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Block 5 - The EMERALD Star

Catllar

Re: Block 5 - The EMERALD Star
« Reply #15 on: July 21, 2021, 19:33:39 PM »
Lovely colours @Sandra .  Love that zingy bright green!
If life gives you lemons, add to gin and tonic !

Iminei

Re: Block 5 - The EMERALD Star
« Reply #16 on: July 21, 2021, 20:24:44 PM »
Next Step ...
Half Square Triangles!

Take your 
FOUR 3" Lt G sqs and
ONE   3" Bt G sq and
draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the reverse of the fabric.

Place Right Sides Together (RST) with the
FOUR Bg 3" sqs and the
ONE 3" Lt G sq and


????
« Last Edit: July 21, 2021, 20:28:20 PM by Iminei »
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Iminei

Re: Block 5 - The EMERALD Star
« Reply #17 on: July 21, 2021, 20:30:36 PM »
Beautiful blocks @Catllar  @Sandra run along now the MQBOMHOF should have cooled down enough now @fajita  has opened the windows

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Sandra

Re: Block 5 - The EMERALD Star
« Reply #18 on: July 21, 2021, 21:33:54 PM »
Next Step ...
Half Square Triangles!

Take your 
FOUR 3" Lt G sqs and
ONE   3" Bt G sq and
draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the reverse of the fabric.

Place Right Sides Together (RST) with the
FOUR Bg 3" sqs and the
ONE 3" Lt G sq and


????


That's all ok.  :thumbsup:

It was earlier in the tut where you have the step saying all the pieces we have to cut out to make this block.
When I got to the part quoted above, I was short of a three inch square of bright and a three inch square of light for the HST's. The earlier cutting instructions said to cut two x two and a half inch squares of bright.

Maybe @fajita can confirm or not, if this is what she felt was a bit off...?

Or maybe it was me after all  -<

Sandra.
xxx

fajita

Re: Block 5 - The EMERALD Star
« Reply #19 on: July 22, 2021, 00:59:45 AM »
Ok. My notes as follows-

Mixing 3” measurements, which are also 2 7/8” measurements, introduces a little layer of confusion. Choose one and be consistent. You did explain the two measurements but it meant I was never 100% sure on this.

Half sq triangles -

Take your four 3” lt squares
And one 3” bright sq …… this square doesn’t exist

Pair with four background 3” sq
And one light 3” sq … this square doesn’t exist


These along with your 2 1/2” light sq (doesn’t exist)

No mention of medium block use anywhere - the photos are very useful for sorting things.

Not trying to be picky, @Iminei , I very much appreciate all the work you put into these :* THANKYOU.

Feel free to correct my corrections. It is very late and very 🥵 hot.

Sandra

Re: Block 5 - The EMERALD Star
« Reply #20 on: July 22, 2021, 07:49:37 AM »
The same as I thought. Thanks Fajita. I'm relieved it wasn't just me.

If I'd have cut the pieces for each step as I went along I wouldn't have encountered any missing bits, but I was a bit low on the one piece of fabric I was using so cut all the pieces before making a start to ensure I'd have enough. (I had plenty.)

As Fajita says...  :* thank you for the time and trouble you go to putting these up for us.  :thumbsup:

Sandra.
xxx

Iminei

Re: Block 5 - The EMERALD Star
« Reply #21 on: July 22, 2021, 08:15:23 AM »
Ok

I've altered the initial components instruction to

ONE 3" Bt Green sq
ONE 3" Lt Green sq

These make the Green HSTs for the middle of the block

The 2 1/2" Lt Green Sqs at the assembly stage have been corrected to MD Green Sqs

The 2 7/8th measurement is obvious (I think) as I clearly put my preferred cutting measurement of 3" and explanation in brackets underneath

And the confusion over the HST is a bit baffling as the picture clearly shows the sqs with the drawn lines and those without, which will be the bottom of the pairings ...

The only thing I think could have made it clearer is to have the photo with the drawn line triangles on the top row, as I mention them first. Ive tried flipping the photo but that looks weird so I have altered the wording in the tutorial ....

Next Step ...
Half Square Triangles!

From the Bottom Row
take your 
FOUR 3" Lt G sqs and
ONE   3" Bt G sq and
draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the reverse of the fabric.

Place Right Sides Together (RST) with the
FOUR Bg 3" sqs and the
ONE 3" Lt G sq
from The Top Row

and for you here I have Labelled the sqs below.
 
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Hope this makes things clearer ... Apologies for any confusion
any other corrections needed let me know.
« Last Edit: July 22, 2021, 08:31:17 AM by Iminei »
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Bjay

Re: Block 5 - The EMERALD Star
« Reply #22 on: August 11, 2021, 16:30:35 PM »
Right - here I am, finally ready to cut out the emrald nd I find th instructions have changed.
@Iminei I will follow the last post - and hope for the best
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Lilian

Re: Block 5 - The EMERALD Star
« Reply #23 on: August 11, 2021, 21:29:55 PM »
I'm ready to start this block now.  :)
Willing but not always able :)

Bjay

Re: Block 5 - The EMERALD Star
« Reply #24 on: August 12, 2021, 16:49:50 PM »
All bits and pieces for the 3 blocks cut out and ready to go. Just hope i've cut them   correctyly as a bit of a fabric squeeze :S
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Lilian

Re: Block 5 - The EMERALD Star
« Reply #25 on: August 13, 2021, 20:32:06 PM »
This s my first of Block 5 Emerald.  I am not sure I like the colour combination and some points are missing.  I struggled with the thickness around the sq in sqs.   The mid green has shown a bit on the blue side but it is more green. Critique on colours please?

Edit: I erroneously cut off the side points when I photographed it, they are there, I assure you :)
« Last Edit: August 13, 2021, 21:01:34 PM by Lilian »
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Catllar

Re: Block 5 - The EMERALD Star
« Reply #26 on: August 13, 2021, 21:11:12 PM »
Looks great to me. I'm kind of wishing I'd done my squares with a pale background.
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Iminei

Re: Block 5 - The EMERALD Star
« Reply #27 on: August 14, 2021, 09:03:50 AM »
Fabulous ... run along to the MQBOMHOF now and see if there is any cake left ...

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Lilian

Re: Block 5 - The EMERALD Star
« Reply #28 on: August 14, 2021, 17:41:15 PM »
Thanks @Iminei I have made a victoria sandwich cake to take with me  :|
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Bjay

Re: Block 5 - The EMERALD Star
« Reply #29 on: August 15, 2021, 17:42:28 PM »
Getting there




No cake but I do have garibaldis  :P
« Last Edit: August 15, 2021, 17:47:33 PM by Bjay »
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