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Thread: New Quilt Idea (Part 2)

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    Super Member Flying_V_Goddess's Avatar
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    Since I've updated my design a bit and my internet is running to slow to go find the original post I'm just going to start a new post.

    Here's the design layout I came up for this quilt (as well as a key for each block and how many of each is needed---I think I counted it right). I'll add the colorless version later when I have more time...some of you were interested in making the design in your own color schemes.





    What do you think?

    Not quite sure how big this quilt's gonna be yet. Ideally, about 81x99 (9" blocks)...depends on what size the batting is (someone on here was kind enough to send me fabric and batting :)). Then there's still figuring out how to make these blocks in a way where I'm not left totally confused.

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    I love that border--and how the design goes right into it. :thumbup:

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    I think you are well on your way to becoming a quilt designer. Lovely and easy to follow. Two key ingredients to a great design!

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    Yvonne: You really think so? Maybe I should send in this design to a magazine or something.

    There's still just one problem...still need instructions on how to make a double pinwheel and a square in a sqaure as well as figuring out how big the triangles have to be to make the desired size block. I found out the batting I'm getting is about 80x90 so---if my math is right---the biggest I can go for with this design layout is 72x88...so my blocks would have to be 8".

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    That pattern is great. You for sure are a designer! Might want to check around about how to get your designs out so you can make money on it. In the meen time I am copying this one. 8) Great work!

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    Still need help on how to actually go about making this. My Internet's really slow so its difficult trying to search for a good website that would have instructions on how to make these blocks...and I don't think I'd have much luck finding one on how to specifically make them 8".

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    :roll: I cannot tell you how to do it, :shock: as I am inexperienced at anything but simple designs. I just wanted to tell you that I think it is a beautiful design. :lol: :lol: I can hardly wait till you can do it and show us. I want to wish you luck, and tell you you have real design talent there. :lol: :lol:
    Deb :mrgreen:

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    Try http://www.quilterscache.com and look under quilt blocks galore. The square in a square block and the pinwheel 12 inch block seem to be your two main blocks. You would have to cut your pieces smaller to get 8 inches, but I bet if you played around with it a bit, you could figure it out. I think your quilt is going to be great!

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    Here's a few sites I found:

    http://www.equilters.com/library/PFP/square-in-square.html

    and the one Lucky Patsy's "Mom" told us about:

    http://www.quilterscache.com/S/SquareinSquareBlock.html

    http://www.quilterscache.com/P/PinwheelBlock.html

    I'm so glad someone was able to send you fabric and batting!

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    I can run you up some cutting directions for both blocks, just let me know what size you want and I will post on the thread here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Celeste
    Here's a few sites I found:

    http://www.equilters.com/library/PFP/square-in-square.html

    and the one Lucky Patsy's "Mom" told us about:

    http://www.quilterscache.com/S/SquareinSquareBlock.html

    http://www.quilterscache.com/P/PinwheelBlock.html

    I'm so glad someone was able to send you fabric and batting!
    I'm glad bj was kind enough to buy and send it. :D

    Yayness! Instructions I can actually understand! Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShellyQ
    I can run you up some cutting directions for both blocks, just let me know what size you want and I will post on the thread here.
    I think I'll need the extra help. I spent like three hours the other night trying to figure out how big to cut my pieces, drawing on my little dry erase board and using my calculator. I only got as far as figuring out for my double pinwheel blocks I could get two half squares out of a 5" square. And I'm not entirely sure if I got that right. lol.

    I'm gonna need 8" blocks. Is it possible for you to give me directions that doesn't involve strip cutting? It will be a total nightmare for me to try and cut a paralell strip of fabric. I can't afford to screw up the cutting process so I need some sort of cutting process that doesn't totally make me feel like I'm doing surgery on someone.

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    Hi there, i'm new to the forum, but just wanted to say your pattern is absolutely beautiful! I don't know if this will help, but i usually use graph paper to make my patterns, and it takes the guessing and calculating out of the picture. But honestly, your pattern looks really really hard, good luck with it!

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    Ok, instead of rotary cutting instructions, I've done you some templates so you won't need to do strip cutting. you will need to join the patt for the large square. Then you could use the paper patts to make some cardboard templates. I just glue the paper to some cardboard and cut out when dry. All the best with your new project, looks like it's coming along great.
    PS: The templates include a marked quarter inch seam allowance, don't forget to click print as image under advanced properties in adobe Reader so that the seam allowances will print out, also make sure scaling is set at nil
    Cheers



    Download for templates for Pinwheel Block, 8 inch finished size

    Download for Templates for Square in Square, 8 inch finished size

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    Flying V..what a lovely and exciting pattern. I'm just going to have to steal it...should I wait until you have the instructions done?

    It will be beautiful~
    Patti

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandpat
    Flying V..what a lovely and exciting pattern. I'm just going to have to steal it...should I wait until you have the instructions done?

    It will be beautiful~
    Patti
    You have permission to steal. :mrgreen:

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShellyQ
    Ok, instead of rotary cutting instructions, I've done you some templates so you won't need to do strip cutting. you will need to join the patt for the large square. Then you could use the paper patts to make some cardboard templates. I just glue the paper to some cardboard and cut out when dry. All the best with your new project, looks like it's coming along great.
    PS: The templates include a marked quarter inch seam allowance, don't forget to click print as image under advanced properties in adobe Reader so that the seam allowances will print out, also make sure scaling is set at nil
    Cheers
    Awesome, but there's one problem: my printer isn't working. :(

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    try your local library - mine charges ten centa a page for nice laser prints.

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    I'm positive my library does prints, but I'm not sure how I could do it since its on an Adobe file...obviously I couldn't go save the file onto their computer and then print it off.

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    Oh, I did say I was going to post the colorless version for those who want to steal and come up with their own color scheme. Here it is.


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    This looks like it is coming along quite nicely!!
    ~Tiffany

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    Thanks so much for the permission to steal, however...that does take some of the fun out of it :lol:

    This one is going on my list of definites to do...thank you

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    It still wouldn't hurt to try to print at the library. When I hit "download" it only does it temporarily for me. Perhaps your library will too. If you're worried about it, ask the librarian about it. That's what they're there for!

    Oh, and BJ, you're an angel!

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    Thank you Celeste, but a good project like V's should not go undone for want of fabric. I'm anxious to see the progress on the quilt. I think everyone has been very helpful, and does the heart good to see the amount of helping and caring that happen on this board. We ROCK!

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    Wow!! That colorless one will make a fabulous coloring sheet for my 5th graders. I call it the Flying V contest. :D Maybe for the Valentine's party.

    I can't wait to see even a few squares done.
    Flying V--what colors did you decide on?

    Woo Hoo!!

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