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Teen 06-06-2018 06:17 PM

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Here's a preview... Keeping it simple and learning curls at the same time...

Judith1005 06-06-2018 06:30 PM

It's coming along beautifully Teen. I just love those adorable little curls in the small yellow border! Enjoy your time tomorrow.

Anael 06-06-2018 08:49 PM

Thanks for the links NZ. Some settings are interesting. I used a 9P as alternative block for my Sylvia the Farmer's Bride :) I shared a picture some time ago here in this thread.

Teen, have a great time with your MIL. Time spent with family is more important than quilting, even if it's a Sylvia :D
We can wait one more day!

Anael 06-06-2018 08:51 PM

Are you backtracking all those curves Teen? Wow!!!

NZquilter 06-07-2018 08:22 AM

Such beautiful quilting, Teen! I love the curls and airy look it has. What machine do you use for your quilting? Your stitches look so uniform!

DonnaPea 06-07-2018 11:52 AM

Originally Posted by Judith1005 (Post 8071830)
Here's a link to a Splendid Sampler finished quilt. The blocks are 6" sq. https://bevanddara.com/2017/08/15/it...-still-sewing/ I think this would be an interesting setting for the SBS quilt also. This setting makes the blocks look like they are floating right off the quilt.

Here's another interesting setting as well. Say you didn't want to make all of the SBS Blocks. And, make an alternative block in between.....This setting could be fun too.http://www.shopmartingale.com/ss17.html (60 Block, 4 Patch and Chain) Top Pattern

Thanks for these ideas, Judith. I especially like that 1st one - a partially sashed block. Haven't seen that before. I still have 40+ to go, but I am starting to think about how to land this plane. Was planning on black sashing to give each block its own chance to be highlighted, but have changed my mind about that.

NZquilter 06-07-2018 12:48 PM

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No packing for me today, as I woke up this morning with a horribly bad back. I am lucky and my chiropractor can see me this evening, so I know I'll be as good as new soon. But... no packing means sewing time!:D I got three blocks done. I might remake F-6. Thanks, Judith, for your FQs! They are already in use!

Teen 06-07-2018 01:22 PM

Awesome blocks, NZ. So sorry to hear about your back pain. Hopefully, chiro will get you sorted out quickly. Sewing can hurt it too so take your breaks... Oh yes...I remember wanting to re-do some of mine. I ended up re-doing 5 with a list that held about 12. I look at the blocks in the quilt and you can't even tell. Anael warned me of this and she was right.

Thanks for the comments on FMQ. Yes, I am backtracking...it's challenging since visual is impaired from domestic so it's not perfectly done. (man, I need a long arm). My domestic is a Babylock Symphony... Just returned home and I'm going to finish this up now....just working on the double curl in the borders on the sides now...should be done in an hour then I need to move to dining room table for binding part.

auntjo 06-07-2018 04:36 PM

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Teen - the quilting is great. Judith thanks for the sites also. I'm thinking about the float look - like the one in the book - just haven't decided on the colorway yet. But do have a few blocks left to go and even tho I've been producing some SBS blocks this week, this could be it for awhile as I get into a couple new quilts. I redid my Love in a Mist block this morning, and then went on to make a couple more. G6 Grace's Friendship (which to me almost seems an odd block for a sampler - but it's done now); and L4 Bride's Bouquet (may have to release a stitch or two on that one).

Teen 06-07-2018 06:08 PM

Auntjo....turned edge applique looks great! Well done!! Cute block and I thought it was an odd block, too. I think it just represents an "applique" block and the "age of design" but I would have probably designed something different. You and Donna both rock on Y-seams. Excellent re-do though your first one probably looked great too.

Binding tomorrow....phew...

Anael 06-07-2018 08:55 PM

NZ, stunning blocks!!!!! Sorry to hear about your back. Hopefully you'll feel better soon!

Auntjo, well done! I tossed that appliqué block :)

Judith1005 06-08-2018 04:24 AM

Originally Posted by NZquilter (Post 8072340)
No packing for me today, as I woke up this morning with a horribly bad back. I am lucky and my chiropractor can see me this evening, so I know I'll be as good as new soon. But... no packing means sewing time!:D I got three blocks done. I might remake F-6. Thanks, Judith, for your FQs! They are already in use!

Your welcome NZquilter. I'm just glad you could use up some of the fabric collecting dust in my stash. I was worried that the prints may be a bit big on a couple of them given the size of the SBS blocks. Your next 3 blocks are beautiful!! I look forward to seeing more.

Judith1005 06-08-2018 04:29 AM

Aunt Jo, great blocks. I think the applique block is a throw back to the books written by Jennifer Chiaverini. Your needle turn is just beautiful. You could change the block if you want to.

