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MNnancy replied on Wed, Jun 6 2012 9:56 PM

Is everyone remembering to post a picture of their completed MQ6 top in the thread specified for viewer's choice voting?  (Groups - MQ6 - Discussions - Post pictures here...)

 http://www.quiltersclubofamerica.com/groups/mystery_quilt_6_-_bittersweet/forum/t/33416.aspx?PageIndex=1

For instance, I don't see MMM's or J_Line's there yet.


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thank you Dara for liking my cornerstones!

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Thank You Chris!

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Hi Marie, i did 12.5 inch strips for the Sailboat for Andy Quilt which I posted on 6/4, sewed 2 strips together, and cut out five, 2.5" wide strips. There were left overs but i just sewed them up too and got a great variation.

Good luck! Its pretty fast!

 

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Marie replied on Thu, Jun 7 2012 8:34 AM

MNnancy:
I looked back over the last ten pages THREE TIMES,

Nancy, thank you for going to all that trouble for me.  If I decide to do this using the strip piece method  will Karen's measurement of 5.25 make the correct size finished block?  Can't quite get my head wrapped around the figures.  Seems 1/4" is missing??????

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Marie replied on Thu, Jun 7 2012 8:41 AM

Janet Hanley:
i did 12.5 inch strips
 
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and cut out five, 2.5" wide strips.

Janet, it's probably too early in the day and lack of coffee that's making me quite confused.  My normal state BTW!  : )  Could you explain further?

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Elizabeth replied on Thu, Jun 7 2012 11:42 PM

Susie:

The blues are very pretty Susie.

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didash replied on Fri, Jun 8 2012 12:14 AM

Well it's Friday already, so no more quilting for the next couple of days :(   I decided I would post my MQ now since I'm sure I won't be finished the quilting and binding by the deadline - doing it on a small machine is a challenge!

Here's the quilt so far:

Below is one of the 16 patches quilted - my first attempt at FMQ...I need lots more practice!  It's hard to see, but it is a butterfly.  The second photo is how I decided to deal with my "poofy" problem...going over the seams with decorative stitching on all the X blocks - alternating between a leafy stitch and a twiggy stitch.

                     

Overall, I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out - especially since it is only the second quilt I've made and my first MQ! It has been a really fun process and a great learning experience!  Thank you again to all who gave help and support - especially when I had my meltdown after putting the X's together and was ready to quit! 

No, this quilt will not be entered for Viewer's Choice - there is nothing special or unique about it...With all the wonderful quilts, I'm having a really tough time deciding on just 1!!!  Someone else mentioned categories. FWIW, I would like to see at least 2 - quilts made according to pattern and a second category for "Variations".

Have a great weekend everyone!

 

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didash replied on Fri, Jun 8 2012 12:21 AM

For anyone interested, here is the completed top (just finished tonight) of the College Days Memories quilt that I'm making for my niece. I wasn't sure about the border fabric when I purchased it, but happy with the end result.

                                          

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I'm pretty excited!! I finally started sewing my step 1!!  Got my 2.5" squares sewn in pairs and ready to sew the 4-patches!!

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Just saw that silverfox asked about my strip piecing.  I cut them 5.25" X 2.5"--when I cut them apart I did have a little less than a quarter left over so I had to make 2 cuts.  I was worried if I had only cut them 5" they might be shy of 2.5" once sewn.  I'd rather have them a little bigger than too small after sewing.  Hope this helps.

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Susie replied on Fri, Jun 8 2012 7:08 AM

didash!  Yes, it is special--a lot of time, effort and love went into creating it.  Please do post it!

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Marie replied on Fri, Jun 8 2012 7:12 AM

Karen, thanks, it does help.

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didash:

  Diane, you absolutely have to post this in Viewer's choice!  It's beautiful.  It doesn't have to be quilted and bound! The top just has to be finished.  You did a wonderful job with color selection.

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Debbie your quilts are beautiful

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