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Old 02-28-2021, 05:52 AM
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I agree GingerK, more blocks would make additional meandering chains! Beautiful pattern. Thanks for sharing!
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Old 02-28-2021, 06:10 AM
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Deblovesquilting said it pretty good.
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Old 02-28-2021, 11:13 AM
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thanks so much everyone! I love the pattern but I want it bigger to fit my queen bed.
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Old 02-28-2021, 02:40 PM
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One think to keep in mind is that increasing the size of any block pattern is better if you do it in multiples of the original size pattern. For instance, a 6 inch block can more easily be increased to any multiple of 3 because this is the lowest divisible measurement. So 3, 6, 9, 12, 15. 18, etc is good. Going from 6 to 10 creates some really funky cutting measurements. A 4 inch block is easily divided by 2, making possible blocks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, etc. Ironically, if you are changing an 8 inch block, then your sizes would be 4, 8, 12, 16. A 10 inch block would be multiples of 5. Now there are always exceptions to every rule, whether you are quilting or whatever.

Second item. What I like about your pattern is that it is very balanced. If you want to upsize it, making a larger block is the easiest way to do it. The pattern is an 8x8 grid which is 8x6=48" square. If you upsize it to a 9 inch block, that would be 9x8=72 inch square. A queen bed is typically 68x78 inches, so this would just cover the top of the bed. If you upsize the block to 12 inches, then 8x12= 96 inches square. This might be the size you want.

Another option would be to keep the block as a 6 inch block and add another pattern to both the width and the length. You would need a 12x12 grid. So, 12x6=72. Once again, not big enough. Upsizing to 9 inch blocks will give you 9x12= 96. Now you are back to the original grid but could use the 12 inch block and not have to make as many.

I like borders on my quilts, so I would probably make the 9 inch blocks which results in a 72 inch square and add borders to upsize to the size I want.

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Old 03-01-2021, 09:30 AM
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This is a cool pattern! I drew it up in EQ to play a bit.

I would stick with 6 inch blocks and just make more. If you increase it to 12x12 blocks (72"x72"), it would look like this:
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I like seeing more of the chain pattern. You could then add borders to bring it to the size you want.

Once I drew it out, I wanted to close up the loops. I added another round of background squares and paper pieced blocks, like this:
square-corners.png

That appeals to me, but the finishing blocks are a bit too pointy. I modified them a bit, and got this:
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This layout is 84"x84", so would make a good queen quilt by adding 6-12 inches of borders (total).

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Old 03-01-2021, 04:08 PM
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I agree with everyone that it is pretty easy to just add more blocks or wider borders.
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Old 03-01-2021, 06:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Jennifer23 View Post
This is a cool pattern! I drew it up in EQ to play a bit.
That appeals to me, but the finishing blocks are a bit too pointy. I modified them a bit, and got this:
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This layout is 84"x84", so would make a good queen quilt by adding 6-12 inches of borders (total).
I agree with you. I really like your last variation. Thanks for sharing it.
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Old 03-03-2021, 09:48 PM
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I love your variations Jennifer23 that you did in EQ. I've saved them just in case I ever decide to make this quilt. I do like the finished design a lot.
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