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Thread: "Olivia's Checkerboard" quilt

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    Super Member Eddie's Avatar
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    May 2009
    Here's some pics of a quilt I finished last night. The pattern is called "Nine Patch Wonder" from the "Jelly Roll Quilts" book by Pam & Nicky Lintott. I used a jelly roll of "Fig and Plum" collection from Moda for the nine-patch blocks, and used some yardage I selected for the hourglass blocks, borders, backing, and binding.

    While I was working on piecing the blocks, my youngest daughter, Olivia, remarked that she liked one particular fabric in it, so I decided to make the quilt hers when done. The hourglass blocks and the nine-patch blocks remind me of a checkerboard, hence the name I gave it. :) The overall size is 68" x 80".

    The quilt in the book just had a square border, but I decied that I wanted to try a scalloped border since I hadn't done one yet. It took some calculating and figuring, but I managed and am pleased with how it looks. I think it probably took me maybe 2 extra hours of effort over a conventional square border since I had to figure and create a template and do the scalloped cuts, but I think it was worth the effort.



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    Super Member mimee4's Avatar
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    Nov 2008
    Central PA
    A beautiful quilt. The pattern worked up so well. Great job on the border.

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    Super Member quilter1962's Avatar
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    Mar 2008
    Nottingham, UK
    WOW Eddie

    It's another beauty from you - I love to see your work. Olivia is a very lucky girl & you a very thoughtful father. :D
    I am going to have to get my hands on this JR book - I have 4 JR's just sitting on my shelf that need using.
    Thanks for sharing your work with us all :wink:


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    Super Member Moonpi's Avatar
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    Central FL
    Nice job!

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    Super Member bebe's Avatar
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    San Antonio, Texas
    Great job Eddie :thumbup: :thumbup:

    I have wanted to make a scallop border but still too chicken to do it!! How about a tutorial on the scallop edge :wink: :wink:

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    Great job...I especially like the scallop border

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    Super Member quiltsRfun's Avatar
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    Jun 2008
    Love it! I especially like the scalloped edges. Nice colors and great piecing. And I see its REALLY complete cause you've also got your label attached. Nice work!

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    Super Member vicki reno's Avatar
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    Jan 2007
    North Carolina
    I love the idea and as usual am asking myself "why didn't I think of that?". You are very clever and I love the colors too. Good job! :thumbup:

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    Moderator Jim's Gem's Avatar
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    Jun 2008
    Camarillo, California
    Wow!!! Eddie you sure make some gorgeous quilts!!!! I still have not been brave enough to try a scalloped border. I really enjoy seeing what you have made, you are such an inspiration to us all!!!

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    Super Member katier825's Avatar
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    Looks great! That's a really nice pattern too!

    I did one with a wavy border and I did my figuring manually too. But I liked it so much, I bought the wavy ruler when it was 1/2 price (on sale $10). I haven't used the ruler yet, but have a quilt in the works that I plan to use it on. I figured it was worth the price since I know I'll use it. It was my first bias binding too (that was a trip)...I read several versions of directions, but didn't really "get" the instructions, so I kind of winged it. I have since found some directions that I understand, so I will try those when I finally get that one done.

    Thanks for posting pics, you do such a nice job! :)

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