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Old 04-30-2011, 12:17 PM
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Oh! I do like the lace trim. Thanks for the link SadieMae.
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Old 04-30-2011, 12:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Sadiemae
I like this one with the lace on it.
http://www.quilterscache.com/G/Grand...sFanBlock.html
That's the way I made mine as a gift for my daughter, and I thought I was being so creative! It turned out beautifully if I do say so myself. I made it in shades of rose, moss green and cream, and used colored lace to match one of the rose fabrics. The background was a cream-on-cream print. I machine-pieced the fan, but hand-appliqued it and then hand-quilted the fan inside and out. The background was quilted in a fancy curlie-cue pattern. My daughter just loved it. (Boy, was I glad - it was a lot of work, but fun.)

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Old 04-30-2011, 12:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Carol's Quilts
Originally Posted by Sadiemae
I like this one with the lace on it.
http://www.quilterscache.com/G/Grand...sFanBlock.html
That's the way I made mine as a gift for my daughter, and I thought I was being so creative! It turned out beautifully if I do say so myself. I made it in shades of rose, moss green and cream, and used colored lace to match one of the rose fabrics. The background was a cream-on-cream print. I machine-pieced the fan, but hand-appliqued it and then hand-quilted the fan inside and out. The background was quilted in a fancy curlie-cue pattern. My daughter just loved it. (Boy, was I glad - it was a lot of work, but fun.)

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I believe GF is a relatively easy pattern to put together, and I do know that there are patterns for the background/fan joining that are pieced, not appliqued (I hope that makes sense...). You may need to check an older publication for one of those if you don't already have the pattern.

Otherwise, why don't you put one block together and see how it comes out? That way you don't get too involved in a project you may not care for and that may not work for you in the long run.

Best of luck and happy sewing!
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Old 04-30-2011, 01:06 PM
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So...do you think it would be easier done as applique or as a pieced pattern?
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Old 04-30-2011, 01:16 PM
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Now that I look at the pattern more...I guess she did applique the completed fan onto a square block - DUH. :oops: I'm hoping she left a pattern in one of the many pizza boxes that ended up at my sister's house in KY. When we go in I have to go thru all those boxes to see what's there. Everytime she would start gathering for a new quilt she would start a new pizza box. I would say my sister has 20-25 pizza boxes stored. :shock:
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Old 04-30-2011, 01:48 PM
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I think if you make them with the pointed edges and use the ruler it will be rather easy. Definitely applique them on.
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Old 04-30-2011, 02:51 PM
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I only made one block on my first quilt that was a sampler. It wasn't hard but it wasn't an applique either. Not pointed.
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Old 04-30-2011, 03:47 PM
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Originally Posted by glenda5253
So...do you think it would be easier done as applique or as a pieced pattern?
Again, I'd say whatever you are more comfortable with will work for you. Give it a shot ... you won't know until you try it.
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Old 05-01-2011, 03:57 AM
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i pieced mine it was not hard used yellow for the half circle prints for the fan and muslin for the large around the top of the fan
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Old 05-01-2011, 05:18 AM
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I am making one as we speak. I had some nickel packs that I had ordered from Clotilde and just started cutting out blades. I have completed thirteen(sp)dredens in just two evenings while watching TV with my DH. easiest block I have ever made. The only thing that has slowed me down is that i ran out of the nickel squares and I am waiting for the order that I placed yesterday.
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