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    I have all my pieces cut out and am about to put the quilt together. But, I cannot figure out the directions for placement of all the pieces. I can't believe people say this is an easy quilt. My neighbor and I are each doing one and neither of us understand the directions. Can someone out there please help. This is the yellow brick road quilt.

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    Do you not have the actual pattern for this quilt?

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    The directions on the pattern tell you how to place all those cut pieces lettered in order A-N.. What is it that you cannot figure out. I guess I'm not understanding what your question is. When you get all your blocks done, It's totally up to you how you want to put them together.

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    From what I remember off hand is that there are three different blocks to be made...the first two blocks are made from the fabric cut and the third block is made from new strips of fabric cut and uses fabric left over from the second block. (I think) Everytime I have made this quilt I have to read and reread the directions. Maybe a trip to your LQS (Local Quilting Store) would be good because they can show you in person how to make the blocks. Sorry if I made a mistake in my directions>>>just check it out with your LQS...Good Luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by sue38
    I have all my pieces cut out and am about to put the quilt together. But, I cannot figure out the directions for placement of all the pieces. I can't believe people say this is an easy quilt. My neighbor and I are each doing one and neither of us understand the directions. Can someone out there please help. This is the yellow brick road quilt.
    Which line of directions are you having trouble with? I thought they were pretty clear, especially with the little images included next to each step.

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    Yes I have the directions. I have made more than 20 different quilts but have never had problems with the directions like I am having with these directions. I would never suggest this pattern to a beginner. Maybe I am just having a bad day and things are clicking right for me.

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    Yes I have the directions. I have made more than 20 different quilts but have never had problems with the directions like I am having with these directions. I would never suggest this pattern to a beginner. Maybe I am just having a bad day and things are clicking right for me. It appears to me that each block is done placing the pieces in different places. Am I correct in that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sue38
    Yes I have the directions. I have made more than 20 different quilts but have never had problems with the directions like I am having with these directions. I would never suggest this pattern to a beginner. Maybe I am just having a bad day and things are clicking right for me. It appears to me that each block is done placing the pieces in different places. Am I correct in that?
    The pieces are sewn together just like the little photos show in the pattern. Try going back to the beginning of the first step. Each step changes to a different UNIT and from those units.... another Unit is made. What I did was label all my units first and then I sewed the units together.I hope this helps some.

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    Okay, I have pulled out my instructions, as I made this quilt about 3 months ago. I actually agree that the instructions are not as clear as instructions I have had on other quilts, but I was able to figure it out. What I finally had to do was cross out all of the "numbers" that did not apply to me.

    For example, under instruction B....I was using 8 fat quarters, so I crossed out the 4,12,16,20, and 32. I did that in each instruction. Then I was able to wrap my mind around it.

    Try that and see if it helps any.

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    hello i wish you luck with your yellow brick road, i found the pattern to be more pleasing if i put it together the way i wanted it, hope that helps
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    I only used 6 fabrics in mine.
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    I MADE LOTS OF MISTAKES ON THE ONE I MADE. MY FRIEND, A NON QUILTER FOR WHOM IT WAS MADE AS A WEDDING PRESENT DIDN'T KNOW AND LOVED IT.

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    It's a very forgiving quilt; doesn't matter how you assemble it.

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    wow yours is beauuuutiful!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sue38
    I have all my pieces cut out and am about to put the quilt together. But, I cannot figure out the directions for placement of all the pieces. I can't believe people say this is an easy quilt. My neighbor and I are each doing one and neither of us understand the directions. Can someone out there please help. This is the yellow brick road quilt.
    sometimes it is very easy to OVER THINK this quilt...take it one step at a time and do not worry to much about the placement at first..it will all come together quite easily!
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    Thanks to all who replied to my problems with the yellow brick road. I guess as long as the squares measure 91/2x91/2 I can't go wrong. I try to hard to be perfect in my quilt making and it drives me crazy. Besides, it takes a lot of the joy away from quilting.

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    Maybe you should set it aside for a while and do something else. If you get too frustrated you might give it up completely. Life's too short to stress over a quilt top!

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    beautiful quilts shown.. I would like to try this pattern some day. I'll watch out for the directions ... thanks for the "heads up"

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    Quote Originally Posted by sue38
    Thanks to all who replied to my problems with the yellow brick road. I guess as long as the squares measure 91/2x91/2 I can't go wrong. I try to hard to be perfect in my quilt making and it drives me crazy. Besides, it takes a lot of the joy away from quilting.
    That's right. All your finished blocks measure 9-1/2 by 9-1/2 inches. There are 3 different kinds of blocks that you are making out of all the different sizes of rectangles that you have cut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sue38
    Thanks to all who replied to my problems with the yellow brick road. I guess as long as the squares measure 91/2x91/2 I can't go wrong. I try to hard to be perfect in my quilt making and it drives me crazy. Besides, it takes a lot of the joy away from quilting.
    Here's mine that I made. Don't worry about about perfection in quilt making. If it's not perfect, it's a design enhancement! Mine has design enhancements. I challenge anyone to find them!

    YBR with design enhancements :-)
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    I've spent more time on the layout of this quilt than anything else I've made. Yes, it's easy enough to cut and sew the individual blocks (if you pay careful attention to the directions and keep your wits about you), but the final placement of all the blocks is up to you...and I've found that placement to be torture. There's always one block I want to move and that starts a domino effect of moving blocks. Still don't have it sewn together!

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    Very pretty design. Thanks everyone for posting pictures. It is always fun to see one pattern made up a bunch of different ways!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MM
    I've spent more time on the layout of this quilt than anything else I've made. Yes, it's easy enough to cut and sew the individual blocks (if you pay careful attention to the directions and keep your wits about you), but the final placement of all the blocks is up to you...and I've found that placement to be torture. There's always one block I want to move and that starts a domino effect of moving blocks. Still don't have it sewn together!
    do it and take a digital pix of it..as long as you don't seem GLOBS of the same hues, or prints together, you are good to go...

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    I did not find this pattern easy either. I finally decided not to make it and did something else.

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    i like that term ( design enhancements) if your not making show quilts but for your enjoyment don't stress over it just enjoy doing them

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    I like the way this version turned out. Nice job!

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