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Thread: Puzzle quilt, what a pain!!

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    Super Member Pamela Artman's Avatar
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    This quilt was a big pain!! LOL I kept getting the wrong little square on the block that made the bump in the puzzle piece, even though I was following a diagram. I don't know how many times I had to take out one of those little squares and change colors!
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    What a great quilt! Good for you hanging in there!

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    Wow, beautiful quilt!

    You need to get going on your retreats in the USA! Also get your blog started to show off your cool quilts!

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    Very cute, this pattern is on my wish list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pamela Artman
    This quilt was a big pain!! LOL I kept getting the wrong little square on the block that made the bump in the puzzle piece, even though I was following a diagram. I don't know how many times I had to take out one of those little squares and change colors!
    dispite your trials in making it - it is wonderful and inspires me to make one - My 76 y/o mother and I enjoy putting puzzles together with each other -would be a great lap quilt for her.

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    Great quilt. It looks great and good thing you have lots of patience!

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    I love this pattern & actually have it out to make real soon. I groaned when I read that you kept making a mistake. *sigh* Maybe I should put my pattern up until I have more time and more patience? LOL Yours is great & I love the fabric choices. Great job!

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    You should have warned me to put my sunglasses on! That is so bright and cheerful.

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    Oh but it turned out so cute! Love your fabrics!

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    Oh, I love it! Yep, another one for the list.

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    For being such a pain to make, you have done a wonderful job!!
    You should be so proud of yourself, for you accomplishment. The colors are great, too!! Thank you for sharing!!
    :D :D :D :D

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    My grandfather used to tell us that "patience bears the sweetest fruits." Your patience surely paid off. That is one great quilt. And it's high up on my to-do list. Do you have any tips to help us get organized in making this one -- especially with the little tab-thingies?

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    But it came out great. Very nice.

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    I like very nice

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    Great job!

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    I like your quilt. I'd like to make one, where did you get the pattern?

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    It's beautiful! It was worth what you went through to make it.

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    Awesome color choices. Great job!

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    Sounds like a real puzzle to me, but it turned out really nice :-P :-P

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    I love your border. That's a fun quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAROLJ
    I like your quilt. I'd like to make one, where did you get the pattern?
    It was a class I took. I don't even remember what the name of the pattern was. I should teach this class sometime!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GailG
    My grandfather used to tell us that "patience bears the sweetest fruits." Your patience surely paid off. That is one great quilt. And it's high up on my to-do list. Do you have any tips to help us get organized in making this one -- especially with the little tab-thingies?
    Make a diagram with each block colored in with crayon or colored pencil. Then follow it very closely!! When a block is finished, immediately pin a note to it with row and block number (i.e. row 3, 4th block). Then lay it out on a design wall or bed before sewing blocks together and double check all the tabs. I thought I was being so careful, but still made mistakes. I thought I had fixed all the wrong "tabs" and sewed it together and a friend spotted another wrong one after it was all sewn together!! I found really cute fabric with puzzle pieces for the back. I just need to get it quilted!

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    The tesstelations quilts are like this too. You really have to pay close attention, huh? While making one of these is when I realized I needed a design board.
    I love the puzzle quilt you made. It is fun and happy with those colors. Even if it was a pain ... LOL!

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    I always thought about doing this pattern. Looks like you did a fantastic job! :):):) Cudos to you!

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    It looks like it ended up just great. :thumbup:

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