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Thread: Sneek Preview of My "Floating Cubes"

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    Junior Member Az Quilter's Avatar
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    Here's a picture of my latest project in progress. I've been working on it in my spare time for the last week or so, and it's ready to quilt now. I'm mulling over what kind of FMQ motif to use, and welcome any suggestions you may have!

    I didn't use any particular pattern, but saw a picture on the web that was somewhat similar, and learned how to make the cubes from the One Block Wonder Encore book. I have a Super 60 triangle template that I used to cut the wedges after I sewed strips together. This quilt measures about 50" from point to point and is destined to be a wall hanging.

    I kind of made this up as I went along and sure learned a lot about "what not to do next time" while I was working on this!
    1. Make all the cube strips the same width instead of varying them...Because I made these various sizes I couldn't cut more than one set of strips at a time.
    2. More shades of each of the colors would have been nice; I would have liked to have gone from lighter to darker variations of the cube throughout the quilt.
    3. I'd like a better way of filling in the black space outside of the cubes. (I just added black strips to the end of each half block strip before sewing them together on this one.)
    4. I tried out a pinning technique I saw on the web for getting accurate points and it worked pretty well. You stick a pin straight through the points, matching them as you do this. Then hold them together and pin flat on either side of the point before sewing...

    So, here it is; enjoy!

    Wendy
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    What a beauty! Love love love it :)
    Please share your 'lessons learned' so we can learn the too!

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    Love your colors! Beautiful

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    Love it. I've had this on my list for a long time. Even bought the pattern. O well, sometime. Yours is fantastic.

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    Very Cool indeed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoisN
    Love it. I've had this on my list for a long time. Even bought the pattern. O well, sometime. Yours is fantastic.
    What's the name of the pattern? I saw a picture a while back and never could find it again, so I decided to just wing it.

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    Ooooooooooo!!! This is awesome. You really did a fantastic job.

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    That is so cool looking.

    Kat

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    What an amazing quilt!! I love the color choices

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    VERY NICE!! :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Terrific! You do great work too!

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    Fantastic! They look like they are floating, one inside the other. You did a great job.

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    Awesome quilt. Share you secrets please! I am thinking of doing one but it is a little scary to me right now.

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    oh my. This is wonderful!

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    WOW!!! Love it!!

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    I love it..love it..I like all thinking that is outside the box..good job..from another Az quilter!!

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    That is one stunning wall hanging!!!!! Love your colour choices!!

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    Totally awesome!

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    Very nice. I can sort of see why there were different widths. It plays with your eyes. Part of the optical illusion

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    your quilt is absolutely awesome :thumbup: :thumbup:
    i remember Alex Anderson teaching the pins hint for matching points on her show when it was still running.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wanderingcreek
    Awesome quilt. Share you secrets please! I am thinking of doing one but it is a little scary to me right now.
    Go ahead and give it a try! I started with just one block to see if I liked doing it, then went ahead with the wall hanging. This quilt isn't particularly difficult. It goes together just like a OBW, but without the fussy cutting. The key to making it look the way it does it to consistently place your light, medium and dark value combinations so that it looks like the light source always comes from the same direction.

    It was a lot of fun to see it come together as I worked on the blocks!

    Wendy

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    That is so cool, I love it !!!

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    Very cool! Excellent design, colors, and work! Kudos!

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    Wow and Thanks. You've already helped me. I often looked at them but never looked further on how to do them. Now I can see your triangles and now maybe I'll think of it as a do-able project. thanks again.

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    Wow!!!

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