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    Old 05-30-2016, 04:41 AM
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    krafty14, love you Warm Wishes variant! Makes an interesting pattern. Thanks for the details.
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    Old 05-30-2016, 07:36 AM
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    Originally Posted by Chasezzz
    krafty14, love you Warm Wishes variant! Makes an interesting pattern. Thanks for the details.
    Was thinking the same about the new color placement, so different from what I usually do. Have the thread saved to come back to for the next WW's.
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    Old 05-30-2016, 08:49 AM
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    Love the Warm Wishes design - Do you think it would affect the look too much if the block sizing was changed to utilize charm packs and jelly roll strips - I have a lot and would like to use them without cutting them up (I am really cutting challenged ! )
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    Old 06-08-2016, 12:39 PM
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    Here is a more detailed explanation of my warm wishes variation.

    Warm Wishes Variation

    This quilt is 9x13 blocks. That's 117 blocks.
    With 4" borders it finishes at 48.5"x66.5".

    Depending on your arrangement, you will need approximately

    1 yards of red print
    *Cut into
    3 - 5” strips (wof) cut into 5” squares (24)
    8 – 2” strips (wof) for rails
    5 – 4.5” strips (wof) for borders
    5 – 2 ” strips (wof) for binding

    1 yard of black print
    3 – 5” strips (wof) cut into 5” squares (18)
    8 – 2” strips (wof) for rails

    1 yard of floral print
    3 – 5” strips (wof) cut into 5” squares (17)
    8 – 2” strips (wof) for rails

    Take a 2” black strip, a 2” red strip and a 2” floral strip, sew together into a set. Be sure that the RED strip is in the middle. These sets should measure 5” wide. Double check your ” seam!!
    Cut into 5” squares (58)

    Below is an exploded view of the layout of the quilt. Hopefully you can see the layout easier this way.


    Start with a black square. Then a rail with the black touching black. Then a floral square touching floral.
    Start the second row with a rail with the black up, touching the black square. Then a red square. Then a rail with the floral up, touching the floral square. Then a red square.
    Black always touches black, floral always touches floral. The red squares go at the end of the rails to match the red in the center of the rails.

    When done, the center should measure 40.5”x58.5”.

    Cut 2 of the 4.5” strips to 40.5” (or whatever your quilt measures across. Sew on top and bottom.
    Sew the remaining 4.5” strips together, then cut to 66.5” (or whatever you quilt measures top to bottom). Sew on sides.
    Attached Thumbnails warm-wishes-red-exploded.jpg   warm-wishes-border.jpg  

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    Old 06-08-2016, 01:10 PM
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    Originally Posted by Rennie
    Love the Warm Wishes design - Do you think it would affect the look too much if the block sizing was changed to utilize charm packs and jelly roll strips - I have a lot and would like to use them without cutting them up (I am really cutting challenged ! )
    The only thing necessary is that the focus squares and the sewn strip sets are the same size. If your charm packs are 5" and the jelly roll strips 2.5" then it won't work.
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    Old 06-08-2016, 01:49 PM
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    Originally Posted by Rennie
    Love the Warm Wishes design - Do you think it would affect the look too much if the block sizing was changed to utilize charm packs and jelly roll strips - I have a lot and would like to use them without cutting them up (I am really cutting challenged ! )
    You might want to do a test block. Maybe with the decrease in size of the block, maybe just take a 1/4" of each of the sashing strip to keep the proportions intact. Try drawing it out if you don't have EQ. I make the focus fabric bigger cutting it 8.5". I keep the sashing size the same only cut the length also to 8.5". Here is a couple of tops I have pieced:
    Attached Thumbnails warm-wishes-scotty.jpg   warm-wishes-sneakers.jpg  
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    Old 06-08-2016, 03:58 PM
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    Originally Posted by krafty14
    I have been making Warm Wishes for a while, but mine seems to be a little different
    Wow. This is so much different and so much better! I usually loathe Warm Wishes (I'm in the minority here) because it's so often squares of focus fabric plunked down and connected in some wimpy way that doesn't create a cohesive design. It usually screams "focus fabric" and "filler blocks" to me. But the way you've done it, it's ao much more artful. Thanks for sharing it.

    hugs,
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    Old 06-08-2016, 05:37 PM
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    Thank you krafty14 this helps so much! Thanks for the more detailed explanation.
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    Old 06-09-2016, 03:23 PM
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    Originally Posted by krafty14
    I have been making Warm Wishes for a while, but mine seems to be a little different. The outside fabric on the rails match the squares they touch and the inside fabric matches the squares they touch on the sides.
    In the red and black one, the rails are flowers, red, black. This makes it appear like there are 2 different size blocks. You can still make the center rail wider than the outside rails so long as the block is still the same size.
    The red one is 9x13 blocks. That's 117 blocks.
    Depending on your arrangement, you will need approximately
    58 rail blocks
    24 solid red (to match the inside of the rail)
    18 black (to match one side of the rail)
    17 flowered (to match the other side of the rail)
    The squares were all 5" unfinished. The rail was 2" strips.(also 5")
    With 4" borders it finishes at 48"x66".

    You can use the same layout with 6.5" squares. 2.5" strips (6.5"). if you need a larger quilt.
    With 4" borders it finishes at 62"x86".

    Now you have MORE choices! Enjoy, Ann
    This is a great variation! I can think of some of my Asian fabrics that this will work with!
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