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    by , 09-05-2012 at 03:21 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Jenniky View Post
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    Now Im ready to sew on the opposite blocks to the top sashing.

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    Before sewing them together I trimmed and squared end edges.

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    Then I went to the sewing machine and sewed right sides together the front of the yellow top sashing to the right side of the halloween top material.

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    I then turned

    by , 09-05-2012 at 03:21 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Jenniky View Post
    Ronda and JeanieG, Actually this QAYG project is a reversible holiday table topper.

    Step #4 I cut two front sashings 5 inches wide by the center length of my squares. I then cut a third longer sashing strip 5 inches wide by 20 inches long. (You will need to adjust these measurements to fit your squares. Im using 9" Squares for my project.

    Step #5 I then cut my back sashing pieces 9 inches wide by the center length of my squares. I then cut a third longer back sashing
  3. Orphaned Blocks QAYG Challenge

    by , 09-05-2012 at 03:20 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Jenniky View Post
    *** Teaser***Here are the first few pictures as a teaser for the next QAYG tutorial.

    Step #1 I made four quilt block sandwiches using the same spray basting method as before.

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    Step #2 I quilted the square and I also anchor stitched all the way around the blocks edges.

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    Step #3 Trimmed and squared up the blocks evenly.
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  4. Free Christmas Patterns

    by , 09-05-2012 at 05:06 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by KathieS View Post
    Oodles of free Christmas patterns here - quilts, wall hangings, tree skirts - you name it. Definitely will need lots of time for this one - Enjoy !!!

    Nova Scotia
  5. Favorite Quilting Blogs

    by , 09-05-2012 at 03:33 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by txstitcher View Post
    What are you favorite quilting blogs?

    Mine include Pleasant Home, Diary of a Quilter, Red Pepper Quilts, PS I Quilt, and The Happy Zombie.
  6. Dear Jane - Row F = Finished!

    by , 09-04-2012 at 07:47 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsie View Post
    What a fun weekend! Got 4 blocks done. Made the melon seeds on F13 too big and left myself no seam allowance. Love that Elmer's! Unpicked the thread, soaked the glue line with a wet Q-tip and waited 5 minutes. Came right off and I was able to put smaller ones on. Changed my applique method thanks to a hint from Glady (GV09) who posts her Dear Janes and many other wonderful projects.
    So here are F10 through 13.

    I finally bit the bullet and unpinned my display wall, moving
  7. Fons & Porter Country Sunflower pattern

    by , 09-04-2012 at 05:35 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltinNana View Post
    I was given the Sept/Oct '09 issue of F&P Love of Quilting mag. It has the Country Sunflower on the front cover and according to the Contents, the pattern is on Pg. 62. But my magazine doesn't have page 62. In fact, it skips pages 59 - 66 all together. And then it has pages 67 through 74 in there twice. Anyway, it's all messed up and doesn't have the pattern for the "Country Sunflower". I was wondering if anyone else has a Sept/Oct '09 issue and are they all like that? I'd really
  8. My First Baby Quilt and Boots!

    by , 09-03-2012 at 08:48 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Grandma Mary View Post
    I finally finished my first baby quilt for my son and his wife who are expecting a boy in June. This is a picture of the quilt and boots that I made for their baby shower. The quilt is a Baby Elegance pattern from Black Cat Creations, and the boots are a Curby's Closet pattern. I had so much fun making them! I hope you enjoy!

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  9. 11-minute flower

    by , 09-03-2012 at 08:24 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by cat-on-a-mac View Post
    These are really just 10-minute blocks (see but starting with what I'll call a 1/4 snowball.

    For one flower, you need

    2 -- 5" squares of fabric 1
    2 -- 5" squares of fabric 2
    1 -- 4" square for center
    4 -- 2.5" squares of background

    Sew each background square onto one corner of your four 5" squares. Trim seam to 1/4" and press toward the background color
  10. 11-minute flowers .... 14-month quilt?

    by , 09-03-2012 at 08:22 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by cat-on-a-mac View Post
    Way last summer I posted some blocks I had made using all batiks, based on the 10-minute block, with a slight variation to make them look like flowers. I did a short tutorial at the time (here's a link)

    Well, I finally am finishing up a quilt made from these blocks. I still have to do the binding, but wanted to share; I'M SO GLAD TO BE (nearly) DONE! It's king sized, so it was quite a challenge to quilt on my regular sewing machine, even though I have one with a large harp space.
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