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...)
For instance, I don't see MMM's or J_Line's there yet.
On the banks of the Mississippi River in north central Minnesota (Brainerd lakes area)
thank you Dara for liking my cornerstones!
Thank You Chris!
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!
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??????
Janet Hanley:i did 12.5 inch strips
Janet Hanley: 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?
The blues are very pretty Susie.
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!
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.
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!!
Karen, aka yayaquilts
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.
didash! Yes, it is special--a lot of time, effort and love went into creating it. Please do post it!
Karen, thanks, it does help.
Southwest of San Antonio
Debbie your quilts are beautiful
Tami of Walla Walla, Washington