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Thread: Has anyone seen this type of quilt (and pattern)?

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    Has anyone seen this type of quilt (and pattern)?

    I took this photo last year (with permission) at a quilt exhibition. I have very limited (verbal) notes from the owner about how to make it. All I know is you sew 4 squares together (2 white, 2 coloured), form a rectangle and sew ends, twist fabric, insert wadding, quilt the resulting square, handstitch the completed squares together along the edges - a type of QAYG. The front is identical to the back of the quilt. Any ideas about where I can find this pattern, more instructions or even a name for this type of quilt would be very helpful. I am trying to use up some of my stash and this looks so colourful. Thanks, Jan.
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    OH! I have a pattern similar in an old patchwork quilting book from probably the 70s! This one is for a string quilt. I will have a look at the directions.
    From the artist formerly known as Missus Fear...Hi, my name is Tracy and I am a hobbyaholic.
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    Yes, I have seen it and I will try to explain the process.
    Cut 2, 7 inch dark squares and 2, 7 inch light squares. Put a light square on top of a dark square, right side together. Stitch the left side and the bottom sides together to form a L shaped seam line. Do the same to the other 2 squares.
    Grasp the open corners of the dark square and the light square and open up the 2 squares like a birds beak. You will now have a 13 inch larger triangle with one side light and one side dark with a seam line in the center. Do the same to the other square. You can press the seam line or just mark the corner mark to show where you are going to sew from.
    Pin the long 13 inch sides of the 2 triangles together one layer only, matching the center seam line and stitch the 13 inch seam. Turn over the square and sew from the corner in until 2 inches away from the seam line. Turn the square around and sew from the corner in until 2 inches from the seam line. Be careful that you are just sewing one layer of each square togther.
    You should now have a square with all the seam lines on the outside with a 4 inch unsewn gap in the middle. The gap is how you turn the square right sides out. Turn it and press the square flat.
    Your new square should measure approx. 9 inches and you can now cut a square of batt to insert into the square. Once the batt is perfectly flat in the square you can hand sew the gap closed with a hand ladder stitch. The square can be quilted at this point and set aside until you have enough to join them.
    I hope you can understand what I have written. I am computer challenged so I can't post pictures. Maybe someone else will know of a site that has a tutorial although this is a very old method.

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    I think perhaps the pattern you are looking for is called "Reversible Quilt as You Go" by Margaret Gutowsky. It was in the July/August 1998 issue of Quilter's Newsletter Magazine. There's a copy currently available on eBay.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Quilters-New...item27afce2ec5
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    I have something like that , that my mother made me long ago. It is made with polyester material and one of the warmest quilts I ever owned. I use it every winter with only it and a sheet.

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    There are visual instructions here: http://marionstextileart.blogspot.co...1_archive.html

    Scroll down to the last photos.

    The above site is in German. If using Chrome as your browser you can translate from German into English.

    Shari

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    Thanks for posting the picture site Mom3. It is much easier to see it than explain it?

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    May I say a HUGE thank you to everyone who replied to my question. I can't believe that a problem such as finding images and instructions for this type of quilt has been solved so quickly by replies from all you wonderful people! I have copied down your comments, web site suggestions and instructions and along with the images on the German web site, I think I have a very good chance of making a nice cosy quilt. I hope I can help others as quickly on this site one day. Thanks to all, Jan.

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    Yep I went to the site, hit the translato,r and there it was! Great little tute. Nice to do while waiting andywhere. Thanks....

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    It is just half-square triangles. Then you put them together anyway you like. I think that pattern is an hour-glass.

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