Pie Are Square, prints are not

Pie Are Square, prints are not

Post by Polly Esthe » Fri, 21 Aug 2009 21:39:46



You know how this is going to end, just smile along as you read it.  I was
in an appliqu mood so I stitched 3 kittens and 3 pair of mittens on a
lovely soft fabric.  The background base is 4-patches printed in gentle
shades of blues and purples.
    The crib quilt needed just a little more color so I framed it with a
skinny border of pink with tiny daisies and then a purple strip.  The
background fabric is cut precisely by the printed blocks so there was really
no need to measure, right?
    Wrong.
    The quilt is l and 1/8"  longer on one side than the other.   Do you
think anyone will notice?   Polly
 
 
 

Pie Are Square, prints are not

Post by Kate in M » Fri, 21 Aug 2009 22:36:59


I dunno -- but you could add two more border all the way around -- kind of
wonky borders...  squaring up the outside -- but you could trim what you
have now a bit to "wonky-ize" it a bit.

Clear as mud, right?  See what I mean in my webshots album -- WAGS - row by
row...  that might help!

--
Kate in MI
http://community.webshots.com/user/K_Groves


Quote:
> You know how this is going to end, just smile along as you read it.  I was
> in an appliqu mood so I stitched 3 kittens and 3 pair of mittens on a
> lovely soft fabric.  The background base is 4-patches printed in gentle
> shades of blues and purples.
>    The crib quilt needed just a little more color so I framed it with a
> skinny border of pink with tiny daisies and then a purple strip.  The
> background fabric is cut precisely by the printed blocks so there was
> really no need to measure, right?
>    Wrong.
>    The quilt is l and 1/8"  longer on one side than the other.   Do you
> think anyone will notice?   Polly


 
 
 

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Post by Polly Esthe » Fri, 21 Aug 2009 22:49:53


That will solve it, Kate.  Thank you.  And...isn't it about time you updated
and gave us a new picture of that sweet puppy?   (or did puppy eat the
camera?)   Polly



Quote:
>I dunno -- but you could add two more border all the way around -- kind of
>wonky borders...  squaring up the outside -- but you could trim what you
>have now a bit to "wonky-ize" it a bit.

> Clear as mud, right?  See what I mean in my webshots album -- WAGS - row
> by row...  that might help!

> --
> Kate in MI
> http://community.webshots.com/user/K_Groves



>> You know how this is going to end, just smile along as you read it.  I
>> was in an appliqu mood so I stitched 3 kittens and 3 pair of mittens on
>> a lovely soft fabric.  The background base is 4-patches printed in gentle
>> shades of blues and purples.
>>    The crib quilt needed just a little more color so I framed it with a
>> skinny border of pink with tiny daisies and then a purple strip.  The
>> background fabric is cut precisely by the printed blocks so there was
>> really no need to measure, right?
>>    Wrong.
>>    The quilt is l and 1/8"  longer on one side than the other.   Do you
>> think anyone will notice?   Polly

 
 
 

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Post by Kate in M » Fri, 21 Aug 2009 23:09:59


Hubby set this up -- not sure it is a public folder or not -- but we'll try:

http://samson2006.shutterfly.com/

(I hope it works!!)

Pictures from last week up in Suttons Bay, MI -- which is just north of
Traverse City on Lake Michigan.

Needless to say -- Jasmine LOVED the water!

--
Kate in MI
http://community.webshots.com/user/K_Groves


Quote:
> That will solve it, Kate.  Thank you.  And...isn't it about time you
> updated and gave us a new picture of that sweet puppy?   (or did puppy eat
> the camera?)   Polly



>>I dunno -- but you could add two more border all the way around -- kind of
>>wonky borders...  squaring up the outside -- but you could trim what you
>>have now a bit to "wonky-ize" it a bit.

>> Clear as mud, right?  See what I mean in my webshots album -- WAGS - row
>> by row...  that might help!

>> --
>> Kate in MI
>> http://community.webshots.com/user/K_Groves



>>> You know how this is going to end, just smile along as you read it.  I
>>> was in an appliqu mood so I stitched 3 kittens and 3 pair of mittens on
>>> a lovely soft fabric.  The background base is 4-patches printed in
>>> gentle shades of blues and purples.
>>>    The crib quilt needed just a little more color so I framed it with a
>>> skinny border of pink with tiny daisies and then a purple strip.  The
>>> background fabric is cut precisely by the printed blocks so there was
>>> really no need to measure, right?
>>>    Wrong.
>>>    The quilt is l and 1/8"  longer on one side than the other.   Do you
>>> think anyone will notice?   Polly

 
 
 

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Post by Leslie& The Furbabies in MO » Fri, 21 Aug 2009 23:38:50


Kate- what fun photos... and beautiful QIs!   Thanks so much for sharing!

Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.



Quote:
> Hubby set this up -- not sure it is a public folder or not -- but we'll
> try:

> http://samson2006.shutterfly.com/

> (I hope it works!!)

> Pictures from last week up in Suttons Bay, MI -- which is just north of
> Traverse City on Lake Michigan.

> Needless to say -- Jasmine LOVED the water!

