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Thread: Yellow Brick Road

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    Super Member Mamagus's Avatar
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    Has anyone done one of these? I am wondering if I can be really random in the placement of the blocks or should I plan it out before I start?

    I tried sketching it with the blocks all following a pattern, but I think the random placement might be better... even IF it is "outside the box" for me!

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    Super Member Moonpi's Avatar
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    "Outside the box" is my nature. I haven't done that pattern, but go with what appeals to YOU. That way you develop your own eye. There are folks who plan precisely and it shows in the final outcome. Others enjoy the looseness of seat-of your-pants quilts which evolve into happy outcomes.

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    I made the yellow brick road and just put the yellow and blues together as I liked. It is a real easy and fun pattern to do.

    Keep Quilting


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    Junior Member cnolan's Avatar
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    I have a VERY hard time being "random", but I am convinced that "yellow brick road" patterns HAVE to be random. I have probably spent HOURS trying to come up with a specific lay-out, and it just does not work as well as simple random-ness does.

    Have fun learning a new skill ~ random-ness! 8)

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    The quilt in my avatar was with the Yellow brick road pattern. I just went random with it.

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    Barb V's Avatar
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    Right now I am working on hand quilting the Yellow Brick road. I went according to the pattern and used 30 fat quarters and cut them as stated. Once I had all the blocks made, I just laid them all out, then chose which one I wanted for each row. I numbered then by rows and stacked them in order. I made the blocks randomly. I am quilting them in sections. I have already added the the top and bottom borders and side border. I ended up with 11 rows so I divided it into 4 sections. This way it is easier to hand quilt. I will attach some of the blocks.
    Good luck. I found it a very easy pattern.

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    Super Member Celeste's Avatar
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    OOOH! I love those colors! Can't wait to see it done!

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    Senior Member k_jupiter's Avatar
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    I would make a comment about Yellow Brick Road, but I am sure I would just put my foot in it.


    On the other hand, I just pin basted mine, it'll be quilted sometime soon (soon being a description of 'this year'). It has 100 9x9 blocks layed out 10x10. All 'random', all put together using a computer aided drawing package.

    Best of luck. I hope to see your version soon.

    tim in san jose

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    I seen on another site when they quilted the yellow brick road they go from the center of the block by the seam and sew diamond shapes in each block so some blocks are longer and some are square. I guess it makes a really cool pattern when done.

    I thought that was a really good idea. I have one made just have to put it together and quilt. Quilting this way you can just eyeball instead of mark the quilt. I will let you know how easy it is when I attempt it......

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    I'm trying to visualize what you're saying about the quilting but what little bit of mind I have left is not wrapping around the idea. Can you or someone explain a little more how/where you're actually putting the quilt stitches? Thanks. :?

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