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GloBug
#22 Posted : Wednesday, January 10, 2018 8:45:12 PM(UTC)
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Brigit-Carol, thanks for posting the links.  If you have any problems posting the links, I'd be happy to help you out.  

I just got notification that my fabric will be here in about 2 days.  This is good news...I'll have time to pre-wash my new fabrics, especially the red.

I need to go and look at the size of the HST's needed and then I'll see if I'll use the 8 at a time method...I love that method!!  

I'll post a picture of my fabrics after they arrive.

mgallardo68
#23 Posted : Wednesday, January 10, 2018 9:06:32 PM(UTC)
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I love that method too!

Brigit-Carol
#24 Posted : Friday, January 12, 2018 1:20:24 PM(UTC)
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Thanks, Glo.  I'm a slow learner on forums, but I think I figured out the link thing.  If I mess up, I'll give you a holler.  

I'm doing the throw size, and the HST blocks are cut at 6.25", so I think the finished size will be 5".  From looking at the cutting instructions, it looks like I can make over 3/4ths the blocks using the magic 8 system.  I'm going to cut some over the weekend and make a few of HSTs to test things out.  

GloBug
#25 Posted : Saturday, January 13, 2018 12:14:51 AM(UTC)
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Here are my fabric choices to make a queen size Aloha Ripple quilt top.  

They are all Kona Cotton in Black, White, Red and Gray.  

 Click onto picture to enlarge view.

Bonita
#26 Posted : Saturday, January 13, 2018 9:55:34 AM(UTC)
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These are my fabrics. Washed and ready to cut. Going to make the throw size.

 

 

Bonita
Threadbare
#27 Posted : Saturday, January 13, 2018 1:20:14 PM(UTC)
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Great choices everybody.

FLORENCE
Brigit-Carol
#28 Posted : Sunday, January 14, 2018 6:21:29 PM(UTC)
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I love all the fabric combinations!  I was going to cut some today, but ended up working on the quilt for the UFO challenge instead.  And trimming FGs for ORL.  I'm so tired of trimming FGs! 

Brigit-Carol
#29 Posted : Tuesday, January 16, 2018 8:59:10 AM(UTC)
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Brigit-Carol
#30 Posted : Wednesday, January 17, 2018 9:01:12 AM(UTC)
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I'm halfway through cutting the blue/green/grey fabric and figured out I can use the magic 8 HST method for about half of them since I'm using less colours than the original pattern. I might have a few left over, but I throw all my half finished blocks/ components into a orphan block tub and make scrappy charity quilts from them, so nothing is ever really wasted.


Brigit-Carol
#31 Posted : Thursday, January 18, 2018 5:20:46 PM(UTC)
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Fabric cut.  I'm going with the magic 8 HST method.  I cut the squares at 12-1/2" and wish I'd added a 1/4" more.  But at least with the simplicity of this pattern, if I need to I can trim all the blocks by 1/8" to make them fit. 

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