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Thread: Remember when so many people wanted to know about the quilt behind Jenny Doan?

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    Remember when so many people wanted to know about the quilt behind Jenny Doan?

    Well, she has done a tutorial on how to make it. It's called Periwinkle.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubaCTtzKfR0

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    I watched that demo this morning. One question, when she showed her completed block there was no way you could sew those blocks together without cutting off the points of the periwinkle. Did I miss something?
    Have a great day sewing and remember to "not sweat the small stuff"!!



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    Good question. Hopefully someone will be able to answer that. I was hoping it would not be paper pieced, but it is.

    I wonder if you can do the same block using a triangle template with a quarter square triangle block in the center?

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    Thanks for sharing the link.

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    I'll get out my graph paper later and see! That was also alot of white yardage!
    Have a great day sewing and remember to "not sweat the small stuff"!!



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    I am working on something similar, it is one of those quilts that you work on and work on, get tired of it. Have not done anything since last fall, it was a way to use up my scraps, with white and peach centres. I am going to find the directions, it is done the same, with the template in the centre (white) and then strips were added on either side. Found it, check out quiltville....spiderweb. The picture of the spiderweb quilt has red where I have white. I did use up a lot of strips of fabric, when I found I was using too much light or dark, I cut strips to add some more color contrast. She gives directions to make your own template, so no buying new templates, which I like. I sewed it on thin computer paper. If I get it done and get around to it will post. It is a great way to use up fabric!

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    Eleanor Burns has a similar pattern in her Egg Money Quilts pattern book. If you look at this page, scroll down near the bottom, you will see the block I'm talking about. It uses a quarter square triangle in the center.

    http://www.sewnatural.net/12-2-10_eletter.htm (it's the one done in 30's prints)

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    It's not paper piecing, it's foundation piecing which is much easier, no backward sewing. I bought the template and papers when it was a daily deal. The paper is very nice and pulls out of the seam in one piece. I would recommend buying the template and papers. The quilt she made all the points are fine. I'll make four blocks today and see what happens. That's why most of these are string quilts, so much yardage for the solid background many people won't buy that much at one time plus more for the backing.
    Last edited by BellaBoo; 02-06-2013 at 05:59 AM.
    Got fabric?

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    Thanks for the link. It is a very pretty quilt and a nice story about the one she bought, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by judylg View Post
    I am working on something similar, it is one of those quilts that you work on and work on, get tired of it. Have not done anything since last fall, it was a way to use up my scraps, with white and peach centres. I am going to find the directions, it is done the same, with the template in the centre (white) and then strips were added on either side. Found it, check out quiltville....spiderweb. The picture of the spiderweb quilt has red where I have white. I did use up a lot of strips of fabric, when I found I was using too much light or dark, I cut strips to add some more color contrast. She gives directions to make your own template, so no buying new templates, which I like. I sewed it on thin computer paper. If I get it done and get around to it will post. It is a great way to use up fabric!
    Wow - just looked - you are right! Just reverse the background and it's the same block.
    http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2005/...pider-web.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by AUQuilter View Post
    Thanks for the link. It is a very pretty quilt and a nice story about the one she bought, too.
    I agree - very pretty. Sad story though. No one to leave her quilts to.

    BellaBoo - I'm glad you pointed that out to me. I get very confused with flipping the paper piecing and at my age getting confused is not a good thing! Wonder if using thin muslin would work well.

    I think Jenny does a very good job on her tutorials. She makes me smile when I watch them. I do like how they design their templates to work with charm packs and layer cakes.

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    So it is just set on point. Looks like the angles might be a tish different (sorry, I'm anal about angles!) but more or less the same block.
    Have a great day sewing and remember to "not sweat the small stuff"!!



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    Quote Originally Posted by dakotamaid View Post
    I watched that demo this morning. One question, when she showed her completed block there was no way you could sew those blocks together without cutting off the points of the periwinkle. Did I miss something?
    if you watch closely you will see that by cutting along the bottom of the triangle paper she is also cutting off what could/should be the quarter-inch seam allowance for assembling the block.

    if you lay your 1/4" line along the paper (thus cutting 1/4" below the bottom of the paper) you will not create snub-tailed kites when you assemble the block. my mental geometry is a bit rusty, but i think that might result in a rectangle that can be trimmed back to a square. since you would not be trimming at any points or point-joins, the blocks should all go together properly.
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    Remember the template is made to use with a charm pack. All designed to make cutting and sewing less frustration for busy people, not to make quilters point out you can buy cheaper or make do just as good. The Lapel glue stick is much better then Elmer's glue stick for use in quilting. I wouldn't have thought so until I used it. I ordered another package of the papers. They are cheap and work great. The lay out lines are on the papers and they tear from the seams in one piece. I have made the string blocks and the Spider web blocks using these papers. I can just pick one up and sew. The kit is worth it if you like these type of blocks. It's cheap too, $20. http://missouriquiltco.com/shop/detail/6121

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    Thanks Patrice, don't know how I missed that. Guess my coffee hadn't kicked in yet!!
    Have a great day sewing and remember to "not sweat the small stuff"!!



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    I did not catch that she was using a lapel glue stick. I like how you don't need to flip the paper like with regular paper piecing.

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    This link to Bonnie Hunter's Spiderweb pattern (one of many free patterns @ Quiltville.com) will show you how the blocks are constructed, and you can see how those tips are not cut off. http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2005/...pider-web.html
    Bonnie's patterns are really well done, with many pictures showing each step. You'll notice that the center (kite-shaped template) has the tip blunt. Then, working from each side, you'll be adding to it - and in adding that first strip of the spiderweb, or the piece of white in Jenny's quilt, first on one side then the other, that blunt bottom becomes a point. The blunt part is encased in the resulting seam.

    It really is a pretty easy pattern; thank you for pointing it out. I like it much better with the solid background than the spiderweb that I did.

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    wow!! simple but beautiful

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlienQuilter View Post
    Eleanor Burns has a similar pattern in her Egg Money Quilts pattern book. If you look at this page, scroll down near the bottom, you will see the block I'm talking about. It uses a quarter square triangle in the center.

    http://www.sewnatural.net/12-2-10_eletter.htm (it's the one done in 30's prints)
    I'm working on this one, I got the pattern off the web. It is a good way to use up scraps. I work on it off and on, so it's going to take me a while to finish it, if I ever do.

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    well, I just called MSQ and asked about the snub-nosed points.....and she said yes, they will be, so I then asked if those white side recs were cut wider and attached would that eliminate it, and she said she believed it might....so I ordered kit and will make a mental note (ha, ha) about the size change, try one and see if my thinking is right.....what do you think, that should fix the point, no???????

    I have seen this same pattern in a recent magazine showing either assembled with templates or paper piecing.....can't remember what mag though.........but I think having the template from msq will be better than a home made one......

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    The quilt that is shown on the wall in the video does not have the cut off points. Odd.
    Got fabric?

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    Well this quilt I think is beautiful...I have done some research on this quilt and it is also called Arkansas Star..I thought that 7 1/2 yards was a little much..so I drew it on paper..then low and behold I found templates on the internet from Austraila that makes it all with templates (3) the octegon shaped piece is one piece between the stars. I have seen it done using hst for the center. I cannot wait until my templates come....I like the one piece for each star point I am thinking of making this for my daughter......

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    The quilt that is shown on the wall in the video does not have the cut off points. Odd.
    I noticed that too. Funny that Jenny didn't say anything about those points getting lost and how to avoid that happening.
    Yooper32 aka: Donna B

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    Would you mind Sharing the name of the company in Australia that you purchased your templates from

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    Thank you so much for finding that for us!!!

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