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    I thank everyone for all these new sites I have never visited before. I love that Mary site, have never visited it before, but she has some pretty quilts on there. Good Luck with whatever you make.

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    If you want fast and very impressive you can't beat this: http://phillipsfiberart.danemcoweb.c...ngs-that-bind/ It takes a lot of fabric but it is done when you get the top sewn. No layering or quilting to do. The book has been reprinted. Be sure and watch the video demo.
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    Debrak,
    That is a great idea. http://www.maryquilts.com/half-log-cabin/
    I would make super size squares with borders and cut it 1/4s.
    I did that with butterfly glass with thin strips of black between colors. Started with a 7 or 71/2' square.


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    I love the turning twenty pattern! No matter what the fabric, every time I see one, I'm pleased
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    10 minute block and then yesterday I saw a utube video on a 5 minute block by the same gal that does the 10 minute block. SUPER EASY and turns out beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by linhawk View Post
    Debrak,
    That is a great idea. http://www.maryquilts.com/half-log-cabin/
    I would make super size squares with borders and cut it 1/4s.
    I did that with butterfly glass with thin strips of black between colors. Started with a 7 or 71/2' square.
    But you could make it larger. Do a practice square, maybe with a 10" layercake.

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    1 cut vertical and 1 horizontal makes four squares.
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    There used to be a lot of posts regarding the BQ pattern, you said you had a large print. This is a great pattern for that and you could then showcase some beautiful quilting. Look for the patterns at http://www.mapleislandquilts.com
    She actually has 3 different BQ patterns now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebraK View Post
    I like this one. Very easy.

    http://www.maryquilts.com/half-log-cabin/
    Thanks! I just spent an hour on her site and downloaded a bunch of her patterns. I'll keep them in my 'Easy Quilts' file. Not that they are new - but she has some good basic instructions for easy quilts- especially for newbies. Now when people ask me 'How do I make a XXX?' - I can copy one of these for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maviskw View Post
    The trouble with warm wishes is: it uses only two fabrics. That probably means shopping. You want to use what you have. I really like the idea for making half log cabin blocks by starting with a larger center, putting on strips all around and then cutting it in quarters. What a wonderful idea.
    Usually, Warm Wishes uses four fabrics (but can be done with three). There's a focus fabric, two border fabrics, and then a light fabric, for the section between the borders.
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    I have always liked the Take 5 quilt - by adding 12" blocks you can make it as large as you like. The pattern calls for 5 fabrics; 5/8 yard each for lap size. I have used as many as 15 different coordinating fabrics for a queen size. Can make it with or without borders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KLO View Post
    I have the Warm Wishes pattern on my list of quilts to eventually make. Would that work for you? Good luck with having to make not one but two quilts by October. Yikes!
    I would find good fabrics to go with the Hawaiian focus fabric and do a Warm Wishes! Another is the rail fence in great monochromatic colors. These patterns go so quickly. Disappearing 9-patch is another on that works up fast.
    One step at a time, always forward.

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    I like this idea. Thanks!
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    lovely choice.
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    DebraK, thank you for the beautiful idea for a quick quilt. I love the colors and can imagine it in other combinations. A good choice for this thread. I have printed out the pattern and put it in my "to do" binder.

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    Of course we want pictures of the quilts when they're completed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burchquilts View Post
    When I need a "quickie but a goodie" I always go to either "Turning 20" or "Yellow Brick Road". I can make a lap sized one in an afternoon so a larger size should be able to be done in a weekend or so. Please post pix of whatever you decide to do, OK?
    Ditto! Yellow Brick Road is my quilt of choice when I need one in a hurry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebraK View Post
    I like this one. Very easy.

    http://www.maryquilts.com/half-log-cabin/
    Thanks for the link and I agree it would make a nice gift quilt.

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    I am so glad you asked the question, Yarn or Fabric. I received great information, ideas & inspiration. Is your sister or niece going on a honeymoon. They won't need the quilt until they get back. That gives you a little more breathing room!

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    Take Five or layer cake slice.

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    where do I get the warm wishes pattern?

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    My mother is making quilts to give to her grandchildren as they get married. She said the Disappearing 9 Patch is by far the fastest she's made so far. Eleanor Burns' Quick Trips Quilts also look like a quick quilt with easy piecing (no seams to match). Here's a link to her video.

    http://quiltinaday.com/theater/3100/3101.html
    Last edited by MarthaT; 09-19-2012 at 05:51 AM.
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    quick and impressive quilt...

    I have 2 suggestions: The 10 minute block fits both descriptions. I saw a pattern in a quilt book just Mon. Eve.,that also fits that description: It is
    Nine-Patch Strippy," from the "101 Fabulous Rotary Cut quilts," by Judy Hopkins and Nancy J. Martin. It is 18 9-patches, set in rows of 6. Then, there are 4 borders of floral border strips, in co-ordinating colors.
    It is rated 3-spools, which is the rating of difficulty.
    I like to choose easy-looking patterns as I don't quilt all day and all night, as do some of my friends. This gives me the satisfaction of having a nice-looking quilt in a reasonable amount of time.
    If you want to know more, let me know and I will respond in a pm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karissa View Post
    where do I get the warm wishes pattern?
    Here's a link, to the Warm Wishes pattern. You can make it larger or smaller, by just adding or subtracting rows (sets of two, to keep pattern).

    Crib Size or Lap Size

    Bed Size http://www.quiltmaker.com/patterns/details.html?idx=5185_
    Last edited by Neesie; 09-19-2012 at 07:47 AM.
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    I think it's a beautiful quilt and I'd like to try it sometime.

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    I started a Hunter's Star this afternoon, using Deb Tucker's ruler, and the blocks are already about half done. I've been able to finish the diamonds and trapezoids, the harder part. Tomorrow I can add the triangles and trip it up. I'm hoping to have the quilt top done by this weekend.
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