DonnaPea 06-08-2018 06:28 AM

What great blocks this morning! NZquilter, your Sylvia is going to be so vibrant. Hope your back is better after your chiropractor visit. I agree with you about that friendship block, Auntjo. I haven't come to it yet, am seriously considering replacing it. There are so many great pieced blocks out there to do, and I'm not a huge fan of applique. How many blocks have you completed?

Teen 06-08-2018 04:48 PM

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Here she is...all done...

E2E over blocks are curls; mini border are curls; applique border curls... And...flanged binding with a bit of wedding lace trim cuz I just couldn't do a bridal quilt without lace. Lol..

oksewglad 06-08-2018 06:31 PM

What a beautiful, delightful quilt, Teen.

NZquilter 06-08-2018 06:32 PM

Teen, it is so beautiful I'm lost for words! The bridal lace was a genius idea and such a lovely touch. Everything thing about the quilt, from your color choice and your piecing to your quilting design and binding are perfect! Congratulations on finishing!!!

Anael 06-08-2018 08:59 PM

Teen, what a masterpiece!!! It's perfect in every way!! And adding the bridal lace! What a great idea, you're the first one I know who did this.
Congrats on finishing !!

You're keeping Sylvia yourself hopefully!

Macybaby 06-09-2018 10:00 AM

Guess what I've got on the frame today!


I was able to get a super pale blue thread yesterday. It's a brand I've not used before, but have heard good things about it. I'm doing a lot of FMQ so this is going to take a while.

Anael 06-09-2018 11:08 AM

Ohhhhhhh Cathy, your Sylvia!!!!! How exciting! Can't wait to see the finished quilt!

auntjo 06-09-2018 12:21 PM

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Teen - it's gorgeous!!
Macybaby - ideas on how you're going to quilt it now that it's on the frame?
My block progress as of yesterday - now that I've actually started cutting the next project... Keep in mind I started these in 2014 when I completed my Farmers Wife.

Teen 06-09-2018 03:00 PM

auntjo......that is fantastic.....I'm so loving the dark and light I see throughout... Beautiful balance...

Yea, Macybaby!!!

Thank you, all!!!

Macybaby 06-09-2018 03:28 PM

I decided to go with a modified feather type design in the triangles with straight lines for the piano keys. I meant to echo the feather part, but forgot until I had several feet of straight lines done.


I did a computer design motif in each block, something that would enhance the design, then I'm doing a close stipple all around including the sashing in hopes that will help to give that floating block look. Ran out of bobin thread and motivation at the same time :). Will do more tomorrow.



I love how it looks from the underside when I have light backing. The seam allowances block the light and give it a "stained glass" look.


Teen 06-09-2018 05:03 PM

Looks awesome, Macybaby....wickedly cool on the underside...

Judith1005 06-10-2018 03:39 AM

Teen, great finish on your SBS. I love ALL your fabric choices. Even your backing looks great. And, the bridal lace is a beautiful last touch. Your journey is truly at an end.

AuntJo, By my count, your at 112 blocks. Not much longer to go. Your blocks look beautiful together. What an accomplishment.

Macybaby, Your quilting is going to elevate your SBS to an art form. And, your setting for the blocks is very unique. It's funny, you mentioned the "stained glass look" from the picture of the underside. But, I think your quilt also looks like a stained glass quilt from the top side a bit. (Or maybe sea glass.) Your blocks look like shining jewels done in all baticks. I can't wait to see it finished.

I can't believe the work that goes into these small blocks. And, it is amazing how they still stand out even taking the picture at a distance.

Anael 06-10-2018 04:12 AM

Wow auntjo, beautiful!!!! You're almost there!

Macebaby, stunning! I think once finished we need a few close ups of the quilting you did. It's really a piece of art, like Judith said.

DonnaPea 06-11-2018 04:56 AM

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Oh my, so much waiting for me when I jumped back on the board this morning. First of all, Teen - absolutely exquisite quilt. I love everything about it, including your lace and backing. Truly a beautiful example of an SBS. Macybaby, I love yours too, & I also like that stained glass effect you are getting. Another great example of a direction to go with this versatile pattern. Auntjo - I enjoyed seeing your progress. Mine too is scrappy, so gives me an idea of what to expect. The finish line (for piecing) is within sight for you.

Another busy weekend for me, which did not include much sewing time. But here are 2 more I managed to get to. Bought our king-size bed over the weekend, so now I am very motivated to finish Sylvia up. All my quilts are queen size and I have nothing to put on it till Sylvia is done!

Judith1005 06-11-2018 06:15 AM

Nicely done Donna Pea. I look forward to seeing more blocks from you. Especially since you have a goal in sight. Enjoy your new bed.

Teen 06-11-2018 12:21 PM

Thank you, Donna..... Both your blocks are beautiful....the fabrics are perfect since they remind me of antique quilts and these two blocks are really old blocks....so, perfect choice, IMO...

