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    I intend to buy a Doodle Pad and try it. I had tracing paper but it was too thin and it kept jamming up my printer. Everyone's blocks are so pretty and yet so different. Is anyone else doing a trip-around-the world in their DJ? I'm behind on my squares but I am trying to get caught up this week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    Well, life happened last week so got very little sewing done. Finally finished week 4 this morning. Here are my blocks
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    I love the ....stone?.... print on the second one. You are very brave to do 3 at once. Though I'm tempted to start a second while working on the first. I swear.... its like potato chips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fabric Galore View Post
    I intend to buy a Doodle Pad and try it. I had tracing paper but it was too thin and it kept jamming up my printer. Everyone's blocks are so pretty and yet so different. Is anyone else doing a trip-around-the world in their DJ? I'm behind on my squares but I am trying to get caught up this week.
    Hi Fabric Galore
    I too am doing a trip around the world with mine in a muted/pastel rainbow scheme. How about you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bookworm View Post
    I love the ....stone?.... print on the second one. You are very brave to do 3 at once. Though I'm tempted to start a second while working on the first. I swear.... its like potato chips.
    They really are addicting Honestly, doing more than one is not that much more work... you've already printed and you've already figured out how to sew it. I don't have selvedge info on the fabric, but it looks a lot different in a bigger piece. I've had it quite a while... one of those pieces you just keep petting and can't decide what to use it on
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    Hi, Ladies!
    Your blocks are amazing!
    Love your fabrics and how well they all look!
    Congratulations!
    I spent the day with only 2 blocks: B-10 and A-5. Both were much better than expected!
    But I can not do curved seams of B-2 and B-3! The curves never went well!
    Tomorrow sew the Block A-1. I drew on graph paper the new model which I loved! I also do it in white-green and I called "A-1 QB Friends"!
    And again on the curves! In my country there is no freezer paper, but I will try my method templates and see what happens!
    I've seen questions of "melons" ... what is that?
    I go to sleep, it's too late! Hugs to all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GV09 View Post
    Hi, Ladies!
    Your blocks are amazing!
    Love your fabrics and how well they all look!
    Congratulations!
    I spent the day with only 2 blocks: B-10 and A-5. Both were much better than expected!
    But I can not do curved seams of B-2 and B-3! The curves never went well!
    Tomorrow sew the Block A-1. I drew on graph paper the new model which I loved! I also do it in white-green and I called "A-1 QB Friends"!
    And again on the curves! In my country there is no freezer paper, but I will try my method templates and see what happens!
    I've seen questions of "melons" ... what is that?
    I go to sleep, it's too late! Hugs to all!
    Gladys, "melons" are the long kind of oval shapes that are pointed on each end like you see in B12
    Linda
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    Quote Originally Posted by gailinva View Post
    Thankyou ozarkmama for the tip on the PP paper you use. I will give it a try!!!!
    You're very welcome!

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    Anyone have a helpful hint as to how to reverse applique the tips of the melons in B12? Do you need to clip all the way to the point?
    Thanks!
    Linda
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    Quote Originally Posted by TymeToShine View Post
    Anyone have a helpful hint as to how to reverse applique the tips of the melons in B12? Do you need to clip all the way to the point?
    Thanks!
    I just finished B12 and the tips are definitely not very pointy. Some I clipped all the way to the point and some I clipped not quite to the point, and both had problems -- some have stray threads sticking out and some are a little rounded. I'm working on A3 right now and I'm using the same method rather than the method used in "thatquilt", so maybe it will be a little better.

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    Fabric Galore, I am behind as well. I had printer problems and finally got that taken care of so I hope I can catch up now. I am starting week 2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DottyD View Post
    Hi SoBuzy,
    have you looked at www.thatquilt.blogspot ? Anina has done a tutorial on every block - awesome help !!
    DottyD
    Thank you for this site. I still have not started My Dear Jane but hope to in the next week or two! Started too many projects and am trying to play catch up with my lack of talent... But I have not given up yet!! Will ck this site out... Thanks again!
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    Did some searching and one of the best tips I came across for trying to get the stray threads tucked under in the corner of B12 when doing the reverse applique was to use a wet toothpick to kind of roll under with. Tried it and it worked nicely. Contacted Sanpat about this block and she recommended doing it regular applique instead of reverse applique so I tried that too. Have never done hand applique before, but after trying the reverse applique, figured it had to be pretty much the same thing so far as the stitiching goes. Am learning lots with this quilt for sure!
    Here are the two blocks - one is reverse applique and the other is regular applique. I like the regular one best and hubby likes the reverse one best! I would feel better about the regular applique one being in the quilt as I just felt the cut threads on the reverse one might possibly fray in the points with time.
    Does anyone have any comments on the possibility of fraying?
    Thanks!
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    Wow! Never done this before? Looks great! Little threads are a pain. I also find if you moisten them they will behave.

    Quote Originally Posted by TymeToShine View Post
    Did some searching and one of the best tips I came across for trying to get the stray threads tucked under in the corner of B12 when doing the reverse applique was to use a wet toothpick to kind of roll under with. Tried it and it worked nicely. Contacted Sanpat about this block and she recommended doing it regular applique instead of reverse applique so I tried that too. Have never done hand applique before, but after trying the reverse applique, figured it had to be pretty much the same thing so far as the stitiching goes. Am learning lots with this quilt for sure!
    Here are the two blocks - one is reverse applique and the other is regular applique. I like the regular one best and hubby likes the reverse one best! I would feel better about the regular applique one being in the quilt as I just felt the cut threads on the reverse one might possibly fray in the points with time.
    Does anyone have any comments on the possibility of fraying?
    Thanks!

