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PostSubject: Re: I Call 'Em Doilies   Mon Mar 16, 2009 11:22 pm

Okay, I'm in! I'll go look in my stash to see what I can see... (whiteboard? What whiteboard??)

Post your fabric pics here! I think I'll look at blacks & reds... no - wait - coffee and cream... oh, maybe blue and yellow and orange... ahhh, but I already have teals/turquoises pulled - maybe just a hint of black... or orange...

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PostSubject: Re: I Call 'Em Doilies   Mon Mar 16, 2009 11:25 pm

I'll just have to see what I have... maybe some batiks...

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PostSubject: Re: I Call 'Em Doilies   Tue Mar 17, 2009 2:25 am

Split 9 Patch fabs chosen and cut. (Borders will be cut later...) I have a perfect black/turq/purple fab that I can use for backing.

The pieces are SO little!!


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PostSubject: Re: I Call 'Em Doilies   Tue Mar 17, 2009 3:33 am

Thud I went to look for fabrics, instead I got distracted and wnet through a couple of projects I had started long back, looking to see what needed to be done, then I got down the UFO tub and started fossicking in that and then I found a half assembled quilt top that features 4 stitchery panels of my designs and so I got to finding fabrics to go with it and deciding to unpick sashing and change it adn well, I forgot to look for fabric, now Im not sure whether to do it or not Undesided scratch

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PostSubject: Re: I Call 'Em Doilies   Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:51 am

Mine are in the aqua color tone....

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PostSubject: Re: I Call 'Em Doilies   Tue Mar 17, 2009 10:00 am

Heh. Looks like we're on the same page, Gloria :lol: You know, I know in my brain the difference between turquoise and aqua and teal, but I'm never comfortable using the color names when talking about them because "that color" seems to be so subjective!

GC, it's only three colors. It's just a bunch of squares. C'mon... it took me as long to pick out the fabs as it did to cut the fabs...

And to you and everyone else, though I'm sure that Golo and I can do just fine without you (thankyouverymuch), it's an "ALONG"!! C'mon along!! :yahoo:


(Come-on-a my house, a my-y house, I'm gonna give you ca-andy...)

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PostSubject: Re: I Call 'Em Doilies   Tue Mar 17, 2009 10:18 am

The Split Nine project Step 2 has been posted. Nothing that we didn't expect :D

Find it here: Split Nine quilt - Tuesday

It's simple. It's not a large project. There's still plenty of time to catch up.






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PostSubject: Re: I Call 'Em Doilies   Tue Mar 17, 2009 12:35 pm

Oh you tempting Temptress! Did you say there'd be candy? :loves-chocolat
I thought I'd make a little quilt for Halloween decorating.
http://s381.photobucket.com/albums/oo255/ann_champion/th_Halloweenlittlequiltfabrics001.jpg
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PostSubject: Re: I Call 'Em Doilies   Tue Mar 17, 2009 2:39 pm

Here is my little Split Nine Quilt... borders tomorrow ... Join in Anne.. its quick...

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PostSubject: Re: I Call 'Em Doilies   Tue Mar 17, 2009 2:58 pm

Glo!!! your fabric choice for this is spot on !! Wow....you girls are really a bad influence on me! I think I'll go revisit this pattern........stunning!
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PostSubject: Re: I Call 'Em Doilies   Tue Mar 17, 2009 4:04 pm

Yae Chris, come join in .. it really was quick... I did it while I was working (don't tell hubby) I took the phone into my sewing room and put a bell on my desk... so I was back and forth and got it done in just a couple of hours... I think I would do this as a big quilt. I love the look of it.....

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"Brenda Ueland "

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PostSubject: Re: I Call 'Em Doilies   Tue Mar 17, 2009 5:21 pm

Golo, mine's in block form right now, though all of the blocks are done. Mr. W. decided we needed to do some yard work while it was still raining (Okay, he THOUGHT there would be sun breaks. And there were. Right after we finished. :sun22: ) so I had to leave the blocks untrimmed and un-sewn together.

I agree, I'm already thinking of how to do my next (larger) one. First off, I'd strip piece the center row of 3 fabs. And I'd either cut the two plain squares as one rectangle for the top and bottom and sew them to a HST -OR- just sew a triangle to the end of a rectangle. That, for me, is the course of least resistance - no seams to match! :yahoo:

OH - and I'd be sure to NOT pick a directional fabric for my medium or light. I actually had to pay attention when piecing the HSTs and the blocks. :hammer:

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PostSubject: Re: I Call 'Em Doilies   Tue Mar 17, 2009 5:28 pm

I'm going to pass on this....too much going on now. If i have to do all that cutting i'd just as soon do a full size quilt....somewhere in the vast mess that is my Quilting folder in my IE Favorites I have a pattern for this......these are 9 patch blocks cut diagonaly and resewn. which I'm thinking might be easier...I have no experiance doing nine patchs...only made one or two in samplers so far. its a stunning pattern.
I'll see if i can find that pattern.

