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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 11

Re: Month 11 14 Nov 2013 22:29 #112549

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I took Lorna's advice and checked what I had downloaded. I only had through April. I have caught up now, and have all the pages neatly in a binder. Now if I can only remember to download December's. I don't plan on making the quilt right now, but I like it and plan on it in the future. I will try to keep up with the 2014 BOM. I want to be working along with everyone else them.
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Re: Month 11 14 Nov 2013 13:08 #112532

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Margo, thank you so much! How gorgeous are these fabrics, wow!!


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Re: Month 11 14 Nov 2013 12:14 #112528

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Barblln wrote:
Does anyone know what backing fabric Sue and Pat used on the quilt? This month's instructions reveal it in a couple of the pictures, and it is luscious! It is also something that I would never have thought to use on my own (I am sadly lacking in The Art of Choosing the Backing Fabric, I am discovering).

I love it and would like to find it online to take a closer look. Am hoping it can inspire me to find my own, or if I continue to be a lump on this, maybe I can order it from somewhere.

Anyone know?


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After some research, this is what I've learned:

Ricky said it is from Oodles of Doodles II and it is the "Swirling Swoops" pattern. But he did say any of the 4 patterns from that collection would work great.

https://www.rickytims.com/1739-oodles-of-doodles-ii-nears-release

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Re: Month 11 13 Nov 2013 13:16 #112505

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Does anyone know what backing fabric Sue and Pat used on the quilt? This month's instructions reveal it in a couple of the pictures, and it is luscious! It is also something that I would never have thought to use on my own (I am sadly lacking in The Art of Choosing the Backing Fabric, I am discovering).

I love it and would like to find it online to take a closer look. Am hoping it can inspire me to find my own, or if I continue to be a lump on this, maybe I can order it from somewhere.

Anyone know?


Barb in Alabama
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Re: Month 11 05 Nov 2013 14:44 #112276

Lorna, thanks for the reminder - I have just gone and checked that I had actually downloaded all the months up to now. :D

Connie, thanks for the closeups. I don't think I will be doing the same as Sue so I guess my quilt will have to marinade for a little longer - that is when I finally get around to putting all the pieces together. :D
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Re: Month 11 04 Nov 2013 15:24 #112258

Thanks for the close ups Connie - they really help. I've been looking at my little quilt for a month now and haven't come up with any great "quilt as desired" inspiration. So, since I like what Sue's done, I'm going to follow her suggestions. I just hope I can do tiny little feathers and make them look halfway decent.
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Re: Month 11 03 Nov 2013 22:20 #112254

Thank you so much for the close ups Connie, it is difficult to see just what we are aiming to accomplish in our quilting by just looking at the print out. I need to see it up close and personal, eyes not what they once were :roll:
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Re: Month 11 03 Nov 2013 15:55 #112249

ssgirl wrote:
Thanks for the great tip Connie, this is my first go at a machine appliqué quilt, I usually do needle turn, so very helpful, will double check my appliqué. I'm still on the first border! Also great to see the detailed pictures of the quilting.

And Andre, didn't get to the stores you mentioned in Montreal, but did find a lovely little shop on the Rue St Hubert, called Effiloche. They had a great selection of modern fabrics and lots of yarn. Thanks for your suggestions, will try to get to the outskirts next time.
I should visit Plaza St-hubert soon! I will start a Christmas list... :D

Andrée
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Re: Month 11 03 Nov 2013 14:05 #112247

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Great pictures, Connie. Thanks. That will come in handy.

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Re: Month 11 03 Nov 2013 13:43 #112246

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Thanks for the great tip Connie, this is my first go at a machine appliqué quilt, I usually do needle turn, so very helpful, will double check my appliqué. I'm still on the first border! Also great to see the detailed pictures of the quilting.

And Andre, didn't get to the stores you mentioned in Montreal, but did find a lovely little shop on the Rue St Hubert, called Effiloche. They had a great selection of modern fabrics and lots of yarn. Thanks for your suggestions, will try to get to the outskirts next time.
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Re: Month 11 02 Nov 2013 11:10 #112203

gynconnie wrote:
I have a helpful hint for month 11...proofread your appliqué! I jumped the gun and started my quilting last month, and realized (to my horror!) that I had an appliqué flower that I had not finished blanket stitching. Fortunately, it was in a border, so I did not have to rip out "too much" quilting to get to it. :evil:

Thinking of all the hundreds of appliqué pieces we've put on this quilt, I can easily see how I missed it. Could have saved myself some grief by checking it all BEFORE I basted the quilt. Just sayin'!
Great advice Connie! Thanks!

And thank you for those pictures. Always helpful!

Andrée
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Re: Month 11 02 Nov 2013 09:48 #112199

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And a close-up of the embellished binding...


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Re: Month 11 02 Nov 2013 09:44 #112198

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The 2013 BOM is at the TQS booth in Houston, so here are some photos to supplement Sue's quilting instructions...


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Re: Month 11 02 Nov 2013 08:26 #112196

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I have a helpful hint for month 11...proofread your appliqué! I jumped the gun and started my quilting last month, and realized (to my horror!) that I had an appliqué flower that I had not finished blanket stitching. Fortunately, it was in a border, so I did not have to rip out "too much" quilting to get to it. :evil:

Thinking of all the hundreds of appliqué pieces we've put on this quilt, I can easily see how I missed it. Could have saved myself some grief by checking it all BEFORE I basted the quilt. Just sayin'!


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