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May 21, 2007


Dorothy Clark

I like what I see.

carole Meier

Interesting technique. I've never had a pattern with instructions that the block be made larger in order to trim. I certainly would like that better. No matter how careful you are, they always seem to come out woblely! You challenge is looking lovely. Thanks for sharing.

Lisa D.

Pretty blocks and perfect piecing! I can't wait for the big reveal!


I love the fabrics! What fabric line is that? I can't wait to see what you're making.

As for the blocks...I love the "cut it big and whack it off" technique. A lot of people are concerned about wasting fabric, but it's really not that much. Besides that, the blocks turn out perfectly squared! And, most important, the points aren't hiding! (Some people say they are there, they are just hiding, which is true, but I like for mine to show!)

I "square up" everything I do. I was watching Fons and Porter this weekend on PBS. They said they don't believe in squaring up; cutting perfectly and sewing perfectly should mean not having to square up. Well, I don't agree. I use it as a gauge to see if I need to make some adjustments.


I finally found a moment to post mine! So hard for me to share a tease and not give it away with my small quilt! I am dying to see yours! I love it so far!

Beth Dasecke

thank you for the tips about doing these blocks .Ilove what you have done so far and can`t wait to see it all togther .

Leigh Gibson

Loving it more each week. The blocks look so crisp. Can't wait to see more.

Mary Wood

Nicole i love what you are doing i tried to send you an email but could not work it out I have a little something for you but need address to send it to if you could email it to ne that would be great


The fabrics all look so pretty and the white just sets them off so nicely.

Doodlebug Gail

What pretty blocks - I am enjoying watching the progress of your quilt ..... I also like to make blocks bigger and then trim them down - somehow it's always neater and more accurate that way.


Can't wait to see more of the quilt. Thanks for the tips. Square in a Square is one of my favourites.

Happy Zombie

I can't wait to see more!!! Loving your sq in a sqs too. I supersize my triangles so I can square up too. Besides... the dog ears have to be whacked off any way... much better to make one clean slice!


The fabrics are so appealing! I just want to grab the blocks up and hug them. =)


I always hated making a block like that because it was never "right". Now I always oversize the triangles - even if the directions aren't printed that way - and trim. Just like I trim all my half-square triangle squares to size. Takes a little longer but eliminates a huge number of headaches! This fabric is SO pretty - I can hardly wait to see the finished projects you three come up with!

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