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Thread: Build a quilt around a central character you design

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    Senior Member works4me's Avatar
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    The Franky top will be finished before Halloween, most likely. I can hear you gloating QuiltE.

    After testing block placement I decided, with confirmation, that the additional paper-pieced blocks will detract from my main monster pal, Franky. So, surround Franky with colourful blocks and then decide on borders. Truth be told, as the blocks progressed Franky progressed into a more "fun" quilt than the pp monsters and horror movie fabric would support. So, Franky is fun all the way. With a name like Franky how could he be anything but?

    Speaking of block placement, I had help this afternoon. Seems like fabric blocks slide really well on hardwood floors. Good thing I had already photographed my final layout.
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    Working for a living interferes with fun, but it pays for it.

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    Oh so much fun! .... hope none of the blocks or strips suffered any from the workout!
    Did Dainty get in on the action?
    Or just look down her nose at the mischievous Sammi?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenniky View Post
    Works4me - Frankie is darling. He does look a bit lonely so here is Mikey come to hang around with him Maybe they can mix up a potion to help Monty find his dark side.

    I started Mikey a couple of years ago. Here are pictures of his original drawing. I used the Model of Mikey from Monsters Inc. This was the first PP pattern that I every made. I think I redrew it about 15 or 20 times before I tried to make it in to sewable pieces also pictured. He turned out kinda of scruffy but I like him.. He is a monster after all. Shouldn't they look scruffy. LOL

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    ​Now I just have to figure out where to go from here to make a finished item. ???
    I like this block!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    Oh so much fun! .... hope none of the blocks or strips suffered any from the workout!
    Did Dainty get in on the action?
    Or just look down her nose at the mischievous Sammi?
    They were both frolicking through the blocks. Dainty just happened to get out of the immediate area before I showed up. Since no damage was done, Sammi wasn't worried, and neither was I. A lot of people would be horrified but I appreciate the playfulness of my kitties so, as long as no one and nothing is hurt, I find it quite amusing.
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    Dainty was just trying to make Sammi look bad!

    For all they cost us, our pet-families provide a lot of enjoyment.
    Oh how I miss mine!
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    Heyhey! I've now finished the top for the baby quilt I'm working on. Sorry for the bad quality of the pictures...it's already dark here and not much light in the apartment, so the colors don't show up how they really are. :-/ But here you go!

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    And here are some close-ups of the corners:

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    So now I just have to hand quilt it and my friend's due date is October 17th!

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    Your pictures are terrific ... and what a locely quilt you are making for your friend
    Well Done!!
    ........ now onwards to the quilting stage!
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    Fuzzykittenbutt - that makes me smile. What a wunderful quilt and I really like how the apples in the corners are partially/fully eaten. What a great touch.

    Lucky, lucky friend.
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    thanks quilte my biggest problem is making sure i have enough fabric before i start the project. i don't want to get started and find out i ran out before its done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huntersgrammie View Post
    thanks quilte my biggest problem is making sure i have enough fabric before i start the project. i don't want to get started and find out i ran out before its done.
    As suggested before, draw it out on paper with your measurements and add up all the pieces to determine how much yardage you need.
    Remember to add on the 1/4" seam allowances ... and if the same fabric is for the borders and binding, add that in too.
    And as before too, buy some extra for the changes along the way, or for any miscalculations ... besides that's how we create a stash!!

    You CAN do it and make sure you have enough.
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