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    i recommend using 'fray check' after you have finished your applique sewing on the areas you feel are vulnerable to fraying. it works a treat!!
    well done btw, your b12's are lovely!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TymeToShine View Post
    Does anyone have any comments on the possibility of fraying?
    Thanks!
    I've done quite a bit of normal needle turn applique. For a recessed point (like the divet in the top of a heart) I always clip right to the pencil line, and right at the very bottom where there could be some stray strands, I take three small stitches at that point; sort of like the front facing chicken feet toes. I'm sure if you search applique you will find a diagram on what I am trying to explain. I plan on doing the melon using reverse applique and doing that same technique. FYI: I keep a round toothpick with my applique supplies. I never have wet it but even dry it 'grabs' the fabric in a nice way.

    Linda, both blocks are gorgeous! Your craftsmanship and fabric choices are wonderful!

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    Just starting to experiment with reverse appliqué and inner points and stray threads are driving me nuts. So far the best thing I've come up with is to tuck the threads with a toothpick that I stick just a bit into a glue stick - just a tiny dab of glue, then sweep the fabric and any stray threads under. This also works well on melon points with regular appliqué. Tymetoshine your b12center piece looks great! I like the regular appliqué one best. My first try on this block was a disaster. Haven't had the nerve to try again yet.

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    NDQuilts...nice blocks. Are you piecing these by hand? I really like the fabric in B3
    Linda
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    Quote Originally Posted by TymeToShine View Post
    NDQuilts...nice blocks. Are you piecing these by hand? I really like the fabric in B3
    Thank you. I am piecing primarily by hand. For my templates Ii used Press and Seal this time. I like how flexible the product is although seeing the edge can be difficult.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TymeToShine View Post
    Did some searching and one of the best tips I came across for trying to get the stray threads tucked under in the corner of B12 when doing the reverse applique was to use a wet toothpick to kind of roll under with. Tried it and it worked nicely. Contacted Sanpat about this block and she recommended doing it regular applique instead of reverse applique so I tried that too. Have never done hand applique before, but after trying the reverse applique, figured it had to be pretty much the same thing so far as the stitiching goes. Am learning lots with this quilt for sure!
    Here are the two blocks - one is reverse applique and the other is regular applique. I like the regular one best and hubby likes the reverse one best! I would feel better about the regular applique one being in the quilt as I just felt the cut threads on the reverse one might possibly fray in the points with time.
    Does anyone have any comments on the possibility of fraying?
    Thanks!
    Your blocks are both great, the edges of your aplique are so nice and smooth - what's your secret?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kallie View Post
    Hi Fabric Galore
    I too am doing a trip around the world with mine in a muted/pastel rainbow scheme. How about you?
    Kallie, I am using colors that work well with yellow. My strips and my solid color tris are lemon yellow. I am using pinks, lavenders and purples, various shades of teal and aqua, light green, blue, brown plum, different shades of burgundy and maybe some orange. I haven't decided about the orange yet. It goes great with yellow but I don't know if it would work with my other colors and then I look at the original DJ and she used every color imagineable and it worked out great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettia View Post
    Fabric Galore, I am behind as well. I had printer problems and finally got that taken care of so I hope I can catch up now. I am starting week 2.
    Bettia, I finally completed 11 blocks; some of them I did 2 or 3 times. I tried making B-2 using the directions on ThatQuilt blog and I couldn't get the half-square triangles the right size. I am making my blocks 5.5 inches so my quilt will fit on my king size pillow top mattress. I finally printed the templates for B-2 and B-3 and machine pieced them in no time. I use 3 pins. I pin each end to line up and then I put a pin in the center of the circle. Stitch slowly and work the bias around your needle so it doesn't crease or bunch up. It's kind of like easing in a sleeve. I haven't posted any pictures yet because I have to go back and read the instructions again on how to post pictures. I am also working on a quilt for my DGGD's 1st birthday and a quilt for our church's centennial celebration. I'm also in charge of the Prayer Shawl Ministry at our church, so I carry my knitting with me when I go to the doctors; I've spent a lot time lately in MD offices. I keep hoping and praying that this summer will be quieter and I can really have time to quilt. Good luck with your printer and your blocks.

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    Linda, both of your blocks look great. I can't tell which one is regular applique and which one is reverse applique. I'd be proud to put either one of those into my quilt.

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    NDQuilts...
    Is this the Glad Press'n seal? If so, how do you use it? How do you print the pattern on it? How do you apply it to the material?
    Thanks!

    PJNessler, thanks for the complements on the smooth edges on the applique. Secret??? Beginner's luck, I guess! I just followed the instructions and tucked the edges of the material under the edge of the freezer paper on the reverse applique and on the regular Applique, I did what SandPat suggested and added GV09's great tutorial for perfect circles to draw the edges up and over the template and then pressing with a hot dry iron and then "painting" the edges with spray starch by spraying in the lid and using a paint brush and pressing again. I did learn by mistake that you do need to do this starch press while the template is still in...not after you remove it as the crease in the material from the first press rapidly disappears when you get it wet with the starch! Guess I am just an old 4-Her who still "learns by doing"!
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    Tyme, I'm learning just like you... I rather like that starch/press method, but am still working on the blocks for this week. PJ's right, your blocks look great/smooth
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