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Thread: Orphaned Blocks QAYG Challenge

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    Quote Originally Posted by justflyingin View Post
    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--


    Just flyin I think your scrappy squares are lovely... and the quilt will be warm and cozy to wrap up in when its finished.
    Have an awesome day!

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    Sounds interesting, think I will give it a try. It would be great to finish a quilt at the same time. BTW, I am from your neck of the woods, The Harbor,
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    Quote Originally Posted by katsewnsew View Post
    Sounds interesting, think I will give it a try. It would be great to finish a quilt at the same time. BTW, I am from your neck of the woods, The Harbor,
    Welcome to the thread Katsewnsew. I live here in Portage now but Mesa, Arizona is my neck of the woods. Actually lived both in Mesa and Gilbert.
    Have an awesome day!

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    The following are what I'm working on right now. I saw the straight line quilting on a link on the board and it is working perfectly for this. I've pieced the batting and since it's for a little girl, I knew that it would keep it stable for years to come.

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    Great quilts, GGal. The house block is an interesting take--could use lots of scraps in this block--what's the overall size of the block?
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    Thanks, OkSewGlad. The house blocks finish at 10 inches. I used 10x18 inch pieces of fabric and cut out 6 at a time. This is a Marti Michell pattern using her templates. It was a class assignment and one I resisted because I hadn't seen a houses quilt that I really liked but by the time I sewed the first 6 together, I was hooked. I had used the most horrible fabric that I had and the pattern transformed them into something I really liked. She suggests how to spread the colors out so the houses are pretty well balanced with the different prints. This is my second house quilt and I still used some pretty horrible prints in the darker houses but it all balances out.

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    I got my blocks all quilted and cropped to 9". It was so much fun quilting these separate little squares! I mainly STID, but did a design in the middle of the larger bigger squares. I like to take a photo and study it a little while to see if they look okay side by side. Got my sashing pieces cut and the 1 3/4" strips pressed in half. Can't wait to try the next step.
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    Great blocks, Jeanie! I agree it's fun to quilt the little squares.

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    Here is one row (front and back) of my QAYG Baby Quilt. I'm so excited about how easy this was, I just hope that they line up okay when I do the rows. I tried pinning the pieces, as Jenniky did, but I found it much easier to just put tiny dots of school glue along the edges and press it. This made it much easier to sew. I used my 1/4" foot for the edges, then changed to my SITD foot for machine sewing the final seam. I do not do hand stitching if I don't have to.
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    Hey you both might like to try this stitch Anael has done instead of SID. I use it all the time, but a little closer together on my smaller quilts. This is a serpentine stitch, also called 3 point zigzag set at a width and length of 2 on my Bernina.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...d-t198493.html
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    Boston - Wow your stitches are lovely. If yaou want ta see how the wool quilts ya could buy a small piece & try a few stitches.
    GG - I love both o' your quilts. Just stunnin'!
    OK - Thanks for postin' Anael's thread, her jelly roll race quilt is lovely!

    I just got back from Brady & had a busy weekend. The lake is so low that Islands are appearing ta pop up everywhere!
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    Gardner, I love your projects! What pretties!

    Jeanie, your blocks are turning out sooo pretty!

