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Thread: Please ... Show me the block?

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    Smile Please ... Show me the block?

    Hi! A young lady asked me to make this quilt for her, but I can't figure out the block. I sometimes use Paint on my pc to draw the lines of the blocks on the picture - that is, if I can see it .... but I can't 'see' this one. My first thought was Turning 20, but I can't see the repeat, or the 90 degree flip. Can any of you please show me where the block(s) begin? Thanks in advance! calano1
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    I don't think it's made of any specific block. It's more of the crazy quilt category
    where rectangles and squares are sewn together. It seems like some squares are
    just sewn over with a decorative stitch.

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    I don't see any block either. Find a quilt pattern that is similar and show it to your friend. I'll bet she is attracted to the embroidery and the color. I think if you did the Turning Twenty in those colors and fabric and had embroidered blocks she would be happy.
    I promise not to buy any more fabric until I see something I really like. Or it's on sale. Or I think it might match something.

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    Here's a teal and brown Turning Twenty. http://www.kaboodle.com/reviews/teal...ty-queen-quilt
    I promise not to buy any more fabric until I see something I really like. Or it's on sale. Or I think it might match something.

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    When I look at this photo, I am wondering if it is not printed material made to look like a quilt.?
    The "seams" do not seem to have the definition that they normally would.

    Happy quilting,
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    I do not see a pattern either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angellight View Post
    When I look at this photo, I am wondering if it is not printed material made to look like a quilt.?
    The "seams" do not seem to have the definition that they normally would.

    Happy quilting,
    Susan
    Exactly what I was thinking. Look along the left edge ... starting at the bottom and working upward ... the solid grey rectangle has a narrow border along the left edge. Follow that border upwards and you will see the border stops mid-way through the stripe fabric. At that point, the red in the stripe is much more vibrant than the red in the rest of that fabric. OK ... keep going upwards and you'll see the grey block with the border then the stripe fabric repeat identically (just tucked in to the folded over top). Also notice that if it were pieced this way ... there would be a Y seam in there. Somehow the simplicity of the rest of the patter doesn't scream "I think I'll put a Y seam here" let alone to repeat that action in exactly the same place further up the quilt. There are a few other places that look like Y seams too. So yes, I think it's a printed whole cloth. The white blocks might have been appliqued on, but I think those are part of the print as well.

    I think the closest you will come to a pattern similar to this is turning twenty.
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

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    I would think the colors and fabric design are what your friend is liking about this quilt and any chopped big square pattern would probably please her.
    Got fabric?

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    IF it were individual blocks (not a cheater fabric), it would entail lots of square and rectangle blocks with many set in seams.

    Good Luck!

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    Ask the young lady where she saw the quilt, was it 'store bought' or made by a quilter. It looks like it might have some embroidery in it - based on the M and the angels, but I guess that could be part of the fabric, too.

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    I'm with everyone else on it being printed. Can you find out where she got the picture and what is there she likes about the picture? Print in the fabrics, color, embroidery?? Maybe if she was mopre specific you could figure out what would make her happy. My DIL saw a quilt she likes, all Blue Willow prints but with a giant peacock, I could not find that darn peacock. Luckily, she didn't particularly like the peacock after I told her I couldn't find it. She just likes blue and white, LOL!!
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    it looks to me like the white "blocks" were appliqued on when the whole quilt was put together.

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    Could it be a turning twenty with the red work blocks appliquéd on before quilting?
    Finished is better than a UFO

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    I never thought of printed fabric, but it makes sense. Thank you all for your comments ... you are the best!!

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    I agree! Turning 20 with a little flare = happy.
    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    I would think the colors and fabric design are what your friend is liking about this quilt and any chopped big square pattern would probably please her.

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    I agree that it's a printed top. Usually department store quilts like that come with pillow shams, too, as does this one. And I suspect, along with everyone else, that a similar pattern with the same colors and feel would be exactly what she wants. Should be easy to do---just don't plan any Y seams into it.

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    It seems that everyone is in agreement that this is a printed fabric and Turning Twenty is the best quilt pattern to make this quilt. Good luck! Please keep up posted.


    Linda

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    Try this http://www.facebook.com/pages/Faerie...ation=timeline. I think the idea of the fairy pics on a quilt look very similar to your pattern. It is a shop or something I think. May be able to help.
    Finished is better than a UFO

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    Sit down with pencil and paper and make up your own pattern...Good Luck....

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    Quote Originally Posted by tesspug View Post
    Here's a teal and brown Turning Twenty. http://www.kaboodle.com/reviews/teal...ty-queen-quilt
    I agree - think this pattern would really work, substituting in redwork squares/rectangles. In her colors, it would be awesome!

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    Great example of her picture and I so understand your quote, tesspug.......
    Quote Originally Posted by tesspug View Post
    Here's a teal and brown Turning Twenty. http://www.kaboodle.com/reviews/teal...ty-queen-quilt

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    Try a search for Turning Twenty patterns & check out books #2 & 3. They are a little more involved than
    the 1st Turning Twenty but do have a square or rect. that would work for embroidery.

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    I think rather than thinking of it as in blocks like a traditional quilt you could peace it in sections and then sew it together and use the embroidery blocks on top of the quilt

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    If this is a catalog picture, there may be no specific block.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerrie View Post
    I think rather than thinking of it as in blocks like a traditional quilt you could peace it in sections and then sew it together and use the embroidery blocks on top of the quilt
    I would have to agree. YOu can look and see where some are definite blocks, then small pieces were added to say " fill in the blanks." This looks like the way I like to make up quilts I call it DAUG. (design as us go ). Good luck. I think if you at least grasp the concept she would like it.

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