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Thread: Judy Martin Quilt pattern

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    I just found this quilt, which would be perfect for the memory quilt I am wanting to make, but I don't want to get the entire book it's from. Does anyone know where I could purchase or find just that one pattern, and whether it is hers or a common one? Any advice appreciated!

    http://ros-the-quilter.blogspot.com/...ding-ring.html

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    Have you tried the library? If the book is there, you could make a copy of that pattern to use.

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    Oh yes, I can try that! My hopes aren't that high though, as I am in the UK and am not sure how many US quilting books they'd have.

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    If you look closely, it breaks down into pretty simple blocks...simple 9 patch, etc.

    I'm betting that you can make it without buying a pattern! :)

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    Charlee, we must have been thinking and posting at the same time...along the same lines! Noticed your post and went back to edit mine! Great minds think alike, huh?

    We all love the security of a printed pattern...it saves us time and that's important, but, this is one pattern that would really be fun to graph...then you could color it to best suit your needs. I'd graph to finish size and then just add seam allowances to cutting list measurements. Just be sure to give credit for the source of inspiration.
    Good luck and be sure to let us see what you end up with...memory quilts are so special!

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    Yes, I was wondering, but it would only be my second quilt ever (even though I have been sewing for years) and the first one was made in a class, so no room for grave mistakes there. I initially wanted to make a Disappearing 9 quilt, and it literally took me hours last night to draw one and work out where the photos go and I was still confused by the end...
    This one looks really simple, but I think I'd have trouble with the measurements for the little pieces. :oops:

    By graph, did you mean on the computer? I've been wondering how you all do it, is it special software?

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    Hi, Stummel, and welcome to the board! Many are using the software...like EQ and similars...I still like old fashioned graph paper, pencils, erasers, and ruler....depending on the time of day and blood sugar levels, I may use a calculator for the math...but it's just simple arithmetic, really...lol. Do a very rough sketch and then take it to the graph paper...make it look like what you want...then do the arithmetic..quite an exericise in getting familiar with how it really works, huh?

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    Thanks for the welcome :D

    I never even thought of graph paper, I have artists sketch blocks I used, maybe that is my problem... :lol:

    I think I still struggle with which of the parts constitutes one block, especially if it's a busy design, and am not familiar with a lot of the vocabulary (English is my second language, even though I went to Uni in Canada for 7 years, but quilting language is so specific), so am trying my best to wade through my quilting books and then get stuck on some of the terms.
    I will try graph paper though!

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    I have the book this pattern is in and all the other patterns in the book are fabulous. The cost this one pattern if sold separately would be the cost of the book. If you aren't familiar with Judy Martin's patterns then you will want to read her instructions. The pattern is 7 pages in the book. Lots of piecing info and diagrams. It's not just squares sewn together. It seems to me the picture in the link seem to have bigger squares then the pattern so the DWR effect is not as pronounced in it as the original pattern.

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    I have the book too and it is much more complicated than simple squares sewn together. I have made three of them and put pictures in the center blocks. It is beautiful. It takes exact sewing to make it come out correctly. I love her patterns.

    Sybil

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