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Thread: Affairs of the Heart Cyber-Sew 2011

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandpat
    Yippee!! And we are off and running! I'm going to do this one. I'm thinking about a dark olive type green background (I think the colors will still pop) and then use fabs that are in the autumn color range with some creamy lights thrown in to make it pop. I'm considering using the blocks on point to enlarge the quilt but not the blocks. I haven't gotten to thinking too much about the borders yet...but we'll get there! You know how all these decisions change in the "doing". I also haven't decided on the technique yet either.

    Kathy..are we allowed to post a pic of the entire quilt here or maybe the cover of the book so people can see it without going anywhere else?? And THANK YOU for organizing all this..the schedule looks very doable!
    I put a link in my bit on the first page, Patti, to that quilt which has been machine done, it also shows the blocks clearly, so that will give people an idea of what is involved. I know the border is different, but other than that, it looks very close to the book.

    I just looked at another one when I Googled, and the maker hadn't added the embroidery on hers - I have become accustomed to the designs in the book, and now that un-embroidered one looks half dressed to me! LOL.

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    AAAHHHHHH....half naked quilt blocks....:shock:!! Perish the thought!!

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    i will try to get the book and see if i think i can do it

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    Ok, I am seriously thinking about this, I might be biting off way more than I can chew as my appliqué attempts have been messy,lol, to say the least, but perhaps this will be what I need to improve.

    Since I am just beginning to think about this, not sure what color theme I'll be doing yet, but I will be doing machine appliquéif i join, probably the "invisible" one, not sure what it's called, the one you use the Templar. Is anyone going to use this method?

    Well, I guess I'll order the book and go from there.
    Thanks for the nudge.

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    i'm contemplating..i am interested in learning needle turn. i love applique. am holding new grand baby in left arm and typing with right...sorry for no caps

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    I'm in!
    Got my book already!
    Now, to figure out colors...haven't decided that yet, but will have to figure something out.
    I will enlarge the blocks since some of the pieces are small and I don't like small pieces to applique. Of course it will be machine done, my hand sewing is REALLY bad!

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    Welcome, Candi and Lucymae, congrats on that new grandbaby, we will forgive the lack of caps, LOL.

    I will be happy to try and take pics of how I do my needleturn for those who haven't tried it. As for machine applique, I think the best advice would be to put stabilser behind as you stitch - I have a huge roll of tearaway stabliser I bought on ebay ages ago - it will probably last me the rest of my life, but it was a LOT cheaper to buy it in that quantity. Also, with the machine stitching, I think I would either fuse the pieces on, though that would result in a stiffness that would be good for a wall hanging, but not so good in a lap or bed quilt.

    If you want to fuse, but want your quilt to remain soft, then I recommend using Elmer's School Glue. It will hold your pieces in place whilst you machine their edges, (iron to set it), then at the end of the day, you will be able to soak the quilt and the Elmers will be removed. Make sure it's the School Glue, not any of their other products.

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    I just wanted to add a note. This is a fabulous quilt. I made it a few years ago for my daughter's college graduation quilt. It has now been in 8 quilt shows and won 6 ribbons. The biggest being juried into AQS Knoxville 2009. The quilt took me 5 years to make and I did it completely by hand. I have seen it done several different ways and it is always a fabulous looking quilt. Have a lot of fun, and don't get discouraged, one block at a tme!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by barbaraJane
    I just wanted to add a note. This is a fabulous quilt. I made it a few years ago for my daughter's college graduation quilt. It has now been in 8 quilt shows and won 6 ribbons. The biggest being juried into AQS Knoxville 2009. The quilt took me 5 years to make and I did it completely by hand. I have seen it done several different ways and it is always a fabulous looking quilt. Have a lot of fun, and don't get discouraged, one block at a tme!!!
    Wow, thank you for telling us about your quilt, and congratulations on all those ribbons. Do you have any pics of it that you could post for us please?

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    Thanks for all the info Lesley. Must get me some of that Elmers School glue as well. I have also ordered some template plastic and a special pen for marking the template so I can cut out my shapes.

    Now going to look at how this baby is quilted as I want to QAYG

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