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Thread: Frankenquilt

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    TheSevenYearStitch's Avatar
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    http://www.jasa.net.au/quilt.htm

    I planned out my Jane Austen Quilt so meticulously. How did this happen?!?!?! It must be those dreaded diamonds. I swear, I'll never quilt another diamond for as long as I live.

    It's huge. Flippin HUGE. I'd planned it out queen size but I think it's going to be California king by the time it's all done. I haven't nearly got all the pieces together, but initial measurements are waaaay off of plan. What am I going to do with this beast? I planned everything down to the last quarter inch. How could this happen? *SCREAM*

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    I'm sorry. I have looked at this quilt and admired it, but not gotten beyond that. You can do it with INKLINGO now... I don't see a pic of your quilt... or did you put one up?

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    Show us pics when it's done.

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    It's scattered all over the place and won't fit on my design wall (I need more wall!). I'll see if I can get the monster in a single shot once it's done. I'm just feeling pretty frustrated with it right now :(

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    I did that. Luckily my quilt was blocks! Ended up with a BIG queen and 2 twin quilts!!lol

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    Just to make sure - have you already quilted it? If not, couldn't you simply reduce it in size and make a lap quilt our of the remainder of the diamonds.

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    Did you see this memo on the link you posted:
    "Note:
    A quilter has contacted JASA saying that these patch quantities are incorrect. JASA is not in a position to verify this. Please do your own calculations"

    Maybe the incorrect patch quantities are greater than what you really need??

    I'm trying to come up with a good jane austin quote but coming up dry.

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    I didn't use their measurements, I used my own. Mainly because I'm a slacker. I used a lot fewer patches, but made them bigger. It looks very simple, but those dratted diamonds! I think I found my waterloo. I'm becoming more and more fond of squares every day!

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    Better too big than too small I guess.

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    Do you have just blocks still, or have you started sewing them into rows? It will shrink quite a bit after sewing - 1/2 inch for every seam.

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