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    Old 08-09-2011, 12:45 PM
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    Originally Posted by MrsGuava
    Hi Kathy!
    I am in NY. I have not decided to hand or machine embroider it. I want to hand embroider it, but my stitches are not good enough yet. I am making Esther the Easter Chicken to practice on. Someone on the board had her and I fell in love.
    I am planning on 7 inch blocks and queen sized, but i think enlarging the blocks would be more practical. So my mind is not set. I love the cream colored sateen!
    Thanks for writing :)
    If you do the designs as 7in blocks, and make the quilt just as in the book, your quilt will only be 62in x 62in. So to get a Queen size quilt, you will have to make more blocks, either by designing more yourself, or repeating some of Aie's designs, OR you will have to enlarge the blocks OR do as some of the others are doing and put your blocks on point, with plain blocks between them.

    See page 57 of this thread for some ideas of sizes.
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    Old 08-09-2011, 02:46 PM
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    Patti i love love love it. You are doing a wonderful job.

    I have been so busy with my job and we went boating all last weekend that i have not been able to sew and we leave in a week for vacation. It makes me glad I JTG a little. I'm doing a block right now with so many scrolls and it seems like it will never end. Hopefull i can finish before vacation. Well i miss you ladies when i get to busy to log in everyday.
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    Old 08-09-2011, 05:21 PM
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    Originally Posted by lisamortell
    Patti i love love love it. You are doing a wonderful job.

    I have been so busy with my job and we went boating all last weekend that i have not been able to sew and we leave in a week for vacation. It makes me glad I JTG a little. I'm doing a block right now with so many scrolls and it seems like it will never end. Hopefull i can finish before vacation. Well i miss you ladies when i get to busy to log in everyday.
    have fun lisa. You'll be all fresh to quilt and scroll some more.
    Btw, that is the cutest picture of you and dh in your avatar! :D
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    Old 08-09-2011, 05:34 PM
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    Thanks for posting the link to the trapunto Judy. I will be doing it in a very similar way on this quilt. I'll attach a pic of the design that I'm using . I will sew the center section together prior to sewing the poly batting to the blocks for this quilt because I'm not going to Quilt As You Go. So...after trimming the unwanted extra batting, I'll then quilt as normal.

    Trapunto design for AOTH
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    Old 08-09-2011, 05:40 PM
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    Thanks so much for the link Judy! :thumbup:

    Patti, your border ideas sound beautiful!!! I'm so anxious to see what you do!!! :-D

    Edit: Gee, I guess I should have kept reading the posts, huh?? :oops: :oops: Love what you're doing!!!!

    I do have a question about the use of wash-away thread for the trapunto. Won't the trapunto design disappear once the quilt is washed? (Or maybe I didn't read far enough along in the trapunto tute?? :oops: :oops: :lol: :lol: ) I would like to try trapunto sometime, but I would hate to do all that stitching only to have it disappear. :shock: :lol: :lol:
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    Old 08-09-2011, 05:50 PM
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    Patty....the wash away thread is only to hold the extra batting in place until you quilt as normal. You sew over the wash away stitches with your regular quilting thread. When you wash the quilt at the end you will only have the regular thread left, but your additional batting will be held in place.

    *...keep reading the tute...;)
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    Old 08-09-2011, 06:25 PM
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    Well, just like I thought!! I stopped reading much too soon!! :oops: :oops: :oops: Sorry. I'll go sit in my corner now. :cry: :cry:

    Your quilt is going to be so beautiful! You are so creative to add the trapunto. I've seen it in a couple of your other quilts and so admire what you do. Can you bottle that skill and creativity and send me some??!! :-D :-D
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    Old 08-09-2011, 06:38 PM
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    Originally Posted by pab58
    Molly from the look of the quilt in your avatar you MUST join us!!!! It is absolutely gorgeous!!! Just work at your own pace onthe AOTH! I thought I was going to be behind, but once I got started, I was amazed at how quickly I actually got ahead of the game! :lol: :lol: :lol: I wasn't trying to crank them out really fast, but I work on them while watching TV and before I know it I have a block completed! My problem is that I hate having to stop to prep the next few blocks! I wish I had someone who did that for me so I could just stitch them!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
    Patty, thank you, actually this quilt was painted and I hand quilted the whole thing. I raffled it off so my daughter could be ambassador to People to People and she went to Australia.
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    Old 08-09-2011, 06:57 PM
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    nope, she can't bottle it for you, patty. It's already coming to me!!!
    unless she can also clone herself...hey that would be awesome!!! :XD:
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    Old 08-09-2011, 06:58 PM
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    Originally Posted by Mousie
    nope, she can't bottle it for you, patty. It's already coming to me!!!
    unless she can also clone herself...hey that would be awesome!!! :XD:
    But Mousie!!! Don't you share??!! :D
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