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Thread: Quilting without a pattern - Suggestions on assembly

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    Quilting without a pattern - Suggestions on assembly

    As mentioned previously, I'm new to quilting. Have a look at this quilt idea: https://www.flickr.com/photos/alltha...rk/6789752243/

    I see how to the L-blocks would be made. But once those are done, what's the best way to put the finished L-blocks together? Would you first build larger blocks assembled like a 4-patch? Or would you assemble entire rows and stitch those together?

    Does it matter? And if so, why?

    Inquiring minds....

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    each L-block is a square and the squares are straight set. I would simply sew rows, then sew the rows together. It is helpful to have a design wall or space to lay the rows out. I love my EQ and design all my quilts there, even if it is from a picture of someone's finished quilt.
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    on this particular quilt, it doesn't matter. You can assemble the quilt row style, columns or into quadrants 3 blocks wide and 4 blocks high. Some quilts it does make a difference but many it does not.

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    if there are no set in (Y) seams (like an under arm gusset) or partial seams it doesn't matter. The quilt in your link can be assembled any way that makes sense to you. BTW Those areas that look like white squares in the quilt are where 2 blocks with white margins butt up against each other, not a single square of white. It's all the same L block.
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    Heron, as the others have said you could do this a number of ways. You will find many of the processes in quilting can be achieved in a variety of ways. One is not necessarily better than the other. Usually it is a matter of personal preference. Just keep asking all the questions you need answered and you will get plenty of answers. It is up to you to try the options and decide what works best for you. And welcome to the board and quilting. I hope you thoroughly enjoy yourself. Don't forget to post pics of your work

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    I haven't yet had the opportunity to try this 3-pin method to assemble quilt blocks. I'm sure I've seen the link on this forum. It would probably work great for assembly of this quilt. Have fun!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFNc37E1FzQ

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    Thanks, everyone. For the encouragement, too!

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    I tried to copy the picture on that link and it wouldn't copy. Does anyone have a copy they can post to this forum. I like that. The site says it is ok to share the design. I think it would work nicely for a memory quilt using shirt or dress fabrics with the box frames in a consistent color.

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    It is really a beautiful quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by illinois View Post
    I tried to copy the picture on that link and it wouldn't copy. Does anyone have a copy they can post to this forum. I like that. The site says it is ok to share the design. I think it would work nicely for a memory quilt using shirt or dress fabrics with the box frames in a consistent color.
    The site says it is OK to copy the layout... not the picture. copyinng and posting the picture here would be a copyright violation.
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