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Katy25/02/2008 15:08:00
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Popular Patchwork is proud to announce a new Block of the Month garden sampler, starting in the magazine this month. The sample quilt showcases batik fabrics in a variety of glowing colours, to create a delightfully whimsical quilt reminiscent of bright summer days. Based on traditional pieced blocks, the added appliqué touches are fun and easy to incorporate into this imaginative quilt. Barbara Youren McInnis is well known as an inspiring quilting teacher and we hope that by working along block by block quilters of all levels will be able to enjoy the blocks.

The Singing Garden will be perfect for more advanced quilters and those who like a challenge, but quilters of all abilities will enjoy making one or more of the blocks for cushions, a wallhanging or even a lap quilt. Month by month we will complete the 12 feature blocks and pinwheel setting blocks, then assemble them and add the final appliqué touches before finishing and binding this wonderful quilt.

Join in here to show us your progress and help encourage each other month by month with our tales of success or even accidents!

Babs11/03/2008 13:39:00
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Re The Singing Garden Quilt. All blocks should measure 12 ins x 12 ins FINISHED size not UNFINISHED size as stated in the magazine. Thought you ought to know.
Popular Patchwork11/03/2008 15:14:00
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Thanks very much for pointing that out! It's important to get it right, and the great part about the forum is that we can make sure corrections happen asap. We will make certain the next installment in the magazine makes it clear that blocks are 12in square when finished. We would usually recommend that you store all your completed blocks flat and safe until the set is complete, and then measure and trim each block to size when all twelve are ready, just to be on the safe side.

 Thanks again Barbara, and sorry for the error. I will make sure that the "Singing Garden" thread is updated too.

Katy12/03/2008 14:54:00
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My Square Dance block, made whilst listening to the awful storm this morning. I wish I'd hand embroidered the ladybirds legs, there were far too many ends to tie off afterwards!

Babs12/03/2008 15:09:00
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Wow! That was quick. Only another month to go . . . . . I usually reduce stitch length to almost nil at beginning and end of any machine embroidery - then make 3 or 4 sts 'on the spot' which secures and neatens the ends. Only have to cut off the thread with small scissors - close to the fabric. Same with machine quilting. Would take ages pulling all the threads to back of work and neatening off. Off-putting! Mind you, with hindsight, it would probably be more satisfying to hand embroider the legs. Can watch telly at same time!!
Ann Doherty16/03/2008 08:13:00
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cannot wait to start this quilt looks great .Will learn alot from this quilt things which i have not done yet got a good teacher.
Babs16/03/2008 10:17:00
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Hi Ann, Flattery will get you everywhere!!
Ann Doherty16/03/2008 10:40:00
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i know but did not know if i could say u were teaching me now . but i have got another feather in my cap will see it soon.
Babs16/03/2008 11:16:00
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It's perfectly OK to say you are a member of GPQ and attend monthly Heirloom Sampler classes. No problem.
Ann Doherty16/03/2008 11:21:00
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hope you get a lot of joy out of this i will  looking on the sites you told me very good will send for some soon.

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