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Thread: Orphaned Blocks QAYG Challenge

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    I have two BOM's from last year that need to be quilted. This sounds like a great way to get that done and learn a new technique too. Thanks for doing this Jenniky!
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    I'm ready. Found ugly fabric squares to practice on. Everything sandwiched. Pics tp follow later.

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    I use the 505 and it doesn't take but a quick swipe for a single block.

    You said to guess the next step, the method I'm using has me baste 1/2 inch around the block with washable thread on the top. It does keep things square and so far I like it.

    I've looked at the current method you're using and I don't know how it would work with setting triangles. I'm planning to sew my on point blocks in a strip before I quilt. Also I'm wondering now you accommodate a wider sashing. Lots of questions....

    BTW...I was raised in Washington state about 2 miles south of British Colombia. Lake Osoyoos was shared by both countries. Then it was so simple to cross the border and shop. Now it takes a passport!

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    I would love to be a part of this group. I have done quilt as you go, it was fun and I would love to learn more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildyard View Post
    Having a fibro week so haven't got a thing done, lol. Will hope to catch up asap tho. I'm following with the reading at least!
    Fellow Fibro sufferer, feel better real soon. I seem to be dealing with more flareups this summer.

    JENNIKY - I could cheat and pull out those Christmas blocks I mentioned and be ahead of the class but I won't LOL
    Will have to see "which" UFO to start on. Thanks for the push!!!
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    Can the back be a thinner cotton?

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    QuiltE - Ooh I like that
    Imho we're all in this together in Quiltdom and no International borders
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    JeanieG - Welcome, We look forward to seeing your blocks
    BeckyPotter - WTG Look forward to seeing your pics.
    Gardnergal - I would love to hear more about this washable thread you mentioned. Also I see where you are headed with your QAYG Strips- definitely and option. Will look forward to seeing pictures as you go so we can discuss the variation of QAYG you are using.
    Carol Ann - Welcome Aboard. We look forward to what you have to share with the group.
    Vickig626 - Getting a UFO completed is never cheating. Christmas or otherwise you start where you want to.


    This morning I had my next tutorial all set up in a Word file ready to post. Some how the file became corrupted and I lost all of it so I have to start over. So will post it directly like the others. LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by ssnare View Post
    Can the back be a thinner cotton?
    I would only cut one and try it on a block. Once you quilt it you can determine if you like the effect. Give yourself maybe an inch and a half extra all the way around the batting for your backing. I will be posting the next step shortly and I cover a little of this info.
    Have an awesome day!

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    Here are pictures of my practice blocks.
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    Quilting the individual blocks, This next step can be considered an extra TIP step. I found this suggested in several different blogs, you tube tutorials, and it is also mentioned in the Craftsy.com quilting class. Quilting Big Quilts on a Small Machine. http://www.craftsy.com/class/Quiltin...all-Machine/51

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    To help me decide what type of design I want to quilt onto my block. I use a 20 x 20 piece of clear Vinyl laid over the square. Make sure it completely covers and at least overlaps the square. I then used a dry erase pen to audition different designs on the block.
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    Here is another image where I was just playing around with design ideas.

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    This is just an extra step that could be very helpful in deciding your quilt design.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ssnare View Post
    Here are pictures of my practice blocks.
    OH Ssnare those are beautiful. You are going to have one lovely quilt when you are done with this project.
    Have an awesome day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vickig626 View Post
    Fellow Fibro sufferer, feel better real soon. I seem to be dealing with more flareups this summer.

    JENNIKY - I could cheat and pull out those Christmas blocks I mentioned and be ahead of the class but I won't LOL
    Will have to see "which" UFO to start on. Thanks for the push!!!
    another fibro sufferer here..... I agree the flares are much worse this year..... it's a effort to even piddle online these days....

    maybe we need a fibro support group here.?

    I'm following this post, but I'm not posting pics or even quilting... pout.. darn fibro....

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    Quilting the Block

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    I decided to use a Cross-Hatching design on my DP9. I used a walker foot for this project because the walker foot is great for quilting long straight lines and geometrical angles. I have also used the walker foot for Echo quilting and making wavy lines. The walker foot is a machine guided attachment with the feed dogs always up to my knowledge. If your design requires more free motion quilting then you will most likely want to use a darning foot aka FMQ foot and your feed dogs would be disengaged (down position). Diamond Grid, Echo Quilting, Stippling, Meandering are just a few other quilting designs that can be used.
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    A great source of information on the Walker foot and Darning foot and also on Quilt Designs can be found in the book pictured. I highly recommend this book to everyone. Especially beginners and intermediates.

    The Quilters Ultimate Visual Guide, From A to Z--- Hundreds of tips and Techniques for Successful Quiltmaking. Ellen Pahl, Editor

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    Here are a few pictures I will share of the back side of my quilted blocks.

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    Have an awesome day!

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    Jenniky, you are doing a fabulous job of showing us ideas. And wouldn't you know it, I have that book but forget I have it all the time. Silly me.

    Here are a few of my 35 Sunbonnet Sue blocks. Ruby (my DGD) is a hot pink lovin' little girl so I am going to border each block with hot pinks prints. I am planning to use your method of planning the layout of the SS because I want them to flow colorwise and then pin their individually picked pink borders, so I also don't have like prints right next to each other. Your system that you showed will work so well for doing this. Not sure I wouldn't have come up with it on my own. Sew, thanks a million... at least!!
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    Linda your Sunbonnet Sues are darling. Im glad I was able to help you remember a very valuable resource you had tucked away. I'll do my best to keep the tips coming.
    Have an awesome day!

