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Thread: Making an "Oh My Gosh" quilt--pure insanity or not? I'd love some tips from the sage.

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    Making an "Oh My Gosh" quilt--pure insanity or not? I'd love some tips from the sage.

    So, I saw this quilt a few months ago and can not get it out of my head. I've googled and there are several other ones online to admire as well.

    This is the quilt I'm talking about: http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...ed-t92088.html

    I've never made blocks near this small before. From what I gather, the 9 patches and HST are 1.5 inches finished. I can't tell if that "finished" is after the initial construction of the 9 patch--or after it is sewn into the entire quilt which would make it 2 inches?? The 4 patches in the on point patch are said to be 1 inch. So, I am assuming that when the "on point" triangles are added it makes it equal to the 9 patches and HST. I haven't played around yet and I'm thinking I'm probably going to burn myself unless I get a small iron.

    Questions: Do I have the dementions for the blocks correct (the strips for the 9 patch should be cut at 1 inch so that when the 3 strips are sewn together, they are 1.5 in width--after sewn with the rest of the blocks)?

    Should I get a small or mini iron (what size in inches do you think would be best--I have a full size iron only)?

    I am going to use Fairy Frost fabrics (I have about 32 different FQ's right now of yellows, pinks, lavendar/purple, greens/teals and blues) and are planning to use a solid or white on white. Many of the quilts use a small print for the background fabric. Do you think it would be better to find a background that has tiny splatters of some color or will white be good?

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    I think the white on white will be just perfect! This is going to be beautiful with your color choices of Fairy Frosts! Can't wait to see the finished product!!!
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    Slightly off topic - but could you please tell me where you got your Fairy Frost FQ?? I bought my first one (black with silver sparkles) at the Paducah Quilt Show this year and have decided that I need more of that fabulous stuff. I have looked on the internet but am not sure just what to look for - the fabric with the sparkles.
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    I have that pattern, and have been collecting fabrics for over a year. I will be watching your progress, I am not ready to start my quilt yet as I have so many UFO's to finish first. That quilt caught my eye and I can't wait to get it started. I have chosen white on white and ecru prints for the background and various fat quarters for the colors. I think I will have a scrappy look, at least I hope so. Good luck with your quilt.
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    On this site ( http://www.generations-quilt-pattern...osh-quilt.html ) says that the nine patch and the little 4 square patches finish at 1 inch so they would be 1.5 in unfinished. I've never seen that quilt before but now it's on my list of quilts to make someday...lol!
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    Beautiful quilt....but way too difficult for me. I admire you!!

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    I haven't made this one ... though did see it at a Quilt Show this winter.

    I've been thinking of it as a want to do sometime (and that usually means soon!) ... whether it becomes a full bed quilt? or a table topper? or somewhere in between?

    It'd be a perfect scrappy project that I'd just make with bits and pieces as they are leftover from other projects.
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    I have not made that pattern but I have seen one and all I can say is "oh my GOSH! I see you are using Fairy Frost and it is lovely but be careful with ironing it. I ironed some white and I found that the right side stuck to my iron. When ironing make sure to iron from the back.

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    if you do a search on this board, there are several members who have made oh my gosh quilts. i am making a quilt with 1.5" squares and use my regular rowenta iron (which is a monster size) just fine. however, i believe the size pieces you will be working with here are smaller so a mini clover iron may benefit you well.

    good luck with your project and i will be looking forward to seeing your progress and eventual finished quilt. this quilt will not be added to my bucket list. i will just admire it from afar as it is a beautifully amazing quilt project.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    I have not made that pattern but I have seen one and all I can say is "oh my GOSH! I see you are using Fairy Frost and it is lovely but be careful with ironing it. I ironed some white and I found that the right side stuck to my iron. When ironing make sure to iron from the back.
    ITA with you, Tartan ... the finish on Fairy Frost is like plastic, and IMHO just not a nice fabric as a result. I bought a couple of pieces and until I started to work with it, didn't realize what it was like. As a result, the pieces are stashed in my stash!
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    ITA with you, Tartan ... the finish on Fairy Frost is like plastic, and IMHO just not a nice fabric as a result. I bought a couple of pieces and until I started to work with it, didn't realize what it was like. As a result, the pieces are stashed in my stash!


