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Thread: Making a Indian Hatchet Quilt

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    When I started receiving my FQs from the "mare stare", I knew I wanted to make a quilt for me. :D And, I wanted a pattern that I could use most of the material in. I had made a mini from this pattern a while back, and fell in love with the way it goes together, so it was perfect for what I wanted.

    Here are the steps I have taken so far:

    for each 4"I used 2 3" squares of fabric and 1, 4.5" square of old fashioned unbleached muslin.

    [img]http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_uAI_9RibNE...0/IMG_0238.JPG[/img]

    The quilt is made up of 16 4" squares sewn into 1 16" block.

    [img]http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_uAI_9RibNE...0/IMG_0283.JPG[/img]

    [img]http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_uAI_9RibNE...0/IMG_0286.JPG[/img]

    [img]http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_uAI_9RibNE...0/IMG_0239.JPG[/img]


    As of now the quilt measures 48" I think I want to add one more row, which means I will need 64 more 3" blocks, 32 pair, and 32 more muslin blocks..
    Here is a picture of it so far.

    [img]http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_uAI_9RibNE...0/IMG_0288.JPG[/img]

    Then I will have to decide what type of border to put on. I have several small blocks from the leftovers of trimming up the squares, and here is some of the ways I can place them together. So, please help me decide what border to place on. :D
    [img]http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_uAI_9RibNE...0/IMG_0240.JPG[/img]

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    I like the one on the top left for a border :)

    Your great looks great :)

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    Love your fat quarter quilt!!! That is just gorgeous! I'm not really good with borders though I think the top left one would be nice!

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    That's going to be great!! The muslin makes the scrappies look like beautiful jewels.

    I hope you don't mind me asking for tips on how to do the scrappy corners. I use this method to make snowball blocks. No matter how careful I am to mark the diagonal line and sew on it, the corner pieces are sometimes' off '--a bit too small or a bit too big.. Do you have any tricks for making sure they are accurate? Hope I explained it clearly enough.

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    What a nice pattern! Have you ever tried it with the opposite color arrangement? Meaning, use the white (or lights) for the corners, and the prints for the center? I'd be interested in seeing that.

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    nice quilt, looks like one my mom would like, I vote for the pinwheels border

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    Quote Originally Posted by ranger
    That's going to be great!! The muslin makes the scrappies look like beautiful jewels.

    I hope you don't mind me asking for tips on how to do the scrappy corners. I use this method to make snowball blocks. No matter how careful I am to mark the diagonal line and sew on it, the corner pieces are sometimes' off '--a bit too small or a bit too big.. Do you have any tricks for making sure they are accurate? Hope I explained it clearly enough.

    ranger


    I am very careful when marking the line, making sure it is straight and from corner to corner. And then I pin it, making sure the tops and the corners are just right on. And then I go slow , making sure I stay on the line. Sometimes I still have one turn out wrong, and instead of trying to fix it, I lay it aside and start all over. If it turns out too big you can trim.
    I love getting those corners wright, but sometimes it just don't work out that way. Do try pinning, I am a big believer in pinning and making sure my material can't slip.

    Glad you like it! thanks! :D :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdavis
    What a nice pattern! Have you ever tried it with the opposite color arrangement? Meaning, use the white (or lights) for the corners, and the prints for the center? I'd be interested in seeing that.

    Thanks , glad you like it! :D

    The whole time I was working on it, my mind was going strong with what ifs. :lol: :lol: What if I make the background navy blue and then did the corners in light blues, or what if I used solid black and then jewel tones around it, or what if I used a paisley and then solid colors on the corners. :lol: :lol: I love playing around with new ideas , and I think it would look great with a dark background, just getting the right balance is going to be the big thing. Would love to see you do it!! :D :D Just think how pretty the quilting would be on a dark blue background!

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    I just was looking at directions yesterday for the same quilt pattern!
    Yours looks great so far. Keep us posted on your progress.

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    Thanks for the tips. I do pin so perhaps the problem lies with sewing too fast--I do have a tendency to do that. LOL. I also find it difficult to start off--that is, to get the needle right on the line when I start. I've overcome that a bit by chain-piecing or using a scrap piece before sewing. .

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    I meant to ask earlier -- where did you find the pattern??? And what size are your blocks?

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    Lots of color in that quilt!
    I like the border on the upper left, also or bunkhouse braid - - you know ... cowboys and Indians???

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    that is so pretty and I vote for the lower right for the border, or just a really flowery border with one fabric. Just a thought. Let us know what you decide. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by omak
    Lots of color in that quilt!
    I like the border on the upper left, also or bunkhouse braid - - you know ... cowboys and Indians???
    I agree...Thanks for the name of this block
    I cant wait to see your quilt with the boarder on it great job :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewjoyce
    I meant to ask earlier -- where did you find the pattern??? And what size are your blocks?


    The squares are 4" and then I sewed 16 together to make 16" blocks so I can still move them around until I get the look that I want!

    here is the link
    http://www.quilterscache.com/I/IndianHatchetBlock.html

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    Great job so far! I vote for the bottom-left border. Sort of a Seminole look to it. It should set all your hard work off beautifully.

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    wow!! that is so pretty - what a great way to use up those scraps squares I have precut in my sewing cabinet.
    Eileen

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    Ninnie, Thanks for the info!! I sure do have lots of scraps..... :roll:

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdavis
    What a nice pattern! Have you ever tried it with the opposite color arrangement? Meaning, use the white (or lights) for the corners, and the prints for the center? I'd be interested in seeing that.
    I don't do the big quilts but I have used this alot in my hotpads. You will have to imagine it in a full quilt. This is one of my "Blocks" done with my cut down method which does make it more accurate.
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    Ninnie that is sooo cool! I can't wait to see what you do with the borders. Do you have lots of those little mini's ready? I was wondering what the upper right one would look like if you put the white in the center. Can you show us more. Like 3 of each lined up? Am I making more work for you? :mrgreen:

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    ninnie love your work and i pick bottom left

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    Rhonda,
    Thanks for sharing!

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    wow Ninnie - you've been a busy bee! That is bee-auu-tii-fuull!! What a great way to use those mare stare fats! Just and idea for the border - could you do the blocks so the cream HSTs finish off the points in the Hatchet blocks? Would that work? :D

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    That is awesome Ninnie, To give the border a different look, I would first put on a plain border then do the HST in a straight line instead of a square and then another plain border, then if you have enough left another string of the HST and then another plain border.

    Or I just had another thought, doing a zigzag pattern.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billswife99
    Ninnie that is sooo cool! I can't wait to see what you do with the borders. Do you have lots of those little mini's ready? I was wondering what the upper right one would look like if you put the white in the center. Can you show us more. Like 3 of each lined up? Am I making more work for you? :mrgreen:
    Great idea, have a bunch sewn together, but have to find them. :oops: :oops: I placed them in a plastic bag , and they are lying here somewhere. I will post a picture later when they show up. Also tried the reverse , with the cream in the middle, and didn't really like it, but will put it in the picture
    Thanks for the great ideas!!!

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