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Thread: Proposed pattern for a lecture quilt

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    A fellow guild member is a retired art/quilt teacher and he speaks to quilt guilds and groups about quilting from time to time. He asked if I would create a smallish (about 2' x 3') quilt for him to use with his collection when speaking to guilds. So, firstly, I'm honored! :) He told me to do whatever design I wanted and has given me free reign on the design of it. Below is a pic of the design I came up with, which is basically a 9-patch block with HSTs on 2 corners of each block to create the blocks on point. At first glance, it's a complex looking quilt but is actually quite simple if you look at the 9-patch block pattern -- so that's what I was wanting to get across with this, that you can create intricate looking patterns with simple blocks based on the color placement. The quilt will be about 21.5" x 27.5", and the 9-patch blocks will be 3" square so each individual square will be 1" finished size. What do you think?
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    I think you've created another winner!

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    It's perfect!! I love your great idea & design!!
    :D :D :D :D

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    I say all those art classes paid off. LOL! It is so wonderful that you are sharing the wealth with your peers.

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    Wow Eddie, It is beautiful, and will convey just what you said: Complex to look at, but relatively easy to do. What a great honor to be asked, but you do such lovely work. Thank you, I have learned a lot from reading your posts. How goes the CW stained glass?
    Blessings, Spring

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    Looks great!

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    I love it. :thumbup: :idea: :D

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    Looks great Eddie!

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    A great teaching quilt---good luck with all those TINY little squares!

    Be sure to show us the quilt when you finish.

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    That's beautiful. You did a great job on your pattern

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    Nice overall look...but I'd approach the construction differently...I'm just not crazy for seams that aren't really necessary...especially not on something this size.
    Congratulations on the honor of the request...hat's off to you!

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    That will be beautiful!

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    Quite an honor Eddie - congrats.

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    Eddie,

    That is so cool! You are so talented! I am a beginner and wow that would be fun to make. You will need to create a tutorial for us!

    As I chatted with you a few weeks ago on PM that you need to start writing patterns and books for us to all enjoy and buy from you. You are talented. Come on start making some dvd's and you might get on Dr. Phil! lol lol

    Karen "Craftybear" from Indiana, USA

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    Very nice pattern!!! I might have to try it!!!

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    Wow, that would be a cool pattern for doll quilts, wall hangings and all sizes of quilts. Job well done!

    Karen

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    I like it, I really like it! The hst's give it a wonderful look.

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    Eddie,

    Does that guy also belong to your quilt guild?

    Karen

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    very nice and everyone should be able to get it. let us know what the response is.

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    Looks great here.

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    A great design.

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    love it, can't wait to see yours

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    Looks very good to me.

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    Very impressive design Eddie. Congrats on being ask to make the sample quilt, that says alot about your work!!!

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    I think your little quilt has gotten the point across - - simple blocks can make an intricate look ...
    but, I am thinking about that comment about "good luck sewing tiny squares" - - though, I am sure you are into the strip piecing and whatever ...
    since you are messing around with your computer, what happens if you double the size of the individual squares? Does it really detract from the intricacy you are trying to show?
    I only ask because of the seams all getting bunched up around the HST. But, it really isn't my problem, is it? and, if you want to do the work, I saw a Fons and Porter today ... a lady was using a hammer to make the bulky seams lay more flat ...
    of course, you can alternate the way the seams at that intersection comes together so they don't bulk up as bad as they are doing in my imagination.
    All in all, I really like what you have done with a simple block and the way you put in your colors ... how exciting!
    You did good!

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