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Thread: Has anyone seen this type of quilt (and pattern)?

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    Has anyone seen this type of quilt (and pattern)?

    I took this photo last year (with permission) at a quilt exhibition. I have very limited (verbal) notes from the owner about how to make it. All I know is you sew 4 squares together (2 white, 2 coloured), form a rectangle and sew ends, twist fabric, insert wadding, quilt the resulting square, handstitch the completed squares together along the edges - a type of QAYG. The front is identical to the back of the quilt. Any ideas about where I can find this pattern, more instructions or even a name for this type of quilt would be very helpful. I am trying to use up some of my stash and this looks so colourful. Thanks, Jan.
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    OH! I have a pattern similar in an old patchwork quilting book from probably the 70s! This one is for a string quilt. I will have a look at the directions.
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    Yes, I have seen it and I will try to explain the process.
    Cut 2, 7 inch dark squares and 2, 7 inch light squares. Put a light square on top of a dark square, right side together. Stitch the left side and the bottom sides together to form a L shaped seam line. Do the same to the other 2 squares.
    Grasp the open corners of the dark square and the light square and open up the 2 squares like a birds beak. You will now have a 13 inch larger triangle with one side light and one side dark with a seam line in the center. Do the same to the other square. You can press the seam line or just mark the corner mark to show where you are going to sew from.
    Pin the long 13 inch sides of the 2 triangles together one layer only, matching the center seam line and stitch the 13 inch seam. Turn over the square and sew from the corner in until 2 inches away from the seam line. Turn the square around and sew from the corner in until 2 inches from the seam line. Be careful that you are just sewing one layer of each square togther.
    You should now have a square with all the seam lines on the outside with a 4 inch unsewn gap in the middle. The gap is how you turn the square right sides out. Turn it and press the square flat.
    Your new square should measure approx. 9 inches and you can now cut a square of batt to insert into the square. Once the batt is perfectly flat in the square you can hand sew the gap closed with a hand ladder stitch. The square can be quilted at this point and set aside until you have enough to join them.
    I hope you can understand what I have written. I am computer challenged so I can't post pictures. Maybe someone else will know of a site that has a tutorial although this is a very old method.

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    I think perhaps the pattern you are looking for is called "Reversible Quilt as You Go" by Margaret Gutowsky. It was in the July/August 1998 issue of Quilter's Newsletter Magazine. There's a copy currently available on eBay.
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    I have something like that , that my mother made me long ago. It is made with polyester material and one of the warmest quilts I ever owned. I use it every winter with only it and a sheet.

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    There are visual instructions here: http://marionstextileart.blogspot.co...1_archive.html

    Scroll down to the last photos.

    The above site is in German. If using Chrome as your browser you can translate from German into English.

    Shari

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    Thanks for posting the picture site Mom3. It is much easier to see it than explain it?

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    May I say a HUGE thank you to everyone who replied to my question. I can't believe that a problem such as finding images and instructions for this type of quilt has been solved so quickly by replies from all you wonderful people! I have copied down your comments, web site suggestions and instructions and along with the images on the German web site, I think I have a very good chance of making a nice cosy quilt. I hope I can help others as quickly on this site one day. Thanks to all, Jan.

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    Yep I went to the site, hit the translato,r and there it was! Great little tute. Nice to do while waiting andywhere. Thanks....

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    It is just half-square triangles. Then you put them together anyway you like. I think that pattern is an hour-glass.

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    My grandma used to take four squares and use this technique of connecting them and inserting batting to make hotpads. I remember them using them when I would go camping with them when I was in junior high.

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    It sounds similar to the Magic 9patch block. I made a bunch of hotpads with that pattern.
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    Love that quilt, looking for directions in English though. I do not have Chrome, so cannot translate the German one...if anyone finds it in English please let me know. I am looking but no luck yet.
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    One of my first quilt books was Reversible Quilts: An Easy New Technique by Anita Murphy. It is the easiest quilt book to understand the QAYG method. Her reversible binding is the way I do all my binding. The book is out of print but I see it on Amazon used books every so often. I wore out my first copy loaning it to out. I learned so much from this book.
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    When I went to the site Mom3 posted, the instructions came up in German, but the English translation was also there in blue. I hope you will find the English version. If not, if you would like, you may IM me and I'll send the English translation for you.

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    Boy, I have to give that a try. Sounds interesting. Could do a few at a time with leftovers and join when you have enough. By the way, how do you join them? Hand stitch? Mine came up with English trans. too.
    Just what I need. . . something else I "gotta'-do" I only have 5 baby quilts going now.
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    The pattern is called Broken Dishes, and it is a classic oldie. For myself, if I were to do a QAYG, I think I'd rather make the blocks individually and make the usual quilt sandwich. But that's JMHO. Your mileage may vary.
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    looks like a great carry along project
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    I love it! off to try my hand at making one too. Thanks for sharing the picture and thanks for directions everyone

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    I think the square sewn together with a decorative machine stitch would be lovely.
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    Thanks again to everyone answering my question. It has been so interesting to read all the replies, theories and possible names for this type of quilt. I'm pretty sure the step-by-step photos on the German web site are showing a quilt technique that will produe a simalr quilt to my photos. I am also wondering about joining the completed squares - i might hand stich (like you do with hexagons), but a fancy stitch, as you say, would also be pretty. Cheers, Jan.

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    I agree the basic block is an oldie -- I have seen it called an hour glass, but I agree I would make the blocks individually and assemble like a normal quilt. But then the 10 minute block takes me an hour (sigh).
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