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    Turning Twenty quilt

    I love how quickly the Turning Twenty and Turning Twenty Again quilt top goes together, BUT...... I really dislike how large the pieces are. The blocks seem so BIG and BUSY.. I am thinking of cutting the pieces half the size rather than cutting it full size. I will have to make twice as many blocks but, I just think it will reduce the BUSINESS of this quilt. What do you think?

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    Could you use the same method as the disappearing 9 patch and cut them up?
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    It would probably look similar to a Yellow Brick Road pattern if you cut down the size.

    http://store.atkinsondesigns.com/sto...3&Item_ID=1015

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    Quote Originally Posted by scrapnut View Post
    I love how quickly the Turning Twenty and Turning Twenty Again quilt top goes together, BUT...... I really dislike how large the pieces are. The blocks seem so BIG and BUSY.. I am thinking of cutting the pieces half the size rather than cutting it full size. I will have to make twice as many blocks but, I just think it will reduce the BUSINESS of this quilt. What do you think?
    Decide how big you want a block and simply adjust the three pieces to get the finished size you want.

    If you use a 3" square instead of a 6" square, you'll be making FOUR times as many blocks. (3 & 6 were just examples)
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    Quote Originally Posted by katier825 View Post
    It would probably look similar to a Yellow Brick Road pattern if you cut down the size.

    http://store.atkinsondesigns.com/sto...3&Item_ID=1015
    Changing the size won't change the design
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    Quote Originally Posted by katier825 View Post
    It would probably look similar to a Yellow Brick Road pattern if you cut down the size.

    http://store.atkinsondesigns.com/sto...3&Item_ID=1015
    Thats what i think, too.

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    if you want to - go for it! another way is to construct the blocks the size they are---then cut them in 1/4's turn them and sew them back together---or into any number or shape- it is your project-and it is wonderful to (get creative) with your projects and MAKE THEM YOUR OWN!
    show us pictures of what you come up with- you may create a whole new world of turning 20's
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrannieAnnie View Post
    Changing the size won't change the design

    What I meant was that both are basically different sized squares and rectangles that make up a larger square. Same as Yellow Brick Road. Of course they are different designs, but do have similar style to them.

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    Thanks

    Wonderful ideas. Thanks for all your help.

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    To get around the busy look of the Turning 20 quilt, I used some of the same fabric multiple times instead of using 20 different fat quarters. Using the same fabric added some continuity to the quilt, and I really like how the quilt turned out.

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