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Thread: Suggestions for Square Dance Quilt

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    messed up. trying again.

    let's see now...i sketched it and i think i can see how it works. but for the color i would have to work on the design wall or else! (ignore the type on the top of the page, i re-used a used sheet of paper). here goes: you might have to squint. if you squint you will see the dark and light shapes and how they relate. but really different colors are used. was that even close to clear? :mrgreen:

    make your square first. finished size. draw a dot in the center. draw a line coming from bottom up and side to side. they must cross the dot. they start and stop slightly off the corners.

    cut on all the lines. add seam allowances. the quadrants are the template.
    cut your colors in groups of 4. it works for every size. look at my crappy drawing. if you check out izy's website, you can follow the picture.

    have fun! :thumbup: :thumbup:

    yucky drawing! okay, there is really only one shape. you get the effect by twisting it around. it has to done on the floor, a bed, a design wall, etc. to work out the colors.
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    Butterfly I was searching through Quilterscache and came across Pinwheel 5 Block, it is the same but I think she wastes such alot of fabric, she makes up a four patch, then cuts the centre angled section out, but whats left I get the impression is discarded, it is much better the way Sewlady has shown us :D

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    Izy:
    I checked out the block on quilters cache. That shows a good picture
    of what I was trying to explain in my long drawn out explanation, although It would probably be faster to recut from the the original
    grid of blocks, you would have all the waste that is cut off the corners,
    you would line it up exactly as the picture shows but with all the squares
    connected for the whole top, as I had mentioned should you want to
    frame it to look like the webshot picture you would either have all
    your outer blocks one color, or put the border on in cut strips as I
    mentioned before.
    I can't stress enough if the template is going to fit the grid and recut
    to the new size the diagonal lines on the template must match the
    finished size of the original square that was pieced for the initial top.
    I made sure that the squares that I put next to each other had contrast
    to make the pinwheels stand out. It is easy enough to sew together,
    it is just that recutting the 2nd shape can be a bit tedious.
    The size I have assembled will be a twin size when I finished and I used
    120 7'inch squares (that is what our group exchanged) and put a 4" inch
    border around the outside before I cut the second grid. So those 4
    patches are then bordered with the muslin, that would go with my 30's
    squares.
    If it would help, I could figure out the template size for you, if you like
    and let me also know what the finished size square that you want to
    use. I can send the dimensions for the template square as I don't have
    a scanner for my computer to e-mail an attachment, then you could
    set the angle with the measurements that I send to you. I would be
    happy to help you all out that way. With the finished dimensions of
    the recut top, you would be able to figure out how many initial squares
    you would need to make the completed top. If you want you can
    send me the size that you would want to make and I can calculate
    that for you also.
    With this method, when I have cut out the template squares, I numbered a safety pin with a tag on the piece on the far left of the
    quilt with the row number and added the pieces to keep them in order
    and put the pin in the upper left corner of the square to keep them in
    order, so as to avoid confusion when repiecing them together, and the
    pin hole would show which corner to put wrong side up on the right side
    of the previous square and worked horizontally across the quilt to resew
    the recut squares together, after you get the first couple rows connected
    to each other it is a bit easier to see which way the twisted 4 patch needs
    to be, but it is easy to get them twisted around, so I found that to be
    the easiest way to keep them in order if you need to take a brake from
    recutting and the note on the safety pin keeps them in order. I stack
    the row and turn upside down so the first square is the first to come off
    the pin. And after cutting the four surrounding squares the only leftover
    is a small square that can either be used in an additional border trim
    or for another quilt project, and if stiffened it will keep the stretch in
    check as those edges would be on the bias. Not much waste at all.
    With my size they came out to be around 3 1/2 inch square of reusable
    fabric, and if it was pieced to a piece that was on grain it should hold
    the bias from distorting too much.
    Hope this helps, sorry so long, original designer of this method is
    Martha Thompson.
    Have fun! Let me know if I can help. Sorry so long of an explanation,
    always trying to stretch my fabric as far as I can, I don't throw anything
    away, I like all the free extra quilts I can get along with other things.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Izy
    Quote Originally Posted by butterflywing
    Quote Originally Posted by Izy
    Sewlady...Is this the pattern, wow I LOVE the look of that... :D

    http://images.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_mK4vBT259aw/R-ZeiYskzeI/AAAAAAAAAFE/nYZMueemhvc/s400/Square%2BDance,%2Bunsewn.JPG&imgrefurl=http://angiequilts.blogspot.com/2008...cAulkEkkcmfv2M:&tbnh=93&tbnw=124&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dsquare%2Bdance%2Bquilt%2Bpattern%26um %3D1%26hl%3Den%26rlz%3D1T4SUNA_enES268ES269%26sa%3 DN
    izy,
    is there a free pattern for this somewhere in webland?

    i

    Not that I could find Butterflywing...I did a thorough search, we need to find out the size of the template, I think it would be easy to figure out, all we need is the size of the uncut initial block which I think is 6.5", then the size of the template, I was just going to improvise and work it out myself one day soon :D

    If anyone knows the size of the template and is willing to share the info, I would very much appreciate it :D :D :D
    izy,
    is this it?

    http://www.victorianaquilters.com I don't know why it doesn't take you
    right to the site.

    home > block of the month > 'skewed" (or just scroll down)

    try it and tell me.


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    How do I go about getting a pattern and template for this quilt

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    go back one post. change off on the colors by using several that you like. i think thay's it.

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    That really is a clever design! Wish I'd thot of it!

    Well I feel so inspired and frustrated at the same time. I want to quilt, quilt, quilt. But, all I have time for is work, work, work! We have fences to mend and replace, We barely got the hot water in and a shower stall up (which still needs tiling) We also do not have a bathroom sink installed, or a kitchen :-o :D But I have a pool, it justs need some re-plumbing and a light fixture replaced before I can fill it up! :? And getting the chain link up will go towards that goal. It's a law the pool must be fenced and we need it for privacy as well. I can not wait for my first pool party! :lol: Well I best get to it.!!

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    that is a one-template design and can be any size you want. you have to work on a big surface to keep track of the colors.

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    AAAAAHHHHHHHGGGGHHH! You gals are boggling my mind. :oops: I am so visual I can't even picture what you're saying? And it sounds so interesting. I love the picture from the link Izy sent. Y'all keep on working and when you have something for me to see, let me know! :lol:

    I have a pattern for a tossed block but the blocks are cut after the original sewing. Then the sashings are applied, then put together into a top. Don't remember the name of the pattern -- would have to search.

    This picture looks like it would be fun to work with (even the scraps would be interesting. :lol: )

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