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Introducing the 2013 TQS Block of the Month designed by Sue Nickels and Pat Holly! It's called "TWO OF US" and was created by the two of them. The quilt measures 79" x 79" and was completed just in time for Houston.

TOPIC: Month two

Re: Month two 27 Feb 2013 09:32 #98079

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I just LOVE getting up in the morning laughing with my TQS friends. Don't worry Carol, I suffer from "leanings" too, as I'll bet a lot of folks here do. It's readily apparent when I have quilted too long, sat in front of my computer for hours, or walked for 3 days at a quilt show. I just didn't know there was a name for it :D :lol:
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Re: Month two 27 Feb 2013 07:47 #98070

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:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Month two 27 Feb 2013 07:32 #98069

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Month two 27 Feb 2013 07:15 #98067

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Perhaps she has 'leanings'....


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Re: Month two 27 Feb 2013 05:28 #98063

:lol: :lol:
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Re: Month two 26 Feb 2013 20:22 #98057

:D Yuk Yuk, you never know
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Re: Month two 26 Feb 2013 15:55 #98046

Carol, I am wondering if doing the striplate method has tilted you at an angle permanently? :lol:
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Re: Month two 26 Feb 2013 14:20 #98036

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suehenyon wrote:
CZALON wrote:
Finished Month two with striplate piecing. :D
Yeah! And what do you think? Will you use that technique again? If so, will you do a class for us? :D :D :D

Susan, I don't know if you are aware, or if it will be of any help to you, but there is a PDF posted in my classroom with instructions that explain some of the things I learned when I tried the Striplate method.

http://www.thequiltshow.com/os/images/lessons/3/1293/1293_two_of_us_2013_striplate_supplement.pdf


It's Not What You Gather, But What You Scatter
That Tells What Kind Of Life You Have Lived !
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Re: Month two 26 Feb 2013 10:14 #98031

Dear Sue,

It is quite a leap to suggest I could teach a class in striplate piecing. I also am comfortable with paper piecing and like the perfect result. For paper piecing, my samples would be perfect at every step. Now in striplate piecing, I have achieved good enough results -- perfect some of the time and good enough most of the time. Sewing the jagged sashing to the green and red-orange stripes, I can get the green points to show 97%, but my points are often not just showing but above the stripes 95% of the time. I am very happy, however, and getting better at getting them closer to the stripes.

I checked out your quilt gallery and love your quilts.

Carol
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Re: Month two 26 Feb 2013 08:40 #98027

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CZALON wrote:
Finished Month two with striplate piecing. :D
Yeah! And what do you think? Will you use that technique again? If so, will you do a class for us? :D :D :D
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Re: Month two 26 Feb 2013 05:50 #98023

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Thanks, Margo - very interesting! Now I at least know what I am looking for.

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Re: Month two 24 Feb 2013 20:37 #97987

Finished Month two with striplate piecing. :D
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Re: Month two 24 Feb 2013 07:30 #97942

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BethMI wrote:
BTW, I was unable to find any Sta Flo powdered starch at Wal Mart around here (a suburb of Detroit). I guess starching is a lost art.

BethMI

Sta Flo is not a powdered starch....it is liquid and comes in a jug.

4057_Sta_Flo.jpg


You can order it on line: http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://i.walmartimages.com/i/p/00/02/42/00/13/0002420013103_500X500.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.walmart.com/ip/Sta-Flo-Liquid-Starch-64-fl-oz/15028887&h=500&w=500&sz=57&tbnid=BeFDsFrt82Tu2M:&tbnh=90&tbnw=90&zoom=1&usg=__7J9DRsvkg5PCRFc9I4yYgYCQ4B0=&docid=vjNBbFxfw7hhuM&hl=en&sa=X&ei=CxQqUcitCYTY9AT5pIGgBw&sqi=2&ved=0CFoQ9QEwBA&dur=3642

(It appears that it is not available on line from WalMart right now, but if you Google STA FLO, there are other suppliers.)

Check out this video from the manufacturer: http://www.staflostarch.com/

It explains why marks easily wash away on starched fabric. I've even marked an entire baby sized whole-cloth quilt with a graphite pencil (before I knew it may not come out) but because the fabric had been heavily starched, the marks all came out in the wash!


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Re: Month two 24 Feb 2013 07:16 #97940

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BTW, I was unable to find any Sta Flo powdered starch at Wal Mart around here (a suburb of Detroit). I guess starching is a lost art.

BethMI
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