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In 2010, TQS will treat you to not one, but two Sue Garman Block-of-the-Month quilts! Both quilts--one applique and one pieced--are bright and cheery, sure to be showstoppers on a bed or wall. Once again, Sue will offer lots of instruction and tips along with the patterns. Be ready: This is "the year of quilting" as Sue helps you enliven your quilts with many quilting options.

Don't miss out on the fun and learning available to you through the TQS BOM quilting community. Click here for the fabric requirements so you can be ready when we launch both patterns on January 1, 2010. (Word to the wise: We sold out our 2009 BOM quilts quickly, so be sure to get your 2010 kit(s) early by visiting the TQS Shoppe.) We are very excited to offer you this opportunity and look forward to you seeing your work as the year progresses.

TOPIC: January 2010

02 Jan 2010 07:37 #41738

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To see more pictures, please check out the new BOM SHOW & TELL link. It is located at the bottom of the drop-down menu under BOM.
I've added some that shows Sue's quilting on her original quilts, and it it gorgeous!


It's Not What You Gather, But What You Scatter
That Tells What Kind Of Life You Have Lived !
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02 Jan 2010 03:34 #41731

Margo, I love your neutral quilt! I think the quilt would be beautiful in Ricky's fabric, too. I'm not going to start either quilt right now--I just have too much going, but will download the pattern for the pieced quilt for future reference. Judy in Torrance
P.S. Sue, you've once again designed some beautiful quilts!
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02 Jan 2010 02:31 #41728

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Hi Rondie

I haven't decided if I will do this BOM. I am almost finished the 2009 one (hopefully I'll get it finished today) - and I have a couple of projects I need to get done before I could start it. So I probably will - but I won't be starting it in January.

Karen - Newcastle, NSW
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01 Jan 2010 20:59 #41722

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just an addit to my last post Is there anyone from downunder attempting these quilts I would be interesred to know
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01 Jan 2010 20:57 #41721

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I have decided to do both BOM's as I did not get to do last years. For the Star Crazy I am really going out on a limb and out of my comfort zone. I am going to go into my stash and just pull something out so this will truly be a scappy quilt. I will keep the background neutral but not all the same. this will help reduce my stash and help with the finacial side of life as well. it is also so great to have the expertise of both Sue and Margo. finding TQS last year was the best thing ever. Keep up the good work
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01 Jan 2010 20:54 #41720

Jimmie, Look at Margo's original entry at the beginning of this thread for a link to her wonderful neutral version of this BOM...now I have to consider making two of this quilt (already have the kit, which I love), but also love the neutral version.....I REALLY need to retire so I can spend more time quilting! :) Nancy
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01 Jan 2010 20:31 #41718

WHERE CAN YOU SEE A PICTURE OF MARGO'S NEUTRAL QUILT. IS IT THE HUGS AND KISSES QUILT? I WENT TO HER PROFILE AND I DID NOT SEE IT. JIMMIE
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Star Crazy 01 Jan 2010 17:48 #41709

Margo: Your neutal quilt is stunning! I was so glad to see that you used a variety of background fabrics, as I was considering doing this, and was not sure about how it would look. Good Job! :wink:
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May give it a try..... 01 Jan 2010 12:31 #41701

I'm thinking I'd like to try this with jewel tones on an indigo background. I've got all the fabrics for another quilt I had planned about three years ago, but I have to accept now that I'm just not going to make that one! I was looking for something to make for the new year, and this BOM looks easy and fun! :D
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01 Jan 2010 10:35 #41696

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Thanks for the kudos everyone!

Lou, I was on a short timetable to get mine done, but it's an easy project if you just do the amounts that Sue sets up for us to do each month.

Jan, these are great projects to work up for your Grands!

Cathy, Diane gave you good advice! A confident beginner can absolutely do this quilt, and when you get finished you will be a confident intermediate! :wink:
Find a method that works for you. Maybe Sue's paper piecing, or my starched method, or something else that you enjoy.
The most important thing to remember is that this quilt has a LOT of pieces, but if you measure, cut, stitch, and press PRECISELY it will all come together. ALWAYS CHECK THE MEASUREMENTS OF EACH FINISHED BLOCK! If it's not what Sue's directions say it should be, find out why it's wrong and correct your technique before you go on. You might want to take my seam allowance "test" before you get started! It definitely makes a difference!
Test your seam allowance here:
http://good-times.webshots.com/album/569415726bHNKHF

Barbara, after seeing Libby Lehman's video, I've started using a regular (narrow) zig-zag for machine applique. Like she says, the blind hem stitch (which I had used until then) has several stitches that don't do anything to hold the applique in place. The zig-zag just makes more sense! I often use a monofiliment (I've had good luck with YLI brand, and Superior's MonoPoly) or a very fine thread that matches the applique fabric.

Good luck, everyone! I can't wait to see what everyone does.


It's Not What You Gather, But What You Scatter
That Tells What Kind Of Life You Have Lived !
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01 Jan 2010 10:15 #41694

Margo, what a fantastic tutorial you provided! I don't have time to do this right now but I sure want to.

One question: did you use a basic zig-zag stitch? It appears so but I wasn't sure.

This would be a great way to practice with my new machine--maybe I'll be ready after tax-season.

Thanks for all you for our wonderful community!

Barbara

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01 Jan 2010 10:01 #41691

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ccivis wrote:
I love the neutrals!! Do you think a slightly confident beginner would be able to do this one? I love it and certainly want to give it a try but if I should I could follow along and finish it once I have more experience.

I would go for it if I were you. The only way you can improve and get experience is by doing. From what I can see on this quilt, the stars are made up of half square triangles. If you know how to make them, you can make this quilt. If you don't know how to make them, you will know how after you have finished this quilt.

Diane in Colorado Springs
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01 Jan 2010 08:35 #41686

I love the neutrals!! Do you think a slightly confident beginner would be able to do this one? I love it and certainly want to give it a try but if I should I could follow along and finish it once I have more experience.
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01 Jan 2010 03:49 #41676

I'm getting quite ambitious and am going to try both of them. I have four grandchildren in their teens and decided to start making wedding quilts now when - I hope - there's no rush. Jan
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