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16 April 2010

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April Bowerman

This is quite intruiging! I love the concept and it seems to easy. I too have many quilt tops that never got past that part and they are folded in a storage bin. I imagine that this technique could be done with regular squares, triangles, strips, etc. I just got rid of a ton of small scraps that I could have used for this type of quilt, but did not think they were big enough to do anything with! Shucks!

Susan

I am getting ready to try this however, I too have a question about the "stcitch in the ditch" on my homw sewing machine. Doesn't is get unwieldy to handle? Tips on that would be great! I am new to your blog and can't wait to check out the rest!

Kate

Like "Tee", who commented above, I don't understand how you fit the huge quilt into the machine to do the stitch in the ditch around each block once the blocks are all assembled. Isn't the point of QAYGO to avoid that step? How did you fit it all?

jody deschenes

i absolutely love your finished quilt, and thank you for the technique - i just love it!!! i finally got back to my modified version, which is my very first quilt EVER, and got it halfway machine bound tonight before i broke my needle on a big fat corner, and will have to wait for a new one tomorrow! (nope, no spares!) probably best, as i feel like i have been wrestling with a 20 pound porcupine all evening!! i did all kinds of wacky things, but learned a lot, and it is going to be great in the very end...hopefully tomorrow by this time. thanks so much again!

Kisha

Have you washed this quilt yet? Has the batting seperated at the seams at all?

Tracy Anderson

I am going to try this. I made my first quilt last month. This was something that I've always wanted to learn. My grandmother quilted literally hundreds of quilts for the church, but passed away before I was old enough to want to learn her craft. Thanks to a good friend who is getting me started, and thorough sites like this one, I am finally learning how to make these beautiful creations. THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

Carol Kintigh

I don't understand what you mean by making the decorative circle at the point where the blocks come together. Haven't you already stiched in the ditch where the blocks come together? Why would it need an additional decorative circle? Why isn't the circle in the middle of each block enough? I LOVE LOVE LOVE your scrappy quilt and want to make one for my grandson when he goes to college!!!

Penny

Hi Carol. I'm referring to where the corners of four blocks come together. You don't have to do this step, I was just showing what I had done, it's completely up to you what you do at that point.

Mariana Nortje

Well, you almost persuade me to make a quilt using a machine. Every one of the 35 odd I have made so far has been by hand. Even the quilting Really enjoyed the tutorials.

Mountainrose

I AM LOST. I UNDERSTAND HOW TO DO THE QUILT SQUARES BUT WHEN IT COMES TO PUTTING THE BACKING ON IT IS ALSO IN SQUARES BUT HOW DO YOU PUT THEM TOGETHER. DO YOU JUST PLACE THEM SIDE BY SIDE AND STITCH THEM I DONT WANT TO PUT A ENTIRE BACK ON AS IT DONT FIT UNDER THE MACHINE, IT IS TO HEAVY. I UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING EXCEPT HOW TO PUT THE SQUARES TOGETHER.

Mountainrose

WHAT I MEAN IS HOW DO YOU CONNECT THE SANDWICH SQUARES TOGETHER.

Wendy

This quilt is so beautiful, thanks for such a clear tutorial, I've had the book for awhile but couldn't quite picture how it was done.

Kate

Just found you and this fab QAYG!! Totes going to give it a go! Thanks heaps!

jody

penny!!! i never tire of looking at this quilt!! you know this is the one that got me started quilting - remember i wrote to you about this quilt or modern quilt guilds or something and we realized we were practically next door neighbors?!?!? so weird. and so good! so glad you weren't in the australian outback!! (:

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