Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 16 of 31 FirstFirst ... 6 15 16 17 26 ... LastLast
Results 376 to 400 of 763

Thread: Orphaned Blocks QAYG Challenge

  1. #376
    Super Member pollyjvan9's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Oklahoma City, OK
    Posts
    3,027
    Blog Entries
    1
    Here is a photo of some of my orphan blocks, do you see any possibilities? I have done several quilts with QAYG but they always look kind of messy on the back. Hope to see suggestions on how to finish the back.
    Attached Images Attached Images

  2. #377
    Super Member Boston1954's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    East Oklahoma - pining for Massachusetts
    Posts
    8,425
    I think the ladies and the stars might go together. If they are different sizes you could add-on a bit to any smaller ones. The back of the one I am working on will be a fall print for the blocks and also the sashing. I am hopeful that it will not show too much that they are all different pieces. Do you have enough of something that you could make it all the same?
    Life is not a movie. No one is going to yell "CUT" when you make a mistake. - Anne L. Fulton

    I am from the South....39 miles south of Boston.

  3. #378
    Super Member ssnare's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Arma, Kansas
    Posts
    3,403
    I think any of your blocks would look good to practice on.

  4. #379
    Super Member VickiM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    NC
    Posts
    1,154
    Quote Originally Posted by Boston1954 View Post
    Yes, I will be stitching directly through the paper and taking it off after. I have re-thought the idea of a different color of thread for each one. That would be a lot of re-threading the machine. When I pinned the blocks I just put the paper on at the same time and everything is held together.
    I use the tissue paper alot, myself...not real comfortable FMQ without. If you're not directly on the lines, it doesn't matter...once you take the paper off it looks good. So, go for it & use your FMQ foot, it's how you get the practice! Also, have you thought about using a varigated thread? Look closely at mine as few pages back...that's what I used. Varigated threads are great when you have lots of colors & don't want to change threads all the time, plus they tie the blocks together...especially if they're scrappy. Give yourself permission to try.

  5. #380
    Super Member dublb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Brady TX
    Posts
    5,954
    polyyjvan9 - I like the ladies, stars, & butterfly's tagether.
    Bev
    My initials are BB, so dublb is double B.

  6. #381
    Super Member Boston1954's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    East Oklahoma - pining for Massachusetts
    Posts
    8,425
    Vicki, I have thought about varigated thread many times while working on quilts. I will give it a try someday. On this on, I have started with a light cream color. Had two done before I got your message. I will do it someday though, I promise.
    Life is not a movie. No one is going to yell "CUT" when you make a mistake. - Anne L. Fulton

    I am from the South....39 miles south of Boston.

  7. #382
    Senior Member Everose's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    God's country, ND
    Posts
    606
    Blog Entries
    1
    Name:  Transportation D9P 001.JPG
Views: 245
Size:  862.5 KBWell, just finished putting the sashings on and sewing the rows together. I'm pleased with how this turned out. No not everything lines up exactly, but that's okay. When I do the next one it will be with fabrics that don't stand out as much when joining. Can't wait to see what Jen adds tomorrow.

    Take care everyone.
    It's not the years in your life that count. It's the LIFE, in your years. (Abe Lincoln)

    "The Best" The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. (Helen Keller)

  8. #383
    Super Member vickig626's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Lansing, MI
    Posts
    1,046
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by pollyjvan9 View Post
    Here is a photo of some of my orphan blocks, do you see any possibilities? I have done several quilts with QAYG but they always look kind of messy on the back. Hope to see suggestions on how to finish the back.
    here's an idea I have just looking at your different blocks -- take the 4 "kinda" log cabin type blocks and turn them to create a different look (this could be the center of the quilt). The scrappy stars could be placed around the center (align 3 on each side) then the ladies set along top and bottom. Place the butterflies in the corners.

    without a design wall for me to play with your blocks, if you try this arrangement and take a pic, maybe we can help you further. Although I'm thinking you might have to add a couple more rows to those "center" blocks.

    It could turn out awful once I see it on your wall but that's how I figure things out :-)
    Life's More Fun with a Doxie !!
    ​Have a Great Day !
    Vicki G
    https://www.facebook.com/vickigdesigns
    https://www.etsy.com/shop/VickiGDesigns

  9. #384
    Super Member rwquilts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    In the west that I love!
    Posts
    3,679
    Blog Entries
    4
    Everose I'm loving seeing what you're working on! What an adorable boy's quilt this will be!
    Ronda





  10. #385
    Super Member pollyjvan9's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Oklahoma City, OK
    Posts
    3,027
    Blog Entries
    1
    Vicig626, thanks for the suggestion. Going to give it a try in just a little while. I have more of the Indian girls and the strip star blocks. I also have strip pieces of the bright colored 9 patches that I could make up very quickly. Don't have any more of the other blocks. I do have more orphan blocks, but can't find them right now. I thought they were all together.

    Everose, your quilt is adorable.

