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    #16
    Month 1 finished. Those tiny pieces definitely challenged my attention to detail and accuracy!! I chose to go into my stash for the stems. For the star points, I found that stitching just a needle width away from the drawn line made the edges come out right. I also love using the "Alex method" for machine applique using stitch 1329 with a few tweaks to balance, width, length and tension.

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      #17
      Originally posted by donnamc View Post
      Month 1 finished. Those tiny pieces definitely challenged my attention to detail and accuracy!! I chose to go into my stash for the stems. For the star points, I found that stitching just a needle width away from the drawn line made the edges come out right. I also love using the "Alex method" for machine applique using stitch 1329 with a few tweaks to balance, width, length and tension.
      Great job, Donna! You are correct about how to sew those squares that have to fold over be fill the outer corner.

      Alex's great description of machine applique is my go-to method also.

      Small piecing still uses the same 1/4" seam allowance. We just get spooked the pieces start out so small.
      Barbara Black
      Huntsville AL
      https://bbquiltmaker.blogspot.com
      "I am a part of all that I have met." A. Lord Tennyson

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        #18
        Got my little house done and my quilt's mascot is all moved in to her little house. I'm still undecided about what color the bias tape will be, so haven't done the outer portion yet. But I'm in love with my little house.
        Ellen Lindow
        Plant City, FL

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        • commented
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          Love the mascot in the doorway! So creative!

        • Susan M. commented
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          That bear is too cute!

        #19
        Catherine
        I am having SEW much fun !

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          I am commenting on my own submission because all of my explantion didn't show up! My avatar and name don't post either??!!
          I like that my chimney came out a little lopsided. I like the whimsy. I will embroider smoke coming out when finishing the quilt. My photos will look like the quilt pictures because I got into this BOM because of the fabric kit reveal. Loved the fabrics and then the quilt when it was revealed. I do love seeing the photos of the many who chose their own fabrics. So much fun to see how different it will look.
          My stem here is my practice using the Whisperlite product and turning tool from Thistledown and Company. She has a teaching video. This was very easy and results in beautiful 1/4 stems.
          I have never done a BOM and will learn much from this experience. Really enjoying it!!
          Catherine

        • NinaMarie commented
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          Hi Catherine, Your House looks great! I am new to the forum too and my avatar and name weren't showing properly either. I had all my settings set properly within the forum settings too. If it continues, I highly suggest you do a ticket and have them look into it. Justin was a huge help!
          Last edited by NinaMarie; 01-06-2023, 06:43 PM.

        #20
        Originally posted by [email protected] View Post
        I am commenting on my own submission because all of my explantion didn't show up! My avatar and name don't post either??!!
        Catherine
        Try this: on your name section, on the left here, click on the group icon—people silhouettes. This should bring up your Profile Sidebar. At the bottom it days EDIT SETTINGS. Click on that and then Account Settings. Scroll down see the options to Show Avatar and Show Signature. Turn those options on. If you haven’t created an Avatar or signature, do that on your Profile that you find under My Dashboard, on the upper bar, on the far right.

        I will show this tomorrow on the Live.
        Barbara Black
        Huntsville AL
        https://bbquiltmaker.blogspot.com
        "I am a part of all that I have met." A. Lord Tennyson

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          #21
          Month one fun!

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          • Marilyn M. commented
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            Beautiful fabric selection!

          #22
          Homeward Bound After Dark. Last year a quilter on the forum named his quilt Garden Party after Dark. I just loved that
          idea for a name for a quilt with a black background, so this year I am borrowing his idea to be Homeward Bound After Dark.
          I drafted the house in EQ8 and then decided I really needed to use up a ton of scraps from my BOM of Color My World, It was
          flannel.
          So right now I plan to do that. Not that I might not make two of this BOM and use one for a gift. I have two other BOMs I am also
          doing so we will see if I can keep up. Since flannel gets a little bulky with tiny pieces, I decided to do raw edge applique for
          month one on a whole cloth concept for the house and holly hock blocks. HelenW

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          • NinaMarie commented
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            Ohhhh I love your after dark version! I'm using a dark background too but a dark, dark eggplant...'cause ya know...everyone needs a little dark purple in their life

          • Helen W. commented
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            NinaMarie, It will be fun to watch how your dark eggplant will progress. So much fun!!! HelenW

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            Details in windows and door to be added later.

          • Carol G. commented
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            Very nice. Love the dots

          • Helen W. commented
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            Love your red with black dot fabric. If you feel that you could use a little more contrast on the yellow house with white windows,
            you could use black embroidery thread to outline the house outlines and it would coordinate with the black dots. If you click on my house
            image you can see a twisted thread stitch technique that Ricky Tims taught in a show back about 8 or so years ago.It is great for making a defined pretty stitch around the edge of applique, or I also use it on the seam lines in blocks some times. HelenW

          #24
          I'm thinking this will be the only month where I am finished within the same month. I am using the kit fabrics rather than my own as I've never used Tula Pink fabrics before & this kit looked very cheery. The only fabric of my own is the batik fabric for the stems as I did not want to wait for my package to show up with the other green fabrics. I did go buy more thread this week to match the colors of various fabrics in preparation for machine applique. Mostly I have colors that match clothing I've made plus beige and gray for piecing. I don't think black, navy & forest green threads are the best matches & now I have quite the colorful collection. I didn't realize all my sewing supplies showed up quite so well when I took the photo. Sorry about that.

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            #25
            My first attempt to load a photo! Did it work?

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            • Barbara B. commented
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              Yes, it did!

            #26
            What a great start to this BOM! I have had the house done for some time and just letting it marinate trying to decide on star fabric. I was leaning to purple solid and even different color star points like Tula Pink. So went thru some of my precut blocks, found a pink with wiggle stripes but not enough fabric. Then I found this print and let it sit for a bit and thought this is the one. It has more of a peach color than the picture.

            Thanks Barbara for the “tip” during the Facebook Live….I was planning on tackling Sarah’s binding technique as I got my Hera marker and got my green fabric. So will tackle that in upcoming weeks.

            Looking forward to Month 2
            Linda H
            Happy Quilting 

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              #27
              I am so excited and loving this so far! This is my first BOM from TQS and I think I might try my hand again at needle turn.

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                #28
                I struggled all day yesterday to piece this house so last night I drew a paper pieced pattern as suggested. Today I finished the house portion with no problem! I had no difficulty making the stems but will set it all aside to wait for next month's instruction.
                Last edited by Patricia M.; 01-08-2023, 06:40 PM.
                  Patricia McLaughlin

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                  #29
                  I am going scrappy with mine . I have a few FQ bundles of Kim Diehl fabrics that I hope will be enough. I may have to get some more background fabric .

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                  • NinaMarie commented
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                    I like the background fabric. It gives it a LOT of movement!

                  #30
                  Month 1. I'm using all scraps and stash fabrics, except for the background, which is Moda Essential Dots.

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                  • Helen W. commented
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                    Anina, Love your choice of colors. HelenW

                  • brigitte.wieser commented
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                    What a bright and sunny look !
                    I really like

                  • Cherie D. commented
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                    poka dot background fabric looks very nice.

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