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What is the appea of Yellow Brick Road pattern?

Old 03-04-2011, 09:28 AM
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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. There are so many great patterns that can be created without the need of a purchased "pattern". Maybe someone out there can explain to me what I am not seeing. I thought by the name that there would be a yellow path somehow meandering throughout the quilt...that sounded appealing to me but I don't see that somehow in any of the pictures I've viewed. ??? Now I know that "to each his own" but I was just wondering if I am missing something.
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Old 03-04-2011, 09:31 AM
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I am not sure...I like the pattern but I definitely understand what you say too. :)
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Old 03-04-2011, 09:33 AM
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I understand exactly what you are saying :D
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Old 03-04-2011, 09:33 AM
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It's a nice pattern to use up fat quarters. There are only 3 blocks in it, I believe. I haven't made one, but it's pretty easy to deconstruct the pattern from a finished quilt. Use up a bunch of fat quarters where you only need to cut a few shapes. I think that's the appeal. I'm liking the fat quarter stash busters since I have so many FQs, so I'm going to do one of these, a Turning Twenty, and one other one
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Old 03-04-2011, 09:35 AM
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I think the designer called it that because of the yellow and the blues she used in it. This has been a very popular pattern for beginners, because of the use of fat quarters,and the cutting meathods and piecing it together. This pattern looks fabulous no matter what colors you use. I have made many of these quilts for friends and family.
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Old 03-04-2011, 09:45 AM
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I totally agree.

Years ago, when it first came out, I looked at the pattern package and, quite frankly, was totally put off by the picture on the cover. Looked really bland to me.

I've never made one - I like piecing a bit more involved - but I've seen some really good ones. It's ALL about the fabrics.
Here's one in Kaffe fabrics:
This is a bit more lively than the cover picture:
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Old 03-04-2011, 09:50 AM
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I think as we get more experienced, we are able to "see" how a pattern/design is created more easily than when we are total beginners.

It's a bit like making vegetable soup - when one is a "new cook" one follows the recipe more or less as written. After a while, one learns how to improvise.
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Old 03-04-2011, 09:50 AM
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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... :-)
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Old 03-04-2011, 09:56 AM
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I've made one and I am working on another. Why this pattern? I make charity quilts for my church's ladies group. We have limited funds, and fabric . Often we need the quilt yesterday. So the reason I use this pattern is that you only need a handful of fat quarters and it can be made very quickly. It can be very pretty depending on what fabric you use.
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Old 03-04-2011, 10:00 AM
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I'm in the group that never cared for Yellow Brick Road or Turning Twenty patterns. I have seen some I like better than others but I believe it is all about the fabric choices.
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