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Thread: First Quilting Project

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    Greetings,

    I picked the yellow brick road as my first project... due to a fat quarter problem that I had nothing to do with, I had to scratch my head and adjust the blocks from 9" square to 8 1/4" square... so now I have to figure out a border and get a backing... anywho... I had a few left over blocks I intend to use to make a pillow and here is the picture of the pillow top below.


    I will get a picture of the quilt top as soon as I get a chance. It's not perfectly lined up here and there, but oh well. I did learn a lot as I was making it. This brings me to a question:

    :?: When you put your blocks together, do you sew all the row first, or all the columns first, or one by one as you go or ???

    Thank you :)

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    Moose, looks like you did a great job putting that one together!!

    As far as how to put the blocks together??? It depends on the entire layout of the quilt...I generally go across in rows...depending on how the entire layout works...if it works better for me, heck..I'd do them in columns in a heartbeat :lol:

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    Your pillow top looks great! Love the colors!!

    I usually sew my blocks into rows and then the rows together. To keep the bulk down when I'm sewing, I'll sew, for example, Rows 1 & 2 together. Then Rows 3 & 4 together. Then sew those 4 rows together. (Does that make sense??)


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    Yes it does. I did the same for the coverlet, but b/c my blocks were not perfect I got a few surprises here and there. If I wouldn't have had to change the size, which caused me to make more mistakes, I think I might have had a better top. Now I'm considering free motion instead of stitching in the ditch b/c of it. I'm shaking in my boots at the notion of free motion though. I'm trying to figure out what pattern would be easiest :)

    Quote Originally Posted by sewjoyce
    Your pillow top looks great! Love the colors!!

    I usually sew my blocks into rows and then the rows together. To keep the bulk down when I'm sewing, I'll sew, for example, Rows 1 & 2 together. Then Rows 3 & 4 together. Then sew those 4 rows together. (Does that make sense??)

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    Love your pillow top. How I sew my blocks together depends on the quilt. I usually sew the rows first if I have a choice.

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    Awwwww heck Moose...just take a deep breath and go for it! Put on some great music and just start sewing away..You know a secret that I discovered???

    Come on, lean in closer so I can whisper.... a little closer.....

    It really won't matter if there are mistakes in your FMQ..when you are finished and you step back from it...they won't really show up if you don't use a thread color that stands out!! Isn't that a great secret???!!!! :D Now...SSSSSHHHHHH...don't spread it around too much, we want everyone to think we are soooo talented and perfect!! hee heee heee :lol: :lol:

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    Good job!
    The colors are pretty!

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    You did a very nice job! I really love the colors. Yellow brick road is a pattern I've been wanting to do. Maybe I'll get to it this summer, perhaps for my friend's baby's blanket I'm going to make. :D

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    Since I have from dark red to off white to pink to yellow to dark blue ... I'm starting to wonder what color is missing :)

    It's really hard to find such thread. Any suggestions? I got a variegated yellow one b/c I intend to do the backing in variegated yellow.

    Thanks

    [quote=sandpat]...they won't really show up if you don't use a thread color that stands out!!

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    Not sure yet, I have to finish this one :) I'll update. :)

    Quote Originally Posted by Loretta
    Very nice- I love the colors! What are you planning to do next?

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