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    Clue # 2

    Today you make your decision on the A and B fabrics. When you cut colors A and B, I feel color A calls out to be the more dominant of the 2 colors. In my fabric choices from last week’s fabric photo, my gold yardage is color A and the lighter piece is B. (Go down to the scrap alert if you are interested in a completely scrappy quilt.) For those of you undecided on what to use for your fabric, I also included a sample with the color A being a print instead of the solid gold. And if you read under the scrappy section, you will see I used different tone on tones for the 4-½” x 12-½” rectangles. This was just decided a few days ago, long after I posted the first clue.
    Color A
    Cut 2 WOF 4-½” wide, cut into 12 4-½” squares..
    Cut 6 WOF 2-½” wide and cut into 96 2-½” squares.
    Color A LARGE SIZE:
    CUT 3 WOF 4-½” WIDE, CUT INTO 20 4-½” SQUARES
    CUT 10 WOF 2-½” WIDE, CUT INTO 160 2-½” SQUARES

    Color B
    Fold fabric with selvedges together, cut 6 WOF strips, 4-½: wide. Starting at the selvedge edge, cut off selvedge, then cut at 12-½”. Press the remaining piece and cut into a 12-½” wide piece. You will get three 4-½” x 12-½” pieces from each WOF. You will need 17 12-½” strips.
    LARGE SIZE: using above cutting suggestion, CUT 11 WOF 4-½” WIDE, CUT INTO 31 12-½” STRIPS

    For any one who has never made flying geese, I have numbered the steps from 1 to 4 to give you an idea of how to proceed -- top photo shows different steps for the assembly, and the bottom strip is what you will end up with. You will make 17 of this rectangle. For the LARGE: 31 rectangles
    (This is not your traditional flying geese block but will make assembly of your blocks easier and faster.) More information can be found on the web for those who need more detailed directions for the flying geese.
    For both sizes of quilt, using the 2-½” color A squares, and the 4-½” by 12-½” rectangles, mark a line on the wrong side of the 2-½” square, sew on the diagonal as shown, press, add the second piece, and repeat in the other corner. And a hint to make sure your points will all be in the correct position: When sewing the 2-½” squares onto the rectangle, sew from one side to the other, NEVER sew from corner toward the inside. I also sew one stitch away from the marked line, on the side toward the corner .

    I find it easiest to go through all 17 (or 31) rectangles and place one square on each short side, and sew both pieces. Fold so the corners match, press, then add another 2 square at the other long end, and press.
    Take 6 of these 4-½ x 12-½” sections and add a 4-½” square of Color A to one end.
    FOR LARGE SIZE - take 12 of these sections and add a 4-½” square of Color A to one end.

    The 2nd photo shows you what you will have -- some flying geese strips with a 4-½“ at one end, and some strips without the 4-½“ block. .

    3rd photo
    Take 1 of each of these sections, and a 9-patch block. As shown in the third photo, using accurate Ό” seams, sew the piece without the 4-½” square to one side of the 9-patch block, then sew the longer section with the 4-½” piece to the other side. Press. You will end up with a 16-½” block. Sew these blocks together, 3 rows of two blocks as shown in photo 4
    4th photo
    Using photo for reference, take remaining pieces and sew together as shown, then add the short section to the short side of the piece you just assemble, then add the long piece to the long side.

    By the time you assemble this 6-block piece and you think, “hmmmmm … I kinda like this, maybe I should have made it a lap quilt,” go ahead and make 6 more of these blocks if you have the extra A and B fabrics to make the amount of pieces called for in the large quilt instructions.
    FOR LARGE SIZE:
    Take 12 of each of these sections, and the 9-patch blocks. Using accurate Ό” seams, sew the piece without the 4-½” square to one side of the 9-patch block, then sew the longer section with the 4-½” piece to the other side. Press. Assemble these units making twelve 16-½” blocks. Sew together the twelve 16-½” blocks, . See 3rd and 4th photos for reference of the 6 blocks - yours will be 4 rows of 3 blocks

    Set aside the remaining rectangles and squares until next week.

    The 5th photo shows a sample with the stars made out of a bold medium scale print, but I decided against this and used the gold fabric. You may prefer this look and feel free to go with it.

    SCRAP ALERT:
    1st Idea: All scrappy can be done with a little extra work with the color planning and cutting. The 6th photo shows a dummy I made if I was doing all scrappy in place of the color A. What was the 4-½” square of color A in the original quilt is made using four assorted 2-½” squares to make a 4-patch to take the place of the 4-½” color A block.

