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Thread: Design help

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    I was watching a knit and crochet show last week on PBS and they were showing an aphgan that her DGGM did. She said it was inspired by stained glass church windows. I thought it would make an awesome quilt, so I drew it out but I don't have a clue how to make it in blocks that wont be to hard to cut and sew. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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    keep the squares & turn the other shape into a rectangle with a triangle on each end - looks to me that this might work but I'm no expert at design

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    Thanks Mommamac,
    That is the answer I was afraid of! LOL
    Thank you!
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    I would make the whole thing using squares and 1/2 square triangles. Would you like me to post a picture of what I mean?

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    If you don't mind that would be great!
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    Quote Originally Posted by davidwent
    If you don't mind that would be great!
    David
    Here you go.
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    Or, it could be done with rectangles and quarter square triangles. The rectangles would be 6 units x 12 units and the quarter square triangles would be at the top and bottom of the rectangle and would be 6 units square (based on David's original drawing). Based on Maine Ladybugs drawing the rectangle would be 8 x 12 and the QSTs would be 8x8.

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    That would be a great pattern for english paperpiecing too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidwent
    If you don't mind that would be great!
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    Here's a couple more pictures that might help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maine ladybug
    Quote Originally Posted by davidwent
    If you don't mind that would be great!
    David
    Here you go.
    Nice illustrations. You're good.

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    fuse the pieces to a foundation the sew black bias between like stain glass

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    Quote Originally Posted by jemma
    fuse the pieces to a foundation the sew black bias between like stain glass
    Great Idea!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jemma
    fuse the pieces to a foundation the sew black bias between like stain glass
    That is a great idea! It will really look like a stained glass window then.

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    Here is what I came up with so far, just picture a zigzag stitch in the ditch and in middle of main windows with black thread to look like the lead frame.
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    Looks good, David. What creativity. BTW, I have that fabric. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MommaDorian
    Looks good, David. What creativity. BTW, I have that fabric. :)
    It's nice isnt it? Did you get it in a FQ collection, that's where this came from
    David

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    Quote Originally Posted by madamekelly
    Quote Originally Posted by maine ladybug
    Quote Originally Posted by davidwent
    If you don't mind that would be great!
    David
    Here you go.
    Nice illustrations. You're good.
    For sure, those are great illustrations!

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    i did a stained glass window inspired quilt for my mother for chrismas. i used some cording stuff that looks like wide shoelaces which i got at the fabric store to make it look metal inbetween the 'glass' peices. it was actually alot easier than i expected it to be....
    link to pic of mine to show you how the stuff looks on
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-83743-1.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidwent
    Here is what I came up with so far, just picture a zigzag stitch in the ditch and in middle of main windows with black thread to look like the lead frame.
    That's excellent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluekrissyspikes
    i did a stained glass window inspired quilt for my mother for chrismas. i used some cording stuff that looks like wide shoelaces which i got at the fabric store to make it look metal inbetween the 'glass' peices. it was actually alot easier than i expected it to be....
    link to pic of mine to show you how the stuff looks on
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-83743-1.htm
    Your right, that looks AWESOME!! Is that something joannes would have? It's called cording?
    Thank you!
    David

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    Looks like you got it all figured out. Good job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by maine ladybug
    Looks like you got it all figured out. Good job!
    Could not have done it without your help!
    Thank you!
    David

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidwent
    Quote Originally Posted by maine ladybug
    Looks like you got it all figured out. Good job!
    Could not have done it without your help!
    Thank you!
    David
    You are very welcome. Keep on sewing!

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    You could even do it without some of the sewing, just do your rectangle and then do the corner pieces like with a snowball block, then the only sewing/cutting would be for the corners. Nice design, and a great job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidwent
    Quote Originally Posted by MommaDorian
    Looks good, David. What creativity. BTW, I have that fabric. :)
    It's nice isnt it? Did you get it in a FQ collection, that's where this came from
    David
    Yeah, from Connecting Threads.

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