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Thread: Puzzle quilt top finished!

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    Super Member LucyInTheSky's Avatar
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    This is my puzzle quilt top. I had started it a little over a year ago when it seemed like everyone was doing a puzzle quilt. I couldn't find a pattern, especially not one with end pieces, so I designed my own in Excel (sheet attached). At the time, I didn't have the $ to afford the border fabric, so it was put on hold. Well, full time over-minimum wage job later, I bought the fabric and finished the top. The border fabric color was inspired by my floor, since I loved how the quilt looked on the wood. I appliqued the blue piece onto the border. It was my 2nd applique piece and overall I'm really happy with it. Now to quilt it!

    Attached are 2 pictures of the quilt, the Excel sheet where each square = 1" finished, and a JPEG picture for anyone who can't DL the Excel sheet.

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    Love the colors. Very nice

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    Great idea to use Excel to make the pattern!! :thumbup:

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    I bet you had fun making it its beautiful, I love the colors

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    That's really pretty...and pretty clever!! Great job :)

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    Great job and thanks for the diagram!

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    Wow, that is amazing! At first, I thought you had set one piece aside to show us. I wondered how you were going to get that piece back in the quilt! LOL Then I realized it was part of the quilt design. I love it. I'd love to do one too.

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    Very cute! LOVE the blue piece!

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    Very pretty quilt. I have not seen a puzzle quilt before. May have to give that one a try sometime. Thanks for sharing.

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    That is such a cute and fun quilt. Thanks for the download.

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    Great job! This is on my list.

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    Great quilt!!!

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    What size are your blocks? Looks like a great way to use up fabric. Great job love it.

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    I like it, thanks for the tutorial.

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    Really neat quilt. I use Excel to design, arrange, etc. all the time. I also use it to create Swedish Weaving, Huck Embroidery, Cross Stitch, and Needlepoint designs. It is easy and there are lots of colors and patterns to use. You can even copy the picture of fabric from an on line store and paste it where you want.

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    very cool !!

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    Love the bright colors, great job with the pattern!

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    love it!

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    Your quilt is beautiful! Love the colors and the puzzle piece that you appliqued. :thumbup:

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    Awesome. Thanks for the spreadsheet. I'd like to try one of those.

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    I love it!

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    Love how you left the last piece to the puzzle laying on the border!

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    What a neat quilt. I especially like the block you added in the border.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LucyInTheSky
    This is my puzzle quilt top. I had started it a little over a year ago when it seemed like everyone was doing a puzzle quilt. I couldn't find a pattern, especially not one with end pieces, so I designed my own in Excel (sheet attached). At the time, I didn't have the $ to afford the border fabric, so it was put on hold. Well, full time over-minimum wage job later, I bought the fabric and finished the top. The border fabric color was inspired by my floor, since I loved how the quilt looked on the wood. I appliqued the blue piece onto the border. It was my 2nd applique piece and overall I'm really happy with it. Now to quilt it!

    Attached are 2 pictures of the quilt, the Excel sheet where each square = 1" finished, and a JPEG picture for anyone who can't DL the Excel sheet.
    I was asking a question and if I had read better the answer is there. Sorry

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    Great quilt...you should do a tutorial on how to use Excel for this...I wouldn't have thought to do that....very nice!

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