  11. #386
    Super Member Jenniky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Amarillo, Texas
    Posts
    1,417
    Blog Entries
    28

    Adding borders

    Name:  Attaching Borders #1.jpg
Views: 237
Size:  83.5 KB

    Using the same sandwiching technique I used to make the squares, I cut my top borders to my finished size adding in the 1/4 inch seam allowance. I cut my batting at least half an inch larger then my top borders. I cut the back pieces almost the same size the my batting. I used spray basting adhesive. I lightly heat pressed the backing onto the batting first then I flipped over the unit and sprayed the batting with adhesive and then gently rolled my top border piece down the batting border smoothing and re-positioning as needed to center my top border piece onto the Border Sandwich. I have already chalked traced my design onto my top border. I did not heat set the top border because I was not sure if the iron would mess up my stenciling or possible set the colored chalk into the fabric.

    Name:  Attaching Borders #2.jpg
Views: 229
Size:  78.4 KB

    I ran a basting stitch around the edges of the Border Sandwich and then began to quilt my design on the border.

    Name:  Attaching Borders #3.jpg
Views: 233
Size:  84.4 KB

    When I quilted the center of the short and long side strips I rolled the front and back of the border into a scroll. I found that this gave me great control and I was easily able to guide the needle. (In the picture above I am quilting the bottom border. I did not take the extra step of basting all the way around the edges. I had found that the spray basting was holding well enough.) I don't know that this will always hold true. *** My personal thoughts are that the denser quilting designs such as stippling or tight geometrical designs need to have the extra hold of the sewn basting around the edges. ***

    Name:  Attaching Borders #4.jpg
Views: 247
Size:  97.6 KB

    I then trimmed the excess batting and backing.

    Name:  Attaching Borders #5.jpg
Views: 239
Size:  108.3 KB
    To give myself room for error I made my top border longer than it needed to be. So at this point I trimmed both sides of the top border in relation to the design of my quilting. Now Im ready to attach the border to my center piece.
    Have an awesome day!

  12. #387
    Super Member Jenniky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Amarillo, Texas
    Posts
    1,417
    Blog Entries
    28

    ADDING BORDERS Part II

    Name:  Attaching Borders #6.jpg
Views: 252
Size:  100.9 KB

    Using the same length 1 inch top and the folded 1-3/4 back sashing strip I prepare to attach the top border strip to the central unit of the quilt.

    Name:  Attaching Borders #7.jpg
Views: 248
Size:  104.1 KB

    To help deal with the bulk of my center unit. I fan folded the center unit and used clips to hold it in place.

    Name:  Attaching Borders #8.jpg
Views: 244
Size:  104.2 KB Name:  Attaching Borders #9.jpg
Views: 229
Size:  87.9 KB

    This created a nice compact unit I could manage at the sewing machine.

    Name:  Attaching Borders #10.jpg
Views: 226
Size:  107.9 KB

    Once I finished attaching the border unit then I squared the corners.

    Name:  Attaching Borders #11.jpg
Views: 249
Size:  129.5 KB

    The top border is attached and I'm ready to move on to attaching the bottom and then the two sides in the same manner.

    Name:  DSC02215.JPG
Views: 244
Size:  1.30 MB

    I will post pictures of my front and back finished project picture as soon as I'm done with the binding. I look forward to seeing more finished projects Ladies.

    Have an Awesome Day.
    Have an awesome day!

  13. #388
    Super Member dublb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Brady TX
    Posts
    5,954
    Oh Jenniky! I love the quiltin' ya put in the border strips!!!! Your instructions are so awesome!!!
    PS. I'm still frog stitchin'.
    Bev
    My initials are BB, so dublb is double B.

  14. #389
    Super Member JeanieG's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Camarillo, CA
    Posts
    4,054
    Jenniky, can you share what type of chalk you used to trace your design on the border. It left such a nice thin line! I need to get some of that. I always have a problem knowing what to use tracing my designs.
    "You have enough quilts made when your soul is filled, your creativity satisfied and your fingers just won't work anymore."

  15. #390
    Super Member Jenniky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Amarillo, Texas
    Posts
    1,417
    Blog Entries
    28
    Quote Originally Posted by JeanieG View Post
    Jenniky, can you share what type of chalk you used to trace your design on the border. It left such a nice thin line! I need to get some of that. I always have a problem knowing what to use tracing my designs.

    I found it at JoAnn's I dont remember the brand or who made it. Our JoAnn's here had apparently just received them in and was telling me how great they were. Here is a picture. If you havent found them or someone else can not give us a name then next time Im at JoAnn's I will look for them again and get the Brand Name. It seems to me they were in the aisle where all the Singer Sewing gadgets area. Also I have to say by the time I was done quilting and attaching the borders you could barely see the purple chalk on the white material. Once its washed I'm positive it will be clear as a whistle.. but before we whistle I will make sure and wash the quilt...LOL

    Name:  chalk accesorry.jpg
Views: 218
Size:  118.1 KB
    Last edited by Jenniky; 08-17-2012 at 02:09 PM.
    Have an awesome day!

