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I was just given this and need all your help.

Old 09-02-2010, 02:39 PM
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Hello everyone,
Here is my story and I hope someone out there can help me. A very nice man called me today and asked if I could finish his wife's quilt. She died 3 years ago and when he was going through a closet he found this quilt that his wife had started. Their daughter is getting married in a month or so and he would love to give it to her as a wedding gift. Here's the problem, the blocks are 12 inch blocks that she had already hand quilted around them and so there is batting and backing to each block. Now what??? How do I put these together? Can I add sashing? The quilting and piecing is very nice and she has done a great job... but I don't know how to put it together with the back already attached. Please help me make this dream come true. Rose
I have added a picture and you can see on the left her hand stitching in red and you can see the batting and backing to each block.
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Old 09-02-2010, 02:44 PM
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This sounds like a quilt as you go project. If you search on QAYG or "quilt as you go" you should be able to find instructions for assembling the quilt. I've not done one yet, so I can't tell you how!
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Maybe you could send pictures so we could check it out before we answer.
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Old 09-02-2010, 02:52 PM
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There is a great QAYG tutorial on the board:
http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-36303-1.htm

There are lots of instructions if you google it, and I think I've seen a few YouTube videos also.

I'll look around a little more..........

Happy quilting! It's a great project to take on.
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Here are some more links:

http://www.quilterscache.com/H/howto...neatatime.html

http://welshquilter.blogspot.com/200...as-you-go.html

http://good-times.webshots.com/album/567480371VOeldu

http://pemonitorhosted.com/pemonitor...7?_IceUrl=true

I especially like the pictures for this one:

http://www.treadleon.net/quiltshop/j...s/joining.html
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it is a pretty easy technique once you see it and figure it out, check the tutorials or check out the cotton theory technique. if you check it out and still have questions or any problems just ask we will be able to help and you can pm me too if you need more help. I am sewing all weekend (YEA! I'M SO HAPPY) so if you just don't get it from the info you find let me know and i will try to do a tutorial, but i think there are already a couple. It is not difficult, and they turn out very well, it will make a beautiful wedding gift for her daughter.... and a little reassurance...the hard part is done the rest will go together fairly quickly. :)
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Old 09-02-2010, 04:01 PM
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Thank you all. Now I totally get it. :) I do not know the method I will pick yet. I will run it past Steven as to how big he wanted this to be for his daughter. Thank you all again, I don't know what I would do with out you all.
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Old 09-02-2010, 04:15 PM
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Good luck, sounds like a great project.
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Old 09-02-2010, 05:14 PM
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I have no doubt you will do a great job..

(Listen closely, she may whisper something to you.. I know my MIL watches me and nudges me when my quilting is heading in the wrong direction... )
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Old 09-02-2010, 05:41 PM
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Originally Posted by luvTooQuilt
I have no doubt you will do a great job..

(Listen closely, she may whisper something to you.. I know my MIL watches me and nudges me when my quilting is heading in the wrong direction... )
That is so true. I think I have been listening and now I feel that I know what she had in mind when she started her quilt. That is what I told her husband and he liked it. Thank you so much.
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