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Thread: Help me find Around The Corner pattern

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    Being a newbie to this site, tho I have been received the newsletter for about a year now and always look at the photos for inspiration. ...I need some help.

    I am trying to find a quilt pattern for Around the Corner...my daughter is having her first baby, and wouldn't you know it, she loves this picture of a quilt, called Around the Corner. It is so cute.

    I have found the block in Judy Martin's book, Scrap Quilts...but it is just the block, not the entire directions for the quilt. Is there any help for me? The actual quilt is a mini block type....tho I could adjust that. Help, Help. Help Any suggestions on where/how to locate this would be appreciated.

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    Hello and Welcome :D :D :D

    I found these two, but I am betting it is the second link that has what you are looking for :wink:

    http://www.flavinglover.com/around_c...ructions_2.htm

    http://quilting.about.com/od/blockof...und_corner.htm

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    Hope this helps you, I think it is a 4 1/2 " block!

    http://www.flavinglover.com/around_c...ructions_2.htm

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    Ninnie, it has the same name, but it is not a rendition of the log cabin. Its similar to the one noted below by amma (the quilting about.com one),...that is almost it... but the big beige square is complete in the center, that is the problem..., and tipped on point like in the link...so there would have to be a few more triangles to make the final square all bigger and accomodate this enlarged beige square. It IS the block, however....almost...does anyone have an extended one like that? thanks. i need all the help I can get.

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    Hi, Loretta...I'm in Wisconsin too.

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    I have Scrap Quilts and put the block in EQ6 - is this the block you mean? I just quickly chose some colors, but I think it would be better with a scrappier look when put into a quilt.

    That would not be an easy block to piece. I think I would try paper piecing.

    I'm not sure what information you're looking for, or what size block you want to make.
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    Oh, dunster, indeed that is it! I assume EQ6 is some quilters program? I was looking for a pattern for an entire quilt, using this Around The Corner block. I am a beginner quilter, its my 4th quilt...so I need directions to help me organize, plan etc. (In a perfect world!) I was hoping someone, somewhere out in the quilting universe knew of such. The directions on the about.com site would be some help, with some adjustments....

    any ideas? You're the best. Thanks for finding it. The photo of the baby quilt Dana found appears to be approximately a 4" block...or a 6"...its hard to tell. It is definately not a 12". It is beautiful. A labor of love.

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    EQ6 is quilt design software. It does a number of things, but it doesn't really provide complete instructions. It will give an estimate of yardage, and provide a foundation pattern, and give rotary cutting instructions (not for the whole quilt, but for a single block).

    I made another version of the block using baby colors, and made up a quilt image using those blocks. The design I'm showing is 6" blocks, 7 blocks by 8 blocks in size, with a 3" border. The total size is 48 x 54. The directions you would need for making a quilt would depend on many things - the number of fabrics you want to use, and where in the block and border you want to use them; the size of the block you want to use; the finished size of the quilt you want to have; - probably more that I'm not thinking about. If you can provide more of that information I can plug it into EQ6 and try to help.
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    WOW What a great looking quilt ! Keep us posted on your progress

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    dunster...you have a heart of gold. Thanks for helping. I like the idea of a 6" block...not too little!...and I think the dimensions of the finished quilt you mentioned would be about perfect. So, that looks like a "go" for me. I would like to add a little dinky border before the 3" border, to frame the inside blocks, is that possible, the skinnier the better.

    And when you say how many fabrics...I am intending this to be completely a scrap quilt and have old clothing from every ancestor little Maisie has had...some of the old fabric goes back to my grandfather and my great grand-mother, tho admittedly, every time I make another of these heirloom quilts, you only get a couple of little blocks!!! of the oldest fabric. Everybody in the family knows...don't let your kid throw up on THAT block. I would say that there will probably be about 80 different fabrics all told, I'm guessing.

    In the finished quilt that Dana saw a photo of...each big square is entirely different, and thus it looks very scrappy, which I love. It does not appear that light/dark for particular portions held true. It looks like each block was made independently, but with the following guide for all. Exceptions noted.

    From the center of an individual block
    1.... The center square is a different color than anything else in the block.

    Going out from the center square
    2......the 4 triangles making up the innermost "on point" square are all the same fabric
    3......the next square out (not on Point), those 4 triangles are of a different fabric
    4.....next "on point" square...the 4 corners of it are of a new fabric, but (4b)the little 8 triangles along its perimeter are different fabric than those corners, and any other fabric used
    5.....the big square, not on point...some of those 4 corners are of the same fabric or print, but in some blocks,the four corners are all in the same family of color, but different fabrics, 4 red prints, or 4 odd prints. However, this would be fabrics not already used in the block.

    5b...still the final big square.....the 8 triangles are of one fabric. A new one, of course.

    I did try to copy the diagram and put numbers on it, but I am not that computer savvy! Hope this makes perfect sense to you. Thanks again...and if you send me a piece of material I will put you in!!! the quilt!!!Let me know...there are 1800 pieces in this beauty, I'm sure I'll be able to work it in. LOL.

    Bless you, dunster

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    I love scrappy quilts! That's wonderful that you have fabrics with so many memories to work with.

    This block is not an easy one. Do you plan to sew by hand or machine? Are you going to paper piece it? Or use freezer paper backing? Do you plan to rotary cut or use templates? I'm not sure whether I can be of any additional help, but if I can please let me know.

    Just a suggestion - you might want to practice making the block using different methods to see what will work best for you. Good luck with the quilt.



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    dunster...I wanted you to say this was going to be a snap! You have been a big help already...would you be able to print me the directions for rotary cutting a block? That might be the answer to my prayers. Does your program tell you..."cut 4- 2" squares from fabric A, and then 8 2" triangles from fabbric B, etc...that would be nice, otherwise I am not sure of the dimensions of each of the individual parts....hmmmmm. And if it gives you yardage, I'll take it. I will go to the public library and print off whatever you post, that will be my quilt directions....I am at the cabin up North and do not have a printer attached here. Rats.

