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

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    WunderMar you are sooo clever...love the one with the blue border!

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    Great posts. I think with any pattern color choice is key. This pattern is super easy for a beginner and super quick for someone who needs to whip up a quilt in a hurry. I've made several. The "too scrappy" looked horrible as the pieces are fairly large. The quilts that I kept "color controlled scrappy" were much better. Sorry no pics...everything was given away. It's a great charity quilt pattern.

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    I have used the "Just can't Cut It" book too. Easy for BEAUTIFUL fabric


    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 got my pattern book free at my quilt store in town.....that quilt is on my to do list.

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    It is not one of my favorites - but I agree for a beginner it is probably a fun quilt to do.. and I think it has alot to do with the fabrics that are chosen..

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    I have this pattern have made two twin size quilts from it. But where did it get the name???? I couldn't get a handle on that one. It seemed to be a real pain to put together, but it also was one of my first patterns to do. The second quilt I did in wine colors and called it" The road to the winery" because it nearly drove me to drink!!! I like simple and that one is and isn't simple to do, if that makes sense.

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    It is a matter of choice...I have this pattern, don't know why it is named YBR, other than it has lots of yellow...It is a easy pattern but also fun, in that you can do it in scrapy fabrics also...I have this quilt on my bed and love it...didn't do it in yellow and blue...it's pink, blue green, beige and some other colors...I might someday do another one, maybe lap size not king as the first on ....so it's a matter of like or don't like...

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    I didn't have a problem until I was trying to follow the picture and the pattern...they didn't match...

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    Its all in the name, made it in different colors for a baby quilt

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    this is a pattern that has been around for a while. I am a little disturbed that it is bashed. I think that if someone likes it and wants to buy the pattern that is just dandy. If I don't like a pattern, I don't have to buy it. Let's not just bash because we don't see why someone would use it - I happen to like it and find it useful to do in a hurry.

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    I love all of Terri Atkinson's patterns. They are well designed and well written.

    I love the Yellow Brick Road because it looks great when you finish it and it is easy to remember what you need.. I have heard about a baby shower coming up, went and bought my fat quarters and made the quilt in a weekend. It works great for those times when you don' have a month to get something made.

    I also like it because it doesn't require a lot of thought, I can do one when I'm so busy I can't think straight! The pieces are small enough to look like a real quilt, but big enough to go together quickly.

    There are other great quilt patterns, this has just become a "go to" pattern when you need it. It is dependable and it works every time. It's a great pattern.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LivelyLady
    I understand exactly what you are saying :D
    Me 3!!!! It's such an easy pattern it could be figured out just by looking at it with graph paper and a pencil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raedar63
    Quote Originally Posted by Ladyjanedoe
    Newer quilters often need a pattern. We all don't start as intermediate sewers. I don't see anything wrong with buying a pattern--even if it is for an easier design.
    I have sewn for years and still need a pattern with very easy instructions due to a condition known as dyscalcula, like dyslexia except this is concerning numbers. I can not do simple math.It makes me crazy sometimes to even begin to cut out fabric,and that is why I always buy extra. I had to take basic math and then algebra 101 3 times and that was with a paid tutor! But you know as they say, Never give up. Have been a Nurse for 25 years and in critical care for 10 or so. (And yes I ALLWAYS have someone else check my doseage calculations lol)

    I just don't know why people are so critical, it really bothers me, obviously this is a very successful pattern , lots of folks love it:)
    Wow, I have your same problem. I just did not know there was a name for it. I just thought I was stupid. Thanks for putting a name with it. Now I feel better about my condition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steelecg
    this is a pattern that has been around for a while. I am a little disturbed that it is bashed. I think that if someone likes it and wants to buy the pattern that is just dandy. If I don't like a pattern, I don't have to buy it. Let's not just bash because we don't see why someone would use it - I happen to like it and find it useful to do in a hurry.
    I've been reading all the responses and I don't think anyone has really "bashed" it, they were simply giving their opinion. Like me, they don't really care to make one or were disappointed when they did make one, but realize, like me, that everyone likes different things. Please give us the freedom to give honest opinions...they are only opinions after all and like the post that explained about the history of the pattern, the creator is happy that many people did like it and she was able to support her family with the proceeds. I would never want to take that success away from her. In the end though, I have not seen any meanness in any of the responses, just honesty.

