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Thread: Orphaned Blocks QAYG Challenge

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    Quote Originally Posted by redvette54 View Post
    Hello Jenniky,

    I've been following your posts and would like to join too. Just what I need to get back into the sewing room and I've always wanted to learn the QAYG. Thanks for doing this.
    Welcome Redvette... Thanks for joining us. We look forward to you sharing your project blocks with us.
    Have an awesome day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ssnare View Post
    I already messed up. My squares are 9" and I cut the backs 10 1/2" square and a batting square 10 1/2". Should they have been 12"?
    Sounds to me like you did perfect for the current method I am presenting Which technique are you using to baste. If you are following what I have been doing then you are doing great.
    Have an awesome day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by VickiM View Post
    I found some orphan blocks to adopt...using 6 (they were different sizes so added borders--scrap strips--to make the blocks all 13 1/2"), then cut 6 cream on cream solid blocks (I will use your suggestion, Jen, to do different quilting designs in them). Next will work on basting them together & quilting.
    VickiM - Love your Adopted Blocks Im sure they are glowing with the warmth of new found project love already.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluteddi View Post
    another fibro sufferer here..... I agree the flares are much worse this year..... it's a effort to even piddle online these days....

    maybe we need a fibro support group here.?

    I'm following this post, but I'm not posting pics or even quilting... pout.. darn fibro....
    Bluteddi -- Not knowing your level of fibro (I've had it about 15 years now), I've learned what I can / can't do and when I can do stuff. I always try to sew a little everyday at least for about an hour then take a break. I find that distracting myself from my pain helps tremendously. And a support group for quilters would be a good idea to help each other enjoy our craft in spite of our pain.
    Life's More Fun with a Doxie !!

    Vicki G - Have a Great Day !!
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    Quote Originally Posted by vickig626 View Post
    Bluteddi -- Not knowing your level of fibro (I've had it about 15 years now), I've learned what I can / can't do and when I can do stuff. I always try to sew a little everyday at least for about an hour then take a break. I find that distracting myself from my pain helps tremendously. And a support group for quilters would be a good idea to help each other enjoy our craft in spite of our pain.
    I think a separate Thread Group for you all to give support for each other is a fantastic idea. Blueteddi you could start a thread in the General Chit-Chat section of the QB or the Personal Diaries and Announcement section. Then you can invite other Fibro Sufferers to join you there to discuss and motivate each other.


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    I have never done this. So I will spray baste and follow what you are doing. I thought we were to have 1-1 1/2" extra on all sides.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jenniky View Post
    Sounds to me like you did perfect for the current method I am presenting Which technique are you using to baste. If you are following what I have been doing then you are doing great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ssnare View Post
    I have never done this. So I will spray baste and follow what you are doing. I thought we were to have 1-1 1/2" extra on all sides.
    If your squares are 9" and you cut the backs 10 1/2" square and a batting square 10 1/2". Then your batting and backs are 1 and half inch larger. Your batting and backing to not have to be a perfect 10 1/2" square either. After you finish quilting the square you will be trimming off the excess batting and backing.
    Have an awesome day!

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    OOPS!! I missed typing in a step. After the spray basting and before you start quilting your design. Pin the 4 corners of the block and run a basting stitch of less thana 1/4 inch around the edges of the block. Now you are ready to quilt your square. With stippling and meandering I try to start in the corner of the block and move out from there. My aim is to fill in the block with the design and quilt off the opposite corner if possible.


    Quote Originally Posted by Jenniky View Post
    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 to use a darning foot aka FMQ foot and your feed dogs would be disengaged (down position). Diamond Grid, Echo Quilting, Stippling, Meandering are just a few other quilting designs that can be used.
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    A great source of information on the Walker foot and Darning foot and also on Quilt Designs can be found in the book pictured. I highly recommend this book to everyone. Especially beginners and intermediates.




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    Here are a few pictures I will share of the back side of my quilted blocks.

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    Have an awesome day!

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    JenniKy...here is the link to the process I'm trying to use even though i didn't quilt in a hoop like she does. What attracted me was the precisiness and not having to use a strip on the back. What I hadn't paid attention to was that she had a 1/2 inch seam that she trimmed to 1/4 so I'm punting and adding a strip on the back. Still my block is very flat and square which is nice to work with. I haven't made the jig that she uses but I can see how useful it would be. I'll try to have pictures to add early next week.
    http://www.queenofstitching.com/

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    Great Gardner Gal I will look forward to seeing your pictures next week. This evening I will check out the link you provided. Thank you for adding to our pool of knowledge and techniques for QAYG.
    Have an awesome day!

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