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Thread: Orphaned Blocks QAYG Challenge

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    I did a double wedding ring quilt as you go 9 sections and with 9 blocks in 8 of the sections. They were joined in set of 3 and finally altogether. If I can find my run of photoes making it are they any use to you experiments. I join in cubes on top.
    Finished is better than a UFO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patricia Faye View Post
    Jen, I'm going to join in so I can learn the QAYG techniques. I have lots of paper pieced blocks (in different sizes) from block swaps that I want to put into a quilt & I have the State Star blocks to put together. I think I'll practice on the swaps first then after I feel comfortable will work on the State Stars.

    Here are some of the blocks. I think I have enough to select from and enough in the same sizes to practice on.

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    Jen, thank you for taking the time to put this tutorial together.
    Love your blocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DOTTYMO View Post
    I did a double wedding ring quilt as you go 9 sections and with 9 blocks in 8 of the sections. They were joined in set of 3 and finally altogether. If I can find my run of photoes making it are they any use to you experiments. I join in cubes on top.
    I definitely want ta see your picts. Can ya show us how ya did it?
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    I definitely want to be part of this but here's a dumb question - how do I follow your thread? I have purchased at least 4 books on QAYG and not one of them teaches me the technique.
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    rvsfan - Jennie was doin' this & does have several methods in this thread. Ya just have ta start at the first & scroll till ya see the picts. (Some o' the picts. are from other people showin' what they are gonna QAYG, so ya will have ta keep lookin'.) That is where she explained the several methods. She had ta stop 'cause life got in the way. I'm hoping that she will have the opportunity ta git back ta this when her life steady's out. I too have some blocks that I am doin' QAYG but my life has had it's own hic-up. I'm doin' mine a li'le bit different so I will post picts & explinations. Jenniky's plan was ta do a tute, on all the methods, when she finishes this thread.

    PS This is one o' my favorite threads.
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    might be easier to follow Jenny's blog posts (http://www.quiltingboard.com/blogs/jenniky-24751.html) where all the QAYG stuff has been collected in one place.
    Quote Originally Posted by rvsfan View Post
    I definitely want to be part of this but here's a dumb question - how do I follow your thread? I have purchased at least 4 books on QAYG and not one of them teaches me the technique.
    Liz / Calgary

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    I had forgotten about her blog. LOL
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    This is a photo of some of my orphan blocks. My daughter walked by the board the other day and literally yelled, "This is MY quilt!" She wants to redo her bedroom in black/white/red with just a touch of turquoise. These are all the orphans, but I have more of the same fabrics in my scraps, but am thinking about incorporating more blk/white/red prints and I am also trying to decide how to add the turquoise. Any suggestions?
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    If ya are goin' ta do this QAYG the joinin' strips could be turquoise. You're doin' great! I bet it'll be purdy!
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    Since you have to make plenty of other blocks and partial blocks yet, you can easily add in the turquoise with those. I only see 4 whole blocks with no turquoise, so if you make at least that many, or maybe one more or one less blocks that are mostly turquoise with only black, that will balance out the 4 without turquoise. The rest can be a blend of all sorts like the partials you already have there. I think this will be a stunning quilt when you are finished!
    I think I would, IMHO, find a fabric for the turq. like the red, and stick with that, using it as sparsely as the red overall. But would like to see some blocks with strips of both red and turq. in them. I think I would use one of the black fabrics for the QAYG strips rather than the red or turq.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dublb View Post
    If ya are goin' ta do this QAYG the joinin' strips could be turquoise. You're doin' great! I bet it'll be purdy!
    I agree with dublb the turquoise joinin strips would make your orphan blocks pop.. IMHO
    Have an awesome day!

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    I found another stack of orphans and some strips I had made out of the black/white/red, so I am busy making additional blocks. I still haven't decided on a final setting, maybe the large HSTs as borders around the crazy log cabins. I like the thin turquoise between the HSTs, may add a flange or thin turquoise border around the log cabin center.
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    Wildyard, I like your idea of adding just a touch of the turquoise in some of the crazy blocks, going to go make some right now.

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    Oh my! that li'le bit o' turquoise just pops! Keep addin' it!
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    Very neat use of the colors.
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    Getting ready to sew the middle blocks together so that I can figure out if the HST blocks are approx the right size. Wish me luck.
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    Good luck. It looks AWESOME so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pollyjvan9 View Post
    Getting ready to sew the middle blocks together so that I can figure out if the HST blocks are approx the right size. Wish me luck.
    Ya go girl! It's lookin' good.
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    Ok I have a big question here. I have read thru this but still not sure if what I started months ago before this was available will work. So hope some of you experienced QAYGers can tell me if I'm on the right track or not.

    I am trying black fleece as dual purpose backing/batting and thinking of using black flannel as my narrow strips on the back side. My dilemma is that I want to use wider sashing with cornerstones on the top side. An idea I had (which I don't know whether will work or not) is to do my SID quilting with three sides of the sashing and cornerstones already on the block, then stitch the unsashed edge to the sashed edge of the adjoining block and somehow cover the resulting seam with the flannel sashing strip on the back. Would have to trim fleece very close to seam line. But I'm wondering if that won't still end up being lumpy.

    Can anyone tell me if there is a way to make this work or am I way out in left field?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Didn't have much time to work on my 'Happy Accident' quilt this weekend, but you can see on the left hand side where I am headed with this quilt. My daughter, Heather, loves it and that is all that counts.
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    would love to learn

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    Lookin good Polly!

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    Niiiiiiiice!
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    A little more progress on Heathers quilt. Still making adjustments as I go.
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    It is looking great!!!
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