    I found the fabric to be a bit thicker, so the seams on one that small might pose a challenge. It will be beautiful though! Good luck,
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    Quote Originally Posted by applique View Post
    I found the fabric to be a bit thicker, so the seams on one that small might pose a challenge. It will be beautiful though! Good luck,
    Good thought, Applique ... with that plastic-y finish, I found the fabric just didn't press out very well .... or then you end up with it melting as Tartan mentioned!

    For an OMG quilt, pressing at every step would be important to get the best results ... and I think Fairy Frost would just be a nightmare! All IMHO and based on my own experiences with it.
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    Googled "ohmygosh" and can find lots of pictures but not the pattern. Where did you get yours? Thanks
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    I purchased the pattern from Quakertown Quilts. It hasn't arrived yet but I am excited to get it and hope it has helpful tips on pressing and dealing with small pieces.

    I have been thinking about the possible issues with the Fairy Frost and think it could be a tough issue. Now I 'm not sure if I should pick different fabric or at least try it and either have good results or just ok results. I think I'll post a new thread asking specifically about Fairy Frost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngelinaMaria View Post
    I purchased the pattern from Quakertown Quilts. It hasn't arrived yet but I am excited to get it and hope it has helpful tips on pressing and dealing with small pieces.

    I have been thinking about the possible issues with the Fairy Frost and think it could be a tough issue. Now I 'm not sure if I should pick different fabric or at least try it and either have good results or just ok results. I think I'll post a new thread asking specifically about Fairy Frost.
    you can also try using a pressing cloth to keep your iron from getting gummed up. there are several board members who have made this quilt, perhaps they can give you some great tips. do a search on the board for the threads. here are a couple of them.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...t84336-14.html
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...-t97201-5.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by AngelinaMaria View Post
    I purchased the pattern from Quakertown Quilts. It hasn't arrived yet but I am excited to get it and hope it has helpful tips on pressing and dealing with small pieces.

    I have been thinking about the possible issues with the Fairy Frost and think it could be a tough issue. Now I 'm not sure if I should pick different fabric or at least try it and either have good results or just ok results. I think I'll post a new thread asking specifically about Fairy Frost.
    The best way is to give it a try ... don't cut out all your fabrics til you do a test run for it. You'll know pretty quickly as to whether you want to use it or not.

    You've already received a lot of good suggestions, so I'm not sure you'd garner much new info in a new thread. Rather you'd be more likely to gather more confusion!
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    I don't think I'll ever make this quilt. But never say never!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nancyw View Post
    I don't think I'll ever make this quilt. But never say never!
    well nancy i'm saying never and i mean it. lol
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    Wow, those squares are intense, I think you are doing well. I will watch from afar with great admiration! :-)

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    Oh my gosh!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Havplenty View Post
    well nancy i'm saying never and i mean it. lol
    Me, either. Can't wait to see yours.
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    So, I have done a test 9 patch to see how it will work. I prewashed, dried and starched only a few of my fabrics to start with so the color selection isn't as good as it could be but this gives an idea. The fabric is thick but I've worked with similar fabric last fall making 10 quilts for Christmas. It is probably harder using a thick fabric for such tiny pieces but this block wasn't that hard so I'll next try the 4 patches on point-that will definately be the hardest block. I'll have to wait till the pattern arrives before I do that one so I get the measurements correct.

    The middle square is a lime green and didn't photograph very well. The light lavendar looks a little too light compared to the other fabrics so I'll have to decide if I want to use my lighter shades or just keep to the medium and medium dark ones.
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    I have this pattern, and am collecting/cutting fabrics for it. Just puttering along, but am making progress!
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    I tried to order this pattern through Quakertown Quilts but it said I needed a tax # and a purchase order #. I was just going to put in the #1 but it wouldn't let me do it. Did anyone else have a problem? or what did I do wrong?

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