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Thread: Grammy Patty 7's "no y seams" quilt for Michael

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    That is absolutely gorgeous. I love the colors. I love the design. Congrats on a wonderful quilt

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    fantastic quilt! You did a beautiful job

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    Thank you Patty!!!! I am also looking at buying the 'Stars by Magic' book that also does not have y seams. I can hand piece them OK but my machine piecing y seams always ends in me taking them out several times to get them to look good.
    I love the idea of squares and HSTs, they look better than the y seams IMO.
    My family is getting older (me too!) so we moved back to the small rural town I grew up in. I do not have any quilters by me and NO shops, (heavy sigh)! I am the oldest of 6 girls and everyone LOVES for me to make them gifts, but, I am the only one that quilts. Everyone else says it takes too long and they don't have the patience. I agree with them :lol: , but I do know they appreciate my quilts very much so that is a great trade off!
    You would think in this area I would have a lot of time to quilt, but I also love the garden. The Vidalia onions kept me busy and it is time for the tomatoes.
    The thing I did not remember growing up here is the summer heat. I left my son and daughter in Orlando (close to it!) and I watch their weather. Right now we are about 10 degrees hotter than they are, and that is hot!
    I left my 2 grandaughters behind and I do miss my little quilters. I taught both to quilt, and one loves to machine quilt, she made her first quilt at 12yo. She says there is no way she would ever quilt by hand, and I love to.
    But they are teens now and stay very busy!
    Pefect quilt for 11 yo is Michael!

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    Michael just turned 11. Just sent you a reply privately. You'll enjoy that book, especially if it's the one I'm thinking of as I've debated about getting it too but haven't. I have so many quilt ideas in my head that it's doubtful I'll be around long enough to make half of them. Creativity and motivation just isn't a problem for me it seems. Thank goodness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by laceybritt
    Thank you Patty!!!! I am also looking at buying the 'Stars by Magic' book that also does not have y seams. I can hand piece them OK but my machine piecing y seams always ends in me taking them out several times to get them to look good.
    I love the idea of squares and HSTs, they look better than the y seams IMO.
    My family is getting older (me too!) so we moved back to the small rural town I grew up in. I do not have any quilters by me and NO shops, (heavy sigh)! I am the oldest of 6 girls and everyone LOVES for me to make them gifts, but, I am the only one that quilts. Everyone else says it takes too long and they don't have the patience. I agree with them :lol: , but I do know they appreciate my quilts very much so that is a great trade off!
    You would think in this area I would have a lot of time to quilt, but I also love the garden. The Vidalia onions kept me busy and it is time for the tomatoes.
    The thing I did not remember growing up here is the summer heat. I left my son and daughter in Orlando (close to it!) and I watch their weather. Right now we are about 10 degrees hotter than they are, and that is hot!
    I left my 2 grandaughters behind and I do miss my little quilters. I taught both to quilt, and one loves to machine quilt, she made her first quilt at 12yo. She says there is no way she would ever quilt by hand, and I love to.
    But they are teens now and stay very busy!
    Pefect quilt for 11 yo is Michael!

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    Nicely done!!

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    Glad to hear about no y seams. Pretty quilt.

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    Love your border treatments!

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    That quilt is really lovely you did an awsome job.

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    Thank you everyone for all of your kind replies and comments. Please forgive me for not replying individually to everyone but if anyone has questions I will try to reply and answer those. To my knowledge, this pattern is not shareable. I did search this board as well as google but didn't come across this particular pattern although it had to have come from somewhere. There are no copyrights stated or author indications on the copy of the pattern that I have but do know that the lady who taught our class got permission to teach the class to us and to share the pattern with us.

    Will send info about my quilt as you go "patty style" in a separate email.
    Patty

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    Patty's quilt as you go technique. Just spent a lot of time writing up a good description of what and how I do it and for some odd reason it didn't come through - 2nd failure today.

    1. quilted the big center star block first.
    2. added the dark blue 2 1/2 inch border to the sides and to the top and bottom. This is added by placing the dark blue face down on the quilted block, the polyester batting on top of this. Then on the bottom of the sandwich place the white muslin backing. All layers are pinned together and then then sewn in a 1/4 inch seam. The order top to bottom is:
    1. polyester batting
    2. blue fabric face down on top of the quilted star block
    3. quilted star block face up (right sides together with the blue strip)
    4. white muslin backing on the bottom (right sides together)

    This is a variation of one of the techniques used in Marti Michelle's book see below. Purchased mine at www.nancysnotions.com but you can find it at several places online including her own .com web site.

    Each border is added one at a time as above, pin/hand basted as needed and then quilted. This can be done working with panels 3 to 4 blocks wide and 2 to 3 blocks (rows) deep depending on what you can individually handle. When doing a queen sized quilt, the top 2 or 3 row panel is assembled and quilted first. While doing this the next 2 or 3 row panel is being assembled. Add to the sandwiched quilt as above. Carefully and adequately pin and hand baste as I don't use a hoop or frame. The quilts are beautiful and wear very well. Yes there are seams on the back but my seams are all machine sewn and no hand whipping on the back side - have done that though and those seams have worn amazingly well.

    To add large panels to a quilt, I put one of those cardboard cutting boards on one of our queen sized beds and work there and that works well for me. Begin pin basting at the seam where the quilted and new panel are joined. Pin the seam line down firmly with straight pins. Smooth slowly down the panel and pin baste in place. Then I roll in my computer desk chair and sit down and hand baste that new section 3 inches apart in both directions top to bottom AND side to side. As I baste a section, I roll it up and gradually slide the quilt towards me as I work. Just experiment until you find what works well for you.

    There are many quilt as you techniques on this quilt board and on other web sites so just search and explore them until you see something you'd like to try. Hiring quilts professionally quilted is not an option for me plus as long as I'm capable of quilting, I prefer to do it myself.

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    Patty

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    Beautiful quilt.

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    Beautiful, love it.

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    Pretty.

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    Very pretty!

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    BOY this is pretty. You did a fantastic job on it.

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    Wow what a beautiful quilt.

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    wonderful

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    Love it its beautiful

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    great quilt! gotta love 1/2 sq triangles!

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    Lovely quilt! I have a son named Michael. He's twenty-one now. Seems like just yesterday, he was eleven!

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    That is so beautiful. I love the borders and how the label is part of the quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grammypatty7
    Will try this again. Sent it off and it never came through so hopefully it won't come through twice but here goes. The center star is a "no Y seams block" that was taught in a class at my quilt chapter meeting using scraps. Liked it so much that decided to enlarge it out for my 11 year old grandson Michael. Used EQ7 and built the quilt out and did "quilt as you go Patty style." It is a machine pieced and a combination of machine and hand quilting. The sig tag is in the lower right hand corner star on the front of the quilt made using my Pfaff Quilt Expression 4.0 machine. The quilt is between a twin comforter and twin spread size. Since I hand quit polyester batting is used. I don't use a hoop or frame as I like my quilts to puff a bit and after it is washed it will puff nicely.
    Patty
    Oh how nice it really looks good.

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    Great quilt!

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    Great quilt!

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    What a fantastic gift for Michael. Your choice of colors is perfect and the borders are inspired, nice work!!

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