Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 13 of 77 FirstFirst ... 3 12 13 14 23 63 ... LastLast
Results 121 to 130 of 763

Thread: Orphaned Blocks QAYG Challenge

  1. #121
    Super Member Jenniky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Golden Valley, Arizona
    Posts
    1,398
    Blog Entries
    28
    You are SEW correct QuiltE... thank you for pointing out about sewing off the block and how it applies to the integrity of our quilts. I completely agree it is important to learn good habits and minimize risk to having a heirloom quilt eventually unraveling.

    I would add that in addition to learning good habits, I think it is equally important that we give ourselves the opportunity to not feel like we have to make a perfect or even great product the first time. In my experience; This can be daunting and even become a huge psychological barrier for not starting a project or trying something new at all.

    " I've always been told that's a no-no!" Is anything really a no-no! ?? Or can you apply another technique or variation on a technique to attain the same quality in the end? *** Makes for good discussion ***

    I think its problem solving at best. Each project I make is truly an adventure.
    Some adventures are more challenging (frustrating even) than others. Yet, each project I attempt and work through helps me to learn and also builds on my knowledge. Knowledge that I can then apply to problem solving techniques on future projects.

    When sewing "off" the block, I was taught to not sew beyond the block's edge (just into the seam allowances). As it says, you are not cutting threads ... and it is best to not cut threads later when you trim the block for the further steps. Why you are asking? Cut threads, can create a risk to quilting eventually unravelling. Likewise, when your borders are 6" and you want them narrower after quilting is done, I've always been told that's a no-no! I'll add ... this is all about risk.
    You can likely get away with it most of the time.
    by QUILTE

    Discussion Example:

    Problem -
    I have a orphaned block that is 12.5 X 12.5 squared. I used this block to practice meandering. The block turned out really great and I was very pleased with the results. As it was a practice block I tucked it back away in a Tote as a now unfinished orphaned quilted block. I have some other un-quilted orphaned blocks sitting in the same tote but they are 9.5" X 9.5" blocks. I want to use all of these blocks including the 12.5 X 12.5 already quilted square in a (Quilt As You Go) QAYG Quilt. However, I have been told by several quilters and tutorials that it is a No-No to cut down a block or quilt after it has been quilted.

    We as individuals as either Novice, Intermediate, or Master quilter will come at this problem from different angles and thought processes.

    I'll add ... this is all about risk. You can likely get away with it most of the time.


    I am going to qualify what QuiltE has shared by saying, "Yes, it is about risk, IF you are making an expensive, high quality, meant to be a forever and ever heirloom quilt that you want to give to someone." "Yes, the more end cut threads you have increase the chances a thread can loosen itself over time." "For me, Getting away with something implies that I have miss-stepped or done something wrong."

    In my opinion, as important as it is; that we build good habits and we are aware of what the standards of the skill trade we are learning is. I say, "It is also important that as novice and intermediate pupils of quilting we are kind to ourselves in the learning process, open to alternate ideas and techniques and the possibility that it can be done many different ways."

    Im leaving the Discussion Example Question Open for just that Discussion.

    1.How would you solve it?

    2. Would decide not to use the already large quilted block because you think it may pose a future problem to the integrity of your quilt?

    Please post some replies Ladies. There are no right answers in this its just a discussion of what we would do; Let's learn from each other.


    Only from loving use and lots of hugging and cuddling do I want my quilts to fall apart!! That's totally permissable!

    by QuiltE

    QuiltE thank you again for making this discussion possible by giving your input. Your AWESOME!!!! Girl
    Last edited by Jenniky; 08-04-2012 at 06:57 AM.
    Have an awesome day!

  2. #122
    Super Member Jenniky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Golden Valley, Arizona
    Posts
    1,398
    Blog Entries
    28
    Ronda - I will take a look at the Fun and Done technique after breakfast and give you a reply post.
    Have an awesome day!

  3. #123
    Power Poster QuiltE's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    13,670
    I went around my home this morning and did some pics and now think I can show you most of the quilting methods/styles that Jenniky has asked for pics.

    Meandering ... often referred to as doodling or scribbling!
    Name:  QAYG 010.jpg
Views: 476
Size:  1.50 MB

    Stippling ... to me it's just tiny meandering
    Name:  QAYG 003.jpg
Views: 483
Size:  1.58 MB

    Top -- Stitched Both Sides of the Ditch; perhaps some would call this Echo?
    Bottom -- Cross Hatching; it's a square grid on the diagonal, often done for square block assemblies, but not just for that.
    Diamond Grid is the same idea, with rows of stitching crossing to make the diamond
    Name:  QAYG 008.jpg
Views: 496
Size:  1.54 MB

    Top -- Strip Quilting -- also called Stitch and Flip. No stitching shows from the top/front as once sewn, you flip your strip over to cover the stitching. From the back, you will see all the stitching.
    Bottom Left -- SITD outlining each of the colour/fabric changes.
    Bottom Right -- Stippling, see close up above.
    Name:  QAYG 001.jpg
Views: 480
Size:  1.54 MB

    Stippling -- Cream background
    SITD -- Outline where colours change
    Top Stitching -- diagonal lines along sleeve edge; perhaps it would be called Echo Quilting?
    Echo Quilting can be very effective around curved edges such as flowers and is often done in several rows or layers.
    Cross Hatching on the black print but I doubt you can see that!
    Not a quilting method/style but something that can add interest and dimension is a flange ... see the gold strips.
    Name:  QAYG 018.jpg
Views: 473
Size:  1.49 MB

    Hope this helps everyone!!!