    2nd Idea: If you look at the picture of the completed piece being done today, in the 5th photo you will see how Color A can be made scrappy, by using 12 assorted 4-½” squares (LARGE SIZE: 20 assorted 4-½” squares) and the accompanying 2-½” squares - eight 2-½ pieces per 4-½ four-patch . However, my thoughts would be to use solids, tiny prints or blenders for the stars and their points, duplicate fabrics would be okay, and Color B will need to make the stars stand out. You will need to do a bit of careful planning ahead on colors to get your star points to be in the proper position, but it works and I was happy with the results

    For anyone who is interested: The last three photos show how I am doing my king quilt to make it as easy as possible for me. The 4-½” x 12-½” are rectangles cut from different tone on tone fabrics, and I have used mostly the cream and ivory family with a few white tone on tones about 9 different fabrics. The stars are cut from tone on tone, blenders and a couple of teeny tiny prints. (I think I will probably want to shoot my self in the foot by the time this is done.) First I laid out the 4-½ “ squares on the floor for color placement. After a lot of pondering and trying things out, I ended up sewing a row at a time. At the left of the photo, you can see the finished strips. I laid out the matching 4-½” block for the star, put down the tone on tone rectangles, put the 2-½” squares on top of the 4-Ό x 12-½ pieces, then put the blocs from the next row on the flannel board, so I could see what else would go on the tone on tones rectangles that were on the board. Added those star points to the large rectangles. Then off to sew the points. The I connected the pieces and sewed another row. My rows are six 9-patch sections long and will be seven sections wide. I won”t be talking about this fully scrappy anymore, I think you can see where I was going with my different ideas.

    And don't forget - this is a lot of work, and you do this at your own pace. No one will be breathing over your shoulder to get you to sew faster!
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    oops last photo didn't post. here is how I am working on the big quilt.
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    I am enjoying seeing everyone's completed 9 patch blocks. It is a virtual I Spy to see if I have any of the fabrics in my stash. So much fun.
    Sweet Caroline

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    sewsewq - glad you came out into the light of the club car. Welcome.

    Sula - oops, forgot about your 4" blocks, I had intended to PM you and forgot -- will get that info to you as soon as I post this.

    mora quilter - glad to have you join in the fun and food, we can always use another passenger.

    Elisab - Yes, Fuji are my absolute favorite eating apple, in the frig all the time. And your blocks won't need fixing, they are going to work out just fine.
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    Clue 2, Decisions, decisions here. Go scrappy or not, might have to make 2 quilts! I like both designs.
    Sweet Caroline

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    #2 is going to keep me busy this week! Love it!

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    Wow, Caroline and yellowrose, when I said I would post at 8:00, you guys were right there to find the clue! Hope you like the way this is going.
    "If they give you ruled paper, write the other way."
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    Thank you so much Judy! I can see you have put a lot of time and thought into this, with all the different options you have shown. I am really enjoying this ride, and will be choosing my A and B fabrics today so I can get started. I'm looking first in my stash, to see if I have at least one of the fabrics already. If not, I suppose it will be a trip to town for more options. Oh darn!

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    what in the world? i was upstairs on the big computer. found the clue, came to the basement to sew, and i can't find it on this computer. wow.

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    thanks judy love these mystrys
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    What a great pattern, Judy. I am going to sew on my baby quilt hard and fast today so I can get to this step. Most of my blocks are made and pressed. I have a dark cream swirl for A - will have to audition some stronger colors to choose a B.

    I'm hungry for a good old basic ham and cheese quiche, so I'll make two so we enough. I have some Fugi apples so I will make a fruit cup, too.

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    did i do it wrong last week? i still have 60 2.5 x 4.5 rectangles that i cut last week. right? those are to be used in coming weeks. right? after clue two. right?

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    Yes, these pieces will be used next week.

    Quote Originally Posted by sewNso View Post
    did i do it wrong last week? i still have 60 2.5 x 4.5 rectangles that i cut last week. right? those are to be used in coming weeks. right? after clue two. right?
    And happy to see the positive comments, I liked the quilt after I made the sample, only hoped you would too.
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    Love this quilt Judy!!! I just printed it out now I'm off to the sewing room LOL.
    It's always sunny here in Fl unless it's raining,LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by LUANNH View Post
    Love this quilt Judy!!! I just printed it out now I'm off to the sewing room LOL.
    glad you like it!
    "If they give you ruled paper, write the other way."
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    Very interesting. I love it!!! I was thinking the same thing sewnso, glad to know I didn't screw up already. Have to start rummaging and see what I can come up with for the "pizzaz" stars. Judy outstanding pattern you've come up with, did I say I love this one? TY TY TY

