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Thread: BQ3 (Maple Island Quilts)

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    Red face BQ3 (Maple Island Quilts)

    My DDL brought me some Roy Rogers fabric & a BQ3 pattern to make a quilt for her mom. The thing I need help with is, the pattern is for 18" and 9" blocks.I would like to know which size is nicer looking. I have always admired that pattern, but don't remember seeing it made up.I would really appreciate some pros & cons for this, so I can decide.

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    Hi eva,
    The pattern site, Maple Island Quilts, has many there in a customer picture gallery. Maybe you could go and look to see the difference and which you like better.
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    I think it would depend on the size of the quilt.... I made the bq2 in a 9" and love it
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    I don't know if this pic will help but it's a king size top I have in sections. I did the larger focus cuts in oriental prints.
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    I did the 18 inch. gorgeous! with this quilt it is all about the fabric.

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    If I am reading the pattern description here correctly:
    http://www.mapleislandquilts.com/quiltpatterns.asp

    the 18" blocks are used for all the quilts larger than crib or baby size. Only the two smallest quilts use the 9" blocks.

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    Thankyou for all the info. Will think about this some more.

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    yes, my focus fabric was cut 12 inches square and the strips on the sides made it an 18 inch block.
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    I have done both BQ and BQ2 and I changed the sizes of both of them. Even have made the blocks small enough for a table runner. You just need to keep the proportions the same. If you don't have access to a quilt program, just draft out the block in full size, then take it to a copy place and shirk it down to various sizes. See what is a simple and make a test block. GOOD LUCK !!!
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    I have seen both block sizes in the same quilt....interesting layouts!

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