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Puzzle Quilt variation - "Trying to Fit In"

Old 02-25-2010, 09:10 AM
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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.
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Old 02-25-2010, 09:11 AM
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Looks great! I have the pattern for this and must make it soon!
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Old 02-25-2010, 09:13 AM
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And here is my Excel pattern. It has all 4 pieces. Each Excel square is 1" finished. So, for example, the middle pieces, the big strip is 8 squares by 3 squares -> finished 8" x 3" -> unfinished 8.5" by 3.5"

Oh, and a fat quarter will yield EXACTLY 4 pieces. With about a 2.5" square to spare. If that. I would plan on it yielding 3 pieces to keep your blood pressure down... trust me on that... :?
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Old 02-25-2010, 09:23 AM
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How are you going to sew that last blue piece in the row?
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Old 02-25-2010, 09:26 AM
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That is amazing ! Your work is ALL amazing!
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Old 02-25-2010, 09:33 AM
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oh cool. i bet it was fun to make.
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Old 02-25-2010, 09:35 AM
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Very cool!
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Old 02-25-2010, 09:53 AM
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I love the colors you chose. Fantastic!

Is there a way to make this so its actually a puzzle? Would make a great gift for a toddler.

Who makes this pattern??
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Great puzzle quilt! Thank you for the Excel plans! I just printed them out and this is the very next one I am going to do :lol: :lol:
Thanks again!!!
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Old 02-25-2010, 10:32 AM
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Oh, thank you for the excel pattern! I made one last year with something I just drew/coloured out on a piece of paper with 2 1/2 squares and it was pretty much sewing each square separately, this is so much nicer, I may attempt another one!

This was mine that I did last spring.
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