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Thread: Affairs of the Heart Cyber-Sew 2011

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    Alison -
    I started a Dear Jane thread here Jan '12 - and now down to the last 39 blocks [out of 225]
    Several of us will be working on AOTH by the end of the Summer... [and Sylvia's Bridal Sampler.]
    I actually started with this thread - but stopped after 17 were done ... But there will definitely be more activity here in a while - awesome quilt!! One of my got to get it done UFOs!!!
    Gus

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    Ya'll, keep plugging! Its a gorgeous quilt when finished and totally worth the effort!
    May I always be the person my pets think I am..

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    I'm still plugging away at mine. Keep going, it really is worth the effort.

    What method are you using pollyannapatch?
    The biggest risk is the one not taken

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    Woody, I love the colors in your block. I used almost the same colors in my quilt on a black background.
    pollyannapatch, I enlarged my squares to 10 1/2" to have a larger quilt.
    I have finished the 4 borders and I am now working on the corner squares. I was out of town all week but I hope things will be quieter this summer and I can finally finish this. It is a beautiful quilt.

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    How are you coming along, Losie?
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    Hi Candi,
    I just returned from a 2 week vacation so I haven't got much work done on my quilt. I am using corner blocks and I am still working on the first corner. I hope that this month will be quiet and I will be able to get the top finished. I spent today unpacking and trying to straighten up the house a little bit. I hope to work on it tomorrow.
    Thanks for asking; it's good to hear from you. Have you quilted yours yet?

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    Sadly Losie-I haven't started quilting and still contemplating what to do! I FMQ much better on my swing machine than the LA, but this is a monster quilt that I am hesitant to quilt on my home machine-so it sits until I either gain enough experience to long arm it or enough courage to FMQ at home lol. Can't wait to see yours.
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    Candi,
    I finally got a couple of hours this afternoon to work on my quilt and I am enthused about getting it finished. I can understand your quandary about quilting. I did a couple of quilts on the LA in Orlando and I felt like I was driving a Mac truck. It was so hard to steer. I would love to hand quilt mine since everything else is hand work but I would never get it finished. I guess I will machine quilt it on my Janome 11000. I bought a 5 ft. folding table to put on the side of my sewing table and if I can clean off my cutting table I should have plenty of room to work. I have quilted larger quilts on my machine and I didn't have the folding table. My arms got so tired from holding up all of that weight. I hope this will go smoother if I ever get it finished. Good talking to you.

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    I finally finished the first corner on my border. I noticed that I had not embroidered the green leaves on 2 of my borders so I have more work to do before it will be completed. I call this my Gala AOTH quilt because the border was inspired by a roll of Gala paper towels.
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    Wow Losie, your border is fantastic, it will be a stunning quilt when it's done.

    I still have 7 blocks to go and then my border. I am also scared about quilting it, but I really want it to be all my work so I will just have to bite the bullet and do it.
    Are you going to use a black batting? Mine is batiks on black too and I'm not sure about using a white batting as I would hate for it to beard.
    Has anyone had any problems with bearding?
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    Losie, it is looking fabulous! Love it.

    Woody, hopefully one of the ladies who used black background will answer you about bearding, but i have used black backing before on quilts and never had a problem. My batting of choice if dream cotton or dream orient.
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    Woody, I couldn't find black batting locally but I ordered it online. It is Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 and it can be quilted up to 3 1/2" apart. I think I am going to preshrink my batting because I don't want my quilt to pucker when it is finished. Good luck with your final 7 blocks. I'd love to see some pictures of your completed blocks.

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    Here are my first 25 blocks, this is my first try at needleturn and I am getting much better at it LOL
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    The biggest risk is the one not taken

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    Woody, this is one amazing quilt !! Beautiful work and I'm sure you have put in a million hours on it..

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    Gorgeous, Woody.
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    woody, vibrant quilt top, can hardly wait to see it finished, way to go!

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    Thanks you for sharing your beautiful quilt blocks with us, Woody. You are using beautiful colors along with the background and it really catches the eye. This was my first attempt at hand applique also and now I am addicted. When I finish my AOTH (if I live long enough) I want to make a Kansas star quilt. I bought the pattern at a rummage sale and it is so pretty. Keep up the good work.

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    Woody, your blocks are stunning! Since you've posted them singly, so we've seen them up close...I think your work is stellar! First time, smirst time....

    As for all of you worried about the bearding with the light batting. You won't have any if you make sure that you add your batting right side up. There is a right side and wrong side to batting. It will almost always beard if you have the wrong side up..no matter what color you are using. I ended up using Hobbs 80/20 on mine in a light color. My quilt background is a very dark green...no bearding though. Good luck!
    May I always be the person my pets think I am..

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