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Thread: Stacks 3 pattern

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    Has anyone made this pattern, Stacks 3 whirligig design? I started to cut the fabric yesterday. I am now wondering if I may have gotten in over my head. Just wondering if it is difficult or am I just being paranoid as it is really out of my comfort zone. Have had the pattern for awhile and am trying to get things made that have been stored in the to do pattern box for awhile. I think this will take me some time to get done. I know that this pattern is a tumble block, which I have never done. Here is a pic of the pattern front.
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    I have something very similar by Marci Baker. I think if you pay attention to your color placement you'll be fine. I think the rows are sewn vertically, right?? If so, I hope you have some kind of design wall so you can really see what you're doing.

    You can do it!! We all need to challenge ourselves from time to time.

    I look forward to seeing your progress.
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    You have a lot more courage than I do. Being disable, I try to avoid complicated patterns. I do wish you good luck at getting this quilt top done.
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    If others have done, you can too. Just take your time & pay attention to instructions.

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    It is a really great pattern..
    U can do it..just don't push ur self ..if it become a problem before u get a good start..u may give it up..patients and time..u can do it..

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    This is the same technique I used in my "Blue Ribbon Quilt" which I posted in April. It is NOT HARD. The most important part is fabric placement. The sewing together usually requires Y seams, but I did not do that.
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    I took a class on the One Block Wonder. We learned to do the cubed blocks. I never did make the quilt. But I learned that you need the 60 degree ruler your pattern suggests. Some have the points cut off and some do not. Marcie Baker explains this on her website. Value choices are vital for the 3 dimensional effect. A design wall where you lay out the blocks in rows is extremely helpful. Accuracy in cutting and seam allowance are key to good outcome. A quilt with stacked cubes is still on my bucket list, but there are many before it. I am currently hooked on feathered stars and mini quilts.

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    You can do that. One step at a time. Any thing new seems a challenge but when you make a few blocks and see how they go together you will be surprised. I made the One Block Wonder quilt and did a couple of these as sample blocks.

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    Sarah Nephew offered patterns like that many years ago and she actually produced a book which you might be able to find.

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    You can do this......don't sell yourself short. You will feel empowered when you accomplish something you had doubts about. Just take it step by step and you will love the finished quilt!

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    The rows are sewn downwards I'd say columns. Once that clicks it's easy to put together. I made one sorry no picture.
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    What a unique pattern .... or it is to me. LOL I love it and will be looking forward to seeing your finished quilt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DOTTYMO View Post
    The rows are sewn downwards I'd say columns. Once that clicks it's easy to put together. I made one sorry no picture.
    Dottymo, you have the idea for putting everything together, but if your boxes are going to have lights in them, the triangles inside need to be 3 different lights. Light, lighter, and lightest. Sometimes the lightest is white. That lightest is the "floor". The other two are "walls". If you keep the darkest light in the same spot on all blocks, it adds to the optical illusion.
    Good Luck.
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    Thanks Dottymo for that pic-it makes me think I could do one also! Thanks for breaking it down!

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