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Topic: Yet Another Quilt Post: My crazy "million square" quilt  (Read 8612 times)
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« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2006 09:34:00 PM »

That looks like an amazing amount of work - GOOD JOB!

I can't imagine having the patience for that.
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« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2006 08:30:39 PM »

Basically, i just went down the rows so that there was (when I was done) a "box" of quilting around every 4 squares.  So when I quilted it, I just went down every other row.  It was super easy and really fast.
I'm not sure what you mean...did you do the standard "Stitch in the Ditch" to machine quilt it?  I do that a lot because it's so quick!
I've starting cutting/collecting little 1.5" squares to make my own "Postage Stamp" quilt.  That way each block will be 1" after seaming.  So, I understand your pain in piecing this one.  Mine will be handquilted though.  My grandmother, aunt, cousin, and I like to quilt, so I have a quilting bee party in place!  lol.
Nice job!
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« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2006 05:17:30 AM »

Basically, i just went down the rows so that there was (when I was done) a "box" of quilting around every 4 squares.  So when I quilted it, I just went down every other row.  It was super easy and really fast.
I'm not sure what you mean...did you do the standard "Stitch in the Ditch" to machine quilt it?  I do that a lot because it's so quick!
I've starting cutting/collecting little 1.5" squares to make my own "Postage Stamp" quilt.  That way each block will be 1" after seaming.  So, I understand your pain in piecing this one.  Mine will be handquilted though.  My grandmother, aunt, cousin, and I like to quilt, so I have a quilting bee party in place!  lol.
Nice job!

Yep, good old stitch in the ditch.  Good luck with your postage stamp quilt!  You crazy girl, hand piecing it!  I started a grandmother's flower garden quilt a couple years ago (hand piecing it together), but I've sort of lost patience for it.  Maybe sometime I'll start working on it again.
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« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2006 07:27:41 PM »

this is so awesome! great job!  Shocked
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« Reply #14 on: May 29, 2006 02:47:45 PM »

THat is fantastic!
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« Reply #15 on: May 31, 2006 08:53:50 AM »

ok now i want to do that. i've got so much scrap fabric just perfect for this! and i agree, it's really no big thing if the corners don't match up perfectly. it's such a busy quilt (in a good way!) that you don't really notice.

ya know what would be great, doing a swap here with the 1.5 in squares! i've done that on quilting groups before.
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« Reply #16 on: May 31, 2006 09:13:19 AM »

ok now i want to do that. i've got so much scrap fabric just perfect for this! and i agree, it's really no big thing if the corners don't match up perfectly. it's such a busy quilt (in a good way!) that you don't really notice.

ya know what would be great, doing a swap here with the 1.5 in squares! i've done that on quilting groups before.

oh my gosh that sounds like sooo much fun!  In fact, my mom just inherited a TON of fabric (i am talking like 10 milk crates full of fabric) from some lady, and I was searching through it the other day to try to find something, and I was like...that makes me want to make another one of those crazy quilts!  Maybe we could all sew up the 1 inch or 1 1/2 inch or whatever squares into blocks of 4 (or even larger blocks of 16) to make less work for us later when we go to piece the quilts together.
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« Reply #17 on: May 31, 2006 09:19:29 AM »

yeah that sounds great!!! ok i'm excited! we HAVE to do this!  Grin
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« Reply #18 on: June 01, 2006 09:00:12 AM »

A mini-swap sounds like fun - especially if we made up little blocks of 4 squares, then we could send out loads of them because they don't take long to make.  Also, they would be really cheap to post, so we UK quilters could also take part without spending a fortune.  Who knows how to set this up?
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« Reply #19 on: June 03, 2006 07:08:40 PM »

wow that is amazing!! How long did it take you to do?
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