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Old 04-28-2011, 04:55 PM
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Originally Posted by kwhite
Print some of these and pick up some colored pencils and play with the colors
This is the perfect way to do it. That way you'll have a visual pattern to look at and count how many of each type you need, light to dark. I would do it this way myself, and I've already made a queen size Storm at Sea.
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Old 04-28-2011, 04:58 PM
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Well, everyone's on the same page! :thumbup:
It took me forever to get those links to work. ;-)
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Old 04-28-2011, 05:56 PM
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Originally Posted by MTS
Is it way more work than doing 64 identical blocks?
You bet!
But the results........
I am 61 years old and don't think there is enough time left in my lifetime to make a quilt with 2021 pieces but it is a beautiful quilt. Especially since my son wants a king size quilt. I am getting the idea of what everyone is talking about. I have collected a number of different blues but think maybe some batik might be in order also. May have to make a trip into the closest town with a good sized LQS. I do have EQ7 so should be able to play with it some to see what I can come up with. The sites mentioned above had some real beauties. Thanks, Ann in TN
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Old 04-28-2011, 06:26 PM
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I'm in agreement with everyone else as far as doing a line drawing and then using colored pencils to work out your colors. Since you have EQ7 that should help (I understand, anyway, since I don't have one myself).

My only change (for anyone without a computer program to assist) would be to suggest that instead of just coloring directly on your line drawing, I might recommend you lightly "block in" some colors lightly over the drawing first. THEN go ahead and refine what colors you are going to use in each patch. That way your colors may "blend" together more successfully in the way you want them. I hope this makes sense to you. I don't know that I can explain it any more clearly (although I would be happy to try!).

Please let us see photos of your progress. This is one pattern I am anxious to work with myself. Good Luck!
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Old 04-28-2011, 06:45 PM
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http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-85776-1.htm

Here is mine, not sure if I can help.
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Old 04-28-2011, 06:47 PM
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Oh, I only set up a few of the blocks and put them in the place I wanted them to be. otherwise I let the colors fall where they did.
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Old 04-28-2011, 06:48 PM
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Ann, I made one from that was in a book by Nancy J. Martin. It wasn't hard at all. It looks a lot harder than it is.
I wish I could remember which book :(
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Old 04-29-2011, 01:06 AM
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Originally Posted by hopetoquilt
There are some batik fabrics that go gradually from a darker to lighter shade. I will google to see if I can find what I am thinking of. Hope this makes sense... or even dying some fabric where is gets slightly lighter...I love the look of a storm at sea
Batik Cascade by Avlyn :)
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Old 04-29-2011, 01:17 AM
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More Traditional Quilts Made Easy is the book I use. I have mad a couple and will make more. SAS is one of my favorite patterns.

Also, I may suggest when you are cutting your pieces, cut them one at a time and lay out on your design wall, floor, or bed so you can see how it is working and do a little tweeking from your drawing/pattern.
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Old 04-29-2011, 03:32 AM
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Oh my gosh!
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