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    Sorry I am a bit late coming in here, as Patti has, I think, answered your questions.

    I can't quite get my head around how you will quilt your blocks as you go, but are keeping the backing in one piece, and still aim to get all the stitches through all three layers. Or have I got that wrong?

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    I will do it like this Lesley. This is the same link I put on your PDA, but wanted to answer you here in case someone else was wondering.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-151139-1.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandpat
    Quote Originally Posted by Cre8tvlwyr
    .. I hear you quilt as you go on DJ? But then Losie also mentioned something about you 'quilting' blocks together and then machine quilting the top??
    I'm not getting that - I've actually been considering doing the entire AOTH quilt by hand since I haven't machined anything at this point [of course, I'm only on the sixth block...]

    Is there a good tutorial or any advice on how to proceed by hand as a QAYG??
    Gus
    Hi Gus, I'm not Lesley of course, but I can point you in the right (I think) direction. Here is how she, I, Elle, Jan and probably a few more have done our Jane quilts. http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-28063-214.htm I seriously considered doing my AOTH this way as well...but I decided that I would like ALL the quilting to show on the back for this one and also I want the back to be 1 piece. So...I am going to quilt in sections, but the back will only be 1 piece. There was a tute on this method on the board also. That method is a machine quilted method though.

    I loved how Jane turned out and the bonus was that when I was finished piecing my blocks, all the quilting was also done. Anyway, the link is to where Lesley started her quilting on Jane.
    I've read over everything...great stuff!! thanks. I have another thought though. If you stitch in the ditch at any point at all for your final quilt, wouldn't it be easier to make your final quilt sandwich with top batting and back sections?? when you sew your blocks together carefully you will be stitching in the edge of the block ditch wouldn't you? Then all your stitches would show and you would be dealing with small pieces at a time???

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    Quote Originally Posted by GV09
    WOWWWWWW!!!
    Kathy ... I love it!
    You have a great talent! Congrats!
    I love it!
    A big hug!
    Thanks, GV!

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    Just found this link and ordered the book. Sounds like my cup of tea. Gramakitten

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    Welcome, Grama! Glad to have you on board with us. When you get your book, please give us all the juicy details of how you are going to make your quilt. Yes, we are a nosy bunch, but kind and very supportive! I'm talking info like - 10" block, black background, hand applique, batiks - that sort of stuff. We have all sorts of combinations & even though we are all doing the same quilt, there isn't one quilt which looks like another one! This group has een ispired me to make changes to the blocks! Some of the pieces are troublesome, so we have been "beefing" them up to whatever suits our pleasure. Our motto is "It's my quilt, I'll do whatever I want!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cre8tvlwyr
    Quote Originally Posted by sandpat
    Quote Originally Posted by Cre8tvlwyr
    .. I hear you quilt as you go on DJ? But then Losie also mentioned something about you 'quilting' blocks together and then machine quilting the top??
    I'm not getting that - I've actually been considering doing the entire AOTH quilt by hand since I haven't machined anything at this point [of course, I'm only on the sixth block...]

    Is there a good tutorial or any advice on how to proceed by hand as a QAYG??
    Gus
    Hi Gus, I'm not Lesley of course, but I can point you in the right (I think) direction. Here is how she, I, Elle, Jan and probably a few more have done our Jane quilts. http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-28063-214.htm I seriously considered doing my AOTH this way as well...but I decided that I would like ALL the quilting to show on the back for this one and also I want the back to be 1 piece. So...I am going to quilt in sections, but the back will only be 1 piece. There was a tute on this method on the board also. That method is a machine quilted method though.

    I loved how Jane turned out and the bonus was that when I was finished piecing my blocks, all the quilting was also done. Anyway, the link is to where Lesley started her quilting on Jane.
    I've read over everything...great stuff!! thanks. I have another thought though. If you stitch in the ditch at any point at all for your final quilt, wouldn't it be easier to make your final quilt sandwich with top batting and back sections?? when you sew your blocks together carefully you will be stitching in the edge of the block ditch wouldn't you? Then all your stitches would show and you would be dealing with small pieces at a time???
    I'm probably answering the wrong way, but I'm not sure you have found how the top/batting is sewn. You hand quilt all your blocks (but not close to the edges), then you trim up all the blocks with the batting (only) attached. Flip them over and sew the blocks into rows, etc....then hand sew your batting together. THEN...lay the whole top/batting attached on the backing, baste and THEN do your SITD quilting (which you can do on the machine or by hand. So the SITD is done last and is used mostly to hold the entire quilt sandwich together....ok...sorry...I probably totally misunderstood your question...if so, maybe Lesley or someone else can answer as well.

