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Thread: Design for my "Jungle Neighborhood" quilt

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    Senior Member cat-on-a-mac's Avatar
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    I recently posted pictures of a quilt I came up with for my grandson, and Mucky asked if I could post the design. So, here's my attempt. It won't be a full tutorial, but hopefully will give you enough info to try this if you want. Here's a link to the topic with the pictures: http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-116849-1.htm

    The design is shown in the first picture below. I did this in EQ7, and just put the same picture of the panda bears in each of the 8 "houses" in the quilt, but in reality, I had 8 different pictures from a fabric panel. The second picture shows the 6 blocks that make up the design. The blocks are 9 1/2 inches (9 inches finished).

    According to EQ7, you need the following amounts of fabric. I don't really know if this is accurate or not. Usually, the EQ7 estimates are very generous:

    black: 2 5/8 yd
    orange: 1 3/4 yd
    fussy cut blocks (8 of them)
    solid green: 1 5/8 yd
    green print: 2 yds

    I made the blocks by cutting strip sets WOF with the following sizes:
    black: 2"
    solid green: 2 1/2"
    orange: 2"
    green print: 3"
    black: 2"

    when you sew the strips together, you end up with 9 1/2" x 40 long strips. From these, you need to make the blocks shown in the second picture:

    21 solid green corners
    21 green print corners
    20 straight pieces
    4 path thru solid green
    4 path thru green print

    And you need:
    8 fussy cut squares with path
    1 start and 1 end (I used a partial corner and the black, with a stripe for a "start" and "finish" line.)

    When you cut the strip sets for the corners, square off the end of the set, then on the bottom, come in 3/8" from the end and cut at a 45 degree angle to the other side. Then on the top, go 3/8" from where you finished, and cut perpendicularly to the bottom. If you do this twice, then you have 4 pieces, from which you can create 1 of each of the corners. Another way to do this would be to cut 9 3/4 inches off the strip set, then cut it diagonally, starting 3/8" from each end.

    As I created the strip sets, I pressed all seams open, since pressing to one side or the other would never lock together when assembling the blocks.

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    That is adorable and so are the colors. Nice job.

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    WOW, I really like how you made this quilt. It is beautiful, I know your grandson is really enjoying it. You how a very great talent.

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    Beyond ADORABLE!!

    And can be used to make a fun ISPY or GO FETCH quilt. The layout is genius.

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    It's adorable, and could be used so many ways! Thank you for sharing your pattern!

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    Love this!!! I'm bookmarking! Great instructions with photos that tell it all. Now do some more tutorials, you are helping so many of us!

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    This is a great quilt design. I hope to have a grandchild in about a year and will definately keeps this in mind. Thank you so.much for sharing your idea and pics.

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    Very cute

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    that is marvelous!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    jaw dropping cool! :mrgreen:

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