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Thread: Affairs of the Heart by Aie Rossman QAL

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    Affairs of the Heart by Aie Rossman QAL

    This quilt-a-long will follow the book “Affairs of the Heart” by Aie Rossman. We will start collecting fabrics in December and begin the making the quilt in January of 2015. No patterns will be published or shared during this event. You must purchase your own copy of the book.

    Our goal will be one block per week with every fourth week off for catch up. This also gives us a month at the end of the year for catch up or to sandwich and quilt. There are 36 blocks, make as many or as few as you like.

    Jan 4 - 10 Block 1 Mar 29 –Apr 4 Block 10 Jun 21 – 27 Block 19 Sep 13 – 19 Block 28
    Jan 11 - 17 Block 2 Apr 5 – 11 Block 11 Jun 28 – Jul 4 Block 20 Sep 20 – 26 Block 29
    Jan 18 - 24 Block 3 Apr 12 - 18 Block 12 Jul 5 – 11 Block 21 Sep 27 – Oct 3 Block 30
    Jan 25 - 31 Catch Up Apr 19 - 25 Catch Up Jul 12 – 18 Catch Up Oct 4 – 10 Catch Up
    Feb 1 - 7 Block 4 Apr 26 – May 2 Block 13 Jul 19 – 25 Block 22 Oct 11 – 17 Block 31
    Feb 8 – 14 Block 5 May 3 – 9 Block 14 Jul 26 – Aug 1 Block 23 Oct 18 – 24 Block 32
    Feb 15 - 21 Block 6 May 10 – 16 Block 15 Aug 2 – 8 Block 24 Oct 25 – 31 Block 33
    Feb 22-28 Catch Up May 17 – 23 Catch Up Aug 9 – 15 Catch Up Nov 1 – 7 Catch Up
    Mar 1 - 7 Block 7 May 24 – 30 Block 16 Aug 16 - 22 Block 25 Nov 8 – 14 Block 34
    Mar 8 - 4 Block 8 May 31 – Jun 6 Block 17 Aug 23 – 29 Block 26 Nov 15 – 21 Block 35
    Mar 15 - 21 Block 9 Jun 7 – 13 Block 18 Aug 30 – Sep 5 Block 27 Nov 22 – 28 Block 36
    Mar 22-28 Catch Up Jun 14 - 20 Catch Up Sep 6 - 12 Catch Up Nov 29 – Dec 31 Catch Up

    Please DO post pictures of blocks in progress or finished blocks, ask questions, give advice, and generally commiserate with your fellow quilters while we attempt to achieve this rather lofty goal. Be supportive and encouraging, and most importantly HAVE FUN!

    Please DO NOT share the pattern (we MUST respect the copyright of the author), be critical or discouraging.

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    Thanks for setting this up. I'm looking forward to doing this.
    Heather

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    Me too! I'm so excited that I've gotten such a positive response from everyone here. I've already got my fabrics. Name:  100_2109sm.jpg
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    This is going to be such a great challenge, I'm looking forward to doing it. I have things pretty lined up, I hope..lol

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    I've been wondering how this was going - not sure if I'll be doing it at this time, but will for sure follow along!

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    Ooh - I'm excited! I've got my book, sorted out what size I'm making the blocks and now I'm waiting on the backing fabric I ordered. Can't wait!
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    now to dig the book out & get ready to start. This is going to be fun!

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    Got the book ....and some ideas for fabric ! Should be a good one. Thanks for organizing this - the best way I can really thank you is to actually participate to the fullest.

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    I've put my wish list in to Santa for the book! Now if I can get to the fabric store for some yummy fabric...and stay on target with the blocks. LOL! I've drooled over this design so much the keys on my keyboard stick! Thanks for organizing.

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    I just told my kids about the book too. I have problems with the black background fabric though. Mine always winds up with white cat hair all over it. I normally use Kona from Joanns. Anyone have any good ideas for a nice black that doesn't wear fur well. Is Moda any better? Another brand? Or is it just the nature of the beast? Love the batiks though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dd View Post
    I just told my kids about the book too. I have problems with the black background fabric though. Mine always winds up with white cat hair all over it. I normally use Kona from Joanns. Anyone have any good ideas for a nice black that doesn't wear fur well. Is Moda any better? Another brand? Or is it just the nature of the beast? Love the batiks though.
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    I have used a fabric from Keepsake called Amish Black. It is not Kona. I have used other blacks and they all pick up a little lint, sadly. I have read this is a good fabric though. My pet peave on most solids is how they fray :-(.

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    I have heard about the Amish Black but have never used it. I was thinking maybe something with a little poly in so it wouldn't fade but they also pick up cat hair. Oh, what to do....
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    I'm not going to use black fabric for that exact reason! I have 4 cats and their fur is everywhere. I'm panning to use a white or cream background. Considering fairy frost but I'll see what other fabrics I pick first.

    Quote Originally Posted by dd View Post
    I just told my kids about the book too. I have problems with the black background fabric though. Mine always winds up with white cat hair all over it. I normally use Kona from Joanns. Anyone have any good ideas for a nice black that doesn't wear fur well. Is Moda any better? Another brand? Or is it just the nature of the beast? Love the batiks though.
    Heather

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    I've ordered the book today. I have never done a QAL before hope there will be some help and explaining how to get each weeks class.
    Thanks I can hardly wait

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    This is going to be a fun project. Thanks for organizing it.
    I don't know how to do that.....YET!
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    Thank you for setting this up. I have had the book for a few years now but never got started. I am planning to participate and learn but not make a quilt out it. I probably will do one block wall hangings or other small projects from the blocks I create.

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    That is going to be a beauty. Those fabrics are just beautiful. Can't wait to see it finished.

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    I'm going to have to check out that book, maybe I'll join, but need to check it out first. Love those oriental fabrics. I have quite a collection of them and have been waiting for something special to make with them.

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    @dd - I'm going to be using a cream/gold for the background, so hoping to avoid the lint issue.
    @Sewextremeseams (love your name, btw) I've had the book forever too, definately looking forward to starting (and finishing) this quilt.
    @Fran Floss - There won't be a weekly class per se but there will be plenty of people here to help you with any advice you need, please don't be afraid to ask.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaelynangelfoot View Post
    Me too! I'm so excited that I've gotten such a positive response from everyone here. I've already got my fabrics. Name:  100_2109sm.jpg
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    Your fabrics are absolutely gorgeous!

    My book just came in the mail yesterday!

    Unfortunately, I just don't have the time to do a block a week but I'll be reading every post and drooling over every photo.

    This project goes in my After-the-UFOs-are-at-least-90%-caught-up stack.
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    I dug out my book today. I've got most of the blocks copied. I apparently was going to start it at some point. This is just the umph I needed to get it done.

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    I've had this book for quite a while now. I thought it would be a great project to play with my machine embroidery sofsoftware but I never seemed to be ready to start it. Now I'm gathering my fabric and looking forward to starting.

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    use another background fabric.i like the color of a paper bag[best description I have].yellow is also a great background fabric.it pops the batiks.

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    I have a question about this---I have found just the book and on another site I found the patterns along with embroidery formats and that cost $95---am I assuming right that this is just the book with applique patterns and the applique is sewn on by hand or satin stitch? A lot of difference in price.

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    Marlenec I bought the book and it is patterns intended for hand or machine applique. I always thought it would be a good project for me to digitize myself for my embroidery machine with the simple shapes being a good background for some decorative fills and stitches.
    I did see the machine embroidery package for $95. It looks to be a satin stitch around each shape with the hand embroideries from the original pattern digitized as well. Very pretty but I wanted to do my own.

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