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Thread: Sudoku Lap Quilt

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    Hi everyone,

    I made this lap quilt for a friend who loves doing Sudoku puzzles. There are 9 different squares in each nine patch, placed so that they each appear once in each horizontal and vertical line. I quilted the word 'sudoku' into the FMQ on the border but will give her no other clues as to the design - so the quilt itself is a puzzle. It'll be interesting to see if she gets it! :D

    the word 'sudoku' in the quilting - this was the best photo I could get, it's not easy to see!
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    What a great idea, k!! And I love the muted colors. Another k3n winner!!!

    P.S. Let us know if she gets it! :P

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    What a clever idea! It looks great. I really like the fabric you used for the border. :)

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    Very nice.

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    Beautiful quilt and clever FMQ sudoku... this is one pattern that I have on my list to do!

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    What a great Idea!! And a beautiful quilt. you are so talented.

    Let us know if she figures it out :lol: :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by katier825
    What a clever idea! It looks great. I really like the fabric you used for the border. :)
    Yes, I was pleased with how it kind of gave an oldy worldy look to the whole thing. It was sent to me by a lovely lady on here a while back. :D

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    Very nice I just love the colors

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    I love Sudoku also.. How clever. And I love the colors you chose also.

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    What a good idea.
    I like the colors you used. I think she's going to love it.

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    Very pretty!! Your friend will love it.

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    Its very cool. My daughter loves sudoku. She would love this quilt.

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    Thanks for all the kind comments! It was easy peasy to make - just a nine patch. Here's a link to a tute telling you how to keep track of what goes where. :D

    http://www.slideshare.net/rhodylady/...p-instructions

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    It's great. Very thoughtful and personal!

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    Very nice, k. I do sudoku puzzles every day at lunch time. Your friend will love it, I'm sure. :D

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    Very pretty! Love the colors!

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    Very nice....my boss does Sudoku every day at lunch, his bd is coming up in Dec....perhaps I'll make a wall-hanging for his office...

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    Did you make 1 9-patch at a time? Or how did you make them to accomplish this pattern and not lose track of what goes where? I know that if I tried, I would end up with something not fully "correct" for a Sudoku since I turned this piece upside down or sumthin'

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    I really like how yours turned out and thanks for the link, K. My son is a Sudoku freak, so now I need to dig through my stash for "guy" colors to make him one. Great idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LucyInTheSky
    Did you make 1 9-patch at a time? Or how did you make them to accomplish this pattern and not lose track of what goes where? I know that if I tried, I would end up with something not fully "correct" for a Sudoku since I turned this piece upside down or sumthin'
    You pin one each of your nine squares to a numbered piece of paper, then mark a sodoku grid with letters, check out the link to the tute I posted http://www.slideshare.net/rhodylady/...p-instructions It's really easy to follow. :D I labelled each block as I finished in the top left hand corner each time to be sure I got it the right way up, then put it in position on the design wall; but I STILL kept checking and double checking as I was joining the blocks together that the columns and rows only had one of each colour. :shock: :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3n

    You pin one each of your nine squares to a numbered piece of paper, then mark a sodoku grid with letters, check out the link to the tute I posted http://www.slideshare.net/rhodylady/...p-instructions It's really easy to follow. :D I labelled each block as I finished in the top left hand corner each time to be sure I got it the right way up, then put it in position on the design wall; but I STILL kept checking and double checking as I was joining the blocks together that the columns and rows only had one of each colour. :shock: :lol:
    Thank you for the tutorial link. Great idea to label the top left corner each time!

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    How cool is that? We did the Suduko quilt as a program with our quilt group. They all turned out so nice and each is very different. I like the sashing you put around each of your 9 patch blocks. Can't see the quilted "Suduko" with my old eyes but how creative you are. Thanks so much for sharing. Your quilt is lovely and I'm sure your friend will cherish it.

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    What a thoughtful gift for your friend, she'll love solving it. Love the colors you chose. Dar

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    This is so funny! I just got in the mail a while back a pattern for a sudoku quilt. i never understood how to do those crazy puzzles-probably still cant,but it makes more sense to me after seeing the quilt pattern. your quilt is very cool and your friend will love it.

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    That's really a great lap quilt! Your friend will love it!

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