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Thread: Orphaned Blocks QAYG Challenge

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    Patricia you quilt center is beautiful... I look forward to see your border.
    Have an awesome day!

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    Great job Patricia!
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    Patricia, you may have to resize some of your photos to download them to this site. I use Picasa, a free Google program. Picasa has an export component where you can resize them (I use 480 pixels), which works well on the QB. Your quilt is coming out very nicely!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenniky View Post
    I would suggest the sectional QAYG method. This way you can piece the top easing the squares onto the sashing and still reduce the bulk of material you are working with as you are quilting the project. Your stars are beautiful..I would not trim them at all if possible.
    In studying them some more, I agree that if I trimmed them all up, I would lose the star points. For right now, I think I may use another BOM from last year that does not entail stars, and when we get to the "sectional" QAYG - I'll find out what that means. LOL I assume you are going to discuss this method?? Thanks for the help and the kind words on my blocks everyone!
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    Jenniky -- thanks so much for this... I have spent the past few days reading from the beginning. I NEED this NOW! Perfect timing. I have quilt blocks pieced and quilted waiting to do some form of QAYG. Thought I knew what I was going to do before reading here. Now I gotta try your method before going further with the real thing. Maybe your next few methods as well. This is so timely.

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    --Boston how are you filling in the extra 1/2 inch of sashing?--

    Actually they are pretty close. The back sashing is pulling them together. The front sashing is bowing out slightly, but not enough to get me ticked off about it. When it gets washed it may pull in closer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeanieG View Post
    Patricia, you may have to resize some of your photos to download them to this site. I use Picasa, a free Google program. Picasa has an export component where you can resize them (I use 480 pixels), which works well on the QB. Your quilt is coming out very nicely!
    Thank you JeanieG. I have a MacBook Pro. Is Picasa compatible with it?
    Patricia Faye

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    Patricia, here is what I found from Google - Yes, you can use it on a Mac, and this link will tell you all about it.

    http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/200...a-for-mac.html
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    I figured out how to resize my pictures so here is the back of the quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patricia Faye View Post
    I figured out how to resize my pictures so here is the back of the quilt.
    Oh that looks great Patricia!
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    I have decided to start my QAYG with another BOM quilt from last year, which will be much easier and smaller. Here is the photo of the blocks. I think this will make a darling baby quilt! The photo is really faded, but oh well, you get the idea. I'm going to use a white on white, as I think the white from my display board looks pretty good with it. That is my cat Mr. on my ironing board.
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    Patricia, nice job. Jeanie your blocks will make a nice quilt. Some intricate piecing in several of them. Isn't it nice when these blocks find a suitable home?

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    JeanieG- Sectional QAYG is pretty much as it sounds. Instead of Block by Block quilting as we are doing in the current method. Sections ( Rows or Quadrants ) are quilted at the same time. You found some awesome blocks to work with. They are beautiful.

    Denek - Welcome to the thread I hope you will share your quilted blocks and progress with us here.

    Boston1954 - Sounds like its definitely working for you.

    PatriciaFaye - The back side of your quilt looks great, Im glad JeanieG was able to help you with the resizing of your pictures. Have you started working on the borders. Im looking forward to seeing them.
    Last edited by Jenniky; 08-24-2012 at 04:41 AM.
    Have an awesome day!

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    Boston - these are really cute blocks. She will be so surprised !!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dublb View Post
    I'll share what little I know about battin'. First cheap polyester is easiest ta hand quilt & can be quilted up ta 10" apart., but I wanted sometin' that was more natural, so I tried wool. Wow, that stuff is awesome ta hand quilt & machine but must be quilted at least 3 inches apart. It's not as puffy as polyester. It does shrink some, but I like the crinkled look. I havent used any cotton/poly mix battin', except for on a 6 hour quilt. It had ta be quilted at least 4 inches apart. I haven't seen DDIL use it so I don't know how it has lasted. It did look good though. I did have ta go back & add another line o' quiltin' 'cause the 6 hour quilt is 6 inches. I haven't used 100% cotton yet. (I just love the wool!)
    I've heard that wool batting is also the warmest. Does anyone know this as fact?

    But, I can't work with wool of any kind since I'm allergic to wool.

    I use Warm & Natural or Warm & White for 99% of my projects and they work well for me. But, I have noticed that Joanns now has 2 thicknesses. I never realized this until I was working on a QAYG project and grabbed for more batting to find it was thinner than what I was working with.....so off to Joanns to buy more (obviously more expensive by a few dollars).

    The only thing I don't like about poly batting is when you cut / trim it, it has all those fine fibers left behind or flying around in the air. Maybe someone can tell me if I'm cutting it wrong or something.
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    Jenniky - Looking forward to seeing the next option. Enjoying all the beautiful quilts getting done. Now I need to get my commissioned work finished so I can do some "fun" sewing for me. My Fibro has been taking its toll on me this past week so not getting much done right now.
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    Sorry, but I have never tried wool batting. I cannot touch it. Allergic. I was also allergic to chocolate when I was a kid. Thank goodness I outgrew that!!! :-)
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    The wool battin' is warmer in the winter but breaths in the summer so is is cooler than the poly. It is expensive & I try ta buy it on sale, or save up for it.
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    Jeanie that's gonna be precious!
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    I had already started on a QAYG using orphaned/scrappy blocks, trying to use them up. Some are attempts at learning my embroidery machine, some are my learning to paper piece, etc.

    Here they are. I have 30- 14" blocks, so I plan on using a 5x6 layout.

    Here are some pictures. They aren't all that compelling and nearly as interesting as you all's but hopefully when I'm done, it will be a respectable scrappy quilt--
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    Those are gonna be great!
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    Patricia Faye, great job!
    Jeanie, your blocks will make such a pretty baby quilt!
    Jenniky, I use warm and natural all the time and love it...also the warm and white, which is what I use mostly. However...I don't recommend it for hand quilting...fibers are a bit too tough to get tiny, even stitches...have done a couple of projects before I found out it was the batting that was making my stitches look humongous! I don't do much hand quilting anymore, but thought for those that do, they should be aware of this?
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    Gee, that's odd. I hand quilt a lot, and have never had a problem with Warm and Natural. Don't know if I am just lucky or what, but here are some of my stitches. They fairly good to me.
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    Annie, your stitches look great . I love the quilting design you've used. I just recently heard something something about the scrim side and the cotton side. Could it be that you sandwich with a different side down? Is there anyone on this theqd that can tell me which side should be to the top? I understand it has something to do with it pulling through to the right side if the fabric when stitched. And the most basic question, how do you tell which is the scrim side? I've used W&N for about a year and like it a lot. I did send a wool bat along to my LAQ for my warmer winter quilt. She loved working with it!

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    Great Discussion everyone.... Hmmm how to figure out which is the scrim side. ????
    Have an awesome day!

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