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Thread: Grammy Patty 7's "no y seams" quilt for Michael

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    Will try this again. Sent it off and it never came through so hopefully it won't come through twice but here goes. The center star is a "no Y seams block" that was taught in a class at my quilt chapter meeting using scraps. Liked it so much that decided to enlarge it out for my 11 year old grandson Michael. Used EQ7 and built the quilt out and did "quilt as you go Patty style." It is a machine pieced and a combination of machine and hand quilting. The sig tag is in the lower right hand corner star on the front of the quilt made using my Pfaff Quilt Expression 4.0 machine. The quilt is between a twin comforter and twin spread size. Since I hand quit polyester batting is used. I don't use a hoop or frame as I like my quilts to puff a bit and after it is washed it will puff nicely.
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    What a fantastic quilt! You did a beautiful job! I'd love to know how you did it! Could you share a tutorial of this "no Y seams block"?

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    Beautiful - and perfect for a young man.

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    very nice

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    No Y seams is always good news!

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    That is very nice and a perfect "boy" quilt.

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    Patty. It is beautiful. What a lucky grandson.

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    Wow, that is one beautiful quilt!

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    great job. wonderful idea to expand out the star.

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    Beautiful!

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    You did a beautiful job

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    Beautiful!!! What size are your HST's??? I am in the process of making a scrappy 8 sided star using 2&1/2 HSTs. So much faster and headache free :lol: .
    Hubby wanted to move to the Villages when we retired. Beautiful area.

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    I love that pattern. It is really quite easy to do.
    Yours is reall beautiful.

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    This is a great quilt... lucky you.. living in The Villages... we live here at Oakpoint in MA... lots of people there from here.. but my DH will not move again.. yet!!!! hehehehe ;-)

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    That is a beautiful quilt and I am sure he will treasure it.
    I love the way you extended the star and put on the borders, and I love the colors. Do you have a pattern you can point us to (no pun intended!) for the star pattern?
    :) :) :) :)

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    Beautiful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tms
    What a fantastic quilt! You did a beautiful job! I'd love to know how you did it! Could you share a tutorial of this "no Y seams block"?
    Hi tms,
    Sorry it's been a full year since we did the tutorial. I do have the instructions for it but am not allowed to share it. The class instructor had to get permission to share it and use it with our class. My suggestion would be to do an online search for "no Y seams quilt pattern" and bet you'll find one somewhere. It was surprisingly easy to make this large star though because it was created making blocks and then sewing the blocks together and when you were done, you had a beautiful star. I felt that although I just used scraps, this star was too beautiful not to use. Because of the colors used, this quilt said "Michael" every time I touched from the very first when I began selecting the fabrics. Between my 2 children, they have blessed us with a total of 7 grandchildren and Michael is the last to get his scrap quilt by Grammy. As a scrap quilter, it's hard for me to waste fabrics and this one seems to be a real "people magnet." It always amazes me the reactions everyone has to this quilt when they see me working on it. As a "quilt as you go" quilter with out a hoop or frame, my quilts draw attention and this one sure has garnered not only attention but excited, enthusiastic praise. His Mom loves it and hopefully he will too. It's comfy too.
    Thanks for looking.
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    Patty

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corky
    No Y seams is always good news!
    Thank you Corky and I totally agree with you although I'd never done one and never a star this large. Stars are challenges as it is and even this one isn't perfect but good enough to use - too striking NOT to use.

    Patty

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    Wow, it's really pretty! You did a wonderful job.

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    Very nice :!: :!: :!:

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    Nice quilt, and no Y seams. Like the way you added the top and bottom borders, just a great finishing touch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laceybritt
    Beautiful!!! What size are your HST's??? I am in the process of making a scrappy 8 sided star using 2&1/2 HSTs. So much faster and headache free :lol: .
    Hubby wanted to move to the Villages when we retired. Beautiful area.
    Hi Lacy,
    It has a lot of 4 3/8th inch squares cut in each color used. Pattern says it's a 42 1/2 inch star for a queen or king sized bed which made it interesting to make work for a twin and look right. It will definitely over flow his bed but if he continues to grow as he currently is, he'll appreciate the ample size of his quilt.

    We've been in the Villages 6 years this Aug. 29th, 2011 year round and love it here! We do miss family and friends but email is good and we've been going back for a few days twice a year. Our daughter and her children come down for about a week each year and that's wonderful. The children seem to really look forward to coming down as the Villages is very grandchildren friendly. Hope you do decide to retire here. The cost of living is amazingly affordable especially when you factor in all that is offered here. My retired math teacher husband did the math before the move and feels we have come out ahead and we came from a lovely community in IL. The real plus for us is being out of the cold winter where my arthritis really flared up and here move pain free with ease.

    Thanks for looking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrammaBabs
    This is a great quilt... lucky you.. living in The Villages... we live here at Oakpoint in MA... lots of people there from here.. but my DH will not move again.. yet!!!! hehehehe ;-)
    Thank you GrammaBabs. Maybe you're hubby will change his mind. It's really a great place but with the economy the way it is, homes in the north aren't easy to sell at the moment and if you need to sell yours before moving, you definitely want to be sure of a buyer first. Ours in IL sold in 7 days and we had 45 days to get out of a 2 1/2 story home where we had lived for 29 years and had a lot of stuff to eliminate as it couldn't come with us to a one level home. We did it somehow. If it's meant to be, you'll work it out. In the meantime, many come down and rent for a month. Have you come down for their 7 day package yet? If not you might want to look into it. Go to http://www.thevillages.com. That's what we did and we purchased our home the 2nd day here but we had been researching both in IL and central FL for a full year before we came down to visit several retirement communities and knew the minute we got here, this was meant to be. It isn't for everyone but it sure is for us. It all depends on what you want for your life style.
    Good luck.
    Patty

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    Quote Originally Posted by SueSew
    That is a beautiful quilt and I am sure he will treasure it.
    I love the way you extended the star and put on the borders, and I love the colors. Do you have a pattern you can point us to (no pun intended!) for the star pattern?
    :) :) :) :)
    Hi Sue,
    Answered this in a previous post. The instructor had to get permission to share the pattern with us so I don't feel I can share it - have to respect copy right laws. You could first try doing a search on this group for "no Y seams star" or "shooting star" and see what comes up. It's a 42 1/2 inch block for a queen or king sized quilt but all you get is that huge center star. If you want to then make it into a quilt, you'll have to do the designing yourself unless you can find one to use. I did use my electric quilt 7 software to design it out, to get the measurements for the borders correct and finding all of the smaller individual star and the fan block patterns used on the top and bottom. The actual quilt design is mine. I honestly don't need software to design a quilt but having it did help me get things the size needed such as it allowed me to size the blocks to the exact size and the "points in" border with the exact size for my quilt. I did design it each step of the way as I worked as I do "quilt as you go Patty style". Will define that in a separate email because bet there will be questions on that one. There always are as people are fascinated that I do my own quilting and don't use a hoop or frame.

    First search this group, then try a google search and bet you'll find a pattern.
    Thanks for looking.
    Patty

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    Really Nice quilt!

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