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Thread: 400 Block Quilt

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    http://qnm.com/webextras/feature364.pdf

    This quilt is pretty cool! Gives me ideas for trying to design my own.

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    WOW! is all I can say. ANd that i am bookmarking this to try some of the blocks I saw in the quilt.

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    Does that mean you're game and will try it? :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    I am impressed that it was all made by hand--when you go back and look at some of the blocks, that is alot of work! Very impressive indeed.

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    I am going to try some of the blocks :)

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    WOW :shock: That was absolutely AWESOME :D :D :D

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    Ok, i think i just saw something maybe nobody has noticed yet, this is incredible. The quilt is 108" across, there are 20 blocks, and a border, that makes each of the blocks 4inches with a 1/2" sashing around them, to equal 5 inches times 20 is 100 inches, plus 4 inches either side for border. Soooo, see how complicated some of those blocks are? Usually we see those blocks in 10" or 12" blocks, not in miniature 4" blocks! Thaat is what just struck me right now. Not just that it's an awesome quilt, but those blocks are only 4 inches each, unbelievable!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb M
    Ok, i think i just saw something maybe nobody has noticed yet, this is incredible. The quilt is 108" across, there are 20 blocks, and a border, that makes each of the blocks 4inches with a 1/2" sashing around them, to equal 5 inches times 20 is 100 inches, plus 4 inches either side for border. Soooo, see how complicated some of those blocks are? Usually we see those blocks in 10" or 12" blocks, not in miniature 4" blocks! Thaat is what just struck me right now. Not just that it's an awesome quilt, but those blocks are only 4 inches each, unbelievable!
    You just hurt my head doing all that math!!!

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    that is just NUTS!

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    Well Sondray - I MUST be nuts according to Quilting Aggi, but I did see an early thread a few weeks ago about the midget quilt and it REALLY caught my eye as if you read the thread you will know I had been fighting the day before with my quilting buddies for scraps...and this is the perfect project for all the small pieces I managed to salvage. I have sat in the sun this afternoon and done one using the english paper piecing method and I have to say, after trying foundation piecing on paper and vilene, I think THIS is how I will carry on, you have more opportunity of checking and double checking to make sure all your pieces are matching!!

    Heres a couple of pictures so you can see - they are 4"

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    Didnt upload - will try again :wink: !

    This is the one I did today - english paper pieced...by far the easiet method as they are only 4"
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    Very nice. Can't wait to see the finished product.

    Is paper piecing easier than foundation piecing? I would love to try both, but can't seem to get the hang of it yet. :lol: :lol:


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    Sondray, the english paper piecing is different from foundation piecing.

    1.You can either print off or draw your block at the required finished size. 2.Cut it all up into sections very carefully.
    3.Wrap each piece of the block with the fabric and tack to paper.
    4. Place ajoining pieces right sides together butting edges up.
    5. Whip stitch with tiny stitches together.
    6. Remove papers and trim up.

    Does that make sense. Its one of those methods that gets easier the more you do!! As long as your are precise with your drawing and cutting, it is very accurate. :D


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    My kind of quilt; itís quite admirably insane.

    There's one quilt pictured in the book "America's Glorious Quilts" made by George W. Yarrall that it reminds me of. Not the quilt per se, but the sanity part. He worked on it from July 2 1933 - December 30 1935. It contains ten colors of percale, each square measuring 3/8 or 1/4-inch. Total pieces used were 66,153: 27,160 squares in the diagonal borders, 5,125 in the panels, 25,921 in the center and 7,920 on the outer edge. Yikes! Now don't you wish you had that kind of time on your hands?
    :wink:

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    Steve, if I did have the time, I wouldn't spend it doing that! :D :D

    Izy, thanks for the tutorial. Will give it a try.

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    Isn't this something like the Dear Jane Quilts?

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