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TOPIC: February 2009 BOM done

FEB done 13 Feb 2009 05:25 #32360

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I finally got the camera this morning and uploaded my picture of the latest round. I did find that I made 14 sawtooth star blocks. I guess I got carried away but it really doesn't matter we do have to make 72 of those suckers. So far so good.

As I said at bee the other night, by the time this is done, I'll be a pretty good piecer.

denise

P.S. I updated my profile picture, I don't know what I was doing but it was the day my DD got married. My DH loves this picture, I look either cold or excited, not sure which but at least it's not BLAH like my last one.
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12 Feb 2009 14:57 #32336

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Last night I brought my Feb section to Bee and it was well received. I have 10 of the sawtooth stars done. I promise, if I’m not too tired tonight, I’ll post a picture of everything.

I do love looking at everyone’s work. Even though I bought my fabric from TQS, I did find some in my stash that went well so I’ve added a bit here and there. Loving the process.

denise
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12 Feb 2009 10:18 #32314

I posted my February BOM and celebrated by opening a bottle of Arthur Earl, Viognier. I am really enjoying the process of this quilt and I am looking forward to the March pinwheels.
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11 Feb 2009 02:20 #32235

Sally Collins teaches precision piecing. She just gave us the tip to stitch one or two threads to the right of the drawn diagonal line instead of sewing ON the line so the triangle would flip back accurately. I think that flying geese technique was actually developed by Mary Ellen Hopkins in the 1980's or early '90's.
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09 Feb 2009 10:21 #32157

I'm not familiar w/Sally Collins technique. I just remember Kaye showing us the flying geese w/foundation rectangle back when she had her shop in Carmel Indiana where I worked for her. This was in the late 80's early 90's. Whew! Am I that old!? I loved working for Kaye. She's a "hoot". I say whatever works for each of us is what we should do. geneva
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08 Feb 2009 23:30 #32134

Geneva, I assume you are using the square in a corner of a rectangle technique for your flying geese? A tip I learned this last fall in a Sally Collins' class is to stitch a couple of threads just to the right of your drawn diagonal line so the triangle-star point folds back perfectly. It really works well. Judy in Torrance
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08 Feb 2009 19:53 #32119

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jasheeler wrote:
I referred back to Margo's tutorials several times and began to wonder if the links for your tutorials might be placed in the BOM section?
Thanks Margo for doing those tutorials, they have definitely made a difference.

Jean in a melty Windsor, ON

Thanks, Jean, but since my stuff is not really part of the TQS team, it's probably best just to leave it linked to my profile. They haven't objected to my making frequent references to the link on the forum, and folks who would be interested seem to be able to find it from here.


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08 Feb 2009 19:51 #32118

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Hi there, I'v just posted the February BOM on Show & Tell. Thanks to all the great instructions we've been given it turned out that "all" the measurements are as they are supposed to be. Now on to the Sawtooth stars, and I'll have over 2 weeks to anticipate the March challenge. Love it all. Heidi
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08 Feb 2009 17:55 #32115

I referred back to Margo's tutorials several times and began to wonder if the links for your tutorials might be placed in the BOM section?
Thanks Margo for doing those tutorials, they have definitely made a difference.

Jean in a melty Windsor, ON

Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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Re: Sawtooth flying geese 08 Feb 2009 14:22 #32111

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Hello, I used Margo's flying geese tutorial for my sawtooth stars and loved it! They turned out so nice. I only cut away the star point fabric between the background and outer star point fabric. I learned this from my mentor Kaye England. That way the background is always there to match to the other pieces. Sometimes the star points don't fold up perfectly. (at least mine don't!) It maybe harder to hand quilt through the star points, but I think it's worth it. Thanks Margo! :D

You are quite welcome, Geneva! Kaye's tip about leaving the background is really good. I actually use the background to make sure that my star points are, in fact, the right size and shape before I trim it off. It's always good to double check, but I don't like the extra bulk, so I cut it away.


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Sawtooth flying geese 08 Feb 2009 14:10 #32110

Hello, I used Margo's flying geese tutorial for my sawtooth stars and loved it! They turned out so nice. I only cut away the star point fabric between the background and outer star point fabric. I learned this from my mentor Kaye England. That way the background is always there to match to the other pieces. Sometimes the star points don't fold up perfectly. (at least mine don't!) It maybe harder to hand quilt through the star points, but I think it's worth it. Thanks Margo! :D
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05 Feb 2009 13:04 #31962

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Thanks to Margo for help with choosing feet for a Bernina. I ordered and Qurora PQE yesterday, which should arrive later this week!!

WHOO-HOO!! :D
When you are ready for some more info, check out the Bernina link (on the top left side of the TQS Home Page) to see demos of lots of presser feet that you might want to put on your wish list!


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05 Feb 2009 00:36 #31933

Everyone's stars are so pretty! I did get mine set on point, but I'm still cutting those 1 1/2" segments from the strips for the 4-patches.
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04 Feb 2009 22:40 #31927

I finished up my Feb. BOM and enjoyed it. I found that spraying the sawtooth stars with a light spray of water before the final pressing helped them to lay nice and flat.

I've really loved viewing all the Show & Tell entries. Everyone just did a wonderful job!

Sandy in Phoenix
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