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    Need some opinions!

    I found this pic on pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/353673376978209826/

    I bought the plastic templates to cut out the 1/4 circles and "border" ... the block is 6.5 inches when done.

    I've done the first row up, and realized that I don't have the "points" like the picture does ... because of course, I'm trying to do something without a pattern.

    Here's what I have so far:

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    This is where I need opinions:

    1 - should I just keep going, I mean it will still be a nice quilt
    2 - should I take it apart (I really don't have that much done) and cut the squares so they are about 5.5 inches (cutting of course the "border" part away)

    Thoughts? and thanks always for the opinions! Always love to read them

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    If your main goal is to achieve the results like the Pinterest quilt, then by all means, stop now and make the corrections. I love the way way it looks now too, either way, I can't wait to see your finished quilt. I'm drooling over your fabric choices, it's going to be beautiful!!
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    I rarely have blocks come out the size that the pattern says. If you are wanting it to be the exact same size, do not be afraid to start over. However, I think it looks just fine. Lovely.
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    I think you need bigger 1/4 circles so they touch when the blocks are sewn together.

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    I vote for trimming. I think it will look lovely.

    Another easy way of making the block would be applique: cut a large circle and a large square. Fold the square in half, then in half again, and press the center fold. Do the same thing with the circle. Open both pieces out flat, then stick a pin through the center of the circle, right in the intersection you just pressed. Then stick the same pin (with the circle still on it) in the center intersection of the square, push the circle down the pin onto the square, then buttonhole stitch or zigzag around the edge of the circle. Turn the block over and cut away the square background that is behind the circle. You should now have a circle appliqued onto a square. Now cut the block into quarters and voila, 4 Drunkard Path blocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltsRfun View Post
    I think you need bigger 1/4 circles so they touch when the blocks are sewn together.
    this was my thought too.
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    I followed the link for that pin link you gave. That took me to Sew Kind of Wonderful blog spot. These quilts take their special Quick Curve ruler to make. If you follow the link and scroll toward the bottom of the page you will see this quilt. Good luck. I would advise you to get the ruler. I have it and it makes these curvy quilts easy to do. http://sewkindofwonderful.blogspot.c...e-we-come.html

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    Just for my information...What size should the blocks have been before sewing together as per the instructions, and what size did you make them? Could you give us the website where you bought the templates?

    After looking at your blocks and what they are supposed to look like, I think you might be adding another 1/4 seam to the templates, when it was already added. Your points are too big and trimming isn't really the answer. What I would do is sew a seam down the long middle of the blocks you have together and then trim, making sure your points are right. Then sew through the middle of the print going across on each of the blocks and take that extra out. Then it should look just like the picture. If you are unsure, then use a long basting stitch that you could easily rip out and just try it.

    You will probably have to cut about 1/4" off each side too.

    OOPS Just saw that you stated the size before sewing.

    I do hope you are talking about the orange & white quilt. That's the one I am trying to get yours to look like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pewa88 View Post
    I followed the link for that pin link you gave. That took me to Sew Kind of Wonderful blog spot. These quilts take their special Quick Curve ruler to make. If you follow the link and scroll toward the bottom of the page you will see this quilt. Good luck. I would advise you to get the ruler. I have it and it makes these curvy quilts easy to do. http://sewkindofwonderful.blogspot.c...e-we-come.html
    This is correct. It looks to me like the template you bought is for the traditional Drunkards path block and the QCC (quick curve ruler) is not for a 1/4 circle like a drunkards path. The QCC is made to do curved piecing and then you line up to marks on the ruler to cut down the unit depending on what pattern you are attempting to make.

    You can try to cut down your DP blocks but it may take some experimentation to get the joined units to come to a point. If you google images of Drunkards path quilts you will most likely find a setting that shows what your completed quilt would look like if you continue on. Or you may find a setting you like better.

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    Wow, I went to the site and looked at the quilts! Fantastic!
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    For kicks, I drew it up with the extra spaces in EQ. I think I would take it apart and trim them down, but it doesn't look bad with the extra space:

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    (you know how when you type a post, the pictures show up much smaller? I really like this one at thumbnail size!)

    I think whichever way you decide, you will end up with a cool-looking quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peckish View Post
    I vote for trimming. I think it will look lovely.

    Another easy way of making the block would be applique: cut a large circle and a large square. Fold the square in half, then in half again, and press the center fold. Do the same thing with the circle. Open both pieces out flat, then stick a pin through the center of the circle, right in the intersection you just pressed. Then stick the same pin (with the circle still on it) in the center intersection of the square, push the circle down the pin onto the square, then buttonhole stitch or zigzag around the edge of the circle. Turn the block over and cut away the square background that is behind the circle. You should now have a circle appliqued onto a square. Now cut the block into quarters and voila, 4 Drunkard Path blocks.
    Peckish - I've done this method - so not a fan! I'm not that great with applique! I would much rather pin!!!! And, they are already all cut out and sewn!

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    Barb and Feline ... well this just goes to show how "lazy" I can be ... I just pinned the pic, and then decided to "make my own" pattern. I didn't even realize there was a pattern!

    I have the plastic templates for the drunkard's path and figured that would work. Um, nope!

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    Jennifer 23 - I think I need to buy whatever it is you used! That would save me lots of time LOL

    I thank EVERYONE for their input. I'm going to try four practice squares and trim it and see what happens. If it works out then I'll just trim them all.

    I really do like the one I picked out to start with!

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    So I just did a quick one ... I took off 1.25 inches and sewed them up

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    So i do believe I will be doing some trimming ... that will be a nice pile of wasted fabric grrr ...

    I'll have to see what I can do with those 1.25 strips!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarionsQuilts View Post
    So I just did a quick one ... I took off 1.25 inches and sewed them up

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    So i do believe I will be doing some trimming ... that will be a nice pile of wasted fabric grrr ...

    I'll have to see what I can do with those 1.25 strips!
    Now this looks like the picture. You are doing good.
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    Goid luck. Make sure you post the quilt when you finish, it will be beautiful. I love curved pieced quilts.

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    Your last pic looks like the 10 minute block. I have a book on it, I just need to get it and make one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarionsQuilts View Post
    Jennifer 23 - I think I need to buy whatever it is you used! That would save me lots of time LOL

    I thank EVERYONE for their input. I'm going to try four practice squares and trim it and see what happens. If it works out then I'll just trim them all.

    I really do like the one I picked out to start with!
    I used EQ7. It was expensive, but I have a lot of fun with it, and it does save fabric on failed tests. I'm not very good with it yet; for example, I would have liked to remove the black lines between the blocks, but don't know how. You strike me as the type of person that would enjoy EQ7, if you felt like investing in it. You should check it out.

    Your new test block looks good! I saw a picture of a quilt from the Japanese International Quilt Festival that was all log cabin blocks. Some used 1" (1/2" finished) strips, and some used 3/4" and 1.25" strips (1/4" and 3/4" finished) for curved cabins. You could try something like that with your trimmed strips, if you were willing to cut a bunch more even skinnier!

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    It looks like you've figured out what changes need to be made...please post your finished quilt when you get it done. I love the fabrics you've chose.
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    Thanks all for the input ... I always receive some awesome advice, help and comments!

    Love love love this board!

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    So it's all done ... I posted pics in this thread:

    https://www.quiltingboard.com/pictur...ml#post7865665

    Thanks for everyone's help!

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