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    Ovarian Cancer Block

    These are the blocks that I made for my May guild meeting. They are collecting these blocks to send to the Inspiration Guild who makes quilts to auction for the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition.

    These are my most ambicious blocks to date - 30 pieces each. Problem is they are not quilte the 12 1/2" they are supposed to be....UGH. Problem they can't use them.
    ;)Nancy

    I got a sewing machine for my husband. Good trade, huh!?!

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    What lovely blocks... gorgeous shade of blue!

    Can't help you with the "not quite big enough" thing tho...
    You know you've had too much coffee when you can thread a sewing machine while it's running.




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      #3
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      Very pretty! could you re-do the outer border to give you the right size?
      “What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world, is and remains immortal.”

      ― Albert Pine

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        #4
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        Thanks bakermom. Maybe I'll try that. I'm sure not going to take the whole thing apart. I know the ripper is our friend, but I don't like it that much!
        ;)Nancy

        I got a sewing machine for my husband. Good trade, huh!?!

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          #5
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          Love the paisley!

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            #6
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            Beautiful blocks Nancy! Have you tried steam pressing them? If they are just 1/8" too small, this might help...or not!
            Patti

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              #7
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              Those are really pretty. I wouldn't re-do a border, I would just add a border if pressing doesn't seem to make it bigger.
              Hugs,
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                Love the color! Think I would try the 2 suggestions above...try pressing and then maybe add another border to make it the correct size.

                Nice job! Pat
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                Hugs, Pat

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                  #9
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                  Love that paisley, nice work piecing the blocks. I agree - press encouragingly :-)... if that doesn't work, you could do another border.
                  There's still time to change the road you're on - Led Zeppelin, "Stairway to Heaven"

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                    #10
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                    Sadly, they are already pressed and I can't add a border because they have to follow the pattern. I'm going to measure my seams, but I thought I was being better than usual at being consistent with the seams. The kit comes with the pattern and the teal fabric and I just had to add the white, light gray or blue etc. Maybe I'll just get another kit and try to be more careful. Save these blocks to make into a table runner or something.
                    ;)Nancy

                    I got a sewing machine for my husband. Good trade, huh!?!

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                      #11
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                      It sure is a beautiful block. With so many seams, only a very slight larger than 1/4" seam would really add up. Double check your 1/4". There are so many different ways and each ruler is different (very slightly) that it's a really difficult thing to get perfectly right.
                      Linda L Maurer, Peach Bottom, PA

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                        Nancy, love these blocks. I do a block of the month with the LQS and sometimes my blocks are just a tad off. I swear by my liquid starch and lots of it. It makes the cutting of the fabric much more accurate and the sewing as well.
                        The colors in these blocks are dynamite
                        Sewing mends the soul.
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                          #13
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                          Those are beautiful blocks, even if they can't be used for their intended purposes.
                          :icon_wave: Sunny

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                            #14
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                            Nice blocks, Nancy. Too bad they aren't quite big enough. But they would look awesome as a table runner for your own table....nice spring colors! Then you still can get a another kit for the charity block!

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                              #15
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                              I love them. The colors are wonderful. Great job.
                              Suzette

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