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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.
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TOPIC: Month Six—Appliqué the bottom border

Re: Month Six—Appliqué the bottom border 12 Aug 2013 19:31 #108397

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I have finally posted a picture of my border. I'm doing the hand appliqué method so it has taken me some time. I uploaded the center section to the show and tell area. Thanks Margo for the idea of the gold paper. Made a big difference.

Denise
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Re: Month Six—Appliqué the bottom border 14 Jun 2013 10:27 #105014

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Thanks, Gail and Denise!

I wish I had thought of making stencils last year when I was doing a Jacobean BOM through my local quilt store. I spent hours (literally) measuring and moving and resetting and occasionally swearing, and finally reached a state of nirvana-it's-good-enough. If I had stitched the patterns, it would have reduced a couple of hours on each block to maybe 15 minutes. That one was all raw-edge, which went fast after I got the placement accomplished.

Of course, the Jacobean is waiting on me to quilt it, but by golly it's all assembled. :)

Barb in Alabama
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Re: Month Six—Appliqué the bottom border 14 Jun 2013 05:57 #105007

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I may have to re-visit that pounce method. I bought all the stuff buy have never been very successful with the results on just regular stencils never mind the paper. My husband is a sign man and has used this method for years when doing fine hand lettering.

It looks quite beautiful regardless.

denise
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Re: Month Six—Appliqué the bottom border 14 Jun 2013 00:23 #104998

Makes for a very pretty pic Barb....love your pounce idea too, makes it look very accurate for placement of the many and varied pieces to be attached to the border. :D
Gail, Far North Queensland, Australia
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Re: Month Six—Appliqué the bottom border 13 Jun 2013 10:56 #104965

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Thank you, Rita! I would LOVE LOVE to visit Ireland and see the Irish flowers. Maybe some day....

Barb
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Re: Month Six—Appliqué the bottom border 13 Jun 2013 10:54 #104964

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Thanks, Margo! I was kind of dreading stitching the pattern, but it took maybe 20 minutes and I know it saved me a lot of time in the long run. (Not to mention the benefit of avoiding the aggravation factor involved in getting the placement just right :wink: )

Barb in Alabama
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Re: Month Six—Appliqué the bottom border 13 Jun 2013 10:44 #104963

It looks really great Barb - very neat and tidy. They must be Irish flowers in those colours. :D
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Re: Month Six—Appliqué the bottom border 13 Jun 2013 10:35 #104961

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Good job Barb!! And I LUV your perforate/pounce method for transferring the pattern! :D

There are no quilt police allowed here, so your leaves can be any color you want them to be!! :lol:


It's Not What You Gather, But What You Scatter
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Re: Month Six—Appliqué the bottom border 13 Jun 2013 10:13 #104959

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Just reporting in.

I decided to stay with turned-edge applique for the whole quilt so have spent the first half of June doing the Stable Stuff / template / glue / orange stick routine. Oh, also doing the circles - now a piece of cake, thanks to Margo!

I again stitched the pattern without thread to create a stencil and then pounced chalk through it onto the border strip for an accurate layout. Well, there was a slight cat-related incident that meant I had to dust off a portion of the chalk and re-position the stencil. :) But it all worked out (doesn't it always when you have cats in the sewing room?), and I have completed glue-basting and then doing a quick thread-baste on the pieces, all ready to finish the applique stitching.

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The 1/2-inch vine works for me, except for the short pieces. I just now saw the separate post on making 3/8-inch binding from our 1-inch strips and will give that a shot, with the hope of switching out the short pieces.

So my 2 glaring errors for this month (which I will leave in, because I am not perfect and so my quilts contain that imperfection as a reflection of me) are: (1) somehow I missed that the small pairs of leaves are both light and dark - mine are both dark; and (2) one of the smaller tulips slipped slightly when I was doing the inner applique before glue-basting the piece to the border.

Of course, that doesn't account for all my not-yet-noticed errors, but I'm not looking too closely hah.

So much fun - I can't even begin to say how much!


Barb in Alabama
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Re: Month Six—Appliqué the bottom border 05 Jun 2013 13:24 #104670

:D :D :D
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Re: Month Six—Appliqué the bottom border 05 Jun 2013 13:23 #104669

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idaho wrote:
:D :D :D Don't cha just love an excuse to go shoppin' ?! :roll:


Need a LIKE button!! :lol: :lol: :lol:


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Re: Month Six—Appliqué the bottom border 05 Jun 2013 12:53 #104668

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:D :D :D Don't cha just love an excuse to go shoppin' ?! :roll:
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Re: Month Six—Appliqué the bottom border 05 Jun 2013 12:40 #104667

I got new fabric today for the bias stems so I can use the rest of what is left of the darker fabric to make bigger leaves.
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Re: Month Six—Appliqué the bottom border 05 Jun 2013 10:37 #104664

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I agree with Marilyn. Chunkier leaves and more of them. I like the 1/2" wide stem, and the bias tape maker makes that part go really fast.
I found that I didn't need to join my cut stems, but could work with the shorter lengths as we were instructed to cut them, and just had the raw ends tucked under the flowers.


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