    P.S. ... took awhile to put this post together, as I got interrupted watching our first Canadian Gold for the Olympics! Yeaaaaaaa!!!!!!
    Last edited by QuiltE; 08-04-2012 at 07:34 AM.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Sew many ideas ... just sew little time!!
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

  4. #124
    Super Member Jenniky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Golden Valley, Arizona
    Posts
    1,398
    Blog Entries
    28

    Fun & Done Quilting

    Ronda is this the You Tube Video of Fun and Your Done you were referring to???

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCcfgYQ5YMI

    This is the only one that I found where special rulers were used. I recall the technique itself I have reviewed in other tutorials after I watched the video. I think this is one of the techniques I ran into back when I was a Newbie to quilting. It was confusing and difficult for me to understand in my early quilting days. Now that I have more experience in piecing blocks and quilting it is definitely clearer for me to figure the process out. Honestly I don't care much for the above tutorial link. It was hard for me to listen to with all the background noise and it wasn't till I went and looked at another tutorial and came back to look at this Bayside one that I had a better understanding of what she was trying to convey

    I will be sure to share making a quilt using this technique and try to create my own tutorial to share down the line. As part of our QAYG exploration adventure.

    Until I have actually made a quilt with the technique I'll have to reserve my opinion as to whether I like it or not. I agree that those special template rulers are not necessary to have success with this technique.

    Will you share some pictures with us of the quilts you have made using this technique???

    Has anyone else used this technique and if so would you share pictures of your quilt with us??


    Thanks Ronda... great input.
    Have an awesome day!

  5. #125
    Super Member Jenniky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Golden Valley, Arizona
    Posts
    1,398
    Blog Entries
    28
    QUILTE - Once again darling..I have to say you are AWESOME!!!!

    Thank you so much for taking the time this morning to go around your lovely house and share samples of quilting with us.

    Name:  010.JPG
Views: 473
Size:  1.35 MB
    Again... I have to say I would HIGHLY recommend buying this book as a resource to look up unknown terms you might see posted and to use as a technical resource for all of your quilting questions. It really is very comprehensive and very easy to understand.
    Have an awesome day!

  6. #126
    Power Poster QuiltE's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    13,670
    Jenniky ... While I was doing pics, and then getting them ready in a post .... and watching the Olympics, you've put up another good post. Very intuitive on your part about some of what I was thinking/meaning but did not type. Also, some good discussion points.

    Yes, heritage quilts need special attention to ensure they last. I tend to think that my quilts will not be such, being that I don't have the family to enjoy and appreciate them. That being said, I still strive to do the best I can do and know how to do at the time ... just because!!! More important, I don't want to see them fall apart with the first wash!! So yes, perhaps I overdo what is necessary, but that's just me! Err on the side of caution.

    Oh my, what I have learned and how my abilities have changed and developed thru time. I think my biggest improvements have come since being part of the QB community ... I have learned SO much, thanks to so many who share so willingly on the boards.

    I like the discussions we have and credit to you Jenniky for trying to encourage these within this thread. Yes, you caught me ... there is no "one" right way for anything ... and no "no-no's" exist! Sometimes it's a good reason for us to say "why"? or why not? I see it as gathering information ... and then do what makes sense for myself.

    Often times, it's like a patchwork quilt of ideas that I've picked up in bits and pieces and then changed to what works for me!
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Sew many ideas ... just sew little time!!
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

  7. #127
    Power Poster QuiltE's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    13,670
    Quote Originally Posted by Jenniky View Post
    QUILTE - Once again darling..I have to say you are AWESOME!!!!

    Thank you so much for taking the time this morning to go around your lovely house and share samples of quilting with us.

    Again... I have to say I would HIGHLY recommend buying this book as a resource to look up unknown terms you might see posted and to use as a technical resource for all of your quilting questions. It really is very comprehensive and very easy to understand.
    You're most welcome!!

    Another place for quilting terms and acronyms is the following thread ...
    Quilter's Dictionary & Acronyms ... a consolidation of previous posts
    Certainly not as complete or detailed as the book that Jenniky has recommended.

    (BTW ... I plan to replace that thread with a new and improved one, so if anyone has further terms or acronyms to add, please post them to that thread and I will merge with the master list before posting.)
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Sew many ideas ... just sew little time!!
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

  8. #128
    Super Member gardnergal970's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Covington, Indiana
    Posts
    1,653
    JenniKy...responding to the quilt blocks being different sizes...I've seen quilts planned with different size blocks. Here would be a perfect place for a strip of flying geese, simple four patch, or even a little block of appliqué if that's your thing. You would have to plan so that the entire strip of blocks would be the width of the quilt but it would be 12 1/2 inches tall all the way across. The beauty and fun of the quilting craft!

  9. #129
    Super Member ssnare's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Arma, Kansas
    Posts
    3,365
    My question still has not been answered. What type of material are you to use for the backing?

    In answer to your question, Jennky about my blocks. The background of my blocks is a green with butterflies and yes the picture of my blocks is on a blue bedspread. I have finished quilting my blocks and I will show pictures soon.

    Thank you Quilte for the pictures of the different types of quilting. I looked on line and did not get much information.


    Regarding the question about the block already quilted and would you use it in a quilt and cut it down or how would you solve the problem. I might make some smaller blocks to fill in so the other blocks would come out the same size as the larger block. Or cut the larger block down and stitch around the edge after it is cut. A third way would be to add borders to the smaller blocks so they were the same size as the bigger block.
    Last edited by ssnare; 08-04-2012 at 09:26 AM.

  10. #130
    Super Member ssnare's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Arma, Kansas
    Posts
    3,365
    Is a flange just a piece of fabric added to a portion of another color of material to accent something?

Page 13 of 77 FirstFirst ... 3 12 13 14 23 63 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.