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  1. Orphaned Blocks QAYG Challenge

    by , 08-03-2012 at 10:36 AM
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    Quilting the Block

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    I decided to use a Cross-Hatching design on my DP9. I used a walker foot for this project because the walker foot is great for quilting long straight lines and geometrical angles. I have also used the walker foot for Echo quilting and making wavy lines. The walker foot is a machine guided attachment with the feed dogs always up to my knowledge. If your design requires more free motion quilting then you will most likely want
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  2. Orphaned Blocks QAYG Challenge

    by , 08-03-2012 at 10:33 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Jenniky View Post
    Quilting the individual blocks, This next step can be considered an extra TIP step. I found this suggested in several different blogs, you tube tutorials, and it is also mentioned in the Craftsy.com quilting class. Quilting Big Quilts on a Small Machine. http://www.craftsy.com/class/Quiltin...all-Machine/51

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    To help me decide what type of design I want to quilt onto my block. I use a 20 x 20 piece of clear Vinyl laid over the
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  3. Orphaned Blocks QAYG Challenge

    by , 08-02-2012 at 08:59 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Jenniky View Post
    Quilting the individual blocks, This next step can be considered an extra TIP step. I found this suggested in several different blogs, you tube tutorials, and it is also mentioned in the Craftsy.com quilting class. Quilting Big Quilts on a Small Machine. http://www.craftsy.com/class/Quiltin...all-Machine/51

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    To help me decide what type of design I want to quilt onto my block. I use a 20 x 20 piece of clear Vinyl laid over the
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  4. Orphaned Blocks QAYG Challenge

    by , 08-01-2012 at 04:59 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Jenniky View Post
    Sandwiching the the squares is the term that means temporarily securing the top square, batting, and backing by basting. There are several ways to baste your blocks.

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    Here is a picture of several squares I have sandwiched and ready for quilting. I used a spray baste.

    Spray bastes should be used in a well ventilated area. If you are in a small enclosed sewing room you might consider spraying your fabrics outside or in the garage.
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  5. Orphaned Blocks QAYG Challenge

    by , 08-01-2012 at 04:57 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Jenniky View Post
    So I have six fairy blocks and six butterfly blocks. I wanted my finished showing block to be 12.5 so my blocks are 13 X 13. I did not square up my blocks until after they were quilted. When I am ready to square up my block I will square them to 13 x 13.

    The backing and batting for each block should be at minimal an inch larger all around the block. This is very important. You will most likely run into trouble if you make them smaller or the same size as your top block.
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  6. Orphaned Blocks QAYG Challenge

    by , 08-01-2012 at 04:54 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Jenniky View Post
    I'm going to apologize in advance for my technical writing. It has become a natural style of writing for me as I organized the thoughts I want to share when explaining processes. Blame it on my military background. I will try my best to tone it down as I become more comfortable in my writing as the thread moves along.

    I hope that I will have many who will join me in this adventure in quilting. I will do my best to answer or find an answer to any questions of the QAYG techniques
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  7. 1 July 2012 BOM pictures.

    by , 07-15-2012 at 01:27 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Jenniky View Post
    I have completed my July block and as we are past the half way point I thought it was time I start getting some of the blocks quilted.. Here is a second picture of all the blocks in their various stages. The three on the bottom are ready to sash together. Im thinking Im going to put Feb's block the Kitty in this row also. Im not putting them in order of Month. Im seriously thinking of redoing January's block. Im just not loving it.. That is also my birthday month so Im thinking maybe to do a Birthday
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  8. 1 June 2012 BOM pictures.

    by , 06-13-2012 at 11:56 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Jenniky View Post
    Judy Nice Block Aren't Birdhouses fun I like the browns you used. Brown fabrics have always been my favorite.

    So I finished working on my block today. Seeing we are at the half way point I decided I would also post a picture of all my six blocks together. Wow only six more blocks togo.. As always once I post my block I dont want to hurry life along, but Im always looking forward to the beginning of the next month to see what new block is posted and what challenges it can bring.
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