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Thread: question about putting 2 different squares in quilt top?

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    i'm making a king size quilt top for a friend. and i was thinking about doing a pinwheel and a 9 patch in the top but i have only been making tops for couple of years and not sure if ok to put them together, both of the squares would have camping theme fabric. any input would be greatly appreciated. thank you

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    Of course it is OK! There are no rules in quilting!!! What is pleasing to your eye is all that matters. Please post a pic when it is complete I would love to see it.

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    thank you, i will post pic when finished.

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    Try to look for similar blocks. What I mean is put a 4 patch with another 4 patch or 8 patch. A pin wheel is a 4 patch and will bisect your 9 patch.

    Get out your graph paper and try to draw it out, it doens not match and looks jarring.

    A snowball would look great with your 9 patches, you can adjust the angle so that everything comes together, as you want.

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    thank you for the info.

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    I like the idea :D:D:D
    Here is a quick work up I did in EQ... I changed the lights around so you could see a couple of different looks :wink:
    I hope this is the same pinwheel block that you were talking about :D
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    wow, that makes me want to put it together. thank you so much

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    You are welcome!!! I like the looks of the second one...
    I would never have thought to put these two together, so I thank you!!! :D:D:D

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    That sounds really cool. I would go for it. I can't wait to see it. Keep us posted.

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    Anna, could you do that with a snowball and a 9 patch? I came up with that off the top of my head and would like to see how it looks!

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    Like this?
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    A couple of other variations
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    You could play with different variations of this block all day LOL

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    Amma, those are great!! Thanks!

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    You are welcome :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    You could play with different variations of this block all day LOL
    Aren't you sweet to have taken the time to design these quilts. Seeing your examples is so much better that trying to imagine what they would look like. Did you do this with EQ7?

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    i have done a shoo fly and 9 patch but was wanting to do something that i havent done yet. i get told from people done here that i put colors together that they wouldnt think of putting together.

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    I did it with EQ6, I haven't installed 7 yet... it is still in the box LOL
    This is the very basics that EQ will do, it takes less than 10 minutes to do a quilt like that... The blocks are in a library, you can do a quick search to pull them up.
    You can change the colors around pretty quickly too, if you are doing them all the same. If you want one color here and there? That takes a little longer.

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    I love that you are willing to go outside of the box!!! It makes for more fun and interesting quilts :D:D:D

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    OK now you made me decide to play more with my eq lol

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    I can sit for an hour or more just playing with colors, shading, etc... with a quilt pattern like that LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    I did it with EQ6, I haven't installed 7 yet... it is still in the box LOL
    This is the very basics that EQ will do, it takes less than 10 minutes to do a quilt like that... The blocks are in a library, you can do a quick search to pull them up.
    You can change the colors around pretty quickly too, if you are doing them all the same. If you want one color here and there? That takes a little longer.
    I think I need (want) that program :lol:

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    I keep telling myself that it is cheaper than the paper and colored pencils I would go through in 3 years... that is about how long I had EQ6 before 7 came out LOL
    I also have arthritis and fibro in my hands... so I justify it for medical reasons too :wink:
    AND it is just plain FUN!!! :D:D:D

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    I am new to quilting and I have no idea what EQ is? How much does it cost and where do I get it? I loved what you did with creating a visual for us all to see. I think as I progess and learn more I might need a program to help me along. Of course I never knew there was such a thing... (how silly of me, there is a program for everything out there) lol. Thanks again everybody! I LOVE this site.

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    OK, I spend too much time on here, not getting anything else done, NOW you want me to get a program? Holy cow!!!! I love this site, new toys regularly!! What's a girl to do?

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