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Roll, Roll Cotton Boll Quiltville mystery
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scraphappydenise
Posted 2010-12-18 8:37 PM (#54212 - in reply to #52409)
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Donna - that is the method i was talking about above..... it does creat bias egdes, but they lay in nicely..... we will have 900 running inches of HST when done..... so I am wondering if they are sashing, and / or possibly borders?

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debbieann
Posted 2010-12-19 4:36 AM (#54217 - in reply to #52409)
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I was thinking along the lines too.

I thought the "600 hst's" sounded wow, Denise. However when you start calculting like that 900 the wow's get BIGGER lol

I wish I had these waiting in a pretty box, waiting to be used.lol

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Debbieann
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Dorian
Posted 2010-12-19 8:16 AM (#54221 - in reply to #52409)
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Donna, we made HST's like that for one of the mystery quilts of Jess's too. Pretty easy, and fast.

My favorite way of making HST's is to make strips, draw lines down the lightest strip (wrong side of course) to mark your squares. Then mark diaganol lines, sew 1/4" on either side of the diagnals and cut on the marked line.

Good luck to you all! LOL, that is A LOT of HST's!!!

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scraphappydenise
Posted 2010-12-19 2:01 PM (#54237 - in reply to #52409)
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My 60 string blocks are done! I have step 4 cut and matched... ready to sew....

I had to take some time yesterday to straighten up the mess I had in my stitching area.... I used the last of my spray starch... need to add that to my grocery list.

When we get home this evening, I'm hoping to try a few methods for HST to best utilize some of my smaller pieces of neutrals. some squares, some strips.. some odd shapes....
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scraphappydenise
Posted 2010-12-22 1:11 PM (#54301 - in reply to #52409)
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OK, so i got sidetracked.... LOL imagine that!

I have 100 of my HST stitched, and 40 of those are pressed....

I am using the easy angle ruler and 2" strips.... I cut off the other point before stitching, and they are coming out perfect size, with not final trimming or dog ears to cut....
I spent about 4 hours last night sorting out the neutral bin I have, and trimming all the small pieces into squares and bricks.... 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, and 3.5" squares, and then 2 x 3.5, 2.5 x 4.5,
and 3.5 x 6.5 bricks, all in their own marked baggies....

I have lots of 3" strips from a couple of exchanges, and some charms in 5", 5.5", 6" also from some exchanges from the past.

I also have several larger pieces I haven't trimmed yet.. but at least I feel like I can find stuff in the bin now....

DH is wanting to take me to breakfast, so I better get ready...
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scraphappydenise
Posted 2010-12-24 10:15 PM (#54412 - in reply to #52409)
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I have 400 of my HST complete! its going fast than i had originally figured. STep 6 was posted this morning....
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MsMeow
Posted 2010-12-25 8:03 AM (#54429 - in reply to #52409)
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I got a few done yesterday. Maybe Mon. & Tues. I can get back to it!
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debbieann
Posted 2010-12-25 10:17 AM (#54434 - in reply to #52409)
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Great ladies...... I haven't even started these babies yet. I had got a piece of deep antique gold that looked soooooo nice but i've only 60" not sure it is enough to do them all. Drat


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scraphappydenise
Posted 2010-12-25 1:03 PM (#54440 - in reply to #52409)
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Debbieann - using the angle ruler.... cutting 2" strips and flipping it like Bonnie does... I get anywhere from 28 - 30 from a WOF strip..... if you figure even 25.... then you would need 24 strips out of your gold....

24 x 2 = 48".

This method is a little confusing at first... but it really does save on the fabric, and by cutting off the other dog ear before stitching, I have had very few blocks to trim to size.....

I've been stacking 1/2 WOF : red / neutral (right sides together) then another set on top of that, and cutting 4 layers at once....

100 of the HST takes about 2 hours to cut, sew, press open

I've been cutting a set , stitching, pressing, and then cutting a new set... (seems to help cut down on the boredom part). I'm almost to the 500 mark!
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debbieann
Posted 2010-12-31 4:25 AM (#54751 - in reply to #52409)
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Wow was just surfing as sleep is out of the question for abit. The next step is posted and what a reveal. It is fabulous but I still have a looooooooooooong way to go.

Definitely loooooooooooooong. Well guess I can do some string blocks til the pain subsides. Mind over matter. lol


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Debbieann
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MsMeow
Posted 2010-12-31 8:06 AM (#54757 - in reply to #52409)
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Debbieann, I've got a long way to go to! But it's nice to finally see how it's all going together.

I hope you feel better soon!
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SallyC
Posted 2010-12-31 12:28 PM (#54782 - in reply to #54757)
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Part 7 was supposed to be posted today--right? Have made 0 of the string blocks (not my style) but guess I'll have to break dwon eventually! Also working on Christmas Lights from Bonnie--bit off too much, again.....see, that's why I need to retire! I need more time to quilt and finish all these lovelies
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scraphappydenise
Posted 2010-12-31 2:54 PM (#54785 - in reply to #52409)
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I've played with the layout in EQ7, and have decided that I want to make it smaller... I think that 72 x 87 will be large enough for me..... (rather than 85x102)... so I don't need to join as many of those HST. I have all 600 of them made, and 40 sets of 5 stitched together....

will only need 80 sets... so that would be 400 HST needed... I'll have 200 left over...

40 string blocks would have done it... so I'll have 20 of those left over as well.

I think I know how those pieces from step 1 work into the border.. so I'm waiting to add my brown triangles from step 6 part 2.... I may have another way to do that.... I want to do some machine quilting, so may pack this away for now... to finish up some other projects that are bugging me.....



Maybe I'll be able to get a lap robe or something else small made of the extra components.... which are now all put together... Hmmm a silent auction donation for our guild in march? I better get busy!

Off to lay out and pin baste a quilt and watch football....
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MsMeow
Posted 2011-01-02 6:09 PM (#54908 - in reply to #52409)
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I FINALLY finished the 2-1/2 million HSTs! I got a third of them sewn into pairs, too, but got bored with it.
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debbieann
Posted 2011-01-02 10:29 PM (#54926 - in reply to #52409)
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Congrats Donna.....I'm still working on them and a few of the other parts.lol

Maybe up to speed later in the week. Here's hoping.

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Debbieann
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