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Thread: Thinking of Doing Another Boxed Squares

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    Thinking of Doing Another Boxed Squares

    I was playing in my EQ5 with all batiks. I think I like it. What does this do for you?
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    Looks great! I wonder what it would look like if you created a positive/negative pattern with light and dark batiks? You could do a large Greek key design. Wouldn't a subtle big E look cool in an eye doctors office? Sorry, as you can see your design has intrigued me.

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    I love this. It's on my bucket list to do one in christmas fabrics, now I'm wondering if i should look at my batik stash!
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    I did a variation of this with batiks. LOVE IT. It's sandwiched and waiting to quilt. King size, for OUR bed. But the piecing is slightly different-- done more like a log cabin-- just one row around the center.

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    I made a batik quilt like this a few months back - http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...e-t208917.html would love to see what you come up with!
    one thing i would recommend - turning every other block so that your seams don't match!

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    I love this and I'm assuming this is a 9" block. Thanks for the inspiration.
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    Looks great to me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by WTxRed View Post
    one thing i would recommend - turning every other block so that your seams don't match!
    i love this tip... thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boston1954 View Post
    I was playing in my EQ5 with all batiks. I think I like it. What does this do for you?
    i love the look of it. just a hint, if you didn't know... if you right click on the quilt, you can uncheck outline patches and blocks... it gives a little better picture of the quilt.
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    I like what you have done on this to-be-quilt.

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    Thanks for all the neat replies. Jillaine, I LOVE the one you did. Spectacular color combination. WTxRed, yes the instructions I got from a friend call for the blocks to turn every other one. Joyce888, actually they are 6 inch blocks but I have seen them in 9 inch. QuiltNan, I did not know that. Thanks for the info.

    I have already started ordering fabric. I do not have a lot of batiks, but I will soon. I imported the ones I plan to have or have already. I like the idea of seeing what it will REALLY look like. Anyone who owns EQ knows what I mean. I love it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WTxRed View Post
    I made a batik quilt like this a few months back - http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...e-t208917.html would love to see what you come up with!
    one thing i would recommend - turning every other block so that your seams don't match!
    Beat me to it! Made one similar to this too, it's a great pattern.

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    love it, beautiful
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    that is on my list someday!!!!
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    That is really nice!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WTxRed View Post
    I made a batik quilt like this a few months back - http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...e-t208917.html would love to see what you come up with!
    one thing i would recommend - turning every other block so that your seams don't match!
    Lovely pattern, and I agree with WTxRed, turn every other block so you won't have to match up so many seams.
    Retired teacher, loving it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WTxRed View Post
    I made a batik quilt like this a few months back - http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...e-t208917.html would love to see what you come up with!
    one thing i would recommend - turning every other block so that your seams don't match!

    Love this pattern, will be using it soon. Thanks so much for the tip on turning every other block!

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    VERY nice. I want to do one of these too.

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    I did my first batik quilt using a design something like yours, but I certainly like yours better. If you are going to use the same color palette as in the drawing, wow!, it is going to be gorgeous.
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    I think it would be gorgeous.

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    I love pattern easy to sew yet can be beautiful when done.
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    I like this, looks like a trip around the world to me.
    Quote Originally Posted by jillaine View Post
    I did a variation of this with batiks. LOVE IT. It's sandwiched and waiting to quilt. King size, for OUR bed. But the piecing is slightly different-- done more like a log cabin-- just one row around the center.

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    I really like the boxed squares and this will look really pretty made up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    i love the look of it. just a hint, if you didn't know... if you right click on the quilt, you can uncheck outline patches and blocks... it gives a little better picture of the quilt.
    I must be dense. Are the black lines not part of the quilt? Thats what I liked the best. I was going to ask how wide they were cut. Oh well, live and learn. LOL Anyhow, its beautiful.

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    Great idea. It breaks up the monotony and really accents the beauty of each batik by separating it in the middle. Makes you stop and see each and every different fabric.
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