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    Quilt pattern using big pieces

    I am looking for a pattern that uses large squares as i have parkinson's and can't work with small ones.

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    large size 9 patch in a scrappy style quilt ....
    Make it a scrappy happy day!

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    Clotilde has a pattern called "The Big Block" you might want to check out, also I just picked up a magazine that was all big block patterns at WalMart. It was $9.99 but had a lot of nice patterns but I don't remember the name of it and I'm at work and can't check.

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    You can do very pretty quilts with large squares (6" or larger) , 2-1/4" sashing (jelly roll) and 2-1/2" cornerstones. Would the 2-1/2" squares for the cornerstones be too small for you to deal with? I just finished a top with fussy cut fairies and Tinkerbell fabric for a little friend who loves green and fairies. Have not taken a picture yet.

    I did add piping to the blocks which you certainly would not want to mess with (neither will I again any time soon!) but that was added only because the sashing fabric was too close in color to the background color of one of the fabrics and I just HAD to go on and do piping on all of squares after I had done the green ones....
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    You can convert just about any basic block mathematically to the size you can handle. A nine patch can become a 15" block by using 5" squares, or by using a 10" squares making a 30" block.
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    BBQ AND BBQ2 are always great quilts for large prints.
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    Turning Twenty is also a big piece quilt that turns out looking really good. The smallest piece is 6 1/2 X 10 1/2.

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    Nancys Notions has a large faux hexagon and tumbler template set I love.

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbTHlGGKMPM

    You NEED to watch this video... it's called a 10 minute block, this one is a 20 inch block, and it looks very easy! 3 Seams and in a day or two you can have a nice quilt top. It calls for 10 inch squares of fabric for one 20 inch block. It looks so easy.

    You might try it. HTH.
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    Google disappearing 9 patch

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    Yellow Brick Road quilt pattern has very large pieces and it very friendly to use. Not very much matching of seams . You could even enlarge it . I actually made it but reduced the scale/size of the pieces as I thought it too large for my purposes.

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    Look on www.allpeoplequilt.com. They have a section on called quick and easy. There are several there that are simple to make and there is one I recall made with big block.
    Families are like old quilts....although they tend to unravel at times...each can be stitched back together with love.

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    Janem100, you have lots of great ideas here. Another gadget that may help you is the 3rd hand. Below is a link. I have a friend who has Parkinson's and she loves hers. I have no affiliation to this at all.

    http://www.clotilde.com/detail.html?prod_id=261
    Have a great day sewing and remember to "not sweat the small stuff"!!



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    I like this one. http://www.daystyledesigns.com/super...uiltdesign.htm
    I've made it with charm squares and 6" blocks and it really looks great.

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    Debbie Maddy has some beautiful patterns and she uses large blocks.
    http://www.calicocarriage.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxnme01 View Post
    BBQ AND BBQ2 are always great quilts for large prints.
    These are my "go to" quilts when I want a dramatic looking quilt that is quick and easy to make.
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    Hi. Just an idea I have. My 11 yr old GS wants to make a light weight quilt so I want big pieces for him so it won't take too long. I am planning to use a block pattern with a square in the center and enlarge it on graph paper to fit the size of his bunk bed. In the center square we will use the Thunder BB team logo and then add squares and triangles like 12 or 15 inches on a side. I think we will tie it will yarn as he would be able to do that. I went on Jinny Byers site and found several nice blocks to duplicate. By the way, she has a feature where you can design your quilt, pick fabrics and borders and see what it would look like.

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    Thanks for the youtube video, like the ideas she has.
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    The August 2012 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting has a Supersize Shoo Fly pattern in it that's really cute.
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    What is a BBQ and BBQ2?
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    I have made a 10 minute block using smaller strips and it does turn out very nice. Any yes, it is easy. I hope you can find something you can use.
    Quote Originally Posted by kensington View Post
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbTHlGGKMPM

    You NEED to watch this video... it's called a 10 minute block, this one is a 20 inch block, and it looks very easy! 3 Seams and in a day or two you can have a nice quilt top. It calls for 10 inch squares of fabric for one 20 inch block. It looks so easy.

    You might try it. HTH.

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    Hello, you might want to try the Goose in the Pond Quilt Block Pattern. It makes a 22 1/2" square. You make strips for part of it and then use part of the strips for the nine-patch portion and half squares for the rest. It is really easy. If you are unable to locate the free pattern just PM and I will send you a copy.

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    Try the pattern, "Just Can't Cut It". Easy pattern to cut out and easy to sew together, all rather large pieces!

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    These are some great ideas! Some days the fingers just don't work as well as others. I know JaneM100 will appreciate them; I sure do!

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    Yellow Brick Road has pretty good sized pieces. I've made 4 and they went together quickly.

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