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Thread: D9P fat quarter idea. opinions please.

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    Super Member knlsmith's Avatar
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    So I was driving to work tonight and ithis popped in my head.

    Has anyone ever made a D9P by squaring up FQ's and making really big blocks? Using each squared FQ as a square for each part of the block? If so, do you have any pics to share?

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    Interesting idea. My only concern is that the blocks would be super huge... since the FQ would be 18" x 18", so the first block would be 54" x 54" or so, then cut up and reassembled, 50" x 50" (rounding now), which just seems really, really big.

    I could see it working better if you cut the FQs into 9" squares (4 from each), but 18" just seems very very big. Good idea though - no reason to just use the tiny 5" squares! (that's what I use)

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    I like the way you guys' mines work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knlsmith
    So I was driving to work tonight and ithis popped in my head.

    Has anyone ever made a D9P by squaring up FQ's and making really big blocks? Using each squared FQ as a square for each part of the block? If so, do you have any pics to share?
    Make two finished blocks and you have a quilt.

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    I did one with 6 inch blocks, so the 9 patch was 18". It was a manageable size and worked up nicely.

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    I actually like the idea of large blocks! When I first started quilting, I wanted to make a whole bed-sized quit...based on one block, only really enlarged. I wasn't able to figure out how to cut pieces that large, and ended up designing my own pattern, which I was very pleased with. It only sort of looked like a big flag. :) I have moved past that now, or at least for now, but I still think that many of the blocks would be beautiful on their own as a full-sized quilt.

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    I made one with 8.5" squares because that was the size of the horse heads.See--
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-148348-1.htm Unfortunately, the colors are way off in the photo, but you can get some idea of size.
    The more I think about your idea, the more I would like to try it on a kid's quilt. Just pick out nine fun fabrics and that would be one quick quilt-the Super-sized D9P (SSD9P)

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    Thanks for the pic tin liz. I ask because I have a collection of a line with 40 FQ. (FQ bundle) and it has some pink ones, not my fave color.

    Thanks for the input. Can't wait to hear more. :)

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