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Thread: Orphaned Blocks QAYG Challenge

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    OH! JudyG that's absolutely stunnin'!
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    JudyG, your quilt is beautiful.
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    Judy--great quilting! I still do mostly SITD even when doing QAYG...might have to try a little more meandering after seeing how nice this looks!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JudyG View Post
    I have decided that this is the way to go if I want to have decent looking quilts but don't want to have to pay a longarmer to quilt them. I have tried and tried and just am not good at working with large quilts in my machine. It is so much easier just to work with individual blocks. Here is my latest I have done in QAYG. I absolutely love this quilt. It was so easy to do and I think it came out really good.Attachment 404490Attachment 404491
    Awesome Quilt Judy thanks for sharing .
    Have an awesome day!

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    Here is an update on the QAYG project Im working on. Soon as I finish the piecing I will have to go into town and pick up the batting and backing. Then I will be ready to start the QAYG process on this top.

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    The pieces on the left is a separate QAYG upcoming project.
    Have an awesome day!

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    Isn't it just gonna be wonderful?
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    Your quilt is going to be very pretty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeePatti View Post
    Oh, I really want to master this! It is so much easier to work on a block, then join it to another block. My biggest problem is in the joining...figuring out how to make the back look as nice as the front.

    Thank you for taking this on! I will try to participate as much as I can.
    When I learned QAYG several years, it has really helped me get more done. PLUS.....I love making 2-sided quilts now. People will say the back is just as pretty as the front. I sometimes just use leftover fabrics or scraps / FQs or fabrics I know I don't really want to work with anymore and put these on the back. Really helps with busting the stash.

    I mostly work on individual blocks and put them together but this limits pattern selection a little.

    I'm starting to tackle patterns that need to be put together as a complete top to see the pattern (if that makes sense) so these get quilted in rows then put together ..... kind of like "flip and sew". I think Jenniky shared one of these methods previously.

    Enjoy the learning process of QAYG. Once you master it, you'll love it !!
    Life's More Fun with a Doxie !!
    ​Have a Great Day !
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    Looking forward to learning a new technique Jenniky. Love your latest design.
    Life's More Fun with a Doxie !!
    ​Have a Great Day !
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    Happy Easter everyone. Enjoying Easter weekend... back to work on Quilting next week. Taking me a lot longer to prep this tutorial than the others I've done so bare with me.
    Have an awesome day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenniky View Post
    Happy Easter everyone. Enjoying Easter weekend... back to work on Quilting next week. Taking me a lot longer to prep this tutorial than the others I've done so bare with me.
    I'm so glad to see you after the winter craziness! I will follow along as can do. I love your top! And I love the gorgeous black and white finished quilt!
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    Just and update. Im still working on piecing the top for the tut. I ran out of materials to make the quilt top design I had planned so Im working on shifting the pieces now to make a one row smaller quilt using what I have available. Definitely need a cheering section as I move along on this project. Definitely not as fun as the first QAYG tutorial. Guess I best get to it this morning..
    Have an awesome day!

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    Oh Jenni! It is so frustrating when you have a plan and things don't work out the way you want. We are looking forward to what you have for us to learn. When you are ready to post, we will be waiting!

    Hugs!

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    Go Jenni, go jenni, gojenni, gojennigojennigojenni! Ya can do it.
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    Jenni, you can do it. Slow and steady wins the race.

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    Thank you Thank you ....Carriem, Dublb, and Ssnare. Put my frustration on the shelf and pulled out another top I have been working on and off on. Will post a picture later today. I just need to sew the final rows together and the top is finished so will put me back on track for preparation and actually starting to machine quilt the first section .
    Have an awesome day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenniky View Post
    Thank you Thank you ....Carriem, Dublb, and Ssnare. Put my frustration on the shelf and pulled out another top I have been working on and off on. Will post a picture later today. I just need to sew the final rows together and the top is finished so will put me back on track for preparation and actually starting to machine quilt the first section .
    A great way ta regroup! I'm goin' ta Brady so I'll check back here after we git back.
    Bev
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    First Posting of QAYG Spring Project.

    First Posting of QAYG Spring Project.

