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Thread: Penny Haren's "Pieced Applique "... 1 block a week begins January 2011

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    Quote Originally Posted by marciacp
    Yeah!! It worked. I now have a signature.
    Thanks,
    Marcia
    On another day, I will change the background color.
    And, I see what you mean. When I first put the
    message in, the signature doesn't come up, but
    after a few seconds, it does. I know this is off topic,
    but I'm just excited it worked finally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jupiter
    Hi Lara, I just traveled through your PhotoBuckets. Thats a lot of quilt blocks! I did the Boomerang 3, but opted out of 4.... it was fun to do.

    I have a question. You and DeeCee have your names done nicely at the bottom of your notes. How did you do that? I think I have the coding, but don't know what to do with it now! lol


    Your signature ID: 54488-326-AA05B80A251A65302BDD01005D3D7046
    Please copy the ID or save this page to use the signature in future.

    Anyone wanna help me a little? I guess I am dense on this one....

    hugs, Jupiter
    The Boomerang has been fun - and a lot of work - but I think I will opt out of round 5.0. We're moving this summer, and with the address change and everything else going on - it would just be too much. I think I'm going to stick to projects like this for a while - I'm really enjoying working through the book with y'all. And, if things get crazy with the move this summer and I fall behind, the only person I'm letting down is myself :lol: :lol:

    It looks like DeeCee had the right advice on the signature - and I'm glad she did - I can't remember how I did it and would have had to look it up again! :oops:

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    Just checked out this book from the library, so I can see what you are doing to get your little gems. May play around with it too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwiltkrazy
    Just checked out this book from the library, so I can see what you are doing to get your little gems. May play around with it too.
    Go for it kwiltkrazy. It's an interesting method.

    So far I feel as though I am being more "crafty" with all the cutting and glueing and fussing with placement rather than making blocks just by sewing alone.

    It is a bit of a change of pace between other projects and I must admit it does suit my "neat freak" personality with its precise little pieces.

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    Whoooo-Hooooooo.... I got the signature right! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!

    hugs, Jupiter

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    DC you make it sound great to me. Get the book tomorrow, maybe I'll pull somethings from stash and see what happens, I know I don't have the stripes, not a stripey person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwiltkrazy
    DC you make it sound great to me. Get the book tomorrow, maybe I'll pull somethings from stash and see what happens, I know I don't have the stripes, not a stripey person.
    These are the fabrics my blocks are based on and then I have added black and whatever golds I could find in my stash. I just chose a pattern I liked with some co-ordinating colours.

    Stripes are not mandatory. :lol:

    You just need to have a browse through everyone's fabric pics and see what a variety have been chosen and they all work wonderfully.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deecee
    Quote Originally Posted by kwiltkrazy
    DC you make it sound great to me. Get the book tomorrow, maybe I'll pull somethings from stash and see what happens, I know I don't have the stripes, not a stripey person.
    These are the fabrics my blocks are based on and then I have added black and whatever golds I could find in my stash. I just chose a pattern I liked with some co-ordinating colours.

    Stripes are not mandatory. :lol:

    You just need to have a browse through everyone's fabric pics and see what a variety have been chosen and they all work wonderfully.
    DeeCee,
    Are those fabrics you have had for a while, or did you
    get them recently. Even if you have had them a while,
    what is the collection and manufacturer? I love them
    and would like to do a search for them.

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    DeeCee, those fabrics are very nice!

    hugs, Jupiter



    Quote Originally Posted by Deecee
    Quote Originally Posted by kwiltkrazy
    DC you make it sound great to me. Get the book tomorrow, maybe I'll pull somethings from stash and see what happens, I know I don't have the stripes, not a stripey person.
    These are the fabrics my blocks are based on and then I have added black and whatever golds I could find in my stash. I just chose a pattern I liked with some co-ordinating colours.

    Stripes are not mandatory. :lol:

    You just need to have a browse through everyone's fabric pics and see what a variety have been chosen and they all work wonderfully.

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    Thanks ladies, I like them too. I am normally a blue person, but these just grabbed me.

    Marcia - they are part of Jinny Beyer's Sofia line. That is one of her more recent lines and you can order direct from her website - http://www.jinnybeyer.com/fabrics/co...on_name=Sophia

    I found them very prompt and good to deal with internatioanlly. To purchase here I was looking at A$25.00 per metre. My order plus postage cost less than finding and purchasing the fabric here.