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    Hello Jenniky!

    Time for the Olympics host nation to jump in?

    I have a QAYG teapots quilt that I shelved so I could get on with the patriotic quilt I'm working on. By October I hope to be doing the QAYG on the patriotic quilt, then after that picking up the teapots quilt to finish it off. Do I qualify to join you? I'm not planning anything exciting for the quilting. Just getting them done is challenge enough for this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muv View Post
    Hello Jenniky!

    Time for the Olympics host nation to jump in?

    I have a QAYG teapots quilt that I shelved so I could get on with the patriotic quilt I'm working on. By October I hope to be doing the QAYG on the patriotic quilt, then after that picking up the teapots quilt to finish it off. Do I qualify to join you? I'm not planning anything exciting for the quilting. Just getting them done is challenge enough for this year.

    Muv... Plays national fanfare a warm Welcome to the Olympic Host Nation LOL

    Just getting your QAYG done is more than enough reason to join us. I hope you will share with us as you go. I know you like to hold off to the end before posting pictures. Any tips or insights you have into the QAYG techniques and all the variations out there would be greatly received.
    Have an awesome day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluteddi View Post
    another fibro sufferer here..... I agree the flares are much worse this year..... it's a effort to even piddle online these days....

    maybe we need a fibro support group here.?

    I'm following this post, but I'm not posting pics or even quilting... pout.. darn fibro....
    I, too, have fibro and the flares are worse this summer. But I am so glad this thread has been started - it keeps my mind off the fibro while I think about how I want to quilt my blocks! All the practice blocks that have been posted are so pretty! I can't wait to see how they all get quilted.
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    Hello Jenniky,

    I've been following your posts and would like to join too. Just what I need to get back into the sewing room and I've always wanted to learn the QAYG. Thanks for doing this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovelyl View Post
    I, too, have fibro and the flares are worse this summer. But I am so glad this thread has been started - it keeps my mind off the fibro while I think about how I want to quilt my blocks! All the practice blocks that have been posted are so pretty! I can't wait to see how they all get quilted.
    Linda You are very much like me then.. and part of the reason I am hosting this thread is because I suffer from constant back pain that is often disabling. This helps me focus on quilting and the joy of creating instead of focusing on the pain. I hope all of you fibro sufferers can find some distraction from your discomfort/pain here in this thread also.
    Have an awesome day!

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    GGal ... as a Lake Osoyoos-ian that makes you another almost Canuck too!! <clap> <clap> <clap>

    Muv ... Cheers!!! (said in a fully Brit way!) ... what else but a teapot quilt for you, to make it totally British! Hey, that could be entered in the Patriotic thread too! And too, the Jubilee quilt is to be QAYG? Now that was a surprise, I wasn't expecting!

    Jenniky ... I really like how all the nations meet here on the QB for a common interest of Quilting. Kind of like the Olympic spirit, in a sense!! Yes, Muv likes to wait til the end, though she also likes to give us teaser photos while in progress!!

    Welcome!!! one and all that have joined the thread since I last dropped by. There's been some really nice blocks shown that are going to be used for this project as we work along together. I keep remembering some of the different PUPs that I have, and are candidates when I start sewing with you!

    FMQ Foot? ... for those that are Janome users, they offer a FMQ specific foot with three interchangeable feet. My preference is the plastic large cupped foot. It's far nicer to use than the standard Darning Foot. I know it fits my 6600, and several of their other models. Also, another good investment is the blue dot bobbin case to use when FMQing. Til I had these, I abhorred FMQ and was convinced there was no way I would ever "like" it. Now, I'm starting to go beyond liking ... and into the loving stage!

    For non-Janomes, I suspect there may be other possibilities. One that I've read about is a "blue foot" and I think it is a generic foot for several machine. I believe it is somewhat similar to the plastic one I am using with mine.

    Keep going Ladies ... I'm looking forward to cheering as the first QAYG Olympic medals are awared
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    I already messed up. My squares are 9" and I cut the backs 10 1/2" square and a batting square 10 1/2". Should they have been 12"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenniky View Post
    Linda You are very much like me then.. and part of the reason I am hosting this thread is because I suffer from constant back pain that is often disabling. This helps me focus on quilting and the joy of creating instead of focusing on the pain. I hope all of you fibro sufferers can find some distraction from your discomfort/pain here in this thread also.
    You're an excellent Leader Jenniky, for this thread ... and more so for how to "live" rather than "dwell" on the adversities with which we must face.

    We can all learn so much from you!! What a superstar, you are, indeed!

    And what a terrific job you are doing in leading this thread. Very clear and detailed instructions with well researched info. YOu're an amazing woman!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluteddi View Post
    maybe we need a fibro support group here.?
    If you want to try for a group, it would be done thru the General Chit-Chat section of the QB or the Personal Diaries and Announcement section.
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    I found some orphan blocks to adopt...using 6 (they were different sizes so added borders--scrap strips--to make the blocks all 13 1/2"), then cut 6 cream on cream solid blocks (I will use your suggestion, Jen, to do different quilting designs in them). Next will work on basting them together & quilting.
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