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Thread: Orphaned Blocks QAYG Challenge

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    Jenniky and Vicki, what great finished quilts you girls have!!! I'm impressed.

    Jeanie, what beautiful blocks you have! Can't wait to see them as you progress on this journey!

    Boston, what cute Christmas blocks! And what a great surprise for yous sis...

    I will be able to begin next week on my border strips...not sure what I want to do yet, but will figure out something!

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    Today I start the work on piecing the blocks for the next QAYG project. It will be a variation on the current QAYG method. This project will have a 2.5" Sashing in-between the blocks.

    Part of my personal learning goal is to have a better understanding of battings. When I walk down the aisle of batting at Jo Anns or I am looking at batting online I really am making my selection based on price and appeal.
    So I think itís time I went to Batting SchoolÖ

    The first project I used the 100% polyester very affordable priced batting. As nice as my project finished up, Iím certain the batting will not hold up over time. Iím alright with that because I didnít want to invest a lot of money into a learning project. Now that I feel more confident in my skills I want to use a batting that is considered better quality.

    What I have on hand is Warm & Natural. I took a moment and asked myself why I bought the Warm & Natural batting in the first place. Honestly it was the appeal of the name and packaging. While I am prewashing my fabric for the next project I will spend some time reading up on batting and will share this afternoon what I learned. That of course will also be after I come back from Panda Express for someÖ Yum!!!Ö.. Kung Pao chicken and Chow mein!!!.


    Have an awesome day!

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    I'll share what little I know about battin'. First cheap polyester is easiest ta hand quilt & can be quilted up ta 10" apart., but I wanted sometin' that was more natural, so I tried wool. Wow, that stuff is awesome ta hand quilt & machine but must be quilted at least 3 inches apart. It's not as puffy as polyester. It does shrink some, but I like the crinkled look. I havent used any cotton/poly mix battin', except for on a 6 hour quilt. It had ta be quilted at least 4 inches apart. I haven't seen DDIL use it so I don't know how it has lasted. It did look good though. I did have ta go back & add another line o' quiltin' 'cause the 6 hour quilt is 6 inches. I haven't used 100% cotton yet. (I just love the wool!)
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    Well, I just discovered that I made a mistake. I cut the front sashing at 1 1/2 inches. I have already put two rows together and am not emotionally prepared to take that all apart, so......I will have to do the rest of it the same. It is actually coming together okay, so I am not really upset. I just have to pay attention better on the next one.
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    Boston that's why we are doin' this, ta learn from our mistakes!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeanieG View Post
    Ok Jenniky and gang - here are the blocks from last years QB Star BOM. I finally got caught up on all my backlog of Pony Club Blocks, and the two BOM's that I'm in. This is a photo of my Star blocks. They are just stuck up on the display board, but I'm going to sandwich these babies and get started quilting them. I am so excited about getting these out of a drawer and into production.
    Jeanie what a lovely quilt this will be--but then I'm partial to the blues, too. I need to check this thread out a little more.
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    The quilts are looking good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boston1954 View Post
    Well, I just discovered that I made a mistake. I cut the front sashing at 1 1/2 inches. I have already put two rows together and am not emotionally prepared to take that all apart, so......I will have to do the rest of it the same. It is actually coming together okay, so I am not really upset. I just have to pay attention better on the next one.
    Boston how are you filling in the extra 1/2 inch of sashing? Just wondered how you were compensating for it. Would you mind sharing a picture. ?? Sounds like you are having some good results.
    Have an awesome day!

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    Here is what I learned today. I also included a very nice link with a review where an individual did her own experiments with Warm & Natural vs. Mountain Mist Cream Rose.

    I hope you enjoy!


    Batting School : What I learned about Warm & Natural.

    Warm & Natural is packaged as 100% cotton but it is Needle punched into a polyester Scrim so truly the package you are buying is a 87.5% cotton/12.5% poly blend.
    The batting is a needle punched (explained further down) batt that contains tiny plant particles but has no glues or resins within it. The other 12.5% of the batt blend is the Polyester “Scrim” this is a thin man-made woven fiber about the weight of a dryer sheet. With the scrim on one side of the batt the layers of cotton fiber are then bonded together with multiple barbed needles a process known as Needle Punch.
    The Warm and Natural can shrink up to 3% which will give the antique look, however, you can prewash the batting prior to use. The Warm and Natural batting is preferred often for tie quilting because it has up to a 10” inch quilting Interval. It is also used for hand or machine stitching.

    Batting Battles: Warm & Natural vs. Mountain Mist Cream Rose


    http://tulip-patch.blogspot.com/2010...atural-vs.html
    Have an awesome day!

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    Here's what I've completed on my paper pieced 7" squares. For some reason, the picture of the back won't download for some reason. I've taken 3 different pictures & this site won't download any of them. Just can't figure out why.

    I'm going to find my smaller blocks to add as borders to finish this one. I will spend more time matching the sashing since some of them were a little WONKA! I'll post a picture of it again when I'm all finished.

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