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Thread: What is the appea of Yellow Brick Road pattern?

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    Thanks for the pattern

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    I've made them in different color combinations and they can be beautiful, depending on what fabric you use. Just a personal choice, but one I've gone back to time and again.

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    I am making a "Yellow Brick Road" now but it is pretty....depents on the fabrics you use.
    My favorite for a quick quilt is "Just Can't Cut It". It is so quick and has been pretty in several different color combinations I have made.

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    Different fabrics give different results. It's fast and easy. Great for beginners. I made a table topper/runner in Michigan fabrics for my son for their tailgating at the games and it was perfect for maze and blue! :)

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    Oh....I like this one...Just Can't Cut It - http://www.amazon.com/Just-Cant-Cut-.../dp/156477449X I love when you guys mention patterns of quilts and which ones you like...which ones are easy and which ones are hard.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mumzbear
    I am making a "Yellow Brick Road" now but it is pretty....depents on the fabrics you use.
    My favorite for a quick quilt is "Just Can't Cut It". It is so quick and has been pretty in several different color combinations I have made.

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    I think it's a fast and easy pattern that appeals to newbies and to those of use who just want to make a quilt that doesn't require too much thinking. Personally, I have enough problems just trying to cut straight!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim's Gem
    A friend of mine made one and appliqued a yellow brick road through the quilt and used Wizard of Oz fabrics. It was great!!!
    I like the pattern for a couple reasons. It is easy, great for a beginner. It is fast, if you need to whip up a quick quilt you can with this pattern. I like using a lot of different fabrics in a quilt and this will let you do that. You can make it using scraps if you like. I have purchased most of the patterns I have used. I was, at that time, unaware of all the "free" patterns out there. I still prefer to purchase a pattern and use it over and over again. I have taught people to quilt using this pattern and because it is a "pattern" all the instruction are there in full.
    It is good that we all have our own likes and dislikes. This would be a terribly boring world if we all liked the same things.

    And yes, it is mostly about the fabric choices
    Thank you for this comment/answer. I agree with you, but you said it a lot more nicely than I could have!

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    /quote]My favorite for a quick quilt is "Just Can't Cut It". It is so quick and has been pretty in several different color combinations I have made.[/quote]
    I have this book too and it's one of my favorites. That's mainly because I've used that phrase so many times when I'm looking at my fabrics with either gorgeous prints, or large patterns that I love. The book is a big help for times like that. 8-)

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    Beats me, I dont care for them.

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    I agree with you, I was expecting more appeal and was very disappointed when I saw what it looked like. :-(

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    I am a new quilter, walked in and asked for easy pattern and they sold me this one. I am making it in Dr. Suess patterns and love it. I will post a picture when I'm done. Machine quilting it now. Loved how easy it was to follow.

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    One of my favorite patterns of all times...easy and fast and can look really nice when the right fabrics are used. Great for beginners because it is very "forgiving". First "real" quilt I ever made and I have made lots of them as gifts over the years....to each his own.

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    I really don't see what all the fuss is about either, like you I was looking for the "yellow brick road."

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    For me it was the first quilt ai ever did. And now, it is a nice no-brainer pattern for me when i need a break between bigger projects. I also used it as a guide when ai made a quilt for a friend who's grandmother had passed away. I made it out of her grandmother's shirts and a favorite sweatshirt.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-33011-1.htm


    I don't like the Turning Twenty because the patches are too big for my taste. even though they seem to be similar.

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    here's where you can get the pattern for a FREE pdf file.

    http://www.how-to-quilt.com/patterns/brick-road.pdf

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    It does make a quick quilt and especially when you are a beginner is great for the speed and the use of fat quarters which it seems most of us have. My first year qulting I made 4 Turning Twenties quilts in a week for my kids at the last minute. I didn't have the pattern but looked at it and figured out how to use up the fq doing it. Worked great.

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    This has certainly been an interesting thread! I personally made a YBR a few years ago for a granddaughter's wedding gift. They picked the pattern because they wanted something "rustic" looking. We did it in homespun fabrics in various maroon checks, plaids and solids. It looked like something you'd expect in a log cabin, and they loved it.

    The quilts by "Wunder-Mar" on page 5 of this thread certainly prove it's anything but a boring pattern! You just have to use a little imagination!

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    You are correct in one sense. it is a pattern to purchase, but it is easy and can be very attractive when made up. There are plenty of easy quilts in magazines and free on the internet. But there are some of us who would do the Yellow Brick Road as a quick quilt that makes good use of fabrics, and there are those that are stuck on those Bow Tucks Bags. to each their own, I would say.

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    Thank you Elizabeth for this wicked site. Much appreciated

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    [quote=Wunder-Mar]I am a huge YBR fan - I have made at least a dozen, and a few of them were from block not used in the other quilts. It's a contemporary look that lends itself to so many fabric choices and palettes. I agree with every reason listed by YBR Fans.


    Thank you for sharing your great quilts. I especially appreciate the first one as the lights show the patterns so well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeslieSkelly
    The Yellow Brick Road pattern is in my top three of favorite patterns. It uses all of a fat quarter. It is an easy pattern... :-)
    I agree all the way :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilrain
    You are correct in one sense. it is a pattern to purchase, but it is easy and can be very attractive when made up. There are plenty of easy quilts in magazines and free on the internet. But there are some of us who would do the Yellow Brick Road as a quick quilt that makes good use of fabrics, and there are those that are stuck on those Bow Tucks Bags. to each their own, I would say.
    YES :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by marciacp
    Quote Originally Posted by gwanma
    Just curious. I have been reading about the Yellow Brick Road pattern that people say is easy but needs to be purchased. I looked up some pictures and honestly don't understand why anyone would buy this pattern.
    I can see why it wouldn't appeal to you, and probably
    many others, but that pattern has been around for something
    like 15-20 years. I don't know when it actually came out,
    but I am guessing in the mid to late 90's. It is still a number
    one best seller, and I think every quilt shop in America
    carries it. The designer, Terry Atkinson, said that she was
    able to put her kids through college on the sales of that
    pattern alone. It is a very simple pattern, but every pattern
    designer wishes they could come up with a pattern that
    'hits', like that one and the Turning Twenty patterns have.
    I know the designer of the Turning Twenty series, and those
    patterns will carry her well into retirement and beyond. :)
    Wow, I like this history... I've been reading the comments and it seems like about half love it and the others don't. For those who really love it, it would be so great to see some of the results that you really loved. If you have them, would you post your pictures?

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    Quote Originally Posted by knlsmith
    For me it was the first quilt ai ever did. And now, it is a nice no-brainer pattern for me when i need a break between bigger projects. I also used it as a guide when ai made a quilt for a friend who's grandmother had passed away. I made it out of her grandmother's shirts and a favorite sweatshirt.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-33011-1.htm


    I don't like the Turning Twenty because the patches are too big for my taste. even though they seem to be similar.
    Now this is one of the first I have seen that I actually like. Great job! Thanks for posting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bev
    /quote]My favorite for a quick quilt is "Just Can't Cut It". It is so quick and has been pretty in several different color combinations I have made.
    I have this book too and it's one of my favorites. That's mainly because I've used that phrase so many times when I'm looking at my fabrics with either gorgeous prints, or large patterns that I love. The book is a big help for times like that. 8-)[/quote]

    Now this I love! Would consider buying the book too. Funny...learning what appeals to different people...so interesting.

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