I was invited to share my SBS with a local quilt club so I lugged it over today to share at their quilting day. It was fun to share my journey with them. A couple of them have the book and said my Sylvia inspired them to start their own journey. I think that is so cool....best compliment ever, I think, to inspire others. They've invited me to their guild meeting to share, too, as well as quilt with them... So sweet of them. Gave them a couple of donation quilts to add to their pile and other stuff......was fun today to look at their own projects. Wonderful and talented quilter's....one favors applique like me and was working on a wool applique table runner. She's inspired me to try wool applique now... Geesh...here I go....:D

Anael 06-11-2018 12:46 PM

You rock Teen!!!! So you're a quild member now? Good for you! The ones who are going to start their own Sylvia, are those members of this board? Would be fun to see them here :)
Hahaha, more projects!! Great!

DonnaPea, lovely blocks! I always love the colours you're using!

Teen 06-11-2018 12:54 PM

No...not a guild member...like you, not really a joiner. Don't mind sharing ideas or donating to them but I don't do well with other's agenda's.....make sense? Anyway, didn't commit to going to a guild meeting to share my Sylvia. This was just a group of quilter's who meet at the church every Monday to sew and gossip. Lol.... I had never met them before (my church is huge in number), but I did share QB with them so maybe someone new will pop in....

Anael 06-11-2018 04:41 PM

I know you're not a joiner, that's why I was wondering.
Not much sewing done on Mondays :D :D
Lets just wait and see if anyone joins our journey!
Back to bed, it's 2.40 am here now :)

Teen 06-11-2018 04:59 PM

Nighty night!!! See you in the morning light!

Anael 06-11-2018 09:04 PM

Now it's 7 am :)

Macybaby 06-12-2018 08:33 AM

I didn't get any quilting done on Sunday - spent the morning weeding in the garden and getting the potatoes ready to hill. Then used the afternoon to make myself a maxi dress in cotton knit - very loose and comfortable. First time I used my new serger for anything serious, so it took more time figureing out how to set it up than do the sewing! It does the cover stitches along with the serging stitches. My old one was over 30 years old, so figured I could justify an upgrade.

I did get a bit of quilting done yesterday evening and again this morning before work. I'm almost wishing for fall so I'll not need to take time from sewing to do outdoor work lol!

Thursday DH and I will be going to a quilt show about 4 hours away. I'm getting excited and ready to shop and look and get inspired! I'm tempted to take a shirt and put "MacyBaby" on the back just to see if anyone comes up and says hello. With as active as this board is, I'm surprised I rarely meet people who even know about it when I've visiting quilt shops and quilt shows.

Anael 06-12-2018 09:12 AM

:D :D :D Why don't you? You never know who will be there also!!!
Have fun Cathy!!

Teen 06-12-2018 09:43 AM

Have a great time....what a great idea, too, about t-shirt. There were lots of board members who went to Road to Calif....We probably walked by each other there. I wish I could just whip out a maxi dress. I've never sewn a garment but once in awhile, I look through the pattern books at Joann's and think I might try it. Whole new set of sewing rules, tho.

Anael 06-12-2018 09:50 AM

I did sew my garments for a long long time. I even sold dresses, skirts and tops on the internet, the gothic ones :) Now I don't sew garments anymore, only quilts hahahaha.

NZquilter 06-12-2018 09:54 AM

Love the t-shirt idea, Cathy! I've thought of it myself, but so far haven't done it. Have fun at the quilt show!

I've never belonged to a quilt guild either. I used to think I would like to but now I'm not so sure. I like to do my own thing at my own pace. I would probably enjoy a "bring your own projects and gossip ' group :D Kind of like an informal quilting bee. Our church is too small and I honestly don't know if any of the ladies quilt at all.

I've had to put Syliva away until the move is over. We are down to the last crunch I feel. My DH has already started work out there so he had to leave before us. He is living in his parents guestroom. I'm already missing him and so are the girls. I just keep telling myself it's only for a couple of weeks, but then I ask myself why on earth are we doing this! Hopefully it'll all be forgotten after the move is oved...

Teen 06-12-2018 10:09 AM

Oh, Anael....How cool that you made/sold garments. I don't know what gothic means or looks like but I'll look it up. If I attempt garment sewing, looks like I have a couple of resources for help,mat least, I hope so.

NZ... The gossip group is exactly that....they were really sweet and I'd probably enjoy sewing with them. I may go sew with them a couple times before I move. I'm still mid-stage in move. We take our first load this weekend. I cannot wait to get this over. I'm tired of the boxes. Won't be long before your precious family is back together again and settling in to a new home and future. I hope your husband is enjoying his new position. Separation is temporary and thank goodness he has a place to stay until you'all get there. This is exciting for your little family. And, FaceTime is awesome for times like these for your girls...

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