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Thread: I Can't Decide the Layout

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    I Can't Decide the Layout

    I have a horrible habit of not completely reading or listening to directions. I took a class from Jenny Doan on Craftsy on using precuts. One quilt she showed was using charm packs and a jelly roll. The jelly roll you cut 7" long and put on the top/bottom of the charm pack. Then on the sides you put a charm pack cut in half. I had four yards of fabric for my next project so thought I'd cut it into the correct sizes. Instead of going back to watch the class first I just cut all the fabric into 5" squares. Ooops!!! Now I have all these squares I'm trying to figure out how to lay out.
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    I like the 9 patch version.

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    I like the middle picture. You could also do a disappearing 9-patch with the squares.

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    Beautiful fabrics! Given your scenario, I think I would find a coordinating fabric and add narrow sashing.

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    i like the 9 patch as well... definitely not the last picture
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    Go back and watch/listen to the class again. At least that way, you'll know what you SHOULD have done. Then, if you can, find a co-ordinating piece of fabric to use as the jelly roll portion. Or alternately, go with a co-ordinating fabric as sashing between the 9 patch blocks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    i like the 9 patch as well... definitely not the last picture
    Agree! I like the nine patches best, and definitely not the last picture where all the fabrics in the four patch are the same. What would be the point of that...

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    I think the 9 patch with sashing is a really nice idea!

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    I like the 9 patch
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    I like the 9 patch, not the last one.

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    Have to go with the crowd. The 9 Patch looks very nice.
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    You've got a theme going with the fabrics - Italy and wine. I'd cut strips for sashing and frame each square....either in grape (purple), the nice medium green that is in most of the blocks, or black (for drama). It would be beautiful. Then I'd do the borders in a lighter color (maybe 2" wide) and the outer one wider (maybe 4" wide) in darker. You could quilt names of wines in the outer border, or Italian words that describe wines (or grape names), etc, in a contrasting color so it shows up well. It would be a gorgeous quilt.

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    I like the nine patch best.
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    I think fourpatches or ninepatches alternated with a contrasting fabric could be used in a wide variety of patterns and designs.... and you could also cut them into accurate 2.5 inch squares, and use them in the same way....

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    I am in love with the granny squares...that could be an option.

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    Hi

    I like the second one maybe joined with pale green slashes. as a table runners. I reminds me of walk I did in Tuscany.

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    The 9 patch for sure!

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    5 inch squares make a nice Disappearing 9 Patch. I'd put your larger prints in the corners so they don't get cut up.

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    I've decided on the 9 patch. I also thought I could put in the corners the blocks that have black and one in the middle. I'll put a black sash along each block. I'd like to incorporate the purple as a border. That's as far as I've gotten. I greatly appreciate all the suggestions. It has helped a lot!

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    Gorgeous fabrics. Whatever you end up doing will be lovely.

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    The nine patch

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    Nine patch. Go for it!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by EllieGirl View Post
    I've decided on the 9 patch. I also thought I could put in the corners the blocks that have black and one in the middle. I'll put a black sash along each block. I'd like to incorporate the purple as a border. That's as far as I've gotten. I greatly appreciate all the suggestions. It has helped a lot!
    Good choice. Be sure to post pictures when you finish.
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    I like the 9 patches too. I'm also bad with directions. I can do better on my own.
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    I go with the 9 patch. Very nice contrast in light and dark.

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