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    I agree. This has been a stick in my craw for a couple years. Yellow Brick Road and Turning Twenty aren't even patterns! They are just a bunch of rectangles and squares thrown together. I can do that withOUT a pattern! IF I wanted to! I'm afraid I couldn't be proud of something that was whipped up so fast and thrown together so haphazardly. Even when I'm doing charity quilts, I do something that has more of a pattern to it than that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustBonnie2
    I agree. This has been a stick in my craw for a couple years. Yellow Brick Road and Turning Twenty aren't even patterns! They are just a bunch of rectangles and squares thrown together. I can do that withOUT a pattern! IF I wanted to! I'm afraid I couldn't be proud of something that was whipped up so fast and thrown together so haphazardly. Even when I'm doing charity quilts, I do something that has more of a pattern to it than that.
    You are fortunate that you are clever enough to whip up a quilt without a pattern, when I was a beginner I couldn't and the YBR was my introduction to FQs and their uses, I know of many many quilters who have made the YBR and made some lovely quilts in the process.

    Although I am not a lover of the TT pattern one of my class did the most glorious quilt using a selection of batiks and the TT pattern, which were perfect for it, we all have our own likes n dislikes and these patterns deserve to be on a quilters list IMO :thumbup:

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    That's your opinion, others may like the pattern especially when they are new to quilting, you are sounding kinda harsh.

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    I agree with you 100% :thumbup: I believe some are taking it a little too far, thanks for your kind words, we need more of them :!:

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    It makes very quick baby quilts. And I like the designer.

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    It's all in the fabric choices ... I've made several for baby quilts, and my daughter chose it for her dorm quilt. They all turned out great. It's perfect for beginners and it's great when you need a quick quilt.
    I think I read that it's the BEST-selling quilt pattern EVER ... simple and quick is obviously GOOD ! :)

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    it is a fun, easy fat quarter quilt which takes on a different look with the use of different fabrics. Not particularly the best pattern out there, but surely one of the easiest and quickest when in a time crunch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustBonnie2
    I agree. This has been a stick in my craw for a couple years. Yellow Brick Road and Turning Twenty aren't even patterns! They are just a bunch of rectangles and squares thrown together. I can do that withOUT a pattern! IF I wanted to! I'm afraid I couldn't be proud of something that was whipped up so fast and thrown together so haphazardly. Even when I'm doing charity quilts, I do something that has more of a pattern to it than that.
    I'm glad that you are such a talented quilter.
    This pattern was the first one recommended to my duaghter (11 at the time) to start quilting with. It is a quilt!!!!! This was a fun one to do too.
    It was easy and fun to pick fat quarters - she got a variety of colors/designs. I kept in mind that it was a learning process and not to put my two cents in when she was choosing colors unless she asked. This took an entire day out with mom going from one quilt store to another. I then bought us a Happy fat quarter pack to make one for my bed. Still working on it. Hope to have it done for Mother's Day.

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    I think it is geared to beginners, I'm not crazy about it. "Just Can't Cut It" is a great pattern for a simple beginners quilt.

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    I am a fairly new quilter and was told that it would be a pretty easy one for beginners. I don't know if it will be my favorite but I think it turned out nice ( for me anyway hee hee)..
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    Quote Originally Posted by stigmot
    I am a fairly new quilter and was told that it would be a pretty easy one for beginners. I don't know if it will be my favorite but I think it turned out nice ( for me anyway hee hee)..
    I think that turned out really nice. I love the choice of colors.

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