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Thread: Orphaned Blocks QAYG Challenge

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    You are doing a fabulous job Jenniky. I understand it, I think. Thank you so much. I picked out the fabric for the back sashing. Now I have to pick out fabric for the front sashing. Then I will cut them and try some more. I did a rag quilt where you sewed an x across the square. That was my first and only QAYG attempt. So, I am learning alot.

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    Jenniky...your instructions are excellent. Thanks for all of your work and willingness to share! I finally got my computer up and running so I will post pictures. I started my QAYG before you started this thread so I'm finding problems as I go and then making things up. Thelast picture is with 2 rows attached and the third row with the back showing. When I got to joining the two rows I didn't have any fronts that available to sew together since I had sewed the joining strips from end to end. I don't know if that makes sense but to overcome that, I added a small strip using your method to join the 2 rows together. Worked perfectly but added a dimension to the front of the quilt I hadn't planned on. I'm punting!!! I did make the joining strips on the back the same width as the front sashing so it makes a statement too and gives more dimension to the back. The black fabric is flannel so it stretches and frays and isn't the ideal choice for this method. The first picture shows my little strip. The outer border is the same color and it will be the backing on the sashing too. I'm going to sew front and back sashing on at the same time and then flip them out, iron well and insert the batting and quilt it after it is attached. The middle picture is my next QAYG project. I'll use your method but won't be starting on it immediately. In the meantime, I will be following this thread and hopefully getting my ducks in a row so I don't have so many oops to work through.Name:  photo-49.JPG
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenniky View Post
    "Salutes"!!

    QUILTE- No publishing books for this Chickee. How would I ever get any quilting done. I'll be here when you are ready to jump into a QAYG project. In the mean time it is good to have your input and feedback in our discussions.
    ........... and to absorb or buffer any negativity!
    Hey, shouldn't be too hard to go from the tute photos and words, and publish!!
    Remember, never say never!

    OMG ... I Just noticed you have the link to my acronym thread in your siggy. How long has it been there?

    And OMG#2 ... you really must get using your 1/4" foot! Mine is on pretty much all the time!


    Quote Originally Posted by SewExtremeSeams View Post
    Jenniky, oh, I didn't mention I was talking about future photos... I'm so sorry. Um, I was planning to ask you on ones I couldn't make out from the photos you have already posted. You have done such wonderful work that I do not want to create more work for you. Thank you so much for all you are doing for all of us to learn.
    ITA SewES .... Yes, some of the lettering on the pics is hard to read. I'm sure Jenniky will figure it all out,
    From the peanut gallery, I prefer it to be there, than to be separate from the text ... even if I have a bit of a hard time reading it, it's much better to have it right there with what I am seeing in the pic!

    Jenniky ... you're a woman of many talents!
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    Thank you all for you great reviews of my tutorials. It's a pleasure and learning experience making them. It's my way of giving back to the QB. I have learned so much here and I want to pay it forward anytime I can.

    QuiltE - you never fail to bring a big grin to my face. I put your link in my Siggie this morning when I ran across an acronym I couldn't remember. I thought it would be very handy there for me and anyone else to use. I have been using my 1/4" presser foot except for some reason it didn't click for me to use it for the sashing in this project. I guess because I was sewing on batting I automatically thought of using my walker foot. I think the other reason is I have a 1/4" mark on my walker foot so its just like using my 1/4" presser foot. Always good to have lots of options. I am going to try using the 1/4" presser foot next time for comparison.

    The main problem I see that arises with sewing on the sashing to the rows is the pull of the weight of material in the rows. I find there is a strain on the edges of sashing and edges of the row I am sewing. By placing the extra pins a couple inches out actually helps to hold the quilted rows in place and remove the pull and strain on the fabrics under my needle. Not my original idea; I read it somewhere in the numerous tutorials and comments here and there and just applied it to this problem.

    Gardenergal - I hope you will share these quilts with me in person when we visit at the retreat. I am intrigued
    Have an awesome day!

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    Whew! You had me thinking it'd been there for days and I'd missed it!

    Of course, what was I thinking ... you were using your walking foot!
    That's one of the joys for the Janomes with the AccuFeed system (their style of a walking foot) .... they have the regular AF, but also an AF 1/4", and AF SITD! I didn't realize how grand it was when I bought it ... now that I've used it I'm even more sold on it!

    I keep thinking how spoiled we are on this thread ... you do all the research and consolidation Jenniky and we get to reap the rewards with no work, other than to show up here!!! A hero you are!
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    OMGosh! I just had a lightbulb moment! I'm makin' a denim rag quilt for my nephew's graduation quilt! It is a kinda QAYQ. It is so heavy that I have decided that I have ta finish my nieces graduation quilt before I work on the denim one. Your idea for usein' the pins is so wonderful. Thanks!!!!
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    QuiltE- <Sighs> It's a long way to Christmas and my new sewing machine. But I can wait.

    Dublb - Pictures of your QAYG Denim rag quilt in progress... share share.. nudge nudge....
    Have an awesome day!

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    Oh but Jenniky ... you have lots of time to research and find the machine of your dreams!! And then you can give Santa your decision, along with where the best deal is!!1
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    Alright Jenniky, here goes. I found some blocks that I can practice this method on and if it works, great! If not, I won't feel horrible.

    I have quilted my first two blocks and have put together my first two blocks. Unlike you, I will stitch my seams by machine, cause I know if I do it by hand, it's likely not to happen. So what I did before sewing my back folded strip down over the seams, was to use my handy dandy little glue stick on the back piece just to help it stay down a bit and then I stitched in the ditch on the front and the back came out nicely. By the way, don't shoot me, but I also used my handy dandy glue stick to baste my batting and block in preparation for quilting. I do a lot of applique, and my glue stick is a favorite tool of mine and I thought it might work and walla! Worked like a charm.

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    okay! count me in! i have lurked thru all 23 pages one after another and read every word. now that my eyes are crossed i need to do this! how GREAT! you have done a beautiful job with this whole project. i think i need to find some blocks now.........off to dig and thank you again!
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