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Thread: Road to Florida Quilt?

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    Road to Florida Quilt?

    Hello, Thank you for the warm welcome.

    Has anyone made the road to Florida quilt? I, found a picture and pattern in an old quilting magazine and I am thinking I will just a take a deep breath and give it a try. I have only made one quilt which was the dresden pattern and have made quilt blocks for pillows, but I am just a little nervous ( no really nervous about my skills). Please share with me your ideas.

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    Tried to find a picture of a 'road to florida' quilt, but couldn't. It's not that i could not find a picture, it's that there were about a dozen different patterns with that name. Can you post a pic, or describe it?
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    This blogger had made a couple of strips of the Road to Florida and posted a picture. I saw a picture of one years ago, probably in the same old quilt magazine you have. It's a pretty pattern and would be easy to draft in whatever size you wanted to use.

    http://kudzukween.blogspot.com/2010/...d-i-check.html

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    I also have the magizine and made the quilt.I'll try to down load it. I made mine using Aunt graces fabric.
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    That is it.... tried to scan picture from magazine but having scan problems.
    I will take a picture from magazine and try to post. The only difference is the color but the pattern is the same. Do you think it would be to difficult for someone who has only made one quilt in her life?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BDawn View Post
    That is it.... tried to scan picture from magazine but having scan problems.
    I will take a picture from magazine and try to post. The only difference is the color but the pattern is the same. Do you think it would be to difficult for someone who has only made one quilt in her life?
    If you pay close attention to the instructions, you should be able to do it.

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    I love it!

    Quote Originally Posted by char7439 View Post
    I also have the magizine and made the quilt.I'll try to down load it. I made mine using Aunt graces fabric.

    Where can I get the pattern? Thanks.

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    OK going to make it.
    Char, I really love the colors that you chose. Great job and thank you for sharing

    Puttergeo, I found the pattern and instructions in Quilt winter 1990.
    I wish I could post picture but having trouble. I have clicked help and followed instruction but it doesn't except picture.
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    Oh my it worked yea!!!!

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    That is a very pretty quilt to make. char, I just love your quilt. I know you can make it, just take your time and like char said pay close attention to the instructions. There is always someone here more than willing to guide you through it. Good luck B Dawn and happy quilting!

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    Such a pretty quilt, love it. Thanks for sharing this, never heard of it before.

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    Curious, what magazine did you find this in? Wondering if it is out there on the web. Pat
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    magazine called Quilt winter of 1990. I understand it is also called smoothing iron learned this from grammydwynn
    I have to say the magazine left out some important pieces in the instructions, but grammydwynn put me back on the right track

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    I think this is the same pattern, different name for those in search of it : http://thimbleblossoms.bigcartel.com...49-pdf-pattern
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    Thanks, I thought I might have it but my magazine stash doesn't go back that far.LOL The other post with the thimbleblossoms looks like it, what do you think? BTW this would be a challenging quilt for someone but especially for a beginning quilter. Lovely though.
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    Looks like thimbleblossoms. I have also heard it called smoothing iron by grammygwynn. Yep it has been a challenge since mag did not give directions for the end pieces but grammygwynn helped me and I am cruising along now. I really do enjoy looking at it as I am sewing on it.

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    That is a really nice quilt. I like quilt patterns that are more challenging!

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    Road to Florida quilt

    Quote Originally Posted by BDawn View Post
    Hello, Thank you for the warm welcome.

    Has anyone made the road to Florida quilt? I, found a picture and pattern in an old quilting magazine and I am thinking I will just a take a deep breath and give it a try. I have only made one quilt which was the dresden pattern and have made quilt blocks for pillows, but I am just a little nervous ( no really nervous about my skills). Please share with me your ideas.

    I also have have an old quilt magazine with a pattern by that name. I wanted to make it for years.

    This pattern is made w triangles.
    There is a triangle surrounded by rectangles with a little diamond square on one end, so that each triangle has a diamond on each point.
    when pieced together, the blocks form little stars where the diamonds meet.

    is this the one you have?

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    Road to florida

    Quote Originally Posted by BDawn View Post
    Hello, Thank you for the warm welcome.

    Has anyone made the road to Florida quilt? I, found a picture and pattern in an old quilting magazine and I am thinking I will just a take a deep breath and give it a try. I have only made one quilt which was the dresden pattern and have made quilt blocks for pillows, but I am just a little nervous ( no really nervous about my skills). Please share with me your ideas.
    Found a photo on web w pattern I know. Fabrics different, and this one exhibits damage, but it is the block.

    go to. : kudzu keen.blogspot.com

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    Hope this is helpful. Seems an easy block to piece.
    And I printed out a coloring page from that magazine so I could have fun
    w colors and the stars.
    now, if I could only remember where I pit that. lol

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    Great quilt! There are tutorials that help with sewing triangles so they may be helpful. In my book if you can do a Dresden, you can do this one. Let us know!

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    ...notice original post was 2013.........wonder if she ever made it, anyone know?

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    From pic on post #4 doesn't that look a lot like hunters star? Only scrappy........

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    Bdawn, I like the quilt and you can do it! It is different and reminds me of Hunter's star I saw mad in scrappy colors in a quilt magazine.
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    How are your rotary cutting skills? I struggled with accurate cutting for a long time & it will be crucial to avoid a lot of frustration in getting that pattern together. You can do it. I try to really challenge myself on every quilt I make.

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