    I am going to machine quilt it...that I do know. I'm not sure which would be smarter, to try paper piecing or freezer paper....templates? I have used templates on one quilt, a sampler...my first quilt, entirely hand-stitched, and my last! (hand stitched). I have used a paper pattern with directions from quilting books for the others, is that paper piecing? I have no idea what or how to do freezer paper, and can see I could read up on that before you throw your hands in the air, we beginners are rather naive sometimes...isn't it enough to say, "I love this quilt...and then struggle thru as best we can?....oh, there is a better way...how did I know that. In my retirement, I will have to take a few classes so as not to sound quite so desperate and befuddled. LOL. Hope this isn't too much trouble, dunster, I know it takes time. I will go now and check up on the freezer paper vs paper piecing dilemna.

    Anybody have brilliant suggestions, I am trying to organize my thinking before tackling the actual piecing/cutting etc. Advice is welcome.

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    EQ6 does print out the rotary cutting directions, with nice diagrams, but I can't quite figure out how to copy them for you, so I will repeat them this way instead. I will refer to the colors in the block I sent earlier.

    For the yellow center square, cut 1 piece 2" square.
    For the 4 light blue triangles, cut 1 piece 2 11/16 inches square, and then cut it on the diagonal each way.
    For the 4 dark blue triangles, cut 1 piece 2 3/8 inches square, and then cut it on the diagonal each way.
    For the 8 light pink triangles, cut 2 pieces 2 11/16 inches square, and then cut each on the diagonal each way.
    The 4 dark pink smaller size squares are 1 9/16 inches square.
    For the 8 light yellow triangles, cut 4 pieces 2 3/8 inches square and cut on the diagonal once.
    Cut 4 corner squares 2" square.

    Notice all the measurements that are really hard to measure accurately? That's because you're adding triangles to the sides of squares. It can be hard to get them sewn accurately.

    Are you really, really sold on this particular block? I could suggest others that would look just as nice, but be much easier to put together. I wish someone else would weigh in on this - it may be that I'm just too cautious or not that good at piecing, but I would avoid having to do all those stretchy bias edges, adding triangles to squares - it makes my head hurt to think about it. If I were doing it I would definitely paper piece it.


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    dunster...firstly, thanks again. Secondly, I did go read some of the stuff about paper piecing and freezer paper and realized that I need a class in this! The freezer paper approach to applique is more up my alley but is not how you would use it on this block, more like the paper piecing? Anyhow, tho I got a bit excited about learning this technique...paper piecing, I would prefer to take my time, take a class, and maybe even do this quilt as my project....but I do see the advantage to the technique, making everything fit perfectly, especially if it has points.

    I am also a bit concerned that I am working with very small pieces, for me. So...I'm getting a little nervous about doing this pattern without step by step directions, which is what I have always had...and the realization that maybe there is an easier way to get this scrappy look...but without the same amount of pain that this one might entail. LOL. What are your suggestions, as no...I am no longer bound and determined that it has to be this pattern. I am hoping you have some great ideas!

    Help...newbie needs a scrappy, baby quilt....patterns to rave about? Send suggestions. Thanks for hanging in there with me, dunster.

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    I think it might be time for you to start a new thread to ask for suggestions. Most people probably read the title of this one, saw that the pattern had been identified, and no longer look at the responses. I will also send you some patterns to consider. The one I was thinking about is really pretty, but I don't have any written directions for it, so it probably wouldn't work out for you. I made a quilt from it last year, before I joined this forum, so I haven't posted it yet. There are a lot of pieces in it, but they are easier to cut and put together than the ones in your block.

    You could also ask in your new thread what other people think of your around the corner block. Maybe someone knows of a good way to make it that I don't know about.

    The other thing that might be most helpful to you is to go to a quilt store, or JoAnn's, even the library, somewhere with lots of quilting books to look at. Skim through until you find some scrappy quilts that really catch your eye. Look carefully at the directions and see if they are easy to follow.

    I agree with you that paper piecing is best learned in a class. I learned at a LQS - their class taught the Judy Niemeyer way - and I love doing it, though I haven't done anything really difficult yet. The other thing that I was talking about with freezer paper is explained here:
    http://www.geocities.com/quiltfrenzy/3dtriangle5.html
    I've only used it once, but it did help put together a difficult block. It would be very time consuming using it for every patch in every block in a quilt though.

    There are also some very traditional designs, like log cabin, that can be done with scraps, provided you have the light/dark mix. In fact almost any quilt can be made scrappy, whether it's shown that way or not.

    These are the two blocks I was thinking about, and the pattern they make together. The two blocks are actually exactly the same, except for the direction of some of the patches.
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    Gone to library to print out everything you have sent me...I need to ponder it, and will try to make a block...lets see how bad it actuallly is....light a candle for me, Dunster.

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    its me again, dunster. i have done some pondering of the Around the Corner, and am going to make up a block or two before deciding if I can do it or not....I am wondering, on your program, what kind of seams are included in the block cutting directions..., the usual 5/8 inch?????or less??? Your cutting instructions would include that, right? Or do I add this seam allowance on to each piece...it appears the seam is not included in the dimensions, and that I would have to add that onto each template/piece in the block... am I right????? Thanks dunster. I have to admit I am getting excited about the quilt... but have to make 30 placemats for a baby shower first...hate it when that happens, getting in the way of that "surge" when pondering a new project.

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    Standard quilting seam is always 1/4 inch, and it is included in the cutting directions. Dressmaking patterns allow 5/8 inch, but not quilting.

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