update...can't find the pattern...maybe i was dreaming??
I did find this useful tool however.
http://www.waukinvnetcorp.com/myquiltgenie/mgq_split_nine.php
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PostSubject: Re: I Call 'Em Doilies   Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:24 pm

So, Gloria - what did you do about matching the seams between rows? I pressed half of the ones that joined all 3 rows of the 9-patch toward the center and the other half away from the center, so I could nest the three blocks across. But I'd already pressed the seams of the top and bottom rows of each 9-p toward the center (and pressed the middle row away from the center) so that I could nest them within the block. Each block went together fine... but when I butted the blocks against one another was when I ran into trouble.

Had I thought it out, I guess I would have pressed the seams open (not a fan of that method!). As it is, I have 6 layers of fabric pretty well matched together. At least the seams aren't really obvious, so I guess it will be okay. It's not like I'm going to enter this into a competition.

Hmmm. Another reason to cut rectangles rather than squares. geek

I'm loving how this looks when I squint or catch it out of the corner of my eye - I really see the 3-D-ness of it!

I think this is going into my Christmas club stack. My granddaughter would probably love it as a doll blanket. Or my friend at church might love to hang it on her wall at work. Hmmm.

(the bluish bit toward the bottom is my shadow!)


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PostSubject: Re: I Call 'Em Doilies   Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:50 pm

excellent..you both did whip these together quickly!
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PostSubject: Re: I Call 'Em Doilies   Tue Mar 17, 2009 10:37 pm

Fb, I actually never gave the inbetween seem any thought... just lucked out or good even sewing... one of the two... lol does your lighter fabric fade to blue or is that my computer? I was thinking the same thing about giving it to one of the gds as a doll blanket... looking forward to doing the border tomorrow...

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PostSubject: Re: I Call 'Em Doilies   Wed Mar 18, 2009 2:25 am

Maybe I just think too much :affraid: but those seams bugged me. But that's okay, because I learned something, solved a problem :yahoo:

No, the fabs don't fade to blue - that's just my shadow. It's a pita to get decent pictures when I sew mostly after dark!!

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PostSubject: Re: I Call 'Em Doilies   Wed Mar 18, 2009 8:45 am

I got my center pieced. I pressed half of the blocks with the seams towards the center and half to the outside..which helped line them up..but I didn't press half and half as did the nine patch piecing. If I had thought ahead more I could have done..just didn't think of it. Undesided

I have the border fabrics just laying up against 2 sides to see how it will look.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3595/3364853923_5c20150f29.jpg?v=0
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PostSubject: Re: I Call 'Em Doilies   Wed Mar 18, 2009 8:53 am

Oh anne, I like the choice of your fabrics.... that really shows off the block... good work

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PostSubject: Re: I Call 'Em Doilies   Wed Mar 18, 2009 9:17 am

Thanks! I thought it would make a nice candle mat..or draped over the edge of a basket or something? I don't have any GKs to make dolly quilts for. cry2
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PostSubject: Re: I Call 'Em Doilies   Wed Mar 18, 2009 9:45 am

hmmm, I like the colors you two have chosen, I will have to check my stash and see what I can come up with. :)
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PostSubject: Re: I Call 'Em Doilies   Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:13 am

Oh, wow, Ann - nice job! I have some of that orange and I LOVE it... I'm down to just a smidge, so I'm hoarding it Twisted Evil

I hadn't thought about a second outer border. Maybe on my next one... doh

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PostSubject: Re: I Call 'Em Doilies   Wed Mar 18, 2009 11:04 am

Here is my border and mitered corners.... Thanks FB for suggesting this.. I learned alot from this little quilt.... I just may try more mitered corners on some wallhangings next...


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"Brenda Ueland "

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PostSubject: Re: I Call 'Em Doilies   Wed Mar 18, 2009 11:40 am

WOW! You are fast Golo!! That is beautiful!!!

FB, I love yours also!!! Had to go back in the thread to check it out! Love this one!
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PostSubject: Re: I Call 'Em Doilies   Wed Mar 18, 2009 2:06 pm

FB..yours turned out SO cute! I have some of that lighter aqua. ;) The orange and the light w/stars I used came in a big box of fabric I bought online from a lady that wanted to de-stash. She's part of the Prim applique group and those fabrics just wouldn't fit in. I got a huge box of gorgeous fabrics from her real cheap. I didn't even know what I was going to get but she said there was a lot of Moda marbles..and there were, but a lot of fun extras too!

Golo..Wowie wow wow! You're all done? such pretty fabrics too!

Hahaha..I had my border fabric laid out wrong. I'll have to make sure I have it right when I sew it?
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