    I completed piecing the rows on my substitute top for this project. I hung the backing on the wall first and smoothed completely. Then I hung the batting and likewise smoothed it completely. Then I hung the top smoothing completely thus creating a sandwiched quilt. Using a hand quilting thread you can see in the picture I am hand basting the mid section of the quilt sandwich with large stitches zig zagging up then back down the center. This will stabilize the mid section of the quilt when I take it down off the wall.

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    When I am finished basting this mid section I will then carefully bring the quilt off the wall and fold back the outer sections top and bottom allowing me to cut off the end sections of the batting layer only. This will allow me to fold the outer portions tightly and pin them out of the way making it easier to maneuver the mid section of this large quilt on my small standard sewing machine. Once I have finished quilting the mid section I can either reattach the outer section of the batting I removed previous by hand stitching or using a heat bond made for joining batting pieces. Then after smoothing out and hand basting the first outer section I can again minimize by folding and pinning the other sections of the quilt enabling me to work freely on the second section. Finally I will reattach the third section and after hand basting it and pinning the other sections I am ready to quilt the final section of the top.

    If you are using a low loft batting it is feasibly possibly to quilt your sections without removing the batting. It really depends on what you are comfortable with and IMHO the intricacy and movement required for your quilting patterns. Will post more pictures as I complete the quilting on the sections.

    Just a note:

    So far I have found that the first QAYG process I shared at the beginning of this thread to be the easiest for making large quilts on a standard size sewing machine. I know I have learned so much about QAYG hosting this thread. There are other variations of QAYG then I have covered in this thread; however I have not been able to get my head around some of the concepts with the free tutorials provided. What's coming next?

    Yup, you guessed it. This will be my last project for this thread. This 2013 I am going to focus more on just the quilt tops. There are so many patterns I have yet to make. LOL I'm ready to leave the quilting aspect to the Long Arm Quilters this year and focus on just piecing.

    Hugs all around Ladies will post more pictures as I complete this project.
    Have an awesome day!

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    Sewing Your quilt in divided batting sections.

    With the quilt off the wall I cut the batting from each side of the center..
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    Now I rolled both sides inward tightly without batting adding to the bulk I can easily maneuver it in the machine to stipple the center of the quilt.

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    Once I finished stippling the center I was then ready to insert and outside batting. As I stated before you can either hand baste the batting back together or use a heat bond designed for joining batting. As you can see I hand basted mine.

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    Then it was back to quilting first one side then I did the above step again to the other side and completed the quilting.

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    Now at this point If I wanted to make this quilt larger I could use the technique from the second QAYG tutorial to add a quilted border all around this small quilt.
    Have an awesome day!

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    Oh, Jenni! It's just wonderful. You did a wonderful tute w/this one & came up w/a beautiful quilt ta teach us with. You are the best!!
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    I have used this method several times and it works beautifully.

    I love your quilt Jenniky, that is a wonderful pattern. Thank you for all your help. I have learned so much from all your tutes!
    "You have enough quilts made when your soul is filled, your creativity satisfied and your fingers just won't work anymore."

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    Jenniky, thank you once again for your super tutorial! You have done such a fantastic job in showing the QAYG methods! Wonderful! Have fun making tops this year!
    Ronda





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    Thank you my quilting friends. Have an Awesome Day!
    Have an awesome day!

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    JEN...THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!! Yes, I really am screaming it... I spent the month making a queen size (90x108) T-shirt quilt (my first ever, both for type & size) for my grandson who will be graduating in June. I NEVER could have done this if I had not learned that first qayg that you taught. I used the pattern "BQ" by Debbie Bowles (used assorted sports 2 1/2" strips to make the 12 1/2" blocks; decided to do the qayg in 3 sections only because I wanted the back squares (I embroidered them for the story) to kinda float. That made each section 36x90. That section was heavy enough on it's own...by the time I added that last strip I could hardly lift the quilt! I have tennis elbow and a wrist & shoulder problem that came out making the quilt (I guess because it was so heavy). I really must love him! I WILL NEVER MAKE ANOTHER ONE OF THAT SIZE!!! So, again, thank you for the technique.
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    Wow Vicki! That turned out great!!! I like your messages on the back.

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