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Thread: Yellow Brick Road

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    I've made a couple "yellow brick road" quilts, I love them. I've also done one in flannel it turned out really nice. One of other patterns by that designer "cheese and crackers" is also a fun quilt. marieg

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    It took me awhile to understand the quilting also.

    You have your block and you would start quilting at the top of the block in the middle by the seam and go to the middle of the next side of the block and then to the middle of the bottom of the block and up to the center of the middle block and end at the top again. So that you would have a diamond type shape. The longer blocks would have a longer diamond in it. You could mark it or just kinda eyeball the line.

    You know how all the different sizes make of one big block- But you would not be stitching the whole big block but the invd fabric blocks that make the larger block.

    I hope I did not confuse you, because I think I am confused now.

    I hope to try it this weekend and I will post a picture of it.

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    Here is another idea for you. I am hand quilting a large X in each completed block. so when it is all together the quilting lines goes at an angle each way. Then on my border I am doing straight quilting lines 2 1/2 inches apart. This was sujected to me by a woman who does machine quilting. She said the quilting would look rich, and not take away from the different sizes of blocks. If that makes sense. I will take a picture of the section I have finished and will attach in a bit. It still has the basting stitches in it!
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    I have made two Yellow Brick Roads, one Christmas prints and one 1930`s fabric both turned out good. I just did random and tried not to have two prints touch each other jane

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    Is this a commercial pattern by Terri Atkinson? I really like her patterns - I think they are the best ones on the market for accuracy and simplicity of instructions. But I haven't seen this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cathe
    Is this a commercial pattern by Terri Atkinson? I really like her patterns - I think they are the best ones on the market for accuracy and simplicity of instructions. But I haven't seen this one.
    Even a MALE first time quilt maker understood her directions.

    *L*

    tim in san jose

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    I have found that men are usually very good at written and technical instruction, whereas my women students seem to learn better by watching me do it and listening to oral instruction.

    Just a sweeping generalization. :mrgreen:

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    Yes it is one of her patterns. And I didn't realize she had others!

    If you google - Yellow Brick Road Quilt - a picture if her actual pattern pops up.


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    I just finished a "Yellow Brick Road" Quilt. Some tips that really helped make it nice are:

    -use the number of fat quarters recommended. I made sure that for each color in my quilt (I used blues, wines and greens) I had light, medium and dark values of colors. This makes the final layout pleasing to the eye, gives movement and dimension.
    -select a border fabric that incorporates all colors used in the quilt blocks. A nice border fabric can 'tie' the quilt together.

    -Random placement does work! When I pieced my squares, I tried to piece both light and dark fabrics in the square....not making any square all darks or all lights, etc.

    -When all squares are completed, lay them out on a bed or artist wall. Make sure no one piece of fabric touches one that is exactly the same. You should have a few quilt blocks left over, so you can switch in and out as you need to. I only had to change two of my blocks around.
    -When you have made your final arrangement and are happy with it, step away and squint your eyes. You should see an even display of 'light' and 'darks' around your quilt, peppered with mediums. If you have too many 'lights" or "darks" in one area, rearrange until it's pleasing to the eye.

    Good luck!
    Romay

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    I'm looking forward to seeing all of theses Yellow Brick Road quilts done. I like the pattern. Looks fun! :D

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