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Join us on a new 12-month quilting journey as we bring you a fabulous quilt designed especially for TQS by Sarah Vedeler. Sedona Star is a spectacular medallion quilt that features a beautiful center star surrounded by a charming array of appliqué elements.

Each month we will provide a photo and detailed directions for a portion of the quilt, as well as full-size patterns. Sedona Star finishes at approximately 88” x 88” inches. One version features a total of sixteen different print fabrics, including colorful shades of blue, pink, purple, yellow, red and gold; however, Sarah is providing another alternative color option and instructions for each month as well. Fabric kits for both colorways area available in limited quantities through the TQS Shoppe.

TOPIC: alternate method of applique - month 2

Re: alternate method of applique - month 2 05 Dec 2012 09:36 #93000

I've got all the parts & pieces together except the September's set-in triangles. I had to find extra fabric so .... I would like to try doing the feather pattern for the triangles using Sharon Schamber's domestic trapunto method but a fellow quilter thought that the feathers were too close together to make an effective trapunto quilt pattern. I've never tried to incoporate trapunto into a quilt before and wanted the challenge. I was also worried about getting any accurate piece cut from the traputo fabric. Any suggestions from anyone in cyber land.
I've only been quilting 4 years & this is my first attempt at a BOM. It's been interesting & I have learned alot. Thanks Sarah Vedeller for a great design!
Mona
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Re: alternate method of applique - month 2 11 Apr 2012 09:20 #78836

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Although I have been dabbling in quilting for over 30 years, this year is my first year of doing it seriously, so I am really pretty new too. I was not that happy with my results from Beth Ferrier's method. Maybe I need to practice it some more, but right now I really couldn't make a recommendation one way or the other. The idea, though, is to keep your stitches as invisible as possible.

Happy stitching! :D
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Re: alternate method of applique - month 2 11 Apr 2012 06:31 #78829

thanks for repling. wish I had this layout last weekend. I did use beth's method with ok results. after gluey fingers i twirled the points then cut excess fabric away. I've printed your layout for paper piecing if I attempt this block ever again. question: do you recommend the zig-zag stitch or a blanket stitch when using beth's method? I'm relatively new to quilting - only 3 years. I've set aside this year for some intense learning with this sedona star pattern and baby jane blocks. also hope to learn to machine quilt with home machine. again thanks for replying. it was very helpful. mona
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Re: alternate method of applique - month 2 10 Apr 2012 22:23 #78824

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Mona, I feel your pain! I have been debating this very issue for months! I concluded that it would not be possible to get the sharp points using Beth Ferrier's method of turned applique by machine - I'm guessing that's the method you're referring to. I paper pieced Month 2, which gave me very satisfying points. Otherwise, though, I think I will have to fold and go with fused applique. Looking ahead to the applique months, there are some pretty small teardrop shapes, and I don't think that turned applique by machine method will work well there either. By hand, sure, but it will be difficult to combine with the paper pieced edges.

I have a photo on my blog of a gorgeous fused applique quilt done by another TQS member, Sandy Lawrence. It was also a Sarah Vedeler design, and Sandy won two major prizes for it. It's the quilt that changed my mind! You can see it here: http://www.lakeviewstitching.com/2012/03/time-to-get-over-myself.html

And my paper pieced Month 2 is here: http://www.lakeviewstitching.com/2012/03/paper-piecing-sedona-star-month-2.html

Good luck! :D
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alternate method of applique - month 2 30 Mar 2012 13:06 #78407

I'm not a fan of applique using fusible webbing and top stitching with blanket stitches. Is there an alternative way using wash-away applique sheets & invisible thread. How can I achieve those sharp points? Mona :(
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