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Thread: Puzzle Quilt variation - "Trying to Fit In"

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    That is great. Can I have the name of the pattern and who makes it?

    Ruthielynn

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    i love it!
    where did you get the pattern?
    i want to make one too! :thumbup:

    tjb

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    Hey, that last blue piece doesn't fit!

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    Lucy, I love the puzzle pattern and have downloaded your Excel spreadsheet. Your colors are excellent!

    Zephyr, I really like how you put the puzzle pieces into the border.

    Great quilts, both of you. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MillieH
    Well, duh...I never thought of using Excel to plan a block pattern. Thanks for showing me this!
    I love it! I use paint to "cut" the fabric swatch, and then move it into Excel. It gives me more mobility to try different borders/etc than if I just used paint on its own

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    Quote Originally Posted by pamsmpk
    I love this quilt...so cute and I agree about the edges. I think that's what has always bothered me about the traditional pattern. I think if it were me...I might just applique the blue piece onto the border and be done with it. That way you could twist and turn and get it exactly where you want it.
    I tried applique a few times and it didn't work out right. I mean, really, I just needed to stick with it and practice, but it's so much faster to do piecework. Anyway, yeah, I think that is a wonderful idea and I will be brave and applique the piece on. That has to be simpler than my 4 square + 4 triangle + border cuts... thank you for your comments - I will definitely consider applique

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    Love the quilt! My grandson (mildly autistic btw) absolutely loves puzzles. My daughter and I got some of the autism awareness fabric from Hobby Lobby this afternoon to make him a pillow. Now I'm going to HAVE to make him a puzzle quilt for Christmas!

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    I couldn't down load the pattern any help on that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LucyInTheSky
    A few months ago, some of the gals were making puzzle quilt tops and I fell in love with the design. My one qualm is that, as a former jigsaw lover, their quilts didn't have puzzle edges. The first thing I did when I would work on a jigsaw puzzle was to put the border together first, so my quilt needed a border. So with the measurements provided by a few people on the board (thank you!) I redesigned the quilt to look more like a puzzle to me.

    It's going to have a border all around it, which will include that blue piece off to the side . So imagine my wood floor is the border to get an idea of it. I'm just waiting to get some $$ to afford the border, since it'll be about 10" around. I might do different size border strips, but that's a 'for when I have $' concern.
    That is a very neat quilt. thank you for sharing. Penny

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCL in FL
    I couldn't down load the pattern any help on that?
    I don't have excel and couldn't get the pattern either. Would someone who has it in acrobat or another program post it...thanks...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LindaR
    Quote Originally Posted by JCL in FL
    I couldn't down load the pattern any help on that?
    I don't have excel and couldn't get the pattern either. Would someone who has it in acrobat or another program post it...thanks...
    How about a JPEG? Hit download for a bigger version of the picture. Each square is 1".

    You can DL a free open-source Excel -> Open Office. It opens all Microsoft Office files, lets you create files that can be opened in MS Office, and doesn't cost you an arm and a leg...
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    got it thanks

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    i love to work puzzles and this is a great idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by KarenSimon
    Hey, that last blue piece doesn't fit!

    That's the point.

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    wonderful colors...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCL in FL
    I couldn't down load the pattern any help on that?
    This is the pattern for those who can't download hers.

    http://quilting.about.com/od/quiltpa...lt-pattern.htm

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    I am super late to this post, but wondering about the cutting requirements for the fat quarters for these squares?

    Thank you. This is an AWESOME pattern. My nephew (grown adult) loves puzzles and wants a quilt. This will be a perfect surprise.

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    WOW I just love your bright colors.

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    Love it! You did a great job and very creative with that missing last piece. Can't wait to see the finished product.

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    What a great quilt! I love the colors and it is beautifully executed!
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    Is there no end to the genius! Very cool quilt....will be stunning when done.

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    Terrific! Love the colors you used. What a cute idea having one piece not in with the rest. You are doing a great job.
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    Great job, suzy

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    I really like your puzzle quilt and the idea to have the last piece in the border. Please take a close look at the blue block and the blank place where it looks like it is going to fit into.
    peace

    If the point is that it doesn't fit then it just looks like a mistake to me. I don't understand the doesn't fit idea. If it is the last piece of the puzzle, it has to fit or the the puzzle maker made a mistake.??????????????????
    peace

    please explain
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    The jig saw pattern in quilts has also the pattern for autism and I have a young grandson I want to make this quilt for but am having trouble finding this pattern. I love the loose piece and want to make this for him. Would you please tell me how to find and get this pattern? Hope you can help me.

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