is just beautiful. I think I will want to applique something on my next pieced quilt. It makes it so much more elegant and gorgeous.


Do NOT...I repeat...Do NOT send it to Paws....... send it to me. I will even send money for the postage and insurance. :whistling: (as if insurance would be of any value)


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Title: Re: Measure once..cut twice?
Post by: Pawstoquilt on March 26, 2008, 05:11:50 PM
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Quote from: Merry Bee on March 26, 2008, 05:03:27 PM

Do NOT...I repeat...Do NOT send it to Paws....... send it to me. I will even send money for the postage and insurance. :whistling: (as if insurance would be of any value)


Ann--Just forget mailing it--I'll come get it!!! Lunch is on me!!!!!


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Title: Re: Measure once..cut twice?
Post by: golo on March 26, 2008, 05:41:06 PM
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Stand in line gals, I love it... it is absolutely stunning... Finisher you did a beautiful job for me... :2funny: :2funny: Where is this lovely quilt actually going to go???


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Title: Re: Measure once..cut twice?
Post by: finisher on March 26, 2008, 06:20:22 PM
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Hahahah..you girls sure made my day! :2funny: I made it because I've wanted to make a Pine Grr..I mean Burr for years. AND I wanted a brown and pink quilt..which this has a lot of. I also decided as I worked on it that I wanted to do some sort of an applique border. Then..the perfect storm happened. I got Kim Diehl's Simple Blessings book and saw her applique border with sun flowers and thought that would be a great way to bring the brown out to the border. I added the tulips to her design to bring the coral out to the edges too. This quilt has been a problem child all along. I had the applique done on the borders and once I sewed them on I didn't like the way the corners looked. Soo..rip it rip it..and redid it. I'm happy with it now. :afro: Ya'll can fight it out..let me know who wins? I think Paws is going to have the jump on you..she lives the closest... if she's coming for lunch too.


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Title: Re: Measure once..cut twice?
Post by: Pawstoquilt on March 26, 2008, 06:32:41 PM
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Quote from: finisher on March 26, 2008, 06:20:22 PM
Ya'll can fight it out..let me know who wins? I think Paws is going to have the jump on you..she lives the closest... if she's coming for lunch too.

NO NO--I said I am buying lunch!!!!!


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Title: Re: Measure once..cut twice?
Post by: Schnookie on March 26, 2008, 08:58:59 PM
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Oh my that is one BEAUTIFUL quilt you have done...Pine Gr, I just love it and I bet you are happer than a lark that it is done. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!


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Title: Re: Measure once..cut twice?
Post by: quiltermarynel on March 26, 2008, 11:51:31 PM
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Finisher, that's a wonderful quilt. I know that whoever ends up with it will enjoy it.


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Title: Re: Measure once..cut twice?
Post by: missmommy on March 27, 2008, 03:24:08 AM
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Quote from: golo on March 26, 2008, 05:41:06 PM
Stand in line gals, I love it... it is absolutely stunning... Finisher you did a beautiful job for me... :2funny: :2funny: Where is this lovely quilt actually going to go???


Why it's coming to me in NY!


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Title: Re: Measure once..cut twice?
Post by: Schnookie on March 27, 2008, 08:07:53 AM
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Why it's coming to me in NY!

Hey, hey, gals, maybe it needs to be on a road trip around the world, it can start here in Oregon, say I keep it for a week or maybe a year and send it on to one of you. :rolleyes: I promise I will send it on.....well maybe send it on :whistling:


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Title: Re: Measure once..cut twice?
Post by: golo on March 27, 2008, 09:24:21 AM
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How about the lewis and clark trail backwards ... right to ND... :2funny:


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Title: Re: Measure once..cut twice?
Post by: Merry Bee on March 27, 2008, 09:29:37 AM
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Then due south from there, right down I-35 to Fort Worth.


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Title: Re: Measure once..cut twice?
Post by: missmommy on March 27, 2008, 10:08:45 AM
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Wait a minute...I have a friend near Toledo who can pick it up for me on her way east to visit family here in NY/NJ....


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Title: Re: Measure once..cut twice?
Post by: finisher on March 27, 2008, 11:17:35 AM
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OK girls..but at some point while this Pine Burr is traveling around..one of you is going to have to quilt it! :shocked: LOL


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Title: Re: Measure once..cut twice?
Post by: Schnookie on March 27, 2008, 11:20:17 AM
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Yikes , I am not to good at that yet, so I guess I will pass it on to Merry Bee Evil or Very Mad then ask if I can display it for you after she is done... Evil or Very Mad


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Title: Re: Measure once..cut twice?
Post by: golo on March 27, 2008, 11:44:43 AM
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Sorry Finisher, you are on your own when it comes to hand quilting such a lovely quilt... ah shucks.... Undesided thought I had a chance there..... :coolsmiley:


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Title: Re: Measure once..cut twice?
Post by: Merry Bee on March 27, 2008, 11:51:41 AM
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Well, I have to admit that I am not that much of a hand quilter, either. You wouldn't want me to free-mo that top!


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Title: Re: Measure once..cut twice?
Post by: TxMaryQuilts on March 28, 2008, 05:58:43 AM
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Finisher, that is stunning. I am so impressed. Your applique skills are just over the top. I still can't believe you just started appliqueing last summer with those Hawiian blocks.

Your piecing is also superb. There just aren't words to express how pretty this quilt is.You should be ever so proud. :smiley:


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Title: Re: Measure once..cut twice?
Post by: finisher on March 28, 2008, 06:09:38 AM
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Thank you Mary Ann. This one has simple applique. Nothing fussy. Big easy shapes. I didn't just learn to applique last Summer though. :wink: I just learned NEEDLE TURN last Summer. I've been doing applique with freezer paper on top or basting the shapes first for about 25 years.

For a minute there..I thought I had tricked the other gals into quilting it..but no go. :2funny:


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Title: Re: Measure once..cut twice?
Post by: TxMaryQuilts on March 28, 2008, 06:20:35 AM
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Well, your 25+ years syre pay off. :smiley:

No, I don't think anyone is going to "volunteer" to quilt your work. Talk about intimidating. :shocked:
I am sure most people would freeze up at the thought of trying to match your skill. I know I wouldn't want to. I am perfectly content just oohing and aahing over your work. Smitten
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