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    Hi ladies,
    Hope I'm not sticking my nose in where it doesn't belong, but here is the QAYG method I use. http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-52698-1.htm

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    Rox, you aren't "sticking your nose in"...you are adding more info! Thanks...I read the 1st page...I like the method and will look at it further. It DOES add sashing and I can't do that with mine at this point...but I can see it working really well for other layouts.

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    Helloooooo everyone!!! Another week has flown by & here I am posting the beginning of a new week. Tomorrow begins Week #20. It's our first block outside the center of the top, Block #13. I beefed up the center leaves a bit & probably should have done the same to the scrolls, but I left them as is. This block really relies on the embroidery to make it come alive.

    Happy stitching

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    beautiful

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    Lovely - I think I prefer the beefed up version.

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    I had almost finished appliquing my current block when DH said that the centre circle was not quite in the centre. I said that was just too bad and it was staying (it was already glued and tacked cos it wouldn't stay put).

    Then I stared at for the next 12 hours trying to convince myself that I didn't care ............yes, you guessed it............I pulled it off.

    As if I'm not slow enough without doing stuff twice.

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    Kathy, all your blocks are beautiful, as is your embroidery.
    Lovely to look at.

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    LOL Dee...don't ya' just love them for helping out??!! LOL! I get aggravated when DH does stuff like that, but I'm really glad he does. I'd have hated to not notice it until after quilting if it was something to really bother me!

    Kathy....I really really like the beefed version better..yours is a beauty!

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    Thanks, Luv, Dee & Patti. Taking a break today & making a cathedral window 10-minute block - well, starting it anyway. Am getting ready to pin as many of the squares together as I feel like stitching, then stitching them & then back to AOTH. I need to have the quilt finished by November 10. Am only making a quilt about 45" square.

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    Oh that sounds like something I want to learn how to do.....are you going to do a tute?????

    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltswithConvicts
    Thanks, Luv, Dee & Patti. Taking a break today & making a cathedral window 10-minute block - well, starting it anyway. Am getting ready to pin as many of the squares together as I feel like stitching, then stitching them & then back to AOTH. I need to have the quilt finished by November 10. Am only making a quilt about 45" square.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pattis47
    Oh that sounds like something I want to learn how to do.....are you going to do a tute?????

    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltswithConvicts
    Thanks, Luv, Dee & Patti. Taking a break today & making a cathedral window 10-minute block - well, starting it anyway. Am getting ready to pin as many of the squares together as I feel like stitching, then stitching them & then back to AOTH. I need to have the quilt finished by November 10. Am only making a quilt about 45" square.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvXUvKIzYZY

    Here is the YouTube video that tells it better than I could! It's what I'm using for directions. HOWEVER, she says to use a 3 1/2" square for the center of the window part. I find that is small, so I'm going to try 3 3/4" & 3 5/8" squares.

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    another purty one, kathy! :thumbup:

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    Kathy, your block is gorgeous.
    Dee, well, if it was gonna bug you, then you did the right thing.

    So here I sit, not sure if I should pat myslef on the back or smack myslef on the head, lol. I had packed what I thought I needed to keep me occupied while on this work assignment up here in Boston. I thought that since I would be here for 13 weeks, surely there is no way I can do more than 13 blocks working full time. I had 14 squares cut so I brought those, thinking one extra/in case square. So I just finished block 6, and I am following the schedule Kathy posted, and I go through my printouts to prep my next batch of blocks, ooh oh, only four squares left!!!! Yes, I did that many in the last 7 weeks. And I still have six weeks to go before I go home!! I have block 2 marked and bobbin work done, then I can only do 3,4 and 5. Blocks 31-36 have to wait until I get home. Of course I could drive myself crazy trying to find more of my background fabric around here or online, but by the time I get it, get it washed and cut, I probably won't be able to get much done, so I will just practice patience. I guess it is a good time to think about my border deisgn. Good thing I brought that one "kit" I put together for a flower applique wall hanging, maybe I will finish that before I go home. :-P

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    wow! candi...spare time! what's that like?
    yup, good thing you took the kit! well, be proud!
    I sure wish I had that many done. :D

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    Wow Candi...you are fast! I think you are right, by the time you rounded up supplies...you'd be leaving. I'm impressed with you though!

    Kathy..I have to go watch the video, but when I got my circle thingie to put on my machine, she showed me how do do a Cathedral window block by putting my walking foot on the machine and letting it sew it all by itself! It was waaay cool....Grrrr...I've forgotten the details though. I'm going to have to call and ask her about it.

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    Candi, way to go girl - I usually pack too much, and don't get to go quilt shopping as much...look forward to seeing all your work.

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    Oh Sandpat, that sounds so unique to let your walking foot on the machine do the circle on its' own? Will you share the website, I would like to see that also. OMG there is so much information on this QB - very interesting!!

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    :thumbup: Way to go Candi! I'm impressed also.

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