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Thread: First Block of 9!!!!!!!!

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    Super Member quilter1962's Avatar
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    I am sitting here asking myself am I mad or what???? 1 of 9 LOL. Needleturn - so hence why it's taken me so long, that's my excuse & I'm sticking to it LOL.

    Here is the first block of 9 blocks that I signed up for as a BOM May of last year at one of our Quilt Shows. I know I am a bad, bad girl LOL.

    I'm quite pleased with it even if it does look slightly wonky (adds to the folksy type theme?) I think I may have to undo it & straighten it up being as I am a bit of a perfectionist - tell me what you think. It also needs squaring up still. The vine on the bottom left may need to be moved over to the right slightly other wise it will be outside of the seamline.

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    I love it! I want to do a cabin/cottage quilt someday.

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    Looks great and I'm sure it will be well worth it in the end.

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    Looking good.

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    I love it Tisha - the colours are beautiful. Tip - when i do appliqué i cut the background square a good half inch bigger all round then trim up afterwards, just in case the appliqué pulls the square in. Hope you don't mind me saying! :D

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    Tisha, I love your block! Congratulations on doing the needle turned applique - it looks beautiful. I finally broke down and printed out needle turn instruction from the internet to try to teach myself. I see so many gorgeous pieces using that appliqlue that I have to learn. How did you learn to do this? I know there are many books out on applique, but if anyone knows of a really, really good (and easy to understand) book that I can order, would you let me know?

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    Pretty! I am not into applique! :?

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    I'm into appliqueing!!!! And it's VERY pretty! I, too am concerned about the amount of background you have for sewing onto another piece...hope it works out! Now -- get busy!!!! I want to see the finished quilt! :mrgreen:

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    I love it!!
    It looks great.
    Needle turn applique is perfect!!
    Now I can't wait to see the rest of the blocks :D

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    That is gorgeous!

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    I love it!!!! And I know exactly what you mean. I started a needleturn applique project in January or February (VERY new to quilting in general!!!) and have completed 7 of the 25 full sized blocks, plus the border has 20 half sized blocks! I'd never done applique before. But I do love it!

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    I love it. I don't see anything wonky. Save the vine! Surely there's some way to not have to move it since it looks so perfect where it is? Can you possibly use a smaller seam allowance?

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    Looks beautiful

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    Oh it's so worth it--keep going!! It's going to be amazing!

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    So beautiful! You can do it. Needle turn scares the pants off me, but you've obviously mastered it. Keep going!

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    Quote Originally Posted by collettakay
    I love it! I want to do a cabin/cottage quilt someday.
    Thanks Coletta I can send you over the patterns if you wish - go on now don't be shy LOL.

    Tisha

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewnsewer2
    Looks great and I'm sure it will be well worth it in the end.
    Sewn thats for your comments - I'll let you know if I am still sane once it adventually gets completed.

    Tisha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilt4u
    Looking good.
    Thank you for your comments Q4U.

    Tisha

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    Tisha, your block is just simply beautiful, pat yourself on the back!! If your vine is too close to the seam allowance, I would just unpick the parts that are and pin out of the way, then when you have joined your blocks just allow it to trail onto the adjacent block and stitch down after joining, you can do that on several so it looks less uniform....you know how I hate to conform lol! :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    I love it Tisha - the colours are beautiful. Tip - when i do appliqué i cut the background square a good half inch bigger all round then trim up afterwards, just in case the appliqué pulls the square in. Hope you don't mind me saying! :D
    K - I know what you mean about ensuring the background is quite generous to allow for the possibility of the fabric being pulled in using this technique. The problem I have is this is a BOM so all the pieces are already cut & not generously either so if need be I will have adjust the block overall. What a nuisance I hear you say LOL. Oh well onward & upward huh?

    Tisha :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky
    Tisha, I love your block! Congratulations on doing the needle turned applique - it looks beautiful. I finally broke down and printed out needle turn instruction from the internet to try to teach myself. I see so many gorgeous pieces using that appliqlue that I have to learn. How did you learn to do this? I know there are many books out on applique, but if anyone knows of a really, really good (and easy to understand) book that I can order, would you let me know?
    Hey Ducky

    How's your Ducky doing I love all your avatar pics of him - it is a he I assume LOL.
    Well the NT Applique technique I taught myself from watching You Tube etc. I did ask another member here on the board whom I am good friends with too - she guided me also. Maybe you could go to your Library & see if there are any books there. Our Libraries are always well behind the times they drive me crazy.
    Good luck with your search Ducky - oh I think Patrice posted a thread regarding Applique too, it was over a year ago I think.

    Tisha :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shemjo
    Pretty! I am not into applique! :?
    Thanks Sharon :P

    Tisha

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    Quote Originally Posted by amandasgramma
    I'm into appliqueing!!!! And it's VERY pretty! I, too am concerned about the amount of background you have for sewing onto another piece...hope it works out! Now -- get busy!!!! I want to see the finished quilt! :mrgreen:
    Thanks for your comments - I am sure it will work out OK - I HOPE !!!!
    If I need to use a smalle seam allowance then so be it.
    Hope you stick around long enough to see the end result could be this time next year before it's done LOL. Be patient now :wink:

    Tisha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justquilting
    I love it!!
    It looks great.
    Needle turn applique is perfect!!
    Now I can't wait to see the rest of the blocks :D
    Ah thank you - hope you don't mind the wait.

    Tisha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa_wanna_b_quilter
    That is gorgeous!
    Thank you Lisa.

    Tisha

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