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Thread: Orphaned Blocks QAYG Challenge

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    I'm still here too. Lost almost a whole week of sewing due to the water tank issue. Working on my commissioned work for the local hospital shop. It seems there's always something getting in the way of having fun.
    Life's More Fun with a Doxie !!

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Size:  675.4 KBI'm so excited!!! I found this at the antique store that I work in. Only $6.50. I love it because it's Christmas trees and old looking fabrics. No quilting or label. Wonder what stories it could tell.
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    Wow, that was a good buy! Beautiful!
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    Everose that tree skirt is great. It looks like maybe the tree blocks were paper pieced. What a really fun design.
    Have an awesome day!

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    I reallyyyyyyyyyyyy LOVE your tree skirt. If you figure out the pattern, it would be great if you shared it with us. Hugs and smilessssss!
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    Greetings!!! My tree skirt is thrown over one of my chairs. I am decorating early for Christmas. Oh Darn, I forgot that the spiral lighted tree never got down last yera. So maybe I'm behind. Who cares, not me.

    Jen, I thought t was PP, but looking at it,it wasn't. The top branch is on one piece of cloth. I might take a copy of it and work on a PP pattern though. I loved all the fabrics that this person used. Maybe a project for next year.
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    My QAYG

    have my blocks quilted and beginning to put them together. Look ok I think... I had planned to use sashing between the blocks so now I needed to do something to get the finished size I wanted. I didn't have any more of the purple backing fabric so couldn't make any more of the Parasol Ladies. I played around with different things for several days and came up with the Drunkards Path blocks with just a bit of color from the same fabrics as I did the parasol ladies from. I will add 2 rows at top and bottom and one on the sides. Does this look ok and workable?

    Photos of some of the drunkards path blocks just placed on my design wall. And don't know how I am going to quilt them.
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    DeneK - Looks like your project is coming together real nicely.
    Have an awesome day!

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    QAYG The Unknown Named Method

    QAYG The Unknown Named Method

    So today I tried my first practice piece following the guide lines of QAYG method I have yet to find a name for. So far I have only read it referred to a QAYG method or Method #1.

    I will share the steps up to the point where I ran into trouble because of vague instructions.

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    For my practice project I started with 4 top piece squares that are 6 1/2" ; 4 back piece squares that are 9 1/2" ; 4 batting squares that are 8".

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    I sandwiched and centered the squares together and then chalked my design on the squares. Now one important note here. You do not want to quilt all the way to the edge of your squares as we have previously done. You need one inch completely around your top square that is not quilted. So I measured and chalked a square 1 inch in from the edges of my top square. Then I drew my center design with in the chalked square.

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    Hopefully you can see the quilted design on the back as well as the front. The next step in this process is to trim the batting 1/4" less than your top square all the way around. This is how I completed this step.

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    Fold the back material away from the batting and front material. Trim the batting all around even with the top square.

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    Then fold back the top material and trim of 1/4" from the batting all the way around.

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    Here is a picture of all four squares with the
    batting trimmed 1/4" less than the top squares all the way around.


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    Next step is to sew the front edges together with a 1/4" seam

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    Whip stitch the batting together. This is the last step before this method starts looking like muddy water, very unclear to me.

    Next is to trim the backing - one side needs to be trimmed to lay flat across where the batting meets; the other side lays flat across also with an extra 1/4" seam allowance.

    Then fold and iron the seam allowance. Pin and then stitch the backing piece in place. It can be hand or machine sewn. This is where I ran into trouble.

    One of the tutorials I watched suggested to use a decorative stitch to close the back seam this would add to the design on the front of the quilt piece.

    The decorative stitch looked great; however adding two rows together was going to be impossible because I had not accounted for where I needed to stop and start sewing to enable me to sew the front pieces of the rows together.

    It would of been a huge mess to try and pick out the decorative stitching I used. So I improvised with a design change and managed to attach the two rows in a most unconventional way. So this first trial will become a doll blanket for my dgd to play with.


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    Tomorrow I will make my second attempt at attaching the rows properly. After I restudy some tutorials.

    Have an awesome day!

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    curious to see how you figure this next method out. It seems a bit more work but it will be nice to be able to work with blocks that need to blend together (ie. twister tool patterns). I want to make a quilt using this tool but can't quilt a whole top.

    Attaching the squares kinda makes sense but not sure how the rows go together without interfering with the squares stitch down.
    Life's More Fun with a Doxie !!

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