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Thread: failed turning twenty...now what?

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    Senior Member RatherB Quilting's Avatar
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    Several years ago, I bought fat quarters from a moda collection to make a turning twenty. When I laid it out, although the fabrics were co-ordinating, it looked terrible to me. The fabric is still sitting there cut, but unsewn. I am sick of moving the fabric from place to place. Any ideas on what I could do with this fabric, any patterns that might suit using cut up pieces? I want to do something with it, but I am stumped.
    Please help me?
    p.s the fabric is florals and tonals in typical moda fashion.

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    can you post a pic of the fabs and the original pattern you wanted them for? Maybe someone on the board would LOVE to make it-and you could off-load them to someone knowing they will get used. I bet if you laid out the pieces as though sewn into the blocks, it wouldn't look so bad!

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    I vote for a pic too. I'm a visual person so I would need to see the fabrics. You could always make it and donate it if you really don't like it once it's finished....

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    What about putting the patches together in blocks that look good to you then separating them with a plain sashing.

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    could you replace a few of the pieces, maybe be more pleasing to you then

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    You could send them all to me!! :):)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MinnieKat
    You could send them all to me!! :):)
    Good idea.....LOL

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    Boy, I was in the same boat as you are now! I had cut everything out to make a turning twenty, and absolutely hated it.

    Here's the link to how I redesigned mine - I was SO much happier with the results!

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-57448-1.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by renee765
    Boy, I was in the same boat as you are now! I had cut everything out to make a turning twenty, and absolutely hated it.

    Here's the link to how I redesigned mine - I was SO much happier with the results!

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-57448-1.htm
    awesome way to go

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    If you failed turning twenty then you are still only 19.
    Could not help myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by renee765
    Boy, I was in the same boat as you are now! I had cut everything out to make a turning twenty, and absolutely hated it.

    Here's the link to how I redesigned mine - I was SO much happier with the results!

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-57448-1.htm
    I remember this posting what pattern did you end up using. I don't remember if you said.
    I also did a turning 20 and goofed it up, so I layed the blocks every which way and I love it.

    Turning 20 Christmas quilt
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    Reverse of Christmas quilt in spring fabrics
    Name:  Attachment-116661.jpe
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    Colse up of quilting. I quilted this quilt with curley q's I love it!
    Name:  Attachment-116662.jpe
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    Quote Originally Posted by renee765
    Boy, I was in the same boat as you are now! I had cut everything out to make a turning twenty, and absolutely hated it.

    Here's the link to how I redesigned mine - I was SO much happier with the results!

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-57448-1.htm
    Totally Awesome! I love it!! I really love the fabrics and would like to use them...this might totally fit the bill. Is this a pattern you came up with on your own, or is it something I can find somewhere?
    Thank you thank you thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewgull
    If you failed turning twenty then you are still only 19.
    Could not help myself.
    I wish!!!! :) :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by RatherB Quilting
    Quote Originally Posted by renee765
    Boy, I was in the same boat as you are now! I had cut everything out to make a turning twenty, and absolutely hated it.

    Here's the link to how I redesigned mine - I was SO much happier with the results!

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-57448-1.htm
    Totally Awesome! I love it!! I really love the fabrics and would like to use them...this might totally fit the bill. Is this a pattern you came up with on your own, or is it something I can find somewhere?
    Thank you thank you thank you!
    How sweet of you!
    The design is called "Newport Beach", found in a Judy Martin book named 'Scraps'. It's the quilt on the cover, in the top right corner. Instead of going with a true shadow design, I used what I had - the solid red. Here's the link in case anyone is interested.

    http://www.amazon.com/Scraps-Judy-Ma...0776935&sr=8-1

    I was able to use the squares I had already cut out (and ripped out a couple of times). I also used the solid red for the shadow part, so I only needed to add the white. I felt really lucky to have found a pattern that could use the original scraps from my awful TurningTwenty!

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    Sometimes the Moda's are a little too busy for me. I'd suggest sneaking in some coordinating solids to calm down the prints a bit.

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