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Old 02-08-2007, 10:36 AM
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Is there a pattern available for yellow brick road or twenty something . I've looked for one . :?: :| ....thanks
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Old 02-08-2007, 11:52 AM
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I don't think I have ever seen these as free patterns, Ruth. You can do a search though on both names and see pics of them so you can see which one you want to do. I just finished a turning twenty and wow was it ever fast. I got my fqs on a Friday, cut them out on Sat and had the top finished Sunday evening. I'm waiting now for backing on it. I didn't much care for the pics I had seen before but like it done with the coordinating fqs I bought.
Good luck on your search!!
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Old 02-08-2007, 12:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Ruth Camp
Is there a free pattern available for yellow brick road or twenty something . I've looked for one . I would like to see one block of each....thanks
I would suspect not for YBR as you can still buy it in quilting stores around here. That means someone is trying to send their kid through college on the royalties. The sold pattern is a delight to work with and well worth the 5 or 6 bucks it cost me. I recommend you buy it.

That said, there are plenty of examples around of YBR on the net. It's a simple set of blocks with three main patterns.

The only other hint I will give you is the blocks are 9 inches square finished size.

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Old 02-08-2007, 12:31 PM
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That's right, Tim. I also have the yellow brick road pattern but haven't done one of them yet. I do like the look of it though and will try it sometime. I sure didn't mind paying the small cost for it and the turning twenty book was sent to me as a gift.
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I have looked at some pics and have decided to draft my own pattern ,if I like brick pattern I'll be sure and buy it :roll: :!: :!:
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Old 02-08-2007, 01:04 PM
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What you're paying for is the particular quilt artist's vision for using the 3 basic blocks. It's no different than a designer charging for a pattern she designed using any other public domain block. She didn't invent the block - just the pattern for using it.

There are dozens of different YBR patterns for sale. There don't seem to be any 2 alike. I don't think we're doing anything illegal or unethical by mapping out those blocks and coming with our own fabric combinations and block arrangement. Just don't pirate anybody else's without their written permission.

I've been dissecting pictures of 2 different YBR tops. One is bed size; the other crib size. Two different sources.

In the large one, I've identified 5 distinct blocks. [Block #1; Mirror Image of #1; Block #2; Mirror Image of Block #2; Block #3]

The small one has only the basic 3 - no mirror image blocks.

For the life of me, though, I can't find a recurring pattern to the way they're put together to make either quilt. They seem to be rotated and attached to each other at random.

A quilt like this would drive me insane. (ok ... insaner :shock: )

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Ruth check your private message
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Old 02-08-2007, 01:55 PM
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Oh you didn't offend me, Ruth. I love lookng for free patterns online and am thrilled when I find one!! LOL That sounds neat to draft your own pattern and I would love to see what you wind up doing!!
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Old 02-08-2007, 03:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Ruth Camp
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I have looked at some pics and have decided to draft my own pattern, My granson has a drawing thing on the computer...will post the result later, and if I like brick pattern I'll be sure and buy it, sorry to offend
Ruth,

I think you misinterprited my sentiments Ruth. I just pointed out that I have never seen this pattern either and the reason is someone has the design in quilt shops and is trying to make money off it. I also pointed out that there are tons of photos of this quilt, it isn't hard to copy. And the one piece you don't have is the block size. I gave that to you. I also pointed out that that particular pattern as bought is great to work with and will save you a mess of time in figuring out the cutting patterns and assembly hints to make it go quickly.

You didn't offend, and I hope I didn't either.

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What you're paying for is the particular quilt artist's vision for using the 3 basic blocks. It's no different than a designer charging for a pattern she designed using any other public domain block. She didn't invent the block - just the pattern for using it.

There are dozens of different YBR patterns for sale. There don't seem to be any 2 alike. I don't think we're doing anything illegal or unethical by mapping out those blocks and coming with our own fabric combinations and block arrangement. Just don't pirate anybody else's without their written permission.

I've been dissecting pictures of 2 different YBR tops. One is bed size; the other crib size. Two different sources.

In the large one, I've identified 5 distinct blocks. [Block #1; Mirror Image of #1; Block #2; Mirror Image of Block #2; Block #3]

The small one has only the basic 3 - no mirror image blocks.

For the life of me, though, I can't find a recurring pattern to the way they're put together to make either quilt. They seem to be rotated and attached to each other at random.

A quilt like this would drive me insane. (ok ... insaner :shock: )
Patrice,

I first made all 100 blocks and a couple over... and yes there are the reverses of the original 3 blocks (left and righ handed ones). So I do have 5 types (plus I made one up, don't tell anyone) so I really have 6 types of blocks. I counted how many I had of each one and made little templates of them in a CAD program. I then took the little templates and put them together so no seams hit any seams from any other blocks. Only the block edges hit the other block edges. I printed out this map and took it to a large piece of floor, then layed out the quilt, moving blocks of like type around till I liked the color combinations.

BTW - I am a software engineer with a background in photography.

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I know. We've talked before offline. I'm impressed. :)

You could take all that work and join the others making a fortune off YBR. Or ... you could share. (devilish grin)

And ... not to worry ... I won't tell anybody about the 6th block. It'll just be our little secret.
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