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Thread: Opinions: D9P or Stacked Coin pattern?

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    Opinions: D9P or Stacked Coin pattern?

    Ok, I want to start my quilt using my Berenstain Bears fabric I got. I can't decided between D9P or stacked coin. I have not done either pattern and want to try both sometime but which would be better for this fabric?

    Thanks!

    Here is my fabric:

    The yellow will be the backing.

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    I wish I knew....watching to see what others recommend.
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    Stacked Coins are relatively narrow pieces of fabric, so your pictures in your fabric would be chopped up.
    With D9P, you could adjust your block sizes to see more of the print ... or could fussy cut the specific pictures in the print.

    If doing the D9P, you might want to use the yellow on the front ... or other contrasting colours for the stripped pieces and smaller squares that will be formed when you cut it up.

    And too, there are LOTS of other patterns to consider to show off this lovely print.
    The first I think about would be a snowball pattern or variation of it.
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    I agree with QuiltE. The stacked coins should use many different fabrics for the effect.
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    Warm Wishes would work well and the focus print Bears would not have to be so chopped up. Just a simple 8 1/2" square of the print alternated with a 4-patch of the other two fabrics would also look great (think Downey kid's quilt pattern). Your Bernstein Bears need to be seen and making little blocks with tiny pieces will not show off your fabric. Even the BQ pattern would be great.
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    I would go with a pattern that uses larger pieces . Would be nice to be able to enjoy the bear fabric without cutting so small you can not tell what it is!!!

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    Depending on the size of your D9P, if you put prints in the corners you would be fine. What size are you planning for your blocks?

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    I agree with D9P with the large print in the corners so they don't get cut up. I think we have a QB tutorial on keeping directioal prints in D9P going the right way? I am going to try the X and O pattern from Missouri Star Quilt tutorial for my next quick quilt. It starts with a 5 inch square that you sew diagonal across 2 1/2 in squares placed on 2 corners to make a block. It would work with your fabric too.

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    I had thought about keeping the layers cake as and following the D9P using the 10 inch instead of the 5 inch charm.

    I will research some more.
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    Oh, that's a layer cake at the bottom? You might want to check out the tutorial from Missouri Star for using a layer cake, making one cut dividing each block into 6" & 4" rectangles & then mixing them up. Each square is alternated, like split rail fence, and it turns out really cute! You could use the white for sashing or border, but this way you wouldn't lose the beautiful patterns of the prints.

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    I just looked at the Double Slice Layer Cake Quilt from MSCO, love it! I will use that pattern for the cake. Thanks for suggesting it.
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    I struggled a lot with a pattern because I wanted to preserve the bears - didn't want to cut the up. I ended up used a Moda Bake Shop pattern - baby lattice quilt - http://www.modabakeshop.com/2011/10/...uilt.html#more - for the "girly" fabrics, and am saving the "boy" fabrics for another quilt someday. Have fun!

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    Oh cute!!! This is for me so I plan to use as much of the cake as I can. I bought the extra bear yardage for the binding. I did plan to use the white for border, sashing or as a buffer of all the colors in the block.
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    I agree with everyone else, larger pieces would show off the bear fabric so nice. Your fabric is very pretty and I can't wait to see what you make with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tngal22 View Post
    Ok, I want to start my quilt using my Berenstain Bears fabric I got. I can't decided between D9P or stacked coin. I have not done either pattern and want to try both sometime but which would be better for this fabric?

    Thanks!

    Here is my fabric:

    The yellow will be the backing.

    Your prints seem to be pretty big. In order to save the designs, I'd consider a Warm Wishes pattern with the addition of a couple solids or tonals. Maybe red/blue or green/yellow. I'd make the squares 8-10" squares---------5 blocks across and 7 blocks long. If you have enough fabric! Gingham checks would be pretty with the white to make the frame blocks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    Stacked Coins are relatively narrow pieces of fabric, so your pictures in your fabric would be chopped up.
    With D9P, you could adjust your block sizes to see more of the print ... or could fussy cut the specific pictures in the print.

    If doing the D9P, you might want to use the yellow on the front ... or other contrasting colours for the stripped pieces and smaller squares that will be formed when you cut it up.

    And too, there are LOTS of other patterns to consider to show off this lovely print.
    The first I think about would be a snowball pattern or variation of it.
    Good pick. Snowballs would really show off the fabrics without butchering them.
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    Thanks everyone! I am leaning towards the Double Slice Layer Cake pattern but will check the others out too.
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    Ok, love the snowball pattern too. Now to chose! I think ya'll made it worse. lol

    Question, the snowball pattern tutorial I found used a 8" square and 4 - 2 3/4" squares. If I want to keep the layer cake as (less cutting), would I just add 2" to the smaller squares?
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    Dp9 for sure. The stacked coins will just chop up the prints.

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    I agree with QuiltE. The snowball would show off the pattern really well.

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    I would make a D9P using 5 inch squares with the white in the center, the B Bears prints in the outer corners of the 9 patch and I would use the gold for the other squares. That way the B Bears fabrics will not be cut again when the 9 patch disappears! With the stacked coin pattern the bears will be cut to pieces.

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    You could also use the Attic Windows pattern and use the yellow and another color for the sashes and highlight the bears in the windows.

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    I have started the quilt. It was a hard decision to make but I went with.....oops not telling. lol Just wait and see. I can't wait to see how it looks when I am done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BeckySt View Post
    Depending on the size of your D9P, if you put prints in the corners you would be fine. What size are you planning for your blocks?
    This is exactly what I had in mind too. I'm starting a baby quilt with three fabrics; the focus print will be in the four corners because I don't want them cut when cutting for the D9P.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    Stacked Coins are relatively narrow pieces of fabric, so your pictures in your fabric would be chopped up.
    With D9P, you could adjust your block sizes to see more of the print ... or could fussy cut the specific pictures in the print.

    If doing the D9P, you might want to use the yellow on the front ... or other contrasting colours for the stripped pieces and smaller squares that will be formed when you cut it up.

    And too, there are LOTS of other patterns to consider to show off this lovely print.
    The first I think about would be a snowball pattern or variation of it.
    I agree. I love the D9P. You could use the yellow for the center block only and then for the backing. I agree that the blocks would need to be larger, perhaps 5 or 6 inches. The snowball is a good one.If you add another fabric, perhaps warm wishes would work as well.
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