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Thread: Have you ever had a pattern you couldn't wrap your brain around?

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    Have you ever had a pattern you couldn't wrap your brain around?

    Have you ever done that? Had a pattern you couldn't wrap your brain around? I am currently working on a Lover's Knot pattern, which I really really like. I thought I had it right in my head, but I seem to keep getting lost in it.

    Probably I got lost when I took a week off to help my husband tile the bathroom floor, so I am trying to forgive myself. But I certainly feel lost right now. I guess I will read the instructions again and just plow back in. Yup, that should do it. Cross your fingers for me...and it probably doesn't help that I am adjusting the size to a size not mentioned anywhere....so I am a bit unsure how many more squares I need. All in good time...right?

    Here is where I am now. Should I get my brain going right, I think it will look quite good.

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    I understand where you are coming from. I have a block I "designed" and everytime I work on it I piece the blocks incorrectly. No one to blame buy myself!

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    I haven't used this pattern but yours is going to be beautiful. Good luck.

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    Looks fabulous so far. Re read the instructions and go through the steps again, and again and again. I have even made a trial block or several from scraps when I get stuck on a pattern.
    Good luck, it is awesome.
    peace
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    Looking good! It is one of those patterns where a design wall really helps. You can do it!

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    Looks great! I woke my DH one morning at 3 a.m in tears because I couldn't understand this pattern.

    http://www.lazygirldesigns.com/pdf-f...iday-gift-bags

    I was so frustrated. I can't read instructions and see how it is suppose to be, I have to see it. I could not figure it out. He took one look at it and tucked it perfectly and went right back to sleep.
    I love my life!

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    That's going to be so pretty. It definitely looks confusing to me! I'd screw it up for sure. When I have a complicated pattern, I make a photocopy and use a highlighter pen to mark off the design as I assemble all the pieces on the design wall.
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    I haven't made a lover's knot but I have done a few that I have had to make certain the blocks are correct then just trust the designer. Sometimes, they don't work out till the very end. Like a suspense novel. Love the purples!

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    Check the tutorials section. There is an excellent tute there by Nanna Up North. Might be helpful to you. http://www.quiltingboard.com/tutorials-f10/lovers-knot-quilt-t250247.html
    Last edited by noveltyjunkie; 07-27-2014 at 12:24 PM.

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    I couldn't figure out how to do paper piecing. I took a class which got me to understand it.

    Lovers know is a beautiful pattern. Hope you get it worked out.
    Sue Wilson

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