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    you're very very welcome, jaba. I agonized over the directions, hoping the make them clear enough, then kept finding things I should have said. Ah well, it's posted, I think you can all figure it out, at least I hope so.
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    WOW.......speechless in Burbank........Just WOW...... HUGS, JUDY

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    Your pics say it all! Very easy to follow I think. Going to take all my Boom blocks off the design wall and put these up like you did. Then I can see the whole thing. Have to go back and read if we sew it up in strips and rows or not, always helps to read the final part dah?? Think I probably should go get dressed first, been typing and reading on here to long this morning.

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    I love the scrappy look....... It might be hard for me to lay it out and sew it all together at a quilt retreat though........so shucks darn I get to work on it this week !!!!!!!!! woo hoo !!! Dear Jane will just have to wait. A friend of mine divided the blocks with me and we are each making two of each of our blocks and then switching out. We have a deadline of January 30th. I have one triangle left and 10 squares. I can do it .. I can do it .. I can do it ......
    A good friend is like a warm quilt wrapped
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    I am still working on getting my 9 patches done. got all the fabric pressed and now working on getting them cut. Getting sick right after starting it a pain in the neck. I have printed the 2nd clue and will work on it as soon as I can. If I could get to the accuquilt cutter I would be cut in no time, but it is at moms with no place to set it up at the moment. they have some remodeling going on so every thing is piled up. UGH. Oh well i will cut as I can being sick.

    Time to make some homemade chicken noodle soup to try to get rid of the crude i have. Not the flu thank god.
    Cindy R in Dallas, TX

    "My day is not complete until I play with fabric in some manner......whether be sewing, cutting or just fondling for a new project."

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    jaba and carrot, I think only those of us who are doing scrappy need to worry about laying it out to see where you aregoing. But once you get the 16-1/2" blocks done, you won't need the design wall. The only reason I am doing them in strips that are 6 blocks long, is that I am going to do this as a QAYG project, using only stitch in the ditch for simplicity. If I get all the vertical quilt lines done, I can roll it right, and get the other lines done. I will not do any quilting in the star points. Getting a king moved around under the Bernina 430 is almost impossible, especially if you are trying to do a quilting pattern. Would sell almost anything for one of the new machines with a long throat.
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    Paintmejudy.......There was a tutorial on here at one time that had you quilting a larger quilt in sections. You lay out your whole back-batting and top. only pin or baste the middle third of the quilt... cut the outside sections of the batting only off. Quilt the middle third...re-attach one side of the batting-- pin or baste that section and quilt. And then repeat with the last side. I have done this with a king size quilt and it makes the quilting so much easier. Just make sure you do not catch the part of your backing and top that is on either side !!!
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    Now why didn't I think of doing it that way!!?? Missed that tute. I usually add 2 foot sections as I go along so never have more than that amount of fabric moving under the machine, sewing in the backing and adding the strips, but I think keeping the backing and batting in one piece then moving out from the center seems a lot easier. Thanks, I'm going to do that with this quilt.
    Quote Originally Posted by carrot View Post
    Paintmejudy.......There was a tutorial on here at one time that had you quilting a larger quilt in sections. You lay out your whole back-batting and top. only pin or baste the middle third of the quilt... cut the outside sections of the batting only off. Quilt the middle third...re-attach one side of the batting-- pin or baste that section and quilt. And then repeat with the last side. I have done this with a king size quilt and it makes the quilting so much easier. Just make sure you do not catch the part of your backing and top that is on either side !!!
    "If they give you ruled paper, write the other way."
    Juan Ramon Jimenez 1881-1958

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    Quote Originally Posted by carrot View Post
    Paintmejudy.......There was a tutorial on here at one time that had you quilting a larger quilt in sections. You lay out your whole back-batting and top. only pin or baste the middle third of the quilt... cut the outside sections of the batting only off. Quilt the middle third...re-attach one side of the batting-- pin or baste that section and quilt. And then repeat with the last side. I have done this with a king size quilt and it makes the quilting so much easier. Just make sure you do not catch the part of your backing and top that is on either side !!!
    I was just about to mention this also. I did a king this way recently, and it worked well. I purchased the Craftsy class on Quilting Large Quilts on your DSM (Ann Peterson is the teacher), and followed her steps. I must say, tho, that I do have a machine with a bigger throat, so that also helped.

    Now, on to my CatCave to figure out what my A and B will be!
    Cathy

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