> --
> Kate in MI
> http://community.webshots.com/user/K_Groves



>> That will solve it, Kate.  Thank you.  And...isn't it about time you
>> updated and gave us a new picture of that sweet puppy?   (or did puppy
>> eat the camera?)   Polly



>>>I dunno -- but you could add two more border all the way around -- kind
>>>of wonky borders...  squaring up the outside -- but you could trim what
>>>you have now a bit to "wonky-ize" it a bit.

>>> Clear as mud, right?  See what I mean in my webshots album -- WAGS - row
>>> by row...  that might help!

>>> --
>>> Kate in MI
>>> http://community.webshots.com/user/K_Groves



>>>> You know how this is going to end, just smile along as you read it.  I
>>>> was in an appliqu mood so I stitched 3 kittens and 3 pair of mittens
>>>> on a lovely soft fabric.  The background base is 4-patches printed in
>>>> gentle shades of blues and purples.
>>>>    The crib quilt needed just a little more color so I framed it with a
>>>> skinny border of pink with tiny daisies and then a purple strip.  The
>>>> background fabric is cut precisely by the printed blocks so there was
>>>> really no need to measure, right?
>>>>    Wrong.
>>>>    The quilt is l and 1/8"  longer on one side than the other.   Do you
>>>> think anyone will notice?   Polly

 
 
 

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Post by Patt » Fri, 21 Aug 2009 23:58:57


Fantastic collection Kate.  As to the 'who's in charge'?  I would hazard
a guess that it isn't the humans >g<
.


Quote:
>Hubby set this up -- not sure it is a public folder or not -- but we'll try:

>http://samson2006.shutterfly.com/

>(I hope it works!!)

>Pictures from last week up in Suttons Bay, MI -- which is just north of
>Traverse City on Lake Michigan.

>Needless to say -- Jasmine LOVED the water!

--
Best Regards
pat on the hill
 
 
 

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Post by Sand » Sat, 22 Aug 2009 00:20:19




Quote:
> You know how this is going to end, just smile along as you read it.  I was
> in an appliqu mood so I stitched 3 kittens and 3 pair of mittens on a
> lovely soft fabric.  The background base is 4-patches printed in gentle
> shades of blues and purples.
>     The crib quilt needed just a little more color so I framed it with a
> skinny border of pink with tiny daisies and then a purple strip.  The
> background fabric is cut precisely by the printed blocks so there was really
> no need to measure, right?
>     Wrong.
>     The quilt is l and 1/8"  longer on one side than the other.   Do you
> think anyone will notice?   Polly

I don't know too many babies who come equipped with a tape measure,
Polly. ;) I'm sure everyone will be much too busy admiring your adorable
kittens and mittens to notice the difference in the length of the sides.

--
Sandy in Henderson, near Las Vegas
sw.foster1 (at) gmail (dot) com (remove/change the obvious)
http://www.sandymike.net

 
 
 

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Post by Sand » Sat, 22 Aug 2009 00:22:10




Quote:
> Hubby set this up -- not sure it is a public folder or not -- but we'll try:

> http://samson2006.shutterfly.com/

> (I hope it works!!)

> Pictures from last week up in Suttons Bay, MI -- which is just north of
> Traverse City on Lake Michigan.

> Needless to say -- Jasmine LOVED the water!

Adorable, Kate! :)

--
Sandy in Henderson, near Las Vegas
sw.foster1 (at) gmail (dot) com (remove/change the obvious)
http://www.sandymike.net

 
 
 

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Post by Robert » Sat, 22 Aug 2009 01:56:13


Nope! They'll be so busy admiring your kitties.
Roberta in D

On Thu, 20 Aug 2009 07:39:46 -0500, "Polly Esther"

Quote:

>You know how this is going to end, just smile along as you read it.  I was
>in an appliqu mood so I stitched 3 kittens and 3 pair of mittens on a
>lovely soft fabric.  The background base is 4-patches printed in gentle
>shades of blues and purples.
>    The crib quilt needed just a little more color so I framed it with a
>skinny border of pink with tiny daisies and then a purple strip.  The
>background fabric is cut precisely by the printed blocks so there was really
>no need to measure, right?
>    Wrong.
>    The quilt is l and 1/8"  longer on one side than the other.   Do you
>think anyone will notice?   Polly

 
 
 

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Post by Polly Esthe » Sat, 22 Aug 2009 05:05:24


The kittens and mittens are cute but the off-square is bothering me just a
little.  I think I'll correct the wonk just a little with the rotary and
then add another border or two to bring it into square.  Being off " or "
wouldn't be so bad but this is ridiculous.  Polly

"Roberta" <wrote> Nope! They'll be so busy admiring your kitties.