  16. #391
    Super Member Jenniky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Amarillo, Texas
    Posts
    1,417
    Blog Entries
    28
    Quote Originally Posted by dublb View Post
    Oh Jenniky! I love the quiltin' ya put in the border strips!!!! Your instructions are so awesome!!!
    PS. I'm still frog stitchin'.

    One jump backwards and two jumps forward.
    Have an awesome day!

  17. #392
    Super Member JeanieG's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Camarillo, CA
    Posts
    4,054
    Thanks Jenniky - I see a shopping trip to JoAnn's in the near future! Ok I found it here, for anyone else that is interested:

    http://www.joann.com/chalk-cartridge-set/xprd357399/


    "You have enough quilts made when your soul is filled, your creativity satisfied and your fingers just won't work anymore."

  18. #393
    Senior Member Everose's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    God's country, ND
    Posts
    606
    Blog Entries
    1
    Name:  Transportation D9P#2 001.JPG
Views: 244
Size:  710.5 KBLadies, I need some input. This is what I'm thinking for borders (because I don't have to much imagination and we did this on the mystery quilt). Putting piano keys using the transportation fabrics with the corner squares the same as my squares in the D9P. Is this to busy?
    It's not the years in your life that count. It's the LIFE, in your years. (Abe Lincoln)

    "The Best" The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. (Helen Keller)

  19. #394
    Super Member dublb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Brady TX
    Posts
    5,954
    I think a border o' the tan fabric that ya have in your blocks w/the blue corner squares would look great. IMOH Play around w/tha fabrics & see what ya think. Your gon'a make it great.
    Bev
    My initials are BB, so dublb is double B.

  20. #395
    Super Member Surfergirl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Palm Coast, Florida
    Posts
    1,069
    Jenniky, you have done a FANTASTIC job with this tutorial. Your instructions/photos were wonderful. I was able to follow along w/o any problems whatsoever. Thank you so much for doing this for us. I know you've spent quite a bit of time doing this and we all appreciate it so very much. I do have some photos of what I've accomplished so far and will post very soon. I'm so pleased to be able to learn this technique. I love the design on your border.
    Lynn

  21. #396
    Super Member vickig626's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Lansing, MI
    Posts
    1,046
    Blog Entries
    1
    Jenniky - great tute on the borders. The trial I run into when getting the borders ready to quilt is lining up the top piece "straight". If it's not straight, I end up with my top being wavy and end up trimming more of my top piece than I would like in order to have a nice, straight border strip. I hope this makes sense.

    I'm hoping to work on my project next week. I have some small projects to get finished first (makes money for me so it's important).
    Life's More Fun with a Doxie !!
    ​Have a Great Day !
    Vicki G
    https://www.facebook.com/vickigdesigns
    https://www.etsy.com/shop/VickiGDesigns

  22. #397
    Super Member gardnergal970's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Covington, Indiana
    Posts
    1,657
    Everose...I agree with Dubib. I've used the piano key border before too but it was at the edge of a plain fabric so it didn't distract from the pattern of the quilt but rather complimented it. Think of the border as a picture frame for what you've done. The piano keys would actually work for the back of the border if you want to use up all of the scraps.

    JenniKy...I've attached the side borders and so far so good. I'm using my quarter inch foot rather than my walking foot so I can be more accurate and that is working but I know my top piece isn't going through at the same speed as the bottom piece and some waves have probably developed. I'm laying it aside today and will get a fresh start on it tomorrow. So far thwt's my only concern...being able to keep my quilt square. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!

  23. #398
    Super Member Boston1954's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    East Oklahoma - pining for Massachusetts
    Posts
    8,425
    Jenniky, thank you so much for the instructions. You are so clear in your descriptions and with the pictures added in, I feel that I can do this. Right now, I am at the quilting the blocks section. It is a learning experience. I will not be using magic marker for the lines on my parchment paper in the future. I have done three blocks with a light cream colored thread, and each time the needle punched though the paper it turned the thread a dark grey. Oh well, it is just a little lap quilt for me or Jim, and maybe I will get lucky and it will come out when it gets washed. (keep your fingers crossed for me).

    Again, you are a wonderful instructor and you can be my teacher any time.
    Life is not a movie. No one is going to yell "CUT" when you make a mistake. - Anne L. Fulton

    I am from the South....39 miles south of Boston.

  24. #399
    Senior Member Everose's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    God's country, ND
    Posts
    606
    Blog Entries
    1
    Okay, time for a design change. I checked I don't have enough of the tan/brown color for the borders, but I have enough of the dark blue. So my thought is to use the dark blue as borders with the tan/brown for the corners. Then I will use the piano keys and the blue squares for the back.

    Thanks for your help.

    Jen, thank you. You made this so picture friendly that I didn't have any trouble following along. Now just to do.
    It's not the years in your life that count. It's the LIFE, in your years. (Abe Lincoln)

    "The Best" The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. (Helen Keller)

  25. #400
    Super Member Pinkiris's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    NE Wisconsin
    Posts
    1,289
    Blog Entries
    2
    Jenniky,
    Am I seeing that you are using your walking foot to follow the quilting lines on your borders?
    Sue

Page 16 of 31 FirstFirst ... 6 15 16 17 26 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.