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Thread: D9P Sliced and Diced

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    Senior Member nance-ell's Avatar
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    I wasn't planning to share this until it was complete, but I'm so happy with it I want others to see it too!

    This is the project on my wall (finally found an old plastic tablecloth and tacked it to the wall; dh wasn't happy. lol). I thought I was going to do a D9P which I expected to be pretty fast and easy to put together. I cut the fabric from fat quarters in 8 inch strips because I wanted to preserve an 8 inch run in a few of the fabrics (ended up being unnecessary and I have a lot of waste, but live and learn!). When I laid out the D9P, it was okay, but I wasn't wowed!

    Soooooo, I sewed my D9P blocks rights sides together and cut point to point in both directions. Yippee! Now I love it, but no quilt police allowed. Everything doesn't line up perfectly, but it's busy enough to not be noticable.

    Now for my dilemma: I expected to do a small lap quilt or throw. I have completed the block in the upper left corner of the photo and it's 14 1/2 inches square, so I have a 56 inch complete design area without borders. Now I'm thinking of adding borders and/or some sashing....or maybe turning these blocks on point and adding filler squares to make it bigger. Just curious what others think would be the best way to go.

    Original D9P layout
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    Sliced and diced on wall board now
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    Love your added step. The fabrics look so nice together. Be sure to post the finished top:)

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    Ooo I really like your version of this pattern :D:D:D

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    It is soooo cute! I will have to remember this. I think a couple of strip borders added will make a nice spread. I don't think fillers are necessary.

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    I like that alot. Best of luck :-)

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    It looks great! Love how you sliced and diced!

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    Ooooh, is that ever neat! I really like how its coming together! I would probably add a few borders, but that's because the triangles of putting it on point intimidate me...LOL I kind of like it this way, though (straight) because the two different squares that come through in the design *are* on point. If you put your blocks on point, they'll straighten out. Also, I wouldn't do sashing because it will break up part of the design, imo.

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    I LOVE your version of the pattern!! Gorgeous fabric and colors!!

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    Very nice - I love it

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    I like how you did that additional cut, I will have to bookmark this page on here, so I can refer to it! If you have lots of fabric left, what you called waste, think about that in the borders somehow, just a thought. I have done that in a few borders, with another color, like creme, & it's made for an interesting, & different, not to mention, original border. Otherwise, some additional strip borders would be nice, & pick up some of the colors you used in the quilt. But I like it, great job, & don't worry if all the seams don't match up perfectly, I doubt they are suppose to at this point.

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    It looks really fab so far. Have fun putting it together.

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    I see you said you sewed all the DP blocks together, then cut it again. I am thinking, cutting the DP blocks, once you have sewn them together individually. Great idea though, love it!

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    Great idea. Much nicer this way

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    I love the colors and the design!

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    Neat idea! Now if you just sew the blocks together, and add a border or two, you'll have a wonderful project! :)

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    I really love this, would consider doing this myself. I think it doesn't need sashing at all, but I would add two outer boarders, maybe a 3 inch and then a 5 inch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by happymrs
    I see you said you sewed all the DP blocks together, then cut it again. I am thinking, cutting the DP blocks, once you have sewn them together individually. Great idea though, love it!
    The fabric was cut; the original blocks were done. I knew I could put it together and I'd always be less than thrilled with it. I either had to be creative or I'd never want to use it. I folded the blocks back into a big triangle. Not bad. Folded again to a quarter triangle. Did 4 blocks that way and laid them out. Was happy with it so I took a chance. It's been a lot more work, but in the end, I know I'll be glad I did it.

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    Very creative...love the look!
    Quote Originally Posted by nance-ell
    I wasn't planning to share this until it was complete, but I'm so happy with it I want others to see it too!

    This is the project on my wall (finally found an old plastic tablecloth and tacked it to the wall; dh wasn't happy. lol). I thought I was going to do a D9P which I expected to be pretty fast and easy to put together. I cut the fabric from fat quarters in 8 inch strips because I wanted to preserve an 8 inch run in a few of the fabrics (ended up being unnecessary and I have a lot of waste, but live and learn!). When I laid out the D9P, it was okay, but I wasn't wowed!

    Soooooo, I sewed my D9P blocks rights sides together and cut point to point in both directions. Yippee! Now I love it, but no quilt police allowed. Everything doesn't line up perfectly, but it's busy enough to not be noticable.

    Now for my dilemma: I expected to do a small lap quilt or throw. I have completed the block in the upper left corner of the photo and it's 14 1/2 inches square, so I have a 56 inch complete design area without borders. Now I'm thinking of adding borders and/or some sashing....or maybe turning these blocks on point and adding filler squares to make it bigger. Just curious what others think would be the best way to go.

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    Lovely (although all that bias would make me crazy)!

    I would suggest a border of the darkest green you have in your blocks. I think that is the the darkest color (at least according to the way I see the picture on my monitor). It looks like a solid batik.

    The rest of the fabrics are relatively light, and having the dark around them would make the center pop out and "sparkle."

    Any type of pieced border, I think, would be too busy, and would compete with the subtle pattern of the blocks. It's busy enough (in a good way), and a busy border would just take away from it.

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    Sashing or filler blocks would give it a whole new look. I say keep it as is & add some borders & it'll be stunning.

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    Love the quilt....it was well worth the extra work.

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    Love your creation.

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    I love what you did with it. Beautiful.

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    Great work Nance-ell.

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    Iiiiiiii.....LOVE THAT! Seriously, great great GREAT job!!!

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