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Thread: Need help with a quilting dilemma

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    Need help with a quilting dilemma

    I have inherited 28 beautiful star blocks, made in different shades of lavender. There is one block in the group that has been batted, backed and quilted. I don't know if the owner's intention was to continue with the entire quilt this way, or if I should put it together the conventional way of sewing the blocks together and treating the entire quilt as a whole for finishing. I have never worked on the individual blocks in this way, and would like some feedback....
    Thanks so much for your wonderful website and advice.

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    I think I would pick out the quilting on that block and put it together as a whole to quilt. I am not a fan of the way QAYG quilts look. Just do it the way you feel comfortable quilting. It will turn out great.

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    I would pick the batted block apart and sew it together the conventional way or the way you usually do.
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    If you can find the same colors, remake the block and use the already quilted and batted block for a pillow or carry tote.

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    I have to agree, I would pick out the quilting and do what you are used to doing.

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    Sometimes we feel a sense of obligation to finish it as the quilter intended- I know this because I inherited approximately 12 WIPs from my mentor. However, I came to realize that the original quilter would be pleased and honored to have you finish the project YOUR way. I would use 25 of the blocks to make a top, use 2 on the back, and keep the batted block as an accessory wall hanging. Best of luck with the project!
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    QAYG are stiffer than a regular quilt. I have only made one and do not like it.

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    you could continue on as the original owner did and learn a new skill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose Marie View Post
    QAYG are stiffer than a regular quilt. I have only made one and do not like it.
    A newbie question -- what makes the QAYG quilts stiffer? Thank you!

    Judi

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    Quote Originally Posted by judi_lynne View Post
    A newbie question -- what makes the QAYG quilts stiffer? Thank you!

    Judi
    that kind of puzzled me---i've made a number of quilt as you go quilts- i've never had one come out 'stiff' ???
    i have seen a 'Cotton Theory quilt' that was kind of stiff---there was so much dense quilting on it- but it even softened up when it was laundered...mine have never been stiff. stiffness depends on the batting used & the density of the quilting- some quilts are stiff even if not done qayg---i don't think that method is the determining factor....the batting/quilting density is the determining factor-i've seen hand quilted quilts quilted so densely they were like boards when finished-
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