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Thread: Pam Bono Patterns

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    Pam Bono Patterns

    Has anyone here made a quilt designed by Pam Bono? I friend sent me a pattern of her's that is out of this world gorgeous. But, it looks so hard. I'm not sure if it is within my realm of expertise. So, I was just wondering if anyone on the board had attempted one of her quilts. And, if so, just how hard was it to make?
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    I did a small wallhanging and found the pattern pretty easy to follow
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    I've done a few that looked hard but after getting going on them they were quite fun and not to hard.
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    I just finished piecing a tabletopper and I found it very easy to follow. I am very impressed with her pattern.

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    Her designs that I've seen are all square, rectangle, triangle pieced. They look serious but are actually simple.

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    I made her sunflower quilt and it is beautiful. Some of the squares are maybe 1" square, but her instructions are very complete and it all comes out perfectly. Just take your time and you will love it!

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    I did the Wedding Ring Quilt. The directions were not so bad but the outcome was terrible. There was a major flaw in the outcome, even though I followed the directions. I have to say I don't need to do another one of her quilts, however, good luck.
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    Stop, place your mind in a new place. If you think it is beyond you it will be.
    Now read the pattern a zillion times if you like at different times of the day. Read first part until you understand, read 2 the same now start . If you have any problems with any step thousands are here willing to advise no problems.
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    I love Pam Bono patterns and have done several of them. One piece of advice though... when cutting your fabric be sure to label your pieces (ie: A5, B5a)...it makes life soooo much easier.
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    I too have made several of her patterns as she is one of my favorite designers. Tips1) Read the pattern all the way through before you begin so you understand the way it works;(2) Label the pieces as you cut (like she tells you); (3) Do the steps the way they are written - don't go off on your own or it won't work out.
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    I love Pam Bono designs. I've made several of her designs and all have come out great! I find her instructions very well written and easy to follow. My daughter - who's not a dedicated quilter but more of a dabbler - made a PB quilt for only her second quilt and it came out lovely too.

    I bet you'll do just fine too! My suggestion is to just take your time and enjoy the process.

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    I just finished her "Flying Home" pattern which features pieced geese flying in formation into a sunset made of flying geese blocks. It is beautiful and the instructions are excellent. I increased the size and added an extra pieced goose so the figuring for that was time consuming. It is now on my bed. I believe it was actually designed by Mindy Kettner for Pam Bono designs. It is from her book "More Quick Rotary Cutter Quilts" It may be out of print now though. I love several of the quilts in that book.
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    I've done one of her simpler ones http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...ar-t25770.html

    I rather enjoyed it and would definitely do another. Her directions look involved but that is because she is thorough. I say go for it. Try just doing a block or two. You will know by then if you like it or not but it means deciphering the cutting directions for just one or two blocks.
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    I bought Pam Bono's Big Book of Quick Rotary Cutter Quilts because of all the pretties in it, but have not been brave enough to try one yet. When I saw all of the pieces involved for each block, it scared the tar out of me. The directions seem to be well organized and there are lots of great pictures and diagrams. Good luck.
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    Great advice from everyone. Her patterns are gorgeous. I made her "breezing by" quilt

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    I made irish chains of love out of her quick rottary cutter quilt book
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    I love Pam Bono patterns, and have made a couple of them and I find them easy enough !
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    I love Pam Bono designs. I always use the Angler 2 when I'm working on hers.

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    I made the Flying Home last year. You just have to take your time and read, read, read the pattern til you understand. It's not that hard, just lots of pieces. I want to make another of hers.

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    They really are pretty easy to make. Mather problem I seemed to have was that there are lots of TINY pieces. Make sure you cut and then immediately label the parts.

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    I have made several of her quilts-Irish Chain, Log Cabin (my favorite), a tulip pattern, Out of the Darkness, and have just purchased her frilly log cabin pattern. Can't wait to start it. Her patterns are like jigsaw puzzles. Read all directions and label stacks as you cut--I use masking tape snippets and spring clips to keep it all organized. The Out of the Darkness was a king and I hand quilted it with variegated thread.

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    I also have made many of her patterns and I always label the pieces when cut and have had no problem. They are gorgeous and I love her patterns
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    You have convinced me to give it a whirl. I'll let you know how it goes.
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    I have made one and I found it easy to do...took a bit of time but was worth the trouble. One piece of advice is follow it step-by-step. You can do it if you really want to badly enough. I think we have to step it up from time to time and I felt like I did that with her pattern.
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    I have made a couple of her patterns and love them. If you follow her directions (which are very detailed) you will find it very easy to do and they turn out perfectly. Just be organized when you are cutting the pieces, label them as she instructs you to and you will have no problems

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