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Join us on a TQS exclusive 12-month historic journey recreating the historic Rajah Quilt, sewn by women convicts on board the ship Rajah traveling from England on April 1841 to the penal colony of Van Diemen's Land-now known as Tasmania. The original quilt measured at approximately 128" x 128", but Lessa recreated it in quarter scale with fabrics from her stash. She used many different scraps, imagining that's what might have happened when the original quilt was being made. She followed the colors of the original quilt loosely, and tea dyed fabrics that didn't look old enough. You can obtain the same look with reproduction fabrics, or make a more contemporary-looking version like the one created for TQS.

TOPIC: Month 3

Month 3 21 Mar 2016 13:05 #136586

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DahliaLady,
Bravo! Well Done! and congrats on doing the center square as in pattern- I just didn't have the patience for all those little pieces!
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Month 3 21 Mar 2016 12:32 #136585

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Month 3 is completed. Love the way the machine buttonhole came out.
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Month 3 17 Mar 2016 12:09 #136549

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Wow - MS and Barbara love your choices so far!

Barb :-)
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Month 3 17 Mar 2016 08:32 #136543

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Mshendel's fabric choices are so gorgeous and rich and original! As anticipated, I am a bit bogged down at month 3. I have chosen the reproduction fabrics for my crosses and flowers but still find appliqué very daunting. Does anyone remember where to find a freezer paper "trick" that Alex demonstrated recently? I am also working to finish my grandson's college graduation quilt--pieced maple leaves in batik. Seeing others' progress at this forum is inspiring and reminds me how much I want this finished quilt hanging on my wall. Keep posting those pictures please.
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Month 3 17 Mar 2016 05:37 #136540

I will be doing the same and add to the centre after i have appliqued.

I also cut the flower as one one piece and then added the square and used machine blanket stitch.


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Month 3 14 Mar 2016 15:40 #136507

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Bravo for doing hand appliqué- you did a beautiful job. I like how your petals slightly overlap the seams- pulls it all together.

Love seeing the photos of others work- hoping for more!
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Month 3 14 Mar 2016 12:24 #136504

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Love your color choices. Look great with the center square.
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Month 3 14 Mar 2016 12:09 #136503

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Barbara, I love your center panel! Your applique is beautiful.
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Month 3 14 Mar 2016 10:43 #136502

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Month 3 done--needle-turn applique' of all shapes. I made the crosses in one piece, applique'd in place, then applique'd the square in the center. After the 4 borders were all trimmed to size and added to the center, I applique'd the corner flowers--each of the 6 petals individually then the center circle.

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Month 3 14 Mar 2016 06:32 #136488

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For buttonhole stitch I used auroral 50 in the needle and off-white cone (brand?) in the bobbin. I changed thread color for different crosses often so did the crosses in sets by color ( first blue, then purple, etc.). I did all the center squares in yellow no matter what the fabric color was.
I shortened the width and length of the stitch to make the horizontal and vertical stitches even length.
I did buttonhole stitch by hand for the Month 1 center panel and was worried about how Month 1 and 3 would look together but they are fine. Liking the machine buttonhole more and more for fused appliqué.
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Month 3 13 Mar 2016 14:36 #136474

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The buttonhole looks great. That's what I'm thinking of doing. What thread did you use?
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Month 3 13 Mar 2016 10:31 #136468

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I used WonderUnder heavy duty- still has good hand, not too stiff.
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Month 3 13 Mar 2016 08:13 #136467

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You really did a nice job. Which fusible did you use?
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Month 3 13 Mar 2016 05:44 #136466

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That is looking so good.


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