Quote:
> Roberta in D

 "Polly Esther">wrote>>You know how this is going to end, just smile along
as you read it.  I was
Quote:
>>in an appliqu mood so I stitched 3 kittens and 3 pair of mittens on a
>>lovely soft fabric.  The background base is 4-patches printed in gentle
>>shades of blues and purples.
>>    The crib quilt needed just a little more color so I framed it with a
>>skinny border of pink with tiny daisies and then a purple strip.  The
>>background fabric is cut precisely by the printed blocks so there was
>>really
>>no need to measure, right?
>>    Wrong.
>>    The quilt is l and 1/8"  longer on one side than the other.   Do you
>>think anyone will notice?   Polly

 
 
 

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Post by Kate in M » Sat, 22 Aug 2009 05:41:32


It was those kitties playing tug of war with their mittens....

those *** kittens!

--
Kate in MI
http://www.FoundCollection.com/


Quote:
> The kittens and mittens are cute but the off-square is bothering me just a
> little.  I think I'll correct the wonk just a little with the rotary and
> then add another border or two to bring it into square.  Being off " or
> " wouldn't be so bad but this is ridiculous.  Polly

> "Roberta" <wrote> Nope! They'll be so busy admiring your kitties.
>> Roberta in D

> "Polly Esther">wrote>>You know how this is going to end, just smile along
> as you read it.  I was
>>>in an appliqu mood so I stitched 3 kittens and 3 pair of mittens on a
>>>lovely soft fabric.  The background base is 4-patches printed in gentle
>>>shades of blues and purples.
>>>    The crib quilt needed just a little more color so I framed it with a
>>>skinny border of pink with tiny daisies and then a purple strip.  The
>>>background fabric is cut precisely by the printed blocks so there was
>>>really
>>>no need to measure, right?
>>>    Wrong.
>>>    The quilt is l and 1/8"  longer on one side than the other.   Do you
>>>think anyone will notice?   Polly

 
 
 

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Post by Polly Esthe » Sat, 22 Aug 2009 12:47:04


I know it's not the high point of your day but I've got to tell you the end
of kittens and mittens.  I managed to kinda square the rascal but it still
didn't look finished.  The mittens just seemed to look like they were an
afterthought.  I took some 1/8" silk ribbon and joined the pairs of mittens
together in a sort of wiggled loopy manner.  To keep baby from harm, I
stitched the ribbon down with a __V__ stitch.  To protect the ribbon from
baby, I threaded the ends under the quilt top with a wide-eyed needle and
firmly stitched them down.  Viola.   =)    One more happy quilt.  Polly

"Kate in MI" <wrote> It was those kitties playing tug of war with their
mittens....

Quote:

> those *** kittens!

> "Polly Esther" <wrote> The kittens and mittens are cute but the off-square
> is bothering me just a
>> little.  I think I'll correct the wonk just a little with the rotary and
>> then add another border or two to bring it into square.  Being off " or
>> " wouldn't be so bad but this is ridiculous.  Polly

>> "Roberta" <wrote> Nope! They'll be so busy admiring your kitties.
>>> Roberta in D

>> "Polly Esther">wrote>>You know how this is going to end, just smile along
>> as you read it.  I was
>>>>in an appliqu mood so I stitched 3 kittens and 3 pair of mittens on a
>>>>lovely soft fabric.  The background base is 4-patches printed in gentle
>>>>shades of blues and purples.
>>>>    The crib quilt needed just a little more color so I framed it with a
>>>>skinny border of pink with tiny daisies and then a purple strip.  The
>>>>background fabric is cut precisely by the printed blocks so there was
>>>>really
>>>>no need to measure, right?
>>>>    Wrong.
>>>>    The quilt is l and 1/8"  longer on one side than the other.   Do you
>>>>think anyone will notice?   Polly

 
 
 

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Post by onetexsu » Sat, 22 Aug 2009 14:59:18


No...nobody will notice. I figure you've got several options.

1. slice off the extra 1 1/8 and pretend that the block you sliced is
still perfectly square.

2. add 1 1/8 to the width of the border you're going to add on the
shorter side.

3. (my personal favorite) Cut 1 1/4 off the whole quilt on one end so
that you have an even quilt again. Put on the border. Get creative
with some sort of applique -- maybe some grass or little flowers down
at that end to cover up the loss of 1 1/4 of fabric.

4. Leave the whole thing just like it is and if somebody says it's
lopsided, look at them like they just suggested that your grandmother
wore a thong and smoke cigars.

Sunny
survivor of many quilting mishaps

 
 
 

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Post by KJ » Sun, 23 Aug 2009 10:04:28


Only when they try to fold it.  :-)

--
Kathyl (KJ)
remove "nospam" before mchsi
http://community.webshots.com/user/kathylquiltz

Quote:
> You know how this is going to end, just smile along as you read it.  I was
> in an appliqu mood so I stitched 3 kittens and 3 pair of mittens on a
> lovely soft fabric.  The background base is 4-patches printed in gentle
> shades of blues and purples.
>    The crib quilt needed just a little more color so I framed it with a
> skinny border of pink with tiny daisies and then a purple strip.  The
> background fabric is cut precisely by the printed blocks so there was
> really no need to measure, right?
>    Wrong.
>    The quilt is l and 1/8"  longer on one side than the other.   Do you
> think anyone will notice?   Polly

 
 
 

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Post by KJ » Sun, 23 Aug 2009 11:28:54


It sounds like another darling quilt, Polly.