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Thread: looking for a quilt pattern

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    Hi, my name is Charlotte but I go by Charlie and I am a new member and quite excited about this website. I am also a novice to quilting. I once saw a fabulous quilt called "the shadow box". I have been looking for the pattern. Can someone help me?
    Thank you, Charlie

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    Hi Charlie! Nice to meet you. Could you describe the shadow box quilt you saw? I'm wondering if it was an Attic Windows pattern...you've got me curious! :P

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    http://www.bethanyreynolds.com/shadowbox.html
    Well this is what come up when I googled it.
    Misty

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    Hi Leslie,
    Glad to meet you. The quilt square is a fussy cut and there's a certain way they sew the border around it that makes it look 3-dimensional. Usually the border is dark to make the picture in the quilt square stand out. Do I make sense? I once went to a Amish Quilt show and I saw it there. It was amazingly beautiful.
    Thank you....

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    Hi Misty,
    Thank you for helping and I love Raggedy Ann and Andy, but unfortunatley that is not what I am looking for. I saw this amazing quilt at a Amish quilt show. The quilt blocks were fuzzy cut and they sewed a border around in on just 2 sides and the way they sewed it, it made the picture in the quilt block stand out. The borders were dark. Again I thank you for your help.
    Charlie(Charlotte)


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    Hmmm...I would've guessed Misty's website picture was it for sure! Were the 2 strips that bordered the fussy-cut center much wider? I'm still thinking it was Attic Windows. I need more hints!

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    There is a block pattern on quilterscache.com called shadow flies. Could this be anything close to what you are looking for.

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    Hmmm, the shadowbox shown is really attic wwindow with very narrow separators (sills). A true shadowbox should show all four sides of slightly different color value intensity with all four corners mitered. This shows the shadowbox effect of light behind you (usually off to one side) looking at an image in the bottom of a shadowbox. Every square in the quilt has the same pieces in the same position excepting perhaps the bottom blocks, which of course might be different.

    Now there is a publication out called Quick Quilts (on sale till April of '07) that has a quilt (Hip to be Square) using so called shadowbox blocks. To me it looks like a big center square with a wide border on it, not even mitered. Not shadowbox in my mind.

    The original poster (Charlie) needs to define if the blocks she is thinking of are 3 piece blocks or five piece blocks. In either case, it should be fairly easy to design the composition of the squares and probably paper piece them together. From the description, it sounds like she is looking for Attic Window, easily found in many quilting books as well as on-line. Just Google Attic Window Quilt and see if anything in those 308,000 references looks like what you want.

    tim in san jose

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    Hi Leslee,
    I will check Attic Windows; I was also told to check quiltersache.com.
    Again I thank you. Have a wonderful New Year.
    Charlie

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    Hi Kathy,
    I sure do appreciate your help. I will check on this particular website "quiltersache.com".....thank you and have a wonderful New Year.
    Charlie

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