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Murder Mystery Quiltalongathon

Sandra

Re: Murder Mystery Quiltalongathon
« Reply #105 on: March 22, 2019, 07:59:35 AM »
It's all coming along nicely.  :)

Nothing wrong with missing points off your green bits.  ;)

Sandra.
xxx

wrenkins

Re: Murder Mystery Quiltalongathon
« Reply #106 on: March 22, 2019, 08:03:58 AM »
@toileandtrouble can I ask what that watery fabric is please? When I decided to do the boys' quillows I looked everywhere for suitable fabric for 'a river' for our medal winning oarsman (did I mention he'd won a medal for Ireland?!??!  :)) and came up with various shades of dull blue.  :S Yours is lovely and would be perfect.  :loveit:
I'm loving this thread. Haven't a clue what's going on but the blocks are great.  0_0
« Last Edit: March 22, 2019, 08:21:57 AM by wrenkins »
Harbouring resentment is like swallowing poison and waiting for the other person to die!

Iminei

Re: Murder Mystery Quiltalongathon
« Reply #107 on: March 22, 2019, 08:09:57 AM »
Someone on the FB site mentioned something about losing points and suggested cutting the small end squares  (BG1) 1 1/2" instead of 1 1/4" which I did and it worked out fine.
Someone else also suggested just cutting the middle of the three layers out so you had a straight uncut piece to sew to (when joining the blocks at the end) if your add on sq went a lil wonky ... all good advice.
The Imperfect Perfectionist sews again

Lowena

Re: Murder Mystery Quiltalongathon
« Reply #108 on: March 22, 2019, 09:58:58 AM »
I always cut whilst sitting down ( my back hurts too much for me to stand ) Is that why I have problems with my cutting straight?? What can be done about it??
Triumph of hope over experience :D

toileandtrouble

Re: Murder Mystery Quiltalongathon
« Reply #109 on: March 22, 2019, 10:36:52 AM »
@Lowena  I think you need to be high enough above the table to look down on the fabric, I wasn't.
@wrenkins  It is Riley Blake, Sharktown.  It was 2017, I don't know how long they sell them for, but I got mine at the Sewing Centre in Scarborough.

Lowena

Re: Murder Mystery Quiltalongathon
« Reply #110 on: March 22, 2019, 10:44:55 AM »
@toileandtrouble I'm probably not high enough either :(
Triumph of hope over experience :D

Iminei

Re: Murder Mystery Quiltalongathon
« Reply #111 on: March 28, 2019, 08:26:00 AM »
  MARCH 2019 BONUS CLUE

First comes love, then comes marriage
Then comes murder and a great miscarriage
Of justice and loyalty
Of blame and action
When promises made Require reaction



Go figure Girls!
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Sandra

Re: Murder Mystery Quiltalongathon
« Reply #112 on: March 28, 2019, 09:04:55 AM »
Lovely, thank you, @Iminei . I've jotted it down to add it in my folder.

I meant to ask, is your DIL still sewing along with this @toileandtrouble ?

Sandra.
xxx

toileandtrouble

Re: Murder Mystery Quiltalongathon
« Reply #113 on: March 28, 2019, 13:30:21 PM »
@Sandra  Yes, she is, but she has been busy this month and is just starting the March block.  Did you see Deborah's comment about the vines?  "If you like them now, just wait until  you see them in the quilt!"
Thanks @Iminei , I've sent my blocks in but haven't got the clue yet.

Sandra

Re: Murder Mystery Quiltalongathon
« Reply #114 on: March 28, 2019, 15:45:45 PM »
I can't imagine how all of this is going to go together when we're finished making all the blocks, but I'm enjoying myself so far.  :)

Sandra.
xxx

Iminei

Re: Murder Mystery Quiltalongathon
« Reply #115 on: March 28, 2019, 17:16:39 PM »
Well as the two Monstera leaves are the only single block, so far, my ordered (hahhahahah thats a joke) mind insists it must be at the centre of the quilt.
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Sandra

Re: Murder Mystery Quiltalongathon
« Reply #116 on: April 10, 2019, 17:28:24 PM »
The new block for April has now been added ladies @Iminei  and @toileandtrouble

At first glance I'm thinking it looks complicated/fiddly.  :S

Sandra.
xxx

Iminei

Re: Murder Mystery Quiltalongathon
« Reply #117 on: April 10, 2019, 17:43:22 PM »
Yeah, Templates ... why??? Im sure theres a good reason but it really doesnt look like it couldnt be done with regular cutting ... does it ?

Ill be on it tomorrow!

Mind you the posy pattern, was templates ...



Not the leaves obvs, they are my addition but the flower itself.
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toileandtrouble

Re: Murder Mystery Quiltalongathon
« Reply #118 on: April 10, 2019, 18:06:26 PM »
I've got it too!  I had been looking for the countdown, but then got the email. 
Perhaps the  templates are there for tuition, for people who are totally new to quilting.  Important to realise that you must have it at 100%, so a good lesson there.

Sandra

Re: Murder Mystery Quiltalongathon
« Reply #119 on: April 10, 2019, 18:50:46 PM »
Hmmmm....strange. It says...*NOTE...When trimming your blocks, you may lose some or all of piece A2.

It's definitely missing on the finished block shown. So why bother with it?
Or...squidge up the other two inner 'petals' to make more room for it.  ><

Sandra.
xxx