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    Gypsy Wife

    Has anyone made a Gypsy Wife quilt? Iíve just started looking into making one. Itís probably silly, but I donít want to have to pay for a pattern so I was going to try to make my own. Itís a project I probably wonít start until the end of the year, but maybe itís something we could create a quilt-along for if others are interested?

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    My brother bought me the pattern for Christmas... That's as far as I've gotten!
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    I've had the same thought, of making my own sampler rather than following a pattern. The vertical stripes seem to be the distinguishing feature of the Gypsy Wife quilt. I don't know about a quilt-along though. Nan closed one thread with the explanation that it was turning into a quilt-along, and this wasn't the forum for it.

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    Maybe you and I could put our heads together and come up with our own plan!

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    Do a google search. There are several quilt a longs that happened and are still posted online.
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    There is a Quilt Along going on right now for any Jen Kingwell pattern. It's in the Challenges section

    https://www.quiltingboard.com/quilti...s-t297401.html

    The thread that was closed was for the Splendid Sampler, and a new one for a quilt along was started in the Challenges forum.

    It's not the QB is the wrong place, but the Main is the wrong section.
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    I thought about using the Quilter's Cache for blocks and then adding the striped sections. Moda has a quilt along calls Mode Blockheads. This time around they will have different sized blocks.
    I promise not to buy any more fabric until I see something I really like. Or it's on sale. Or I think it might match something.

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    This was a quilt-a-long that could help you.
    http://jaffaquilts.blogspot.com/p/gy...long-2016.html
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    Thanks! I’m not ready to join a quilt along, was just “thinking out loud “ ��

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    That’s a good idea too!

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    I have my gypsy wife finished as to Jen Kingwell’s pattern but want to add an inner sashing (probably white) and then an outer border (maybe pinwheels or something) so I haven’t posted photos on the QB yet. I think it would be a daunting task to try to construct one without a pattern but maybe some of you have a program that might help...I’ll be curious if anyone tries it.
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    Here it is without the sashing and borders.
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    JMoore your GYpsy Wife is lovely! I think your fabric choices combine perfectly making this a very cheerful and beautifully constructed GW - I love it!
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    Jmoore that is beautiful. It has rekindled my desire to make one.
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    I love all of the colors!!! How much time do you think you spent on it? I’m just curious!!

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    I too have the pattern, but that's as far as its gone. Actually looking at any of them on YouTube, they simply look like a bunch of "trial" blocks of various sizes-colors, connected with a jelly roll...either bought or homemade. Breaking it down into vertical strips, it seems manageable. I do believe the original pattern does have a few errors in it....but have been corrected. Maybe someday I'll gather all my orphan blocks and see what comes of it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jodiecoyote View Post
    Thanks! I’m not ready to join a quilt along, was just “thinking out loud “ ��
    Maybe if you just watched and did not actually do the quilt along you would get some great hints and ideas, or you might want to just do a few blocks and make it a table runner or wall hanging .
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    I have been wanting to do one also. I think I will start with all my orphan blocks from my batiks. There is a lot of info online, enough that I think I can just wing it and put it together as I have leftovers. Probably won't look as pretty as jmoores but it will be really scrappy. Arghhhh....another work in progress to pile on my table.

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    Jmoore, what a beautiful job. I love your scrappy quilt.

    I am thinking of doing this as well. But, I will probably use Jen Kingwell's idea of Gypsy Wife as a guidline. I will change out blocks that I really love with blocks that are not my favorite. But, both your quilt and Jen Kingwell's pattern are very inspiring. Here's a link to a pattern correction in one of the sections of Gypsy Wife. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/455989531002096512/. You could use this as a jumping off point to design your own quilt. With a nod to Gypsy Wife. I have heard the original pattern is a little difficult to follow. But, people with really good Math Skills don't have any problem at all. lol, that's not me.
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    jmoore that is a beautiful quilt.

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    oh my, i must make one more batik for a friend. You would show this one. I love it. don't really want to do it, just finished another one. it is gorgeous though!!!

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    Thanks for the link. If I do my own, it will just be inspired by the Gypsy Wife pattern. I don't know what it is, but as soon as I saw one of these, I was captivated!

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    I almost purchased this pattern yesterday, then I read the reviews. Lots of complaints on the instruction, homemade copied pages, gray printing, not black, poor instruction, errors in pattern, high cost for what you get......well I might have to think about this for a while...Love the finished quilt and love your quilt. I would like to hear from you, what you thought of the pattern and any difficulties you had. thank you. PS. I purchased another of her patterns last month from Quilt in a Day. I had the same complaints. First time I ever sent anything back to Eleanor. I noticed they no longer have that pattern for sale on the site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster View Post
    I've had the same thought, of making my own sampler rather than following a pattern. The vertical stripes seem to be the distinguishing feature of the Gypsy Wife quilt. I don't know about a quilt-along though. Nan closed one thread with the explanation that it was turning into a quilt-along, and this wasn't the forum for it.

    If you wanted to do it as a quilt along I think you could start a thread on the challenges forum.

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