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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 4

Month 4 10 Apr 2016 17:11 #136816

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Great looking top so far, Peg

As for using a clapper for getting seams nice and flat (smacks hand to head) I really should have remembered that, it is a tool that I was introduced to years ago when I started tailoring and is used to aid pressing garments without scorching them.


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Month 4 10 Apr 2016 10:48 #136809

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I finished month 4. I'm so glad I read forum comments about the gray border before I started as it prepared me to be more careful when cutting and sewing. I made the outer square-in-square borders first to be sure I got to the ending measurement, then cut the gray border 1.25 inches to give me the finished 3/4".
It all worked out OK thanks to the heads up.
FYI- I just got back from MQX (machine quilters expo) where I bought a Clapper- solid wood block that you lay down on top of a seam you've just ironed (steamed or spritzed). Wood absorbs the moisture and weight presses down. Seams come out FLAT! With all the seams in the border for month 4 (and more coming) I'm definitely going to be using my clapper to get a flatter, more finished look.

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love seeing all the sharing and hearing the discussion. this is my first forum ever. Great help.
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Month 4 07 Apr 2016 11:10 #136773

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I know. I think this has been a more challenging round. Looking forward to seeing more as the month rolls on.
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Month 4 07 Apr 2016 11:02 #136772

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Looks great.. Glad to see someone is posting their progress.
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Month 4 07 Apr 2016 10:09 #136770

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Looks great! I love those fussy cut bunnies you've sewn here and there on the 4 sides. And your grey border is perfect too. Thanks for sharing the picture.
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Month 4 06 Apr 2016 21:00 #136768

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Month 4 finished. My grey floating boarder needed to be 3/4" and the entire piece measures 30 1/2" x 30 1/2" from raw edge to raw edge. Happy with the results.
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Month 4 02 Apr 2016 21:30 #136740

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I think the reason for trimming the gray border down after attaching it to the center is so the pieced border will fit well. The gray border is just a floating border that can be cut any width needed to accommodate the pieced border so that it will fit.
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Month 4 02 Apr 2016 20:24 #136739

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Janee, what can I do to help? We can do this if we pull together.
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Month 4 02 Apr 2016 18:51 #136738

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I was so excited about this project at the beginning. Now, I am not a fan of the pattern. Disappointed in the lack of support. I used to love following other people's interpretation of the BOM pattern. I probably won't renew membership this year
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Month 4 02 Apr 2016 17:58 #136737

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Dalialady, your top looks great so far.


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Month 4 02 Apr 2016 16:50 #136735

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Looks good. Your fast.
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Month 4 02 Apr 2016 16:07 #136732

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Just finished Border 3 & 4. The grey border ended up being 3/4" wide finished. I had already precut the borders so I sewed them on and then trimmed. It would have been easier if the correct measurements had been given. Just glad it's done. My center block was 25" square unfinished before adding the grey border.
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Month 4 02 Apr 2016 13:15 #136731

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If the designer meant to have the border be a floating border, wouldn't that fact be in the instructions? I am behind you all and am still working on my center, but I am fearful of continuing pending that correct way to do this so I have the correct dimensions. Is there a Moderator who could help?
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Month 4 02 Apr 2016 11:07 #136728

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Uh oh. Maybe I need to make TWO Rajah quilts--the one I've started in reproduction fabrics and the TQS kit version. Quilting really is addicting.
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