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    Finally! Here is my Advanced Liberty Star... It isn't perfect, but I like it. I finally invested in some tiny needles and fine thread made just for doing applique and it made a world of difference in my stitches. Even though I do a lot of hand sewing (bindings, etc.) without using a thimble, I learned early on that a thimble is an absolute necessity when using those tiny little needles. Ouch!

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    Great fabric choices Lara, your star really shines.

    I am using ordinary Mettler thread. Assuming your applique thread would be thinner than this, could you give me the brand name?

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    Beautiful, Lara. I am always impressed by good hand stitching. Personally, I get too impatient to sew with a needle and thread. .. or maybe I needed someone to show me the right way. I tried it once...

    I had never done applique of any kind. So of course I set out to make a king size quilt with 5" hand applique squares. A week and 5 squares later, I stitched them into a wall hanging and swore I'd never do handwork again! lol But I am fairly good with machine applique....

    I really need to get this week's blocks done before it turns into next week!

    hugs, Jup

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deecee
    Great fabric choices Lara, your star really shines.

    I am using ordinary Mettler thread. Assuming your applique thread would be thinner than this, could you give me the brand name?
    Thanks Deecee!

    I am using YLI silk thread that I got from ConnectingThreads.com. According to the website it is the thinnest thread available (100 wt). I know some don't like to use silk thread because it degrades faster than cotton, but I figure that my stitches are going to be hidden in the piece, on the wall, inside my house and not sitting on top of the piece in the sun. :wink: The quilt police can just keep on walking by! For the darker colors (red, dark green and brown) I'm just using 100% polyester thread that I have left over from my garment sewing days. It is thinner than the 100% cotton thread that I've been using to piece and quilt my quilts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jupiter
    Beautiful, Lara. I am always impressed by good hand stitching. Personally, I get too impatient to sew with a needle and thread. .. or maybe I needed someone to show me the right way. I tried it once...

    I had never done applique of any kind. So of course I set out to make a king size quilt with 5" hand applique squares. A week and 5 squares later, I stitched them into a wall hanging and swore I'd never do handwork again! lol But I am fairly good with machine applique....

    I really need to get this week's blocks done before it turns into next week!

    hugs, Jup
    Thanks Jupiter!

    I just took a look at your blog - you do really beautiful work! I am so impressed! I paint, and what you are doing with fabric totally rivals anything I have done with paint. WOW! Thank you for posting that link, I feel like I know you so much better now!

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    I checked out your blog also Jupiter - I also say - WOW - great stuff.

    I am a painter also and I wholeheartedly agree with Lara's comment and I appreciate your ability to capture the substance and the essence of a subject in fabrics.

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    Obsessed - thanks for the info. regarding thread. Next time I'm at the LQS I will check if they stock YLI and have a look at it.

    P.S. What type of painting do you do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Obsessed
    Finally! Here is my Advanced Liberty Star... It isn't perfect, but I like it. I finally invested in some tiny needles and fine thread made just for doing applique and it made a world of difference in my stitches. Even though I do a lot of hand sewing (bindings, etc.) without using a thimble, I learned early on that a thimble is an absolute necessity when using those tiny little needles. Ouch!
    Your block is beautiful and looks perfect to me. I had some difficulties with mine as well :)

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    Lara, your block is very pretty! I agree that fine thread and needles help. I'm using YLI Silk thread, too. And I got some short needles for applique that are working well.

    Judy

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    I use YLI 100 silk for machine applique. It practically disappears, compared to cotton which sits up and says "hi" to everyone it meets! I also use Sulky 40 Rayon when I want the stitching to show up.

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    Thanks Lara and DeeCee,

    I never know whether I should show that link or not. I used to paint in oils, not very well, and now I dabble in watercolors. I guess I think like a painter when I am doing applique. Its a lot like a paint-by-number picture.

    hugs, Jupiter

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    Obsessed, that star is gorgeous.

    Got the book from the library, still looking through my stash. Looks hard. But easier than traditional piecing.

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    hello ladies, i'm desperately trying to catch up with you all, and have the first 2 blocks done... i will keep going as long as my fabric allows!! fussy cutting is eating up my fabric!! :(
    onto number 3!!
    the amy butler fabrics are rather WOW!!! aren't they!?!

    laura's cathedral window & patrick's spotlight.
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    :thumbup: WOW ! :thumbup: is right, Jacquie.... Its looking very exciting. I'm glad you are catching up. March 6th is our first "catch up" week, so that will give you some time to get current.

    Keep up the good work (play?). This surely cannot be work! lol

    hugs, Jupiter

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    Here's my Advanced Liberty Star. It took longer to complete, but was fun.

    Judy
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