    Boston, I agree your stitches are great! Obviously the batting didn't keep you from producing a great product and since I usually only machine quilt anymore, I still use and love my warm and natural...or rather my warm and white.
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    Hi everyone, I have been following your class, just waiting to get a few things done so I can be free to start these lessons.
    I used fleece for the back of my great granddaughter's quilt and it turned out great. Plus it was so easy to quilt. The only problem I can see is that it is so warm. Certainly not a summer quilt!
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    Gardnergal - Your quilts are beautiful. Great job Your talent in quilting is very apparent in the quality of your workmanship.
    Have an awesome day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by oksewglad View Post
    Hey you both might like to try this stitch Anael has done instead of SID. I use it all the time, but a little closer together on my smaller quilts. This is a serpentine stitch, also called 3 point zigzag set at a width and length of 2 on my Bernina.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...d-t198493.html
    I also use this stitch whenever I can. I used it mostly on bags since I use fusible fleece as the batting and it works great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeanieG View Post
    Here is one row (front and back) of my QAYG Baby Quilt. I'm so excited about how easy this was, I just hope that they line up okay when I do the rows. I tried pinning the pieces, as Jenniky did, but I found it much easier to just put tiny dots of school glue along the edges and press it. This made it much easier to sew. I used my 1/4" foot for the edges, then changed to my SITD foot for machine sewing the final seam. I do not do hand stitching if I don't have to.
    JeanieG - The Baby quilt is coming along very nicely. This next QAYG quilt Im working on I'm planning on doing all machine stitching. Im thinking I will try your method JeanieG. and use the dots of glue and pressing instead of the pinning.
    Have an awesome day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunrise450 View Post
    Hi everyone, I have been following your class, just waiting to get a few things done so I can be free to start these lessons.
    I used fleece for the back of my great granddaughter's quilt and it turned out great. Plus it was so easy to quilt. The only problem I can see is that it is so warm. Certainly not a summer quilt!
    Hello back at you Sunrise. Sounds like your dggd's quilt is going to be very useful come the cold winter months.
    Have an awesome day!

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    JeanieG - Like you, I am hoping fervently that my rows line up with each other. I believe I am going to check them closely before I start pinning. If they are off a bit, I might slice off a smidgen.
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    Boston - Wow your stitches are lovely. If yaou want ta see how the wool quilts ya could buy a small piece & try a few stitches.

    Sorry Dublb, I cannot work with wool as I am allergic. That's okay though, I love the Warm and Natural.
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    I finished my test of this process. I made 8 blocks pretty nondescript just to see if I could do this (fairly easily). My first 2 blocks were set wrong so I just changed the whole layout as wasn't worth ripping. So my test piece is not very pretty... I have a set of sun bonnet sue type blocks that are for a quilt for one of my DIL. I need a QAYG method to join them and was not happy with where I was headed. I believe this will work nicely so I am going to get those all squared up and ready to finish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boston1954 View Post
    Boston - Wow your stitches are lovely. If yaou want ta see how the wool quilts ya could buy a small piece & try a few stitches.

    Sorry Dublb, I cannot work with wool as I am allergic. That's okay though, I love the Warm and Natural.
    Oh yes, stay away from the wool!!!! No allergies allowed!

    Quote Originally Posted by DeneK View Post
    I finished my test of this process. I made 8 blocks pretty nondescript just to see if I could do this (fairly easily). My first 2 blocks were set wrong so I just changed the whole layout as wasn't worth ripping. So my test piece is not very pretty... I have a set of sun bonnet sue type blocks that are for a quilt for one of my DIL. I need a QAYG method to join them and was not happy with where I was headed. I believe this will work nicely so I am going to get those all squared up and ready to finish.
    Your Sue's are gonna be beautiful! I like the first set o' blocks. Bind 'em & call 'em a Table Runner. Done!
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    Well, I have six of the blocks put together. They look okay from a distance, but when you get a bit closer, you can see that they could have lined up a bit better. I hope my sister will not be too critical when she sees it.
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    Anne, no one will notice this unless they are an avid quilter! I think they are just fine, and it is your first time trying this. I have one more row to do and I'll have mine together too! I love your Christmas prints, so cute!
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    Anyone have the answer on how we can tell which side of the W & N is the scrim side, and whether we put that to the backing or towards the top of our quilt???
    Sue

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    The quilts are all beautiful. I have a problem . I wanted to add more blocks to the center that we started in QAYG. My blocks were 9" square. So, I had smaller blocks and I have carefully measured each block to be 9" squares. I have done everything step by step as I first did. They have been quilted and the sashing has been added. Now when I try to align the sashings, the center blocks are smaller and the sashings do not match. What can I do? HELP, PLEASE!!!!!

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